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Mace Crown VOL. 52, ISSUE 15 | FEBURARY 9, 2011

Student newspaper of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, since 1930

Initial here Monarchs Net 13 on Signing Day by

Garrison Cole Sports Editor

The Monarchs’ football program has been built around the idea of keeping the talent in Hampton Roads at Old Dominion University. With yet another strong recruiting class,, the Monarchs have put themselves in a great situation for the future. And after the Monarchs’ fourth signing day, Head Coach Bobby Wilder feels that with this class the Monarchs have put themselves right there with the other top programs in Virginia. “I feel this class has put us at a point where we are clearly third in the state in recruiting behind the two BCS schools - Virginia and Virginia Tech,” said Wilder. One of those area recruits is running back Tyree Lee, out of Phoebus High School in Hampton. Last fall, Lee rushed for 2,540 yards, which set an Eastern Region season record. Lee, however, dislocated his ankle in all-star game. The injury required surgery, but the Monarchs had already offered Lee a scholarship and decided not to pull it when hearing of Lee’s injury.

Martin Tucker Mace & Crown After a long day of interviews, television and radio appearances one would think that Wilder would be tired, but Wilder was full of energy and excited about what the Monarchs accomplished on signing day.

One thing about Lee, which Monarch fans can expect to see, is his ability to make defenders miss. He changes directions quickly, and has a burst to him. Another thing he has is confidence. “Tyree told me he doesn’t plan on redshirting,” Wilder said. Lee piled up impressive numbers, and is also brought his best when it mattered most. “Against five of the best in the state he put nearly 1000 yards,” said Wilder. One thing that Wilder wanted to address in this recruiting class was the offensive line and the defensive backfield. The Monarchs were able to do that, getting Connor Mewbourne and Josh Mann, both offensive linemen. Mewbourne who is 6-foot-4 inches, 265 pounds , and Mann who is 6-foot-4 inches and 280 pounds , were both All-Tidewater selects something Wilder feels is important to the program. “It’s important that we land All-Tidewater players,” Wilder said. “That tells people that some of the best players in Hampton Roads want to play for us.” The Monarchs signed three defensive backs, A.J. Bordley, Aaron Matthews and Reggie Owens. Owens at 6 feet and 185 pounds is a player Wilder said “is a CAA size corner right now” which should booster the Monarch defensive backfield.


Headlining the offensive class for the Monarchs is quarterback Taylor Heinicke. Heinicke is listed as 6-foot-1 inches, but Wilder said that he is very similar to the current starting quarterback Thomas Demarco. “Height is not an underlying factor,” said Wilder. Heinicke out of Georgia put up impressive numbers in high school. Heinicke threw for 4,218 yards and 44 touchdowns as a senior. Those numbers were good enough for Heinicke to be named Georgia state offensive player of the year. “[Heinicke] would be playing at a bigger school if not for his height,” said Wilder. His 4,218 yards ranks second in the state’s history. After a long day of interviews, television and radio appearances one would think that Wilder would be tired, but Wilder was full of energy and excited about what the Monarchs accomplished on signing day. “It can be a little, bit tiring…I am fired up right now,” said Wilder. “It’s a level of excitement.” As for the current Monarchs, Wilder is very impressed with the team during their current eight week training program. “Every week we feature a CAA opponent,” said Wilder. The Monarchs will be back on the football field March 25 for spring practice, and will be back at Foreman Field at SB Ballard Stadium April 23 for their spring game.


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Mace & Crown staff Stuart Miller Editor in Chief Chynna Steve Copy Editor Christian Ernst News Editor Diane Dougherty Arts & Entertainment Editor Garrison Cole Sports Editor Nick Liedel Advertising Director Sarah Nadeau Design Director Danielle Buxton Photography Editor Kyle White Webmaster Kathryn Mason Distribution Manager Jessica Starr Assistant Copy Editor Amanda David Assistant News Editor Melissa Flippo Assistant News Editor Alyssa Narvell Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor Matthew McCracken Assistant Sports Editor Rachel Chasin Photography Assistant Staff Writers: Ben Decowski Donnell Coley Leslea Kuhrt Kevin Hollister Donnell Williams Jessica Piland Robbie Ciara Travis Kennedy Amanda David Janah Stokes Dustin Jensen Katie Davis

Jillian Baylor William Channel Siaga Johnson Ka’Lyn Banks Martin Tucker R Jay Molina Jonathan Morgan Chelsea DeAngio Justin Brown Jake Ulrich Martin Tucker Elizabeth Bowry

Staff Photographers: Jake Zimmerman Loni Earley Crystal Spick General Information: The Mace & Crown is a newspaper published by and written for the students of Old Dominion once a week throughout each semester and once in the summer. Originally founded in 1930 as the The High Hat, the paper became the Mace & Crown in 1961. The Mace & Crown is a primarily selfsupporting newspaper,maintaining journalistic independance from the university. All views expressed in this collegiate paper are those of the author, not of the University, Mace & Crown, or the editors. Contact Information: Phone: 757-683-3452 Fax: 757-683-3459 Advertising: 757-683-4773 In Vol. 51 Issue 13 of the Mace & Crown, published on January 26, the article “Auxilary Service helps students on the go on the new Monarch Line,” there were several problems. Parking and Transportation Service was in charge of the changes, and the new route is the Monarch Loop.

Remembering a professor, remembering a friend ODU Sociology Professor Dies by Amanda David Assistant News Editor The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, and indeed all of Old Dominion University, is mourning the loss of a dear friend and colleague. Professor Leon “Lee” Bouvier passed away on Jan. 26, at the age of 88. He taught at ODU for more than a decade and left behind a legacy that will not soon be forgotten. Throughout his life he published 18 books and more than 60 articles, most on the topic of demography, the study of population. Dr. Dudley L. Poston, Jr., professor of sociology at Texas A&M University and the co-author of Bouvier’s most recent book, said they had been talking about publishing a demography textbook for years but never seemed to get around to it. “Every now and again,” Poston said, “one of us would say to the other, ‘Some day, we need to write our own demography text.’ But we never did, at least for the first thirty years of our friendship.” Their book, “Population and Society: An Introduction to Demography,” took four years to write and was published in 2010. Bouvier was very proud of the work they accomplished. Throughout the writing process Poston said that Bouvier was fun to work with and that he will miss Bouvier’s enthusiasm the most. “His greatest accomplishment was his teaching and the knowledge he passed onto his students,” Poston added. Bouvier is not only remembered as a professor but as a dear friend. Dr. Donald Smith, fellow colleague and friend for more than 30 years, will miss all of Bouvier’s quirks, especially their “long conversations” and the “political emails.” “Lee was one of the most interesting, complex people I have ever met,” Smith said. Smith’s inbox is seemingly empty without his friend to fill it up with political musings. “Oh, Lee was a liberal Democrat,” Smith laughed. “Friend or foe,

he would send ten political email messages a day. He was relentless! It was hilarious!” Sociology and Criminal Justice Department Chair Randy Gainey said that Bouvier wrote letters frequently to the editors of The Virginian-Pilot, often dealing with political matters. “I will miss opening up the Pilot and not seeing a letter to the editor from him,” he said. Before coming to ODU many professors spend their whole lives dedicated to one specific field. Bouvier didn’t enter the field of sociology until he was in his 40s. Smith said, “Lee was more of a rebel. He became a jazz musician.” Bouvier played the trumpet in jazz clubs and bars and even opened for Andy Griffith, before the days of his television show, when Griffith was performing stand-up comedy. “He spent many years as a jazz musician and went back to college in his 40s and had a whole new career,” Smith said. Bouvier decided to try his hand at stand-up comedy a few years ago. He performed a skit in the Webb center that shocked the audience. Gainey and Smith remember the show being quite humorous. “It was hilarious! It was X-rated!” Smith laughed, “That was him, not afraid to try anything.” Bouvier is survived by four children, eight grandchildren, 14 greatgrandchildren and his cat Jazzy. “He was an incredibly talented guy, all of his students loved him,” Smith said. Smith’s right. On, a site where students from across the United States rate the quality of their professors, Bouvier received high marks. One user wrote, “I would recommend him a billion times as he is my favorite professor at ODU!” Another user wrote, “He makes you want to come to class.” Bouvier was scheduled to teach this semester but could not due to his health. “He was so passionate about teaching, hilarious in the most clever way, and a genuinely nice guy. I can’t believe he is gone,” ODU Senior John Mechtel said. “I think I secretly thought he would be able to keep teaching forever.”

ODU biology professor wins Outstanding Faculty Award by Amanda David Assistant News Editor

Dr. Mark Butler, ODU marine biology professor, is a 2011 recipient of the Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award sponsored by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. Twelve faculty members across Virginia were chosen for this award. These twelve were chosen from a candidate pool of 106 faculty members from colleges and universities in Virginia. The award is not based solely on one project or idea. Butler said, “the SCHEV award is given to those who have achieved, over the long haul, a reputation for success in research, teaching, and service.” “I believe in engaging students in the process of science, in my case, marine science,” Butler said. “That’s why I drag students into the field with me to get dirty and wet and to use their ingenuity to actually do science. Research and teaching go hand in hand at universities where knowledge is both generated and disseminated.” Biology Department Chair Dr. Wayne Hynes speaks highly of his colleague and of his accomplishments. He describes Butler as having a “very strong work ethic” and working with “high energy and intensity.” “He is a world renowned scientist and respected teacher,” Hynes said, “who is willing to do the extra to help his students, the department and the university succeed.” “His CV speaks for itself - 59 peer-reviewed journal articles, 9 book chapters, and 37 other publications,” Hynes said. “Mark has had continuous funding since 1995 with

SCHEV.EDU Dr. Mark Butler was one of only 12 faculty members in the state to receive Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award.

more than 50 research grants that total more than $7.5million, supervises graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.” The faculty in the Biology Department value Butler’s work. Professor Robert Ratzlaff highlights some of the benefits of the grant money for the university. “His major accomplishment, in my opinion, has been that he has funded his lab for many years,” Ratzlaff said. “His success at winning research grants benefits the University in many ways; bringing international recognition to ODU for work in marine biology, overhead monies from his grants support the greater mission of education on

campus, including career opportunities for our students through stipends and money for their research projects.” “The result,” Hynes said, “has been an enormous body of published research adhering to the highest standards of scholarship and greatly extending our understanding of the biology of lobsters, the role of emerging infectious disease in marine systems, and the cascading impacts of human activities on shallow marine environments.” The award was not a complete surprise. Nominated faculty members must submit the appropriate paperwork and then wait for several months before they hear a decision. “Well, I knew that I had been nominated,” Butler said, “and one has to help put together a very detailed package of materials for review. But actually receiving the award is a real roll-of-the-dice given how many nominees there are and the superb faculty we have here in Virginia.” On Feb. 17, the awards will be handed out to the winners in Richmond. Along with the award each of the winners will receive a check for $5,000. Butler and his wife will soon be celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. He says that he plans on using his prize money on his wife and son. Butler adds, “If there is anything left, I think a nice bottle of wine would be nice.” Even though many of us will not have the privilege of sitting in one of his classes, we can take pride in the fact that such an outstanding and established professor is part of the ODU family. Butler said, “I am fortunate that students often love marine science as much as I, so my job is easy.”


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ODU gets protected by Melissa Flippo Assistant News Editor

President John Broderick has taken measures to make Old Dominion University’s campus safer. D. Stafford & Associates, a national security consultant, was hired to observe and make recommendations about what ODU can do more effectively to keep the campus safe and better informed. Some preliminary results of this information should be completed this month with the final reports submitted in March. “I anticipate that some of the recommendations we will be able to enact almost immediately. Others may take a few months, but we plan to start implementing recommendations as soon as possible,” President Broderick said. ODU plans to not only make the campus safer but the surrounding areas as well. Last fall Norfolk police increased patrols in the connecting neighborhoods to keep a watch and possibly deter crime. “Additionally, Old Dominion continues to develop with the City of Norfolk plans for a potential joint police facility that would be located

adjacent to campus,” President Broderick said. “If approved, it would house both ODU Police and Norfolk Police and serve as headquarters for the city’s Third Precinct.” For the past several years neighborhood civic groups and local landlords have participated on our Security Task Force. This has enabled Old Dominion University to address safety concerns and work with landlords on making rental properties more secure. Landscaping and lighting have been enhanced to deter crime. President Broderick understands that the campus does not exist in a private bubble and he mentioned that everything they do must be a partnership with the communities around campus. Through these additional effort, as well as students, staff and faculty keeping a watchful eye, ODU is striking back. An email was sent stating that two suspects had been apprehended for the robbery that occurred Jan. 25 at 41st Street and Killam Avenue. The surveillance video from the University Village apartments helped identifying the alleged suspects. Always stay involved and pay attention. If you notice anything suspicious, please call (757)

683-4000 to give a report. Your feedback is important and ODU has listened. There are monthly meetings headed by Don Stansberry, acting dean of students, to share information. These meetings are about sharing ideas and a discussion about safety on a peer-to-peer level amongst students. “While our crime statistics show that ODU is still among the safest campuses in Virginia, it is important that we continue to assess, adjust and enhance our safety and security strategies to keep pace with our growing campus, larger residential student populations, and nearly 24/7 campus activity levels,” President Broderick said. “When the report is complete, I will be working with the vice presidents and specific divisions to implement those suggestions.” Old Dominion University has been working on making campus life safer and with those changes we can all breathe a sigh of relief. Get out there, become involved and learn all you can about what you can do to make campus life a little easier.

@Sudan, here comes #change SOCIAL NETWORKING FUELS SOCIAL UPRISING by Jared Beasley Contributing Writer

Parties. Basketball games. Homecoming parades. Flash mobs. There are hundreds of normal, everyday events like these advertised on Facebook and Twitter at any given moment. But what if those events were life-altering and world-changing events? What if rather than attending a party on a Friday night, students attended a protest that resulted in a riot and consequently a complete overthrow of the established government? It’s not a far stretch to imagine as this is what has happened across the Middle East in Egypt, Tunisia, and most recently Sudan. Due to years of extreme political and economic depression, the people of these nations took up the idea that change was needed and began to protest and demonstrate in city squares, capital buildings, and even university campuses. Many lives were lost and hundreds were grievously injured but they did not give up. A movement this substantial was organized and spread by the simplest of venues, social networking sites. With a few clicks of a mouse and a couple keystrokes, Facebook groups such as “Youth for Change” and “Spark” have organized demonstrations with bring hundreds in a matter of days. The most recent protest at a University in the capital city of Sudan resulted in a violent clash between students and police, ending in five arrests. Even the government has been help-

NEOKHILAFAH.BLOGSPOT.COM As the many problems in Sudan have gotten worse, locals have turned to social networking for strengthened community revolt.

less to control their efforts, as proven in Egypt. After online communities began to form and use these sites to organize rallies, those in power went so far as to individually shut off access to each site and eventually cut all connection to the internet. However, this was not enough and activists found ways to circumvent it and unite with each other, continuing the demonstrations. Egypt’s security measures were famed to be nearly flawless, yet through the interconnectivity of the internet, they were dismissed in moments. With the introduction of social networking sites across the world, borders have been rendered invisible and the ability to reach thousands instantaneous. The younger generations have monopolized on this fact at a speed that even the government was unprepared for and as a result countries were at the mercy of public opinion. Twitter especially has raised awareness and begun a plan for other

countries to begin their own protests. Hash tags such as #Jan25 were used to distribute information about the Egyptian demonstrations just as #Jan30 corresponded with Sudan. Other countries including Yemen, Syria, Algeria, and Libya have already begun promoting their own dates and the upcoming month will undoubtedly be filled with revolution and groundbreaking changes spread across not only the Middle East, but worldwide. The time of Facebook being used solely for connecting with old friends and Twitter for inside jokes is long gone. What once seemed to be innocent websites are affecting the power struggle of the entire world. These sites and others like them are organizing a movement with such speed and strength that has heretofore been deemed impossible, and with it has come limitless change that older generations never dreamed of achieving.

ODU.EDU President John Broderick has arranged for D. Stafford & Associates to work with improving the safety concerns of the campus.

Captain Honors sounds off by Melissa Flippo Assistant News Editor

Captain Honors has no intentions of leaving the military. Since his removal from the USS Enterprise, Honors released a 15-page statement dated Jan. 12 about the controversial videos. When the videos were leaked to the media, the public only saw pieces. There were about 50 two to five minute videos made for the ship’s movie night. The compilation of snippets that was shown was a selection of the most compromising scenes. Each of these videos was shown before the selected feature for that Saturday evening. Honors said that these videos were no surprise those above him. The videos were created to stress the importance of certain issues, such as, water conservation and help raise morale. Honors goal was to make videos that messages stuck with the sailors, which he said, was on average about 20-years-old. Attendance faded after the short film was over and the regular movie for the night was to start. The sailors looked forward to the clips more than the feature film, sources say. The Navy was embarrassed of these videos since made public, and handle the situation how it deemed appropriate. However, Honors felt it was not handled correctly. He mentioned in his statement multiple times that he is not solely to blame for the videos and others were aware. “Their acknowledgement of the videos indicated their awareness of the videos, their knowledge of individual video contents evidenced their viewing of the videos, and their consistent encouraging feedback constitutes approval and affirmation that may conduct was within acceptable Navy standards as the ship’s Executive Officer,” Capt. Honors said. Nowhere in his statement is it men-

tioned that the videos were prohibited or he was asked to stop filming. He was only once warned about personal attacks and those specifically should stop. As far as the videos in general, he received a great amount of support and the videos were allegedly funded by the Navy. The videos were not meant for public viewing. They were for the eyes of the mature staff of the USS Enterprise. Honors mentions that videos are partly being scrutinized because of alluding to people being naked. He then goes to mention that feature films were shown with use of the word and full frontal nudity. The videos were meant to humorous and not offensive to the eyes that it was created for. There will always be inside jokes amongst coworkers and these were jokes only meant for those aboard the USS Enterprise. Capt. Honors believes he knows the identity of the person responsible for leaking the videos. “Not for any pure purpose, it was an attempt to shift the focus from misconduct for which I had previously imposed NJP and for which investigation for further misconduct with a view toward court-martial was already underway,” Capt. Honors said. “If I am correct, as I believe that I am, then the miscreant was successful in removing me from command in furtherance of a personal agenda.” As of now it is unknown if Capt. Honors will be reprimanded further. Although Capt. Honors stated in his declaration that those above him knew of the videos, some have denied such knowledge. Honors is now being punished for what was created five years ago. In the words of Charles Gittins, who has represented highprofile military clients, “You can’t apply standards from a past era to a current one.”




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arts enter tainment Next up to the mic is . . . Sub Header: SAC Organizes a Student Open Mic featuring Nelly’s Echo by

Martin Tucker Staff Writer

The beige naked round tables were packed with patrons and performers alike. On stage Dariel Clark practiced the final sound check as Symone Mercado, SAC Special Events Organizer, fiddled with a microphone trying to turn it on. Refreshments from the back seemed to blossom from every table including chips, fruit and water. The crowd was drunk on anticipation as they held their hair back, tilted forward and got ready to release the chunkiest applauses known to man. First on stage were Caitlin, Sayyed and Daniel who with just a mic, acoustic and electric guitar, gave a soothing rendition of “Across the Universe”, “Linger” and “Criminal.” Like most open mics, there is always the artist whose soul is so burdened that they must go over time but unlike most open mics, their extended performance was welcoming as the claps started in the second song and didn’t cease till the end. After setting a time limit for the following artists, Mercado introduced the boys from Room 213, Malcolm Davis and Ben Moran. The audience immediately welcomed their sincerity and charm as they played Ben Harper’s “Steal My Kisses” and Rihanna’s “What’s My Name” with an exceptional Drake impersonation. As their

blog, has made them campus celebrities, they did not disappoint. They later said,”It was fun and was a great time.” Next up, was one of Floetic Movement’s premiere spitters, Shamir Epps, also known as “sweater dude” to newfound fans. Epps performed a new composition called “Big Happy Family”, which confronts the inner workings of a dysfunctional family. After a couple of false starts Epps, found his place before the stage and gave the intense, passionate poem he was meant to. The Student Open Mic marked the first exhibition of Fred Wardrick of Floetic Movement, who flawlessly delivered a piece called “Self Taken”, a socially conscious poem that breaks down contemporary economics into a game of Cee-lo. His confidence traveled through the room as the next poet, Victoria, blessed the mic with “Life.” With strong lyrics, and an even stronger delivery, Victoria as well as Epps and Wardrick gave featured artist, Chuck the MaddOx, the inspiration he needed to perform one of his own spoken word pieces, which immediately blew away the crowd. The audience enjoyed a small interlude as Nelson Emokpae of Nelly’s Echo set up the sound equipment. Chuck the Madd-Ox told a joke that was easily deciphered by one of the students. Just when the Madd-Ox seemed to falter in his so far undefeated record in entertaining the crowd, he snatched a microphone, stared at the sound guys and started beatboxing. At that moment everyone knew they were in for something spectacular. Nelson began by explaining the name of his

Martin Tucker Mace & Crown Students performed at Open Mic Night.

Martin Tucker Mace & Crown Many forms of talent graced the stage.

band Nelly’s Echo. It is a short axiom explaining the bond between musician and the audience, Nelly and his Echo. Immediately afterwards Nelson and Chuck the Madd-Ox go into Bill Withers covers including “Grandma’s Hands” and “Ain’t No Sunshine.” Nelson and Chuck the Madd-Ox mixed in popular songs from Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy” to the “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” theme song. The seven year former college student claims to be finally pursuing his dream after quitting his job three weeks ago in favor of his music. Nelson boldly said, “I believe I will not fail” and has hopes to attend the Grammys in three years. The two performers, who both met at an open mic, said their first experiences were “scary, daunting” but “ I got through it,” as Chuck was well adjusted by the time he did his first open mic. He said, “I was already performing love poems and spoken word.” Nelson credits college as giving him “discipline, focus” and “the ability of starting and finishing.” While both are Baltimore natives, Nelson lived in Nigeria until the age of 15, which causes audience members to frequently tell him, “I didn’t expect that from what I saw.” Chuck and Nelson draw from a wide pool of inspirations, including everyone from Motown to Pharoahe Monch, to Seal to Company Flow. Dariel Clark, who is often seen practic-

ing in Webb, graced the stage and performed a rap song while playing an electric guitar called “Wrong for So Long.” The R&B group, Identity, made up of Alonzo, Josh, David and Valentine grew into their set while singing Day 26’s “Exclusive.” The band seemed nervous at first, but open mics are defined by acts who can break through their fear and amaze the crowd, which is exactly what Identity did. The last act needed no introduction. John Dawson, aspiring singer finished the show with “Meant to Be” a track off his upcoming mix tape, “Art vs. Power.” Instantly the crowd started grooving to the beautiful hook and bridge. Dawson’s stage presence gave the perfect movement that urged the crowd to sit back, enjoy and wish this night wouldn’t end. He had one more trick up his sleeve. Dawson invited a random audience member to come up on stage while he serenaded her. The woman was hesitant at first, but after further bids from Dawson and the crowd, she held in her laugher long enough to be spun around. Dawson later said that it was “My first time performing here and I go here.” All of the performers proved they had what it takes to conquer the dreaded machine and give the audience something profound to reflect upon. The Student Activities Council had done it again as Mercado exited with satisfaction and pride as she led Nelly’s Echo to their car.


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Different but Fascinating Live musicians bring the spice in the Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Building by

Mischalette Cutler Contributing Writer

Monday night, Jan. 31 2001, a few seniors held the Dale Paul Lazar concert in the Chandler Recital Hall of the Diehn Fine and Performing Arts building. Around7:30 p.m., everyone was seated and appeared fairly knowledgeable of what to expect from the performance. I, on the other hand was looking for a concert similar to a ballet or having to do with modern dance being that most of the reason behind my attendance was due to a Dance 185 class assignment. Boy was I fooled; what I witnessed on Monday night

was far from ballet but still amazing at the same time. The first performance was demonstrated by undergraduate Dale Lazar, a senior Monarch and skilled musician. Like I mentioned earlier, I was expecting more of a dance routine, so when Lazar began to play what resembled a xylophone dressed in all black I was stoked. I have to say that I had no idea that playing the xylophone was such an art form, producing some of the most elegant sounds I’ve witnessed. Nor did I realize how difficult it was to produce the tunes without much strength in the upper limbs. In my opinion, the xylophone seemed quite more difficult than the piano in some aspects. For instance, it was far longer than a piano and the keys were farther away from each other, making a slight miss of a key crucial. Lazar and Nikolas White continued to do a duet accompanied by the xylophone that turned

out fantastic in all categories. Nikolas White, his partner, was no doubt a musical genius and was very precise when it came to the instrument. Indeed, it was obvious that these two fellows spend a big portion of their time practicing or playing for mere enjoyment. What fascinating things go on while some Monarchs are hiding in the game rooms, sleeping, partying and watching TV in their rooms! Following the duet, the concluding piece “Gyro” was performed by Lazar and Nikolas featuring two female dancers by the names of Amanda Kinzer and Megan Thompson. While “Gyro” was being introduced Mr. David Walker, Lazar’s music instructor, brought to our attention that this would be the final piece and reassured us that it was last but certainly not the least. Both female dancers were wearing all white tank tops and comfortable white pants of cotton material. The white complimented the males’ attire in

terms of the show’s appearance and contributed a soft and delicate look. Ironically, the two women told a story through their movements that one would mistake for battle and war. The ladies were silent, but produced fighting gestures such as kicks and punches all the while remaining in sync with one another. Of course, the two male musicians proceeded to create the lovely tunes that gave the women the inspiration to move. The performance was a success and everyone in the audience seemed to be somewhat connected to the talented performers by the end of the show. Similarly, the rounds of applause were definitely drawn out well after the performance concluded. All in all, the entire room was pleased; especially Dale, Paul Lazar’s father, who was seated in the very front row.

“Paranormal Activity 2” Viewing at MGB An experience to be shared by Ethan Shaw Contributing Writer

If you didn’t happen to catch the epic mens basketball game between our fighting Monarchs and the Delaware Blue Hens on Wednesday Feb. 2, then hopefully you were able to see the 8 p.m. viewing of “Paranormal Activity 2”, showed in the Mills Godwin Building. Directed by Todd Phillips, the film is the paralleled prequel to the 2007 “Paranormal Activity.” Within the first few steps of entering lecture hall 0102 of the MGB, you immediately are greeted with absolute darkness, with students sprinkled across the available seating in couples and close knit groups. Before the film begins, the audience was shown numerous trailers ranging from classic films such as “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, starring cultural icons such as Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard, to modern day CGI animated films such as “Tangled”, starring Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi. During the trailers, students got comfortable some bringing snacks and beverages, while others brought blankets and extra coats for warmth and shields for the upcoming scares. All of a sudden the trailers went out; leaving the audience temporarily in complete oblivion and then the fun began. Just as its predecessor, “Paranormal Activity 2” is shot by home video, only this time the audience is allowed added viewing of the household through security cameras situated in various locations throughout the home. The film shows the fictionalized account of a supernatural haunting of the Rey household. In relation to the previous installment, the matriarch of the family, Kristi, is the younger sister to main protagonist and victim Katie. The film goes into detail an ever increasing level of paranormal activity within the family. Through the story we learn that Katie and Kristi have a shadowed past, where their family took part in séances in the early years of their childhood that resulted in their first home being burned to the ground. Both sisters, especially Kristi, have completely blocked out that part of their lives, but through the recent disturbances evidence of a family curse starts to become more and more evident. As being the first female in over a hundred years to give birth to a son, it becomes more and more clear that the “demon,” has its sights on the newly born Hunter and anything protecting him is immediately assaulted. Without spoiling the major jump scenes that such films pride themselves on, there were definitely numerous moments where girlfriends buried their faces on their beaus shoulder and muted chuckles from the horror buffs situated around the room. You didn’t have to be a psychic or clairvoyant to feel fear, amusement and the engaged attentions of the audience. One such viewer, ODU junior Christian Platon said, “Though I haven’t seen the first one, I found the movie to be interesting though not as scary as it was hyped to be.” Such sentiments were felt by many first time viewers, though all admitted to have spent their time well on a free trip to the movies. No matter what style of cinema you prefer, as an ODU student there will continue to be free viewings of films throughout the year for all wish to experience it.


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We have the privilege of making noise Tess Livolsi Amoruso’s Art Expedition Kicks off the New Semester by

Martin Tucker Staff Writer

“It would be a shame to start the year with a dark space,” said photographer and artist Tess LiVolsi Amoruso as she examined each of her artworks in her exhibit “Multiple Exposures” piece by piece. Since Jan. 18, 2011, the Student Art Gallery has been glowing with Amoruso’s diptychs and triptychs, which are images intended to be shown together. She admits to originally being hesitant as she felt the need to “let the kids do it,” as she is a graduate student and accomplished artist in her own right. Casey Lee, sociology major and Student Art Gallery employee, said, “It’s nice to have an exhibit for ODU students”, and said her favorite piece is “Sunflower Seed,” while arguing that “I Am (after Magritte)“ is the most popular. The late William Dobell, Australia’s famous artist, once said, “A sincere artist is not one who makes a faithful attempt to put on to canvas what is in front of him (her), but one who tries to create something which is, in itself, a living thing.” This is remarkably what Amoruso’s exhibit is accomplishing. “The Green Man”, one of the more popular pieces, uses Celtic legends to combine the face of a middle aged man and a tall tree to instill a sort of peace that can only be recreated deep in

some endless forest. With its counterpart, “The Green Lady”, Amoruso said, “We’re in nature and nature is in us,” a theme she follows into a trilogy of pieces that are disappointingly positioned inwards away from the window. “All Breathe Air”, “All Eat Earth” and “All Are Blood” help to defend Amoruso’s idea that “we’re all made up of the common stuff of the earth . . . one of the most obvious facts of our being.” She struggles with how such a simple truth is taking so long to be accepted by all of humanity. The pieces each juxtapose faces with a ravishing sunset of light painting itself onto the atmosphere, an enormous tree and deep blue world under the sea. Amoruso hopes to include the environmental message that, we have to honor the resources we came from. Levitating above the heads of all who would enter is a series of “Floating Sticks”, which Amoruso admits is her most experimental out of all the pieces. Struck with the problem of creating a “sense of presence” and “integrating with space,” Amoruso glared over her yard to find the perfect answer: twigs. Using broken branches that have been abandoned by nature, Amoruso gives them the ability of flight or at the very least hang on a fishing line. Amoruso notes some of her inspirations as the “natural world” which “quiets the mind and connects in nature, meditation techniques and the “industrial world.” She believes that as artists “we have the privilege of making noise” and must “make an optimistic noise.” As one of the last participants in the MFA Graduate Art Program due to the tragic closing of the program at ODU, Amoruso who is never without a cheerful

credit Mace & Crown Tess Livolsi Amoruso art gallery pieces.

smile and a genuine interest in the well being of others is a serious artist. Don’t be fooled by the cookies, fruit, soda and chocolate donuts at her reception, Amoruso gets down to business with a compassionate heart and a sharp camera. Only the future knows what Tess LiVolsi Amoruso holds for the worlds of art and photog-

raphy, but her June 3 Visual Arts Center Thesis show, “Any Space, Any Place, Virtual Pilgrimage”, boasts “all new work” and a stunning harvest of her journey to Southern India. If nothing else, it will be interesting to see what will come from the artist who jokingly refers to “Lilith” in her diptych and said, “she got a bad rap.”


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Fashion Profile of the Week: Marlon Haynes by

Heather Habermehl Staff Writer

Men Want Stylish Clothes, Too

Outfit Description: Haynes’ outerwear provides his outfit’s focal point. The color, style and material of his Express jacket compliment his boots from Finish Line. He pairs these with a white Tshirt and jeans with a tailored fit. Fashion Tastes and Preferences: Describe your fashion sense in one word? “Swag,” Haynes said. “I change up how I dress every day and I don’t follow one style. Start with the shoes then move up.” Haynes, from Brooklyn, has been told he dresses with a Washington, D.C. vibe. College-friendly Copy: Malls nationwide have experienced the rise of men’s lines in popular women’s retail powerhouses. As for which stores have fashionable and affordable attire, Haynes’ suggests all his favorite stores: “I go to Forever21, H&M, Plato’s Closet and Aeropostale for jeans.” For students who may not know, Forever21, H&M and Aeropostale all have locations within the MacArthur Center in downtown Norfolk. These stores offer budget-friendly apparel and accessories for women and men. However, for men interested in Forever21’s clothing, a better selection exists on their website. Plato’s Closet is an on-trend consignment store for men and woman’s gently-used clothing items. Locations exist in Chesapeake in the Crossways Shopping Center, and in Virginia Beach in the Lynnhaven North Shopping Center.

Heather Habermehl Mace & Crown Marlon Haynes, Junior, Exercise Science major.

My friends are always surprised to see men’s clothing lines in “women’s” stores. Why is it astonishing that there is the same amount of men in H&M as women? Or that Forever21 offers men’s clothes in its brick-and-mortar locations, rather than just online? It should not come as a shock to anyone that men want trendy and affordable clothes, just as women do. Over the past few years, it seems that men’s sections are growing or being created in stores with a traditionally higher percentage of women patrons. Although this has struck women as bizarre, this is a natural progression within the ready-to-wear industry. As fashion cycles become shorter, women desire clothes built for a season, not for long-term maintenance. This also drives down the cost of clothes, as garments are made less durably. The rise of the Charlotte Russes and the Papayas at suburban shopping malls has changed the way young people buy clothes. High style trends become available immediately. Although not to the same degree, this trend is being echoed in men’s apparel. Men, typecast as the more economically reasonable gender, appreciate the low cost of these items. During the “metro” style upheaval, men were encouraged to care about their appearance in a manner stereotypically left to women. When the “metro” fad died, left in its wake is still the idea that young men should consider fashion trends and should recognize the importance in defining a personal fashion preference. Trendy apparel has become more widespread and accepted among men. The stigma against men shopping for fashionable items is dissipating. We females should actually be thrilled about this, right? Women should be pleased, not puzzled, by this movement. It is refreshing for us to suggest, “Let’s go to the mall,” and hear a male voice respond “Sure,” with less hesitation in his tone and less begging in ours.

The F.O.R.I.G.N.E.R.S. International Movie Night by

Lauren Grant Staff Writer

This past Thursday night, the F.O.R.I.G.N.E.R.S. showed a French movie called “L’arnacoeur” (Heartbreaker) in BAL. If you’ve ever seen the movie “Heartbreakers” starring Sigourney Weaver and Jennifer Love Hewitt, you can pretty much guess the plot of this movie. There were slight variations, but essentially we all knew what was going to happen after about twenty minutes of watching the movie. A man, his sister and his brother-in-law all specialize in creating rifts between couples as requested by their clients, who is usually someone in the target’s life who thinks that they, the target, deserve better. The main character, a suave Frenchman named Alex, played by Romain Duris is definitely a lady-killer. He tricks all of his targets into believing that they deserve someone better than who they are currently with by charming them, and using information that his sister Melanie, played by Julie Ferrier, and her husband Marc, played by François Damiens, acquired from their client to get them to fall in love with him. Alex is in a bit of a financial bind with a loan shark, so he takes one final job as the bodyguard of a wealthy Frenchwoman named Juliet ,played by Vanessa Paradis, who is marrying a boring British man named Jonathan ,played by Andrew Lincoln,. Needless to say, Juliet doesn’t like her bodyguard at first and even tries several times to get rid of him. She tries to leave him behind at the resort that they’re staying in for the wedding, and pay him off to get him to leave. When she finally does get him to leave, she is “attacked” in a carjacking staged by Alex, Melanie and Marc. Alex comes swooping in to save her and she finally agrees to have a bodyguard. After this, Alex begins charming Juliet, and inadvertently manages to be charmed by her himself. Right when they both start to see that they’re falling in love with each other, Juliet’s long time friend shows up at the hotel and puts a sort of wrench in Alex’s plan. They aren’t derailed for long, and Alex continues to charm Juliet. In a not so surprising plot twist Alex is derailed again, but this time it’s by Juliet’s fiancé, who surprises Juliet by flying into town a few days early. By this time, though, it’s too late for him. Juliet is ready to call off her wedding. When she goes to tell Alex he, in an act of selflessness, tells her that they must end their relationship. Juliet, devastated, decides to go on with the wedding, and right before she does, her father talks her out of it. She runs away, leaving poor, unsuspecting Jonathan standing at the altar. She finds Alex on the road on his way to stop the wedding, and, you guessed it, the two live happily ever after. As a girl, I’m a sucker for romantic comedies, and this one did not disappoint. Sure it was predictable, but virtually all romantic comedies are predictable. The F.O.R.I.G.N.E.R.S. provided pizza and juice, so even if you didn’t like the movie, at least you got dinner out of the deal. All in all, it was a pretty good way to spend a Thursday night.


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“Bad boy of cuisine,” best selling author comes to Norfolk Bourdain to visit Chrysler Hall by

Christian Ernst News Editor

Anthony Bourdain has traveled the world. He’s been to Laos, Sri Lanka, Azores and Namibia on his show “No Reservations.” He’s been on best-sellers lists in both the United States and the United Kingdom. Now he visits Norfolk to talk about his experiences as a TV host, author and most of all, a general foodie. Bourdain will be at Chrysler Hall on Feb. 13 at 8 p.m. He is known for his blunt remarks on the world of food, from chefs to restaurants to the Food Network. He is the executive chef of New York’s famed restaurant Les Halles, as well as host of the Travel Channel’s “No Reservations.” Bourdain has three books that reached the New York Times best-sellers list. “Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly,” which he released in 2000, was a highly acclaimed best seller. “A Cook’s Tour,” also a best seller, was published in conjunction with his Food Network series. Bourdain’s newest book, “Medium Raw”, has received mixed reviews, but made the best sellers list in October. The book is the same witty

commentary most fans expect from Bourdain, but he pushes himself into many of the stories that deserve more of the fame than he needs. The commentary is still interesting, pointed and fun, with his talented writing still shinning through. For someone with 28 years of experience in the food business, you would not expect the level of writing he provides. Although food seems to be less of the focus in the newest book, his profiles are intriguing and well composed. The book is more a series of unrelated essays and commentaries than one cohesive unit. The underlying tie is the skilled writing and tough remarks. One of the most interesting bases of his commentary is fellow TV personality Rachel Ray. He has long criticized her in other work, but when he became a Food Network personality as she already was, he became quickly infatuated with the travel and experiences the network provided. Bourdain then made an observation about the situation in his book. “But perhaps you need more visceral evidence of the Apocalypse: Rachel Ray sent me a fruit basket,” wrote Bourdain. Comments like these are what separate Bourdain from the average food critic. The show should be interesting and filled with like-minded quotes. The show begins at 8 p.m., and tickets are currently on sale. Prices are $45.50 and $35.50, or $85 for VIP tickets. VIP tickets include a post-

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show meet and greet as well as a book signing. Tickets can be purchased at the Scope Arena Box Office, or at 1-800-745-3000. Students also have a discount on level two and

three seats. The password when purchasing tickets with a discount is TONY.

James Blake: Self-Titled Album Review by Alexander

Rose Contributing Writer

James Blake is a common name. A quick online search reveals several influential James Blakes, the popular being a professional tennis player. Soon this tennis player is going to be facing some tough competition, unlike any he has ever experienced before. I first heard this name several months ago when, in the course of making my daily music rounds on the Internet. I saw a track titled “CMYK” that seemed to have an unusually high number of downloads, considering it was from a seemingly unknown artist. I downloaded this track out of curiosity and was immediately greeted by an unusual combination of electronic notes and a vocal track that seemed to be glitching. The percussion hit and I was hooked. It was a catchy tune and was surprised to hear it even sampled Aaliyah’s “Are You That Somebody”, albeit very distorted. I dove deeper into his catalogue and realized there was not really one. This young artist, only 22 years old, exploded on the scene and his first releases were heavily praised by the BBC Radio crowd. James Blake quickly became a name people could not keep out of their mouths. Heavy airplay ensued and James Blake had all eyes on him. James released three EPs in 2010 to unanimous appraisal. It’s hard to explain James’ style. He seemed to be on the outside of the UK-dubstep genre looking in. His tunes contained minimalistic bass lines with elements of heavy rhythm and strong soul and R&B undertones, which created instrumentals that could be played by dubstep DJs and others alike. On Nov. 28 of last year, a cover of Feist song, “Limit To Your Love”, was released and

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made a believer out of anyone who was not already. James’ interpretation of this song used his own vocals and created a rendition

of this slow ballad to create something truly beautiful. I was a fan of the original song, but this takes the cake. It’s kind of like how Ryan Adams sings “Wonderwall” better than Oasis. “Limit To Your Love”, we learned, would be a part of James’ upcoming full-length, appropriately titled album, “James Blake.” I got my hand on a promotional copy of this album a few weeks ago and found myself at a loss of words. As a huge fan of the young electronic guys who are pioneering the game out of the UK right now, like Joy Orbison and Jamie XX of the band, The XX,, I was excited to hear and see James Blake tweak his sound a little for his full length. While he still uses the percussive layers and rhythmic electronic stabs that we appreciated in his past EPs, it is the addition of his own vocals, which he commonly will chop up and layer, creating a vocal landscape that is sure to soothe any problem you might find in his songs. All of the songs were recorded in his bedroom, which makes me wonder what this man is capable in a full professional studio. While I recommend that you listen to this album as a complete piece, front to back, there are a few tracks that are especially standout. “Limit To Your Love” the first single from the album, combined with “To Care (Like You)” really transform this album into something almost surreal. Very rarely do I come across an album that has been able to literally drop my jaw and immediately put the album on repeat as soon as I finish. James cites Bon Iver and Jamie XX as huge influences, which is very noticeable in his work. I encourage everyone to listen to “Limit To Your Love” and if you like what you hear, the album is out digitally on Feb. 7, 2011.



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Monarchs soar past Blue Hens Bazemore carries Monarchs down the stretch by

Christian Ernst News Editor

When asked about junior guard Kent Bazemore getting hot in a game, Taylor described his process. “Yeah, I check my horoscope every morning,” said Old Dominion Head Coach Blaine Taylor. Bazemore proved why he’s quickly become one of the figureheads of the Monarchs on Feb. 2, when he took control of the game in the second half to drive the team to a 67-59 win. With eight minutes left in the game, when the Monarchs were down as much as six, Bazemore had only five points. From that point, he then went on to score 14 points, as well as getting a steal and a rebound to drive the team to victory. And the team recognized Bazemore was hot. Senior Frank Hassel described one play late in the game when, with 1:25 left, he kicked the ball out from the paint to Bazemore, who he saw coming around the outside. “He had the hot hand,” said Finney. “We work on (that play) so much, its almost like second nature,” said Bazemore. Describing Bazemore taking over a game like he did, Hassell said “It’s amazing, his cockiness, his style, its amazing.” “It was a pretty exciting game,” said Blue Hens coach Monte Ross. “It’s the type of game you expect in the CAA.

It’s a constant battle.” “Obviously it’s a good win,” said coach Blaine Taylor. “You can see why when we played (at Delaware), they were able to win.” The game had been a decisively Monarch game until the second half. The first half had been low scoring, with the Monarchs holding Delaware to 20 points. They also had five blocks and three steals in the first half. That didn’t happen in the second half, though. Scoring was no longer at a premium. The teams combined for 76 points in the second half. This proved to be harmful to the Monarchs, as they lost a ten point lead, falling behind six points at its worst, when Bazemore took over the game. Delaware played very few bench players, only two the entire game, with the starters playing 174 of 200 total minutes. Defense did prove to be a strong part of the game, however, as the Monarchs held Jawan Carter to 11 points on 4 of 15 shooting. Carter had scored 29 points in the previous meeting this season. Bazemore lead the game with 20 points, five assists and four steals, as well as shooting 80 percent from the field and getting a block. One thing Taylor was most surprised with,, was that he only had one turnover, something Bazemore usually struggles with. “He stayed within himself,” said Taylor. “For Baze, one turnover is pretty dogoned good.” But Bazemore played the success off on his teammates “They ran good screens, and I got open shots,” said Bazemore.

Danielle Buxton Mace & Crown The Monarchs defense held the Blue Hens to 43% shooting and once again won the rebound battle 39-30.

Danielle Buxton Mace & Crown The Monarch length on Carter proved to be too much holding the standout scorer to 11 points.

ODU’s defense stops Delaware’s big scorer by

Greg Arnold Staff Writer

Here’s one for you. What do you do to the guy that scored 29 points against you the last time you played? Well, you cover him. Okay, it is a whole lot more complicated than that, but ODU did what they were not able to do against Delaware University back in December, stop senior Jawan Carter. In their last meeting, in which Delaware won 75-67, Carter could not be stopped and scored an astounding 29 points. This time around ODU won 67-59. Let’s start by taking a look at his last game against ODU. He scored 29 points, made 6-12 shots and made 11 of his 15 free throws. Those math majors out there may be thinking the same thing I did when I saw those numbers. All of the shots he made were three point shots and not only that but all of his 12 shots were from behind the three point line! Now came Feb2 2 and, ODU having to deal with this again. Head Coach Blaine Taylor said, “He’s got such a quick release, it’s hard for a smaller player to guard him.” So what to do? Two words: Ben Finney. The six-foot-five-inch senior guard from ODU was given the task to cover Carter. Senior Frank Hassell said, after the game, of Carter taking the team for 29, “Ben kinda took that personally.” It showed on the court. Finney was focused and knew where Carter was and would be at all times. It would take Carter 14:54 to get his first points on the board. He had already missed four shots, mainly because the hand of Finney was always

there. When Finney needed a rest others would step up and do their part, such as junior Marquel De Lancey and the offensive hero of the game junior Kent Bazemore. Like any other human being Finney could not stop Carter the whole night. Carter did manage to get 11 points. With 8:12 left in the first half Finney got caught up in a screen and lost Carter for half a second. Carter did not need more to make ODU pay as he shot a three that went straight through the net. That three put Delaware up 51-45, and made the crowd a bit nervous. But not to worry, ODU would catch up. Late in the game, with Delaware down, the feeling came over the Blue Hens that in order to win they would have to get the ball to Carter, and Finney was, once again, ready for the challenge. With 2:56 left in the game, and ODU up by only three, Carter tried to sneak to the baseline, Finney did not even have to look at him. The ball came in to Carter and he immediately went up for the shot. Finney still facing away jumped as soon as the ball came to Carter. Carter could not see much past Finney’s hand, but he was still able to get off a good shot in which ODU junior Chris Cooper would get the rebound. When the dust settled Carter would have only 11 points, a huge difference than his 29 last game they played. He would make only four of his 15 shots; this would be thanks to Finney and the rest of the ODU defense putting their hands in his face. Carter would be on the floor for 38 minutes and the fatigue, from him trying to get away from Finney, and frustration would boil over as he gave Finney a shove and yelled in anger with 50 seconds left in the game. Finney walked away with a smile as ODU beat Delaware and continued their chances at a CAA Championship.


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ODU Wrestling takes on Virginia Tech Va. Tech, ranked 7, will be hard to bring down by

Greg Arnold Staff Writer

Tomorrow night, the men of Old Dominion University’s wrestling team will go against some of the toughest competition they have faced all season. They will take it to the mats against the team ranked 7th in the nation in Virginia Tech. Tech has had an amazing season thus far, but ODU plans on knocking them down a peg or two in the rankings. Head Coach Steve Martin said, “There is a pretty big rivalry between the kids on their team and the kids on our team. We are going to need an all-out performance, Tech is good.” One aspect of ODU that will be improved will be the wrestling of senior Kyle Hutter. Hutter has previously wrestled against freshman Devon Carter, who he will be going up against. At the Hokie Open early in the season, Hutter lost by major decision to Carter 11-3. This was Hutter’s first loss but since then he has climbed to 12th in the nation, Carter is currently ranked 10th . In a recent match against Central Michigan, Hutter had a tough loss against another ranked opponent in junior Scotti Sentes, who is ranked ninth in the nation.

Danielle Buxton Mace & Crown The Monarchs will look to lean on senior Kyle Hutter as they take on Virginia Tech

Coach Martin thought Hutter did not wrestle to the best of his ability against Sentes. “He kinda played the strategy game, and that’s not his game. His game is to blow people out.” And of his upcoming match against Carter, Coach Martin said, “He’s gonna have to get after him, if he wrestles the same way he’s did (against Sentes) he’s not going to win, he’s going to get beat. Can (Hutter)

compete with (Carter), absolutely. Can he beat him, I wouldn’t be shocked at all.” Another interesting match will be the other Top 20 match of the night. ODU senior James Nicholson, currently ranked fourth in his weight class of 125 pounds, will be going against Tech junior Jarrod Garnett, who is ranked 15th in the nation. Nicholson beat Garnett at the Hokie Open, but only by a score of 5-3. Nicholson is currently 24-0 this season and is showing no signs of slowing down. Another matchup interesting to watch during the match will be against the two head coaches. Both Coach Martin and Tech Head Coach Kevin Dresser were graduates from The University of Iowa. Martin was a letter winner at Iowa from 1987-90, while Dresser was from 1983-1986. Both coaches have done astonishing things with their respective programs, and look forward to more success in the future. With this match against Tech, ODU is starting an incredibly hard home stand. After the match with Tech, ODU will face Binghamton on Sunday, Feb. 13 and the University of Virginia Feb. 20. All three of these opponents were ranked in the Top 20 last season and have plenty of ranked wrestlers ODU will have to deal with. One way to help the wrestling team will be to get to the Ted and show support for these warriors.

Pitching and defense the key to success A new coach, but same expectations for the ODU baseball by

Jake Ullrich Staff Writer

The Monarchs baseball team are going through a couple changes this season. While now Head Coach Nate Goulet has been with the Monarchs for six seasons, this is the first he has been in charge of it all. A new rule implemented by the NCAA has changed the material of the bats to decrease ball speed coming off of the bats. Both are topics that require adjustment from the teams, but neither should hinder the Monarchs from competing for a CAA title, a goal Goulet says is very possible. “We don’t talk about wins,” Goulet said. “We talk about we wanting to win the conference tournament. But we can’t worry about the conference tournament. We can’t worry about playing William and Mary in March. I talk to our guys day in and day out about trying to be better than the last day they were on the field.” Goulet served as an assistant coach to the Monarchs for five years before becoming the interim coach last season when former coach Jerry Meyers left to become the pitching coach at the University of South Carolina. When Athletic Director Wood Selig offered the position to Goulet, he accepted. It’s a different point of view for Goulet who says now instead of being pulled five different directions it “feels like I’m being pulled in 20 different directions.” Luckily for Goulet, he is surrounded by a solid core of assistant coaches. “[The assistant coaches] have been great,” Goulet said. “Tag [Montague] works with the hitters and the infielders is now our recruiting guy. We added Tim LaVigne who just finished playing pro ball. Brought him along to help with the pitchers and they’ve been awesome. I’ve been leaning on them all year and my biggest thing is we’re in this together.” The Monarchs have been conditioning for the upcoming season for weeks and continue to execute efficiently in practice. Coach Goulet stresses the importance of fundamentals and understands so much of that is what wins ball games. “Fundamentally we want to be one of the best in the conference, if not the state or the country,” Goulet said. “We go over bunt defense, first to third defense, fly ball communication because I don’t wanna go home at night knowing we lost a game because we couldn’t field a bunt. Obviously to win a championship you need pitching and defense.” Luckily for the Monarchs, they have a nice start with their pitching. Senior Kyle Hald was named to the preseason All-CAA team and will be a very effective ace for the Monarchs’ rotation. “Our Friday night guy will be Kyle Hald,” Coach Goulet said. “All-CAA pitcher last year, preseason this year. He’s gonna get the ball every Friday night. Then we have Ben Tomchick, he’s a junior and he’s been in the weekend rotation his freshman and sophomore year. He’ll probably go Saturdays. Sundays kinda open, we got a junior who has pitched some quality innings for us but we have a freshman too who is fighting for that spot,” said Goulet. “After that we got some guys with experience out of the bullpen. We got some young guys, some freshman arms that we don’t know what we’re gonna get out of yet. I think they’re talented but we’re gonna throw them in the fire.”

The Monarchs unfortunately took a tough hit earlier in the offseason when they lost their closer Brandon Smith. A blood clot was found in his non-throwing arm and Smith will be out for the year. Smith pitched 22 innings last season and Coach Goulet said he expected him to pitch 50-60 this season. The injury forced the Monarchs to find somebody else to replace those innings and to take the ball late in the game. Hopefully for the Monarchs they won’t be in many close games late on. However, with the recent changes in bat material, the Monarchs have needed to adapt to how they will be able to consistently score runs. “We’re gonna do things a little differently than in the past,” Coach Goulet said. “Sometimes we use to play for the big Danielle Buxton Mace & Crown inning. Now we’re going smaller, drag and push, trying to steal more bases. The Monarchs will open their season Feb. 18 against We’ve got guys that can run and we’re Saint Joseph’s. gonna put them in motion. Hopefully a guy hits a double and we’ll be able to score from first,” said Goulet. “We’ve got some experienced guys back that are gonna be at the top of our order. Our leadoff guy of right now is Josh Wright. He’s a guy that can run drive the ball in the gaps with potential homerun power. Our better hitters are gonna be up but we got some pretty good hitters who are gonna be down in the lineup.” Much of the hitting power will rely on the first baseman Chris Baker. Baker joined Hald on the preseason All-CAA team and will be lining up in the four-hole in the lineup, a spot responsible for many of the RBI’s a team produces. Baker hit a team-leading 51 RBI’s last year while hitting for a .369 average and 18 doubles. The team will expect just as good, if not better, numbers this season. “[Baker] had a great second half last year and he ended the season on a 28 game hit streak,” Coach Goulet said. “Our three hole hitter will be Donnie Corsner who’s just a dirty ballplayer, he’s gritty, gritty guy. He’s a switch-hitter and I like having a switch-hitter in the three-hole. He’ll get some pitches to hit with Baker behind him.” The Monarchs come into the season raring to go. The Monarchs were picked to finish seventh in the CAA this season after finishing in a tie for fifth last season. According to Coach Goulet the formula to winning the conference is simple. “Just take it one day at a time.”


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Sharpshooter Extraordinaire Iliadis quickly becoming a fan favorite by

Jake Ullrich Staff Writer

Usually during the Monarchs’ timeouts Coach Blaine Taylor will be barking at the team for a missed rebound or lapse in defense. After the quick session of yelling, Taylor will call or design a set play for the next possession. Most of the time, if sharpshooter Trian Iliadis is on the floor, the play is going to him. “There’s a couple counter plays that we run that kinda get me double screens,” Iliadis said. “Whenever they call that I kinda get myself ready to visualize the ball going in.” And it usually does. Iliadis is leading the team with 31 made three-point field goals. It seems a big shooter like that would have always been a basketball player, but not so much for Iliadis. Growing up in Perth, West Australia, Iliadis was given a tough choice: basketball or soccer. While most Americans may feel this is an easy choice, Iliadis had some difficulty. “I’ve always been a fan of basketball. I started dribbling and shooting when I was 3 years old. I always followed Michael Jordan” says Iliadis. “Back home I always played soccer with my cousin and it wasn’t till the fourth grade till I started playing proper, organized basketball. “When I got to high school I had to choose and I chose basketball. I just felt basketball was my sport. I couldn’t explain it. I just felt basketball was gonna be my sport.” While the decision for which sport to play may have been difficult for Iliadis, the decision on where to play wasn’t at all. Richmond, University of Pacific and Seattle had already recruited Iliadis but after talking to former Old Dominion player Alex Loughton, also from Perth, Iliadis became interested in what the Monarchs’ of-

Danielle Buxton Mace & Crown Iliadis has shown he can do more than hit three’s constantly driving to the basket.

fered. Loughton, a family friend of Iliadis, asked how Iliadis had played in a recent tournament. After hearing his impressive numbers, he called Coach Taylor to tell him about him. Taylor was interested and told Iliadis to stop by Norfolk on his trip to Richmond. The rest was history. “I was only here for two days but after the first day just like playing open gym with the guys here, being around the coaches and seeing the facilities, it made it a pretty easy decision,” Iliadis said. Iliadis arrived in the 2008-09 season to little playing time. As a freshman, he was behind the

likes of Ben Finney and Marsharee Neely in the rotation and was set back by a stress fracture in his foot as well as a bout with mono. According to Iliadis, he wouldn’t change a thing. “I knew I was getting better in practice,” Iliadis said. “Obviously I had three more years so as the years kept coming I knew I was gonna have more of an opportunity.” Iliadis seemed to have his coming out party in the Monarchs upset win over then 11th ranked Georgetown Hoyas in 2009. The Monarchs knew they needed to play well to beat the Hoyas on their home court and Iliadis, who finished

look for my spots. If I have the best available shot on the court, I’m going to take it.” Not only is Carter a team player, but tells the truth considering the fact he’s taken more shots than senior guard Darius James, a starter. Carter said, “I’ve never seen a shot I don’t like.” His fourth year playing as a Monarch, it’d be hard to believe there is much Carter can do to improve his game. Carter says otherwise. When asked about what he still needs to improve, he simply said “everything.” And followed it when he said , “Attacking the basket off the dribble, defensive rebounding and finishing with my left hand. Those would be my top three.” A list like this shows the dedication Carter has to the game of basketball, no matter how much experience he may have. And experience he has. Throughout his career at Old Dominion University, Carter has been in and out the starting line-up, but never out of the spotlight. Hitting shots throughout his career, Carter is a rare form. At 6 feet. 8 inches and 218 pounds Carter has the ability to stretch the defense with his jump shot and defend bigger opponents. This is an advantage Head Coach Blaine Taylor utilizes. “It separates me from a lot of big men,” said carter. “I prefer to face up, and stretch the defense because I have the ability to shoot the ball from the outside.” There aren’t many basketball players like Carter, and lesser men like him. He’s a man who takes away from his individual success to better

his team. He’s a player who sacrifices minutes and shot attempts for a team win. He’s a big man with guard quickness, and superstar shooting ability. When asked whom he plays most like, he simply said, “Dirk,” meaning Dirk Nowitzski of the Dallas Mavericks, a 7 foot forward with Ray Allen shooting ability, and Kevin Garnett length. With every day comes improvement in one aspect of a player’s game and figuring out what needs more work. Carter’s biggest improvement has been something you can’t coach. It’s a mental thing. A player must want to improve in this part of the game. “Defense. I try to defend better, and take pride in keeping my man from scoring,” Carter said. If you want to be a Monarch, you have to play defense. As Carter said, “When we get our defense going, there are very few teams that can beat us.” Skill is a blessing, but a skillful team player is one in a million. Carter is the type of player every coach wants on their team, starting five talent with the ability to produce the same off the bench. This being his last season Carter plans to guide his team to another CAA tournament championship, and maybe more. Carter said, “If we do what we need to do, there’s a second consecutive NCAA berth down the road for us.” Carter brings a whole new description to “the sixth man.” He’s more than a spark off the bench. He’s the blue flame in the Monarch’s fire, one of their many keys to success.

with 11 points and three 3-pointers off the bench, did his part. “I just knew that we needed something off the bench,” Iliadis said. “ We couldn’t just rely on our starters cause you know they’re gonna get tired. Obviously Georgetown is a pretty good team. I was open so I just took the shots.” As a shooter, however, sometimes you second-guess those open shots. Iliadis’ percentage from behind the arc is a disappointing 37percent this season and he seems to be turning down some of his normally automatic shots. It can be frustrating for a shooter when shots don’t fall but its something Iliadis doesn’t worry about. “I like to bring energy off the bench and if I’m open then I’m gonna shoot it,” Iliadis said. “My teammates want me to shoot it, my coaches want me to shoot it. “One time in Towson I had missed a few shots and I got the ball again wide open. I kinda hesitated a bit and the coaches were like ‘You don’t hesitate. You need to shoot the ball.’“ There wasn’t much hesitation in the dying seconds of the Towson game however. With the Monarchs stuck at 77 points, Iliadis knew in the back of his mind a three-pointer would mean 80 points, but more importantly mean free chicken from Canes for all students who attended the game. Perhaps against Coach Taylor’s wishes, Iliadis took the shot. “By the end of the game we had won the game. I heard the crowd yelling ‘We want Canes!’” said Iliadis. “I knew we were on 77. I saw Coach Taylor telling us to hold the ball but I mean we were on 77 and Marquel gave me the ball and I was wide open for three.” As a shooter you get a feel for the ball. You enjoy the shots when it is a catch and release without thinking, no hesitation. There’s a certain fluidity with a great shoot and sometimes you simply know the shot is going in. When asked if he knew that shot was going in Iliadis simply said“Yeah. As soon as I put it up I knew.”

Unselfishness Keyon Carter Insight: The sixth man of the ODU Monarchs by

Matthew McCracken Asst. Sports Editor

The sixth man is either looked at as the spark off the bench, or the player who couldn’t quite make the starting squad. In Monarch’s redshirt senior forward Keyon Carter; no one questions his importance to ODU’s basketball success. Being his fifth and final year as a Monarch, Carter has taken the role of sixth man for the Monarchs. It’s a role he doesn’t see as a demotion. “The things I bring to the team are more offensive based. I am that spark off the bench, which is more conducive to the team winning.” Carter, known for being well-spoken, plans to continue his career at Old Dominion by going for his master’s degree this fall. Don’t get it twisted. Although he has plans for his future, Carter’s mind is focused on the here and now. Averaging 7.3 PPG and 4.2 RPG, Carter’s role hasn’t changed as much as people may think. Averaging 7.4 PPG and 4.9 RPG last year, Carter’s production has not changed. Still getting substantial minutes at 22.4 per game, Carter knows what it takes to be successful on the court. “I try not to rush into shots. I

Danielle Buxton Mace & Crown After starting nine games this season, Carter has embraced coming off the bench averaging 7.0 points this season for the Monarchs.


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Blake Griffin was named to the Western Conference All-Star team. No big deal right? Griffin is only the game’s most exciting player, and an absolute beast on the basketball court. He is averaging 23 points and almost 13 rebounds. I’d say those numbers are worthy of selection. However, Andre Miller of the Portland Trailblazers disagrees. Miller outraged that teammate LaMarcus Aldridge was not selected lashed out at Griffin. “They are putting this guy on every ESPN highlight. Yeah, it’s cool because fans want to see that, but you isolate him from his team,” Miller said. “Especially, he ain’t made nobody better. It’s basically his rookie year, as an All-Star? LeBron James didn’t make an All-Star team as a rookie.” Miller obviously has been living under a rock or just doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Griffin has made his team better, as the Clippers are relevant all thanks to Griffin. I’m sorry that Aldridge didn’t get selected but that’s no excuse for Miller to sound off like that. Because of the sheer stupidity of Andre Miller, he has a new accomplishment he can add to his resume: Being on my Scrub-ometer. Congrats Andre.

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Donnell Coley Staff Writer

It will start an immediate debate at your local Buffalo Wild Wings, barber shop and man cave. But since it is officially basketball season now that Super Bowl XLV is over, I have to ask, who is the best point guard in the NBA right now? What about Derrick Rose? Of course I’m not oblivious to the outstanding seasons of Rajon Rondo, Chris Paul or Deron Williams this year, though he may never be the exceptional passer like those three great guards, this shouldn’t take him out of the discussion. So the numbers say that the assist leader so far is Rondo, as he has 12.9 assists per game. Chris Paul and Deron Williams round out the top four in that category. However, rounding, out the Top Ten is Rose with a competent 8.1 apg. This is Rose’s third season, and he has improved his assist numbers by more than two per game from his first two seasons. So a gradual development seems apparent for the future and gives him time to catch up to the numbers of Rondo and company who are at least two years ahead of Rose experience wise. Now take a look at what the scoring numbers tell us. Among guards, Rose is fourth in scoring with almost 25 P.P.G.. The closest to this number out of the aforementioned group is Williams with 21 P.P.G. Rose has dramatically improved his shooting over the course of his short career and is having career-highs in points, free throws and 3-point shooting.

Not only did he come into the league as the quickest guard, but now he has added strength and extraordinary explosion. His explosion is the predominant characteristic that distinguishes Rose from the group. This explosion looks good when he is posterizing players in the lane. But an overlooked ability that Rose’s explosion helps with is his improved rebounding. Currently he is leading Rondo, Williams and Paul in rebounding. It seemed like just yesterday when a toddler Rose was battling Rondo and Celtics in his first playoff experience. He single-handedly pushed the series to game seven and led his team in scoring and assists. With this type of ability to put a team on his back, it’s what separates Rose from other point guards in the league right now. This season he has led the Bulls to a 31-14 record which puts them in the third position in the eastern conference. Rose has carried the team for the majority of those wins as he has had to carry the load. Carlos Boozer missed time early on in the season, and now Joakim Noah will be sidelined a couple more weeks. It is this type of heroism that has put his name in MVP discussions and caused the some at the Staples Center to chant M-V-P as Rose scored 32 points in a win against the Clippers last week. So if you ask me that all-problematic question of who the best point guard in the NBA is, I will only have one answer for you. Look at the number on the back of the jersey.


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ODU 2011 Football signees Jakwail Bailey - WR - 5-11 - 180 - Haddonfield, N.J./Paul VI Philadelphia Inquirer First-Team All-South Jersey...Second Team All-State by MaxPreps...Caught 45 passes for 804 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior... Had a season-high eight catches for 187 yards in the Eagles’ Non-Public Group 4 playoff game with Seton Hall Prep... As a junior, caught 25 passes for 690 yards and seven touchdowns...Played for Paul VI High School head coach John Doherty... Also earned All-South Jersey and All-Conference honors in track. Other Schools Considered: James Madison, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Akron, and Grambling.

A.J. Bordley - CB - 5-11 - 170 - Va. Beach, Va./First Colonial Honorable Mention All-Beach District...Started at cornerback, as well as quarterback and several other positions....Missed four games as a junior due to injury...Played for First Colonial High School head coach Bill McTyre... Other Schools Considered: Temple, Richmond, Delaware, William & Mary, Norfolk State, South Carolina State, and North Carolina Central Brad Bradley - LB - 6-0 - 190 - Richmond, Va./Varina Two-sport standout and three-year letterwinner in football at Varina...Also a two-year letterwinner in track... Versatile on defense... Helped Varina to second place in the Capital League and the playoffs... Finished second on the team in solo tackles and first in tackles for lost...Registered two interceptions, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, two blocked kicks and eight quarterback hurries...Averaged 39.7 yards on kickoff returns ...Coached by Varina High School head coach Stuart Brown... Other Schools Considered: Delaware State, Coastal Carolina, Monmouth. Taylor Heinicke - QB - 6-1 - 195 - Atlanta, Ga./Collins Hill Gwinnett Daily Post Offensive Player of the Year...Set Gwinnett County single-season records for passing yards (4,218 yards) and touchdowns (44)...His 4,218 passing yards ranks second in Georgia state history, while his 44 touchdowns ranks third in state history...Completed 67% of his passes (284-of-426)...Threw over 300 yards in nine games...Also ran for 354 yards on 77 carries along with a pair of touchdowns...Helped Collins to the Class AAAAA semifinals...Collected 254 yards and three touchdowns en-route to MVP honors at the North/South All-Star Football Classic...Helped the North to a 22-0 victory over the South...Appeared on the reality tv show “The Ride” featuring high school quarterbacks competing for a spot in the U.S. Army All-American game...Played for Collins Hill High School head coach Kevin Reach... Other Schools Considered: Richmond and Georgia State. Tyree Lee - RB - 5-9 - 180 - Hampton, Va./Phoebus Associated Press State Player of the Year...Eastern Region Player of the Year...Peninsula District Player of the Year....Daily Press Offensive Player of the Year... Honored as Offensive Player of the Year by Recruit757... All-Eastern Region Offensive Player of the Year...Set an Eastern Region record by rushing for 2,540 yards...Helped Phoebus win their third straight state championship and fourth in the last five years with an undefeated 15-0 season...Played in the First Annual Chesapeake Bowl All-Star Game...Played for Phoebus High School head coach Stan Sexton... Other Schools Considered: Temple, Iowa, North Carolina, East Carolina, Hampton, UMass, and Norfolk State Rick Lovato - LS - 6-2 - 225 - Middletown, N.J./Middletown South Third Team All-Monmouth County and All-Conference as a senior...Started long snapping as a freshman at Middletown South...Averaged .37 seconds on short snaps and .70 seconds on long snaps...Also saw time at center and on the defensive line...Helped Middletown South to a 39-6 during his career, three state runner-up titles, and the 2009 Colonial Division Championship...Chris Rubio long snapping student since 2009, ranking as high as 13th in the country...Played for Middletown South head coach Steve Antonucci... Other Schools Considered:Rutgers, Bowling Green, Towson, and the Citadel

Rob Mahan - LB - 6-2 - 190 - Merchantville, N.J./Winslow Township Third Team All-State by MaxPreps...All-Conference...Totaled 104 tackles, including 56 solo stops as a senior averaging 9.5 tackles per game...Third among New Jersey Division South Group 3 players in tackles per game...Posted six sacks, a pair on interceptions, and three pass break-ups...Helped Winslow Township to the second round of the playoffs in 2010...One of five New Jersey juniors selected to the U.S. Army Combine in 2009...Coached by Winslow Township former head coach Mike McBride... Other Schools Considered: Pittsburgh, Central Florida, Cincinnati, Wake Forest, William & Mary, Delaware, New Hampshire, Maine, Towson and Stony Brook Josh Mann - OL - 6-4 - 280 - Va. Beach, Va./Ocean Lakes First Team All-State by the Associated Press...Four-year starter at center for the Dolphins making 45 career starts...Two-time First Team All-Tidewater selection...Two-time First Team All-Beach District as a junior and second...Second Team All-Beach District as a sophomore...Second Team All-757... Helped the Dolphins to a 38-7 record during his four-years, including a 10-0 mark in 2009 and capturing the Beach District Championship and Eastern Region Runner-Up in 2008...Played for Ocean Lakes High School head coach Chris Scott... Other Schools Considered: Navy, Cornell, Harvard, Princeton, Delaware, William & Mary and Coastal Carolina. Aaron Matthews - CB - 5-11 - 170 - Hampton, Va./Kecoughtan First Team All-Peninsula District Defense...Second Team Daily Press All-Star Team...Second Team All-757...Recorded four interceptions and two returns for touchdowns...Also saw time at running back as Kecoughtan’s third-leading rusher with 264 yards... Played for Kecoughtan High School head coach Scott Woodlief... Other Schools Considered: Virginia, JMU, Hampton, and Norfolk State Connor Mewbourne - OL - 6-4 - 265 - Va. Beach, Va./First Colonial First Team All-Tidewater...All-Beach District First Team...First Team All-757... Second Team AllSoutheastern Region...Was a Second Team All-Beach District selection as a junior...Played for First Colonial High School head coach Bill McTyre... Other Schools Considered: Richmond, William & Mary, Elon, James Madison, and Ball State Reggie Owens - DB - 6-0 - 185 - Va. Beach, Va./Ocean Lakes Second Team All-Tidewater...First Team All-Beach District...Had eight INTs, including returning two for scores and three others inside the 10 as a junior...Also had five pass breakups, two fumble recoveries and forced one fumble last year...Played for Ocean Lakes High School head coach Chris Scott... Other Schools Considered: Michigan, Syracuse, Connecticut, Duke, East Carolina, Marshall, and Richmond Kerry Spellman - WR - 5-10 - 160 - Chesapeake, Va./Indian River Second Team All-Southeastern District...As a junior, racked up 593 yards receiving and three touchdowns on 40 catches...Also captured a pair of interceptions...Runs a 4.4 50-yard dash...Played for Indian River High School head coach Cadillac Harris... Other Schools Considered: Delaware, Massachusetts, Delaware State, Norfolk State, and Hampton Dontez Tyler - DE - 6-4 - 220 - Ahoskie, N.C./Hertford County Rated three starts by ESPN and Rivals...All-District and All-Conference...As a senior, racked up 50 tackles, eight sacks, and three receiving touchdowns...As a junior, helped the Bears to a 13-1 record and the third round of the North Carolina 3A playoffs...Hertford County defense gave up only 14 points during conference play...Made 15 sacks...Coached by Hertford County head coach Scott Privott... Other Schools Considered: Maryland, Arkansas, West Virginia, East Carolina, and Norfolk State



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The Struggle of Being A D.C. Sports Fan


Garrison Cole Sports Editor

It must be nice this time of year to be a fan of a winning sports team. Unfortunately for me, and other fans, this time of year is a just a reminder of the failure of my favorite sport teams. I am a proud fan of the Washington Redskins, Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals. Sadly this time of the year the Redskins are never playing in a Super Bowl, the Wizards are either already terrible or on their way to disappointing me in the end and the Caps are giving me false hope of this finally being a year they make a run at the Stanley Cup. Mike Wise wrote recently in The Washington Post that fans of D.C. sports teams should embrace the fact that we’re losers. In a comical way he is correct. I like to contend that Redskins fans are the best fans in the NFL, because year after year, we support a franchise we know is going nowhere. Every off-season we are incredibly optimistic, only to be let down by week four of the NFL season. Players and coaches come and go, but us as fans don’t and why I will never know. The day the Redskins are truly

good, I mean year after year good, is a day we all know will never happen. The Wizards were good, but then like a typical Washington sports franchise everything went downhill. Guns, injuries and LeBron James ruined the Wizards. Even now with John Wall, we’re still three or four years away from being good. Until that time, we as fans will watch just hoping for a glimpse of greatness. It’s sad that Verizon Center is never packed for the Wizards, but when names like Carmelo, Kobe, Amare and Wade come to town people flock to the games. The Caps share the same building so I guess it’s only natural for the Caps to catch some of the stink losing brings to the Verizon Center. In the Caps defense, they are the best team in town and have the best player in town, Alex Ovechkin. The problem for the Caps is because they are the best team with the best player; they have the weight of the city on their shoulders. With that weight the Caps have let us down when it matters most, in the playoffs. They had the most points in the league a season ago, first round exit, embarrassing game seven home loss the season before that and a game seven loss the season before that. This season the Capitals are struggling, and the pessimistic fan sees another first round playoff exit just around the corner. If that is the case it will be yet another season where a Washington professional sports team went without a championship. So once again, we will be forced to wait yet another year. The funny thing is we’ll wait. We’ll wait for that day in time, some more patient than others, in hopes of one day watching a parade rolling through the nation’s capital. We’ll wait for the day where a team actually won’t have to fly when they visit the White House. But until that day we’ll sit and watch, most of us in pain, with what we see. However, there is always hope with us D.C. sports fans. We’re blindly hopeful that that day will come sooner rather than later.

Here’s Your Tip: The Diary of a Waitress

by Diane Dougherty Arts & Entertainment Editor

Most of my column consists of negative views I have towards the waiting tables experience, but in fact, it’s not all bad. There are a couple perks to working within a restaurant from the discounted and sometimes free food to the people I work with. My work crew is like my second family. I don’t think I could have asked for a better group of people to work with. I know for a factthe only reason I’m still working at said job is because of my fellow employees. We’ve shared some laughs and quite a few exchanged looks of misery and torment. We understand each other and why our jobs are nothing but temporary.That is why we love each other. There are certain instances where your fellow friend/ coworker needs to step in when waiting tables; a code of ethics, if you will. For instance, in the verbal handbook, if there is a table of people who are giving you attitude or rubbing you the wrong way, someone else is supposed to step in and “deal with it”. What we like to do at workis go to the problem table to refill their drinks or drop off their food and be extremely rude while doing so. This, in turn, makes the original server look better and will drive the problem table to being nicer because they miraculously realized their initial server wasn’t bad to begin with. Some people might say that’s low, others might define

it as pure genius. I’d like to go with the latter. Our server handbook is just one of the many reasons we get along. Some of the other reasons are more personal. Most of us are college students trying to make their bill money.We haven’t lost our need for a social life and want to hang out outside of work as well as the fact that we genuinely care for one another.Ifsomeone is in need we help each other out. We throw baby showers for each other, host birthday parties for one another, raise money for those who can’t make their rent that week, give up much needed shifts to benefit each other, go on vacations together, study together, etc. The list goes on and on. Granted there are times when we want to strangle each other, but who hasn’t wanted to strangle their best friend or even siblings from time to time? Don’t lie, we all have. With all the downfalls that servers experience, the upsides of the people we work with make it bearable. I know these people have a mutual respect and love for me that I have for them and if I ever really needed something, these are the people that would be there for me, not to mention they have seen things that I couldn’t begin to explain to outside parties. Anyone who has ever served knows that novels could be written about the crazy things people do while eating out and what’s better than having great people to share those experiences and stories with? So here’s your tip: You have to suck up the bad parts of life to continue enjoying the good parts. It’s tough to come by a place of work where you enjoy spending time with your peers.Don’t take it for granted because its not always about what you do for a living, but whom you spend it with.

MILLER TIME! This One’s for Vince

Stuart Miller Editor in Chief


The stage was set for Super Bowl XLV and no, I’m not referring to the “performance” by the Black Eyed Peas. This was the match-up that people wanted. The Packers and the Steelers, two storied franchises, two great defenses and two high-powered offenses. It was the first Super Bowl in years that I felt there was no clear-cut winner and either team would have a great story if they won. For the Steelers, a seventh Super Bowl victory and a supremacy insurmountable in the Super Bowl era by any other NFL team. For the Packers, the ultimate story for overcoming adversity amongst all the injuries throughout the season and the ever popular Favre fiasco. But this victory wasn’t about Big Ben’s third ring or Brett Favre’s ultimate retirement present. This victory brought, as Packers’ linebacker Clay Matthews said “the title back to Titletown” and since the talks of a new collective bargaining agreement are making bigwigs around the league shudder with fear, it’s only fitting that the Lombardi trophy now reside in Green Bay. If there is, in fact, no football next season, it’s as if the proverbial sword has been returned to its stone and rightfully so. While the Saints’ victory was one of the best feel-good stories to come from a Super Bowl, this Packers’ victory truly expresses the passion and motivation a professional football team can possess. Despite the injuries and the transition from franchise quarterback to franchise quarterback, the poise of the Packers ultimately showed through. You could credit the defense for causing three turnovers, or the resilience of the Packers’ wide receivers knifing through the Steelers’ defense, but the most credit needs to go to Aaron Rodgers for doing what he’s done all season. Win, and win with patience. Rodgers didn’t panic when Donald Driver came out of the locker room with a walking boot on his foot, he didn’t panic when Antwaan Randle-El ran in the two point conversion to put the Steelers down 28-25 and he didn’t panic when Jordy Nelson dropped a wide open pass in the 4th quarter because he went right back to Nelson on the next play to pick up 38 yards and ultimately set up a touchdown pass to Greg Jennings. So it was no question that Rodgers was the MVP of Super Bowl XLV. While the Packers proved that they could make it through anything to achieve victory, it bodes well for the next season as they will be healthy and have plenty of experience together as a team. If any team in recent years can make it back to the pinnacle of the NFL then it’s the Packers. However, if the new CBA doesn’t get done for next season, we’ll all be forced to wonder what if while the ghost of coach Lombardi is smiling over the newest addition to the trophy case at Lambeau.



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The F.O.R.E.I.G.N.E.R.S. THE SCOOP! Music News and Reviews are where it’s at! Sophie Clark Staff Columnist


The F.O.R.E.I.G.N.E.R.S., simply standing for, (big breath)…The Fantastic Outstanding Ridiculously Entertaining Immigrant Geniuses (with) Narcissistic (and) Egotistical Rationale Squad! There are over 1,100 international students at ODU and The F.O.R.E.I.G.N.E.R.S., the largest international society on campus, helps represent them all. The society had their first general meeting of the semester last week with a presentation from the new President, Jeff Hughes, or ‘Bones’ as he’s more commonly known. At the meeting Bones expressed how ‘Foreigner’ does not necessarily mean foreign to the U.S., the word can take on many different meanings such as being foreign to ODU, foreign to the people of the organization etc, meaning that all people are welcome! In fact, 3 of the society’s officers are American, born and bred! The F.O.R.E.I.G.N.E.R.S society is a great way to meet people from all around the world, learning new things about different cultures and places. It’s a great, fun loving organization that really supports its international members in making friends and settling in to the Old Dominion Community. As well as it being a great opportunity for International students, it’s also great for Americans too, to interact with a social group that is so diverse you really couldn’t find it anywhere else. How often can you say that you’ve made a friend from Nepal or Armenia just on a regular night out? The F.O.R.E.I.G.N.E.R.S. have loads of things going on throughout this semester including salsa nights, international movie nights with awesome films from around the world (don’t worry, there are subtitles when the language isn’t English!!), paintball trips as well as the infamous monthly night out at Time Lounge on Granby Street (18+). One of the most exciting events to come is the International Festival which will take place on Sunday March 27th with loads of different activities from around the world, proving a real rich experience for all that get involved. As well as the fact that all the events that the F.O.R.E.I.G.N.E.R.S. organize are completely FREE to members. Overall, the F.O.R.E.I.G.N.E.R.S presents the most diverse group on campus and are a great group of fun loving, friendly people. As an international student from England, they have definitely made my time here at ODU an awesome one and I have made many great friends through their events and society as a whole. I strongly recommend to all Americans and fellow foreigners that haven’t done so already, to go to one of their events, check out the F.O.R.E.I.G.N.E.R.S. website ( , or add them on Facebook (just type in the F.O.R.E.I.G.N.E.R.S.) to see what they’re all about!

The Grammy Scoop


Robbie Ciara Staff Writer

Here’s The Scoop! – The MTV Awards usually dominate the media with its controversy and wild spectacle but there’s only one measure of success: The Grammy. Did you know that the Grammy awards were once called the Gramophone awards? Sir Georg Solti, the Michael Jackson of symphony conductors, holds the record for the most Grammy wins at 31. The band U2 has the most Grammys for a band at 22. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra holds the record for any musical group with 60 wins. Classical may be king of the Grammys but The Scoop! had to dig deep for its early predictions for the hot four categories in the upcoming Grammys on Feb. 13. The Best New Artist category will see Drake dominate over Justin Bieber, Mumford & Sonsand Esperanza Spalding. A hipster choice would be Florence and the Machine and although Drake should win Florence would be a nice surprise. Song of the Year will see most of the familiar ladies battling it out over the coveted 2010 crown. Eminem and Rihanna’s “Love the Way You Lie” will be matched with Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now”. This should be the hottest debate of the night. “Need You Now” crossed genres and was a mainstay on the Top 100 in 2010. Other tracks by Miranda Lambert and Pariah Dogs made a splash but Lady Antebellum should lock this down. Cee Lo Green’s “F*** You” gets big props for getting nominated. Wouldn’t it be classic to see this song win and hear a presenter say “And the winner is ‘F*** You!’” Record of the Year is one of the evenly matched categories this year. Eminem, Cee-Lo Green, Jay-Z with Alicia

Keysand B.O.B with Bruno Mars are all favorites. One song is a NYC anthem, another is an internet sensation and another was a hot ringtone. All will be disappointed when Eminem and Rihanna take the Grammy with “Love the Way You Lie”. It’s their Grammy to lose, but seeing B.O.B. win for “Nothing on You” would be a pleasant surprise. The Album of the Year category includes the albums “Arcade Fire” by The Suburbs, “The Fame Monster” by Lady Gaga, “Teenage Dream” by Katy Perry, “Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum and “Recovery” by Eminem. Katy Perry’s nod for this Grammy is getting nasty press and traditionally female pop singers get no love in this category. Lady Antebellum has a growing fan bases and are a cult favorite. This suggests that Marshall could sneak in and win with “Recovery”. Think about this: No one, absolutely no one, thought Eminem would win an Oscar for “Lose Yourself” and even less than thought Three 6 Mafia would win one for “It’s Hard Out Here For A Pimp”. The Scoop! is locking in “Recovery” for the big win, but the Suburbs produced one of the richest albums of the year, a true album with no let-downs. But it’s the long shot we’d like to see get some real love and that’s The Scoop!


Pull up J The Problem With the Lakers by

Jake Ullrich Staff Writer

It’s not very often a two-time defending NBA champion is getting called out for their lack of skill. It’s even less often when that team is 34-15 and comfortably in the second seed of their conference. Unfortunately for the Los Angeles Lakers, that’s what happens when you possess the best player in the league, the best coach in the league and one of the top post players in the league. If you look at the Lakers’ numbers quickly it doesn’t seem like much of a problem. The team has 34 wins, Kobe Bryant is averaging 25.6 points a game and the team is destined for a playoff spot. No problem right? Wrong. The Lakers finished a disappointing 10-5 in the month of January, a number not good enough for a team competing for its third straight title. Against the top four teams in the league, San Antonio, Boston, Miami and Chicago, the Lakers are a combined 1-5, playing Boston and Miami once, losing twice to San Antonio and splitting the series with Chicago 1-1. Luckily for the Lakers their competition in their division, the Suns, Warriors, Clippers and Kings are all under .500. The Lakers look old, lazy, unmotivated and, well, old again. 10 out of the 14 players on the Lakers’ roster are over the age of 30 and Bryant, coming in at the tender age of 32, looks like his knees might fall off any second. No more do we see the high-flying Lakers making the plays in transition. Now they need to slow down the pace and execute efficiently in the half-court. For a half-court possession to be successful, you need an effective big man. While the Lakers possess a Top 5 postman, they far too often don’t find him in positive positions. We all know Bryant can create his shot whenever he wants, but it’s no questions that when Bryant takes more than 20 shots the Lakers don’t play as well. When he serves as a facilitator the Lakers are able to find both Gasol and Bynum in excellent positions and make easy baskets. This may sound like a wild statement, but if the Lakers want to win their third straight championship, Bryant cannot be their best player. It has to be either Gasol or Bynum. Far too many times the Lakers find themselves in a slump and Bryant begins

taking 20-25 shots a night. Instead, the Lakers need to begin to use Bynum and Gasol for what they are which is top postmen in the league. Perhaps the biggest disappointment this season has been the usual lockdown defender Ron Artest. While Artest may usually known for storming into the crowd to fight a fan or his strong support of any mental health institute, Artest should be keeping the opposing team’s scorer to subpar field goal percentage while still hitting a few clutch three-pointers. Instead, Artest is averaging 8.1 points per game, a career low and has been an average to below average defender all season. In the loss to the Celtics on Jan. 30, Artest allowed Paul Pierce to score 32 points while shooting 1-10 from the field himself and finished with 3 points. In the loss to the Heat on Christmas day, Artest allowed LeBron James to score 27 while shooting 3-8 from the field and finished with 8 points. Not only is Artest becoming a liability defensively, he’s costing the Lakers important possessions in games they lost to tough opponents. Recently rumors arose that Artest wanted a trade and GM Mitch Kupchak came out publicly and said he would consider a trade to shake up the team’s chemistry. While Artest later came out to say he didn’t want to leave LA, now many people are considering what is the best option for the Lakers. Unfortunately Artest’s stock is at a career-low and nobody is seriously interested in trading for him. The Lakers do however have a significant trading piece in young center in Andrew Bynum. If the Lakers were to be involved in any type of trade you can be certain that Bynum would be the centerpiece in it. Personally I don’t think the Lakers need to trade anybody. The team is experienced as ever and most likely is waiting for the postseason to make their surge. It’s hard for a team who has won the last two championships to be motivated for a regular season game against a divisional opponent, so instead the Lakers conserve their energy for the postseason. I don’t think we need to worry about the Lakers too much because the most important games are yet to come. It’s not like the NFL when a small group of teams make the playoffs; in the NBA eight teams make the playoffs per conference. Even someone with no basketball knowledge knows the Lakers will finish in the Top 8 and when they do, expect nothing but a serious title contention from the two-time defending champions.


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FRIDAY 11: 39°

SATURDAY 12: 46° SUNDAY 13: 52°

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Mace & Crown



Are you volunteering for Extreme Home Makeover?

Do you believe in Valentine’s day?

What was your favorite Super Bowl commercial?

Have you booked Spring Break yet?

Have you failed anything yet this semester?

Have you used all of your flex points yet?





Not yet



More no than yes




I don’t know what those are, haha

No I wish I had



Going to Panama City with friends

Not this semester

I don’t have a meal plan.

Unfortunately no. My work schedule is way to busy.

Of course

Justin Bieber commercial with the 6G

Yes I have. I will be leaving March 4 to go to Denver


I never had flex points my mom doesnt get them for me!



The Doritos dog commercial

No, but I am booking a trip to Key West


No, I don’t have them this semester

sophomore communications major





C R O W O R DS S Solution for last week’s puzzle - Puzzle #5 for February 7, 2011 Across 1- Colombian city; 5- Mines; 9- Bizarre; 14- King of comedy; 15- Memo heading; 16- It’s ground; 17- Inner layer of a quilt; 18- Ollie’s partner; 19- Gillette razors; 20- Kitchen addition; 21- 100 degree scale; 23- Film spool; 24- Connections; 25- Actor Stephen; 26- Freckle; 29- Complain unreasonably; 33- “Honor Thy Father” author; 36- Author Deighton; 37- “Night” author Wiesel; 38- Choose; 39- Building add-on; 40- Long-billed sandpiper; 41- Lenient; 42- Actor Erwin; 43- Acrid taste; 44- Ballet skirt; 45- Close friend; 47- Battery size; 49- Land in la mer; 50- ___ boy!; 54- Below the level of consciousness; 58- Satiate; 59- Bitterly pungent; 60- Hindu princess; 61- Caspian Sea feeder; 62- Fill with glass; 63- ___ impasse; 64- Basic unit of heredity; 65- Satisfied; 66- Shrivelled, without moisture; 67- Nervously irritable;

Down 1- Pole thrown by Scotish athletes; 2- Winged; 3- Starbucks order; 4- Think about; 5- Resembling fish; 6- Purpose; 7- Cause light to pass through; 8- Dispatched; 9- Old enough; 10- High-speed separator; 11- When said three times, a 1970 war movie; 12Highway; 13- Gaelic language of Ireland or Scotland; 22- Golf club which can be numbered 1 to 9; 27- Cornerstone abbr.; 28- Hair goo; 30- Came down to earth; 31- Mature; 32- Equal; 33- Dry run; 34- Baseball family name; 35- Remaining; 39- DDE’s command; 40- Sprechen ___ Deutsch?; 42- Con; 43- Direct route; 46- Flat; 48- Assisted; 51- Exhausted; 52- Jargon; 53- Narrow street; 54- Droops; 55- Arthur Ashe’s alma mater; 56- German sausage; 57- Some nest eggs;


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This week’s

monarch roars! To the people in my research group, I know nobody likes to do work during group work but at least give me a little respect by staying off facebook or reading the newspaper. Dear Desperate for attention, sleeping with my friend to “get back at me” for hanging out with another girl doesn’t make me jealous. It just gives us something to laugh about. Unless you have some kind of physical impairment, why on earth do you feel the need to take the elevator at the gym?! Is physical activity not your reason for being there?! To the girls with the “status bags”: if the rest of your outfit doesn’t total or surpass the price of your bag, what are you really saying about your status? I’m middle class, but I wish I was rich? Ladies, stop frontin’!!! We’re broke college students!!! After you get your degree and begin your career, then you can afford to step your WHOLE game up, not just your purse. #thinksmartladies. Its sad so many students leave comments about others and or slow to critisize themselves are we not all human and as college students should we not be considering the reason for someones actions instead of first criticizing them. Learn and appreciate that someone elses differences could compliment your own. Just stay perfectly still, she’s like a T-Rex.. She won’t see us if we don’t move. Is there going to be a language course at ODU offered in Abbrevs? I can’t keep up with all this stupid lingo. To the ODU police officers on segways in the 43rd street parking lot last night: I would like to see more patrolling and less 360 trick competitions..thank you. To my fellow students who think they must make a “clever” comment when they see me in uniform: No, I don’t know where Osama Bin Laden is. Stop asking. Ladies, I know I look like him, but seriously, stop asking me to flip my hair. I’m not Justin Bieber... People in the golf cart when it is raining, which it does 5 out of 7 days, give me a ride!!!!! And stop splashing water on me when you go by! To the people who like to play their music really loud, it makes my whole room vibrate and my head pound. Think you could turn it down or, hey, use headphones and blast it directly into your own ears?

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