WEDNESDAY | 11.9.11 MaceandCROWN.COM | Vol. 53, Issue 9
Two Very Different Opinions
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By: David Bakhshaee News Editor The College Republicans, a student organization at Old Dominion University, facilitated an event on Kaufman Mall, regarding weapons policies at colleges and universities in Virginia. On Nov. 1, the Virginia Citizens Defense League and the Virginia Center for Public Safety, squared off supporting opposite sides of the debate on whether weapons should be allowed on university and campus grounds. The debate was ignited by recent actions taken by the Board of Visitors and President Broderick to change exist-
ing weapons policies. “I think it was a positive reflection of our students that they could, regardless of what side of the issue they were attached to, first and foremost go out and demonstrate their support,” said John R. Broderick, president of ODU. “The university is always going to serve as a marketplace for ideas.” ODU, much like many other Virginia colleges and universities, already has a policy in place banning weapons on campus. In July, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli released an opinion regarding university policies relating to weapons. His opinion states that those policies do not apply Continued on A3
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President Obama’s Student Loan Plan
By: Rebecca Osborne Staff Writer The Student National Environmental Health Association at Old Dominion University welcomed Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA) on Monday, Oct. 31. Congressman Scott, from the third district, stressed his support for laws that are critical to economic development and environmental health. The main agenda for Scott’s visit was to address environmental concerns, but also the importance of proper care for our citizens. While serving as a delegate in Virginia, Congressman Scott worked for better access to health care for children and needy families. He also strived to increase wages and access to career training. Congressman Scott is the U.S. Representative for Virginia’s third Congressional District. He has served in Congress since 1993. A member of the Democratic Party, Scott’s district includes the entire city of Portsmouth, various parts of Norfolk, Hampton and Newport News, and most of the city of Richmond. A native of Newport News, Congressman Scott has a vested interested in the health of the Chesapeake Bay. “My voting history shows the importance of environmental health in regards to economic growth,” said Scott Monday afternoon while addressing Continued on A3
By: Janah Stokes Staff Writer President Obama’s Student Loan Plan is set to help 1.6 million people save hundreds of dollars a month. According to a report by the College Board Advocacy & Policy Center, the average cost of tuition and fees at fouryear institutions increased to 8.3 percent this year. “Obama is trying to put a cap on student loan payments, basically when we get out of college it shouldn’t [Loan payments] be more than 10 percent from what we make,” said Amber Parker, a junior English major at Old Dominion University. “I think it’s a good idea because depending on how many student loans,
it’s going to determine how much you pay. Right when you get out of college, you have to pay and even with your degree, students will not be able to pay it.” For many young people, that means greater loans and more debt around the time when it is hard to find a job right after graduation. Parker went on to talk about what Obama discussed when he visited the University of Colorado. “We should be doing everything we can to put college education within reach for every American,” said Parker when discussing Obama’s remarks. According to a CNN post, “the president said the repayment amount of a federal student loan will be limited to Continued on A3
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Weekly Address From President Broderick Recently, a group of Old Dominion University students launched the Monarch Citizen campaign to great success around campus. Led by Luis Ferreira and Fred Tugas of the Student Government Association, and Greg Walsh, Student Representative of the Board of Visitors, the initiative sprung from discussions on how to get the entire campus more committed, to creating a culture of responsibility, engagement and pride. These students, joined by a host of others, roared out of the gate with a kick-off event the week of Homecoming, where they distributed t-shirts and talked with faculty, staff and other students about the importance of making our campus the best it can be. In fact, after distributing awards to our community partners at ODU’s annual Founders Day Luncheon on Oct. 14, I couldn’t have been more proud to see hundreds of students wearing the distinctive “R.E.P.” t-shirt as I walked back to my office from the Ted Center.
As we begin to count down to the end of the semester, I would like to encourage everyone to take the time to enjoy some of the beautiful attractions that our university has to offer. If you have not had the time to check out our art gallery on Monarch Way in the University Village, it is quite a sight to see, showcasing self-taught art. The University Theater is also a wonderful attraction that hosts exciting plays performed by your fellow students. As basketball season kicks off, the Monarch and Lady Monarch basketball teams will be competing at the Ted. Both men’s and women’s basketball are expected to have a strong year. I would like to recognize the eight student athletes graduating from the ODU football team, specifically for their role in building a successful football program here at our institution. These players have helped lay a foundation of excellence illustrated by a number 12 national ranking. These attractions and events provide an opportunity to express your Monarch pride and support your fellow students, so please continue to support our university. Student Government continues to be hard at work to promote student engagement and awareness. In our efforts to improve community relations, we will be participating in a second round of community conversations at Lambert’s Point Recreation Center on Nov. 15. This forum will provide an opportunity for dialogue about the mutual concerns Norfolk residents and students have and how to resolve these issues. I encourage students to attend and participate in this constructive dialogue. Another topic that has received extensive coverage is the debate over guns on campus. This past week, a rally was held on Kaufman mall. It is the right of students to express their opinions on issues such as
While everyone loves to receive free swag, it was great to see so many people embrace the tenants of Responsibility, Engagement and Pride. As the organizers point out, we are all responsible for our learning, actions and behaviors. Additionally, we all have a shared responsibility for ourselves and each other, both on and off campus. Engagement is the key to being connected to the university and having that defined college experience. For students, joining a club, taking action for change through student leadership and playing intramural sports are all examples of great Monarch Citizens. For faculty and staff, advising student organizations, taking part in student activities and being supportive of students’ needs are ways to be engaged. Finally, we all should have pride in our institution. This means we speak positively to others about ODU and our experiences. It also means that we share an emotional connection to each other as Monarchs, so that no matter the situation, we join together as one. I was pleased to be a part of the video that student organizers created to illustrate the Monarch Citizen movement. You can view the video on ODU’s YouTube Channel at Youtube.com/odu and you can join the movement and learn more at Facebook.com/MonarchCitizenship. There will be more opportunities in the coming weeks and months to play a bigger role in the initiative; I hope you’ll join us. Are you a Monarch Citizen? gun control. However, as the voice of the student body, SGA will not support either side of the debate, because opinions are so divided on the issue. Until there is a consensus from the student body, there will be no further action from student government. In our efforts to increase engagement, student government is providing students with an opportunity to visit an Indian Reservation on Nov. 19 departing from the university at 8 a.m. If you are interested, please contact Casey Morris, at email@example.com . Casey is also coordinating a “How do you REP ODU?” video contest. The contest prizes will be an iPad for the winner and the group first place prize will be “REP ODU” shirts. Be sure to check out www.facebook.com/monarchcitizenship for details about the contest! Finally, as exam week draws near, be sure to stop by the student government office in Webb Center, room 1049, to pick up your exam week success package. The package includes a free scantron, blue book, pen and pencil! As always, if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org All the best, Luis Ferreira Student Body President P.S. Happy “No-Shave” November
The Science Alliance By: WiLLiaM channeL Senior Staff Writer
Jenifer Alonzo, Assistant Professor at Old Dominion University, hosted the first event for the Science Alliance on Nov. 5, 2011 . The Science Alliance is a new group that is trying to introduce science and environmental issues to children. The Science Alliance’s main goal is to educate, inform, and get the message out about sea level rise. The event offered activities for children, live theater performances and shadow Puppet Theater, which were all put together with the help of the theater department, oceanographers and education faculty. It showcased two different performances; a live band performance, and afterwards the children got to practice some of the concepts that were mentioned in the performances. The first performance was named “Tuk in the arctic,” and it involved a dog that was helping researchers in the arctic. According to Jennifer Alonzo, they wanted to show scientists as ScIenceallIancelIve.oRG being normal people who go out and do this type of research because they wanted the performance to be relatable to the children. At the
same time, they used the show to help explain the issues that are being caused by ice melting in the arctic. The second performance was about “Enzo the Investigator Reporter”. This one focused on how the news tends to blow things out of proportion, and about urban run-off, which is causing pollution in rivers and lakes. After the performances, the children were able to go out into the lobby and eat snow cones, practice safe hand washing skills, get their picture taken, or play a informative game. They color-coded each section by the bracelets that were handed out in the beginning and allowed the kids to rotate around using that system. According to Jennifer Alonzo, this was just a promotional display. Having been the first event, they don’t have much in the way of fundraisers. The Science Alliance plans on creating a documentary video of the events and using that to show investors what they are capable of for future events. She did mention that this would be the last event from them this year, but hopes to come back in January of next year.
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Cancer: Prevention vs. a Cure
By: cheLsea hoenes Staff Writer The American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen for the Cure have been the forerunners of cancer awareness in America, spearheading Breast Cancer Awareness Month since its creation in 1985. The entire month of October is awash with pink ribbons and breast cancer awareness banners for the purpose of raising both the morale of breast cancer survivors, and increasing awareness of the beginning stages of breast cancer, in hopes of more easily facilitating early detection and prevention. The moral significance of such organizations is incontestable, bringing together cancer survivors and those affected by cancer under a banner of devotion to a worthy cause indeed changes lives. In addition, prevention assures that cancer will not develop into a problem for you or your loved ones. Both the American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen for the Cure make no claims that finding a cure for cancer is at the forefront of their organizational agendas. Cancer prevention and awareness and not research in finding cures for cancer have been the focal points of funding by both organizations, according to information available on both of their websites. Indeed, both have been criticized for what has been suggested as disingenuous marketing in their respective “For the Cure” campaigns. An enormous degree of funding rolls into both establishments, yet such incredible monetary funding has not yet proven an operational measure of developing a cure for cancer. “All in all, I believe there is a cure for cancer, but big medical makes more money off of your suffering archaic treatment plans than off of you alive and healthy,” says Zachary Lilliston-Courtright, a modeling and simulation major here at Old Dominion University.
In 2007, University of Alberta scientists had uncovered an extremely promising new treatment for cancer involving DCA, dichloroacetate, that considerably decreased the growth of cancer tumors in animal subjects. The journal article was published in the Multidisciplinary Journal of Cancer Research in Dec. 2007, but has curiously not received significant attention by the American Cancer Society or Susan G. Komen for the Cure. DCA is extremely cost-effective and has been used successfully on human subjects for many years. It seems so peculiar that this research, with such colossal implications for the treatment of cancer, has been dutifully ignored by large-scale drug industries and cancer research foundations. DCA has very limited toxicity and is such a simple molecule that it requires no patent. Perhaps, then, it does not seem so implausible that Breast Cancer Awareness Month was founded by a partnership of both the American Cancer Society and Imperial Chemical Industries which is known these days as AstraZeneca. It would seem more advisable to make out donation checks to smallscale, private organizations and universities that have verifiable and noted research, published in peer-reviewed journals, instead of huge corporations that have strong ties within the drug industry. “I think if more public attention was directed towards researching the search for a cure, a greater good would be served,” says Jesse Bueno, an ODU junior. Cancer prevention is and will remain a cornerstone in saving lives from the disease, but to those currently suffering from cancer, the best hope lies outside the scope of mere prevention, and with those studies that provide viable hope for a real cure.
Continued from “Obama” on A1 10 percent of discretionary income, and the timeline for that to kick in has been moved up to next year.” The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has stated that American student loan debt surpasses outstanding credit card debt. Loans are expected to exceed $1 trillion this year. Students will be able to pay their student loans quicker and they will also be able to consolidate student loans easier. President Obama aimed to take a load off of many college graduates with student loans. Starting in January, the plan will become law, helping those with federal and government loans. Some university officials and student loan holders wonder whether the plan is worthwhile. Critics worry that the reContinued from “Two Groups” on A1 to concealed-carry permit holders. Cuccinelli said in order to ban those guns, the university would have to draft and enact a regulation, which has the full force of the law. President Broderick and the Board of Visitors are currently taking action to do exactly that. According to an email on Oct. 31 from President Broderick to the campus community, “this fall, Old Dominion University began that process. After review from the attorney general’s office, the university’s regulation will be presented to the Board of Visitors for approval.” Dennis J. O’Connor, Director of the Virginia Citizens Defense League representing the pro-gun side, stated his concerns for the actions being undertaken by the university. “We have an issue with the college trying to promulgate a policy that would restrict adult students, employees and faculty who have concealed handgun permits issued by the state of Virginia, have been found to be appropriately trained, [and have completed] a background check cleared by the state,” said O’Connor. “The school is infringing on their right to self-defense.” Andrew L. Goddard, President of the Virginia Center for Public Safety rep-
structure is too costly and does not affect enough students. “I think the plan sounds great overall, but I am doubtful about the fact that the income based repayment plan is only for borrowers who take out loans in 2012 or later, when there are already struggling graduates who borrowed within the last ten years,” said Jillian Baylor, senior journalism major at ODU, Some questioned whether Obama’s plan would encourage more irresponsible borrowers who feel there is no limit on borrowing. Many people don’t fully understand the conditions of loans before they sign their name. The new plan, also hopes to encourage students to understand what they are giving up versus what they are gaining.
resenting the anti-gun side, stated his frustrations with the Virginia Citizens Defense League. “The most annoying thing about this group is that they say that people with concealed carry permits should be allowed on campus because they have training, they’ve had background checks and because they have been fingerprinted. This same group is the group that is advocating for the removal of the training, fingerprints and background checks,” said Goddard. With crime in the surrounding areas of ODU being a sensitive issue, not all students agree with the proposed regulation. “We believe what President Broderick is drafting with the Board of Visitors is not the proper way to bring upon a safer campus,” said Michael Cogar, Chairman of the College Republicans. “These actions do not represent a change in our rules or our philosophy to weapons on campus. The same rules we have had in place for years will still remain; only they will now be enforced by a legally sound regulation,” said Broderick. O’Connor had a message for President Broderick regarding the weapons issue. “Our message is no guns, no funds. We’re encouraging alumni, par-
Continued from “Congressman” on A1 the student body. He supports legislation that allows natural resources to flourish. Congressman Scott voiced his opinion on the issue of offshore drilling. “We saw what happened in the Gulf Coast. It’s hard to think about that risk all over again,” said Scott. During his lecture, Scott praised the efforts of local groups that enhance the Chesapeake Bay and it’s tributaries including the “Elizabeth River Project” and “The Chesapeake Bay Foundation”. “The ERP has a goal. By 2020, ERP wants the Elizabeth River to be swimmable and fishable. The team at ERP has worked hard to promote their idea and have been very successful in their efforts toward their goal,” said Scott. A few years ago, the Elizabeth River was in a terrible state. Many barges and ship building companies were careless in their disposal of unwanted waste. The Department of Environmental Quality issued local warnings to recreational users that it was a health risk to consume fish or crabs caught in the river. Today, with the help of Congressman Scott, the
ents of students, faculty, [and] contributors to the college, to cease all funding until peoples’ right to self-defense is respected.” Directly across from each other on Kaufman Mall were the pro-gun group and the gun-control group. Although the two groups kept their distance from one another, both vehemently, yet peacefully, expressed their opinions. “We are just coming here to show the people that there is another option rather than the narrow minded approach that this other group is pushing,” said Goddard. “We are not antigun, but we are anti-liberty with guns. Anywhere, anytime, with any gun is not our philosophy.” Goddard, the father of Colin Goddard, was shot four times during the Virginia Tech massacre. “We don’t want people to have to pull a gun to save their lives,” said Goddard. “You have got to think ahead and avoid situations, [it’s] much better than waiting for them to happen.” Both groups are planning to visit several colleges and universities within the Commonwealth. A pro-gun demonstration is planned to take place at Virginia Tech on Nov. 17.
Elizabeth River is on its way to a new healthy state. The construction of wind farms and the subsequent use electricity generated by winds, has been a hot topic in Virginia. The possibility of construction and useage of wind farms off the coast of Virginia as a different approach than offshore drilling, “is a possibility off of the Chesapeake Bay as long as it does not interfere with the Navy’s training agenda,” said Scott. Congressman Scott has served on the Education and Labor Committee and the Judiciary Committee. He also supports the civil rights movement and anti-gay bias in the work place. “I’ve always worked for you, the people,” he stated while discussing recent Congressional rulings. Congressman Scott closed his speech encouraging students to join local organizations who are committed to preserving the Chesapeake Bay and its ecosystem. For more information on Congressman Bobby Scott, please visit http://www.bobbyscott.house.gov/index.php.
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Broderick Represents the CAA By: eRin RoBeRtson Senior Writer
Old Dominion University President John Broderick was appointed to a four year term on the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) Board of Directors during June of this year. Though his term does not begin until April 2012, President Broderick now serves as the Colonial Athletic Association’s (CAA) representative on the NCAA Division I Presidents Advisory Group. On Oct. 27, Broderick was present for the Board of Director’s Conference where historical reforms were approved to change the future of intercollegiate athletics. NCAA President, Mark Emmert, stated that the student athletes well-being was “at the front of the list” for the meeting’s agenda. The group had two main goals they set to accomplish: to heighten academic standards and to provide more academic and economic support for student athletes.
Teams are currently required to meet a minimum academic progress rate, APR, of 900. Earlier this year, the NCAA approved a plan to raise the APR to 930. By the 2015 to 2016 academic year, teams must have reached an APR of 930 to participate in post-season competition. This will include both tournaments and football bowl games. Phasing for this plan will begin in 2012. Not only will post-season play be suspended for teams not meeting the standard, but a three level penalty structure has been put into place as well. Level one of penalties includes a 16 hour practice limit over the course of five days in a week. Currently, teams are allowed 20 practice hours over six days. The four hours of practice that are lost must be dedicated to academic activities. If after a year a team still does not meet the required benchmark, competition will be reduced under level two of the penalty structure. Level three of the structure will come into effect if yet another year passes without meeting the standard. Coaching suspensions, reductions in finan-
cial aid and restricted NCAA membership are all level three penalties. A team who has reached the third level of penalties will remain in that bracket until their APR can be raised. A major concern for the NCAA’s Committee on Academic Performance is the data showing that student athletes who transfer from two-year institutions to four-year schools often begin to struggle academically. To combat these statistics, several new transfer requirements will be implemented beginning in August of 2012. All two-year student transfer athletes will be expected to have a GPA of 2.5, up from the 2.0 that is currently required. These students will be restricted to only two physical education courses. Finally, two-year college transfers that did not academically qualify for the four-year institution at the end of high school will be required to take a core curriculum with English, math and science courses. Higher standards have also been put into place for students that begin an athletic career at a four-
Congressman Ron Paul
By: DeRek PaGe Assistant News Editor Congressman Dr. Ron Paul of Texas is considered a libertarian and a Constitutionalist, meaning he will, “never vote for legislation unless the proposed measure is expressly authorized by the Constitution.” This is Paul’s third time running for the candidacy, formerly running in 1988 and 2008. Since his coming into politics, Paul has held consistent political views, never compromising his values, despite public reaction. “Ron Paul is arguably one of the most honest and consistent politicians in Washington. He is constantly ignored or glanced over by media outlets on both sides the aisle for his willingness to challenge the status quo,” says Jeff Musselman, a senior at ODU. As chairman of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology, Paul has been a relentless critic of American foreign and monetary policy. He is also the founder of Campaign for Liberty, an advocacy group initiated “to promote and defend the great American principles of individual liberty, constitutional government, sound money, free markets and a non-interventionist foreign policy, by means of educational and political activity.” He has published many books expressing his views such as “End the Fed” and “The Revolution: A Manifesto.” Paul is said to be the
most conservative member of all 3,320 members of Congress from 1937 to 2002. Regarding foreign policy, Ron Paul believes in “non-interventionism,” the idea that the U.S. should refrain from corral alliances with other nations in order to avoid being drawn into wars not related to direct territorial self defense. According to Paul, this does not mean becoming an isolationist country, but rather a country that is concerned with its own interests and defending its own borders while still maintaining travel, communication and diplomacy internationally. Paul is an advocate for the removal of troops from Korea, Japan and Europe and the sending of foreign aid. Paul says, “Americans should not interfere militarily, financially or covertly in the internal affairs of other nations.” “The moral and constitutional obligations of our representatives in Washington are to protect our liberty, not coddle the world, precipitating no-win wars, while bringing bankruptcy and economic turmoil to our people,” says Paul. Paul is also concerned with immigration and border security, noting the stupendous amount of money being spent policing other countries while our borders remain permeable. Paul is also against the internationally crippling trade policies of the World Trade Organization, stating the WTO is a barrier to free trade, as well as the economic policy of protectionism, the notion of restraining trade between states through tariffs on imported goods, restrictive quotas and numerous government regulations made to allow “fair competition” between imports and domestically produced goods and services. As a strict traditional conservative, Paul believes in substantially reducing the size of the federal government, the government’s role in the individual’s lives, and the functions of foreign and domestic states. “Ron Paul remains relentless in pursuing a return to limited, Constitutional government that provides an effective framework for localities to be empowered and affords individuals favorable conditions for success,” says Musselman. In order to achieve his idea of a limited government, Paul would eliminate federal government agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security, the Interstate Commerce Commission, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Federal Reserve. Musselman commented on Paul’s discontent with financial institutions, saying Paul “rails constantly against the abuses of the Federal Reserve and FIAT currency, advocating a return to commodity based on money and insistence that the federal government spends within its means. He aims to end corporate welfare and the cozy relationship between business and government.” Paul says that he would drastically reduce the role of the Central Intelligence Agency, making its sole function to gather intelligence rather than operations like overthrowing foreign governments and assassinations. As far as taxes are concerned, Paul strongly supports the elimination of the income tax, stating Congress has no power to impose a direct income tax as he believes it is the most degrading and totalitarian of all possible taxes. To Paul, the income tax suggests that the government owns the lives and labor of the citizens it is supposed to represent. Paul supports excise taxes, non-protectionist tariffs and large cuts
year institution immediately after high school. In order to compete their freshman year, a student must have had a minimum high school GPA of 2.3. This rises to a 2.5 for students who achieve an SAT score of 1,000 or lower. A student who does not meet these requirements must have at least a 2.0 to practice and receive athletic financial aid. A proposal stating that high school seniors must have passed 10 out of 16 core courses before the start of their senior year to be eligible for play their freshman year in college was also of discussion. Seven of the 10 courses must have been in English, math and science classes. These new limitations are expected to increase the amount of student athletes who redshirt for their freshman year. The NCAA Division I Board of Directors meets again in January to review rules, the integrity process and how resources are allocated.
in spending to fund the federal government. “I want to abolish the income tax, but I don’t want to replace it with anything. About 45 percent of all federal revenue comes from the personal income tax. That means that about 55 percent, over half of all revenue, comes from other sources, like excise taxes, fees and corporate taxes. We could eliminate the income tax, replace it with nothing, and still fund the same level of big government we had in the late 1990’s,” says Paul. Amongst these eliminations of federal government programs, Paul would also eliminate the Department of Education, claiming there should be no federal control over education and that education should be handled at the local and state level. With this, he also opposes the No Child Left Behind Act, saying it is an ineffective program. “I don’t stand with him on certain social issues, but I believe his economic policies are the only thing that can save our country from an imminent collapse,” says senior Old Dominion University student Devon Mizelle. Concerning health care, Paul supports giving tax reliefs to families and senior citizens to reduce health care costs and help pay for expensive prescriptions. He also favors health savings accounts which are available to tax payers enrolled in a High Deductible Health Plan that allow citizens to place funds into the account without being subject to federal income taxes at the time of deposit. Paul has also voted for the Medicare Prescription Drug Negotiation Act, which would allow the government and pharmaceutical companies to negotiate the best price for drugs provided in the Medicare Part D prescription drug program. Regarding universal health care, Paul believes government interference in medicine results in less efficient and more costly care. On the same note, Paul opposes socialized health care seeing it as harmful because it leads to bigger and less efficient government. Paul believes by bringing home troops from foreign bases, he will be able to “prop up” Medicare and Medicaid with the money saved. Paul also favors the right to use marijuana medicinally and is a supporter of the Personal Use of Marijuana by Responsible Adults Act of 2008. The bill, introduced by Barney Frank, a democrat from Massachusetts, would eliminate federal criminal penalties for possession of up to three and one half ounces. Frank says it’s time “for the politicians to catch up with the public on this. The notion that you lock people up for smoking marijuana is pretty silly.” As for Paul, he regards the matter saying, “I would absolutely never use the federal government to enforce the law against anybody using medical marijuana.” At the National Federation of Republican Assemblies held on Oct. 29 in Des Moines, Iowa, Paul won the Iowa straw poll at the convention earning 82 percent of the votes. At the Ohio Republican straw poll on Oct. 22, he won with 53.5 percent. Paul also won the Values Voter Summit straw poll on October 8, receiving 37 percent of the votes. Despite the lack of media coverage, Paul continues to make new strides, turning out surprising results in the GOP campaigns.
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Michele Bachmann: GOP Republican Hopeful Candidate By: WiLLiaM channeL Senior Writer Michele Bachmann, a Minnesota Representative and a member of the Tea Party, is a candidate for the Republican nomination for president. Her platform, is heavily based on traditional Christian values. Michele Bachmann started off strong, but is currently struggling in the polls. Bachmann is somewhat controversial and conservative which makes it difficult for some students to relate. Erika Ostuni, a junior in the biology department at Old Dominion University, does not feel an “extremist should be a leader.” In terms of foreign policy, Bachmann has made it clear that she wants to start making more in the United States and reduce tax and regulatory burdens on job creators. She also supports cooperating with India for peaceful uses of nuclear power. Bachmann feels that “Obamacare” is the largest entitlement and spending program in U.S. history and “will not rest until it is repealed.” In fact, she was the first member of Congress to call for
repeal. Michele Bachmann is against Medicaid and voted no on the expansion of it. She also feels that government funding for these types of programs should be cut. Bachmann states that she is “simple, fair, flat and that everyone should pay something.” Therefore, she wants to put more money back into the tax payers. The adoption of a “simple and fair single rate tax system” is her goal. With thousands of protestors participating in the “Occupy Wall Street” movement, both in New York City and in cities across the country, Bachmann feels that the wealthy are not to blame for the unhealthy economy but instead that it is because of “crony capitalism” which she defined as being the taking of money to pay off a politician or political friend. Michael Cogar, a student at ODU, and once a Bachmann supporter, mentioned that it was not until he saw how she acted in some of the debates that his opinions changed. “I don’t think she is presidential material,” Michael said. “But she is a good congresswoman.”
Who is Herman Cain? The 9-9-9 Plan & sexual harassment allegations By: Janah stokes Staff Writer On the front page of Herman Cain’s website, in giant font, it reads, “It’s Time to RENEW the U.S.A.” Herman Cain is a republican presidential candidate, running for the presidency. Before Cain jumped into the election, he was the CEO of Godfather’s Pizza located in Atlanta, Georgia. Even though Cain has never been a public servant, he mentioned how his leadership over several corporations held just as much responsibility. Cain is a confident character who is certain that he will win the 2012 election. “Herman Cain talks too much. He talks before he thinks and his plan is unorganized and confusing,” said Gabriel Addy, a junior communications major at Old Dominion University. Cain has recently been focusing on his “9-9-9” plan. His vision is for the government “to get off our backs, out of our pockets and out of our way.” The “9-9-9” plan renews business taxes, individual taxes and national sales taxes. According to Cain’s plan, taxes will be at a nine percent flat rate. During the most recent debate on CNN, Cain argued that it is “revenue-neutral and does not raise taxes on those that are making the least.” Cain believes his plan is being attacked because lobbyists, accountants and politicians don’t want to replace the current tax code with a new one.
“They want to be able to continue to manipulate the American people with a 10 million-word mess,” he stated. If Cain has his way, places like New Hampshire where there is currently no sales tax, will have one if he is voted into office. Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum called Cain’s plan “naïve” at the Republican debate. Cain’s “9-9-9” plan isn’t the only talk of the town regarding his candidacy. Sexual harassment allegations against Cain have recently taken the spotlight. Revelations of sexual harassment from the 1990’s has kept Cain’s campaign all over the media. “I don’t think it’s hurting his campaign, because according to polls he is still ahead as the leading GOP candidate, and his support in on a steady incline,” said Keshaun Pearson, a senior and I.T. Network Engineering and Business major. According to CNN, Herman Cain remains tied with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination. Some believe that Cain is being negatively targeted by the media and his opponents. “I think it’s a very ugly witch hunt and I think it’s very unfair,” said Donald Trump. News of sexual harassment claims came out Sunday, accusing Cain of verbally and sexually harassing two women who worked under him at Godfather’s Pizza. Cain at first denied the allegations, and most Republicans dismissed them with seven out of ten stating that it did not affect they’re strong support for Cain.
Rick Perry By: eRin RoBeRtson Staff Writer James Richard “Rick” Perry, the current governor of Texas and a Republican presidential candidate for 2012, is hoping to take President Obama’s spot in next year’s election. If Perry was to be elected as president, his major plans would intertwine taxes and foreign policy. Perry believes that our nation can only be secure when it has a strong economy. Using his track record of cutting taxes on small businesses and historic properties in Texas as proof, he supports balancing our budget by reducing spending, instead of adding new taxes. Perry, if elected, plans to repeal “Obamacare”, claiming it is unconstitutional, will lower patient quality and raise taxes for all taxpayers. Jasmine Roderick, an Old Dominion University freshman, says she would “not vote for a candidate repealing Obamacare because it extends towards college students who want to remain under their parents’ healthcare longer and those who will need healthcare after leaving school.”
Rick Perry expects that once spending is reduced and taxes are cut, the U.S. would regain leadership in the global economy. With that leadership, Perry trusts that we would be able to strengthen our relationships with both old and new allies. He would especially like to create alliances with middle-eastern nations. Regarding U.S. troops in the middle-east, Perry states that “America should not be in the business of adventurism.” Perry does not think we should take risks in relation to foreign policy without clear reasons for why our country’s interests are at stake. In addition to the need for distinct communication as to why our young men and women need to be deployed, he also feels there is an even greater need for a well-defined exit strategy. Medicaid is a prime example for explaining Rick Perry’s plan to save tax dollars. Perry wants to create more jobs so that people will be able to have insurance through their employer, possibly putting a strain on public programs such as Medicaid. Perry’s opinion at the moment regarding “Occupy Wall Street” protests remains unclear. One ODU sophomore stated that she “cannot take Perry seriously when he does not have an answer to questions regarding Occupy protests.”
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Mitt Romney: Mormon Candidate By: eRic sMith Staff Writer Next year’s election will send sparks across the country. With the current Republican field contending for President Obama’s job, no contender is going as hard as Mitt Romney. Next year, voters will decide if Obama deserves a second term or not. With a disappointing economy hovering over Obama, Romney seems to have the upper hand with his private sector experience. Romney advocates for lower corporate taxes and lower taxes for all Americans. He wants the current tax rate for all income brackets permanent. For those making $250,000 or less, he wants to eliminate the interests, dividends, and capital gains taxes in order to put more money in everyone’s pockets. He opposes the death tax, because it does not make sense to be taxed when deceased. Sophomore David Thomas likes Mitt Romney as a person and his vision for America. “He is the candidate I would vote for,” says Thomas. He thought that Romney as a vice presidential pick would have helped John McCain in 2008. “Sarah Palin made a mockery by attracting attention.” Thomas’ main concerns are small business and taxes. He hopes Romney has a plan to reduce the mountainous debt and the high unemployment rate because both have increased since President Bush left office in 2009. On his first day of office, Romney will repeal and replace “Obamacare” because he believes it limits choice for health insurance options. He supports universal health care and wants to grant state rights on running their healthcare marketplaces, also known as “exchanges.” Romney supports competition among states in order to lower costs. He will allow consumers to buy insurance across state lines. He is often criticized by the more conservative candidates on this issue because he signed a law similar to Obama’s as Governor of
Massachusetts dubbed “Romneycare.” As part of reducing federal spending, Romney supports overhauling Medicare by allowing beneficiaries to enroll in private plans. With power given to the states, he supports designating funds from Medicaid to lower income Americans and the uninsured. Romney supports a country with a strong military. He intends on making the U.S. an even stronger military power in the world by pouring even more resources into the Defense Department. With the perception of Iran becoming more of a nuclear threat, he has left the military option open in order to secure the U.S. and its allies, leading to diplomacy. His final centerpiece of foreign policy is defeating the extremists who plot new attacks on the U.S. in Pakistan and Bali. Romney supports military pressure and action when needed. On Sept. 17, frustrated Americans established the “Occupy Wall Street” movement. Mitt Romney thinks the demonstrations are “dangerous class warfare.” He voiced his disapproval of “Occupy Wall Street.” Contrary to this statement about class warfare, in a town hall meeting, he thought the movement was appropriate because of the wealth inequality that has been in the country for decades. Thomas has three of the Republican candidates in mind as a possible winner of next year’s nomination. “I feel that it will be a toss-up between Herman Cain, Rick Perry, and Mitt Romney,” said Thomas. He prefers Mitt Romney as the nominee. In the general election, Thomas does not mind voting for any of the three candidates, no matter who is nominated. Mitt Romney’s religion has also come under fire. His Mormon practice has placed question on his faith. Senior Justin Ferrell does not consider a candidate’s religion when voting. “Whoever does a great job running the country, I do not care what their religion is,” said Ferrell. “Mormons are Chris-
tians also known as the Latter Day Saints. Mitt Romney only focuses on being a being a commander in chief.”
PUSS IN BOOTS MOVIE REVIEW
KIM AND KRIS SPLIT
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ToP claSSeS To TaKe FoR THe SPRInG SemeSTeR
Scheduling By: MeLanie BaRkeR Contributing Writer
Registration for the Spring 2012 semester is coming up and some students might be at a loss for which classes to take. While every major has classes that are required, exciting courses are finding their way into many curriculums. Every semester, Old Dominion University offers a variety of classes that spark interest. Here is a comprehensive list of some of the classes that will be in session for the Spring 2012 semester:
CRJS 340: White-Collar Crime With the prerequisite of CRJS 215S, students can learn about crimes that organization’s commit. The course covers government, state and corporate crime from a criminology standpoint. Organizations and individuals are covered, as well as famous law suits and current events.
DANC 232: Ballroom Dance Although it is a one credit class, do not underestimate dance! What better way to get a workout than to learn some dance skills at the same time? Moves like the foxtrot, waltz and cha cha will be covered and students will be on their way to having rhythm and skills to show off at the next dance. Single dancers and couples are both welcome.
ENGL 371: Communication across Cultures The prerequisites for this class are a passing score on the Writing Sample Placement Test and three hours of composition or permission of the instructor. An interdisciplinary examination of intercultural communication through film and readings in anthropology, linguistics and world literature, this course will compare the values, beliefs, social structures and conventions of a number of cultures to those of the U.S. This course is part of the World Cultures cluster.
Physical Education PE 112+: Yoga Disclaimer: This class in offered at 8 a.m. If you like waking up early, this class is worth it. Yoga is beneficial for the mind, body and soul. Yoga works especially well in the reduction of stress. For all of you hard workers out there, do yourself a favor and sign up for yoga; you owe it to yourself to relax. Yoga movements, deep breathing and meditation are all covered. While the class is only two credits, there are no prerequisites, and it is an easy class for students who need electives.
CHP 318: Introduction to Nutrition Keeping off the freshman 15 has never been easier. You are what you eat, and with Introduction to Nutrition, students can learn the basics of how vitamins and nutrients work in your body. Students keep food journals to track eating habits and nutrition adequacy. Prerequisites include CHEM 105N-106N and CHEM 107N-108N or CHEM 121N122N and 123N-124N, BIOL 190, 250 or 251, or with permission of the instructor
ENGL 327: Advanced Composition Effective writing is a skill that employers want their employees to have. This class covers a variety of different writing, including personal memoires, art reviews, and historical writings. Various writing exercises are used to better students’ writing ability and communication skills. Prerequisites include ENGL 110C, plus one of the following: ENGL 211C, 221C or 231C.
COMM 333: Persuasion Students who want a better grade in their next class might benefit from taking persuasion. The art of persuasion is a powerful tool used among the leaders and speakers in today’s public. Rhetorical theory and research is beneficial to students, so that they can learn effective persuasion. The prerequisite includes COMM 200S or permission of the instructor. These are just some of the interesting classes at Old Dominion this spring. There are many more found in the catalogue. Taking interesting classes can spark creativity, lead to a new interest or even a new minor. Be sure to talk to your advisor about these, and other classes, and if they could apply to your degree.
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clothing drive at odU Helps Women locally HelPInG Women GeT a SeT UP BY WiLLiaM channeL Senior Writer Keaera Hillard, a junior majoring in fashion at Old Dominion University, is offering to help women who have been through abusive living environments as part of her scholarship program. She is doing this by creating a clothing drive at ODU. The clothes will be donated to the Help and Emergency Response domestic violence shelter. Amanda Stradley, a junior in the sociology and criminal justice program at ODU, feels that it is “really important to be able to provide cloth to victim of domestic violence to provide a better, healthier life in the future.” Providing professional clothes to these shelters can help enable the women to get jobs and start a new life. From Oct. 28 to Nov. 18, she will be accepting clothing for women at the Women’s Center in the Webb center in ODU. The clothes go to women
in the shelter, so that they can create professional outfits when applying for jobs. Gretchen R. Edwards-Bodmer, the public relations and marketing coordinator at the Women’s Center, explained that this is a student initiative program, which means that Hillard came to the women’s center and asked for their help with this endeavor. The Women’s Center usually does one or two of these student initiatives a year, along with their own events. They are willing to do more, provided that a student comes to them and it is related to women’s help. In Hillard’s case, she decided to reach out to the Women’s Center at ODU because she is “passionate about the mental health of our women in society.” “I am determined to help in any way that I can,” Hillard said. According to Gretchen at the Women’s Center, Hillard and a friend of hers go down to the H.E.R. shelter and help women pick out matching clothes for their job inter-
views and help with their makeup. So far, there have been some clothes dropped off, but Hillard is still hoping that more will come. The H.E.R. shelter’s mission, which was founded in 1985, is to provide shelters to those that are victims of domestic violence and to try and to engage in efforts to eliminate domestic violence. They are a non-profit organization, so they appreciate all donations and volunteers. Hillard is using this opportunity to help “battered women get back on their feet.” Since childhood,
By: Gianina thoMPson Staff Writer Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from NBA player Kris Humphries on Oct. 31 after just two months of marriage. The “Keeping up with the Kardashians” reality star released a statement to E! News that read “After careful consideration, I have decided to end my marriage. I hope everyone understands this was not an easy decision. I had hoped this marriage was forever, but sometimes things don’t work out as planned. We remain friends and wish the best for each other.” Kim’s statement seems far too formal and general to speak of the truth that really lies behind her most recent breakup with Humphries. For those of us who watched “Kim’s Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event” could easily see that this relationship seemed to have warning signals all over the place. One of the many fights between Kim and Kris seem significantly relevant now that a divorce has been filed to the L.A. Superior Court. Kim had told Kris that she had been dreaming of her fairy tale wedding since she was 9 years old. Kris responded that since she had everything planned out, she could just as easily place anyone in the groom’s spot. This argument was brushed under the rug during the episode, but now it seems like a valid turning point in the relationship. During the post days of “Kim’s Fairytale Wedding,” Kim reported to People Magazine, “I’m going to remember how perfect it was.” Now memory is the only thing that held her wedding day together since the endless love she once had for Kris is as dead as her love for Ray J.
Hillard has been writing papers and doing projects on abused women, and now she is able to step in and offer a hand. There has not been any word yet on any future projects to look forward to from Hillard, but given her statement of, “women should be treated with nothing but respect and too many times we are degraded and hurt physically and emotionally, and is it just supposed to be forgiven?” this will not be the last project Hillard creates.
E! News spotted Kris in Minnesota still sporting his wedding ring the morning Kim filed for the divorce. The reason was revealed in the statement he gave E! News that Monday. “I love my wife and I am devastated to learn she filed [for] divorce. I’m committed to this marriage and everything this covenant represents. I’m willing to do whatever it takes to make it work.” It seems too little, too late for Kris to plead back into the Hollywood royalty that the Kardashian brand heirs to. He may not even get the $2 million, 20.5 carat diamond ring which he placed on Kardashian’s finger returned to him. In Kim’s favor, the prenuptial agreement stated that all miscellaneous jewelry and other possessions before, during, and after her marriage would be confirmed as separate property aside from Kris. No word has been made about the ring, but it seems to fall into the terms just mentioned. Kardashian has been keeping herself busy after calling it quits with Kris. She flew to Australia with her sister Khloe to launch their new handbag collection and she will soon be filming in Atlanta for a Tyler Perry movie role that is ironically titled, “The Marriage Counselor.” Love hurts, but it seems like Kim Kardashian is one Hollywood starlet who is able to keep busy in her business, social and love life. Kim’s list of lovers includes Damon Thomas, which was her first husband in 2004, Ray J, Reggie Bush, Miles Austin and Halle Berry’s old boyfriend, Gabriel Aubry. Who’s next for Kimberly Noel Kardashian? Hollywood will keep their eyes wide open on what celebrity will be able to keep up with the newly single Kim Kardashian.
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“Wing It for Warriors” to Play Dodgeball for Wounded Soldiers By: Jessica scheck Staff Writer While students rush around trying to sort together the semester ahead, the Event Management and Sports Sponsorship students are preparing for the “Wing It for Warriors.” This event is a dodgeball tournament which is taking place in the Student Recreation Center on Nov. 19. This event benefits the Wounded Warrior Project. The project, which aims to help those mentally, physically and emotionally injured while serving our country, was the ideal charity for the tournament. The student CEO of the project, Carlton Biddle stated, “I hope that the students get just an overall knowledge of what the Wounded Warriors Project does with what they do and how they
ing to be part of the action, sponsors in attendance include Papa Johns, Buffalo Wild Wings and OneLife Fitness. All of these sponsors are giving multiple prize options for the teams on top in the tournament bracket. Prizes include free one-year memberships to OneLife fitness, championship shirts, koozies, water bottles, and much more. Pre-registration began on Nov. 1, but student teams are still able to sign up until Nov. 16 every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Webb. The cost for each seven person team is $35 and students must present valid student ID. The students in the class took different roles in planning the event, from marketing to finances and refereeing to finding sponsors to support all parts of the tournament. Along with planning all the details, the students will be help-
It’s a Bird… it’s a Plane… it’s a Kite.
No, it’s Puss in Boots! BY Gianina thoMPson Staff Writer
Puss made his debut as the lead star in his own spin off from the “Shrek” franchise in “Puss in Boots,” which hit theaters Oct. 28. We had first thought of Puss as the little pussy cat who plays Shrek’s sidekick alongside Donkey, but this movie goes into how this kitty cat is not simply named Puss, but the infamous Puss in Boots. Surprise, surprise at what other fairy tale characters make their way in this frisky kitty tale, none other than Humpty Dumpty and Jack and Jill. But, don’t let the traditional fairy tale stories of these characters fool you of their bold personalities. Humpty Dumpty may be the shape of a hump, but is far from being dumb. He met Puss as a young fellow where they grew up in an orphanage. They seemed to be two “beans” in a pod because they made a pact to find the magic beans from the Jack and Beanstalk tale, get rich off the golden eggs and leave the orphanage and town. Puss and Humpty Dumpty stayed in mischief through their magic beans search, until Puss performed a heroic
act that the town praised him for. Puss begins walking a different two-step with boots as a hero, while Humpty Dumpty continues being a nuisance. Jealousy, deception, treachery and deceit all lie in Humpty Dumpty’s character.
Kitty Softpaws, who is another main character in this movie, is a cute black cat who is far from bad luck, but follows the trend of “good girl gone bad” after her previous owners declawed her. She too sports the boots and sword, but again follows the “good girl gone bad” trend of wearing a mask while using her curves in a seductive manner. Kitty Softpaws seems to mirror the character of classic superhero Catwoman. The voices used for each character made the movie even more entertaining. Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek used their natural Spanish ac-
cents to relay a seductive, sexy playground with their words, while keeping the audience curious at whether their words will follow through in action. Humpty Dumpty, voiced by Zach Galifianakis, plays the character of a continuous whiner in the movie, which is silly for someone who seems to always have the answers to any jigsaw puzzle of adventure. Jack’s voice, played by Billy Bob Thorton, and Jill’s voice, played by Amy Sedaris, are overtaken by their completely opposite look of what we were shown as kids. Jack and Jill’s characters consist of the not-so-pure and innocent characteristics and physical appearance, and they have the voices of a bully you would quickly give your lunch money to, but it’s countered-off when the conversation between the two is heard. Even though they are bullies, they have many relationship issues which explain their harsh behaviors. “Puss in Boots” is a hit because each character can be matched as an exaggeration of someone you might know. Without giving too much of the ending, this movie tells more than the legend of Puss in Boots and by leaving the audience to beware of the company they keep.
a new Society
a SenIoR FoRmS a FIlm clUB By: R Jay MoLina Senior Writer
help our troops,” Biddle said, “but it’s also for entertainment and fun and to get people to come out for the Sports Management class.” Many student teams are expected to register and be a part of the action. “The bracket is set up to have 32 teams with double elimination,” Biddle said. With both basketball courts and the indoor court in the SRC being reserved for play, this event will provide students with plenty of large-scale fun. Since this event is planned to be so big, students can expect to receive fliers handed out to them once the tournament draws closer, as well as see signs and postings about registration on the Student Recreation Center’s website. Besides the student athletes prepar-
ing to staff the SRC and upholding the rules of the game. At the end of it all, the class plans to present a check of the proceeds earned to the Wounded Warrior Project. “We have made them aware of our event going on, so if they show up we can present it to them there,” said Biddle. If the organization is unable to attend, the proceeds will be sent via check by Professor Aundrea Lyons. For more information about registration, cost, rules and bracket information, contact Perry King at pking008@ odu.edu, Tim Bautista at tbaut001@ odu.edu or Aundrea Lyons at alyons@ odu.edu. You can also RSVP through the “Wing It for Warriors” event on Facebook.
Sometime ago, an Old Dominion University senior formed a film appreciation club in his last semester. However, the club quickly withered away after his departure, and for a while, it looked as if it would take a miracle to form a new one. Luckily, senior Bryce Kephart took it upon himself to fix this problem by forming the ODU Film Society. According to the club’s Facebook page, the mission of the film society is to “actively engage in discussion and learn about great films and to produce, shoot, and screen 100 percent student produced films.” Kephart stated that he “started talking to film professor Stephen Pullen, and he approached [me] and said that he felt that there should be some sort of film organization that’s run entirely by students.” Over this past summer, Kephart wrote up the plans and constitution that would eventually be presented to the Office of Student Activities and Leadership, or OSAL. During the planning phase, Kephart was unsure about whether the club was just going to “be about making movies, or watching movies, or both.” He decided to make the club feature both aspects and then proceeded to receive all the signatures required to start up the film society. Since the beginning of this current semester, Kephart started implementing his plans with the film enthusiasts at ODU. At the first meeting, he stated that “we went through the constitution and got feedback from the members, and we kind of molded the constitution to make sure that everyone was in agreement.” Kephart also said that “we [also] talked about what they, the members, wanted it to be, because I wanted it to be film as a collaborative art.” He expressed his concern about not wanting to be the kind of leader who is pointing his finger down at subordinates and ordering them around. “I’m just there to kind of guide them and go through the appropriate channels with SGA, and so on,” he said. Kephart also stated that some of the members are not even
film majors. The film society is meant to bring in different groups of people, from various majors, to just have fun and interact with each other. He hopes that members from those different areas will be able to network in the future to make movies. Kephart pointed out that theater majors, specifically actors, do not associate themselves enough with film majors and vice versa. If they did, then the talent surrounding the film majors would inspire them to come up with ideas to work on. Dues for the club range at five dollars per semester to help fund future events. Meeting times have been irregular, however, as Kephart has been juggling schedules between all the members of the group to come to a general consensus on when to meet. Though he regularly updates the society’s Facebook page for information regarding meeting times. One of the more important goals for Kephart is to make sure that the film society refrains from becoming “a commercialized movie” club. “I want us to watch movies that are really deep, really artistic, not just commercially successful movies. Movies, for me, aren’t passive.” He said, “a movie is exhausting, because I’m constantly putting myself in the movie, putting myself in the characters, and that’s what I want other people to do as well.” Film enthusiasts are encouraged to join and help shape this society into being one of the top clubs at Old Dominion University. Email Bryce Kephart for more info at jkeph001@ odu.edu.
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DLC: Disk-Loaded Content? By: steven knaUeR Staff Writer
When the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 made their way to the online market, expansion packs started to change in nature. The two consoles, along with companies like Steam on the PC, found that distributing these “expansion packs” over the internet as a download made them more accessible to gamers. By this time, other genres such as first-person shooters and sports games saw the success of these newly coined DLC’s , also known as Downloadable Content, and soon almost every genre had their own additions for their games. Like many new technologies, it seemed to work perfectly until someone learned how to abuse it. Over the past five years, DLC has turned into a whole new monster. When the term DLC was used to, more or less, mean “expansion pack available via the internet,” it now comes across as “what we should have put in the game to begin with.” During the 90’s and throughout the early 2000’s, video games came on one cartridge or disk. The successful games came with all their intended content on launch day. Somewhere along the line, game designers like Bethesda, the creators of the Elder Scrolls series, came out with an updated design for their computer games via another retail disk called an “expansion pack.” Being an open world series, the Elder Scrolls games have a vast world where an addition to it would be very welcome. To the player, it deepens the world they are in and extends game play. Companies will sell missions, quests or even characters as DLC, yet still charge the $60 sticker price for the game itself. This would not be so bad if it wasn’t planned before the game’s release. If there is content ready to be
THe aBUSe oF dIGITal dISTRIBUTIon played it should be part of the game, not $10 extra. An example of this is two pieces of DLC for “Assassins Creed 2” in 2009, which was called “The Battle of Forli” and “Bonfire of the Vanities.” They added to the story of the game at $10 a piece each add-on taking roughly 10 to 20 minutes to complete, marring the otherwise exceptional reputation of the game. Bioshock 2’s DLC: Minerva’s Den is another example, which did not download a single bit of data over the internet besides the authorization to use it. This
means the data was already on the disk and the player just paid to unlock it. A game studio is allowed to work on their intellectual properties while the publisher funds them. The idea behind this co-dependence is to save game studios from the need for accounting and distributing their games and allow them to focus on their art. The problem with this is the publisher’s disassociation with the games in question, proving time and time again that they do not know what the gamers think about their tactics. With money being their main prerogative, publishers are willing to do anything to a game in order to make the money they want from it, including taking a finished game from their studios and extracting certain parts and revealing them as DLC. While some players will
be unaware of the money being stolen right from under their noses, a jaded gamer would say that publishers only care about the money and will only change their ways if their profit falls below a certain number. Passions aside, this has proven to be true as many forums online have posts announcing petitions for games with pre-order DLC, which is DLC that comes with the game at launch and is usually vendor exclusive, meaning you can never own 100 percent of the game. If a petition has a very large number of signatures on it, the publisher may take out or change a certain issue. However, there is usually the same gimmick placed on another game by the same publisher somewhere else. Instead of changing the way it is handled, publishers have tried masking the same issues and continuing on their way. Boycotting tends to get companies attention, but there is a major difference in this case. A consumer can boycott Food Lion and then buy their corn from Farm Fresh, but a gamer cannot boycott EA and buy “Mass Effect 3” from Ubisoft instead. These games are exclusive by nature. Mass Effect is only available with EA’s meddling hands involved. That being said, gamers are very passionate about their hobby and being hustled out of their money is not enough to make them stop buying games. If something is to be done, either publishers need to go way too far with their dealings for people to care, or a new idea from the consumers needs to take place to show that they feel they are mistreated.
anGelS & aIRWaveS conTInUeS THeIR ePIc Tale By: R Jay MoLina Senior Writer In 2010, the progressive rock band Angels & Airwaves, also known as AvA, boldly defied their record label after “corporate underwriting” by releasing their third studio album free of charge over the internet. Fans of the band were quick to download the album, which was simply titled, “LOVE,” and were greeted with a new, space-like adventure from front man Tom DeLonge and the rest of his crew. Since the release of “LOVE,” DeLonge has been hard at work to branch AvA out to various mediums. For instance, earlier this year the band enlisted the services of independent filmmaker, William Eubank, to make a feature film, featuring the music from “LOVE.” The film, also called “LOVE,” is a science fiction tale about an astronaut who is sent to the International Space Station in 2039, decades after the station has been abandoned. The film was received with mostly positive reviews within the festival circuit, and AvA sparked excitement when they announced that there would be a “Part: Two” to their third album.
“LOVE: Part Two,” which was spontaneously released on iTunes on Nov. 1 despite a Nov. 8 deadline, picked up where part one left off. Tom DeLonge displayed his influences within the first track, “Saturday Love,” which has hints of The Buggles’ “Video Killed the Radio Star” in the chorus. Before the catchy chorus, however, listeners were greeted with what sounded like grinding gears within a space ship, followed by epic violins starting off in the distance, which slowly build their way up to AvA’s almost trademark guitar strumming. It seems as if DeLonge is attempting to branch out the space opera genre of movies and literature over to music. Luckily, he succeeds. Throughout the album, listeners are treated to what has made the band so successful in the first place, which are great lyrics, larger than life music, and endless optimism, despite some struggles along the way. There will of course be naysayers from Blink-182, DeLonge’s first band, who will continue to dislike this new direction that DeLonge started almost five years ago. But for the fans, this album is almost a return to form with nods and winks to
the band’s first two albums, “We Don’t Need to Whisper,” and “I-Empire.” The greatest and most surprising twist to “LOVE: Part Two” is within the last track, which seems to close this chapter of AvA’s story, while paving a new direction for the band to take in the future. The track, “All That We Are,” features DeLonge finally breaking out
of his shell and embracing what feels like a new life. To further emphasize this change, he, for a fleeting moment, cuts ties with his punk rock sensibilities, and goes on a satisfying guitar solo that takes over for the rest of the song. It holds meaning for fans that have followed this man from the old days of Blink-182 and have stuck with him to
the present day. It almost serves as a tease for what the future may hold for the band. Will Angels & Airwaves continue to travel through their “space” to finally find a sound that is completely their own? Time will tell. But, with “LOVE: Part Two,” the path is looking bright.
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Red Bull teaches odU ‘The art of Flight’ By: aLeXanDeR Rose Staff Writer
Over the course of November, Red Bull will be screening its newest digital creation across college campuses in Virginia. The movie, titled “Art of Flight,” was brought to life after the joining of its Red Bull Media House with Brain Farm Digital Cinema. This past Saturday, Red Bull kicked off its Virginia-wide tour with a screening of the award-winning documentary here at Old Dominion University. The story follows professional daredevil and snowboarder, Travis
Rice, and several of his closest friends as they embark on a mission to do what no one before them had accomplished. With Red Bull helping to bring their snowboarding concepts to life, such as the ability to jump out of a helicopter onto untouched mountain peaks, their wild aspirations became a reality. Students gathered in the Mills-Godwin Building after the football game on Saturday to see first-hand why the “Art of Flight” movie was garnering so much attention. This movie had a budget not often seen in sports films and it showed. After doing some research, it became apparent that this movie utilized nearly every type of professional camera equipment, both on the market and off the market.
Red Bull also custom built a helicopter specifically for this movie, one that could move more freely than your standard issue, as well as allow it to touch down on the smallest of peaks to let loose and retrieve snowboarders. The breathtaking snowboarding scenes that were shot all over the world seemed to make non-believers into believers. At one point, a
student exclaimed as if they couldn’t believe that what they were seeing was real. At times, it appeared that what you were seeing on the screen was not real, but that’s what separates this movie from the rest. Approximately two years and tan estimated two million dollars were spent creating this movie. This movie was also equipped with a unique soundtrack. Artists ranging from Electronic Superstar, to Deadmau5, to post-rock legends, Sigur Ros, brought the movie to a level not often seen in the documentary section. Also included in the film were original productions from a collaboration involving M83’s Anthony Gonzales and Brain Farm’s Curt Morgan. The selected tracks seemed fitting, as those in attendance could be seen nodding their head to parts of the film where there was no dialogue, but just music. Combined with the cutting edge film techniques, this was a treat for those who have not made the switch from basic techniques found in the five dollar bin at your local Wally World. The movie lasts for about an hour and a half, citing the only possible downside. But, the movie was a thrilling chronicle about a group of professional snowboarders who set out to do what none of us would ever dare. Good for us, it was all captured and produced by a team of professionals who all wanted to push the limits of any snowboarding that had been filmed before.
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ODU FOOTBALL VS RICHMOND
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ODU SOCCER VS DREXEL CHRIS HARMON PROFILE
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Lady Monarchs Dominate CAA Semiﬁnals odU FIeld HocKeY BeaTS JmU To advance Saturday, Nov. 5, Old Dominion University’s field hockey team, the No. 1 seed in the CAA, beat the No. 4 seed, James Madison University. The final score was 6-1 with five of those goals in the second half. ODU had control during the entire game, but the first half was a little shaky. JMU started with possession of the ball for the first half, but ODU quickly intercepted a pass and took complete control of the field. The passes be-
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tween the Lady Monarchs were flawless. After about four minutes, ODU scored with 31:34 left in the first half. Maartje vanRijswijk, No. 11, a junior forward, scored with an assist from Emma Batten, No. 8, a senior forward. After their goal, the Lady Monarchs continued to pass the ball around, but not very aggressively. From the opposite side of the field, head coach Beth Anders could be heard yelling, “You can’t play safe!” The ladies began to push it a little more and gained a corner with about 25 minutes left in the half. The shot on goal was missed and continued on C2
• Emma Batten was named the 2011 Colonial Athletic Association ﬁeld hockey Player of the Year. • Stephanie Kratzer won CAA Defensive Player of the Year, teammate Kelsey Smither won CAA Rookie of the Year, and Coach Beth Anders won CAA Coach of the Year. • Old Dominion Wrestling won 31-9 against Chattanooga in their season opener. • Women’s soccer senior Jocelyn Weidner and sophomore Amber Cook were named to CoSIDA Academic All-District team. • Lisa Bernard won Second-team All-CAA honors while Victoria Johnson was named to the Third-team for the Lady Monarchs.
Nationally ranked Old Dominion clinched their eleventh Colonial Athletic Association Championship for the second year in a row. The Lady Monarchs started off strong and did not hesitate to get up on the board first. No more than six minutes into the game, senior Rebecca Condie, who leads the team with assists, made a beautiful reverse stick pass from the far left side of the field, into the circle. Northeastern keeper Lizzie Priest made the mistake of coming out to defend forward Emma Batten, but Batten was in the right place at the right time, waiting on the right side of the post to knock it in. This past Friday night, Batten was named the 2011 CAA Field Hockey Player of the Year. Less than five minutes later, Virginia Beach native Maarje van Rijswijk, being defended by four Northeastern players, carried the ball along the top baseline, somehow managed to keep the ball and get an unassisted goal. This is Rijswijk’s tenth goal of the season, and fourth goal in five games. With just under 10 minutes to go, Old Dominion was awarded their second corner of the game. Opting for a more traditional textbook style corner, Old Dominion did a simple push and hit play to put the Monarchs up three to nothing. Coming out of halftime, Northeastern put more pressure on the Lady Monarchs, but by that time, it was already too late. The
Lady Monarchs gave the Lady Huskies their first corner with a little over 11 minutes remaining in the game. Northeastern would capitalize and get a goal from the corner. Senior Christy Longacre and freshmen Kelsey Smither both looked like they were going to clear the ball out, but from a lack of communication, senior Huskie Pam Aldridge would knock it in past Old Dominion keeper Devon Seifert. Soon afterwards, Batten made a beautiful breakaway pass to freshmen Lydia Velzlan. The crowd of 200 strong gasped as Batten and Velzlan pushed forward to start an odd man rush. Batten crossed the ball into the circle, and just as Velzlan hit the ball, Priest came out to make the stop, keeping her Huskies at a four game differential. Knowing that the Lady Huskies are weak in midfield, Lonagacre, Smither, Condie and senior Stephanie Kratzer would constantly push the Huskies in the middle and stop any play the Northeastern attempted to form. Longacre and Condie played an outstanding game. Longacre, who normally plays back with Condie, found herself on more than one occasion with the chance to score. Every shot on goal that came from Longacre, Priest had to make some sort of improvable save. Several times throughout the game, Northeastern would make a play and give themselves momentum, but the little bit of momentum they gained, Longacre and Condie would take away. The Lady Monarchs would go on to score three more goals in a span of 15 minutes to win the game 5-1. With the win, Old Dominion improves their record to 20-2. This is Old Dominion’s eleventh CAA Championship and head coach Beth Anders fourteenth. The field of 16 for the 2011 NCAA Division I field hockey tournament will take place at Trager Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky Nov. 18 and 20.
Wednesday 11.9.2011 | MAcE & cROWN | C2 continued “Semiﬁnals” from C1 Anders encouraged the girls to “settle down.” With 11:23 left in the first half, JMU scored on their first attempted shot. The goal was from Rachel Wein, No. 20. There were no more goals during the first half. ODU had seven shots with one corner and had made one of those shots, while JMU had one shot and zero corners and made that one shot. The second half of the game was much more intense. ODU scored their second goal with 20:13 on the clock. Kimberly Oakes, No. 6, scored the goal and was assisted by Rosario Villagra, No. 10. JMU gained control of the ball for a few seconds and almost scored, but with great defense by Christy Longacre, No. 5, JMU could not score again. ODU gained possession and with 17:02 left in the second half, they scored their third goal. The goal was from Lydia Velzian, No. 9, and was assisted by Kathryn Kirk, No. 2. ODU’s fourth goal came from a corner with 15:08 on the clock. This goal was made by Stephanie Kratzer, No. 7, and was assisted by Kelsey Smith, No. 23 and Rebecca Condie, No. 24. After the fourth goal, JMU decided to call the only time out of the game. With four goals on the board, ODU could have given a little less effort and been fine. Instead, the Lady Monarchs pushed even harder and ran circles around JMU. The fifth goal was scored by Longacre, and assisted by Smither, No. 23 and Condie with seven and a half minutes left in the game. The final goal was scored by Batten, with an assist by Kirk with 3:26 left in the game. The statistics say it all. ODU had 17 total shots on goal and five corners, while JMU had one shot on goal and no corners. ODU field hockey pushes and drives as hard, if not harder than anybody, and that is why the Monarchs are the number one seed.
Monarchs’ Reign Flushes Spiders Down the Drain old domInIon WInS THeIR FIFTH caa conFeRence Game aGaInST UnIveRSITY oF RIcHmond
By: MattheW MccRacken Sports Editor Antonio Vaughn’s one yard touchdown catch gave the Monarchs the lead, Colby Coodwyn’s nine yard run allowed them breathing room, and the tenacious defense of Old Dominion (8-2, 5-2) secured the 42-28 victory over the University of Richmond Spiders (3-6, 0-6). It was senior day for Old Dominion, who announced and celebrated the careers of eight seniors playing in their last home game for the Monarchs. Richmond, who hadn’t won a game in the CAA, was known as an explosive team that didn’t reflect their record. In previous weeks, they had recorded close losses against Maine, Towson and New Hampshire. “I knew the kids were hearing a lot about potentially a let-down. We talked about being the hunter, and not the hunted. I was very pleased with how aggressive we were at the start of this game,” Monarchs’ head coach Bobby Wilder said. Receiving the opening kickoff, the Monarchs put together a seven play, 46 yard drive in two minutes and 13 seconds of play. The dynamic duo of quarterback Taylor Heinicke and receiver Larry Pinkard connected on a 14 yard touchdown play. Quarterback Thomas Demarco, once the face of the Monarchs, ran it in for the two point conversion to put ODU up 8-0. The Spiders didn’t even touch Monarch territory until late in the first quarter due to a failed fourth
down conversion by the Monarchs. Richmond took advantage of this with redshirt senior quarterback Aaron Corp hooking up with his redshirt junior tight end Kevin Finney on a 17 yard touchdown catch. Taking after the mentality Old Dominion established, Richmond succeeded on a two point conversion thanks to the sure-handed redshirt sophomore tight end Sam Roller. That put the score 11-8 ODU, due to a 37 yard field goal by Monarch kicker Jarod Brown earlier in the first quarter. Monarchs’ Heinicke threw for 373 yards on 47 attempts with three touchdowns. Throughout the game, he connected with nine different Monarch receivers. “When you have 373 yard passing, and you aren’t pushing the ball down the field on a regular basis, there is certainly a lot of yards after the catch,” coach Wilder said. Everything seemed to be going in favor of the Monarchs, despite a five yard touchdown pass to Spiders’ sophomore receiver Ben Edwards at the 8:50 mark in the second quarter. Old Dominion answered that challenge with an eight play, 69 yard drive, capped off with a 29 yard touchdown reception by senior receiver Prentice Gill. After another Jarod Brown field goal and strong defense, the Monarchs found themselves in the Richmond red zone again. Heinicke scrambled for more yardage, spinning off a defender, going to the ground. Before the whistle was blown, the ball came out. Richmond redshirt junior safety
Doug Howell scooped and scored off a 96 yard fumble return to bring the Spiders within a score of the Monarchs, 22-28. “I should have just got down. I tried to do too much,” Heinicke said. After missing a 46 yard field goal attempt, the Monarchs were forced to give the ball back to Richmond. 11 plays, 71 yards later, the Spiders tied up the game at 28. Redshirt freshman receiver Stephen Barnette snagged a 14 yard catch with one hand at the 12:17 mark in the fourth quarter. “That was an unbelievable play he made, it looked like he was catching an alley-oop,” Richmond head coach Wayne Lineburg said. To take away from the big plays, Richmond defensive backs offered short passes only for Heinicke, and Monarch redshirt junior receiver Reid Evans gladly accepted it. Catching a team-high 12 receptions for 149 yards, Evans ran whatever the defense would give him. “I was just waiting for my time. I was just being patient, the ball got thrown to me, and I just made the plays,” Evans said. Evans’ consistency led to Antonio Vaughn’s one yard reception to give the Monarchs the lead with 9:30 remaining. Looking to answer, the Spiders instead heard the twelfth Monarch, as the crowd at S.B. Ballard supported their Old Dominion defense. On second down, a tipped pass was intercepted by Monarch sophomore safety Paul Morant. “I can’t speak enough about how those kids are
playing. I feel like for three weeks now, we have played very good football on defense. These kids are relentless on how they perform, how they prepare,” Wilder said. A nine yard touchdown run by Monarchs’ Colby Goodwyn to cap off a 70 yard drive washed the Spiders down the drain, as ODU took a 14 point lead with 5:09 remaining. Spiders had one more shot at making a comeback. On third down with a little over four minutes left, Monarchs’ linebacker Craig Wilkins came free on the blindside, leveling Spiders quarterback Aaron Corp. “We called a blitz, the line slid to Ronnie [Cameron], and I came clean. I just took a shot,” Wilkins said. Spiders failed to complete the fourth down conversion, and once the starting quarterback for ODU, Thomas Demarco, took over Monarchs offense for the last minute playing his final game at Foreman Field. With the 42-28 win, there are whispers of the word ‘playoffs’ around Old Dominion. Monarch players seem to worry about other things that they can control. “We are trying to get Nov. 12 on. We just going to enjoy this tonight, come back tomorrow, work hard and focus on William and Mary,” Wilkins said.
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Monarchs Pick Up the Pace Against Elizabeth City State By: JoRDan Jones Staff Writer
With the regular season just over a week away, the Monarchs took on Division-II Elizabeth City State Vikings at the Ted Constant Convocation Center this past Friday night, where they were able to come away with a 69-43 victory. The Monarchs got off to a fast start, scoring the first five points of the game. To everyone in the building’s surprise, early in the first half, star guard Kent Bazemore, who has been nursing a stress fracture in his foot and thought to be out for a couple of months, checked into the game. In six minutes of play, Bazemore scored seven points, including an electrifying slam dunk following a steal. Sitting out of drills at practice and missing the first exhibition, Bazemore said “It felt great to be able to step back on the court and contribute to the team.” Nursing a foot injury back to health, stamina was considered to be an issue for Bazemore before his dynamic performance. “I’m a veteran, so I kind of know how to pick and choose my spots on the floor. If I had to play a game tomorrow, I’d be fine, as long as I have heart, I’ll be good,” Bazemore said. Coach Blain Taylor added his take as well. “It was good to let him get out there and run around a little bit and get acclimated with his new teammates, kind of get it out of the way.” The first half was dominated by the Monarchs as they played well defensively, holding Elizabeth City to a frigid 28 percent shooting from the field while making 52 percent of their shot attempts. Elizabeth City was able to keep the game somewhat close early due to the efforts of Angelo Sharpless, Glenn Patterson and Marquie Cooke, who combined to score 13 of the Viking’s 20 points in the first half. The battle of the boards went to the Monarchs in the first half led by senior Chris Cooper, who grabbed 11 rebounds, nine of which were on the defensive end. At the 7:38 mark of the first half, the Monarchs were able to go on a 6-0 run with baskets by Cooper, red shirt freshmen Dimitri Batten, and capped by Bazemore’s emphatic left-handed dunk. Batten played well in the first half as well, scoring seven points including shooting a perfect three for three from the field. The young talent brings a
By: Ben DecoWski Senior Writer The Old Dominion University Lady Monarchs defeated the Davis and Elkins Senators 93-32 in an exhibition game at the Ted Constant Convocation Center on Nov. 3. The Lady Monarchs displayed impressive defense in a game that they controlled from the very beginning. “It all started with our defense and they’ve been really committed to pressuring the ball,” head coach Karen Barefoot said. ODU came out strong grabbing a 7-0 lead to start the night with baskets coming from freshmen guard Ashley Betz-White, redshirt junior guard JoNiquia Guilford and redshirt junior center Mairi Buchan. The early deficit seemed to shellshock the Senators, who missed their first four shots and turned the ball over four times before freshmen guard Maquasia Ferebee made the team’s first field goal. The Senators did make a push for the lead cutting the deficit to two at the 14-minute mark after junior guard Page Turner hit a 3-pointer. The Lady Monarchs quickly squashed the Senators hopes though, as they compiled a 31 point lead at half with the score showing 51-20. “It was all about making us better every possession, and we’re not going to take off one possession. We want to get better every pos-
lot of guts and energy to the Monarchs, understanding it is a team game. Despite his success early, Batten admitted, “at first we came out kind of sluggish, slow, helter skelter, but as it was going on, we were able to pick it up.” Old Dominion struggled from the free throw line in the first half, shooting four for 10, but was able to compensate down low in the paint. Old Dominion won the points in the paint battle 14 to eight and also scored 11 points off of seven Elizabeth City State turnovers. The Monarchs took a 34-20 lead into halftime due to a late surge by true freshmen big man Jason Pimentel, who scored four quick points. The second half saw more strong play by the Monarchs, but spurts of sloppiness as well. Old Dominion went on a 6-0 run early on to stretch the lead to 20. Nine of the eleven players dressed for the Monarchs got into the scoring column as they were able to capitalize on great ball movement, leading by thirty points or more for most of the half. The cold shooting for the Vikings continued as they were only able to manage 27 percent average for the game. The Monarchs cooled off slightly in the second half, shooting 44 percent from the field while finishing the game with a 48 percent average. The Vikings were led in scoring by freshmen guard Glenn Patterson, who tallied 14 points. High point man for the Monarchs was Dimitri Batten who scored 12. Turnovers and rebounds seemed to tell the story as the Monarchs forced 17 turnovers and won the rebounding battle by a margin of 45-32. Most of those Monarch rebounds can be accredited to Chris Cooper, better known as Coop, down low in the paint. “Coop is an awfully great rebounder and I think some of our kids sometimes stand around and expect him to grab all the rebounds,” coach Taylor said. “I was glad to see Pimental get in there and position himself smartly to grab some.” The freshmen class will be an important part of the Monarchs season according to Coach Taylor. “We’ve always depended on our younger players to contribute and right now we have three of them [Breon, Pimentel, Dimitri] who are going to log minutes and I think they’ve shown in the first two games that we expect them to go out and compete for us.” Expectations are high in Monarch nation as the regular season is set to begin on Nov. 12 versus Northern Iowa at home, 7 p.m. Eastern time.
session and I felt like, you know, there was some great leadership that came out tonight,” coach Barefoot said. Buchan had an impressive first half, scoring 11 points and grabbing eight rebounds in her first game after being redshirted last year. “I was more emotional when I was standing in the tunnel, it hit me like ‘I’m going to get to play again,’ it hit me like, I got emotional, not like I was going to cry,” Buchan said. The Lady Monarchs came out even stronger in the second half going on a 22-2 run that extended ODU’s lead to an incredible 51 points. There was no coming back for the Senators, who were completely deflated and shot only 13 percent from the field in the second half. The Lady Monarchs didn’t take their foot off the gas as they coasted to a 93 to 32 victory. “Like I told the team, I’m just really proud of their heart and determination,” coach Barefoot said. Buchan added that there was a lot of “…excitement that we went out and performed with intensity, with passion and with heart.” Coach Barefoot got a chance to see what a lot of her players could do in the game, including all four freshmen. “I’m very pleased with them because they played hard and they played with a lot of passion and they really stepped up,” coach Barefoot said. Freshmen forward Tiffany Minor had a great game scoring a team
high 17 points and grabbing eight rebounds. “I think it was a bunch of mixed emotions, I was a little nervous then once I got on the court I was excited,” Minor said. Coach Barefoot gave praise to Minor for coming in to her office earlier in the week to talk about the game. “That says a lot, she’s a freshmen coming in the office asking to make sure that she’s ready for her team. She’s very unselfish, all of them are and that’s what makes this group so special,” coach Barefoot said. Buchan and Guilford also had an impressive night. Buchan finished with 15 points, 12 rebounds, seven assists and five steals while Guilford finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Junior guard Jackie Cook also got a lot of playing time and scored 15 points for the Lady Monarchs. The game was only an exhibition game, but it was still an impressive first win for coach Barefoot. The team got more rebounds than the Senators 61 to 29, stole the ball 18 times and forced 32 turnovers. “I just like the fact that this team to me, they want it so bad and they practice like it and they, you know, are really committed to do whatever it takes,” coach Barefoot said. The Lady Monarchs kick off their regular season on Nov. 11 against the Virginia Tech Hokies.
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“For The Love Of The Game” By: stePhen GoWen Staff Writer
You may often ask yourself: what keeps the athletes going? When they don’t want to run that extra lap or lift that extra set, what keeps them pushing on? The answer is simple, the love of the game.
They know that when they step between the lines there is nothing they would rather be doing. It is this love of the game that drives Old Dominion soccer Monarch Chris Harmon to push himself and his team that extra distance it takes to be a champion. Born to a large, sports loving family in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, Harmon attributes his
love for sports to his father and older brothers, who instilled it at an early age. “I have three older brothers who are really into sports.” Harmon said, “My dad is really into it and I grew up going to Philly games and loving sports as much as them.” This early love for sports channeled itself into a love for soccer, which blossomed at a young age and grew stronger the older Harmon got. Harmon worked to find a spot on one of the premier club soccer teams in the country, FC Delco, which won the Pennsylvania State Cup seven times. Along with Delco, Harmon anchored the midfield at Downingtown West High where he filled the role as captain and led his team to a 2008 state championship. Harmon credits his time spent at Delco and Downingtown West to building his role as a natural leader and developing his skill. “Delco was a rich reputation for having professional players so that helped,” Harmon said. “Downingtown, my senior year, had about six players who were all going to play Division-I soccer.” Playing on such premier clubs and earning national recognition made Harmon a top recruit for Old Dominion, a place where he felt at home right away. “The seniors here: Tommy Webb, Daniel Lidster, Michael Roura and Drew Smith, all made me feel so welcome.” Harmon said, “They made me feel at home and made me feel like I wanted to be part of the ODU program and the next week, I committed.” Harmon was a fixture in the Monarch midfield almost immediately after arriving. He saw starts his freshman year and was successful. “I can only thank the coaching staff for putting their trust in me and putting me out there, especially at such a young age.” Harmon said, “I had a lot of early success, playing in almost every game.”
Harmon’s skill only grew with his time at Old Dominion and led to him scoring four game-winning goals last year for the Monarchs. But Harmon finds joy not in the personal accomplishment of scoring a goal, but in the team accomplishment of winning the game. “It feels great to score the goal, but it feels even better knowing you won the game” Harmon said, “Whether it’s me or another player, the best feeling is knowing that you got the win as a team. That’s the most amazing feeling.” His early success, drive and intensity led to Harmon being named a captain for his team this year, following in the footsteps of past Monarchs. “I played as a captain in high school, but this was my first year collegiately and it’s a huge deal for me.” Harmon said, “It was a huge honor, passed down by players before me, and I try to follow their example.” Being a leader and an example for the younger players is something that Harmon feels he is naturally good at and enjoys. “I think that’s one of my best qualities.” Harmon said, “I get along with everyone and I think that they feel like they can come to me and talk to me about anything. I think I do a good job of reaching out to them.” This natural ability to lead is something that Harmon sees himself applying in the future.. A Health and Physical Education major, Harmon hopes to coach if playing soccer at the next level doesn’t work out. “I think we all dream of playing at the next level, but I would like to coach collegiately or at a high school level.” Harmon said, “I’ve been playing since I was five years old, I think we all love the game so much and want to stay with it.” With the CAA tournament fast approaching, Harmon and his fellow captains will try to lead their team to a championship title, and a run in the NCAA Tournament.
ODU Drops 2 Valuable a laTe Goal SPoIlS odU’S Points In Season Finale SenIoRS By: Jake ULLRich Assistant Sports Editor
A 77-minute Ken Tribbett goal cancelled out an earlier Yannick Smith goal and the Monarchs were only held to a draw in their regular season finale. Smith scored his sixteenth goal of the season in the 58 minute and it seemed that Monarchs would be able to hold on for a crucial three points, but a scramble in the Old Dominion’s penalty box ultimately led to a Drexel equalizer. Neither team scored in overtime and the game ended tied at one a piece. On a bitterly cold and windy night, the Monarchs struggled to ever find their best form and were ultimately outplayed by a very strong Drexel team. The Monarchs chose to attack against the wind in the first half in hope to hold the Dragons scoreless and be able to take advantage in the second half. The plan worked perfectly when Smith opened the scoring in the 58 minute after a goalless first half. “At 1-nil, I thought we had the game under control,” coach Alan Dawson said. “We let it slip. The weather made a huge difference. You know how we like to play and it’s difficult to do that in these conditions.” The Monarchs fielded a quite different line
up than what they have been accustomed to seeing. Midfielder Jordan LeBlanc was serving a suspension for a red card against Northeastern and center back Alex DeJohn was on crutches after injuring his foot in practice. Freshman Skylar Hagan slid to right back and Alex Vaughn got the start in midfield. “Two of our best players, Jordan LeBlanc and Alex DeJohn, were not in the lineup,” Dawson said. “But I thought we still had enough talent to beat a team like Drexel.” Smith has become accustomed to scoring goals in the penalty box, so it was a nice surprise to see him strike well from 20 yards out. The Drexel goalkeeper may have felt he could have done better with the shot, but the ball snuck into the corner to give the Monarchs a 1-0 lead. It seemed Drexel would equalize immediately when Manuel Cazares hit the post with a brilliant 25-yard strike. Old Dominion’s goalkeeper Victor Francoz seemed to be beaten and was quite relieved to see the ball ricochet off the post and away from danger. Francoz, who had a brilliant game and single-handedly kept the Monarchs close, was helpless in the 77 minute when Tribbett deflected the ball into the goal. After a scramble in the Monarchs’ box, Tribbett somehow found the ball and looped it into the goal. The
ball nestled itself in the corner and stunned the Monarchs and crowd. Both teams had great opportunities to win the game when Drexel’s forward Malcolm LeBourne shot wide after being released on goal and later when Monarchs’ Gideon Asante found himself unmarked 12 yards out, but pulled his shot wide. The game went into to overtime and both teams seemed destined to go for all three points. Smith had the ball in the Dragons’ net twice, but both times were called back for violations. The first was a narrowly called offside, which Smith felt certain was the wrong call. The disappointing result overshadowed the home finale for the fantastic senior Tommy Webb. Webb, a captain and four-year starter, has been the heart and soul for the team for the past years and will be remembered at Old Dominion for years to come. He plays with a dedication and passion that others would flock towards and deserves to walk away with a championship medal. The Monarchs go into the CAA Championship in disappointing form, losing two and drawing one in their last three games.
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Release The Cracken By: MattheW MccRacken Sports Editor
Are you a freshman? Are you tired of getting looks from upper classmen? Are you tired of the snickering going on behind your back as you rush to your 8 a.m. class? Have no fear, Matt McCracken is here for you. I’ve been around this campus for almost four years now and am set to graduate in May. I’ve lived in Whitehurst with an 8 a.m., Monday, Wednesday, Friday class at BAL. I’ve lived in Ireland, where Webb was my only source for food. I’ve lived on 42 Street, where I would learn the hard way about having ‘open parties’ on the weekends. And now, I live in the District, where I pay way too much a month to reside. Before I leave this campus, I want to help the freshman of my senior year and the ones who come in after them. I don’t want you all to feel underappreciated, or not cool enough to hang out with the big boys and girls. But, you all have to help me, help you. If I stick out my hand to help you along the road of college, don’t just push my arm out of the way. Extend, grasp, and listen. This isn’t a three hour lecture class, so I’m not going to drop a week’s worth of material on you in a single weekly column. Instead, a simple five rules for the future to help you “fit in” at Old Dominion. Rule No. 1: If getting a meal plan, do not get the 1,000 meals, 100 flex points. It’s not cool. Ev-
erybody knows how it works around here. You get to school, blow all your flex points on Chik Fil’ A, and only then, are you forced to deal with Café 1201, Whitehurst, and Rogers. Rule No. 2: Do not wear your nice clothes to class. This is college. And even worse, this is Norfolk where it rains, sleets, and snows throughout the whole school year. That whole, “spend your time at the beach” spiel they gave you at orientation, yeah well, jokes on you. You have about two or three good weeks of beach weather, and then after that, say goodbye to sunshine. Rule No. 3: Don’t bring all your textbooks to class. Most the time, you don’t need them. And if you do, rely on that one person who doesn’t read this column and learn from my expert opinion. Seeing overfilled book bags on campus just screams freshmen. Rule No. 4: Slow down your pace to class. Remember, you are paying for your education here. Now, some will twist those words on you, and say, “if you are paying, you should show up on time.” Complete lie. You are paying, which means if you are one to two minutes late due to a side conversation in Kaufman mall, so be it. Now, I’m not telling you to skip class. I’m just saying, don’t break a sweat over a difference of two minutes. Rule No. 5: This is the big one. Do not email your class about how you couldn’t make it to class, and you’d appreciate if anybody could give you the notes. Don’t do it. It’s a bad habit,
and it’s addicting. Once you start, you won’t stop, and it’ll spread to more than one occasion with more than one class. We, as students, do not answer these emails. Once in a blue moon, we might, but I wouldn’t bet your last buck on it. So you missed class? Big deal. Here’s a tip: Check your syllabus so you know the days you can miss due to “sickness.”
I hope these five simple rules help you adapt to, not only the college life, but the life of an Old Dominion University student. There is much more to learn, but mastering these basics is vital to concealing your freshman identity. Read the Mace and Crown, and every once in a while, I’ll drop a couple more hints about how the occupation of being a Monarch student works.
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