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What’s Inside:

Lady Monarchs Soccer Victory C2

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Mona r ch s Ta ke Home c om i n g W i n O ver U NC Cha rlot t e

Alexander Brooks Staff Writer At Old Dominion’s campus the buzz of homecoming was in the air. The Monarchs had won their first two games before falling short on the next three. They were looking to stop the losing streak, while Charlotte was trying to do the same. ODU got the ball first and got off to a poor start with Bentley at the helm as he threw two of his three passes well short to force a three-and-out. Since Charlotte scored with ease, Coach Wilder made a bold decision that changed the landscape of the game.

“I’m really happy to get a win after the way App State just booked us. We feel like a monkey is off our back.” - David Washington, backup quarterback He brought in former backup quarterback David Washington, who had switched to receiver last season. His first drive he came out and hit a beautiful deep pass to Pascal, something that the ODU offense had been miss-

Linebacker Shadow Williams takes the field with the Big Blue flag on Oct. 17, 2015.

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One Dead, Four Injured as Shootings Rock Surrounding Neighborhoods “Once police arrived, they found a man lying on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.” - Norfolk Police Incident Notification, in an email sent to students on Oct. 17, 2015.

David Thornton Copy Editor Two separate house parties near ODU ended in gunfire over homecoming weekend. One man, a 26-year-old sailor, was killed Friday night, and four more were wounded and hospitalized with non-lifethreatening injuries. According to the Virginian Pilot, Keith Lendore was pronounced dead at the scene af-

ter a shooting at a house near 37th and Killam on Oct. 16. The shooting happened around 11:30 p.m., and began when several people were told they could not enter the party. Two female ODU students, who were not identified, were taken to Norfolk General with gunshot wounds, but are expected to make a recovery. Sunday morning, students received alerts of another shoot See News, A4

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Face In The Mace Mace & Crown Staff : Sean Davis Editor-in-Chief editorinchief@maceandcrown.com David Thornton Copy Editor Dthor013@odu.edu Josh Whitener News Editor news@maceandcrown.com Amy Poulter Arts & Entertainment Editor artsandentertainment@maceandcrown. com Zachary Chavis Photography Editor photo@maceandcrown.com Ross Reelachart Technology Editor technology@maceandcrown.com

Sabrina Brooks Senior Graphic Designer sbroo029@odu.edu Jason Kazi Advertising and Business Manager advertising@maceandcrown.com Jugal Patel Digital Editor jpate016@odu.edu Matt O’Brien Sports Editor mobri013@odu.edu Chris Circeo Distribution Manager ccirc001@odu.edu

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Adam Flores Alex Brooks Amy DeLaura Connor Norton George Plank Jessica Perkins

Staff Photographers: Brian Vliet Jason Kazi Joshua Boone Joshua Caudell Schyler Shafer Shamon Jones Jonathan Harding

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CRIME LOG OCT. 8TH

An assault was reported to have occurred on October 8th between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. at this approximate location. The case remains active.

OCT. 11TH

An assault was reported to have occurred on October 11th at 2:02 a.m. at this approximate location. The case remains active.

OCT. 13TH

An assault was reported on October 13th between 1:25 a.m. and 1:40 a.m. at this approximate location. The assailant refused to prosecute.

OCT. 17TH

A shooting was reported on October 17th at 12:45 a.m. at this approximate location. A shooting was reported on October 17th at 1:00 a.m. at this approximate location.

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Date/ Time Occurred

OCT. 18TH

A shooting was reported on October 18th at 1:00 a.m. at this approximate location. Two men have been injured with non-life threatening injuries.

Location

Category

Incident No.

Disposition

10/04/2015

10/04/2015 12:12am

1300 43rd Street

Disorderly House

2015ODU-001064

Inactive 10/05/2015

10/04/2015

10/04/2015 12:48am-01:08am

1500 Longwood Drive

Liquor Law Violation

2015ODU-001065

Clear by Arrest 10/05/2015

10/04/2015

10/04/2015 02:57am

4600 Elkhorn Ave

Liquor Law Violation

2015ODU-001066

Active 10/05/2015

10/04/2015

10/03/2015-10/04/2015 11:30pm-12:30am

4700 PowhatanAvenue

Larceny from a Building

2015ODU-001067

Active 10/05/2015

10/04/2015

10/04/2015 01:00am-11:30am

4400 Killam Avenue

Larceny - Vehicle Parts

2015ODU-001069

Unfounded 10/05/2015

10/04/2015

10/04/2015 05:10am

1000 45th street

Vandalism

2015ODU-001071

Refused to prosecute 10/05/2015

10/05/2015

10/05/2015 3:23PM - 4:34PM

1000 Blk 49th St

Larceny from a Building

2015-ODU-001074

Active 10/07/2015

10/05/2015

10/05/2015 4:33PM - 4:54PM

4700 Blk Powhatan Ave

Larceny from a Building

2015-ODU-001075

Active 10/07/2015

10/05/2015

10/04/2015 1:00PM

1000 Blk W 46th St

Fraud

2015-ODU-001076

Active 10/07/2015

10/05/2015

10/05/2015 11:03PM

1500 W 49th St

Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle

2015-ODU-001078

Active 10/07/2015

10/05/2015

10/05/2015 10:07PM

1700 Blk W 49th St

Narcotics Violation

2015-ODU-001080

Inactive 10/07/2015

10/06/2015

10/06/2015 1:05AM - 1:08AM

1700 blk W 48th St

Liquor Law Violation

2015-ODU-001079

Active 10/07/2015

10/06/2015

10/01/2015 8:00PM - 8:30PM

1000 Blk W 38th St

Assault - Simple

2015-ODU-001079

Active 10/07/2015

10/06/2015

10/06/2015 5:10PM

1700 Blk W 48th St

Narcotics Violation

2015-ODU-001083

Inactive 10/07/2015

10/06/2015

10/06/2015 3:00PM - 4:30PM

1300 Blk W 49th St

Larceny

2015-ODU-001084

Active 10/07/2015

10/08/2015

10/07/2015 - 10/08/2015 11:54PM - 00:00

1000 Blk W 49th St

Assault - Simple

2015-ODU-001086

Active 10/08/2015

10/08/2015

10/08/2015 1:56AM

1000 Blk 43rd St

Vandalism

2015OUD0001087

Inactive 10/09/2015

10/08/2015

10/08/2015 10:41AM

4600 Hampton Blvd

Disorderly Conduct

2015ODU001089

Inactive 10/09/2015

10/08/2015

10/07/2015 1:49AM - 2:53AM

4100 Blk Colley Ave

Robbery

2015ODU001091

Investigation by other Agency 10/09/2015

10/08/2015

10/08/2015 8:16PM

1000 Blk 49th St

Assault - Simple

2015ODU001092

Refused to prosecute 10/09/2015

10/08/2015

10/08/2015 9:15PM - 9:30PM

1700 Blk 48th St

Narcotics Violation

2015ODU001093

Inactive 10/09/2015

10/09/2015

10/07/2015 - 10/8/2015 7:30PM - 11:30AM

1300 Blk 49th St

Larceny from a Building

2015ODU001090

Active 10/09/2015

10/09/2015

08/30/2015 00:00AM - 10:00AM

4600 Blk Powhatan Ave

Larceny

215ODU001096

Active 10/12/2015

10/09/2015

09/25/2015 - 10/09/2015 10:15PM - 10:00AM

4600 Blk Powhatan Ave

Larceny from a Vehicle

2015ODU1097

Active 10/12/2015

10/11/2015

10/11/2015 2:02AM

1000 Blk W 48th St

Assault - Simple

2015ODU001100

Active 10/12/2015

10/12/2015

10/09/2015 01:23PM

1000 Blk W 49th St

Larceny from a Building

2015ODU001098

Active 10/12/2015

10/12/2015

10/09/2015 2:22PM

1000 Blk W 49th St

Larceny

2015ODU001098

Refused to prosecute 10/12/2015

10/12/2015

10/08/2015 12:00PM - 1:00PM

1200 Blk W 49th St

Assault - Simple

2015ODU001101

Active 10/12/2015

10/12/2015

10/12/2015 02:30AM

4600 Blk Powhatan Ave

Contributing to delinquency - Minor

2015ODU001103

Active 10/13/2015

10/12/2015

10/12/2015 4:42PM

700 Blk 41st St

Vandalism

2015ODU001106

Active 10/13/2015

10/12/2015

03/01/2015 - 10/12/2015 00:00AM - 07:48PM

1000 Blk W 39th St

Stalking

2015ODU001107

Active 10/13/2015

10/14/2015

10/13/2015 01:25AM - 01:40AM

1300 Blk W 49th St

Assault - Simple

2015ODU001108

Refused to prosecute 10/14/2015

10/14/2015

1/12/2015 -10/13/2015 00:00AM - 4:41PM

1000 Blk W 49th St

Stalking

2015ODU001110

Active 10/14/2015

10/14/2015

09/21/2015 - 10/14/2015 3:30PM - 4:30PM

4600 Blk Elkhorn Ave

Larceny from a Building

2105ODU001111

Active 10/15/2015

10/14/2015

10/14/2015 5:35PM

4700 Elkhorn Ave

Narcotics Violation

2015ODU001113

Unfounded 10/15/2015

10/14/2015

10/13/2015 1:00PM - 8:00PM

4800 Blk Hampton Blvd

Hit and Run - Property Damage

2015ODU001114

Active 10/15/2015

10/14/2015

10/14/2015 9:52PM

1400 Blk W 49th St

Narcotics Violation

2015ODU001115

Unfounded 10/15/2015

10/15/2015

10/14/2015 1:30pm - 10/15/2015 9:15am

1300 Blk 49th Street

Vandalism

2015-ODU-001116

Active 10/16/2015

10/15/2015

10/15/2015 9:50am - 9:52am

4400 Blk Powhatan Ave

Larceny

2015-ODU-001117

Active 10/16/2015

10/15/2015

10/14/2015 10:50am - 6:00pm

1000 Blk 39th Street

Larceny

2015-ODU-001118

Active 10/16/2015

10/15/2015

10/15/2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm

1300 Blk 49th Street

Larceny

2015-ODU-001119

Active 10/16/2015

10/15/2015

10/15/2015 4:30pm - 4:45pm

4800 Blk Hampton Blvd

Larceny

2015-ODU-001120

Active 10/16/2015

10/15/2015

10/15/2015 11:58pm

4700 Blk Elkhorn Ave

Narcotics Violation

2015-ODU-001123

Judicial referral 10/16/2015

10/9/2015

09/19/2015 - 10/08/2015 09:00AM - 12:45PM

1000 Blk W 41st St

Larceny from a Building

2105ODU001095

Active 10/12/2015

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Letter from the Editor Sean C. Davis Editor-in-Chief

Dear Readers, Our community, our sense of safety and security, has been jolted. As I write this, four members of our Monarch family lie in hospital beds recovering from gunshot wounds. A fifth person, a member of our country’s Navy – a man who signed up knowing he might have to give his life for his country in some far away land – was killed a couple blocks from campus. First and foremost, on behalf of the Mace & Crown, and all ODU students, our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. Our most sincere condolences go out to the friends and family of 26-year-old Keith Lendore. We, the students of this university and members of the surrounding community were subject to not one, not two, but at least three separate shootings over the weekend. What could possibly warrant the taking of a life; the wanton firing of a gun amongst innocent people? The indisputable answer is nothing. The closest thing we have right now for motivation for any of these incidents appears to be that someone wasn’t allowed into a house party. There aren’t words to describe that level of insanity. The irony is that these innocent victims weren’t behaving in some dangerous manner. They were normal college students celebrating homecoming weekend. They were partying and trying to have fun with their friends. They could have been any one of us. And the immediate response of some on social media? To blame the artists that performed at the Homecoming concert; hip hop culture; Black people. Such confident ignorance and thoughtlessness is appalling, especially at an institution of higher education. These shootings aren’t just isolated incidents or the results of the moral failure of a subculture or genre of music. These are the products of a far-reaching media system and society that glorifies violence, war and hyper-masculinity. These are the recurring symptoms of an ailment, of this country’s epidemic of gun violence. Even as I sat down to write this, I saw the headlines: “Teenager shot, killed in front of Chesapeake high school;” “21-year-old man shot in Norfolk.” Just two weeks ago we cringed as the news came out from a rural Oregon community college: nine killed in the worst mass shooting in that state’s history. I don’t want bore you or try to sway anyone with my own opinions about how to fix this. The real remedies wouldn’t fit on the pages of this meager paper anyway. But, I think we can all agree that we don’t want our children to live under this kind of terror, in this kind of world. So we have to keep talking about it. We can’t give up on finding solutions. Every time we face this kind of travesty, whether its local or national, when the dust settles and the smoke clears, two things remain abundantly clear: we can’t get rid of all guns, and we can’t continue to do nothing. Continued from A1

ODU students were taken to Norfolk General, and are exing that happened about 1 pected to recover. Some students blamed the a.m. in the 1200 block of W. 40th Street. According to the homecoming concert, suggestVirginian Pilot, the shooting ing that the choice of artists occurred at a party, and two was responsible for attracting

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violence-prone personalities to the ODU area. Others, however, denied that the concert had anything to do with the shootings, blaming the area instead. Most students, however, simply expressed sorrow, condo-

lences and support for victims, and relief that they weren’t injured. In addition to these shootings, the Virginian-Pilot reported that a man was shot in the leg Friday night on the 800th block

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership: A Quick and Dirty Primer Ross Reelachart Technology Editor One of the biggest arrangements in global economics and business has just moved onto its ratification phase, a phase that will take a substantial amount of time as each individual member country must ratify it, and yet it seems to have not garnered the amount of attention it should warrant. This arrangement is the Trans-Pacific Partnership and it will cover roughly 40 percent of the entire world’s economy and involves twelve countries including the United States, China, Japan and Australia. Considering that the TPP will influence global economics and business on a massive scale, many are not entirely aware of its existence, much less the effect it will have on them. This primer will provide a very general and simplistic overview of what the TPP is, what it will affect, its implications and some of the concerns regarding it. What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership? The TPP is a deal between 12 participating countries that is, in theory, supposed to lay the groundwork for fair global trade and economics for the foreseeable future. In the simplest terms, it hopes to facilitate international trade and allows companies to better compete with each other on the global scale. This goal will primarily be achieved by the reduction of certain tariffs, which are taxes imposed

on goods going into and coming out of a country. In addition to lowering the barriers to economic competition between countries, the TPP will also standardize rules among the twelve participating countries so that all business is fair and even. At the same time, these rules will also set standards for labor and environmental impact in the hopes that workers in these countries will have a minimum of health and safety practices in place. So how will that affect me? In an ideal world, the TPP would allow more foreign businesses and markets to compete with the domestic businesses of the twelve countries. This would then increase competition within that market, driving down prices and compelling every business to do better to hold their market share. But with the added standardization of the TPP, foreign workers in lessheavily regulated countries (Mainly those outside of North America) will receive the benefits and protection that North American workers receive. Why should I be concerned then? There are two primary factors that lead to the TPP having a great many detractors and opposition, and they both play into each other. The first is that the negotiations and deliberations for the TPP have been held in almost total secrecy. While sections of the TPP have been leaked, no one outside those involved have seen or have access to the documents or text

of the TPP. On one hand, it makes sense that a deal as large and complex as the TPP could not be negotiated in a timely manner under constant public scrutiny. On the other hand, and the second factor, is that in addition to governments having a say in the TPP, so have large corporations. So a massive trade deal that covers everything from milk to prescription drugs, and will probably dictate the course of future global business deals for some of the largest economies on the planet, has NOT involved any of the consumers or public it will affect. Indeed, it seems more likely that the TPP will be forced upon the public whether it likes it or not, regardless of what it entails. What are some specific concerns and implications? The notion of “free trade” that the TPP seeks to build is not a new idea by any means. Globalization has already happened alongside the proliferation of the Internet, and consumers have already begun to benefit from a global market and economy. So the impact on regular people will be minimal or marginal. Where the TPP will have most impact is with the corporations involved with its construction and negotiation. Corporations and businesses have an obligation to make money for their shareholders, so only money matters to them, at the expense of both workers and

consumers. The TPP will enable these corporations to more easily move jobs overseas and muscle their way into domestic markets. What little the public does know about the TPP comes through leaked documents, primarily from Wikileaks.org. Most recently, the current and most likely final version of the chapter regarding intellectual property has been leaked and it more or less confirms the Internet’s worst fears regarding the agreement. The TPP would allow rights holders to force internet service providers to give up details of copyright infringers so that they can be prosecuted, and the terms of the copyright “infringement” have been expanded. People that are legally tinkering or changing anything covered under the new copyright rules will also be subject to criminal prosecution. So anyone found to be messing with a file or device, even if it is within le-

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gal bounds such as with “white hat hackers” who perform hacks and modifications for security work, can be prosecuted. Then, most troubling, the TPP will allow companies to sue governments for laws that affect them. For example, if a government chose to protect children from cigarettes or pass environmental regulations, and those laws affected a company’s bottom line, the company could sue the government for taxpayer money. The Trans-Pacific Partnership has all the hallmarks of a dangerous agreement that puts corporate interests ahead of public well-being or fair market practices. But having its negotiations behind closed doors and burying its implications under pages of legalese, it has managed to avoid most of the public eye. Hopefully, once the public does know more about it, the public can do something about it.


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Mobile Boutiques: The New Way to Shop Clare Benedetto Contributing Writer For those students fortunate enough to have found the truck parked on Kaufman Mall on Friday, Oct. 10, a unique shopping experience was right under their noses. The Jewelry Box is one of many mobile boutiques popping up all over the country. These boutiques have picked up in popularity due to the advantages of lower costs and the ability to move to where the business is booming. The mobile fashion shop mainly sells eye-popping accessories, ranging from enormous colorful earrings and rings to an impressive assortment of distinctive necklaces and bracelets. It also offers a varied selection of vibrant scarves and trendy clothing, much of which bears brand name products, such as Ann Taylor and Loft. But the best discovery of all was the “two for $5 Mix & Match” deal that included almost everything in the truck. Students were crammed inside, pawing through the merchandise and shrieking joyfully at the prices. The proprietor of the business, Jordan Stewart, watched the flurry with quiet satisfaction. Stewart’s entrepreneurial story is as special as her truck. Several years

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ago as a student at Virginia Commonwealth University, she waited tables at a nearby Marriott. One night, she received a big tip from a customer, and with it bought a stock of jewelry at a good price. She then sold that jewelry to family and friends. Stewart did well enough with this small venture to expand to selling at flea markets, and then opened a little boutique just off of VCU’s campus. One day, her mother saw on television that upscale fashion trucks were taking hold as a business venture out in California and gave Stewart the idea. Stewart’s truck puts down anchor at many Virginia college campuses, including VCU, Mary Washington, Longwood, Virginia State, and now ODU. Richmond remains her favorite place to set up shop. “It’s where this began,” Stewart said. Stewart pointed out the value of being able to come to people where they are, and the comfort of being able to choose her own hours, both of which a permanent shop would not permit. She marks being able to give students a good deal as a priority, hence the great prices onboard. Monarchs, take heed. She plans to come back to ODU, and when she does, you will not want to miss it.

Crafted Indie Market

Kicks Off at O’Connor Brewing Lysette Rivera-Cortes Contributing Writer

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With food trucks serving delectable cupcakes and savory tacos, cups filled with cold craft beer, live music and dozens of stands selling handcrafted goods, the Crafted Indie Arts and Craft Market was buzzing with excitement. The event welcomed people of all ages to celebrate all things handmade at O’Connor Brewing Company in Norfolk, Virginia. Over 50 vendors sold a variety of merchandise from stylish handmade jewelry to eccentric local art to fashionable bowties for our four-legged, furry friends. Crowds were both humored and captivated by Old Dominion graduate Mallory Jarrell’s art: manipulations of 1950s photographs, advertisements and renaissance masterpieces revamped with tattoos, dyed hair, and hip-hop lyrics.

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Jarrell describes her work as “a crazy mess,” and with art ranging from a smiling ‘50s era housewife holding beers superimposed over the words “White Girl Wasted” to an inked Abraham Lincoln, it’s hard to disagree. Jarrell works to spread as much laughter as possible when juxtaposing classic artwork with today’s pop culture. Dubbed the “Best food truck ever!” by numerous patrons, Karnage Asada delivered mouthwatering, LatinAsian fusion food. They satisfied the long lines with fresh tacos and plump burritos, both garnished with their renowned “Smackdown Sauce.” To appease craft-goer’s sweet tooth, Karnage Asada served a warm chocolate brownie with a hint of Sriracha hot sauce, infused with peanut butter frosting. A favorite amongst the crowds was a Norfolk based popup shop, Glass Gardens. The shop features

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terrariums, cacti, succulents and jewelry from the wife of the owner, John Wharton. Wharton focuses on upcycling by constantly asking himself, “What can I plant in?” In lieu of the traditional clay pot, he utilizes everything from vintage gumball machines to aluminum soup cans. “Plants just make me feel good,” Wharton said. He strives to spread his passion for plants and create a sense of community. It’s fair to say that O’Connor Indie Arts and Craft market attendees left pleased with their taco and beer-filled bellies and numerous bags filled with handmade items. Participants will undoubtedly be returning for next year’s round of local artisans, live performances, and food trucks that fused to create a perfect, mellow atmosphere.


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FLUX PAVILION TESLA TOUR CONCERT

English dance music singer-songwriter and DJ Flux Pavilion stopped at the NorVa on his Tesla Tour on Oct. 7, 2015

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Flux Pavilion Caters to a Crowd That Just Can’t Stop Shannon Jay Staff Writer The line outside The NorVa stretched down the block, littered with pink fuzzy boots, shiny cropped clothing, and layers of fluorescent childlike accessories made of beads strung together or melted to form cartoon characters. A man tirelessly twirled flashing multi-colored sticks on the street corner, the last in line of a crowd ready to rave all night. Once inside, ultraviolet lights illuminated an anticipating audience, and continued to shine down as Diskord appeared on stage right on schedule. He started the evening with a decent mix of pop music fused

with abstract sound. At one point, the pop music ceased altogether and the crowd was taken over by sounds comparable to nails on a chalkboard for a solid five minutes. It took Diskord a little mixing of tracks to warm the crowd back up, but a bass drop was the only convincing the audience needed. Up front, ravers grooved harder and glowed brighter, adorned with even more flashing lights and glow sticks than dancers far behind them. The lack of air conditioning was made obvious by the absence of fans pointing towards the audience and the three giant fans whirling atop the disc jockey booth, making for a

purposefully sweat-inducing environment. After about an hour of dancing in such close quarters, a retreat to the venue’s bar for a $3 water was a necessity. Through the bar walls, Diskord – the first of three openers before Flux Pavilion – could be heard winding down an almost two-hour set. The bartender said Flux Pavilion was supposed end at 12:15 a.m., but admitted the party would more likely cease around 2 a.m. To endure four or five hours of EDM took a special breed of person. After an hour-long break at the bar, 12th Planet took the stage. Within his mix was “Fresh Prince of Bel Aire,”

which allowed the crowd to share a collective moment of nostalgia as they sang the ‘90s television theme song in unison. Eventually, the theme mixed back into noise, which, much like those before, was interesting at first, but got old quick. As 12th Planet exited, the crowd crushed together in anticipation for Flux Pavilion. Finally, the lights dimmed and a music video shined behind beams of light that faded in and out. His set hadn’t even begun, and Flux already made up for his openers’ lacking theatrics and visuals. Flux Pavilion’s projected graphics synced up to his mixes seamlessly as the light show intensified. Smoke ma-

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chines poured clouds above the audience, and a large bunny head could be seen tossed around up front between members of a groove-crazed crowd. The show stopper was perhaps Flux’s biggest hit entitled “I Can’t Stop.” The first line escaped the speakers, and the crowd collectively gasped in anticipation. After the first bass drop, they freaked even further. The clock was about to strike midnight, and after three beat-filled hours, the crowd was still jumping as the bass kept bumping. Smiling faces topped with fuzzy animal hats and wide eyes mesmerized by lighttipped gloves were passed powering toward the exit.


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HOMECOMING PARADE

The annual Homecoming Parade brought members from all walks of life including Greek Life, pretty pups and the marching band on Oct. 17, 2015.

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HOMECOMING CONCERT

Budding hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd took the stage at the Ted Center, opening for renowed artist and producer Jeremih on Oct. 16, 2015.

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HOMECOMING FESTIVITIES AROUND CAMPUS

Homecoming activities were not limited to just a football game and a concert. There was paw printing, a spirit day and a car smash fundraiser. Josh Boone (Top Right), Josh Caudell (rest)

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Monarchs Take Homecoming Win over UNC Charlotte ing this season. ODU finally hit that homerun ball they were so famous for with Heinicke at the helm. That play to Pascal not only changed Wilder’s plan for the game, but also put the freshman Bentley’s future in a realm of uncertainty. Coach Wilder’s plan was to alternate both Bentley and Washington to bring different looks each drive. Washington was even surprised. “They told me I’d get a series or two…But this? I didn’t expect this, I didn’t expect I’d play at all during the season,” Washington said. The coaching spark helped boost the team as a whole, but another interesting stat that came was from the star running back Ray Lawry. Lawry looked a tad shaky on his measly seven carries as he split them with freshman Jeremy Cox who got nine. Lawry did fumble on two of his carries while losing one of them in

the redzone. But the story of the night was the connection between new QB Washington and WR Zach Pascal. Washington threw for 365 yards, four touchdowns and one interception, which is to be expected as he had not played QB in over a year. But Pascal has 231 of those 365 yards and three touchdowns on a remarkable receiving day. Washington’s first drive looked good as he lead his team to a touchdown but failed to convert the extra point as it was blocked by Charlotte. It took them awhile to get back on the board as they didn’t score again until the start of the second quarter with a field goal, putting ODU only eight points behind Charlotte 17-9. A forced fumble inside the 20 gave the Monarchs great field position that they failed to capitalize on. This forced them to kick a field goal,

bringing the score to 17-12. Charlotte scored before the half to push the lead to what looked insurmountable 2412. The way ODU had been playing on both sides of the ball did not bode well for them. The Monarchs struck first in the second half with a beautiful strike to Marques Little for a 33 yard score, bringing the Monarchs within five. The turning point for the Monarchs came the next defensive possession as the Charlotte 49ers lined up for a chip shot field goal. The fans screamed “Block that kick” as the ball was snapped, and the mojo from the fans seemed to work as the Monarch’s special teams managed to block the field goal and bring life back into their football team. But the energy was short lived as ODU could only get a field goal before letting up yet another touchdown to the 49ers, pushing the lead to nine

with 13:36 left in the game. Yet again the defense came up big as they forced a fumble on the 17 yard line giving Washington and the Monarch’s offense great starting field position, which they capitalized on, bringing it within two points. It looked as though the Monarchs would do it. They could actually mount their famous homecoming comeback.

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“They told me I’d get a series or two…But this? I didn’t expect this, I didn’t expect I’d play at all during the season,” Washington said. - David Washington, backup quarterback

Coach Wilder then made a bold move in fake punting it on their 33 putting the 49ers in great field position with 8:21 left and a slight lead. ODU’s defense held up in crunch time as they held Charlotte to only a field goal giving the Monarchs a chance to win this thing. They had to travel 75 yards to complete the improbable comeback. Washington orchestrated a remarkable drive, passing and running the ball with ease down to the redzone with just over two minutes left as he hooked up with none other than Pascal for the game winning touchdown. That touchdown all but sealed it as the 49ers offense tried to mount something late but came up short 3734. This was yet another remarkable win for ODU on their homecoming weekend.


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Lady Monarchs get a Thrilling comeback win on Senior Night Matt O’Brien Sports Editor The ODU Women’s soccer team is slowly but surely battling their way back into the Conference USA. On Senior Night, Friday Oct. 16, the Lady Monarchs (6-9-0) took on the Charlotte 49ers (5-10-0) in a game that led to a thrilling finish. After trailing 1-0 for almost the entire second half, the Monarchs scored two goals in a three minute span to complete the comeback win in overtime. “In the second half we just pushed and pushed and pushed. I love what I saw from the girls tonight. Luckily we got a little break at the end and Maddie just tucked it away nicely,” Head Coach Angie Hind said. The night began honoring the team’s two seniors, midfielder Devin Dougherty and defender Jordan Jones. The Lady Monarchs came out fired up and seemed to feed off their

home crowd early on. “It was very special for Jordan and I to celebrate a night like this together. We have been playing on the same team for eight years now dating back to our club play. We have certainly been through a lot since we arrived here,” Dougherty said. With the added emotion from their seniors the Lady Monarchs came out very strong, generating some early chances and getting some tough play from goalkeeper Erin Kinz. Kinz was eager in goal and was quick to attack any forwards who got the ball behind the defense. Ten minutes in to the game she took a knee to the head after diving for the ball. Luckily, she was able to remain in the game. The first half proved to be uneventful until the end. Both teams had some early chances while the Lady Monarchs actually out-shot the 49ers 5-4. “We started off strong in the first

but slowed down. Charlotte is a really good team and probably should be a little better off than they are right now,” Hind said. In the 35th minute the Monarchs surrendered a free kick. The nations 10th leading scorer Abby Marshall converted the free kick as it went off the outstretched hand of Kinz. “We had a few chances in the first half. We wanted to keep focusing on playing the ball forward and getting it to our scorers. We had to force them to play our game and possess the ball more,” Forward Madison Hogan said. Along with upping the tempo offensively, Hind also made a personnel change, moving Kathryn Hill from defense to midfield which would prove to be very beneficial later on. The second half showcased the Lady Monarch offense. They were able to out-shoot the 49ers 11 to 1. “As the game went on we began to gain more and more territory and

push our players forward the way we wanted to,” Hind said. ODU remained patient down to the very end. Hogan had one of the best chances of the night and was robbed by the 49er goalkeeper. Hogan remained persistent and finally got the touch she was looking for in the 89th minute on a through ball from Hill. Hogan fired the ball into the back of the net as the home crowd erupted. “I had my chances throughout the game. I was waiting for my chance. When I turned and took a touch I realized I had time and tried to place the ball as best I could,” Hogan said. Hogan’s goal forced overtime and the Lady Monarchs wasted little time and created some offense right off the bat. Just 80 seconds in to the overtime period the Lady Monarchs were awarded a corner kick. Iris Achterhof placed a nice ball where only her teammate Dierdre Bradley could get

it as she buried the header into the back of the net. “Dierdre has brought so much to this program in the two years she has been here and now that shes scoring some goals I think it will only push her to work harder going forward,” Hind said. Bradley was ironically recruited as a forward but Hind has since pushed her back to the middle and the back of the pitch depending on the game. She did not score her first collegiate goal until last Tuesday. The comeback victory gives the Lady Monarchs a 4-2 record in conference play. The team takes on North Texas next week and continues their conference play. “It was amazing to see how excited the girls were tonight. We wanted to win this one for our seniors and it really showed as we fought to the very end. We deserved this win tonight,” Hogan said.

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Women’s Field Hockey Upsets No. 5 Virginia Jonathan Harding Contributing Writer With Casey Dolan’s goal in the second overtime, the 15th ranked ODU Lady Monarchs’ Field Hockey team sealed a huge 3-2 upset over the 5th ranked Virginia Cavaliers in a game that Head Coach Andrew Griffiths aptly described as a “roller-coaster.” The Lady Monarchs found their rhythm halfway through the first half; in the 20th minute Bailey Quinn put the first goal on the board. ODU carried that momentum into the second half and only three and half minutes in Teisha King put the Lady Monarchs up 2-0. Things started to unravel a bit from there. “We stopped playing our game for about 15 minutes in the second half,” Griffiths said. The Cavaliers were able to put up two goals in less than three minutes tying the game at two-a-piece. The frustration on the field was palpable, but the Lady Monarchs found their footing and held on to push the game into overtime. “In the end it’s trying to put 70 minutes of good play together, and today we probably had 70 including overtime so that’s something we have to work out,” Griffiths said. By the time the first overtime had started ODU had once again found their rhythm out-shooting the Cavaliers 8-2. “I thought the team did really well in overtime controlling the flow of it. We got a lot of chances. We probably could have finished it a bit earlier than we did,” Griffiths said. After a few missed chances, Dolan put the game winning goal home halfway through the second overtime. The stands erupted, and the ODU bench cleared to celebrate around Dolan. “I think I ran halfway onto to field,” Griffiths said. “Then went to go shake the Coach’s hand. Yeah, it was a pretty exciting moment.” The Lady Monarchs host the 8th ranked Maryland Terrapins on Wednesday Oct. 14, before heading to Mansfield to face No. 1 UCONN Saturday, Oct. 17. This win over a ranked team should bolster their confidence as they carry a lot of momentum in to next week.

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The (Literal) Rise of Farming Audra Reigle Contributing Writer Traditional farms are a lot of work. The farmer needs pesticides, lots of water and lots of tools to get any sort of product out of their farm. With the rise of technology, farms are also rising up with the changing times. Literally rising up. Vertical farming involves placing plants on racks indoors, and the racks are placed on top of one another. The room’s conditions are optimized to help maximize the growth and the yield of the crop. With the farms being indoors, LED lights are used to provide artificial sunlight to the plants, and the plants don’t need pesticides. Less water is used as well.

A vertical farm in Chicago called FarmedHere is the largest in the United States, and they raise their plants using aquaponics. This technique involves growing plants without soil in water that is kept nutrient-rich by fish. Not only are plants harvested with aquaponics, but fish are harvested as well. This method of farming also allows for environmentally-friendly farming. With vertical farming, food can be delivered much faster as it is locally grown. Less delivery trucks out on the streets cuts down on the amount of traffic on the streets and allows for cleaner air. The fruit and vegetables being delivered locally not only allows for faster delivery, but it

also allows for fresher food, which is good for the health of the consumer. Vertical farms can be found all over the world, from Sweden to Panama. Even Japan has their own vertical farm. This particular farm produces 10,000 heads of lettuce per day. The farm only opened in July 2014 and is about half the size of a football field. Farmers have the ability to control day and night cycles, and the room is climate controlled and powered by LED lights. These lights give them the power to control temperature, humidity and irrigation in the room to grow plants two and a half times faster than a traditional farm. However, farming isn’t just all about the plants. Animals can be

farmed too. Precision agriculture, or smart farming, involves using sensing technology to create more connected and more intelligent farms. Information is already being collected about animal health, fertilizer applications and crop yields, but these sensors allow for farmers to know when their animals are capable of reproduction or whether or not they have health issues sooner rather than later. Breeders can even receive text messages about predetermined events, like if an animal is ready to reproduce. The hope is that indoor farms like these could resolve food shortages around the world. Electric companies, such as General Electrics and Philips, are also partnering with farms to trial

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this new method of farming. The future of farming even wants to expand to the desert. Plans are being made to build greenhouses in the Sahara Desert. This allows them to take advantage of land that won’t be used for anything else, and it also allows them to use renewable energy. Less developed countries will also have easier access to food that will be affordable to them as they’ll be able to lower the prices of the crops grown. Plants could even be grown on the roofs or sides of buildings in the future. All of this will help make food more easily accessible to people while also lowering the cost.


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Queer Column: The Word of the Day is: “Homonormativity” Connor Norton Staff Writer National Coming Out Day was Oct. 11, a day that celebrates the individuals in their communities and in the country that are brave enough to be open about their sexual orientation or gender identity. LGBTQ superpowers like The Human Rights Campaign celebrate this day with video compilations and stories of celebrities and famous figures that have come out in the last year. As you watch the videos you see the wonderful and touching stories of these people coming out as lesbian or gay… but there was one serious error on HRC’s part this year. Apparently, according to them, the only people of worth who came out this year were white gay, bisexual, and lesbian people. It’s as if HRC said “we care about you coming out… as long as you make over six figures, are a prominent celebrity, contribute to us, and oh yeah… are white and not trans.” As I’m writing this I find myself accidentally typing “straight” where I type “white” or “gay” or “lesbian” and there is a word for that, a word that describes that overwhelming anxiety you have to say “gay” in reference to

anything queer. It’s called ‘homonormativity’ and this little queer is about to take you to school. First let’s look at the word’s originating counterpart, heteronormativity. Karen E. Lovaas and Mercilee M. Jenkins define it, in their book “Sexualities and Communications in Everyday Life,” as “the belief that people fall into distinct and complementary genders (man and woman) with natural roles in life. It asserts that heterosexuality is the only sexual orientation or only norm, and states that sexual and marital relations are most (or only) fitting between people of opposite sexes. Consequently, a “heteronormative” view is one that involves alignment of biological sex, sexuality, gender identity and gender roles.” Over the years, this has started to shift as media and society’s views start to change, but with a slight hiccup. For example, go to your Google search engine and look up articles and images relating to same-sex marriage. What do you notice? First, most of the articles will say “gay marriage” and second, a lot of the images will be of gay white men or lesbian white women. This is homonormativity, the normalization and replacement of

intersectional queer struggles with whitewashed male homonormative media. The key problem with homonormativity is our lack of recognition of it; because the fight has been so long and hard there is a stuck assumption that gay men are still being oppressed and marginalized. In the “Where are We in 2014” GLAAD Media report, over 60 percent of the queer representation in media were men, and alarmingly 80 to 90 percent of any queer character on a major television news network were white. Out of the total 813 queer characters, 590 were white and 54 percent of them were gay white male characters vs. the 18 percent lesbian statistic. The media representation alone is a glaring example that society has become more comfortable with gay white male or female characters on screen, while the queer community as well as the cis-gendered community have proved time and time again that Trans* and Queer People of Color should not be normalized in the same way. In the same media report by GLAAD only 13 percent of the queer characters were black, 8 percent being latino, 4 percent Asian-Pacific

Islander, and 2 percent multi-racial. Aside from the low representation of diverse races in media, however, Trans* characters are even worse off in any type of role in a major television network show: once in the past five years. Yes, you heard me right: ONCE in FIVE YEARS. Now of course this doesn’t include awesome shows like “Orange is the New Black,” “Transparent,” and “Sense8” because they are streaming shows; but the lack of normalizing and understanding trans* characters in mainstream television is disheartening and an example of one of the two most dangerous results of homonormativity: the erasure and policing of Trans* representation in issues in our society. Many LGBTQ non-profits, particularly HRC, erase and police Trans* issues, whether consciously or subconsciously, because of society’s subscription to the binary and hetero/homonormativity. This ‘normativity’ directly speaks to more than acceptance of gay and straight relationships. It speaks to the normativity of accepting that anything in society has to be white and non-binary in order to be normal. The growing danger of this is in-

validating the voice and exploration of Queer youth and leading them to suicide, depression, or a sense of not belonging. In the ‘80s when Stonewall hit, the hardest thing for Gay and Lesbian people was not belonging. Now that very same community is inflicting that pain by judging and invalidating queer youth who are growing, learning, and exploring parts of their identity our previous generation never thought of. So for you straight allies out there, when you think about “lesbian” and “gay,” be very careful where you use those words because they are distinct for a reason. White queer allies, open your minds, and start using your privilege and your voice to give voice to others. Just because they can’t speak for themselves due to status, age, or economic privilege, doesn’t mean you get to dismiss them. It means you owe them ALL THE MORE attention. And everyone, stop normalizing gay, Straight, Bi, and Trans because we’re all different, we are all QUEER… and no one should define what that identity is to anyone.

The Date: Part One Lysette Cortes-Rivera Contributing Writer What does he look like?”, “What if he’s one of those pervs from ‘To Catch a Predator’?” “What if he’s a serial killer that’s into…” Those were the types of questions that incessantly plagued my mind on that frigid, February night you came to visit. My body was noticeably laden with anxiety: my legs refused to allow me the pleasure of relaxing on the couch

and my fingernails constantly found themselves in between biting teeth. I attempted to distract myself by scrutinizing my appearance: flawless winged eyeliner, perfectly waxed brows, and a delicately powdered face. Donning a simple blue tank top and ripped jeans, I hoped that I gave off a casual, down to earth vibe. I knew that I was overthinking it, having spent three hours getting ready, but first impressions are crucial…

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especially in our situation. We were replacing the comfort and security from communicating behind a keyboard for the inevitable and unconventional physical encounter. The waiting was agonizing and the anticipation nearly ate away my sanity. I was finally going to see you. That would either be a wonderful, or disastrous thing. I couldn’t decide if I was ready to find out which one it’d be. My emotions were engrossed in

a chaotic battle while my brain attempted to play the logical mediator: terrified yet comfortable optimistic though discouraged, and curious while excited. At some point during this mental war, you texted me. Tentatively reaching for my phone, I already knew what it would say. It was the message I dreaded yet yearned for. “Almost there, see you soon!” My pulse accelerated as my eyes read over your every single word. My

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heart sunk, achingly slow, down my body, through my legs, and into the soles of my feet. This night I had imagined for countless hours was no longer a fantasy. It all became real then. “I can’t believe this is happening… what the hell have I gotten myself into?” And then I think back to the night we met.


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