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WEDNESDAY | 4.24.2013 | MaceandCROWN.COM | Vol. 55, Issue 24

BELLIGERENT ODU STUDENT GRANTED BOND By: Derek Page Editor-in-Chief Mace & Crown Old Dominion University student Tyler Bergeron, 20, of Herndon, Va. was the “calm, stereotypical pothead playing acoustic guitar,” something seemingly antithetical to recent charges brought against him. According to a friend, whom wished to remain anonymous, Bergeron had a good heart and always meant well. “He just loved making music and making new friends,” the friend said in a Facebook message. “He was always kind of weird but always a super nice dude. It’s hard for me to imagine him how the police describe him.” Police charged Bergeron with a single felony count of conspiring to commit an act of terrorism on April 10. He was granted a $50,000 bond last Wednesday, April 17. A conviction on the felony charge has a punishment of 20 years to life in prison. Police searched Bergeron’s apartment and found his journal in which he proclaimed himself a “domestic terrorist,” according to the warrant. An affidavit for the search warrant stated Bergeron asked his roommate, a firearms instructor, to get him a concealed weapons permit and assist him with shooting better, the Virginian-Pilot reported. The roommate did not comply. Bergeron’s attorney, William Taliaferro, told the court he was diagnosed with a mental illness and was no longer taking his medications. By his own volition, Bergeron checked himself into the hospital and turned himself into the police. General District Judge Bruce Wilcox ordered Bergeron to live under the close supervision of his parents in Northern Virginia, submit to drug tests and take his prescribed medicine. Bergeron was also banned from ODU campus and from possessing any firearms or weapons. “We chilled everyday since January. He never once brought up shooting anyone. He



SPORTS NBA PLAYOFFS BASKETBALL RECONSTRUCTION was all about peace and love and music,” the friend said. “He would even say a Rastafarian prayer to Jah every time before he would smoke.” Nearing the end of March, he began to dress and act uncharacteristically and told his roommate via the internet he was “gonna start shooting [people] at school” according to a search warrant. Bergeron and his roommates weren’t friends and didn’t speak to each other much, said the friend. “He was just some kid who stayed in his room and played video games all the time and never really talked to Bergeron,” the friend said of Bergeron’s roommate. The friend said Bergeron came over the day before his arrest, behaving strangely and saying he hadn’t slept in days after taking DMT at a Slightly Stoopid concert on March 24. He had cut his hair, shaved his

beard, had writing and symbols on his arms and didn’t look well. He was also frantic and extremely upset over the death of his dog. “He came over and was acting weirder than I’d ever seen him act,” the friend said. Bergeron wasn’t acting violent but showed signs of depression and mania. His friend said he was “laying on my bed bawling then suddenly laughing real hard. I’ve never seen him act like that.” “He just did way too many drugs and believed too much… orbital celestial outer space [stuff]. Dude’s like on a permanent trip,” the friend said. Bergeron’s Facebook displays a cover photo with he and Alex Gray, an American artist specializing in spiritual and psychedelic art and a practitioner of Vajrayana Buddhism. Many of Bergeron’s other Facebook images have psychedelic and Rastafarian themes.

Bergeron also lists on his Facebook having worked as a “warrior” for “The Kingdom of God” and a “minstrel” of the “multiverse,” the hypothetical set of multiple possible universes that together comprise everything that does and can exist. His religious views say, “Love is my religion.” The friend said the arrest came as a surprise considering how much time they spent together. He figured, in that time, disturbing characteristics would become visible. “[He was] always smiling and preaching universal love and peace and music,” the friend said. “I feel like he was on a bad trip and saying nonsense and the wrong person heard and told the police or something.” Bergeron is no longer an ODU student.

Confucius Institute Opening By: Josh Bray Staff Writer Mace & Crown Old Dominion University, in partnership with the Minzu University of China, held the opening celebration for ODU’s new Confucius Institute at the Ted Constant Convocation Center on April 19, 2013. Old Dominion University is one of only 70 American universities to be a designated Confucius Institute. The new institute will act as a local cultural hub with the main objective of bridging the gap between the two allied countries through joint educational programs that focus on language, learning, and teaching. “We have the capacity to bring the distance of the Chinese and American people closer,” said Old Dominion’s President Broderick. “The greater will be

our common ground and understanding.” The celebration opened with the world premier of “Fantasy on Chinese Melodies” by Old Dominion’s Dr. Adolphus Hailstork, who created the instrumental piece specifically for the opening of the Confucius Institute. Students from the Minzu University of China performed several themed folk dances and other students from the Capital University of Physical Education and Sports in Beijing gave a martial arts performance. “I have had this position for 20 months,” said Professor Fang Maotian, Minister Counselor of the Office of Educational Affairs Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the United States. “Out of all the institutes I have seen, Old Dominion’s is most impressive.”

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Dining Out For Life is an annual fundraising event supporting Access AIDS Care, a Hampton Roads based HIV/AIDS support and prevention service. This year marks the event’s 10th anniversary and is scheduled for Thursday, April 25. It will involve 80 local restaurants with 20 to 25 percent of the patron’s bill being donated to helping those affected with HIV/AIDS in Hampton Roads. Almost $90,000 was raised from 79 restaurants during last year’s event. ODU OUT will be supporting the effort at Pelon’s Baja Grill on W 22 Street in Norfolk starting at 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.

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NEWS Mace & Crown Staff :

Dominion Bookstore, the Ten Percent Cheaper ODU Bookstore

Derek Page Editor-in-Chief Jessica Scheck News Editor Alyssa Narvell Arts & Entertainment Editor Jordan Jones Sports Editor Jessica Starr Copy Editor Ellison Gregg Photography Editor Jimmy Long Senior Graphic Designer James Porter II Advertising Director Allison Terres Webmaster DeAngelo Thorpe Distribution Manager Dominique Bailey Arts & Entertainment Assistant Aaron Roland Copy Assistant Sean Burke Web Design Assistant Mitchell Brown Assistant Sports Editor Senior Writer: Brian Jerry Staff Writers: Eryn Tolley Kadeem Porter Emma Needham Eric Smith Meghan Larson Staff Photographers: Rachel Chasin AJ McCafferty Taylor Roy Claud Dargan Marlie De Clerk Chris Ndiritu Ari Gould 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 self-supporting 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

The Dominion Bookstore offers students another place to save on textbooks and ODU gear. By: Marta Quero Vara de Rey Contributing Writer Mace & Crown With the motto, “Everything 10 percent cheaper,” Dominion Bookstore tries to compete with the official Old Dominion University bookstore and for now, the battle is going quite well. Located in a small commercial center on 47 West Street in the middle of ODU’s campus, the store sells textbooks, clothing and school supplies. Unlike the university bookstore, this shop is part of Nebraska Book Company, Inc. and has no affiliation with the university. If there is a textbook store on campus, why open another business with the same purpose? “Most schools of ODU’s size can support two bookstores. Having two bookstores is good for the students,” store manager Noel Fawcett said “Having two stores gives students the opportunity to find the best price for books and spend as little as possible in school supplies.” Dominion Bookstore carries only books assigned by ODU faculty, and they sell these books at least ten percent cheaper than the other store. “We have to compete with a store that

Word Is… Earthquake Hits China’s Sichuan Province, Killing at Least 156 and Injuring Thousands China was hit with a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Saturday, injuring thousands of residents and killing more than 156 people. The epicenter was reported to be under the county Ya’an, only eight miles below the surface. Not long after the earthquake struck at 8 a.m. Bejing time, Chinese troops at-

has the back of the school,” Fawcett said, “so if we want to compete we have to offer something else.” Unlike the university bookstore, Dominion Bookstore also offers the option of renting all books, not just some of them. Little things like these can make a big difference in business. However, Dominion Bookstore is at a disadvantage because many people are unaware of its existence. “For example, freshmen will go to the other bookstore at orientation, because it’s part of the school. Even Leo Online connects to that store,” said Fawcett. So, Dominion Bookstore discounts textbooks and school supplies. If costumers find books cheaper at a different store, Dominion Bookstore will match that price. “I heard Dominion Bookstore was cheaper from some friends,” ODU student Gabby Solomon said. “The official bookstore charges too much, usually.” Fawcett has planned for next fall to use social media, like Facebook and Twitter to increase his store’s presence. “I think the best way to reach students is through social media. Nowadays that is the way to reach the public, “student Gabriele Veltre, said.

Unlike Dominion Bookstore, the ODU official store allows students to pay for books using their financial aid money. Since Dominion Bookstore isn’t affiliated with the university, it has no access to this money. “We are trying to find a way to offer students a way where they can get an account here and then, when their financial aid comes in, they can pay back,” Fawcett said. For a store whose income is mainly based on the sale of books, remaining profitable during the semester is not easy. “This time of the year is very slow, but we know that’s going to happen,” Fawcett said. “Our big sale is at the beginning of the semester, then everything slows down.” However, the growth of ODU’s prominence in the Commonwealth of Virginia and nationally has led to a significant increase in the sale of clothes with the ODU logo. “During the fall when we’re not selling books, we can make $2000 on a football weekend,” Fawcett said. Dominion Bookstore has more than one competitor. With the increase of the use of technology and Internet book sales, both stores have a new competition, and its name is Amazon.

“Amazon is probably the biggest competitor for both stores. Amazon is the hardest competition,” Fawcett said. “If it was just these two stores, we both would make enough money to be satisfied.” To address this problem, Dominion Bookstore has begun to offer eBooks. Fawcett said they plan to offer more eBooks in the near future, which will also cut costs for the store. Most employees are ODU students, which helps the store’s visibility. “I have students that go to class and the professor has forgotten to order the book,” Fawcett, said, “then the student comes to me and tells me the book his or her professor needs and I order it.” “Dominion Bookstore is a lot cheaper than the other store,” Catherine Tyler, ODU student and Dominion Bookstore employee, said. “As a student I like the variety of clothes that this store offers, and it’s also closer to campus.” Fawcett hopes that eventually, the store becomes more popular among students. “ODU is an expanding college, and my company and I see a way of growing with the school,” she said.

tempted to recover those trapped under the fallen debris. Aftershocks continued after the initial quake with some measuring up to 5.0 magnitude. The earthquake happened only about 150 miles from the 2008 earthquake that left 87,000 people missing or dead.

nuclear weapons and prevent the technology from spreading as a way to promote peaceful cooperation. Five major powers labeled North Korea and Iran as “serious challenges” on Friday. They noted Iran was one of the biggest threats to the treaty. Ramin Mehmanparast, the Iran foreign ministry spokesman stated that Iran is “loyal” to the treaty.

of Garissa in Kenya on Thursday. The attackers targeted a hotel in the area and are reportedly part of a series of incidents that have occuredw in the area since October. Kenya has gone through a number of similar attacks since it’s army move to southern Somalia to fight against Islamist al-Shabab militants in 2011. Five people from the incident were injured and taken to the Kenyan Red Cross. Police are currently investigating the situation and are attempting to identify the attackers.

Report: Iran Says it Will Remain Loyal to Nuclear Non-Proliferation Pact The Iranian foreign ministry has said that the country will continue to cooperate with the U.N. Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which aims to secure

Eight Killed in Gun attack in Kenyan town of Garissa An attack by a group of armed man killed at least eight people in the town


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Making Up Academic Ground: The G.I. Broke Follow Up By: Brian Jerry Senior Writer Mace & Crown Back in February, the Mace & Crown ran a story entitled “G.I. Broke”, which addressed the tardy payments given to military veterans on campus. The G.I. Bill is part of the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944 and grants veteran service members cash payments of tuition and living expenses to attend college, among other expenses. In the story, 33-year-old senior criminology student and 14-year military veteran Kenneth Smith was one of those vets who struggled with paying tuition as a result of nonpayment from the Veteran’s Affairs Office. Smith even had to dig into his personal savings account to pay his mortgage because the money he would use for that would go to tuition. But now, his life has gotten more positive. “Since the story came out, things got better almost immediately. About two weeks after [it] came out, I actually got paid. The only thing about that was the semester was already well underway and I was already behind in some classes,” Smith said. “So I’m just waiting to see how everything turns out. But the reason why I was behind was because I didn’t have the money to buy the books for the classes like I should have.” Smith has caught up with most of his classes and he credits his academic bounceback to his military discipline. “Most military members are resilient anyway. We don’t have any problems catching up with stuff because we’re just used to doing that,” Smith said. “But the issue is we shouldn’t have to. It sort of puts us in a bad situation, especially when you’re trying to keep your GPA up or go to graduate school, law school, things like that.” Now, Smith doesn’t have to dig into his savings as he did before. The dependenc of getting by on that money is not affecting him as much as it did before because when Smith got paid, he was able to catch back up with everything. And the issue of nonpayment of

mortgage was affecting his credit. He knows $1,500 is not enough per month to pay bills, but it’s enough for him to pay housing. “Since I wasn’t getting that money, I wasn’t able to pay my mortgage. [It] was actually four or five months behind. And I’m not the only one having these problems. That’s the reason why I keep bringing it up. Not because I’m worried about the money, I’m worried about my credit that I’ve spent 10, 15 years building up to come here and have it destroyed because I [wasn’t] getting paid on time,” he said. Unfortunately, his credit score has since gone down. But the good news is Smith’s mortgage is caught up. And thanks to the financial aid money coming through from payments via the G.I. Bill, it’s paid off. Now, he’s just worried about the summer and fall semesters. Smith is anxious to see how these next few months will turn out. He registered for the upcoming semesters on April 16 at 8 a.m. and he expects to get paid on time. “Those are my expectations. [VA Certifying Official at the ODU Registrar’s Office] Kristopher West stated that we get paid based on our registration slots, pre-registration, things like that. Well I’ve already registered, like always,” Smith said. “And [now] I’m just expecting to get paid on time.” Although the office hasn’t been in contact with him since the story came out, Smith is concentrating on what he can control: his schooling. Smith expects to graduate this fall with a criminology degree. Another student affected was four-year active Navy veteran Chad Thomas. In the past story, Thomas had to retake a biology class because he didn’t have the money to pay for the lab manual. The $1,500 he wasn’t paid resulted in him taking money out of his own bank account as well. The real surprise came when he considered transferring to another university. Now, he’s had almost a complete change of tune and is in a much better place academically. “After the story came out, [I] saw a lot of progress and everything changed. So it’s less time waiting,” Thomas said. “I guess we’ll

see this coming semester, how things will go. But I think it’ll change a lot.” Everything this semester was sent to the 24-year-old junior political science major in a timely fashion. He didn’t have to worry or call the office to ask about anything. This semester has been much smoother for him. Payments have been much faster since the article came out. He also plans to re-take the biology class this coming fall. When asked about how this semester’s payments have affected his grades, Thomas without hesitation noted that he’s made up

Two Countries, One Mission ODU Students Partner with Physicians for Peace to Help At-Risk Mothers By: Rachel Bryant Staff Writer Mace & Crown Norfolk, Va. (April 1, 2013) – For most students, spring break conjures up thoughts of relaxing somewhere warm in tropical breezes, far from schoolwork, perhaps on a Caribbean vacation. But, for seven nursing students and two physical therapy students from ODU, a work-free spring break took a back seat to teach Resource Mothers, also known as Madres Tutelares, perinatal health education in the Dominican Republic. Resource Mothers was created by Physicians for Peace in the Dominican Republic based on the need to mentor at-risk teenage mothers to ensure a safe and healthy pregnancy, delivery and first year of a child’s life.

The nursing students offered instruction on perinatal topics such as signs and symptoms of infant dehydration and awareness of sexually transmitted diseases. Hands-ontraining included reinforcement of vital sign assessment. This training and education helps Resource Mothers assist their clients in seeking medical attention and preventing more serious complications. The physical therapy students focused on teaching the importance of recognizing infant motor milestones, as well as ways to reduce musculoskeletal pain during pregnancy. “I saw this trip as a way to gain a different perspective from what I’ve been learning in nursing school, “ said Marcella Kennedy, an ODU nursing student who graduates in August 2013. “I’ve learned that the problems

I’ve seen in my clinical experiences are international problems as well.” To gain a better understanding of the women’s daily struggles and living conditions, the students interviewed Spanishspeaking Resource Mothers and their

much academic ground and the timely payment was part of that success. “[It’s] way better. Way better because I don’t have to worry about when I’m going to get paid. So, I just worry about school like I’m supposed to,” Thomas said. “So, that article helped a lot [in] the whole situation.” Going forward, Thomas feels the VA Office will improve their practices because so many veterans have had this problem. “When you’re having this problem, you can’t really focus in school like a lot of us. So, I’m hoping and I think going forward [that]

everything will be fine. I have faith,” he said. Thomas said he’ll find out how well things go in the summer and fall sessions but nonetheless, he believes everything will be fine because a group of veterans like him brought to light a serious situation. The VA Office cut the waiting time down by almost a month, so, according to him, it’s some progress. Thomas registered for the summer and fall semesters on April 18th at 11 a.m., and he expects to graduate in the summer of 2014 with a political science degree.

teenage clients. During the week- long trip, students had the opportunity to accompany Resource Mothers as they worked with clients in their local neighborhoods. Students also toured the maternal child regional hospital, Los Minas Maternity Hospital, and the Dominican Association for Rehabilitation facility. “Access to healthcare is a significant problem for young women of the lower socioeconomic classes in Santo Domingo,” said Janice Hawkins, Chief Academic Advisor for ODU School of Nursing, and chaperone on the yearly trip. “Nursing students who go on this trip gain a new understanding of the limited healthcare services in the Dominican Republic compared to our own in the U.S.” The multidisciplinary spring break international outreach coordinated in collaboration with Physicians for Peace is now in its second year, and includes physical therapy and nursing students, as well as faculty from both specialties. Interestingly, two students on the trip are also involved in the Norfolk based Resource Mothers program where they work with low-income teenage mothers through their community health class. Kennedy is one of these students who had

the opportunity to bridge her clinical work locally with the recent study abroad trip. “It was so interesting to meet the Resource Mothers internationally after having worked with women with similar problems in my own backyard,” Kennedy said. “In particular, teenage girls in both countries have problems with transportation to doctors’ appointments and affording diapers. The two groups aren’t as different as I imagined,” Kennedy said. Infant mortality rates are high in the Dominican Republic at 21.3 deaths per 1000 live births in 2012, compared to 6 deaths per 1000 live births in the United States, according to the Central Intelligence Agency. Dr. Ramon Lopez, Director of Physicians for Peace Latin Americas, said this is due, in part, to high teenage pregnancy rates. “Many of these girls have not graduated from high school,” Lopez said. “This is why the Madres Tutelares are so important. They provide education and motivate these girls toward economic independence. We give hope of a better life,” Dr. Lopez said of the Madres Tutelares. “We motivate these girls to want a better life for themselves and their babies.”


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ARTS & entertainment

Campus Chaos 2013 dominion lawn saturday, april 27th 12pm-4pm

ODU Gets Chaotic By: Alli Terres Webmaster Mace & Crown With the theme “Day Party,” Day Chaos will heat things up with a variety of daytime activities like water balloon fights, spray paint art; and a foam party, sumo suits, plus free food. There also will be live performances at the “Rock The Quad” show featuring music artist from the ODU community like include Masego, Wrighteous, UnCommon Ground and more. Organized by SAC and a variety of cosponsors including SGA, Marine Biology Student Association, Old Dominion Ghost Hunters; Modern Gentlemen Society and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.. Campus Chaos will be broken into two parts, Day Chaos and Night Chaos. This year Day Chaos will begin at noon and has been centralized to the Quad Lawn, Dominion Lawn, and the Student Recreation Center. Masego - Hip Hop, Smooth Jazz, and Contemporary Christian “I think the unpredictable aspect of me

as an artist makes live shows something to look forward to. I’m known to freestyle, sing and rap, I do what you call live looping on stage and I always solo on the sax and piano. I’m in the process of currently finding out who I am and what I want to be known as artist wise.” Check out his music at MasegoMusic. com or Wrighteous – Hip Hop and Alternative “Anyone who comes out to the show should expect to just have fun. Performing is an experience that is one of a kind and I want to give as much as I possibly can.” Check out his music at UnCommon Ground – R&B and Pop “UnCommon Ground is made up of a group of friends who decided to put their vocal and musical talents together to create a band. With Darius Mines, Rivers Taylor, and Clarence Cartwright on vocals, the band creates a unique soul sound that is entirely original and growing.” Check out their music at uncommon-

Featured Events free food foam party dash for dollars polar plunge water slide water balloon fight water tag

bungee trampolines ultimate frisbee bobble noggins sumo suits spray paint art

Night Chaos Night Chaos begins at 8 p.m. the Webb Center To wind down later on, Night Chaos will provide a wide range of entertainment that will appeal to anyone. Tickets are $15 for general tickets, but just $5 for students. The doors will open at 7 p.m. with a packed schedule including three different headliners such as Elle Varner, The Cataracs, and Radical Something. Elle Varner: Gabrielle Serene Varner, simply known as Elle Varner, is an American recording artist. Raised in Los Angeles, she attended New York University’s Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music. “With the release of her debut album, Perfectly Imperfect (MBK Entertainment/RCA Records), which she wrote and co-produced, it’s evident that her early experiences have served her well,” reads her website. For more of her music visit,

The Cataracs: The Cataracs are an American hip hop indie-pop band formed in Berkeley, California, consisting of Niles “Cyrano” Hollowell-Dhar, a songwriter, vocalist, and producer and formerly David “Campa” Benjamin Singer-Vine, a songwriter and vocalist. Radical Something: Radical Something is an independent trio composed of Alex Lagemann, Josh Hallbauer, and Michael Costanzo. According to the trio has “blend hip-hop and rock with a decidedly Californian vibe”. Campus Chaos will be ODU’s last large event before final exams. SAC is hoping Campus Chaos will provide students with a relaxing and fun environment..


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Tickle Your Funny Bone The Iguana opens its doors after its big renovation

Now under new management, the Night of The Iguana will simply be named The Iguana, and is making strides to attract more students with live entertainment.

By: Kadeem Porter Staff Writer Mace & Crown Hampton Boulevard has always been home to businesses that keep local students occupied. Luckily, for ODU, the Night of the Iguana has stripped its name to just The Iguana and has been focusing more on this effort. Since its grand re-opening, The Iguana has switched over managers and menus. The Iguana now serves for less and has plenty of special deals, performances, and a variety of live entertainment. Music lovers will be delighted to know that Friday and Saturday nights at The Iguana are usually booked for local and upcoming talents that are building a name for themselves. Starting in May, The Iguana will bring back the Iguana Laughs, a comedy event that runs in sequence with their College Night every Wednesday. This event will be hosted by Channing Tyner, a local comedian and entertainer who initally started doing open mic workshop shows. The weekly comedy event will have a $5 cover charge, $3 for students, and will feature food specials like tacos, wings and draft beers for under a dollar. Afterward, seven funny, locally known acts will showcase their talents. The event will end with a DJ set. Some of the comedians that have previously performed at the Iguana Laughs include Derek Williams, Elsa Waithe ‘E’, Remus Borisov, Dave Rudabaub, Joseph DePaul,who is also a magician, and Susan Sussman. Each week will bring a different set of performers, adding to the ever-changing atmosphere of The Iguana. The Iguana is committed to creating a fun environment for students looking for laughs and a good time, but within their budget. Due to this reality, comedians are chosen with consideration towards who can relate to students. Since The Iguana has committed itself to being a hub for live entertainment, Tyner proposed the venue also feature a weekly comedy contest. It will give audience members the opportunity to perform a 60-second comedy routine. This would be the only comedy show in Norfolk and would solidify The Iguana’s title as a great place for students who want to laugh and have a good time.

Part of a Community 2 MILLION YOUTUBE VIEWS FOR ODU STUDENT By: Sean Burke Assistant Webmaster Mace & Crown Very few people can say they have had their work seen over 2 million times, but Troy Lawson, an senior ODU marketing major and avid YouTuber , can. Lawson’s 58 videos are so popular that he currently has 15,000 subscribers. . His most popular video, “What Guys Do Right Before Girls Come Over” has almost 1.2 million views alone. His channel, IhateVAComedy1, is home to hilarious videos that mostly deal with relationships, social topics and advice. Although some material is more serious than others, all the material has a comedic

tone and should not be taken too seriously. Despite his current popularity, Lawson was unaware of YouTube’s large audience and community before he started making videos a year ago. “I got started really just ranting on twitter [about] different topics, [and] somebody suggested that I should start making videos, so I recorded a few videos and uploaded them on YouTube. I got [a lot] of good feedback about the videos and started to make more. I had no idea that YouTube was such a big deal and that so many people watched,” Lawson said. Luckily, Lawson quickly began to understand the power of YouTube. YouTube is an internet community that

contains billions of videos, making it easy for users to get lost. In order to avoid this, video uploaders need to standout. Lawson encouraged potential YouTubers to be unique. “Be yourself, “ he said. “Don’t try to be like anyone else you may enjoy on YouTube. The biggest thing you should take from successful YouTubers is their work ethic. No one on YouTube became successful by being lazy or complacent.” Lawson also advised potentials to remain consistent. “Staying consistent is the key ingredient to being successful. You don’t have to be the most entertaining person in the world, but if you stay consistent your audience will eventually find you and by the time they find you will have [a lot] of mate-

rial for them to enjoy,” Lawson said. Despite Lawson’s high viewership, he recognizes that gaining views, subscribers and overall popularity is a process. “ Don’t get discouraged by low views or subscribers. YouTube works a lot differently than any other sites. There is so much content on YouTube it takes people a lot of time to sometimes find you. There are billions of videos on there you have to be patient,” Lawson said. Part of YouTube, and the internet as a whole, is an emphasis on finding small communities and growing them into large communities with interested and interactive viewers. Unfortunately, Virginia is not yet a YouTube haven. Lawson hopes that YouTube users throughout the community

can unify and build a network that will allow each individual’s talents to be seen by a larger viewer base. “I think that would be a great idea. Virginia has been kind of slow [at] recognizing the potential that YouTube has. I’m all for content creators coming together and creating great work,” he said. If any of Lawson’s videos sound interesting, or you would like to contact him for comments, his YouTube channel can be found at: ihatevacomedy1/featured. Be cautioned, many of the videos contain adult situations and adult language which may not be appropriate for younger viewers.

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The NBA is Just Heating Up

The 2012-2013 NBA Regular Season Has Been Full of Surprises

By: Jasmine Blackwell Staff Writer Mace & Crown We watched the Pistons’ Brandon Knight get ran over like a freight train by the Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan. Golden State’s Stephen Curry hit 270 three-pointers this season, breaking the NBA single season record three-pointers. The Miami Heat rolled out 27 consecutive wins, falling just six games short of the Los Angeles Lakers historic streak. Although overshadowed by the Heat, The Denver Nuggets pulled off a 15-game winning streak. This was not the longest streak in the Western Conference this year (The Clippers tossed out 17 in a row). What made the Nuggets’ streak so impressive is that they did it without having one player on the roster that was seriously considered for the All-Star team. Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant suffered the worst injury of his career. Bryant shuffled off the court after rupturing his Achilles tendon, but not before showing true mamba mentality by making two free

throws to help the Lakers win a pivotal game against the Warriors. The Boston Celtics took a steep fall from the top. Midway through the season, Boston lost point guard Rajon Rondo after he tore his ACL, leaving the championship roster of the 2007-08 Celtics with just two pieces; Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. “I’m excited to watch all of the playoff series, especially the Thunder vs. Rockets. I am also excited to watch Stephen Curry and Golden State play,” NBA fan Reggie Lewis said. The Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies will meet in the first round of the playoffs for the second consecutive year. After last year’s disappointing first round, the Grizzlies hope to redeem themselves with Zach Randolph leading the way. The Clippers have an edge this season with eight players averaging at least eight points per game. The no. 7 Lakers will be facing the no. 2 San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the playoffs without Bryant and will also likely be missing Steve Nash. Both Los Angeles and San Antonio have struggled with recent injuries. Steve Blake, Dwight Howard, and

Paul Gasol must step up for Los Angeles. With Tony Parker, Manu Ginobli, Tim Duncan, and Kawhi Leonard all healthy, yet the Spurs do stand a good chance at taking the series.

I’m excited to watch all of the playoff series, especially the Thunder vs. Rockets. I am also excited to watch Stephen Curry and Golden State play, Curry has led the Warriors to the playoffs for the first time since 1994. The no. 3 Denver Nuggets will face the no. 6 Golden State Warriors. “I anticipate this series to be very exciting with high scoring games. I also expect Andre Iguodala to have a good series,”

said NBA fan Demetrius Whipple. This season, the Nuggets have proven they can hang with the elite class of the West. The Nuggets have beaten the Thunder and Grizzlies three times each, the Clippers twice, and the Spurs once. It will be interesting to see how Denver plays in the post season. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook will lead the no. 1 Oklahoma City Thunder as they play the no. 8 Houston Rockets in an exciting seven-game series. The Thunder earned 60 wins without Harden, last season’s sixth man of the year. The Rockets have exceeded expectations with Harden leading the way, in attempt to prove why he turned down a contract extension from the best team in the West. The Rockets will also look to Jeremy Lin to spice things up with ‘Linsanity’ this postseason. The no. 7 Celtics will be facing the no. 2 Knicks in the first round of the playoffs. If Garnett is playing with the same intensity as his playoff run last season then the Celtics could give the Knicks a run for their money. The Knicks, of course, will look to this season’s leading scorer, Carmelo Anthony, to continue his remarkable play. With Anthony

shooting well and help from a fiery J.R. Smith, the Knicks will be hard to beat. The no. 3 Indiana Pacers will face the no. 6 Atlanta Hawks. The Pacers’ hard-hitting defense will be difficult to overcome. The Hawks will answer back to this tough defense with Kyle Kover, DeShawn Stephenson and John Jenkins sinking open shots from the perimeter. The no. 4 Brooklyn Nets will host the no. 5 Chicago Bulls in game one, marking the first pro postseason game in Brooklyn since the 1956 World Series. The Nets’ pointguard Deron Williams, with his new focus and scoring ability, will play a key role for the Nets. “This is going to be a good one. Without Rose the Bulls are doing really well. [I think] Noah will step up,” NBA fan Demetrius Whipple said. As defending Champs, the Miami Heat are the team to beat. The no. 8 Milwaukee Bucks will have the toughest matchup in the Eastern Conference as they face off with the Heat. The Heat have multiple weapons in Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh, not to mention a bench that can hold their own.


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2013 WNBA Draft Recap Griner, Delle Donne, Diggins headline historic rookie imported class By: Brian Jerry Senior Writer Mace & Crown Twelve of the top women’s college basketball players in the country gathered last week under the bright lights of the ESPN studios in Bristol, Connecticut for the 2013 WNBA Draft presented by State Farm. This year’s top trio was dubbed the ‘3 to See’. The Phoenix Mercury, had the first overall pick and selected Baylor’s Brittney Griner. Next up, the Chicago Sky took Delaware’s Elena Delle Donne second overall. And the Tulsa Shock used the third overall choice to choose Notre Dame’s Skylar Diggins. Griner was dominant throughout her four years at Baylor and finished her stellar collegiate career as a center ranked first in Women’s NCAA Division I history, with 748 blocks and 18 dunks. She also finished second with points (3,283) and double figure scoring games (146 of 148). Her sixfoot-eight presence brings an immediate impact to a team that finished dead last in the Western Conference (7-27), suffering player losses to injuries that included a pair of AllStars in Diana Taurasi and Penny Taylor. Delle Donne brings a serious offensive pedigree to the table, as she led the nation in scoring as a junior, finished second as a

senior and ended her career as the fifth leading scoring in NCAA history with 3,039 points. The six-foot-five star Blue Hen forward heads to a Sky team that has never made the playoffs in their six-year franchise history. After the Delaware forward was picked, ESPN’s Rebecca Lobo dubbed Chicago as the preliminary favorites in the East. Diggins is a four time All-American who finished her career leading the lady Irish in points, steals, and ranks second in assists. The closest team to the Hampton Roads region is the Washington Mystics, who chose Ohio State guard Tayler Hill, a five-foot-ten defensive specialist who average 20-plus points in her junior and senior year for the Lady Buckeyes. The New York Liberty had two first round picks (four and seven) in the draft and selected six-foot-four Texas A&M center, Kelsey Bone who declared a year early and six-foot-two Oklahoma State Forward Toni Young, respectively. Bone was named to the All-SEC First Team and a unanimous AllBig 12 pick. The Seattle Storm went with Maryland’s Tianna Hawkins at number six. The six-foot-three forward was an All-ACC First Team selection and lead the conference in scoring.

2013 WNBA DRAFT - ROUND 1 1 Phoenix Mercury (7-27), Brittney Griner 2 Chicago Sky (14-20), Elena Delle Donne 3 Tulsa Shock (9-25), Skylar Diggins 4 Washington Mystics (5-29), Tayler Hill 5 New York Liberty (15-19), Kelsey Bone 6 Seattle Storm (16-18), Tianna Hawkins 7 New York Liberty (15-19), Toni Young 8 San Antonio Silver Stars (21-13), Kayla Alexander 9 Indiana Fever (22-12), Layshia Clarendon 10 Los Angeles Sparks (24-10), A’dia Mathies 11 Connecticut Sun (25-9), Kelly Faris 12 Minnesota Lynx (27-7), Lindsey Moore

The San Antonio Silver Stars took six-foot-four center, Kayla Alexander from Syracuse at number eight. Alexander is the only player in school history, to score 2,000 or more points with 2,024. A surprise in the tournament, the California Lady Bears were led all the way to the Final Four by five-foot-nine guard Layshia Clarendon, who was chosen with the ninth pick by the defending WNBA champion Indiana Fever. Clarendon earned All-PAC-12 First Team

honors as a senior. With the 10th choice, the Los Angeles Sparks went with five-foot-nine guard A’dia Matthies. She was the first Wildcats guard, male or female, to post 1,900 points, 600 rebounds, 300 assists, and 300 steals in college. Under new coach and former Lady Monarch Basketball great Anne Donovan, the Connecticut Sun stayed local and chose five-foot-nine UConn guard Kelly Farris with the 11th choice. The Lady Husky was

2013 WNBA DRAFT - ROUND 2 1 (13) Atlanta Dream (19-15), Alex Bentley 2 (14) Minnesota Lynx (27-7), Sugar Rodgers 3 (15) New York Liberty (15-19), Kamiko Williams 4 (16) San Antonio Silver Stars (21-13), Davellyn Whyte 5 (17) Washington Mystics (5-29), Nadirah McKenith 6 (18) Seattle Storm (16-18), Chelsea Poppens 7 (19) Washington Mystics (5-29), Emma Meesseman 8 (20) San Antonio Silver Stars (21-13), Diandra Tchatchouang 9 (21) Indiana Fever (22-12), Jasmine Hassell 10 (22) Los Angeles Sparks (24-10), Brittany Chambers 11 (23) Connecticut Sun (25-9), Anna Prins 12 (24) Minnesota Lynx (27-7), Chucky Jeffery

the 2013 All-Big East Defensive Player of the Year. The 12th and final pick of the first round was held by the Western Conference champion Minnesota Lynx. They picked five-foot-nine Nebraska standout guard Lindsey Moore. She was a two-time finalist for the Nancy Lieberman Award, another ODU Women’s Basketball great, which is given to the nation’s top Division I point guard.

2013 WNBA DRAFT - ROUND 2 1 (13) Atlanta Dream (19-15), Alex Bentley 2 (14) Minnesota Lynx (27-7), Sugar Rodgers 3 (15) New York Liberty (15-19), Kamiko Williams 4 (16) San Antonio Silver Stars (21-13), Davellyn Whyte 5 (17) Washington Mystics (5-29), Nadirah McKenith 6 (18) Seattle Storm (16-18), Chelsea Poppens 7 (19) Washington Mystics (5-29), Emma Meesseman 8 (20) San Antonio Silver Stars (21-13), Diandra Tchatchouang 9 (21) Indiana Fever (22-12), Jasmine Hassell 10 (22) Los Angeles Sparks (24-10), Brittany Chambers 11 (23) Connecticut Sun (25-9), Anna Prins 12 (24) Minnesota Lynx (27-7), Chucky Jeffery

The Reconstruction Project A one-on-one chat with new head coach Jeff Jones By: Mitchell Brown Senior Writer Mace & Crown The Old Dominion Monarch men’s basketball team went on one of the longest and largest roller coasters last season. In the midst of it all, a long-term decision was made and at the beginning of April a new era has started. The search for a new coach lasted nearly two months and had a pool of over 150 applicants. This came to an end when American University coach Jeff Jones was called upon to take the reigns of the Monarchs with his number one goal of restoring the winning ways of Old Dominion. When Blaine Taylor was dismissed, Dr. Wood Selig made it clear that ODU’s head men’s basketball coach must offer mentorship, guidance and leadership to his players, but also to the ODU community. “Our fans and alumni need encouragement. Our administration needs confidence in our leadership,” Selig said.

Selig felt Jones was the right fit for this time and situation. When I asked Jones about what this job meant to him, the authentic passion in his statement showed instantly what type of coach he will be - a ‘players coach.’ “I think what it means is that it represents a tremendous opportunity…I think it’s a terrific job at an outstanding institution,” he said. Jones hasn’t had much time to get into the city yet, but more importantly he’s focused on getting acquainted with the operations of the program. “We’ve certainly got some work to do but it’s got a tremendous amount of potential but I’m excited to get started,” Jones said. Jones talked about some of the differences from previous schools compared to Old Dominion. “I’m trying to figure out how the athletic department works and being at a state institution there’s a lot more rules and regulations than at a private school so navigating

Playing hard, playing with passion, playing with intensity, that doesn’t vary, whether you’re using a 15 second shot clock or a 25 second shot clock, you’ve got to play hard, so that’s something we want to make sure we have.

those things has been interesting to say the least,” Jones said. Jones understands his selection carries great expecations as the new head coach but he pleas for Monarch Nation to give them time. “I certainly recognize that some folks maybe had some questions but the bottom line is regardless of who came here, you’ve got to do the job and ultimately, that’s where the proof is,” Jones said. A wise man once said that patience is a virtue, and it is essential to the process that Old Dominion is going through. “Hopefully we’ll be able to accomplish those goals and people will give us a chance to get there and we’ll see that the things work out,” he said. It has been awhile since Monarchs last saw the run-and-gun style of basketball that season ticket fans yearn for, but Jones feels like what they will install will be effective and win games. “When I was at American we had at dif-

ferent times, different styles. There were certainly years where we were more individually talented and we played a more fast pace style and there were times when we were still successful but maybe we had some really good pieces but maybe we didn’t have the ability to create offensive opportunities,” Jones said. “In those cases, as a coaching staff, we put in structure to allow our players to be successful. So, that’s the kind of blueprint we will use here,” Jones said. One thing that he wants to see out of all of his players is excellence in the intangibles. “Playing hard, playing with passion, playing with intensity, that doesn’t vary, whether you’re using a 15 second shot clock or a 25 second shot clock, you’ve got to play hard, so that’s something we want to make sure we have,” Jones said. For now, all ODU’s community can do is have faith and continue to wait until Monarch Madness creeps around in October.


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Al See You Around Senior puts cap on four year tenure; Ponders legacy, future, and the road ahead

By: Brian Jerry Senior Writer Mace & Crown Albert Ochagavia’s college tennis career has come to an end. The senior men’s tennis star and native Spaniard saw his number five seed Old Dominion Monarchs fall to fellow five seed Southern Methodist Mustangs 4-0 last Friday afternoon at the Conference USA championships. The man commonly known as “Ocha” teamed with Jonas Kuwert in doubles, but lost to Gaston Cuadranti and Alex Sanders 8-3. Ochagavia also dropped a match in singles to Cuadranti in straight sets 6-2, 6-2. Despite those losses, his career is not defined by them. Instead, he’ll be remembered for his 50 singles and 40 doubles victories on the tennis court. Although he’s happy his individual accomplishments and accomplishments to the program have contributed to the team’s success. At times during his tenure here, Ochagavia’s hunger for the game always pushed him to want even more, for both himself and the guys in the locker room. “As always, that’s sports, I’m very happy I got all those wins and I helped [the program] with not just my record but the school record. But as an athlete, you always want more,” Ochagavia said. You’ve got 50 [and] wonder, ‘why I didn’t get 60.’ But I would make the same question if I would get 60 I would be like, ‘why didn’t I get 70?” So, you’re in that sport where you’re never happy enough.”

During the final regular season match of the year, the senior was honored in a prematch ceremony honoring his tenure with the team. Ochagavia and the team took that contest in a 4-3 victory over James Madison. And he explains how the whole experience felt really special to him. “I don’t think I’m still aware of it. I’ve seen the pictures and I’m like, ‘is that really me? Did it really go that fast? That’s not fair, you know.” He still remembers like it was yesterday how they came to pick him up at the airport his first time. And that’s been more than three years ago. Fast forward to today and he feels right at home. “I’ve been feeling like a family here and I guess it made it so easy [to watch] time just go by. And I was so happy we had such a nice ceremony and they [the coaching staff] took their time, not just the coaches but all the team members,” he said. “They actually gave us some recognition, because at the end of the day we’re all family and we that [connection]. And that’s very nice to come out on our last home game and get some credit for it.” Ochagavia feels like that it was a crowning achievement to his collegiate career. He never thought of it in that way, but he did afterwards. He never thought that day would come and wish he had four more years of eligibility but does not. Nonetheless, he’ll be receiving his mechanical engineering degree this year. But for the Lleida, Spain native, the future is a bit tilted upward towards the clouds.

“I feel like I’m young and I love traveling. And I know that I always have home in Spain, so I know I can always go back. But I definitely don’t mind staying [here] in the US or maybe going to whatever job takes me,” Ochagavia said. “I don’t mind going to Germany, Brazil, or Australia. I really want to see the world and I want to use my degree to get a job to achieve that. So yes but soon [in less than a year] I should get my degree so let’s see.” He admits to definitely missing home and missing his sibling. “Home, that’s a big one yeah of course. I have my sister, which I miss a lot, my parents, all my family. But they kind of make it easy because they share my excitement with me and are proud of what I’m doing,” he said. “So that makes it very easy.” The men’s tennis team has a lot of fun, both on and off the court. And they’re energy and excitement translates to the crowd in attendance at Folkes Stevens Court. Ochagavia spoke of the fun times he’ll remember as a player here, specifically one of his coach’s particularly favorite choice of attire. “Usually I’m the one making the jokes, which is not good because I’m usually the only one laughing. But definitely coach B [Volunteer Assistant Coach John Brinkman]. Sometimes when times are rough, he always shows up with that weird hat or glasses. He just loves that kind of attention and it just makes it very funny because he keeps changing them,” Ochagavia said. “Every time we see him, we always have a big smile on our face. And that happens a lot

[during] rough times and things not going the way you’d like [them] to,” he said. “He’s always with some hat or weird glasses, which I believe he steals from his wife.” When a senior leaves and when all is said and done in their career, they are left with a lasting college legacy. Ochagavia commented on how he would like to be remembered here in Monarch nation. “Definitely as a hard worker. A person

that is very passionate about tennis. That loves it and doesn’t matter how long it takes to improve and get better. Maybe I had way too many injuries and always had that desire to go back and fix whatever was wrong. And that’s how I would like to be remembered as someone that knows, ‘this is what I want’ and I fought as hard as I could to give it.”

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ATHLETEOFTHEWEEK ODU Head football Coach Bobby Wilder announced the captains for the upcoming 2013 season. They are quarterback Taylor Heinicke, left tackle Jack Lowney, defensive tackle Nate Barnes, and safety Andre Simmons.

03/30/13 vs. UNC-Wilmington* Bud Metheny Complex 03/31/13 vs. UNC-Wilmington* Bud Metheny Complex 04/03/13 at Campbell Buies Creek, NC 04/05/13 at James Madison* Harrisonburg, VA. 04/06/13 at James Madison* Harrisonburg, VA. 04/07/13 at James Madison* Harrisonburg, VA. 04/09/13 vs. Richmond Bud Metheny Complex 04/12/13 at Hofstra* Hempstead, NY 04/13/13 at Hofstra* (DH) Hempstead, NY at Hofstra* Hempstead, NY 04/14/13 at Hofstra* Hempstead, NY 04/16/13 at Liberty Lynchburg, VA 04/17/13 at Virginia Charlottesville, VA 04/19/13 vs. William & Mary* Bud Metheny Complex 04/20/13 vs. William & Mary* Bud Metheny Complex 04/21/13 vs. William & Mary* Bud Metheny Complex 04/23/13 vs. VCU War Memorial Stadium-Hampton, VA 04/24/13 vs. Liberty Bud Metheny Complex 04/26/13 at Delaware* Newark, DE 04/27/13 at Delaware* Newark, DE 04/28/13 at Delaware* Newark, DE 04/30/13 vs. VMI Norfolk, Va. 05/03/13 vs. George Mason* Bud Metheny Complex 05/04/13 vs. George Mason* Bud Metheny Complex 05/05/13 vs. George Mason* Bud Metheny Complex 05/10/13 vs. Norfolk State Bud Metheny Complex 05/11/13 at Norfolk State Norfolk, VA 05/14/13 vs. William & Mary War Memorial Stadium-Hampton, VA. 05/15/13 vs. Longwood Bud Metheny Complex 05/17/13 at Wofford Spartanburg, SC 05/18/13 at Wofford Spartanburg, SC

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Lady Monarchs women’s lacrosse team was able to defeat the George Mason Patriots, 16-9, on Senior Night. New ODU men’s basketball coach Jeff Jones announced that he has added John Richardson and Lamar Barrett to his coaching staff.

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Epicurious Eats

Ready for Summer

By: Emma Needham Staff Writer Mace & Crown Everybody can feel it. Classes are coming to an end, projects are due, and exams are underway, but it’s what comes after that everyone is counting down until, summer. To help aid you in this wonderful transition from stress to relaxation, these meals will provide you, your family, and your friends, with some great memories at the table. Breakfast- Breakfast Banana Split Ingredients One banana Greek yogurt

Sliced strawberries Nutella Chopped nuts, toasted Directions Slice the banana lengthwise and place in a bowl. Add two scoop of yogurt with an ice cream scooper. Add the sliced strawberries. Heat some Nutella in the microwave for about 10 seconds. Drizzle over the sundae. Add toasted, chopped nuts. Enjoy your banana split for breakfast! Lunch- Pesto Cranberry Chicken Salad Ingredients Two cups cooked shredded chicken One half cup light mayo Two tbs. pesto

CrownJewels By: Brian Jerry Senior Writer Mace & Crown

About a year ago, I wrote an article entitled “American Idol versus The Voice” and gave you five reasons to choose the former over the latter. I ranted about everything from Idol having the better host, contestants, and judges. It was a very strong position for me, which I held for a very long period of time. But I’m here to say I truly apologize, I had no idea what the heck I was thinking. The Voice blows Idol completely out of water. It’s beaten the former reality singing competition juggernaut in the coveted 1849 demographic for weeks. I for one can officially say I’m no longer an Idol fan. I want nothing to do with that show anymore. But readers, I encourage you to check out Blake Shelton, Shakira, Usher, and Maroon 5’s

Adam Levine in the near future. They are all worth your while. Everything from the chemistry, to the light-hearted even back and forth knee slappers they share on the show as opposed to disputes between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey. Keith Urban is about the only judge left on that show that doesn’t get on my last nerve standing. Sorry Randy Jackson, “Yo Whattup Dawg” expired about five seasons ago. Nonetheless, please accept my sincerest apologies, and Watch The Voice instead. If you’re a true singing show fan, you will not be disappointed. It’s funny how American Idol single handedly made sure that there would be a girl winner. So they proceeded to completely manipulate the show and select the weakest guys they could possibly find, pairing them with the “strongest” girls the show says they’ve ever had. I’m not buying that one. They’re all pretty average to me,

Two tbs. dried cranberries One tbs. chopped walnuts Croissant or sandwich bread of choice Directions In a medium bowl, mix together the mayo and pesto. Toss with the chicken, cranberries, and walnuts. Serve on croissants, or hearty honey wheat bread. Enjoy! Dinner- Tomato Pie Ingredients For crust: Two cups all-purpose flour One tbs. baking powder Kosher salt One fourth tsp. herbes de Provence Six tbs. chilled unsalted butter, cut into

honestly. I proudly purchased two of Phillip Phillips’ singles on iTunes, but I would never buy anything from the crop of ladies on the show currently. No offense, they’re just completely bland in my book. I wouldn’t have a problem with a girl winning if they had a bit of personality, weren’t overshadowed by a handful of prima donna judges, and the byproducts of a manipulatively selective contestant process. Said to benefit them by the producers in an effort to assure the first female winner since Season 6’s Jordin Sparks, who I proudly voted for, by the way. And with that, The Voice and NBC, I award you one of the proudest cyber jewel necklaces I’ve ever give anyone else. Idol, please go away soon, you’ve warn out your welcome that’s been on its last leg for quite some time. It’s been real, or maybe it hasn’t. Mace Spray: I have a dual award in mind for this one. First off, Dean Cain aka Spiderman, you need to give Uncle Sam his cut and stat. The man who played the superhero on the ‘90s

small pieces Three fourth cup milk For filling: Two pound Roma tomatoes Two thirds cup mayonnaise One tsp. herbes de Provence Two tsp. extra-virgin olive oil Two tbs. chopped fresh basil One tbs. finely chopped fresh chives Kosher salt Freshly ground pepper Two cup shredded aged Cheddar One tbs. unsalted butter, melted Directions Make crust: In a food processor, pulse flour, baking powder, one teaspoon salt, and herbes de Provence until combined. Add butter and pulse. Transfer to a large bowl and add milk, stirring. Knead a few times, until dough comes together to form a ball. Divide dough into two pieces, one slightly larger than the other. Place larger dough half on parchment paper and cover with a second sheet. Roll out dough to create a 12-inch circle that is about 1/4-inch thick. Transfer to a baking sheet and refrigerate until chilled, about 20 minutes. Repeat with remaining dough half, rolling it out to a slightly thinner 12-inch circle. While dough is chilling, preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Make filling: Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Place a large bowl of ice water in the sink. Use a sharp knife to carefully score a small X in the bottom of each tomato, then plunge into boiling water for 30 seconds. Using a spoon, immediately transfer tomatoes to ice-water bath for about one minute. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain. Once tomatoes are cool enough to handle, peel and slice into 1/4- to 1/2-inchthick rounds; remove seeds and set tomatoes aside. In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise and herbes de Provence; set aside. Remove thicker dough circle from refrigerator and fit into a nine-inch pie plate. Trim edges of dough, leaving 1/2-inch overhang all around. Brush dough with oil, and then arrange half the tomato slices in overlapping layers on bottom. Sprinkle with half the basil and chives, season with salt and pepper, and sprinkle with one cup cheddar. Arrange remaining tomatoes over cheddar. Sprinkle with remaining basil and chives, season with salt and pepper, top with herbed mayonnaise,

then sprinkle with remaining cheddar. Remove remaining crust from refrigerator and place over the top of tart. Fold overhang under the edge of bottom crust and crimp edges to seal. Brush crust with butter. Bake until crust is golden, 30 to 35 minutes. Transfer tomato pie to a wire rack and let cool for at least 1 hour before serving.

TV show “Louis & Clark: The Adventures of Superman” was hit with two tax liens last week totaling $193,719. Ironically, he was billed on the 75th anniversary of the Superman comic book birth. The actor was also hit for unpaid taxes in the state of California in 2011 and 2012. Time to pay up, my friend. Uncle Sam, is the only person you CAN’T fly away from. Well I guess he’s not a dinosaur from his accuser’s imagin-a-tion. The creator of the popular children’s series “Barney & Friends” was sued last week by a gunshot victim who claimed the creator’s son almost shot him dead. Patrick Leach, the 27-year-old son of “Barney” creator Sheryl Leach, was arrested back in Jan. for allegedly shooting Eric Shanks in Malibu, California. Shanks claimed that Patrick aimed and fired at him while in a car that was parked at the home of Shanks’ mom. Shanks was struck in the chest and is suing Patrick for assault and battery. Also, Sheryl is being hit with a negligence suit, claiming she

should never have allowed Patrick to own a gun given his violent tendencies, while still living at home with mom. Patrick pleaded not guilty to attempted murder in his criminal case. Wow. Well, there you have it ladies and gentlemen. I just ruined your childhood in a matter of paragraphs. You’re welcome. That’s pretty crazy stuff, some of which I’m sure they’re not skipping around in the park and singing about. Tough luck guys, better call Baby Bop and B.J. up to the stand for this one. Take the spray in the eyes Cain for being the alleged evader, and because you got to go home to Louis in the script every night and Patrick for still living at home with your mom at age 27. I’m kidding, but no really, don’t be so negligent and pay up. Whatever you guys do, leave the innocent purple dinosaur out of this. He did nothing to you all to deserve such negative publicity, so shame on you all. Thanks for reading guys and gals, see you all back here next fall.

Dessert- Watermelon Cake Pops Ingredients Two and a half cups flour One half cup unsweetened cocoa powder One tsp. baking soda One half tsp. salt One cup butter, softened Two cups sugar Four eggs One cup sour cream One half cup milk One oz red food color Two tsp. pure vanilla extract Container of cream cheese frosting One half cup mini chocolate chips Two cups white candy melts Two cups green candy melts Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Set aside. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Mix in sour cream, milk, food color and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour mixture until blended. Spoon batter into greased cake pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire rack for five minutes. Remove from pans, and cool completely. After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl. Mix thoroughly with one cup of cream cheese frosting– I used a food processor, and pulsed about four times, trying not to over-blend the mixture. Add the mini chocolate chips. If your cake balls feel a little dry, add more cream cheese frosting, until the mixture comes together and you can roll balls. Roll mixture into 1.5 inch balls and lay on cookie sheet. Place in fridge, and chill for several hours. Melt candy melts as per manufacturers instructions, starting with the white. Using a skewer, dip cake pops in chocolate, tap out excess, and lay on parchment paper until firm. Once they are all firm, repeat using the green candy melts. Happy Summer!


Wednesday 4.24.2013 | MACE & CROWN | D2

Bio-Shocking: “Bioshock Infinite” Review

By: Sean Burke Assistant Webmaster Mace & Crown “Bioshock Infinite” belongs to a caliber of games that comes around only once or twice in a generation. Rarely is a shooter produced that has an affecting narrative, stunning landscapes, great character development, and a fantastic musical score. Ken Levine and his team at Irrational Games have outdone themselves and delivered a masterpiece. “Bioshock Infinite” takes you to the floating utopia of Columbia in 1912 during a new renaissance age for the city. Players are shoved into the shoes of Booker Dewitt, a

detective who is in so much debt that he is given one last job that will result in either all his debt being expunged, or him being killed. The job: find Elizabeth in the city of Columbia and bring her back to the collectors. This proves harder than described due to the vast amount of things actively trying to kill you on this floating Utopia. Which in reality has an undercurrent of rebellion and oppression. The world of Columbia and the rich history that follows it is undisputedly the greatest achievement in “Bioshock Infinite.” The narrative is slowly revealed to the player in small chunks through Voxophones, or voice

ADVICECOLUMN College can be stressful and your friends might be too fake to give you the real answer, so why not post an anonymous question and get the answer you’ve been waiting for? “Ask Meghan” is an advice columnist ready to listen and help you with all of your dilemmas, whatever they may be. All posts are made anonymous. If you wish to write in and you have a Facebook, please search “ODU Advice” and like the page. There you will find a link for you to submit your anonymous questions. If you do not have a Facebook, you can visit Question: How hard is it to get into a sorority? Answer: With sororities, there isn’t really a yes or no answer to tell you. However, I can tell you this. Panhellenic sororities, you can find them on Facebook under the name “Penny Panhellenic,” they usually have a set fall recruitment date and the process is fairly clear cut. You will be able to find a lot of information on each sorority on one of the days within the first couple weeks where they have a big club sign up outside of

the Webb Center. If you have further questions, I would suggest friending the sorority on Facebook. It is all about showing interest and connecting with the sorority that you think you would fit into. I don’t think you will have a tough time with the recruitment process as long as it is something you are committed too. Good luck and well wishes! Question: Is it weird living on the same hall as guys? Answer: It is a bit of an adjustment, but it’s really not as “weird” as you might think. Dorm living, in general, is different from any other type of living experience. People are usually very friendly, leaving their door open while they’re in their room, trying to get to know people and usually playing some music. Other than that, I wouldn’t worry too much about the guys. I lived on a floor of almost all guys my freshman year, and they most definitely added a lot more life to the hall. But most of the time they just kind of chilled and did their own things which were videogames mostly. My advice is to just relax, there will be people you like and some you don’t.

recordings, found in the environment that deal out important story beats and world building monologues. It works well to create a hunger for information that encourages longer play. The aesthetic of a 1912 America, with elements of crude steam powered machines that do incredible things, is fun to look at and makes for interesting environments. But, Columbia is more than just a giant combat arena. Columbia is a place. There is a clear distinction of importance in that statement. Columbia feels like a place that could have existed and has a history, and that is one of the hardest things to do in a modern videogame.

By placing the game in a time period where segregation was fairly prominent throughout society, “Bioshock Infinite” gives itself the freedom to tackle that specific theme in its narrative. The narrative deals with heavy themes like religion, politics, slavery, subjugation and control. Everything fits and has its own unique perspectives. The narrative and the world come together in a way that isn’t seen in other games and makes for a fantastic experience. Irrational Games has already knocked world building out of the park before with “Bioshock,” the start of the Bioshock franchise. Although this game was praised at

release for its stunning art and its relatively new aesthetic, the game is beginning to show its age in its combat mechanics and especially in the last few hours of game play. However, this is a non-problem in “Infinite,” the combat is smooth varied and fluid with lots of tools for destruction. The three main components of combat are vigors, Elizabeth tears, and Skyhook based combat. Vigors are similar to the plasmids of “Bioshock” but now there are more of them, a total of eight that can be used in combination for satisfying effect. Elizabeth is not like most girls in 1912. She has a special ability; being able to open inter-dimensional portals and bring items into the current world. This means that you can change the combat landscape to include a place for higher ground or produce cover, a machine-gun turret, or even a large mechanical version of George Washington that will fight alongside you. It makes for very interesting combinations in combat and encourages the player to explore the environment. The skyhook system not only adds complexity but verticality to the design of the game. Columbia is littered with rails in the sky that are normally used to transport people or cargo via ferries. However, Booker and pretty much every enemy in Infinite, have Skyhooks that can magnetize to the rail systems and propel you above a combat arena in a way that empowers the player and gives a great sense of speed and dynamism to the combat. Dynamism might be the best to describe “Bioshock Infinite” as a whole. The game brings new life to a genre thought doomed to the military setting. From the very beginning of the game, Infinite nudges you into it’s incredibly complex world and makes sure not to tell you everything at once. By only revealing small bits of narrative through the environment, rather than in cut-scene info dumps, Infinite is able to create a sense of unquenchable wonder and curiosity that will follow the player all the way to the end of the game. Infinite is a new masterpiece and will likely be praised even well into the next generation of video games. This game definitely earns 10 out of 10.

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Wednesday 4.17.2013 | MACE & CROWN | E1


CREATIVE ENCLAVE Untitled By: Anthony Cox

Biz-ounce By: Jameisha Harris

I work hard and sometimes fall short I treat life like a long sport I work hard to get to the top Yet I still tend to take a roller coaster drop There were days when I slept in the streets there were days when I could not even wash my feet there were times when I felt no one on my side there were times when I just wanted to hide there were times when I was buried in the ground there were times when I felt lost but now I’m found The clock is ticking 3 2 1 The race is just starting so someone shoot the gun The crowd is chanting go Anthony go God is telling me to control the tempo We run into obstacles of all different sorts But choose your plays wisely because life is a sport

Aren’t you tired of being a bag in which one douches? C’mon, I mean, that’s gotta be draining. Ever thought about retiring for a while? Get yourself a little house in Acapulco or maybe an igloo in Inuit territory. Somewhere you can just cool off a bit. Kindly leave this state make new friends and new victims, I mean women or better yet, don’t. People don’t really care too much for qualities such as yours: resentful, spiteful, tyrannous, so unwilling to let go of grudges. It’s vexing and rather emotionally draining for us, too. So, why don’t you just take my advice and leave for “x” amount of years, I mean weeks. You’ll thank me for it later. Better yet, don’t. Just go-zip line, jet pack, roller blade or bus it, skateboard your way outta my life. Thanks!

Untitled By: Anthony Cox The love and the joy I want to see on her face Do not be scared because my heart is your hiding place When things go wrong I will protect you like a sword but that will not be needed because we are covered by the Lord The things you put me through yet I am still here. Sometimes I want to run away and even shed a tear I know that I have to stay strong and keep GOD first when all goes wrong We can be one just like a team Wait is that my alarm clock? I guess this was all just a dream

Revision is One of the Exquisite Pleasures of Writing By: Bernard Malamud

A Practical Exercise in the Master-slave Dialectic By: Joshua M. Bray

Dear Poetica,

“Listen here motherfucker! Close your god-damn mouth or you’re dead!”

I’ve seen your type... You stroll on this page and act like you own the place. You put a few words here and a few more here... And before you know it you’re a mess of underdeveloped thought and cliché. You think you have it all. Well you don’t. Just look a few lines before you said you, “stroll on this page”, but you never made me see the twenty-seven, blue lines yearning for my ink. I wanted them to call my name, ache for my intuition, for my attention to detail. I wanted them to want me so bad that they did not want me to stop applying pressure. Using them for pleasure. Believe me, I ignite with thoughts of turning you over and tracing your body once again. I salivate to the idea of eating your space. But before we start, let me touch you again. I want to make certain you feel just right.

I’ve decided not to register my cat. Now I don’t have a legal obligation to keep him alive in the event that such an outburst would warrant such violent action.


It was important that he knew this. My mother used to say: “Boy, I brought you into this world. I can take you out.”


It was important that I knew this. I stole rescued him from a beat-to-hell jalopy after a marathon of a few too many. To impress a girl of course. meow. Did it work? Of course. The next morning however, she was gone and the cat stared at me from the nightstand. He had pissed on my wallet.


That took balls. I paid the vet two stinky twenties and she took his. The hierarchy was established. Since I was stuck with him, he must know who is in charg... MEEEEEEEOOOOOOOOWWWW! “THAT’S IT YOU BASTARD! COME HERE!”

Wednesday 4.24.2013 | MACE & CROWN | G1



CROSSWORD ACROSS 1. Elegance 6. Contributes 10. Harbor 14. Small egg 15. Rhythm 16. Affirm 17. Half note 18. Dogfish 19. Learning method 20. Resentment 22. Found in some lotions 23. Gestures of assent 24. Bring in 26. Exploded star 30. Bamboozle 31. Comes after Mi and Fah 32. Wicked 33. Leg joint 35. Literary genre 39. Pike (fish) DOWN 1. Grooming tool 2. 57 in Roman numerals 3. Parental sister 4. Narrow opening 5. Seminal fluid 6. Forfeited 7. Estate 8. Speaker’s platform 9. Stoppage 10. Express in different words 11. Convex molding 12. Turbine part 13. Sound from a nest 21. Full of hardship or trials 25. Style 26. Recent events 27. Egg-shaped 28. Wicked 29. A moderately quick tempo


41. Paddle-wheeler 43. Slumber 44. Cut into cubes 46. Dispatched 47. Hair goop 49. Indian bread 50. Terminates 51. Main course 54. Musical staff symbol 56. Filly’s mother 57. Excessively dramatic 63. Leave out 64. Clue 65. Not dead 66. Nipple 67. Backside 68. Dishes out 69. Cocoyam 70. Dregs

34. Intensifies 36. Ends a prayer 37. Fix 38. The products of human creativity 40. Type of sword 42. Basic belief 45. Infuriate 48. Deadly 51. Overact 52. Appointed 53. Threesome 55. Found around a painting 58. Employ 59. Holly 60. Give as an example 61. Affirm 62. In order to prevent

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