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Police Forum Offers Little Reassurance

Heather Richner Contributing Writer

Students who attended the “Us and Them” forum on Sept. 10 were given the chance to ask questions of and express concerns to members of the Norfolk and Old Dominion University police departments. But afterwards, some expressed disappointment with the answers they got. ODU’s student run chapter of the NAACP paired up with the Tau Lambda chapter of Omega Psi Phi

and the ODU and Norfolk police departments for the open forum. The event was intended to bring individuals together for open conversations regarding how to deal with concerns that have been expressed by the student body. Jonathon Johnson, senior and member of both organizations, led the forum and prompted questions that encouraged students to answer and elaborate. His aim was to break down hostile barriers that exist between students and police, by cover-

ing a number of questions regarding the appropriate way to respond to police officers in specific situations. Students inquired about the training ODU police have to go through, and expressed their concern for improvements. ODU police officers Lieutenant Boone, Master Officer Banks, and Lieutenant Camacho offered ways to deal with police encounters. One of the questions raised by students was “when is it okay to use deadly force?” to which a young woman

and member of the NAACP replied. “Almost never, definitely not as much as the media portrays it. Maybe when a weapon is already involved from the suspect, but it should be a last resort,” the student said. “Police get through a wealth of training with deadly force. People fear differently, police departments should be reinforced with their training, but there will be times that police have to use deadly force. They have to go home to their families too, but it should still be a last resort,” Boone

said. Many other concerns were situational, such as what to do when you are prompted to have your person, or car searched. Or how to react when you’re told by an officer to leave public or private property, all of which generated a broad reply. “It depends, different cities have different loitering laws. If we have probable cause to search you or your car, or tell you to leave a property, then it’s in your best interest to do so,” Boone said. (Continued on A4)

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Staff Photographers: Brian Vliet Dawit Samson Jason Kazi Joshua Boone Joshua Caudell Schyler Shafer Shamon Jones

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Date/Time Recorded

Date/ Time Occurred

Location

Category

Incident No.

Disposition

09/01/2015

08/29/2015 12:00am - 3:00am

1000 Blk W 39th Street

Sexual Assault

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Investigation by other Agency 09/03/2015

09/01/2015

09/01/2015 2:50am

4700 Blk Elkhorn Ave

Larceny

2015-ODU-000840

Judicial referral 09/03/2015

09/01/2015

08/25/2015 4:31pm

1300 Blk 43rd Street

Suspicious situation

2015-ODU-000842

Active 09/03/2015

09/01/2015

09/01/2015 6:37pm

1300 Blk 49th Street

Hit and Run - Property Damage

2015-ODU-000845

Active 09/03/2015

09/02/2015

09/02/2015 8:20am - 8:22am

5200 Blk Hampton Blvd

Harassing Communication

2015-ODU-000846

Active 09/03/2015

09/02/2015

08/31/2015 10:00pm - 09/01/2015 1:00pm

1000 Blk Buckingham

Hit and Run - Property Damage

2015-ODU-000848

Active 09/03/2015

09/02/2015

09/01/2015 9:30pm - 09/02/2015 11:00am

4100 Blk Hampton Blvd

Hit and Run - Property Damage

2015-ODU-000849

Active 09/03/2015

09/02/2015

08/28/2015 10:00pm - 09/02/2015 11:18pm

1700 Blk 48th Street

Harassing Communication

2015-ODU-000851

Active 09/08/2015

09/03/2015

09/03/2015 06:15am

1200 Blk 49th Street

Vandalism

2015-ODU-000854

Active 09/08/2015

09/03/2015

08/29/2015 6:00pm 09/02/2015 10:00am

1000 Blk W 43rd Street

Fraud

2015-ODU-000855

Active 09/08/2015

09/04/2015

09/02/2015 6:00pm 09/03/2015 7:00pm

1300 Blk W 40th Street

Hit and Run - Property Damage

2015-ODU-000864

Active 09/09/2015

09/04/2015

09/04/2015 3:45pm

4600 Blk Powhatan Ave.

Larceny

2015-ODU-000866

Active 09/09/2015

09/04/2015

09/04/2015 3:44pm 4:00pm

4600 Blk Elkhorn Ave.

Larceny

2015-ODU-000867

Unfounded 09/09/2015

09/04/2015

09/04/2015 9:03pm

4700 Blk Powhatan Ave

Assault - Simple

2015-ODU-000868

Clear by Arrest 09/09/2015

09/04/2015

09/04/2015 11:47pm

4300 Blk Elkhorn Ave

Weapons Violation

2015-ODU-000869

Clear by Arrest 09/09/2015

09/05/2015

09/05/2015 00:41am

1200 Blk 42nd Street

Disorderly House

2105-ODU-000870

Clear by Arrest 09/09/2015

09/05/2015

09/04/2015 10:28pm - 09/05/2015 1:34am

1300 Blk Longwood Drive

Disorderly House

2015-ODU-000871

Clear by Arrest 09/09/2015

09/05/2015

08/25/2015-08/26/2015

1700 Blk 48th Street

Larceny

2015-ODU-000873

Active 09/09/2015

09/05/2015

09/05/2015 9:50pm

1000 Blk 49th Street

Liquor Law Violation

2015-ODU-000875

Active 09/09/2015

09/05/2015

09/05/2015 10:16pm

1300 Blk 49th Street

Stalking

2015-ODU-000876

Clear by Arrest 09/09/2015

09/05/2015

09/05/2015 10:23pm

4300 Blk Powhatan Ave

Narcotics Violation

2015-ODU-000877

Clear by Arrest 09/09/2015

09/06/2015

09/06/2015 00:46am

1200 Blk W 40th Street

Liquor Law Violation

2015-ODU-000878

Clear by Arrest 09/09/2015

09/06/2015

09/06/2015 3:20am

800 Blk W 39th Street

Robbery

2015-ODU-000881

Investigation by other Agency 09/09/2015

09/07/2015

09/07/2015 12:42am

4600 Blk Elkhorn Ave.

Harassing Communication

2015-ODU-000884

Active 09/09/2015

09/07/2015

09/07/2015 12:55am - 1:06am

4700 Blk Elkhorn Ave.

Narcotics Violation

2015-ODU-000885

Judicial referral 09/09/2015

09/07/2015

09/06/2015 8:00pm - 09/07/2015 8:00am

1200 Blk. 40th St.

Sexual Assault

2015-ODU-000886

Investigation by other Agency 09/09/2015

09/07/2015

09/06/2015 11:30am-4:30pm

1500 Blk W 42nd Street

Larceny

2015-ODU-000889

Active 09/09/2015

09/07/2015

09/07/2015 6:00pm-6:30pm

4600 Blk Elkhorn Ave.

Narcotics Violation

2015-ODU-000890

Judicial referral 09/09/2015

09/07/2015

09/07/2015 6:06pm-6:54pm

1200 Blk. 43rd Street

Larceny

2015-ODU-000891

Active 09/09/2015

09/07/2015

09/05/2015 7:00pm - 09/07/2015 9:30pm

1000 Blk 49th Street

Larceny

2015-ODU-000892

Active 09/09/2015

09/08/2015

09/08/2015 3:39pm - 3:45pm

1400 Blk 49th Street

Hit and Run - Personal Injury

2015-ODU-000896

Active 09/10/2015

09/08/2015

09/08/2015 11:47pm

1700 Blk W 48th Street

Assault - Simple

2015-ODU-000897

Active 09/10/2015

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Police Forum Offers Little Reassurance continued (Continued from A1) “You have to learn terms. If a business orders you to leave and you don’t, you’re breaking the law. Private property or not, we can step in,” Banks said. Many ODU students were not satisfied with the answers. As college students, events that are viewed as “high risk behaviors” are often seen differently. Getting disciplined for drinking or partying is not the kind of protection students and parents expect from university law enforcement. Many students, instead, are concerned about the kinds of crimes reported in the ODU alert emails such as robberies, assaults and shootings. There was no mention of how to

better deal with these problems. A question was raised regarding whether people are allowed to record the police, and how officers feel about it. “Videos are a cop’s best friend. We use them to record interviews and interrogations. It’s also useful when people record us, so we, and you, can see how we are doing our job. If an officer is wrong and it is caught on camera, he or she gets disciplined at our expense,” Camacho said. This answer did not please many students. “What about the times that an officer has been caught on camera and it seems clear they are not doing their jobs, but we never hear of any repercussions? Maybe it hasn’t happened at ODU but it has happened, and that is

concerning,” one student said. “If it was brought to court, and there were no repercussions, that shows that the officer/officers were tried and found not guilty,” Banks said. Lieutenant Boone and Master Officer Banks both expressed that they understand what its like to be young college students. Banks himself graduated from ODU. “I used to have negative images and even bad experiences with cops, and I know it’s hard because of the injustices we see. But there are changes to be made on both sides. If you are disrespecting an officer, that’s the easiest way for things to escalate,” Banks said. “If I get treated respectfully by one person, and a dirty look from another,

who do you think I would approach with less defense?” Boone said. Following the forum, students said that it did not offer the answers they were hoping for. They felt that Master Police Officer Michael Banks, Lieutenant Boone, and Lieutenant Camacho were simply saying what every respectable officer would be required to say. “I feel like the officers were really sugar coating their replies, making everything pretty and playing it down,” Samantha Conyers, president of ODU’s NAACP said. “And the students seemed to be holding back because of this. Both the officers and students were not seeing each others sides of the situations brought up.” Johnson, the host, agreed with Conyers.

“The whole idea behind this forum was to not only focus on the injustices in society, but see the side of law enforcement too, to better understand. I feel indifferent towards the forum,” Johnson said. “I learned a lot from the perspective of the officers, yet we did not get down to what I had originally anticipated. Its one thing to come in here and expect to gain something, but its another to take what you learned and grow or change from it. This goes for ‘Us & Them.’”

Strong Sisterhood in Returning Women’s Reception Amy DeLaura Contributing Writer The Women’s Center and Delta Sigma Lambda took an afternoon to celebrate brave and determined women with the Returning Women’s Reception on Thursday. The catered luncheon and networking event allowed for women over the age of 25 to take an hour to relax and meet with others facing the same back to school struggles. A representative from the Women’s Center spoke briefly about the upcoming programs they offer around campus and the accessibility of their office. Delta Sigma Lambda also took

the time to explain a little more about their sorority. Delta Sigma Lambda was originally created in 1956 for women who felt they did not fit in with the younger traditional female students on campus. The group was formed to provide caring support and encouragement for women going through difficulties returning to college. The same is still true today. Delta Sigma Lambda still creates a mature supportive environment for returning women. Members meet together for social outings such as holiday tea, wine tastings and camping trips. For community service, Delta

Sigma Lambda works with H.E.R. Shelter in Portsmouth. The shelter provides a first step for women who are escaping domestic violence. The women of Delta Sigma Lambda understand the pressing responsibilities of work, family and school. Unlike a traditional sorority there is no hazing and attendance to social events is not required. Though there is a small fee to help pay for events and prizes it is still one tenth of the cost for a traditional sorority. “We are here as a support group and just to have fun,” Tonya Schmehl, Delta Sigma Lambda president, said. “Some people do not understand

how difficult school can be. People will say ‘oh it is just a couple classes’ but for us it is classes, family, and a full time job,” Schmehl said. One member stated that the women were there for her while she was going through a divorce. Little gifts and positive reminders from fellow sisters helped her on her worst days. A handful of Delta Sigma Lambda alumni were present for the reception, explaining how the original members from 1956 still meet together once a month for events. Members were encouraged to attend in hopes of joining them after graduating. The alumni also awards two scholarships

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each year to one undergrad and one graduate member. Finding a place on campus can be difficult but if you are over 25 years old. Delta Sigma Lambda offers a strong, steady foundation for women years above the typical college age who may be dealing with pressures or struggles from their lives outside academia. The ODU Women’s Center also provides areas of support for women who could be dealing with similar problems, as well as risk management for potentially harmful attributes to relationships such as divorce or domestic violence.


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Josh Whitener | Participants signed a banner at the “Out of the Darkness” Walk on Sept. 12, 2015.

“Out of the Darkness” Walk Brings Suicide Prevention into the Light By Josh Whitener News Editor The 10th annual “Out of the Darkness” Community Walk brought thousands of supporters to Mt. Trashmore Park to advocate the awareness of depression and suicide prevention. Many of the 5,550 preregistered attendees from all over the Hampton Roads area donned shirts or arm bands in memory of loved ones lost to suicide. The local sponsor, Hampton Roads Survivors of Suicide (SOS) support group, provided informational counseling. The group was formed 27 years ago for those who’ve lost family or friends. Several organizations including the Hampton/Newport News Community Service Board were also in attendance. The Hampton/Newport News CSB offers counseling and therapy to those who may be in need of it. Barry

Katz, psychotherapist, explained the benefits of the government funded program. The CSB works with patients who may not be able to afford private therapists or those without insurance with a sliding scale program. “One of the things we say is ‘died by suicide’ we don’t endorse ‘committed suicide.’ That infers it’s like committing a crime, that you did something bad,” Katz said. 450 volunteers from the Hampton Roads area were there to assist attendees with informational tents. Starbucks and Chick-fil-A offered free coffee and breakfast sandwiches to a massive crowd, while water and other refreshments were given out as well. A Memorial Wall booth displayed smiling faces on photographs, freely given by friends and family of victims who died by suicide. “Admission is for education and awareness in terms of depression and

suicide. Suicide is a preventable illness…it’s totally treatable,” Katz said. “It’s also for survivors. Certainly for people who have lost people by suicide.” Many of those present were carrying messages of survival after the death of a loved one due to suicide. “We had two tragedies in our family. My kids lost their dad to suicide and we lost our cousin to suicide, so it’s near and dear to us. We want to make sure there’s awareness out there that everybody could get help whenever they needed and we’re out here to help you if you need it,” Jessie Taylor, a Virginia Beach resident, said. Family and friends of Tiffany A. Whitley Lewis, daughter of Pricilla Freeman, who died by suicide in June brought a large presence to the Community Walk. Walkers with their dominating red shirts reading “Team Tiffany” were scattered around the

crowd in various locations. Patria Waters, sister of Lewis, spoke of Tiffany’s illness. “It was hidden,” Waters said. “It’s not talked about in the black community.” Issues such as these emphasize the willingness and eagerness for volunteers like Freeman and Waters to break open the barriers of cultural differences and spread the seriousness of depression and suicide, bringing the hidden problems into the light in hopes of preventing tragedies such as theirs. From the starting point of a curtain made of 1,000 paper cranes, the swarm of advocates careened through the walking trail that surrounds Lake Trashmore. Thousands were laughing and marching, some shouting chants while others held signs promoting their personal message of advocacy. The event brought more and more volunteers and attendees as the after-

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noon continued. Counselors were in attendance throughout the walk to assist with any issues or concerns. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe issued a statement regarding the profits gathered from the event saying, “the money raised at this walk will go towards suicide prevention through research, education and treatment plans. I commend all those who work with your organization to help strengthen the community and improve the lives of others.” The walk was followed by a picnic for those who wished. Group pictures were available along with other activities and fundraising opportunities.


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IN-MEMORIAM: 9/11

Schyler Shafer | Members of Norfolk Fire Rescue pay their respects on Kaufman Mall on Sept. 11, 2015.

Schyler Shafer | Members of the Norfolk Fire Department address the crowd. Sept. 11, 2015

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Schyler Shafer | President Broderick and First Lady Kate Broderick place a wreath in front of Kaufman Mall in remembrance of 9/11. Sept. 11, 2015

Schyler Shafer | ODU Remembered 911 by decorating Kaufman Mall with American Flags

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From Disney to Dance Floor: Trevor Jackson Debuts “In My Feelings”

Adam Flores Staff Writer Multitalented R&B artist Trevor Jackson continues to inspire with the release of his first full-length CD, “In My Feelings.” Released on August 28, the singer, songwriter, actor and dancer continues to show his immense talent and versatility by feeding the souls of his listeners through smooth, crafted lyrics and hypnotic beats. The Indianapolis, Indiana native belts out what are sure to become timeless classics. In addition to his 2013 EP release, “#NewThang,” featuring the hit “Drop It,” new songs from “In My Feelings” such as “Bang Bang” featuring Kevin Gates and “Rock Wit Me” featuring IAMSU!

are sure to be fan favorites along with his last single, “Me Likey,” released in 2014. With influences that include such legendary hallmark performers like Michael Jackson, Gregory Hines and Donny Hathaway, Jackson aims high in penning out his songs that are mainly influenced by Soul, Gospel, Blues and Jazz mixed with today’s vibe in R&B. At an early age, Jackson’s family had an interest in basketball, but he realized that he would rather pursue a career in the entertainment industry. Refining his skills landed him stints performing in local and national venues including a dance routine on the “Showtime at the Apollo” television show taped at the historic Apollo The-

ater in Harlem, New York. The catalyst to Jackson’s career occurred at age eight when he made his way to Chicago for an audition with Disney’s Tony-Award winning national tour of “The Lion King.” The trek to the Windy City paid off for the young Jackson. His performance turned into a three-year gig as Young Simba. After his run with “The Lion King,” he transitioned to television and won the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series for his role as Willie Blue in an episode of “Harry’s Law.” Jackson didn’t stop on the small screen. He is perhaps best known portraying Kevin Blake on the Syfy original series, “Eureka” and for portraying

Kris McDuffy in Disney’s comingof-age hit television movie, “Let It Shine.” Earlier this year, he had completed filming for the upcoming feature film, “Sons 2 the Grave,” written and produced by Canadian Lynne Stoltz, due out later this year. In an interview with Vibe Magazine, John Kennedy asked why he chose singing and acting over basketball. “I feel like I was just put here to do that. I can’t see myself doing anything else. I feel like I can touch more people with music. I’ve been given the tools necessary to be a great musician, a great entertainer and great person that’s gonna inspire everyone. But with basketball, I’m short and I would have to dunk over people and that’s a

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task right now.” Many would agree that Jackson made the right decision abandoning a possible career in basketball. “In My Feelings” promises to deliver heartfelt vocals and the street messages of love, life and most importantly, songs “about different kinds of women, how women make you feel,” Jackson added in the Vibe interview. Jackson recently turned just 19 on August 30. Among his many accomplishments thus far, he has yet to achieve his full potential and further solidify his mark in Hollywood and the music industry. “In My Feelings” promises to deliver on all levels and to be another stepping-stone in the rising career of this multifaceted artist.


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Soulstress Andra Day Delivers Debut Album Dejonna Mayo Contributing Writer Andra Day’s debut album “Cheers to the Fall,” released August 28, isa rejuvenating spark to the senses that took approximately 14 years to complete. Day took her time to tune every song to perfection, which is felt through the life and soul that resonates within the album. The album centers around her love life and the complications of relationships. Sprinkled through are songs of inspiration and empowerment. The album begins with the song “Forever Mine.” The ballad immediately transports you to a local bar with a lady on the stage belting out the blues. Day sings about finally finding love and wanting it forever with lines like, “You had to Jimi my heart loose, Now I’m stuck in your voodoo,” a reference to Jimi Hendrix’s “Voodoo Child.” It’s easy to feel the raw emotion Day pours into every chorus and the intricate details of her life that are weaved throughout the lyrics. Day knows a

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good deal about love. “Goodbye and Goodnight” is the polar opposite of “Forever Mine.” Its message is all about falling out of love and the horrendous feeling of losing someone who once meant so much Listening to this album, there’s an R&B sound, an Amy Winehouse vibe and a dash of Billie Holiday ambiance. The album itself seems to flow together. Hearing the album fully through for the first time, it’s hard to tell when one song ends and the next begins. Day’s voice pierces your heart with its sensual rasping while her words gracefully flow over the beats, enticing her audience into her inner feelings. During the first listen of the album, there’s an overwhelming sense of melancholy. The subject matter of a majority of the album is losing love, and the all too heartbreaking pain of such loss. Day’s freshman album is for anyone who has been through the all consuming devastation of a relationship gone amiss.


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Amy DeLaura Staff Writer Just across Hampton Boulevard is an unassuming Marriott Hotel. Just below is a restaurant that may have been overlooked by many, until it received a complete makeover this past summer. Opening up just in time for Old Dominion University’s first football game, the Monarch Recovery Sports Grill is a guaranteed touchdown for game day munchies. Not only was the interior gutted to have a more inviting atmosphere, but the menu has been totally revamped. Replacing regular tables and chairs, huge rounded booths line the walls, perfect for fitting your entire fantasy football crew. Monarch Recovery Sports Grill offers OnDemand, meaning any game you can imagine is at your fingertips. New speakers are placed at every table, giving you the option to listen to any of the ten brand new Smart TVs with a click of a button. The renovations to Monarch Grill are an upgrade to a higher level of class. Beautiful tiled, wooden floors replaced the collage of stickers and stencils of the old Monarch Grill. Even the outdoor seating got a facelift with comfy new lounge chairs

and the noticeable fancy details of stonework. The menu now features updated fare like truffle fries, ahi tuna, and salmon. But don’t fret about breaking the bank; surprisingly, everything is still reasonably priced. Of course, Monarch Recovery still offers the regular bar food of burgers and wings. “The wings are perfect,” said ODU junior Andrew Bailey. “These aren’t your typically tiny bar wings. These are huge and meaty, especially for this price.” The twice cooked wings are baked and then fried to juicy perfection and come in a variety of flavors: hot, medium, mild, Thai peanut, Thai chili, BBQ , or spicy garlic. Who doesn’t remember having peanut butter and jelly as a kid? Now take that childhood memory and check out the “Sticky Fingers” burger. Natural peanut butter is spread across a bun while thick candied bacon and raspberry jam top the burger, creating the unexpected perfect combination of sweet, salty, and savory. Another menu standout is the “3 Peat” burger, set apart with a Cajun rubbed patty and Gorgonzola cheese sauce. These are no small burger pat-

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ties, and the cheese sauce was a little overpowering compared to the Cajun flavor. Consider asking for the sauce on the side. This sports grill even has its own twist on something as simple as mozzarella sticks. The “Wisconsin Cheese Curds” are bite sized, cheesy goodness that cannot be ignored. They are served with a raspberry dipping sauce and a Thai chili sauce. The combination tastes like flavors you’d expect in an expensive wine bar while still supplying deep fried satisfaction. The rebranding comes with a hope to makeover the customer base as well. The Monarch Recovery Grill aims to stray away from the drunken bar scene and instead attract more of the family friendly consumer, including ODU alums, parents, and fans attending university sporting events. No matter the reason for stopping into the new and improved Monarch Recovery Sports Grill, taste buds everywhere are guaranteed a classy atmosphere to enjoy a new twist on sports bar fare.

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Five Vegan Meals for Under $5 Megan Snyder Contributing Writer The stark reality of vegan eating as it exists now is that cheap, fast, and clean meals on the go are hard to come by. Or is it that we’re just not looking hard enough? I decided to challenge myself, a vegan of nearly three years now, to find five different delicious and healthy vegan meals here in Norfolk for just $5 each. Spoiler alert: I did not starve. The Organic Food Depot on Granby Street sells a wide variety of hardto-find health food products (think anchovy-free Worcestershire sauce and vegan crab cakes), plus a selection of premade sandwiches, wraps, and salads, perfect for a quick bite to eat. At 28 grams of protein per serving, the vegetarian chicken salad pita pocket ($3.28) pairs perfectly with a marked-down bag of curry flavored kettle chips ($0.98), bringing the total, including tax, to $4.35. Tuesday’s lunch was a plant lover’s classic — the Veggie Delite from Subway on Hampton Boulevard. A standard six-inch sandwich starts off at just $3.75, and since all of the veggies are free of additional charge, guests are welcome to load up their choice of a white or nine-grain wheat roll with lots of fresh lettuce, spinach, tomato, cucumbers, pickles, olives, and more, plus a generous drizzle of yellow mustard and/or sweet onion sauce. For $0.75 more, add calorierich avocado, making an otherwise light meal a little heftier. With a student discount of ten-percent off, this meal costs only $4.56.

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For a midweek pick-me-up, enjoy a vegan egg and cheese bagel at Yorgo’s Bageldashery on Colonial Avenue. Made with 100 percent organic tofu and tempeh, the egg “puck,” as the staff at Yorgo’s fondly refers to the golden disk of plant-based goodness, lends great texture to this all-American breakfast sandwich, which only costs $4.24. Before heading to the library for an early morning study session, stop at any Starbucks location for a bowl of their hot oatmeal. A blend of steelcut and rolled oats provides a hearty yet creamy consistency, and toppings like golden raisins, dried cranberries, chopped pecans, and brown sugar add flavor and comfort. At just $3.29, this was the least expensive meal all week. To end a week of affordable vegan eats, swing by the Health Food Center on Colley Avenue, where members receive five-percent off all regularly priced items. A millet and flax spinach pie, just $3.99, serves as a surprisingly tasty and gluten-free breakfast, lunch, or afternoon snack. With a $0.99 vegetarian jerky strip, the membership discount, and tax, the total comes to $4.90. Some final tips for finding vegan food that won’t break the bank include choosing high-protein foods that ward off hunger and forgoing the drink (unless it comes with a meal) and simply carrying a refillable bottle and hydrating with water. Any of these meals can easily be made bigger and better by adding a piece of fruit, a granola bar, or something similar from home.


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Retro-futurism: Mad Maxed Out George Plank Staff Writer Audiences were dazzled by “Mad Max: Fury Road” and it was quickly considered by many to be the summer film of 2015, grossing over 150 million in the United States and 374 million worldwide. “Fury Road” is the fourth in a long standing series of films. Let’s take a look back and see where the madness began. The original “Mad Max” film, released in 1979, takes place in a dystopian future wasteland where gas is extremely limited, mimicking the world gas shortage that took place just six years prior. This is a world where anarchy reigns supreme. Only one law enforcement force, the Main Force Patrol, dares to combat the roaming gangs of motorcyclists that have begun forming. One such gang, the Acolytes, had been causing a nearby town a good deal of trouble. Among those tasked with taking down the Acolytes is Max, an officer who has been known to take extreme risks in order to achieve his goals. After

Max’s friend is killed by members of the Acolytes, Max tries to leave the force to avoid any more trouble, but trouble finds him and the Acolytes kill his wife and son. Now, with a personal vendetta against the gang, Max launches a one-man war against the Acolytes until he personally sees to the death of each and every member of their ranks, and avenges his friends and family. In the end Max drives off into the unknown, with the memory of his loved ones weighing heavily on him. At its heart, the plot of “Mad Max” is one that the general movie going audience has seen a dozen times over: the lone lawman who fights in the name of vengeance. When all is said and done, he eventually rides off into the dusty sunset for better horizons. Director George Miller funded the production of the movie by working as an emergency room doctor. There he saw the same types of graphic injuries that would later make it into the film. Most of the film was shot in the Australian Outback and as such Miller chose

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to hire local Australian actors with little to no experience to cut cost and to avoid any associations with that actor’s name. The members of the Acolytes were part of an actual biker gang. The budget for “Mad Max” was $350,000. While the production style may not have been the cleanest, it was built on necessity of relying on practical effects and creative shots to convey the plot and keep the excitement high. Even in the newest installment with its comparatively massive $150 million budget and 150 times the box office gross of the first film, Miller didn’t funnel that money into cost-cutting computer effects, but instead funneled it into even more impressive practical effects and stunts and elected to use well-established actors Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron. With the success of “Fury Road,” it just shows us that “Mad Max” is a franchise with some gas still in its tank.

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Clare Benedetto Contributing Writer Major: Public Relations Year: Junior Spotted: BAL Jazmine’s style often catches the eye when she walks into the classroom. While many students might be seen wearing jeans or sweats to class, Jazmine always looks as if she just came from an appointment with a personal stylist. She has a knack for mixing classy and trendy, and a talent for getting only the best of results. Jazmine works at a law office in downtown Norfolk. She abides by “business casual,” but explains that she likes to dress “with a flair.” On this particular day, Jazmine was sporting a loose white blazer with a

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stunning pattern of black lettering running up and down the fabric, a red Banana Republic skirt, some simple black flats, and a large jeweled necklace as a statement piece. She had even paid careful attention to her nails. Jazmine wore a metallic golden polish, but added interest by painting each ring finger nail a shiny reddish-brown. Her current favorite trends include blazers and pencil skirts. She said her favorite item in her closet is a pair of tan wedge heels with a unique Aztec style that she only gets to wear on occasion. Jazmine cites Miley Cyrus as her fashion inspiration, and she chose this particular outfit because of its attractive variety.


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Zack Chavis| A Participant of the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival showcases his talent.

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Zack Chavis | Children participate in the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

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9/11 Day of Service & Remembrance Public Service Week Public Service Festival Monarch Service Day Be Monarch Ready Make a Difference Day Monarch Service Day

Kaufman Mall TBA Kaufman Mall Community Garden Kaufman Mall Meet in Webb Center Lobby TBA

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Monarch Link Training Budget Workshop Budget Workshop Monarch Link Training Organization Orientation Budget Workshop Budget Workshop Presidents’ Round Table Advisors Luncheon Academic Success Workshop Organization Orientation Presidents’ Round Table Organization Orientation Academic Success Workshop

Hampton-Newport News Room Hampton-Newport News Room Hampton-Newport News Room Hampton-Newport News Room James River Room Chesapeake, Portsmouth, VA Beach Room Chesapeake, Portsmouth, VA Beach Room Virginia Rice Webb Room Hampton-Newport News Room Library Conference Room 1311 Cape Charles Room Chesapeake Room Cape Charles Room Library Conference Room 1311

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Leadership Lecture Series 09|09 09|16 09|23 09|30 10|21 10|28 11|04 11|11 11|18

Myers Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI): Know your behavior preference with Dionicia Mahler-Rogers Perception & Conflict (Pt 1 of 3): with Dr. Charles Daniels Perception & Conflict (Pt 2 of 3): with Dr. Charles Daniels Perception & Conflict (Pt 3 of 3): with Dr. Charles Daniels Running a Successful meeting: Robert’s Rules: with Kenneth Gilliam Meeting the Demands of Social Change: hosted by Dr. Narketta Sparkman Tweeting/Facebooking/etc. Your Way to Leadership: Personal Branding with Dr. Yuping Liu-Thompkins Entrepreneurship - How do you start? Positive Organizational Scholarship: with Lesa Clark

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Spirit Friday T-shirt Swap Spirit Friday T-shirt Swap Spirit Friday T-shirt Swap Paint the Town Blue-Campus Buildings Women’s Flag Football Tournament Homecoming Opening Ceremonies Paw the Pavement Banner’s Due Homecoming Royalty Voting Opens Car Smash Women’s Flag Football Championship Game Male Cheerleading Competition Comedy Show Monarch Day Step Show (Sponsored by NPHC) Homecoming Royalty Voting Closes Concert Parade Football Tailgate ODU vs. UNC-Charlotte Football Game

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Zack Chavis| ODU Men’s Soccer players celebrate after a goal.

Old Dominion Soccer Team Powers Past Jacksonville with 4-0 Victory Matt O’Brien Sports Editor Old Dominion Soccer played host to the 40th annual STIHL classic that began Friday night. The Monarchs are currently the No. 22 team in the nation and took on the Jacksonville Dolphins to open the Classic. ODU (3-1-0) earned a decisive 4-0 victory against the Dolphins (2-1-1) putting up three goals in the second half. The Monarchs got on the board early. Senior forward Ivan Militar got a through ball from Ryan Condotta and put it away into the lower right corner on a breakaway. But Condotta was not done making his mark on this match. “You always want to get off a good start offensively. Ivan’s goal was pretty huge. It gave us some great momentum early on,” Condotta said.

Neither team generated very many chances in the first half. Even with seven shots apiece for both teams, after taking the lead the Monarchs struggled in getting quality chances at goal. “I thought in the first half we were a little tentative. We did not have the tempo that I wanted. We let them dictate the pace of the game a little too much. We were very fortunate to go into the half up 1-0,” said Head Coach Alan Dawson. Defensively, ODU struggled to control the ball and had some miscommunications between the defensive backs. “We just have to tighten up in the back. We definitely had some communication issues towards the end of the half. It’s nothing we can’t fix and it’s something we can build on,”

Condotta said. Goalkeeper Alex Tiesenhausen had a stellar game, racking up eight saves to preserve the clean sheet. With two minutes left in the first half Tiesenhausen made an acrobatic save on a breakaway shot from Jacksonville forward Ejiroghene Mrabure. The save sent the home crowd into a frenzy and signaled a momentum shift for the Monarchs. “He was terrific. He was our most valuable player tonight. They had some opportunities, they put them on frame and he made some wonderful saves,” Dawson said. Despite the 1-0 lead the two teams remained deadlocked until 15 minutes into the second half. After playing the ball into the box, Condotta was fouled and given a penalty kick. He made the most of another oppor-

tunity, burying the penalty in the back of the net. “We needed another goal to put them away, kind of kill their spirits. That really got us going and it made for a nice night offensively,” Condotta said. Now up two the Dolphin defense was depleted as the Old Dominion offense began to click. “We responded very well in the second half. The second goal really broke their back a little bit,” said Dawson Offensively the Monarchs took over. Ten minutes after adding to their lead they struck again. Defenseman Sebastian Jolly was able to find midfielder Jesse Miralrio with a long ball over top of the defense. Miralrio caught the ball in stride and chipped the ball right over the goalkeeper. All but two minutes later ODU got

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on the board again. Midfielder Niko Klosterhalfen fired a long ball from the left flank that found the right corner of the net to top off the best half of the season. At the end of the game however, Dawson was quick to praise his goalkeeper who put up four more saves in the second half. “We felt like he had to do too much for us tonight, but when he was called upon he really came through for us,” Dawson said. The Monarchs will face Hartford on Sunday for the STIHL classic title. “Hartford will be a very strong team, they are the top team in their conference and they’ll be coming down here with a chip on their shoulder being ranked early in the year,” said Dawson.


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Zack Chavis | Ray Lawry rushes in the end zone for a touchdown against Norfolk State

Lawry Leads Monarchs to Victory Over Norfolk State Alex Brooks Staff Writer Norfolk, VA—The Old Dominion Monarchs (2-0) faced off against their across town foes, the Norfolk State Spartans (0-2) in a battle of the 757’s. With the Monarchs coming off of a last minute win this past week, fans were hoping that they would carry their momentum into their first home game of the season. It was a different story for NSU coming into the game as they played Rutgers close in the first half before they allowed them to score 42 unanswered points in the second half. This game started off right where the Monarchs ended last week, with a superb running game. The only difference was who was behind QB Bentley. Wide receiver Pascal took the first couple of handoffs in the game before star running back Ray Lawry exploded for the first score of

the game. The Monarchs had another nice drive that would have resulted in 3 points but coach Wilder switched up the kickers from Ziffer to Segers. It was Segers’ first kick in quite a while and as expected, he shanked it to the right. The tides looked as though they were about to shift in the Spartans’ direction as they blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown, giving them a 10-7 lead over the Monarchs. This lead would be short lived, however, as Lawry added another touchdown to his already impressive resume this season, to get ODU a lead they would never lose. Rookie quarterback Bentley had a light workload this week only tossing the ball 22 times and completing on 12 of those with 122 yards. Lawry on the other hand took another shot at ODU’s record book mounting an enormous amount of rushing yards,

falling just 9 yards short of the record at 215. He amassed that on 31 carries but credited his success to his offensive line. “My line is making it easy for me… They’re pushing and opening holes,” Lawry said. The line wasn’t opening holes for just him as the team accumulated 338 team rushing yards. QB Hankerson for Norfolk State carried the team through the majority of the game with both his arm and legs. He finished the game with 163 passing yards and 74 yards rushing, but did not turn the ball over, which is key in trying to beat an FBS team on their own turf. The other story of the game, besides the monstrous performance by Lawry, was the weather. Rain can play a huge factor, and tonight was no different. Just minutes before game time, the rain rolled in making it apparent that this battle would be won on the ground. Then there was a lighting de-

lay that lasted over an hour and made it look as though the game may have to end at halftime which would have hurt Lawry’s Heisman hopes. Luckily the lighting subsided, unlike the rain, and the fans that stuck around got to see one hell of a football game. Eventually, the Monarchs came out on top with a 24-10 victory. With the Monarchs facing a tough

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opponent in NC State next week, fans would have liked to see a more emphatic win over a FCS school. But fans hope they can take this win and build on it as Old Dominion tries to remain perfect on the season. Norfolk State has a tough task next week as well, as they travel to West Virginia to face last year’s C-USA conference winner Marshall (1-1).


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Josh Boone| Shuler Bentley getting ready to hike the ball against Norfolk State.

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Josh Boone| Johnathan Duhart breaks free against Norfolk State

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Whiskey... from Space! Ross Reelachart Tech Editor

It is one small step for man, and one wobbly stumble forward for drunk astronauts as Ardberg distillery has released their findings about maturing whiskey in space. Four years ago, as an experiment to test the effects of micro-gravity on the maturation process of scotch whisky, US-based space research company NanoRacks sent several vials of Ardberg scotch whiskey to the International Space Station. The vials orbited the Earth more than 15,000 times before coming back home to be tested and tasted. In the meantime, the chemical composition was monitored using several different techniques including gas and liquid chromatography, which were used to analyze the chemical compositions of the whiskey over time. A separate batch of the whiskey was kept on Earth as a comparison, and subjected to the same monitoring. The whole idea of aging booze in space may sound like a marketing gimmick, but the experiment was actually completely serious. Ardberg has even released a White Paper that explains the experiment, and the results, in scientific detail. The paper was titled “The Impact of

Micro-Gravity on the Release of Oak Extractives into Spirit.” Normally scotch whiskey is matured in oak barrels (and under normal Earth gravity). But since an entire barrel of malt whiskey is impossible to bring into space, each vial of whiskey also contained a “small quantity of charred oak wood shavings” to simulate being in a barrel. From there, the natural aging processes were allowed to take place. When the Earth and Space batches were compared for both aroma and taste, there was a distinct difference between the two. The quotes from the paper used all of the fancy spirit vernacular, like saying that the Earth batch had a “woody aroma, reminiscent of an aged Ardbeg style, with hints of cedar, sweet smoke and aged balsamic vinegar as well as raisins, treacle toffee, vanilla and burnt oranges,” and that the Space batch was “Intense and rounded, with notes of antiseptic smoke.” In short, the whiskey aged in space did not extract as much flavor from the oak as the Earth batch, and the result had a much stronger taste and aroma. This may have all been part of a scientific experiment, but what if we actually wanted our astronauts to have the opportunity to have a drink or two while floating in the infinite

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frontier that is space? Well, it turns out that, in a startling coincidence, Ballantine’s of Scotland has developed a whiskey “glass” precision engineered for drinking in space. Using 3-D printed plastic, 3-D printed rose gold, a one-way valve and a 10-kg pull magnet, the glass is specifically made to hold the liquid booze in a contained environment while also allowing all the usual pleasantries of swirling and sniffing the spirits. This is all built into a fancy-glass that would be a great talking point here on Earth. The rose gold is used to “hold” the whiskey in place using the inherent “stickiness” of liquids in micro-gravity, and a mouthpiece is used to drink the spirits whenever a hypothetical space man feels the need for a class drink. Ardberg is looking into running more experiments in whiskey maturation in space, and aims to send more vials for testing. They see that there might be a future market for literal out-of-this-world spirits. In a future where space tourism is an actual prospect for a few companies now, it might just be the next big thing. But this idea is also not without competition already. Japanese whiskey-maker Suntory also hopes to send their own drinks into space for experimentation.

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Anyone who has taken a walk through the video game section of a Walmart or Target recently has probably noticed the section dedicated to colorful plastic figurines. These are “Amiibo,” “Skylanders” and “Disney Infinity.” Lately, more and more Disney and video game characters are being brought to life on game consoles through these figurines. Consumers can buy the figurine and a game, and suddenly, these characters are brought to life by placing them on a platform. But how exactly do they work? The bases for these figurines are scanners, and inside of them is a chip, While the bases of these figurines are designed similarly, their uses are not. For “Skylanders” and “Disney Infinity,” the figures are not only used to unlock the character in the game, but also unlock new levels. While both games have a story mode, they also have a feature specific to that game. In “Skylanders,” they have trap crystals, which allow the player to capture enemies they defeat. For “Disney Infinity,” there’s a toy box that allows players to use their imagination to create their own adventures with their characters. However, the usage of Nintendo’s amiibo is much more limited. In “Skylanders” and “Disney Infinity,” the figurines are the focus of the game, but that’s not the case with amiibo. Nintendo’s figurines can only be used in select titles such as “Super Smash Bros.” for 3DS/Wii U, “Mario Kart 8” and “Hyrule Warriors,” though that list is expanding as new titles get released. The usage in the Nintendo games varies depending on the game. For “Super Smash Bros.,” you can customize the amiibo with in-game items or fight alongside it whereas in Hyrule Warriors, using the amiibo allows you to unlock weapons and

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items. So what makes these figures so popular? “Skylanders” is made up of all original characters, but they also have the highest amount of available characters. While no one recognizes any of the characters since they’re all original, it’s still popular among kids and those who just want to get them all. “Disney Infinity” has the nostalgia appeal by bringing our favorite Disney and Marvel characters to life. While parents can join their child in participating in the Toy Box mode, “Disney Infinity” is also mainly geared towards children. Nintendo’s “Amiibo,” while having limited functionality, also has recognizable characters, and the figures can be used in games for all ages. Not everyone can play “Super Smash Bros.,” but everyone can play “Mario Kart 8.” The amiibo are also collector’s items to the point that there are frequently amiibo shortages and limited preorders for them. Skylanders were originally released in 2011, and “Disney Infinity” hit the shelves in 2013. The success of “Amiibo “can also be attributed to the rise of the other games in the West. Late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said that the US already had a large toys-to-life market, but Japanese distributors had dismissed the idea. The figures were released anyway, and over 5.7 amiibo have been sold since their launch. What started as something to bring characters to life through a scanner base became something so much more thanks to “Skylanders.” Being able to combine collectability, interactivity with the games they’re associated with, and fun all in one little plastic figurine has helped these figures rise up into popularity and sell millions.


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Queer Column:

We Have Marriage Equality, Now What? Connor Norton Staff Writer On June 26, 2015 the Supreme Court handed down one of the most incredible decision for the Queer community; they finally passed Marriage Equality as the law of the land across the Nation: “No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than they once were. As some of the peetitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even oast death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they di respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condem,ned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The constitution grants them that right. The judgement of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth

Circuit is reversed. It is so ordered.” –Justice Anthony Kennedy So why hasn’t the rainbow flag come down? Why haven’t the Prides stopped? For the simple fact that the fight is not over. Equality and Equity are not the same thing, nor are they the same thing as Justice, but no form of any of those three words cannot happen without intersectionality. Marriage Equality is a huge victory, something that was never DREAMED to be possible for the men, women, and drag queens who started this fight at Stonewall but it shouldn’t be the last victory. For too long throughout the whole equal rights movement, Trans* people and people who have never affiliated themselves along the gender binary have been closed out of movements, legislation, and representation. For example, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act recently launched by The Human Rights Campaign had to remove gender identity and Trans* representation in order to

get it into Senate. The simple fact is that asking people to understand gender identity and fluidity is still difficult and is a hurdle we cannot ignore. There is a reason the word “Queer” is used to define the new activists of this fight. The concepts of sex, gender, and beyond have become more fluid, more advanced and equitable. It has become a desire of current and future generations to see that equity transcend all fields. The frustration, and call for this continued progress could’ve been seen from the Trans woman, Jennicet Gutierez, when she launched the protest for equal treatment of Transillegal immigrants, interrupting one of President Obama’s speeches. While the venue of celebration and pride was controversial, the audience’s reactions were evidence of the lack of progress and inclusivity this movement has had. President Obama responded well to his heckler, and both parties played out their political theatrical roles well; but the part no one is commenting on is the heckles and jeers that the predominantly white, gay male au-

dience laughed at her while she was escorted out. Pride is important, celebration of victories is important, but recognizing a systematically oppressed group within the Queer community is just as important, if not more so because it acknowledges the obvious fact there is still work to be done. The fact of the matter is, simply, within the Queer community there are still great problems accepting and moving the Trans* community to the forefront. If that can’t be done then how can it be expected by the senate or general public? The public has begun to include gender identity in its discussions, the Human Rights Campaign has made more efforts to partner with The National Center for Transgender Equality, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has taken steps to protect people from employment discrimination based on gender identity so steps are being made. But, steps are only going to continue moving forward if the community stands in solidarity; this has been

the strongest tool for any oppressed or marginalized group and has always yielded the most positive results. Something that is often forgotten about all civil rights fights is intersectionality, the idea that every individual lives in multiple lenses. Some Trans* women are of color, other gay men are black or Hispanic. All of these identities intersect which is why it is impossible for us as a country to accept one victory for one piece of the diverse equity puzzle as a “huge Victory” for long. Gay and Lesbian individuals have taken a huge step towards equality, while other Queer People of Color are still struggling to overcome discrimination on multiples levels and systemic oppression from the world around them. Until we realize that there is an economic, social, and equitable impact in how any one community benefits or is punished and it affects ALL of the diverse minorities and their movement towards equality, we will still have a lot of work to do.

5 Things I Experienced in Cameroon

Jason Kazi Advertsising Director I spent my summer living and working with my parents in Yaoundé, Cameroon. The country is located in Western Africa and has a population of about 20 million people. It is often referred to as “Africa in Miniature,” because of its diversity in people and landscapes. 1. No Given Luxuries: Living in a foreign country even if for a short

while makes you realize how fortunate we are in the United States. While I was living in my parent’s house in the wealthier neighborhood, there were some occasions of long power outages when obviously the Internet was also out of service.

children in the United States (in my view) don’t make much of getting an award or getting an education. But as I shook the hands of various students while handing them the awards, I could just tell from their facial expression and smile how grateful they were.

2. Appreciation of Education: While working at the embassy in Cameroon, we went to a local school in a suburb of the capital city - Yaoundé. There, we dedicated a library and attended an awards ceremony. Most

3. Food: Ironically, some of the best food I had was actually not even originally from Cameroon. I particularly enjoyed the fresh tropical fruit, French cheeses and French pastries.

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4. Road trips: They’re just so damn unpredictable! While driving from Yaounde to the port and largest city, Douala, we saw people selling coca nuts, plantain chips, shoes, peanuts and diapers. We saw carcasses of crashed cars, trucks hauling logs that had crashed over the highway barrier into the woods. 5. The Weather: While when I first got there it was rainy and hot, after about three weeks it really cooled down. Who would have guessed it

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would be 70-80 degrees in the summer? This is thanks to the city’s elevation of 2,500 ft.

Pictures: Jason Kazi


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