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WEDNESDAY | 1.25.12 MACEANDCROWN.COM | Vol. 54, Issue 13



ODU’s Marquel De Lancey shoots for the basket as Chris Cooper prepares himself for the possible rebound

ODU pranksters on the Tonight Show see B1

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NSU defeated by women’s tennis see C1

Old Dominion (11-9, 6-2) turned the ball over 25 times with only nine assists against the Virginia Commonwealth University Rams (15-5, 6-2), losing 61-48 in Richmond on Sat. “The thing that is ironic to me is if you told me we had 25 turnovers and only lost by 13 points, I’d say geeze, can’t believe it was that close,” Monarchs’ head coach Blaine Taylor said. The Monarchs started off with a 7-0 run only to allow the Rams to answer back with their own 7-0 run. VCU didn’t obtain the lead until the four minute mark in the first half with junior Troy Daniels’ free throws. Going up 21-19, the Rams didn’t give up the lead again. Going into halftime, the Rams were up 32-25. Old Dominion cut VCU’s lead to three in the second half, only to suffer to the sound of Ram Nation. Selling out the Siegel Center for the

ODU Students help stranded fishermen see A2

thirteenth consecutive time, the Rams went on an 11-0 run, led by Daniels. Daniels scored three of his four three pointers during that run. He finished with 16 points going 5-12 from the field, and 4-9 from beyond the arc. “It was a great feeling. Growing up, you look for opportunities like that. I just made it happen,” Daniels said. The pain and suffering continued for the Monarchs as they didn’t hit a shot from the field for about seven minutes in the second half. Old Dominion was unable to chop down VCU’s lead, despite being put in the bonus early. The Monarchs shot 58.8 percent from the free throw line for the game. VCU’s senior Bradford Burgess averages 13.6 points per game. Against the Monarchs, he finished with two points due to early foul trouble and missed shots. The Rams bench stepped up to replace the expected scoring effort of Burgess by scoring 20. The Rams outscored the Monarchs 26 to 17 on points off of turnovers.

Playoffs in sight for ODU Hockey see C3

Somewhere over the rainbow students are afraid to be themselves BY: DEREK PAGE News Assistant The Safe Space Committee, an organization striving to reduce homophobia, transphobia and heterosexism in the Old Dominion University community, drafted a proposal for the Lavender House; an attempt at creating a “special interest themed living space” for members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Questioning, also known

as LGBTQ, community and its allies. “Members of Safe Space at Old Dominion span across campus in all sectors of academia and are visible in every administrative division,” said Assistant Director for Community Outreach Christina Lipuma. “We are committed to creating a campus community that is open, safe and accepting to all LGBTQ people and allies.” The proposal hopes to provide a themed floor in an ODU continued to A3

BY: ALYSSA NARVELL Arts & Entertainment Editor The sixteenth century French comedy “Scapino!” made its way onto Old Dominion’s stage on Jan. 19, making it the first performance at the new Monarch Theater. This play has everything one might be looking for in a standard Commedia dell’arte piece, with star-crossed lovers kept apart from one other by their parents, disgruntled, greedy old men, comical servants tricking their masters, and a light-hearted ending. The name “Scapino” means “escape” in English, which suits Scapino’s character as he is notorious for fleeing fights. His character always finds his way into an entanglement of lies and confusion. Scapino, played by ODU’s Josh Cooper, is a character whom is known as the town’s trickster. He is arrogant and has a knack for stirring up trouble. His forte consists of scheming new ways to play pranks on members of continued to B2

“You turnover the ball 25 times, you not going to beat anybody. We could’ve played anybody and lost. I had seven myself so I failed to show any leadership as far as taking care of the ball,” Monarchs’ senior guard Kent Bazemore said. Bazemore led ODU with 15 points, but had seven turnovers with only one assist. Monarchs’ senior Chris Cooper finished with 14 points and nine rebounds. Cooper and Bazemore accounted for the first eight points for Old Dominion in the second half. The third highest scorer for the Monarchs, Trian Iliadis, was held scoreless against VCU. For the Rams, a contributor alongcontinued to C3

Paterno Dies

Jan 24

Jan. 22, 2012, #JoePaterno, who coached at #PennState University for 46 years and has 409 career wins, died at 85 years old #RIP

TED Rocks with ADTR & Rise Against Jan 24 Photos of @WhereisADTR and @riseagainst rocking #ODUʼs stage in the #TED

Tia Lewis 16th

Jan 24

@TeeLew_44 #TiaLewis passes Shareese Grant in Lady #Monarchs all time scoring with 1,451 points #ODU #Ranked

Internet Strike aids to freeze SOPA Jan 23

#SOPA will go no farther through congress days after large internet companies assisted with the First Internet Strike #Reddit #Wiki #Google ELAINA ELLIS | MACE & CROWN

Kate Griffin and Charles Lowman quickly review plans for a new proposal on LGBTQ community housing on ODU’s campus


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Weekly Address From

President Broderick Recently, I was asked what I hoped to see happen for our region in the new year. My response revolved around Old Dominion University’s role in growing and supporting economic development initiatives, and support of a regional effort to recognize and promote the significant contributions of the many colleges and universities in the area. At ODU, we have invested strategically in key research areas to spur economic growth and solidify the university’s role as an economic development leader. Students play an integral role in this mission. Despite the closing of the military’s Joint Forces Command, we’ve continued to grow the modeling and simulation, M&S, portfolio within ODU’s Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center and the Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology, most notably in the area of medical M&S. For ODU students in the country’s only bachelor’s through doctoral degree M&S program in the country, this means the opportunity to be at the forefront of the rapidly growing sector and in an enviable position to secure high-paying jobs in it following graduation. Students are also key participants in the groundbreaking research being done at the Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics. An international

leader in cancer therapies, wound healing and environmental decontamination, among other areas, the center is poised to bring a number of technologies to market that encourage investment and, more importantly, have the potential to save lives. With sponsorship from Jefferson Lab, ODU has created the Center for Accelerator Science. The partnership promises exciting innovations in the development of the next generation of small, but powerful particle accelerators for use in shrinking tumors, diagnosing disease, producing cleaner energy, spotting suspicious cargo, dating an archaeological find and many other uses. Both graduate and undergraduate students have access to the state-of-the-art facilities at both ODU and Jefferson Lab. Students in the university’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates program work on forefront research topics in nuclear physics and accelerator science. Many other research programs and initiatives at ODU, including marine health and maritime science and commerce, alternative energies, nanotechnologies, computer science and informatics, and others in every college at the university, rely on our students’ intelligence, creativity and skill in advancing their body of knowledge. Beyond our primary and critical mission of educating students for success in any endeavor, colleges and universities can promote economic vitality, business attraction efforts and overall quality of living. In 2012, I am asking all the region’s leaders to join me and my higher education colleagues in better supporting and touting the importance of our institutions and the contributions that our faculty and students make.

Lifelines Off of Antarctica Old Dominion Students and Faculty Help to Save Lives BY: JUSTIN BROWN News Editor

On Jan. 11, 2012, members of the Old Dominion family helped to save the lives of 37 fishermen in the Ross Sea off of the coast of Antarctica. Staff Photographers: Old Dominion received a $700,000 grant from the National Science Foundation last year to go to the Ross Sea. Students and faculty left for Andrew Matkins Jake Zimmerman the Antarctic waters on the Nathaniel B. Palmer last month on ChristBruce Foote Lauren Makely mas Eve to study the “impact of mesoscale processes on iron supply Chris Sampson Marlie De Clerck and phytoplankton dynamics in the Ross Sea.” On the morning of Jan. Claude Dargan Rachel Chasin 11, the ship got an emergency transmitted distress call. Crystal Spick The Palmer placed a call to the New Zealand Rescue Center. They made sure to place this call before doing anything, “To confirm that General Information: it was a real distress call and not a misbehaving [emergency transThe Mace & Crown is a newspaper published by and written for the mitter]. The Palmer notified the New Zealand center that it would restudents of Old Dominion once a week throughout each semester and spond since it was the closest ship with medical facilities,” said Dr. once in the summer. Originally founded in 1930 as the The High Hat, the paper became John Klinck, the director of the university’s Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography (CCPO) and leader of the research being headed by the Mace & Crown in 1961. The Mace & Crown is a primarily selfOld Dominion. supporting newspaper,maintaining journalistic independance A South Korean fishing boat had caught fire and the crew was in from the university. serious danger. Once the Palmer’s captain and crew found out about the situation they made haste to do whatever they possibly could to aid All views expressed in this collegiate the burning boat. paper are those of the author, not of the The Palmer arrived at the location of the fishing boat roughly 16 University, Mace & Crown, or the editors. hours after they had received the emergency alert. A second fishing Contact Information: boat, only a few hours away, was able to evacuate the majority of the Phone: 757-683-3452 fishermen. Fax: 757-683-3459 “Seven fishermen with serious burns were transferred to the Palmer. Advertising: 757-683-4773 They were treated by the two EMT’s on the Palmer crew in a modest hospital facility on the ship. The plan was to move the men to McMurdo Station in Antarctica which has an airfield,” said Klinck.

It would have taken 10 days for the Palmer to get to New Zealand so they decided that taking them to an airfield and sending the burn victims off that way would be most ideal. Unfortunately the Palmer could only get within 20 miles of McMurdo due to sea ice. The men were flown by helicopter from the Palmer to the airbase. After two long days, the mission had been completed and the fishermen had been saved. Three had been killed in the fire, but the rest made it thanks to the help of people willing to put their lives on the line. Luckily for the Palmer, the sea’s winds and waves were quite dull throughout the initiative, putting them in little danger. Everything went smoothly and the researchers will be able to continue on with the task at hand. It was courtesy of a very skilled and hardworking crew that saved the lives of these men. “I was impressed with the competence of the ship’s officers and crew and direct way that they handled the emergency,” said Klinck.


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Jane Batten Receives Owens-King Award at 28 Annual MLK Observance BY: ANDREW TOMPKINS Contributing Writer

Humanitarian and philanthropist, Jane Batten, was awarded the Hugo L. Owens-Martin Luther King Jr. Award during Old Dominion University’s twenty-eighth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Observance. Each year Old Dominion selects an outstanding member of the community with special consideration to those that have shown dedication, perseverance and commitment to helping the disadvantaged. Batten became the first non-African American to be honored with this distinct award. “The Battens have played a key role in championing the rights of minorities in this community and beyond,” said ODU President John Broderick while presenting the Owens-King award. Jane Batten, the wife of the late businessman and philanthropist Frank Batten Sr., has always been incredibly active in the Hampton Roads community. She currently serves as a member on several local boards including the Virginia Wesleyan College Board of Trustees, the Alison J. and Ella W. Parsons Foundation as well

as practicing vice chair on the board of directors for Smart Beginnings South Hampton Roads that is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving early education for all children in the South Hampton Roads region. Her community outreach efforts have also helped homeless shelters, soup kitchens and various other service organizations throughout the area. “I’ve always been a great admirer of Hugo Owens, and to get an award with Dr. King’s name on it is such a great honor,” Batten said during her acceptance of the award. Batten recently pledged up to $1.5 million to help aid Saint Paul’s College, a historically African-American private college located in Lawrenceville, Virginia. Struggling financially, the school has been fundraising money through the Now & Forever campaign, designed to help save the institution. Batten Educational Achievement Fund of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation pledged to match dollar for dollar up to $500,000 to raise funds and awareness for the struggling school- in addition to a $1 million previously donated to support a Saint Paul’s program aimed at assisting single parents to further

their educational opportunities. Hugo Owens, the namesake for the award, was a longtime civil rights activist in the Hampton Roads area and a contributing member to the ODU family. Moreover, the Owens-King award expresses a deep gratitude, not just from ODU, but from the Hampton Roads community as well. The ODU Martin Luther King Jr. Observance also featured renowned education reformer and President of Harlem’s Children’s Zone (HCZ), Geoffrey Canada. He has appeared on numerous talk shows including 60 Minutes and The Oprah Winfrey Show. He spoke about the necessity for a dramatic change in the education system for America. HCZ is a non-profit organization that provides free support, educational help and com-

Graduate Nursing Program Receives High Rankings

School of Nursing Takes Pride in its Services

ODU students in Nursing 301 waiting for the lecture to begin BY: ERIC SMITH Staff Writer Old Dominion University’s School of Nursing was nationally recognized by the U.S. News Survey for its online Graduate Nursing Program. The program was ranked number two in admissions selectivity and number 10 in student services and technology. Karen Karlowicz, chairperson of the School of Nursing, was pleased with the results. “We are thrilled with the recognition of the hard work of faculty, and support of services offered by the university, to support online education,” said Karlowicz. In August of last year, a survey was completed by the School of Nursing on the quality of education. Five months later, Karlowicz informed the staff about the national standings. At the faculty meeting she expressed that aspiring nurses have made a wise decision in choosing Old Dominion’s online Nursing Graduate Program. Course offerings for graduate students began in 2002. According to Karlowicz, as time progressed, the School of Nursing “began migration” towards online education. The influence of the nursing program has been meaningful on campus and in the local area. “The program is very


important because nurses that want a graduate degree go to school part-time and work full time,” said Karlowicz. Online education offers convenience to students because of its flexibility around a busy schedule, as oppose to traditional on-campus programs. Several faculty members were once students of the online program, re-enforcing the notion that the program can provide and create jobs in the community. Karlowicz reiterates this idea by stating, “We are the largest provider of nurses with graduate degrees.” Memorable experiences from students include the close collaboration and communication with faculty members. Staff members make sure that they are available for students who need guidance or if they have questions. According to Karlowicz, faculty members are accessible and easy to contact. They are always available by phone, email or office hours. Faculty accessibility contributed to the number 10 ranking in student services and technology by the U.S. News Survey. Within the next five years or more, Karlowicz does not expect demand for this program to grow, but to stay constant in the future. The only way for it to grow is by adding more programs within the School of Nursing.

munity building programs for disadvantaged children and families. It has currently served over 17,000 children living in a 100 block range in Harlem, New York. Canada was recently voted into The 2011 Time 100 Poll, which categorizes readers’ votes on the most influential leaders, innovators, icons and heroes in the world. Speaking to a packed audience, Canada shared stories and outlined his vision for educational reform. He emphasized upholding the values and beliefs that Dr. King fought for and focusing on making sure the future is bright for the next generation of children. His effort to help shape young lives has had a resounding effect in Harlem as well as pioneering a new approach to community outreach.

Continued from “Lavender” on A1 residence hall. Safe Spaces’ mission is to provide a supportive environment for the self-expression of LGBTQ students and allies through a living and learning community that facilitates academic success and personal development through programming, mentorship, service and leadership opportunities. If approved, the Lavender House community will open in fall 2012. “After reviewing survey data taken last year asking students what the campus climate was for LGBTQ students, one of the things that came up in the data was they wanted more visible resources,” said Assistant Director of New Student and Parent Programs Kate Griffin. Currently 13 members have signed up. The minimum requirement is 12, leaving 27 remaining spaces. Griffin suggests there may be more students “hanging back,” waiting to put their name in until the proposal has passed and a residence hall is decided on. The location of the facility isn’t confirmed, but the space requested in the proposal is in Virginia House. Assistant Director of Residence Education Charles Lowman said they requested Virginia House due to its structural set up. “We would want it to be in a place where we could supervise someone in case there was backlash from community members,” said Lowman The suite style rooms are essential because it offers students their own room and bathroom. “This is especially important because it will address the need for spaces for transgendered students to feel comfortable in student housing,” said Griffin According to Lowman, Old Dominion University would be the first state school in the Commonwealth of Virginia to offer housing for LGBTQ community members. The only other institution to offer similar housing is the University of Richmond, a private

university in the state’s capital. Many other campuses across the nation offer the “Safe Space” model under different names but with the same goal. Lowman said this could make Old Dominion University “a more appealing destination for LGBTQ students across the state” whom are looking for a supportive community to live with. The Lavender House will function with the goals of increasing retention, providing a supportive network of students, faculty, staff, and community members, creating opportunities for self-exploration and intellectual discourse, promoting holistic health and wellness, facilitating mentorship opportunities, creating a sense of belonging, and engaging students in the community. Lowman emphasized the importance of academics as an integral component of the Lavender House’s mission and to the general well-being of its members. “We want our students to be successful academically. Say for instance you’re in a living situation where someone is not accepting of you and you’re being harassed, bullied or whatever the case may be. That’s when it could affect your academics, ultimately. Having this safe environment will support the academic success of our students involved within the community,” said Lowman. In addition to academic success, Griffin said, “We think it will offer them a wonderful opportunity to gain leadership skills, to live with students in an environment where they may feel more accepted, safe, and free to be themselves.” Lowman, Griffin and Lipuma of the Safe Space proposal subcommittee will present their proposal during the first week of February. A final decision should be announced on Feb. 9. Interested students can find more information about the Lavender House and Housing & Residence Life’s theme housing by visiting studentaffairs.odu. edu/safespace/lavenderhouse.shtml.


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ODU Grad Student Sheds Light

Gender Based Violence in Haiti BY: R JAY MOLINA Senior Writer Graduate student Renata Giannini spoke on Jan. 18 to shed light on the growing number of gender based violent incidents in Haiti. Giannini, a doctoral student from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has been studying Conflict and Cooperation at Old Dominion University for two years. She began her study of GBV in various countries, however, her presentation focused on a recent trip to Haiti to study the effects of GBV before and after the major earthquake, which devastated the country in 2010. Giannini’s presentation, “Gender and Peace Operations: The Case of Haiti,” discussed gender based domestic violence and

the police and military efforts to stop it. Per Giannini’s report, the highest percent of GBV’s involved women. Out of those findings, rape was among the leading crimes. Giannini found that domestic violence had also increased after conflict resolutions. Her study also involved the “bias victimization of women,” which revealed the neglect women in Haiti suffer through as they seek help. According to Giannini’s presentation, Haiti faces challenges within its own government, the Haitian National Police. “The infrastructure is weak, thus enforcement is lacking,” Giannini commented. Giannini shared a story which involved a soldier who heard a woman screaming for help as she was being sexually assaulted

in a tent. The soldier, despite his successful attempt to stop the violence, faced disciplinary actions for disobeying his orders from his superiors. Due to Haiti’s history of natural disasters, “Haiti is always in a state of rebuilding itself,” said Giannini. Giannini discussed that “a new program [is] being initiated to train female HNP officers,” which is being funded by the United States. The goal is to even the playing field and empower women to handle themselves against the corruption set against them. Giannini plans to study gender based violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Africa, and compare the effects with Haiti.

New Year, New Monarch Techstore


For every student’s tech needs, the Monarch Techstore has reopened and is fully stocked

BY: ERIC SMITH Staff Writer 2012 came as an opportunity for many to start anew. The Monarch Techstore received a total renovation to begin the year with a fresh start to business. The process began the week after Thanksgiving and ended just in time for the new semester. The grand reopening occurred on Monday, Jan. 2. Located next to Starbucks in the Webb Center, the business acknowledged that it needed an upgrade. During the renovation, the staff used the Rabbi Reich Room, a meeting room located right next to the Lion’s Den as temporary space. According

to Charles Elks, the store manager, equipment and merchandise was moved into the current space on Dec. 22, a week after students left for winter break. Elks summarized a common response by students on how the store was “more open and spacious.” Elks took into consideration a student based survey conducted last spring. “Based on student responses, most people said that our store looked old and outdated,” said Elks, “they wanted us to update it and sell products by Apple, gaming products, and Beats by Dr. Dre headphones.” A dramatic difference in the store is evident in the appearance and products offered. Cosmetic details within the store have been up-

graded such as the walls and flooring. The color scheme of the walls went from blue and gray to yellow and blue, giving the store a brighter welcoming atmosphere. Current lighting also gives it a brighter appeal along with more retail space. The flooring went from carpet to a laminate wood floor in order to accommodate the need for more retail space. A metal gate is no longer used to close the store at the end of a business day. The Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and Nintendo Wii are the game consoles sold. Games and accessories for the appropriate gaming console are also sold. Apple products are similar. “We sell the iPod Nano, the iPod Touch, the iPod Classic, and the iPad,” said Elks. Various accessories

such as cases and covers are sold to enhance a customer’s entertainment preferences. Elks noticed that the computer display arrangement was neater than before. Major laptop manufacturers Lenovo, Dell, and Apple are now sold in the store. Apple laptops such as the Mac Book and the Mac Book Pro are located with other Apple products. In particular, Apple products have a space of their own due to being a wellknown brand name. Elks thinks that the new layout will create a positive experience for customers. He has received positive feedback from customers on the store’s new appearance making the Monarch Techstore more customer-friendly.




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One of the biggest buzzes in film this past year came with the release of the movie, “The Artist.” This film is a modern day movie made as a black and white silent film, reminiscent of the days of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, when words weren’t needed to entertain. “The Artist” is able to charm and entertain audiences with its unique plot, skillful directing, selection of actors, and the lovable dog character, Uggie, that has risen to fame since the movie. “The Artist” takes place in 1927 Hollywood, where George Valentin is a famous silent movie star. His canine sidekick appears in all of his movies and is his best friend. In the midst of a crowd and paparazzi outside of his premiere, he bumps into Peppy Miller, a young girl who dreams of being in movies. The next morning, their pictures are all over the papers, everyone wondering who this lucky girl could be. George again bumps into her on one of his movie sets, where she won the small role of a dancer. After a few years, a new invention is introduced- motion pictures with sound. Kicked out of the business because no one cares to hear him talk, George’s life goes downhill, losing everything he once had. It is only possible with the help of Peppy that George could get back on his feet and resume his previous life. Even though the black and white aspect of the film is drawn from old technology, the difficulty of creating this type of movie. It requires unique skills of the actors and a director with a special knack of creating a plot which can be perceived without sound. Audiences have grown reliant

BY: ALLISON TERRES Contributing Writer

on dialogue in movies, ignoring the skills it takes to relay emotions. Jean Dujardin, who plays the lead as George Valentin, radiates every emotion he feels through facial expressions and his whole body to translate his actions and feelings. Michael Hazanavicius, the director and writer of “The Artist,” made the movie with a unique twist, adding charm, emotions and extreme apprehension. Hazanavicius also incorporated new technology into the “old-school” film, illustrating a nightmare that George had when he discovers “talking pictures.” The addition of George’s canine companion completed the film, personifying the humanistic relationship between these two characters. Uggie, who played George’s dog, was previously in the movie “Water for Elephants,” and has been on many television shows since the release of “The Artist” because of

his undeniable talent. Unfortunately, because “The Artist” is a black and white silent film, many people and theaters were turned off from seeing and showing it. “What was so wrong about black and white movies in the first place? By filming in black and white, movies can sometimes be more dreamlike and elegant and stylized and mysterious. They can add a whole additional dimension to reality, while color sometimes just supplies additional unnecessary information,” commented Roger Ebert, a well-known American screen writer and film critic, on black and white films. “The Artist” was the winner of three Golden Globes, including Best Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical, Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Best Original Score, and projected winner for the Academy Awards.

Colin Howe and Nash Ndemo, two students at Old Dominion University, have found that it is easy to become an Internet sensation. All you need is a good idea. “My friends and I had been pulling pranks on each other for a while,” Howe said. Three years ago Howe found a fake lottery ticket at a Norfolk novelty store and gave it as a present to his friend Ndemo. Howe recorded Ndemo’s reaction, and the video has since gone viral. Of course, the “winning lottery ticket” videos aren’t exactly an original idea, but Howe thought he would give it a shot anyway. “The reason the video has gotten so much attention is because of Ndemo’s unique reaction,” Howe said. After nervously scratching the fake lottery ticket, Ndemo honestly believed he hit the jackpot and won 10,000 dollars. Ndemo began bouncing wildly around the house screaming “I’m Rich! I’m Rich!” After a few minutes, Howe told Ndemo to read the back of the ticket. Ndemo, who hails from Kenya, slowly realized the whole thing was a prank and became extremely disappointed. Since the video was put on Youtube in 2008, it has been featured multiple times on television. Not only on MTV, but also Tru TV’s “Top 20 Most Shocking” pranks episode, where it was number 14. The prank video was most recently featured on The Tonight Show.

NBC called Howe on Dec. 14, to offer him an all expenses paid trip to Universal City in Los Angeles, California. The show provided a hotel room and transportation to and from the taping. Jay Leno, host of the Tonight Show, featured Howe and Ndemo and their video clip on live TV. After interviewing the two boys, Leno presented a tub of 10,000 pennies as a consolation prize for the fake ticket. Howe and Ndemo also had the chance to do a shout out for Old Dominion, which they took without hesitation. Howe came from Yorktown and has been at ODU for five years. He majors in Marine Biology and minors in Japanese. He enjoys ODU and has made a home for himself here in Norfolk. Ndemo is an Art Studio major. In case being an Internet star doesn’t work out, Howe has been working hard off screen too. Howe is the president of ODU’s Marine Biology Association. The Association, that Howe helped to start, will soon be accredited. Of course, he still plans on taking advantage of the Internet when he can. Howe said he doesn’t quite feel like “an internet star.” The actual video only had about 1,000 views before being featured on MTV for the first time. Even though the video is hard to find, it hasn’t stopped the major television companies from discovering it. “We are trying to come up with another prank,” said Howe. He and his friends are now working to take full advantage of their 15-minutes of fame.


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Hampton Reggae Festival Brings Positive Vibes BY: MARYANN JACKSON Staff Writer

Saturday, Jan. 21, Hampton Coliseum hosted its first Reggae Festival.

Continued from “Scapino” on A1 -his town. He is a clever genius and can easily achieve what he wants. Scapino’s silly charm and wit is what brought comedy to the audience. Scapino’s sidekick, Sylvestro, played by Robert Mack, is just as preposterous and devious as Scapino, as he assists him in his absurd made-up stories and tricks. The rest of the company is a mixed bag of personalities. Geronte, played by Casey Croson, and Argonte, played by John Norton, are the two, aggressive fathers who are attempting destroy their children’s marriages. Elizabeth Johnson, who plays the gypsy, and KT Fanelli, who plays Giacinta, are the lovers of Geronte and Argonte’s sons. They are distressed at the thought of being forced to leave their husbands and will do anything it takes to stay with them. The four waiters who do energetic dance numbers and small skits in between the main acts also provide comedy as they act as the “chorus” of the play’s melodramatic scenes. ODU’s “Scapino!” was directed and brought to life by Old Dominion professor Konrad Winters. He has directed ODU plays in the past as well. “The actors in ‘Scapino!’ worked really hard since their auditions in September. They took three weeks alone to work alone on improv such as stunts and juggling,” said Winters. Cast members auditioned for the play in fall 2011. The actors began to rehearse in October then had the four week winter break, which put their rehearsal on hiatus. They then had to

resume rehearsal immediately afterwards, having to remember everything and be adequately prepared for opening night, which followed three weeks later. “It all came together at the last minute,” said KT Fanelli, who played Giacinta, one of the star-crossed lovers. “Just last night we were putting last minute touches on the set and fixing the costumes.” The play was performed in the new ODU theater which is an intimate theater space that allowed the cast members to interact with the audience throughout the play. The first row of seats was nearly touching the stage, which allowed the audience to become a part of the play. “Normally, theaters are set up where the stage is in one spot and the audience is sectored off to another spot, completely away from each other. But with this play, we really wanted the audience to be involved and to laugh and talk with us. It’s so much fun,” Fanelli commented. “It’s unlike any show that I’ve ever done before. There is so much liberty to the show unlike many other plays. I love it,” says Cooper. The original play was written by French play-writer, Moliere, and later adapted by Frank Dunlop and Jim Dale. “Scapino!” is suitable for all ages and will continue to play in the new Monarch Theater until Feb. 4. For more info on shows and tickets, visit or call 757-683-3608

Hampton Reggae fest featured not only local Reggae bands, but also regional Reggae artists and DJ’s as well. This nine hour long festival was a great opportunity for reggae fans to experience live music at one of Hampton Road’s favorite venues. The Reggae Festival featured over 40 local and regional reggae bands and DJ’s. Some bands included in the line-up were The Itals, a reggae band out of Savana La Mar, Jamaica. The Itals, are known for defining Jamaica’s musical history. They are also known as one of Reggae’s premier trios and recognized both nationally and internationally. Another band featured at the festival included The Stable Roots, a band whom prides themselves on versatility in their music and has toured all over the world. They opened with a variety of famous international artists. The Hampton Reggae Festival also featured many local bands, such as Willpower, a multi-talented instrumentalist and vocalist born in Hampton, VA and raised in Newport News, VA. Willpower has worked with a variety of musical greats within the Reggae scene and beyond. The festival featured almost fifty bands, so no matter what one’s musical taste is, there was certainly some

music there for anyone to enjoy. Old Dominion student, Amber Ward commented, “I really enjoyed attending Hampton Coliseum’s Reggae Festival, it was a worthwhile experience, and at only $15 a ticket, you really got your money’s worth. With all of the wonderful reggae bands, hoop performances, and even fire dancing, there was sure to be something for everyone to enjoy.” Along with the reggae bands performing, other unique performances also occurred during the festival. The Astral hoop dancers was one of these performances, as they provided a fire and light LED hula hoop show along with juggling and fire eating. “The Astral Rhythm dancers were one of my favorite performances during the festival, I was amazed at the performers being able to choreographically dance with a hula hoop completely lit on fire, along with juggling, and all of the other amazing performing acts the dancers did. I was completely amazed,” commented ODU student, Kelsey Ward. This will be the one and only Hampton Reggae festival hosted by the Hampton Coliseum. But, with an extensive turn out, local reggae fans will hopefully be able to experience this festival again one day.





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Lady Monarchs show Spartans who’s King of the Court BY: BRIAN JERRY Staff Writer

Newly crowned junior captain Diana Ivanova along with sophomore teammates Melissa Esnal-Olguin and Nika Khmolovska each earned two victories apiece, cruising to straight set victories in both singles and doubles over crosstown foe Norfolk State Saturday morning. Ivanova led the charge with EsnalOlguin on court one to the tune of an 8-0 shutout against Naeemah Brooks and Rebecca Graff. On court two, newcoming Bulgarian native Aleksandra Mitrovska played with Khmolovska in another 8-0 dismantling of Kia Batiste and Laura Gutierrez. On the singles half of the action, Old Dominion never let up from their success from doubles as captain Ivanova took care of Brooks in straight sets 6-0, 6-0 making quick work of the senior from Galloway, New Jersey. Esnal-Olguin then went on to defeat Graff 6-2, 6-1 while Mitrovoska and Khmolovska took care of both Gutierrez and sophomore Myrna Kariuk respectively with identical scores of

6-0, 6-1. Lady Monarch freshman Faith Atison capped the day off with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Batiste in her debut match on her home court. “It was our first match and I think we did very well with almost killing the other team 8-0, 8-0 doubles match, it was great. The girls didn’t make many mistakes so I’m proud of our team,” Ivanova said. Adjusting to her new role, Ivanova feels she’s starting to become more of a leader for a group suiting up two fresh faces on the court. “I’m trying my best to be an example for the girls so I’m working on it,” Ivanova said. First year head coach Dominic Manilla, a former men’s tennis player here at Old Dominion University concurred with his captain of the team’s first victory of both the new year and his women’s coaching career at his alma mater. “I was very proud of the girls, they worked really hard today because ultimately I didn’t win the match, I didn’t hit any balls. The girls hit all the balls today, the girls won all the matches,” Coach Manilla said. Coach Manilla continued with ap-

praisal of his team’s quick work of their first opponent. “Diana looked great today at [court] 1. She’s been a very good leader so far this year. She’s going to be competing for a national ranking hoping to get her in talks about being conference player of the year,” coach Manilla said. New faces such as Mitrovska took the court for the first time in real match action at Folkes-Stevens with coach being adamantly impressed with her performance as well as the rest of the team sporting blue. “Our new freshman Aleskandra Mitrovska looked great today, she’s adjusting well. It’s tough to come from another country, throw them into school and studying, practice, fitness and she’s done a great job adjusting,” coach Manilla said. This was the first home match of the young season for the Lady Monarchs on the court after a handful of matchups in state tournaments the team completed during their fall schedule. The Lady Monarchs have a while before the CAA tournament in April, but their strong start to the year is vital to their growth as a team.

ODU Tennis serves it up against the ladies of Norfolk State

ODU Serves Bison BY: BEN DECOWSKI Senior Writer

Teamwork is a number one priority for women’s Tennis

monarch mentions • Old Dominion women’s swimming and diving swept the competition at a Quad Meet. They beat American 221-72, George Mason 180-120, and 194106 against Army to improve to 7-5 on the year. • Old Dominion men’s swimming and diving beat American 221-80, George Mason 180-120, but fell to Army 194-106. They stand at 7-2 on the season. • Old Dominion University men’s tennis loses at No. 65 Georgia State 6-1 Saturday in Atlanta. • Going 3-1 at the CAA Duals, ODU Wrestling has improved to 10-7, 3-2 in the CAA.

Old Dominion University women’s tennis team capped off the start of their 2012 season by defeating Howard University at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center after steamrolling Norfolk State earlier in the day. The two victories leave the Lady Monarchs at 2-0 after a long opening day of which looks to be a very promising season. “Howard was definitely tougher. They’re an older, more experienced team than us. I don’t think they’re a better team than us but experience wise, you know that goes a long way, wisdom is a lot in tennis,” new head coach Dominic Manilla said. The matchup started with doubles, and junior Diana Ivanova and sophomore Melissa Esnal Olguin were paired together at court one, sophomore Nika Khmolovska and freshman Aleksandra Mitrovska were at court two and junior Juliana Pires and freshman Faith Atiso were at court three. The Lady Monarchs soundly defeated the Bison in

all three matches with the one’s and three’s winning their sets 8-0, and the two’s winning their set 8-4. “It was such an excitement after the doubles because we lost the doubles points to them last year against the same lineup and we really gave it to them this year. Especially at one and three, we lost those spots last year,” coach Manilla said. For singles, the lineup was Ivanova at one, Pires at two, Esnal Olguin at three, Mitrovska at four, Khmolovska at five and Atiso at six. The Lady Monarchs struggled a little in singles. Pires and Esnal Olguin lost both of their sets, costing them their matches while Atiso made a valiant effort but lost her match in the third set, which ended 6-4. However, Ivanova, Mitrovsak and Khmolovska all won their matches for ODU. “Their [Howard] extreme down flipped over to an extreme high and our extreme high flipped over to a little bit of an extreme down and they fought it out towards the end and they pulled it out,” coach Manilla said. Mitrovska, who is from Plovdiv, Bulgaria, played particu continued on C2

Athlete of the Week:

John Nicholson Redshirt sophomore Wrestler

Nicholson went a perfect 4-0 over the weekend at the 10th Annual CAA Duals. Nicholson’s performance included a pair of tech falls and a major decision to lead his team to a 3-1 record at the GMU Field House.


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Continued from “Bison” on C1 -larly well on her first day of action for the Lady Monarchs. “I’m kind of new so it’s real exciting for me,” Mitrovska said. Mitrovska fell behind 1-4 early in the first set of her singles match, but she fought back and ended up winning the set 7-5. Mitrovska then cruised through the second set and won it 6-1 to win the match. “Well, I was not really focused so I just tried to concentrate and start to play but this is kind of often for me. It happens a lot,” Mitrovska said. It was a long day for the Lady Monarchs with two matches in the same day and the fatigue seemed to set in towards the end of the singles matches. “I think when you sense the end is coming your fitness tends to take a hit mentally. When you feel the end coming, when you’re on mile 25 of the 26 mile marathon, you mentally break down a little bit and I think that happened to us,” coach Manilla said. Fatigued or not, the Lady Monarchs pulled out the win and will have plenty of time to rest and enjoy their undefeated record before their next match against Virginia Commonwealth University on Feb. 11. ODU#4 Becca Allison drives down the court for a layup against UNC Willimington

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Lady Monarchs BY: CONNIE FARMER Contributing Writer Tia Lewis is now the sixteenth leading scorer in Lady Monarchs’ history after the game against the UNCW Seahawks on Sunday, Jan. 22. Unfortunately, this is the only piece of good news the Lady Monarchs can take away from the game. ODU was able to keep the game close throughout the first half with a halftime score of 29-24, but UNCW came out hot in the second half increasing their lead from five to 22 with a final score of 76-54. This was a big win for the Seahawks, having not beaten the Lady Monarchs in 42 games. The Lady Monarchs and Seahawks came into this game with a 3-3 record in the CAA. It was an important game for both teams, but according to Tia Lewis, “It was their game. They wanted it more.” The momentum UNCW had throughout the second half was difficult for ODU to keep up with. “They were scrappy, they were being relentless,” ODU head coach Karen Barefoot said. ODU got off to a good start. They won the first tip off and Jackie Cook was the first to score with a threepointer. ODU held onto the lead until UNCW took it for the first time with ten and a half minutes left in the first half. After taking the lead, UNCW in-

creased it with a 14-5 run. With 4:36 left in the first half, the score was 26-19. ODU tried to cut down on the lead, but could only get within five by halftime. The crowd was still feeling optimistic. UNCW seemed to shut a lot of the optimism down quickly in the second half. Three of the Seahawks scored in the double digits, including Abria Trice, Alisha Andrews and Jessica Freeman. Andrews and Freeman scored double digits in the second half alone. Trice scored a career-high 20 points. The Seahawks made 6-9 three pointers in the second half, and 9-20 overall. They did not make many mistakes, with 21 assists and only 16 turnovers. Freeman surprised ODU when she scored 16 points in the second half after not scoring in the first. “She hit three big threes that pushed them ahead,” coach Barefoot said. The high percentage of three-pointers made it difficult for ODU to close the gap in the second half. “They had rhythm. They got some threes on us and we got off balance,” coach Barefoot said. “We’d go ahead and then they’d come back and hit a three.” UNCW had 44 rebounds while ODU had only 28. “They were going after more loose balls than us,” Tia Lewis said. “I just feel like they wanted it more.” When looking back at their game


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against UNCW, coach Barefoot said, “It’s growing pains with being the youngest team in the CAA against an experienced team.” UNCW head coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke was pleased with the maturity that her team showed in the game against ODU. “Today was the first time I felt that my team has really matured,” coach Cooper-Dyke. “This win was huge for us, for our program, and for our university. The girls realize how big a win over ODU is.” Old Dominion is now 6-13 overall, 3-4 in the conference. “I want them to play tough. We are committed to doing whatever it takes, but at some point, they’ve got to give their heart and soul to this program,” coach Barefoot said. Lady Monarchs take on William and Mary on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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have won 41. Old Dominion will see VCU again on Feb. 11 in Norfolk, Virginia at the Ted Constant Convocation Center. “It doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes 3 to figure out, well maybe let’s not give the ball to them too much,” coach Taylor said. Until then, the Monarchs focus on their next match-up against the University of Northeastern on Monday, Jan. 23.

Playoffs in Sight for ODU Hockey BY: LUCAS MORGAN Contributing Writer The Monarchs have only four weeks left in the regular season to make a final push for the post-season. Their playoff bid took a near-fatal blow when they lost to James Madison on Jan. 13 The loss means that ODU now has to win the last four divisional games of the season in order to qualify for the playoffs. ODU is a member of the Atlantic Division in the Blue Ridge Hockey Conference. The first must-win game is on Friday, Jan. 27 at 11 p.m. against local rival William and Mary. W&M is undefeated in divisional play and beat ODU earlier this year, 10-6. To combat the firepower of W&M, head coach Rich Appleby wants to use a defensive strategy. “We can be weak defensively,” Appleby said. “Too many freshmen didn’t understand the system at first.” Appleby believes with the different styles and skill levels on the team, it can be difficult to mold the team to play well defensively. One technique Appleby has been working with is known as a trap system. According to club president and goaltender Tyler Duchaine, the system essentially is meant to frustrate the opposing team in the neutral zone to make them cough up the puck. “On paper it looks simple, but it takes a lot of discipline,” Duchaine said. “The biggest thing against W&M

is to limit shots. They average around 50 shots per game. Ideally, we’ll have guys laying down and diving to block shots.” Though the Monarchs must improve on defense to finish the season strong, there are many positives to their game. According to coach Appleby, the team has good self-control, doesn’t get too wild and takes few penalties. Their biggest success this season has been their goal scoring ability. “We don’t have an offensive strategy because we’ve got guys that can score goals,” Appleby said. “We just let them be offensive. We’re not worried about scoring goals.” According to Appleby, forward William Bock is a top 10 goal scorer in the league and Alex Clark is in the top 15. They are both freshmen. Third-year forward Adam Kosna is fourth on the team in points and an alternate captain.. “We have a lot of talent to score goals,” Kosna said. “We could be the best team in the area, just sometimes we can’t put it all together. You can have all the talent in the world, but if you leave your goalie out to dry, you won’t win.” Perhaps the biggest issue facing ODU Ice Hockey is the level of support from ODU fans. “These guys deserve to play in front of people,” Duchaine said. “It does get frustrating when people don’t know there’s a team. I feel like [hockey] may get a bad rap from people that don’t understand, like people think it’s all

toothless goons out there.” Duchaine maintains his opinion that it is tough to operate a program like hockey with the limitations of being a club sport. He is, however, quick to thank the Student Recreation Center. “The SRC has really stepped up with help. We have a good rapport with them and support is growing every year,” he said. Though help from the school is appreciated, the players would love more fan support. They are mindful, however, that their home rink is in Virginia Beach and that it might be difficult for students to make it out to games. According to Kosna, there are at least 30-40 ODU fans every game. He notes that Christopher Newport can sometimes have up to 200 or 300 people at games. “[Playing at] CNU is so fun because of the atmosphere,” Kosna said. “More fans means more incentive to do what maybe you normally wouldn’t to win…it’s more intense.” Kosna believes that because they are a club team and not a nationally recognized sports team it has an impact on their fan turnout. Since NCAA hockey is only in the northern states, all the best players in this area who go to schools like ODU play on club teams. As club president, Duchaine has done numerous things to help promote hockey around the ODU community, one of his favorites is managing the team’s Facebook page. He started “Meet the Monarchs” which is a semi-

Chris Cooper #20 fails to deliver shot after intense pressure from VCU players

daily post introducing players in alphabetical order. “It comes from me studying [public relations] and following pro-teams and how they promote their players,” Duchaine said. “Part of ‘Meet the Monarchs’ is to get guys out there… we have some interesting personalities.” Coach Appleby, Kosna and Duchaine all truly believe that if people go to at least one game, they’ll see that

it’s a fast, hard hitting and fun game to watch. “I’ve been trying my hardest to make clear we’re not just an independent, random team...we’re not your chess club,” Duchaine said. For information about schedules, tickets, player bios and more, visit ODU hockey plays William and Mary on Friday at the Hampton Roads Iceplex.


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Cooking up the Competition BY: SHANE MILLS Contributing Writer

In her third season here at Old Dominion, Jackie Cook has become an allaround basketball player for the Lady Monarchs. Cook has embraced her role as a starter and has really taken it in stride. Starting in all of the 16 games that she has played in this season, Cook is the second leading scorer on the team, averaging 8.8 points per game. “I have always loved my time here at Old Dominion University, but this year I have really enjoyed it more than I have in the past,” Cook said. This translates to her play on the court, which has improved every year that she has been here. The Hinckley, Ohio native is on pace to set career highs in points per game and in rebounding. Coach Barefoot had a meeting with her team before the season to discuss what roles she expects her players to play in the upcoming season. “She told me that she

Being a leader has always sort of come natural to me so this isn’t a new role. wanted me to be a scorer this year and to get a lot of rebounds,” Cook said. Cook set a personal goal from that point forward to get double-digit points in every game and to get the most rebounds at the guard position. This is a goal that Cook has been able to accomplish over the last four games.

Not only has she stepped up in the stat line, she has also stepped up as a leader in her third season with the team. “Being a leader has always sort of come natural to me so this isn’t a new role. I like to lead by example, whether it be working hard in practice, staying after to shoot or just being there for my teammates no matter what,” said Cook. Even with the early struggles that this team has faced, starting off the season with a subpar 6-12 record, Cook still has very high expectations for this team. “I expect us to have a winning season and to win the CAA Championship,” Cook said. Cook cares more about team goals than individual goals, as it took her time to even think of some personal ones. After contemplating, Cook said, “it would be nice to receive some kind of All-CAA team and to be one of the leading scorers for the team at the end of the season.” An attainable goal considering she has already set a career high 19 points against Northeastern. That 19 point effort was the first time all season Cook has led the team in points. Regardless of their rough start, there is still hope for this Lady Monarchs team to right the ship. They still have a lot of games left to be played on the schedule and they have the confidence needed to reach their goals. If anything like Jackie Cook, expect them to keep improving with time. By the time the CAA tournament rolls around, Cook and the Lady Monarchs plan to be competitive and Jackie Cook #14 looks up as she reviews the scoreboard as the Monarchs’ second leading scorer. driven.


Old Dominion University sophomore Tristan Warner is quickly making a strong name for himself in collegiate wrestling. Warner, along with Drexel University’s Kyle Frey, were named Colonial Athletic Association co-wrestlers of the week for all competitions Jan. 10 through Jan.16. Warner went 4-0 in the Virginia Duals with three falls and a major decision. With his win over Bucknell, he finished the week with a perfect 5-0 record. Warner is an extremely driven young man and has been motivated to be a great wrestler since he was four years old. “I’ve always come out to the NCAA’s and watching people compete, even legends of the sport and I always wanted to emulate them,” Warner said. Athletics in general are very goal oriented, and Warner has set many for himself. “As a short term goal, I want to qualify for the NCAA’s and do well there as well as becoming an NCAA All-American,” Warner said. These are high, but nonetheless at-

tainable expectations, given Warner’s recent prowess on the mat. Warner credits his coaching staff for having a huge part in his development. “Our coaches always tell us that no matter what, even if you’re losing, to fight to the end and to keep working hard,” Warner said. “Most importantly, to have fun and take some of the pressure out of it.” Warner’s coaches also focus on students’ daily activities, as a means to improve their performance. “Our coaches plan our schedules well for us,” Warner said, “It’s all about time management and once you get that down, it gets pretty easy. I just want to win an NCAA title.” At almost any level of sport there will be naysayers, and the way an athlete handles that is an important element of progress. “A lot of it happens on the internet with people commenting, saying you won’t be any good,” Warner, the Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania native, said. “I take it all as motivation because I’ve always loved to prove people wrong no matter what.” Warner demonstrates that the tougher the opponent, the stronger his will and determination to succeed will be. “Whenever you’re wrestling a good

guy,” Warner said, “It’s important to scout him out, to be aware of what they do, and then go out and wrestle your own match.” Off the mats, players face another challenge. As a student at Old Dominion University, Warner is aware of the standards as well as expectations for athletes at the university. “When I first got here I wasn’t too familiar with ODU sports in general,” Warner said. “But more so this year I realized how successful our sports are. It feels great to be a part of that” Warner is one of many well rounded athletes at Old Dominion University and said that in his free time, he continues to get better in wrestling. “My coaching staff makes fun of me sometimes for always being on wrestling sites on free time, but that’s pretty much what I do.” The foundation is set for Warner to finish this year strong and have a great postseason run in the CAA and NCAA tournaments. Warner has handled any criticism that has come his way with the signature pride and determination of a true Old Dominion Monarch.


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Men’s Basketball Saturday January 21st

VCU 61 Old Dominion 48

George Mason 72 Towson 60

UNCW 68 William and Mary 66

Hofstra 71 James Madison 69

Delaware 77 Georgia State 74

Drexel 71 Northeastern 53



Women’s Basketball

Sunday January 22th

UNCW 76 Old Dominion 54

James Madison 50 William and Mary 40

Towson 56 Georgia State 52

Hofstra 72 Northeastern 66

George Mason 71 VCU 58

Delaware 60 Drexel 49

NFL Football New England Patriots 23 Baltimore Ravens 20

San Francisco 49ers 17 New York Giants 20

CAA Duals Competition- Wrestling


Rider 28 - Mason 6

125 Vincent Rodriguez (GMU) dec. Chuck Zeisloft (RU), 3-1 133 Jimmy Morris (RU) dec. Zachary Isenhour (GMU), 8-2 141 Fava (RU) dec. Denny Herndon III (GMU), 6-3 149 Brennan (RU) major dec. Shohei Takagi (GMU), 16-3 157 Santiago (RU) dec. Jaaziah Bethea (RU), 9-3 165 Brundage (RU) dec. Ty Knepp (GMU), 15-10 174 Lintner (RU) dec. Steve Swayze (GMU), 5-2 184 Morrison (RU) dec. Ryan Hembury (GMU), 5-2 197 Mendbagana Tovuujav (GMU) dec. Mcneil (RU), 10-8 285 Craig (RU) pin Hunter Manspile (GMU), 0:37

ODU 36 - Boston U 3

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165 Booth (DU) dec. Kaylor (BU), 6-2 174 Wallace (BU) major dec. Matyas (DU), 17-5 184 Scheidel (BU) pin Sternlieb (DU), 3:57 197 Reed (BU) dec. Palik (DU), 3-1 285 Gwiazdowski (BU) dec. Frey (DU), 6-2

ROUND 2 Boston U 25 - Mason 18

125 McGinley (BU) dec. Vincent Rodriguez (GMU), 5-4 133 Santaite (BU) major dec. Zachary Isenhour (GMU), 15-4 141 Suitor (BU) dec. Denny Herndon III (GMU), 6-2 149 Kevin Timothy (GMU) pin. Ishiguro (BU), 6:24 157 Tourville (BU) dec. Jaaziah Bethea (GMU), 8-7 165 Wightman (BU) dec. Ty Knepp (GMU), 6-1 174 Czarnecki (BU) dec. Steve Swayze (GMU), 6-0 184 Meys (BU) wins by injury default Ryan Hembury (GMU) 1:27 197 Mendbagana Tovuujav wins by forfeit. 285 Hunter Manspile (GMU) pin Castronovo (BU), 1:16 Hofstra 21 - ODU 12 125 Bonanno (HU) dec. Robinson (ODU), 6-0 133 Franco (HU) dec. Festejo (ODU), 6-1 141 Vaith (HU) dec. LaValle (ODU), 9-4 149 Accordino (HU) major dec. Brumley (ODU), 18-4 157 Nicholson (ODU) dec. Banks (HU), 9-3 165 Warner (ODU) dec. Gillespie (HU), 7-3 174 Edwards (ODU) dec. John (HU), 7-6 184 Clymer (HU) dec. Curling (ODU), 6-0 197 Budi (ODU) dec. Loew (HU), 6-0 285 Snyder (HU) fall Chapman (ODU), 1:58 Binghamton 20 - Rider 12 125 Zeisloft (RU) dec. Steeley (BU), 2-1 133 Morris (RU) dec. Hunter (BU), 9-6 141 Bonaldi (BU) dec. Fava (RU), 3-2 149 Vinson (BU) major dec. Brennan (RU),

18-1 157 Lister (BU) dec. Santiago (RU), 8-5 165 Kaylor (BU) dec. Brundage (RU), 12-6 174 Wallace (BU) dec. Lintner (RU), 8-1 184 Schiedel (BU) dec. Morrison (RU), 8-2 197 Mcneil (RU) dec. Reed (BU), 11-7 285 Craig (RU) dec. McKeever (BU), 5-1

ROUND 3 Hofstra 36 - Mason 3

125 Bonanno (HU) dec. Vincent Rodriguez (GMU), 5-2 133 Franco (HU) dec. Brian Benton (GMU), 8-2 141 Vaith (HU) dec. Denny Herndon III (GMU), 3-2 149 Accordino (HU) pin Kevin Timothy (GMU), 0:29 157 Banks (HU) dec. Jaaziah Bethea (GMU), 6-2 165 Gillespie (HU) major dec. DJ Dwyer (GMU), 21-7 174 John (HU) dec. Steve Swayze (GMU), 6-0 184 Clymer (HU) tech fall. Corey Smith (GMU), 19-4, 5:52 197 Mendbagana Tovuujav (GMU) dec. Murphy (HU), 13-6 285 Hunter Manspile (GMU) pin Snyder (HU), 3:25 ODU 22 - Drexel 12 125 Robinson (ODU) dec. Gomez (DU), 6-0 133 Festejo (ODU) tech fall. Wampler (DU), 23-8 141 Cimato (DU) dec. Kingett (ODU), 7-5 149 Brumley (ODU) dec. Fenningham (DU), 3-1 157 Nicholson (ODU) tech fall. Sommer (DU), 25-8 165 Booth (DU) dec. Waren (ODU), 3-0 174 Miller (ODU) dec. Matyas (DU), 9-8 184 Curling (ODU) dec. Sternleib (DU), 6-3 197 Palik (DU) dec. Budi (ODU), 3-2 285 Frey (DU) dec. Champan (ODU), 6-2 Binghamton 32 - Boston U 12 125 Steeley (BI) dec. McGinley (BU), 10-6

133 Santaite (BU) dec. Hunter (BI), 3-1 141 Bonaldi (BI) dec. Saitor (BU), 7-4 149 Vinson (BI) fall. Ishiguro (BU), 2:10 157 Lister (BI) fall. Tourville (BU), 1:50 165 Kaylor (BI) dec. Wightman (BU), 8-6 174 Czarnecki (BU) dec. Wallace (BI), 6-1 184 Meys (BU) wins by forfeit 197 Reed (BI) wins by forfeit 285 Gwiazdowski (BI) wins by forfeit

ROUND 4 ODU 33 - Mason 6

125 Vincent Rodriguez (GMU) dec. Robinson (ODU), 4-2 133 Festejo (ODU) dec. Brian Benton (GMU), 5-4 141 Denny Herndon III (GMU) dec. Kingett (ODU), 4-3 149 Brumley (ODU) major dec. Kevin Timothy (ODU), 10-2 157 Nicholson (ODU) tech fall. Jaaziah Bethea (GMU), 24-9, 7:00 165 Warner (ODU) dec. Ty Knepp (GMU), 5-1 174 Miller (ODU) dec. Steve Swayze (GMU), 3-0 184 Curling (ODU) major dec. DJ Dwyer (GMU), 19-6 197 Budi (ODU) tech fall. Corey Smith (GMU), 18-0, 2:35 285 Tourdot (ODU) pin. Hunter Manspile (GMU), 4:32 Hofstra 31 - Boston U 6 125 Bonanno (HU) major dec. Dowd (BU), 15-4 133 Santaitc (BU) dec. Franco (HU), 3-2 141 Vaith (HU) dec. Scotton (BU), 6-4 149 Accordino (HU) tech fall. Ishiguru (BU), 15-0 157 Banks (HU) dec. Tourvillo (BU), 6-4 165 Gillespie (HU) dec. Wightman (BU), 10-3 174 Czarnecki (BU) dec. John (HU), 4-2 184 Clymer (HU) dec. Meys (BU), 3-0 197 Murphy (HU) major dec. Wrin (BU), 14-0 285 Snyder (HU) wins by forfeit



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“Red Tails” Does not Soar to Success BY: GIANINA THOMPSON Staff Writer

“Red Tails” made its debut in theaters nationwide Friday, Jan. 20. George Lucas, the man behind the “Indiana Jones” and “Star Wars” franchise, served as the executive producer for “Red Tails” along with director Antony Hemmingway, director of CSI: NY. Starring actors included Cuba Gooding, Jr., who plays Major Emmanuel Stance, Terrence Howard, who plays Colonel A.J. Bullard, Daniela Ruah, who plays Sofia, and music sensation Ne-Yo as Smoky. This list of hot shot names grabs the audience’s attention Unfortunately, this movie did not create the soaring praise Lucas hoped for. The fact-based storyline about a group of African American serviceman during World War II was clouded by depthless, one dimensional characters, high degrees of corny dialogue, and layers of predictable clichés. There is no surprise that racism plays a big part within the Tuskgee Airmen trials; however, the presenta-

tion of racism is executed generically and follows the same clichés and scenarios as any other movie that is featured within this time period. The movie isn’t bad. Audiences can still appreciate the effort made in trying to recreate the story of the Tuskegee Airmen. The narrative is easily digestible. It just lacks creativity within its delivery. Scenes open themselves without proper introduction and many times the audience is left to put twoand-two together to get on track with the current scene. An overview of the movie’s significance presents itself when Colonel Bullard’s airmen are flying secondhand planes that are given “busy-work” duties that keep them far from the action of the war. The soldiers realize this and want to contribute in the fight. Bullard’s superiors’ reason for not giving his men “real” missions are based on the racial assumption present during that historical period, which is that “colored” soldiers are not good enough to be in the frontline of battle. Luck of the draw gives the airmen the chance to showcase not only their potential but their great promise for

excellence and victories. Being only days away from Black History month, people of all races can appreciate this movie and digest the inspirational story of how the Tuskegee Airmen eventually won the respect they deserved. Although the movie did not soar within its narrative, its aerial combat scenes are breathtaking to say the least. The digital computer effects create the illusion for the audience that they are the actual airmen.The audience can appreciate the fast-paced swooping and thrilling maneuvering and sparks and explosive booms through the skies because of its imitation of an actionpacked video game. The movie has noble intentions, but a flawed execution; however, it delivers the message to people that when given the chance to prove their worth they must not only prove it to others, but for themselves as well. “Red Tails” soars within its action scenes, but crashes in the flames of mediocrity within its narrative. Fortunately, any message is better than no message at all and “Red Tails” does establish the moral message of the Tuskegee Airmen.

The Power of Understanding: BY: SIAGA JOHNSON Contributing Writer

On Thursday, Jan. 19 renowned musician Daryl Davis visited the Old Dominion University campus to share his story about his unusually close encounters with members of the Ku Klux Klan. Pioneering a path as an African American man to transcend seemingly insurmountable boundaries and creating peace as a result, served to show how paradox breeds true understanding and how each person has the power to create peace through the sheer act of listening. Being raised by parents who worked for the American Embassy, Daryl Davis was accustomed to traveling around the world, living abroad, and being immersed in a wide variety of cultures. The concepts of race and race issues were therefore foreign to him, as racial diversity was a norm in his upbringing. Davis mentioned that a cultural understanding bred a naiveté that led him to a very slow understanding that racial issues in the time of his youth plagued America, and that Black children in his home country were just being introduced to integrated schooling, or were still in a segregated school system. His passion for understanding racial issues, as well as issues that dealt with discrimination of any group were cemented when he returned to the United States and was assaulted by a crowd of Caucasian spectators during his participation in a Cub Scout march. From this incident onwards, the question “Why do you hate me? You don’t even know me,” cemented his resolve to understand what bred racism, and what can be done to create understanding. Davis’s primary mode of action was writing a book that detailed his experiences in his quest for understanding. However, a major step he initiated was unheard of but proved to be a powerful force toward creating a platform where discourse and positive change

Living the Dream can occur. Davis initiated an interview with Roger Kelly, a leader of the Ku Klux Klan. Being able to set up an interview, while concealing the fact that he was black was a risk being that Kelly had an armed bodyguard who had no qualms about shooting if anything were to go awry. Going into the interview with a wide variety of expectations, Davis recounted an incident where an altercation between Kelly and him was caused by a mere thud in an ice cooler of soft drinks. Both parties were initially under the impression that they wanted to harm one another. So, the sound of the ice shifting in the cooler prompted both parties and the body guard to brace for battle. Upon the realization that all that had happened was a shift in an ice cooler, both Kelly and Davis laughed and understood for the first time, the level of fear and hatred that ignorance breeds. Davis explained that, “We all started laughing at how ignorant and how stupid we were.” This caused the audience in the lecture to realize that while Davis was interviewing what the majority would call the antagonist, Davis was also in the wrong for assuming that he would be harmed in that particular situation. This took his understanding to a further level and allowed him to know that just because Kelly was a selfproclaimed racist, and just because Davis was warned that Kelly was capable of murder, they shared common ground in terms of needing to understand that their preconceived notions were unfounded. As the interview progressed, and as both parties became more comfortable with one another, Davis indicated that Kelly gave him a card with his contact information and encouraged him to keep in touch. This marked the beginning of what would be the unraveling of Kelly’s mentality that African Americans were inferior and had to live separately from Caucasians. Moreover, this led to a transformation in Davis himself, as he now understood that the

differences that he and Kelly had were limited to their ideologies about race. In fact, Davis found that they had quite a bit in common, which would pave the way for a misunderstood but powerful and symbolic friendship. A major message that Davis conveyed in his story of how he embarked on a path of meeting with KKK members and being a catalyst in unraveling their racist ideologies was that understanding came about, not through confrontation and altercation, but by being able to be silent and listen to what the other had to say. In a video clip demonstrated during the lecture, Kelly is videotaped saying the following. “I respect Daryl Davis, because we are able to sit down and talk to one another.” These words were televised on world famous television shows, as well as CNN to symbolize how respect and understanding truly transcend seemingly impossible boundaries. It was pointed out that this seemed like a paradox because Kelly would feel so comfortable associating with Davis, that he would go to his house to share meals, and would even request Davis’s company to run simple errands in town. Although misunderstood, their friendship showed that although this sort of transcendence was counter intuitive, it was most effective. As a result, Kelly ended up stopping his association with the clan, as his friendship with Davis grew over the years. With Black History Month approaching, Davis urged students of Old Dominion University to view this odyssey as an example of the many unconventional ways in which understanding and true integration can be reached. In the words of Daryl Davis, “most of you are here majoring in business, psychology, and all sorts of vocations to enable you to make a difference. If I, as a music major from Howard could do it, so could you.” In his life as a musician, Daryl Davis translates his understanding of harmony between notes in music, and melodies to harmony in the outside world. Union and coexistence is, therefore, the outcome.


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Pul l Up J

The Old Dominion Monarchs aren’t as talented as they were last year. They don’t have the post presence of Frank Hassell or the ability to run an offense quite as well as Darius James. They’re missing Ben Finney’s energy and Keyon Carter’s shooting. But one thing this team isn’t missing is the energy and desire to win. The Monarchs came up short in Richmond Saturday night, losing 6148.

Poor free throw shooting and turnovers continued to plague the Monarchs, but some of that it is to be expected in such a hostile environment as the Siegel Center. However, having an absurdly high 25 turnovers won’t allow the Monarchs to win any games. Kent Bazemore showed flashes of his brilliance as well as his immaturity throughout the night. The senior missed a breakaway dunk early in the game, but didn’t let it get him down. Bazemore tried to take over, running the point and trying to create his own shot. However, he was far too generous with the ball and finished with one assist and seven turnovers. VCU had no problem pulling the trigger from behind the arc, regardless of whether it was a good look or not. With their intense defensive pressure, they continued to defend the Monarchs well beyond the three-point line, they were able to easily run the court.

Anyone who watched these Rams make it to the Final Four last year knows they want to run and run often. Their high-shot offense is exactly what keeps the crowd into the games and tonight was no different. It’s a style that directly opposes the Monarchs’ desire to play a low scoring, half court game. The Rams ability to press forced the Monarchs into trying to run against them, a style not suited to Blaine Taylor’s team. Players like Chris Cooper, Nick Wright and Rick Ross are effective when given time in the low post, but are hardly players that can catch and finish on the run. The Rams are a team that thrives on the emotion and atmosphere surrounding them. When they are making shots and the crowd is on their feet, it seems every shot they take is destined to find the nylon. It seems each game a player steps

up to respond to the crowd. This game was Troy Daniels. The junior scored nine points in an 11-0 run for the Rams midway through the second half. Daniels was catching and shooting with little thought in between and finished with 16 points on 4-9 three point shooting. The Monarchs have made their name with defense and hardworking offense. It’s clearly been effective, the Monarchs have won back-to-back CAA Championships, but it seems teams are starting to figure out how to stop the blue-collar offense. Teams have began forcing the team to earn their points from the free throw line and have limited the second chance points. The Monarchs finished with 17 offensive rebounds and 11 second chance points, but shot a horrible 58 percent from the free throw line. The team may need to adapt its identity if it wants to continue to com-

pete for titles in the years to come. The Monarchs struggle to score far too often and simply don’t have a player that can comfortably create their own shot. Taylor recruits players that play team defense and rebound well, but it is starting to seem like the Monarchs need a player who can simply score. This loss won’t be just another loss in the column. It will define what this Monarchs team does for the rest of the season. It could ignite a flame in them stringing off wins and enter the conference tournament on a high. Or they could not show up in their next game and fall to the bottoms of the table. The Monarchs need a response and they need a response soon. We’ll soon see what exactly this team is made of.



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Crossword Solution

from Vol. 54 Issue 12

Sudoku Solution

from Vol. 54 Issue 12


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The clue is H equals K.

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