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WEDNESDAY | 11.14.2012 MaceandCROWN.COM | Vol. 55, Issue 11

By: Rae Parker Contributing Writer Mace & Crown What defines a “true citizen” was a key topic in the Veterans Day remembrance ceremony held Nov. 8, a celebration honoring service members who work to protect the country’s freedoms. Guest speaker Major General Peter Bayer, U.S. Army, said people earn their citizenship through active contributions. “It’s not okay to call yourself a citizen and merely obey the laws of the nation and pay your taxes. That is not citizenship,” he said. “Citizenship means that you give more than you receive and you do that through acts of service.” Bayer added that one does not have to be military affiliated to serve actively in the community. He encouraged those who aren’t currently serving their community in some way, to go out and do something positive. “My plea to the younger generation is that you must serve your country, your nation and your society,” said Bayer. America Luna, U.S. Army veteran and ODU undergrad, was a speaker for the Student Veteran’s Association (SVA). She also encouraged community members to get involved, noting the SVA as a great way to get started. The SVA at ODU is designed to accommodate the needs of students who are and were military affiliated and their families. Founded in December 2011, it officially became recognized as an ODU student organization in February 2012. It became an official chapter in March 2012. SVA membership is open to any student, faculty or staff who have a genuine interest to support the military and its members. It is

Veterans Day Ceremony

Old Dominion University honors the military

My plea to the younger generation is that you must serve your country, your nation and your society.

Bayer said military service is not the only thing one can do to serve their country. dedicated to providing assistance in the administration, mentoring programs, and events on and off campus that focus on military support and appreciation. Throughout the week, the ODU SVA members went to elementary schools to read to children and speak about their experiences as members of the Armed Forces.

The classes made posters that were delivered to the Veterans Association hospital in Hampton on Veterans Day. At the end of his speech, Bayer asked all the veterans and active duty members in attendance to stand for recognition of their service. He made particular recognition of Navy Captain Dick Whalen

(Ret.), Old Dominion University’s director of military activities, whom he said “is still an example of service some 40 years after he put on the uniform of the United States Navy.” The event was held in North Café of Webb Center and is one of many events planned in honor of American veterans and service members.

Veteran’s Day is something the university recognized with the highest regard. With two ROTC units and a quarter of the student body directly associated with the military, it’s no surprise the university has been named one of America’s most “Military-Friendly School” by G.I. Jobs.

International Education Week Features Numerous Events to Celebrate Cultural Diversity By: Andrew Tompkins Staff Writer Mace & Crown

Students from countries across the world will share in their experiences, heritage and customs during ODU’s International Education week. ODU honors International Education week from Nov. 12 through Nov.17, and will hold events sponsored by several cultural and ethnic student associations and groups. International Education week is described as a nationwide celebration of international exchange across all cultures around the globe. All events are open to the public and

traverse a variety of activities and speakers. International Education week gives students and staff a fun and easily accessible view into other cultures, and seeks to enlighten and broaden understandings of the many traditions, and beliefs, that make up the ODU community. International Education week commenced on Monday with the Diwali “Festival of Lights” at the Ted Constant Convocation center. India’s largest and most celebrated national holiday features the lighting of lamps and decorating of houses. Many Indians partake in a feast and bond together with close family and neighbors during the annual five day Diwali celebration.

Traditionally, lanterns and candles are lit up in homes and fireworks set off, to honor the holiday. The Diwali celebration at the Ted featured a variety of games and shows including bingo, raffles, an Indian themed fashion show, and cultural performances by both international and Indian students. Sponsored by the Indian Students Association the event was held as a celebration of Indian heritage, and a didactic for sharing cultural awareness. “We would like to give out knowledge about India, the festivals, the cultural diversity, promoting international integrity and intercultural engagement among several nationalities,” Indian Student Association’s Public Relations Officer Sai Tirumerla said. Additionally, the Muslim Student Association will sponsor two events including the

Islam Fair and the upcoming Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet Documentary and Panel. This will feature a documentary on the life of the Prophet, and a question and answer segment with the audience. Both events will seek to educate students about Islam and the Qura’an. President of the MSA Mazin Abuharaz addressed what they hope to accomplish through their events. “[We] hope to spread the sourced knowledge about the biography of the Prophet Muhammad and clear misconceptions about Islam, and enhance international students experience at ODU,” Abuharez said. Events for International Education week also include Emerging Issues in International Student and Scholar Exchange panel, Global Café: Austria, Soirée Poésie-An Evening of Poetry with the French club. Café 1201 will continued on A3

news Letter From the Editor Wednesday 11.14.2012 | MACE & CROWN | A2

Megan Jefferson Editor in Chief Derek Page News Editor Alyssa Narvell Arts & Entertainment Editor Ben Decowski Sports Editor Jessica Starr Copy Editor Ellison Gregg Photography Editor Jimmy Long Senior Graphic Designer James Porter II Advertising Director Megan Stamper Web Designer Steven Knauer Distribution Manager Charles Ordoqui News Assistant

Staff Writers: Alexander Rose Lauren Grant Elizabeth Bowry Jordan Jones Angel Dodson Daniel Felarca Allison Terres Timothy Fulghum Janah Stokes Jessica Scheck Gianina Thompson Staff Photographers: Lauren Makely Marlie De Clerck Rachel Chasin

Pod & Crown Debut To all readers, Check out the Mace and Crown’s brand new podcast section of the Mace’s website. Last week’s podcast focused on coverage from the recent

reelection of President Barack Obama and the voter turnout in Virginia. Not sure what a podcast is? Basically, once a week two to four people on staff at

Megan Jefferson Editor in Chief

the Mace and Crown will sit around and talk about the upcoming edition of the newspaper as well as campus events and other topics that will be interesting to ODU students. Go to our website at, scroll over

“multimedia” and click “podcasts.” Episode two: Election 2012 is our most recent and is free to listen to. Let us know what you think, leave a comment in the field underneath the episode. – Sean Burke

Restorative Justice By: Patrick Reilly Contributing Writer Mace & Crown

RJay Molina Emma Needham MaryAnn Jackson Lateesha Gloston Sarah Roby Andrew Tompkins Rashad Little Mitchell Brown Emma Hering Zuryna Smith Kadedra Holmes Kadeem Porter Taylor Roy AJ McCafferty

Mace & Crown is a newspaper published by and written for the students of Old Dominion once a week throughout each semester and once in the summer. Originally founded in 1930 as the The High Hat, the paper became the Mace & Crown in 1961. The Mace & Crown is a primarily self-supporting newspaper,maintaining journalistic independance from the university. All views expressed in this collegiate paper are those of the author, not of the University, Mace & Crown, or the editors. Contact Information: Phone: 757-683-3452 Fax: 757-683-3459 Advertising: 757-683-4773

Last week we started our canned food drive. It will be running until Nov. 23 if you would like to drop off a nonperishable item. The items will be donated to a local church the helps the homeless. Three Mace & Crown editorial board members will be graduating in December. Ben Decowski, Megan Stamper and Steven Knauer will be missed when they leave. They currently hold positions as the sports editor, website manager and distribution manager, respectively. The Mace & Crown is currently interviewing to fill their positions. We will hold interviews during activity hour at 12:30 p.m. in our

office located in the U-Center in Webb. They will begin on Thursday Nov. 15. Please email your resume and cover letter to The job descriptions are as follows: Sports Editor: know AP style, knowledge of all ODU sports, leadership skills, passion for reading and writing, availability on weekends and activity hour on Tuesday and Thursday, time management skills, communication skills and ability to delegate tasks Website Manager: knowledge of Wordpress, knowledge of plug-ins, knowledge of all social media outlets, internet access, interest in expanding multimedia, problem solving skills and time management skills

Re-thinking criminal justice practices

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Senior Writers: Brian Jerry

Readers of the Mace & Crown,

Distribution Manager: ability to lift 50 lbs., full availability on Wednesdays, time management skills, communication skills, knowledge of golf carts, knowledge of excel and ability to manage newspaper stands on campus The Mace & Crown meets every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in the U-Center located across from the Card Center in Webb. We welcome anyone who has a passion for reading, writing, editing and photography. If you wish to advertise with the Mace & Crown please contact James Porter at He can supply information on advertising costs and the classified section.

Elmar Weitekamp, professor of criminology, gave a presentation on restorative justice in the Webb Center on Friday, Nov. 9. The lecture was co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice and the International State Crime Research Consortium. Weitekamp described the origin of justice as revenge exacted as violent blood feuds between clans and tribes. He said that these feuds were often worked out through dialogue with the offender’s family meeting with the victim’s family and resolving the issue through agreements. Evidence of this behavior can be seen today in societies that have developed laws and penal systems. According to Weitekamp the justice system that is in place today rose with the establishment of states. With the establishment of the state came criminal justice. The state removed the original restorative justice and replaced it with a system of retribution. “If I inflict harm, the state does so in return; which I think is

counterproductive,” Weitekamp said. He described dialogue as a powerful tool to resolve crime in a community, especially with first time offenders. He reported that instances of low level crimes, such a theft or vandalism, could often be resolved when a perpetrator faced their victim and offered a sincere apology and with replacement of property. “Restorative justice is about getting all parties involved and finding a solution,” he said. Weitekamp stated resolutions like these keep people out prison. He said the US has one of the highest incarceration rates in the world. The current system here focuses on punishment and not rehabilitation of the criminal. He noted that the U.S. has a huge prison population that is expensive to maintain, especially as lifetime inmates age. The cost of healthcare is tremendous. ODU graduate student Leslie Quick said, “Restorative justice is a good idea, if we sit down the offender with the victim, we can solve more problems.” Weitekamp’s ideas of justice are as old as they are innovative. As other societies apply restorative justice, their success might be the model for a more successful system of justice in the United States.

Taking Your Degree to the Global Workplace By: Sean Burke Staff Writer Mace & Crown

On Thursday, the Career Management Center at ODU hosted Reality Check: Global Citizens. This seminar, featuring four guest panelists, focused on what to expect when transferring from school to a global centric workforce. The panel highlighted the importance of things like LinkedIn profiles, tailored resumes, and an attuned education. The panelist’s came from varied backgrounds. One was Hungarian and worked with NATO, two worked at charity organizations like Operation Smile, which have a worldwide focus, and one worked as a human resources consultant at a global freight company. Despite the professional

diversity, the message of the panel stayed cohesive; to get a job you need to have a good resume, present yourself well, and have a good education. The panel advocated the importance of a complete LinkedIn account. The site LinkedIn can be used to make a starting resume as well as connections in the global workplace. They noted having a profile with misspellings or that is sparse and misrepresentative of one’s goals can be more detrimental than helpful. The panelist suggested that students have someone else look over both their LinkedIn profile and their resume for errors. They also gave advice for people with little to no work experience. They said it is important to list one’s academic curriculum and volunteer experience. One of the things the panelist from NATO was very

adamant about was having second language skills. He said that in global workplaces it is important to be able to talk without an interpreter and it would be prudent to learn languages that are relevant in business and diplomacy. The panel then focused on how to conduct oneself in an interview. They said it is better to be overdressed than underdressed. As employers will ask about personal experience, they recommend having five stories about work experience ready to discuss. They also stressed researching the company to find how one can help the company and what skills you can bring to the table. The most important tip they gave was to practice having interviews with a family member or friend.


SGA Address Dear Monarchs,

I hope all is well my fellow peers. As we approach the end of the semester SGA wishes everyone the best with your academics, job hunts and extra-curricular activities. For those of our students who are looking at graduate school and preparation, the SGA will be releasing GMAT, GRE and LSAT practice tests to be available over the OCCS VCL system in the next few weeks for student use anywhere, anytime with a Midas log-in. We are currently still researching the MCAT systems that we can purchase licenses for but it is definitely on our radar. In other activities, we are done with our Voter Walk, but are working on a letter writing campaign. Some facts that students are unaware of the fact that over 50 percent of our students graduate in 6 years and that our student to faculty ratio is 21-1 when the Virginia average is 17-1. In order for us to compete with other institutions in not only this state but this world economy, we need additional funding for faculty members. Many students often complain because there is only one class of a certain subject taught each semester, or complain because some classes only are taught once a year, but with a limitation on faculty members we are ultimately limiting ourselves. As our institution continues to grow we must advocate for our financial

growth in accordance. Please join SGA by writing a letter to the governor. Our next letter writing event will be held in the Library on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Stop by our office in the U-Center of Webb to gain more information. In transportation news, we are advocating for the Mall-Shuttle to come back. We will hopefully see that start up in January. The SGA is also looking into other schools that may have “bike lanes” for bikers and long-boarders. We are still hosting our “reading day” survey and would like as many respondents as possible. Please check out the student announcements for the link. In other academic news, we were able to successfully advocate for the library remaining 24-7 from the end of Thanksgiving till the end of final exams. All four floors will be open and we should be able to utilize the facility sufficiently now. We hope you make the most out of it and ace your exams! We have a few other projects and tasks but if you would like to learn more, feel free to swing by and see us or email me at or mabde004@ Best regards to all my ODU family! Mariam Abdelhamid Student Body President 12’ - 13’

Global Monarch Club By: Derek Page New Editor Mace & Crown

Culture shock can be a daunting thing to deal with, especially while trying to balance a full course load. The Global Monarch Club seeks to ease the anxieties international students face trying to assimilate into American culture. The Global Monarch Club is a mentorship program that helps international students “navigate through a global society by learning about various cultures,” according to its website. Operating through the Office of Intercultural Relations, the GMC is one of three programs within the OIR that helps students bridge the cultural gap between American and international students. Sara Nobles, president of the GMC, said “mentorship” is just a technical term. “It’s more of a friendship program,” Nobles said. “There’s so much going on. They [international students] have questions, and they don’t know who to go to, so it’s good when you have a friend.” The club was formerly known as “Monarch Mentors,” but got a face-lift when Assistant Director Rachawan “Aey” Wongtrirat joined

the team. Shoaib Quader, an international student from India, is the graduate assistant of international initiative for the GMC and said students now have more control and leadership opportunities under the new platform. Speaking from experience as a mentee, Shoaib said “It was good to have a person be there to be your friend and help you adjust. I personally really benefited and that’s why I thought I would return the favor as a mentor.” He said it’s always good to know people from other cultures. Involvement with the GMC isn’t beneficial solely to international students. While the mentees struggle with their anxieties of living in a foreign place, the mentors are equally as nervous having to help bridge the cultural gap. “Even if you’re not culturally inclined, you can learn as you go,” Nobles said. While students must spend a semester as a mentor before applying for a leadership position, Nobles said it’s a great way to get cultural exposure and literacy. “If you do like it, it’s a great way to get your leadership experience for later in life.” The club is not exclusively for international students. While the majority of mentors are interna-

tional studies majors, any students who want to learn more about other cultures can join. “We want more people who want to be involved with the international community,” Nobles said. “We really want people besides international studies majors and students who have done study abroad, everyone who is interested in other cultures, in even the tiniest way, to get involved. If you can’t go to another country, we can bring it to you.” There are about 50 mentors and about 100 mentees. The students come from diverse nationalities, like Indian, Chinese, Korean, and others. Mentees fill out a preference sheet, specifying what they would like in their mentors. They can make a request by sex, academic interests and majors, and if the mentor is an undergraduate or graduate student. Executive members of the Global Monarch Club encourage anyone expressing an interest in becoming involved with an organization with members of diverse cultural backgrounds to contact them. Sara Nobles: snobl003@odu. edu Shoaib Quader: squader@odu. edu

continued from “Education Week” (A1) also host the annual International Night on Wednesday, where cuisine dishes from around the world will be available inside the cafeteria. In addition, an International Education Country Fair will take place on Wednesday in the North Mall of the Webb Center. This will showcase and allow students to “tour the world” by visiting each of the booths hosted by international students. Giving students an easy and accessible opportunity to talk to students from other

countries and gain an understanding of different cultural backgrounds. Saturday will conclude the International Education week festivities with International Children’s Day, sponsored by the African Caribbean Association and the Office of Intercultural Relations. Children’s Day will feature performances by ODU’s very own Ya Gamila!, Belly Dancing organization, and feature prominent author Asadah Kirkland.

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WEEKLYCRIMELOG 11/2 1:42 p.m. – Powhatan II – Vandalism Security Camera 10:00 p.m. – Village 7 – Sexual Assault 8:23 p.m. – Lot 50 – Arrest of Non-student for Liquor Law Violation 1:32 p.m. – Student Rec. Center – Student Arrested for Drunk in Public

11/3 12:08 a.m. – Village 7 – Student Arrested for Underage Possession of Alcohol 2:00 a.m. – 4700 Block Colley Ave. – Student Arrested for Brandishing Firearm 2:30 a.m. – 4700 Block Colley Ave. – Theft of iPhone 11:00 a.m. – District – Theft of Money from Vehicle 9:54 p.m. – 1600 Block 48 St. – Arrest of Non-Student on Outstanding Warrant

11.4 12:38 a.m. – Rogers Hall – Arrest for Curfew Violation NonStudent 12:43 a.m. – 1400 Block 42 St. – Student Arrested by NPD for Open Container 1:49 a.m. – Lion Fountain – Student Injured on Lion 1:00 a.m. – Chemistry Building – Domestic Argument 1:22 a.m. – 4100 Block Colley Ave. – Theft from Motor Vehicle 4:00 a.m. – 1000 Block 43 St. – Theft from Motor Vehicle 8:00 a.m. – 4500 Block Killam Ave. – Theft from Motor Vehicle 11:27 p.m. – Village POD Market – Fraudulent Use of Credit Card

11/5 – Webb Center – Suspicious Situation – Webb Center – Possible Scam for Money – Chemistry Building – Theft of Wallet – 800 Block 41 St. – Hit and Run Property Damage 6:00 p.m. – 1600 Block 48 St. – Vandalism to Building 9:05 a.m. – District– Discharge of Smoke Device 5:34 5:55 4:15 3:00

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11/6 11:30 p.m. – Whitehurst Hall – Odor of Marijuana 10:04 a.m. – Rogers East – Simple Assault of Student 4:30 p.m. – Village – Theft of Bicycle

11/7 12:25 a.m. – Powhatan I – Vandalism Broken Window 2:49 a.m. – Lion Fountain – Students Climbing on Lion



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arts entertainment

Rob Wilson OLD DOMINION Comic Takes Talent To Chicago By: Derek Page News Editor Mace & Crown Robert Wilson is a man of few words… that aren’t funny. As an actor and comedian, Wilson has an affinity for the stage and performance. Having done much in the realm of improvisational comedy, he has now turned an eye toward the “great and powerful monologue” as a stand-up comedian. A former theater student at Old Dominion University, Wilson worked in the Hampton Roads area with comedy troupes Plan B and The Pushers, as well as with the Virginia Stage Comedy. Since, Wilson has taken his talents to the Windy City where he was given the opportunity to train for free at The Annoyance, honing his comedic

skills with some of the cities most talented comedic performers. Wilson said he made the move not only for the opportunity to train with some of the city’s finest comedians, but because of the advice from fellow comedian Beatty Barnes. Barnes told Wilson “Tidewater is a great place to hone your craft, but you eventually have to go and show the world what you’ve been working on.” Wilson prefers improvisational comedy because “the idea of coming up with stuff on the spot is pretty fun,” and “kind of dangerous.” “It could always go wrong,” Wilson said. “You could not come up with stuff, freeze, but it’s an awesome achievement when you come through.” He said what is great about stand-up is the fact that he is shar-

ing something he put a lot of work into. “As a stand up you do everything. You think up the jokes, perform them… when the people laugh that is all your accomplishment. No one can say ‘I helped him.’ You achieved it all by yourself,” Wilson said. His biggest influences are Richard Pyror, Bill Cosby and Whoopi Goldberg. Currently, he’s been listening to a lot of Dick Gregory. Not everyone finds every comedian funny. Wilson uses the stiff audience members as motivation. “I believe that I can win any crowd. If they aren’t laughing then I just need to work harder,” Wilson said. For Wilson, comedy thrives on truth. A comedian interested in a subject has to work like a detective or journalist and expose every angle and be able to ask the inter-

esting questions. Wilson said, “That’s what makes people laugh. That face you make when you’re falling, the stupid messages you leave when you just broke up, the lies you tell when calling out sick. These are the

things that everyone knows are true but thought were secrets they kept from the world. Comedy for me is all about the journey to find that truth.” Go to for a Q & A with Wilson.

A Search for the Perfect Orchid An Inside Look at an Interdisciplinary Production By: Megan Stamper Website Designer Mace & Crown Genetic science is moving at the speed of light and physicians face ethical issues associated with the modern reproductive technology called PGD (pre-implantation genetic diagnosis). The Old Dominion University theatre department is performing “Orchids” to promote discussion about the ethical issues that PGD presents to physicians and expectant mothers. Jennifer Alonzo of ODU’s theatre department and Robin Blume from ODU’s philosophy department partnered on the project to provide a full view of the issue. According to the director, Alonzo, the play is interdisciplinary and asks us to look at a specific question from a variety of fields. “Something I want to bring to the undergraduates is the idea that all the disciplines have something to bring to the major questions in our world,” she said. The story is told through the eyes of four protagonists, each carrying an equal weight in the show. Heather and Rose are patients at the same fertility clinic. Heather has to use

in vitro fertilization to have a healthy pregnancy. Rose is undergoing PGD to screen her embryos for gene markers for Tourette’s syndrome, a medical disorder that runs in her family. Katie Prescott plays the role of Heather. Playing a character with Tourette’s syndrome challenged her. “I did not want to look like I was making fun of Tourette’s syndrome,” she said. Prescott relied on YouTube and people who are experienced with Tourette’s syndrome for inspiration. Rose struggles between being compelled to protect her baby by any means or suggesting that a life with a disability is not worth living. Dr. Staiman and Dr. Blume are physicians specializing in reproductive services. Dr. Staiman has an award-winning project altering the genes of orchids to create a perfect flower. Dr. Staiman feels positively about PGD, but is also sensitive to the patient’s choice to forgo the procedure. Jasmine Waters, who played Dr. Stainman, said, “I don’t agree with her, but she is really about personal choice. I am a lot more like her than I thought.” The orchids represent the women’s repro-

ductive organs from a physical perspective and they represent the altered embryos from another perspective. Dr. Stainman references “perfect orchids” throughout the play, and perfect orchids are synonymous with a perfect child, built through PGD technology. PGD allows women to screen embryos for genetic characteristics. The diagnosis allows women with genetic disabilities to select embryos with desirable genes without a genetic abortion. However the procedure is painful, expensive, and decreases the woman’s chance of pregnancy. As PGD becomes more advanced, common physicians expect that women will use the procedure for shallow purposes such as choosing the sex of a baby or desirable physical traits. The Jones Institute at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk is a leading center for reproductive medicine including IVF and PGD. “Orchids” was written in 1995 by Canadian playwright Jeff Nisker who was a scientist and physician in the infancy stages of PGD technologies. According to Nisker, the PGD technologies were too advanced for physicians at the time and he needed the public’s

opinion. “Just because we can do something, ought we do it?” he said. Nisker decided that theatre was the best way to present the ethical issues and scientific facts to the general public. “Orchids” is his first of seven plays about different issues in healthcare policy. Superstitions and traditions are an important part of performance art. The cast did a chant before the opening performance, according to Alonzo, that was brought to ODU by one of her first students. “It made me happy because it reminded me of my very first show here,” she said. Interpreting a play written by another person was nerve wrecking for Alonzo. But according to Nisker, it was a wonderful interpretation that brought tears to his eyes on opening night. Alonzo’s favorite part of the play is the choreography during the scene changes. “They take me on an emotional journey between scenes,” she said. “Orchids” is at the university’s Goode Theatre Thursday, Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at or at the box office.


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Travel the World

With Cafe 1201 MONARCH DINING FEATURES INTERNATIONAL CUISINE By: Alyssa Narvell Arts & Entertainment Editor Mace & Crown Monarch Dining will be transforming Café 1201 into a multicultural experience by hosting an International Night on Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. during the dinner meal period in honor of International Education Week this week. Café 1201 will feature an array of cuisines at every station including: German, Spanish, French, Hawaiian, Polish, Japanese, Greek, Italian, Vietnamese, Moroccan and Mexican. To enhance the international experience, Café 1201 will be decorated with the colors and

flags of the featured countries accompanied with international music to create an authentic atmosphere for students and staff. There will also be informational displays on the different featured foods and countries around the café. Monarch Dining will be partnering with the Office of Intercultural Relations to showcase a country fair that will feature informational displays about several countries and cultures. The International Education Week is from Nov. 12 to Nov. 16 and will showcase ODU’s diverse international community. The festival’s purpose is to give students and staff the chance to experience to “travel” the world without spending money, as well as to inspire students locally to succeed globally.


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A Battle on Senior Day

MONARCHS IMPROVE TO 9-1 IN A SENIOR DAY SHOWDOWN By: Jordan Jones Assistant Sports Editor Mace & Crown

Just as the old adage goes, “All good things must come to an end.” The Monarch faithful packed into S.B. Ballard stadium on Saturday, Nov. 10 to watch their team take on the Tribe from William & Mary (2-8, 1-6) in its last home game of the season. Several seniors were honored before the game and those in attendance saw a hotly contested game from the opening kickoff, ending in a 41-31 victory for Old Dominion University. Despite their poor overall record, the Tribe came ready to play. Wide receiver Tre McBride was a force, catching five passes for 123 yards. “Obviously we’re disappointed,” William and Mary head coach Jimmy Laycock said after the game, “ I thought we came in with a pretty good plan and played pretty well. There’s two things that hurt us. One, we were not consistent run-

Field hockey head coach Beth Anders wrapped up her 30 year career with ODU after the loss to No. 1 North Carolina on Nov. 11. Coach Anders is arguably the best field hockey coach ever. She has a career record of 561-136-7 and she was the first ever Division I coach to reach 500 wins. She also led the field hockey team to 15 CAA titles since the team joined the conference in 1991. Anders has also led 9 teams to NCAA Championship titles.

ning the ball on offense like we felt we needed to, and two, defensively I don’t think we tackled nearly as well as we needed to.” Old Dominion University (9-1, 6-1) started slow, perhaps taken back by the usually run-based Tribe offense going to more of a passing attack. The Monarchs gave up two long touchdown passes to William & Mary in the first quarter as the secondary struggled. “We didn’t expect the passing attack to be that dynamic,” ODU linebacker Craig Wilkins said. Not to be outdone, ODU’s offense quickly joined the party and it was a back and forth game from then on. Standout quarterback Taylor Heinecke had a strong day, passing for 291 yards and four touchdowns and playing a patient game against the number one William & Mary passing defense. Freshman phenom running back Tyree Lee had a career day on the ground, accounting for 167 yards on 28 carries with a touchdown to

The women’s basketball team defeated the Virginia Tech Hokies 55-35 in their regular season opener on Friday, Nov. 9. The lady Monarchs forced 16 turnovers and held the Hokies to a 19.6 field goal percentage. ODU grabbed 35 defensive rebounds in the game and won the overall battle on the glass with 47 rebounds to VT’s 37. Senior guard led the way with 17 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists. Sophomore forward Shae Kelley also had a strong game for the Lady Monarchs with 14 points and 9 rebounds.

Senior Forward Maartje van Rijswijk scored five goals in the field hockey team’s 6-1 victory over No. 9 Michigan in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday Nov. 10. The five goals tied the NCAA record for most in an NCAA tournament game. Maryland University’s Paula Infante also scored five goals in an NCAA tournament game in 2005. Sophomore midfielder Rosario Villagra scored the other goal for the Lady Monarchs as they cruised into the quarterfinals of the tournament, where they lost 3-1 to No. 1 North Carolina on Sunday Nov. 11.

the delight of his teammates and coaches. “Tyree’s been running hard lately.” Heinecke said. ODU head coach Bobby Wilder also weighed in on the performance. “That was really fun to watch.” This game was not devoid of explosive plays either when ODU’s Antonio Vaughn scooped up a bouncing punt and returned it 70 yards for a touchdown during the second quarter. “I was just trying to make a play,” Vaughn said, “I

went on and picked it up, broke one tackle, and saw daylight.” After the shootout in the first half, which saw both teams combine to score 55 points, the second slowed to a crawl as the Monarch defense stiffened, holding the Tribe to only three points. “Exciting, what a game,” coach Wilder said, “that was really a lot of fun, a lot of fun to coach in. I thought both teams just competed well. I felt like the difference was

the turnovers. They had three turnovers and we had none.” Ultimately Old Dominion reigned victorious and proved to be the better team. They are one game away from finishing the season with ten wins and one loss, and although they are not eligible to win the league championship due to their impending defection from the Colonial Athletic Association, they can win a “mythical” title and hopefully a high playoff bid.






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Sayling Away Erik Saylor is Enjoying his Final Year as a Monarch By: Matt O’brien Contributing Writer Mace & Crown As the end of the regular season grows closer, we will soon see the end of an era for the Old Dominion University football program. This marks the final year for the inaugural recruiting class that started from scratch in 2008. Many of those players are now playing vital roles in the Monarchs current success on the field. One of the biggest components is defensive end Erik Saylor. Saylor was one of 15 other players that redshirted during the 2008 season and his presence has been felt ever since. In each of his four seasons he has played in at least eight games and recorded two sacks. His durability, leadership, and experience have made him the foundation of the Monarch defense.

Statistically, Saylor is having his best season to date here at ODU. He ranks fourth in assists and leads in fumble recoveries. He has developed a reputation as a player who seems to always be around the ball. Saylor continues to demonstrate his leadership qualities by consistently making big plays at crucial times during the game. He had a key pass deflection that led to an interception in a victory at Towson on Oct. 20. More recently, he had a huge sack to prevent Delaware from tying the game on a two-point conversion on Oct. 27. “That one felt good,” he said. “That was a big win for us. We really wanted that one especially since they beat us last year.” Saylor credits his teammates for his own personal success this year. “I’m being put in good spots to make these plays,” he said. Although he is happy with where

Wednesday 11.14.2012 | MACE & CROWN | C2 the team is he knows he and his teammates need to stay focused and not let thoughts of the postseason get to them. “As a defense we can improve our tackling. Missed tackles [are] something we struggle with.” Saylor’s very first experience with football came when he was just seven years old and it was by accident. While coming home from a family vacation he saw a group of kids signing up to play. “It was really just because I saw other kids doing it, I asked my dad to help and it’s been a part of my life ever since,” he said. Saylor cites his father as one of his biggest inspirations both on and off the field. Scott Saylor played football at West Virginia University and played one season of NFL football. “He knew what it took to get there, what makes you a great player and I’ve looked up to him throughout my football career.” As Saylor reflects on his time with ODU, he is happy with his decision. “I really wanted to be part of history,” he said. Saylor had offers out of high school from pro-

grams that were more established. “There are only so many times you can be the first person to do a certain thing.” Saylor said. From everything he saw and from what coaches told him, he knew the potential was great at ODU. Over the years he has seen the program grow and gain respect and become what it is today. The camaraderie that this program has built between these original recruits is special.

“We are a family,” he said. “We are so close. Not being around them on a daily basis will be different.” Saylor has a plan, whether it involves football or not. Law enforcement interests him, specifically federal law if football is not in his future. “One of my biggest goals coming into this year was to have no regrets going out,” he said. “I have absolutely none.”

Monarchs Host Tournament to Tip-Off the 2012-13 Season By: Sarah Condon Contributing Writer Mace & Crown Eager Monarch fans welcomed the anticipated debut of college basketball Friday, Nov. 9 as the beginning of the 2012-13 season went into effect. The Monarchs men’s basketball team opened the NCAA regular season as they hosted this year’s Liberty Tax Classic at the Ted Constant Convocation Center.

Presented by Athletes in Action, the tournament featured ODU, Holy Cross, Morgan State and the University of Texas at San Antonio, providing fans with exciting team matchups and an overall solid weekend of basketball. The Monarchs’ first game of the series was against the Holy Cross Crusaders; a small university outside Worcester, Mass. Led by third year head coach, Milan Brown, the Crusaders finished their 2011-12 season with

an overall record of 15-14, finishing fourth in the Patriot League. The Monarchs finished their 2011-12 season with a record of 22-14, ending the season at fourth place in the Colonial Athletic Association Conference. The Monarchs proved themselves by making a strong presence in the NCAA last year, including being ranked among the nation’s top 50 in scoring defense as well as ranked No. 10 in the nation in steals. This game also marked the Monarchs’

first encounter with the Crusaders in school history. Even though ODU proved to be a strong competitor, the Crusaders’ unique game pace and strong offense provided difficulty for Old Dominion and the Monarchs were defeated in a close game 45-46. The Monarchs and Crusaders both came out strong during the beginning of the first half, but pre-season habits and tendencies showed through each team throughout the game. With the Crusaders continuously changing defenses, ODU had trouble with the pressure sophomore guard Justin Burrell placed on ODU’s point guards from the moment the ball was put into play. Midway through the first half, however, the Monarchs broke the Crusader’s 2-3 zone by utilizing some of their players’ heights and found open opportunities down low. Although this provided the Monarchs with easy field goals, the opportunities resulted in ODU forcing anticipated passes and plays where some players weren’t open. Holy Cross led 22-18 at the end of the first half. The Monarchs gave it their all in the second half and kept themselves in the game. With 12 seconds remaining, redshirt sopomore guard Dimitri Batten hit a shot to tie the game up at 45. The Monarchs fouled freshman guard Cullen Hamilton following the basket and sent him to the line. Hamilton made one of his two free throws to put Holy Cross up 46-45 and give them the win. ODU struggled from the field during the game, shooting only 39 percent on the night. The team also failed to make any three point shots. The Monarchs did out-rebound the Crusaders 43-30, but could not take advantage of it. Burrell and Hamilton both played well for Holy Cross, putting up 15 points each. It was a tough game for the Monarchs and it really brought to light the effects of losing players like Kent Bazemore and Chris Cooper to graduation after last season. It may take ODU some time to figure out who their new “go-to” guy will be, and fortunately they still have time to do that.


Maine 51 Georgia State 7 Villanova 35 James Madison 20


Old Dominion 41 William & Mary 31

11/10 Hofstra 52 Texas 72 Manhattan 60 Towson 63 11/09 Delaware 63 Sam Houston State 31 West Virginia 76 UNC Wilmington 47 Central Florida 50 Georgia State 64

Connecticut 2 Northeastern 1 Drexel 0 Princeton 5

Virginia 78 James Madison 57 Providence 50 Drexel 60 Oakland 62 George Mason 58 William & Mary 62 East Carolina 68 Virginia Tech 35 Old Dominion 55 Hofstra 77 Stetson 75

MEN’S BASKETBALL 11/ 17 at Cleveland State 11/21 vs. VMI 11/24 vs. Murray State

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 11/17 vs. VCU 11/20 at Maryland Eastern Shore

FOOTBALL 11/17 at James Madison

WRESTLING 11/16 vs. Wisconsin

SWIM AND DIVE 11/16 Nike Cup (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 11/17 Nike Cup (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 11/18 Nike Cup (Chapel Hill, N.C.)

Drexel 1 Hofstra 1 Northeastern 5 James Madison 0



Towson 41 Rhode Island 10

Old Dominion 6 Michigan 1


Richmond 23 Delaware 17



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Old Dominion 72 Morgan State 61 Liberty Tax Classic *

Duke 74 Georgia State 55 Kent State 66 Drexel 62

La Salle 73 Delaware 66

Monmouth 91 Hofstra 62


Northeastern 65 Boston University 64

William & Mary 69 Hampton 51 College of Charleston 75 Towson 58 Old Dominion 45 Holy Cross 46 Liberty Tax Classic *

George Mason 63 Virginia 59


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Star Wars: The Old Republic 10 Fall Trends That You Will Actually Wear

It’s Not Even Old Yet... By: Steven Knauer Distibution Manager Mace & Crown

Not even a year after its release, Bioware’s “Star Wars: The Old Republic” is going free to play. Falling under one million subscribers, “SWOTOR” did not live up to expectations and soon fell into the pit that every MMORPG seems to find today. With three years of anticipation, “SWOTOR” promised to deliver a massive multiplayer experience that included an iconic “Bioware” style story with choices, alignments and characters. It also promised to make the multiplayer world more accessible to single-player mindsets by allowing a player to have computer controlled allies. These things were well executed and generally well received, but there was just one thing that broke the deal. Combat in “SWOTOR” is exactly how it is in “World of Warcraft.” The player inputs skills via the numbers on the top of a keyboard and watches a cool down timer, then rinse and repeat. “World of Warcraft” may be a popular game, but nearly every game that copies its formula fails.

Meanwhile, the only people who are looking to play a new MMORPG most likely don’t like current ones, so borrowing from an existing one will only hurt a title. I personally was very excited for the game and pre-ordered it for when it came out. I loved the way the story felt and the way it looked. However, the combat was extremely boring and not different at all, unlike the rest of the game. It disheartens me to see a “Bioware” product do poorly as I have been a fan of them for a long time, but this goes to show that if the MMORPG scene is going to be broken into, innovation must occur. What I wouldn’t have given to be able to actually swing a light saber or shoot a blaster with a click like in a game like “Skyrim,” but still set in the same exact setting as the current game. This isn’t to say free to play games are all bad, but when a game comes out with a subscription model and it very quickly drops that to entice players, there is obviously a core problem with it. Hopefully “Bioware” is able to pull this game out of the pit and make it worth playing again, as I am sure they’re capable of doing.

ADVICE COLUMN Eryn, My Facebook news feed is constantly being bombarded with people from my high school class posting images of their engagement rings or images of their growing baby. I am about to be 23 and I feel like I am so behind in life. This is my fifth year in college and all I have to show for myself is the 93 percent complete bar on Degree Works. I will graduate in May, but I feel like even getting a degree isn’t enough for people at my age anymore. What is wrong with the world? Sincerely, Fifth Year Senior Dear Fifth Year Senior, In a world where everyone wants to grow up as quickly as possible, this feeling is absolutely normal. Look at where you are in life and how far you have come. You are so close to graduating, which is more than

By: Eryn Tolley

By: Emma Herring Staff Writer Mace & Crown Now that our clocks have fallen back, it’s time to take our fall wardrobe forward. Each season tempts us with low-priced fast fashion, however, these pieces aren’t worn regularly and don’t last long. At the beginning of the season, it’s inevitable to want new things to wear, but don’t rush to the most budget friendly items in the mall. Do some research and figure out what trends will not only last, but can also adapt to any trend or season. The first item, which should be a staple in every woman’s closet, is a tailored blazer. Sure the brightly colored and boldly printed blazers are great, but investing in a well-fitted blazer will last years. A blazer can transcend the styles, from preppy to edgy. Scarves are the easiest way to add interest to any ensemble. Other than providing extra warmth, the versatility of a scarf is endless. A scarf can be tied in a gazillion of ways, worn around your hair or tied to a purse. Whatever the use, a scarf will add interest and personality. A pea coat is one of the most classic styles of outerwear. Most pea coats are made of wool, which promises a warm layer and stylish look. Depending upon the color or embellishment, a pea coat can also appeal to buttoned-up or all black styles. Although riding boots first made their appearance a few years ago, the fashion is still relevant. There are numerous styles, colors and varieties to choose from, but it’s best to invest in a genuine leather pair since these boots will become a go-to on chilly days. Bracelet stacks, also known as arm parties, are hard to avoid between Instagram and Pinterest. However, this trend is a great way to show off personal style and wear all those bracelets sitting in your jewelry box and will fit well with day or night styles. An easy way to add interest to your fall look is to add vibrant colors. Take a second look at that color wheel from art class and begin mixing together colors

many people can say. Your high school class may post all of those great photos, but they could be miserable in life. Society has popularized marriage and family without focusing on the fact that it is a huge commitment, one that should not be rushed into. At 23, you still have plenty of time on your side. Don’t compare your life to theirs or feel the need to conform to what everyone else is doing. Be yourself and these special life events will come when the time is right. As for your Facebook news feed, look at those pictures as motivation to achieve your goals. In regards to your college career and future career, work on your own goals and maybe try a few new things in life. Join a new student organization or try a new hobby and make the best of the remainder of your time in college and the rest will eventually fall into place. There is always going to be that anxiety about what comes after gradua-

for a bold look. There are also many styles available in stores where the garment itself is color blocked. Another color trend that has influenced fall is denim. Brightly colored denim will refresh your old blues. Printed and textured denim has also proven to be a steady trend this season. The loafer has continued past spring and into the fall season. These loafers are embellished, printed or come in lovely colors. It is fun to mix loafers with different styles and will help break the ballet flat rut. You should also not be afraid to embrace your inner nerdiness this season. Tech cases have become one of the biggest trends in fall accessories. There are tons of great patterns to choose from, however, make sure you are paying for function as well as fashion. Faux fur is a friendly option, for wallets and animals, to stay warm this season. Manufacturers and designers have made it easy by creating cardigans and coats with detachable collars for more options. And what better than to add a little luxe to your look? Don’t forget to personalize these looks with fun, inexpensive items that complete the look. With the addition of these trends to your fall wardrobe, you will find yourself warm, stylish and content with your shopping decisions.

tion, but the important thing to remember is that you have done your best. Sincerely, Eryn Eryn, Do you have any tips for transfer students who commute to ODU to get involved and feel a part of the campus since they haven’t been there from the start? Sincerely, A Student Out of the Loop Dear A Student Out of the Loop, As a transfer student myself, I spent the first year at ODU simply going to class and leaving. I did not participate in school activities and I did not feel involved at all. The first step I took was getting involved with the Mace and Crown, and being a part of the paper has made me feel more connected to

the campus and students. Thus, the number one thing I would suggest to transfer students is to get involved in an organization or club. If you do not want to drive back and forth all the time, find one that you can get involved with during the day while you are on campus. The ODU website has a list of all the student organizations on campus and there are many to choose from. Another thing I would suggest is going to the football games or any other sports event you might be interested in as events are a great place to meet new people and to feel like you are part of the school. Don’t be afraid to try something new! Sincerely, Eryn Don’t forget to send in your questions to!


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Got My Head Caught in the Cloud Atlas

By: Sean Burke Staff Writer Mace & Crown The newest movie by the Wachowski siblings and Tom Tykwer, “Cloud Atlas,” includes an array of genres with hints of science fiction, fantasy, crime drama, romance and historical fiction. The settings range from sailing ships in the age of the civil war all the way to two separate and far flung dystopian futures. All the settings and story lines are tied together by basic themes, repeated dialogue and the actors portraying multiple characters in each story. In “Cloud Atlas,” each major character has up to six roles that they play. However, each character retains its own traits and oftentimes it is hard to tell where the

cast intersections are. I would not be surprised if the makeup and production teams will be nominated for awards at the end of the year for character design and costume execution. The actors themselves do a stunning job of keeping in character for each of their roles and do a tremendous job in bringing all of them to life. Even if “Cloud Atlas” was split into six separate stories, they would be great stories individually. But since they were all tied into one another through ancestry, circumstance, zealotry and cosmic continuity, this movie becomes more than the sum of its parts. We get a new and long narrative spanning over thousands of years connected by small strings of what some would call coincidence. A crime drama by itself can be

Ace of the Mace

Time for a Resurrection By: Ben Decowski Sports Editor Mace & Crown Do you feel that empty space? No, not in your heart, that place is still filled with affection for the returning basketball Monarchs. A little higher up though, in that space right above your upper lip and just below your nostrils. That place that feels like it’s missing something, almost like it lost an arm or a leg. It’s cold, empty, exposed… barren. It desperately yearns for the return of the fake mustaches that had given it power and meaning. The same fake mustaches that struck fear into opposing teams who

thought they had enough courage to challenge the reign of the Monarchs. The fake mustaches that dared ODU’s rivals to drive to the net, just so they could suffer utter rejection by the Monarch defense in front of the thousands watching. The fake mustaches that made the students head coach Blaine Taylor for a day. Those mustaches are gone, leaving a feeble stretch of skin in its place. They lost meaning when coach Taylor did away with his and went for a cleaner look. He is their leader after all, the “head stache” if you will. Without coach Taylor’s genuine mustache to lead the way, all of the fakes became foolish and

so-so, but often times those movies don’t have a message much different from “crime doesn’t pay.” But in “Cloud Atlas,” the story changes and takes on depth when you add in the twist, as it adds depth and personality to a large character. Major themes that run through “Cloud Atlas” are slavery, choice, freedom, secrets, duality, love and transcending barriers. These themes are not separated into individual plot lines, but instead made appearances throughout the movie, particularly the concept of transcending barriers. The barriers are the reason that so few actors played so many roles and why there are physical and verbal ties between story lines. The directors wanted to hammer home that throughout time we are all connected and that elements such as love and passion can follow those connections into our present lives. So does this all come together? Is the movie “Cloud Atlas” good? Well, it depends on your taste. The three hour runtime of the movie can detract from mass appeal plus the plot makes you engage in critical thinking, which might not please everyone. I personally think that this movie is one of the greatest of our time and should be seen by as many people as possible. I recommend it with the caveats that it can both overstay its welcome and can be hard to discern at times. powerless. They need their leader back so it can give them life again. It is time to call for the return of the “head stache.” Coach Taylor has been a legend to Monarch fans and it was their way of honoring him. He could not possibly have known the void that his deceased mustache would leave, but it has become clear that a resurrection is needed. It became part of the Monarch way, and without it, the fans are left naked. Coach Taylor has been a genius on the court and knows how to prepare a team, but it was his mustache that got the crowd involved. It made the fans part of a tradition, and a winning one at that. It is what made them cheer with such conviction, knowing that with the power of the mustache, they could take on anyone. So for the sake of the fans, coach Taylor, bring back the stache.

The Blue List Unbound, Undefined and Uncensored : The Ty Marquis Experience By: Dominique Bailey Staff Writer Mace & Crown

Frequent Old Dominion performer, Ty Marquis Smith, released his newest album, “The Timeless Album,” this past summer and is currently preparing for his upcoming tour. Returning to his jazz beginnings, Smith delights fans new and old with this ten track instrumental album. “The Timeless Album” begins with a mellow intro song that is followed by the more upbeat tune “Getting It In.” As the title suggest, “Getting It In” is sure to energize listeners and have them swaying and snapping their fingers alongside the funky piano riffs. The bright, soothing vibe continues through the middle of the album and slows down with the track “Prelude to Sex.” Smith ends the album with “A Child’s Heart,” a bittersweet tune that will have listeners yearning for just one more song. The album is an effortless blend of styles and will fill you with a range of emotions. Smith is an Illinois native and the son of a Chicagoan saxophone legend. With music in his blood, it is no surprise that Smith began his musical career at the tender age of 17. At 17, Smith was the drummer, and eventually the keyboardist, on a major tour with guitarist Eddie Fisher. He also began writing and composing for other music artists during that same year. Proud and inspired by his East St. Louis roots, Smith uses the raw, unbound energy that surrounded him there to push his music to a higher level. Smith also incorporates the experiences that his Marine Corp background and world travels have allowed him into his music. Describing his music as “totally out [of] the box,” Smith transcends genre boundaries. “Whatever has been done in jazz, hip-hop, R&B–I want to be different,” Smith said. And different he is as he doesn’t allow his voice to be censored. Following in the footsteps of his favorite artist Jay-Z, Smith speaks on the realities of the world. He doesn’t hold back and often finds that his lyrics say what everyone else is thinking, but is too afraid to verbalize. Young, talented and driven, Smith was featured as an opening act for a variety of musicians during the beginning stages of his career, including legendary musician Joe Sample. It was that very show that Smith received three standing ovations. “I just remember thinking, ‘Wow, I can actually do this’,” Smith said. Filled with confidence and awe, Smith noticed Joe Sample standing backstage waiting to take the stage

himself. “I’d walked off the stage after the final standing ovation and I noticed Joe standing there. I just walked up to him, handed him a copy of my album and told him, ‘Now the stage is hot for you’.” Confident he was on the right path, Smith continued to tour. During that period, he released two albums and started his own record label. Smith is the CEO and founder of TMS Records. TMS Records is based in Norfolk and also has a team located in the East St. Louis and Chicago area. Completely independent, Smith has been able to record and distribute his music and tour without any backing from a major record label. However, he has been approached many times to join different labels. Five years ago, Smith was offered a distribution deal with Sony Records. The offered deal would have given Sony Records publishing rights and over half of all profits made from CD sales. Refusing to give up his publishing rights and end up without the fruits of his labor, Smith declined the deal. Preferring the creative independence he currently has but remaining fond of the checks the major labels write, Smith is still in communication with record labels. Currently, Smith is gearing up for a tour with Norfolk based band Under Konstruction. He also is preparing for his fourth studio release, “The Patriarch,” which fans can expect in three months. Ty Marquis Smith is filled with talent and his endless love for music shines. Although a busy man, Smith takes the time to encourage and nurture upcoming music artists also. Urging all to simply “be yourself.” “I know exactly who I am. I don’t want to be like anyone else. Don’t be like anyone else, love yourself. Take the time to get to know yourself,” Smith said. Smith can be contacted at He also can be found on Facebook at “The Ty Marquis Smith Experience.” Also all albums are available at all major outlets, including iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby.


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creative enclave

Eden Rising

Roses Run Away

By: Racquel Braxton

Chapter 2: Incident By: Sean Burke My dreams that night are filled with horrors of being trapped. I was a bird in a cage that kept getting smaller until I was crushed. Then I transformed into a turtle. Able to roam as I please but unable to go anywhere quickly and constantly trapped in a shell; I was repeatedly caught by snakes that were ridiculously faster than me. They filled me with poison until I burst. Needless to say I do not feel rested when I wake. Or at least I think I woke. I open my eyes but there is still blackness. After shifting a little bit I realize I AM trapped. Maybe I’m still dreaming, I bite my hand to test this and sure enough pain blooms in my thumb, enough to make me whimper. I panic. Frantically, I try to find an escape, to wake to the horrible dreams that are still fresh in your mind is far worse than any physical torture that I’m subjected to day in and day out. Just when I don’t think I can take it and that all hope of seeing the outside world is lost I hear him. Crookshaw is speaking over what sounds like a megaphone to an extremely quiet crowd. “Ladies and gentlemen, we have a real treat today!” He says a bit to animatedly. His voice is unusually high and with a sound of madness that is irregular even for him. At this I’m more frightened than I was when I first woke. But I don’t move. Maybe I can hide in my box. Keep away from the man who continues his eerie monologue. “Yes. We do. It seems that some members of our staff do not feel that I am accommodating, or merciful. They feel, in fact that this wondrous circus is ‘hazardous to your health’ as some might say.” Crookshaw continues. The scars on Jeremiah’s body flash through my mind, and the scars on my feet and hands are not forgotten either. The circus is dangerous, everyone knows this. So why is Crookshaw bringing it up now? “Some may even want to, get out?” as soon as he says this I know it’s me he’s referring to. And I know what the box is as well. We use it to confine slaves and prisoners in before executions. This is an execution. Dread seeps through me and I struggle against the container again. As my eyes adjust I can see

nail marks, bloodstains, and etchings of condemned men, women and children. I know it’s over. It has to be. I almost miss it when he announces Jeremiah. Why is he here? What could he have done? For the matter, what did I do? Apparently I’m announced next because my cage door opens and primal instincts fling me into the open air. “…is the price of slander and distrust in your circus, your livelihood, and my life’s work!” Crookshaw finishes his speech and I can see even though this is a ceremony of judgment he has a smile as wide as his face can possibly allow. His face looks freakish tonight with yellow teeth showing past thin lips, and brown eyes focused on something in the air only he can see. The people in the crowd are all familiar faces. People I’ve worked with for years sitting in the stands silently, and obediently. Either out of fear or actual loyalty is not apparent. Some smile, some avert their eyes as mine flick past them. But eventually I’m staring at Jeremiah. He is holding one of the swords we use in dueling performances. The blade is stained and rusty but perceptibly sharp. One lays at my feet a well. Jeremiah looks dazed and confused, a thousand years older than how he looked last night. Robotically I pick up my sword. “That’s the spirit!” exclaims Crookshaw in encouragement, “this wouldn’t be a proper dual without two competitors!” He looks at the crowd, the smile still cracking his face unnaturally, “the stakes! The traitors,” so that’s my crime, “will fight to the death! The loser will be… well, dead. But, the victor will receive a week of reprieve to rejuvenate their body and recommit to the circus in the same way they were before!” It seems laughable! Die, or don’t die but continue being tortured in a mere reprieve of 7 days. What kind of choice is that? Apparently it’s none at all to Jeremiah. He puts his sword down and says one word. The most important word I’ve ever heard him say before. It’s weak and hoarse but full of power. “No.” Then the whip falls. Hard and fast on his cheek, then his back, then his back again, and again. Jeremiah is beaten for four minutes. Security usually used to contain the crowd ties the sword tied to his

hand and he is forced to stand. Before, he looked old, now he looks dead. “Now!” resumes Crookshaw, “Without further questioning I’d like to see some blood!” He is screaming now, the look on his face is not a smile but the fiercest frown I have ever seen. Red covers his face as if he is trying to make us both to explode by glaring. I lift my sword into the readied position and begin to circle. Jeremiah looks at me sadly and shakes his head. But he too begins to circle. He raises his sword above his head with both hands and picks up a pace. Before I am about to begin my run at him he mouths the second most important word I’ve heard him say, run. He then turns to dash at Crookshaw. Chaos is the only way to describe what happens next. Crookshaw stumbles backward, receiving a cut on the face across his cheek. The handlers that have had us surrounded abandon their positions to subdue Jeremiah. They abandon me though. I see the Exit at my back and decide it is only the best option to follow the advice of a dying man. To run. I sprint through the tent flap to the courtyard where customers are still waiting for the next show. They see me and cheer; some say I’m supposed to be dead. And maybe I am. But for now I have breath and I run. Bursting through waiting crowds of people outside the main tent I sprint for the gates of the compound, high walls made of thick cement with large steel doors. These doors start to close and I have to slide underneath them to escape. And I can’t believe it, but I did. I check myself for holes. For any injury I find only a scratch on my calf from sliding. Everything else is fine. I jog further away into the crowds outside the compound before I hear it… Machine guns jump to life, mowing down the crowds that were trapped inside.

Wind blows, but my love for you is strong. I always wanted our love to last long. I’m thinking about how our love is crumbling. I was falling for you, but now I stumbling. Even though we’re still togetherI don’t think we can make it through this stormy weather. Now I’m sitting in a field wondering where our love is going then I feel the cold, harsh wind pass me by. I see blue rose petals in the sky. Even roses run away. So maybe you won’t love me anymore someday. I get up then walk a few feet and see the blue rose petals on the ground. It makes me think maybe you’ll come back around. So even though my rose may run away, it may come back some day.

for Breath

By: Will Wilson Oh short and sweet rhythm, merging with my body’s cells. You go deeper than physically possible. Often forgotten, taken for granted, made miniscule when you’re so much more. Early on, I’d thought you’d last forever. I never used to struggle over the possibility you could leave me never to return— render me paralyzed by the undertaker’s touch. Today, I understand one day we shall part. When my ears have grown deaf and I am unable to hear your song— you filling my lungs with the rosy essence of morning’s come. Without you, barred beneath brown soil untouched by assurance of a new day, I shall become a distant memory left to revel on the tongues of those who knew us when we were together.

The Caterpillar’s Haiku By: Will Wilson

Balanced on the bough— the caterpillar inches forward towards change. Bound by duty—you come to life ready to be reborn, a new form. Breaking free—taking the wayward butterfly to new heights. Pure freedom.


photography Wednesday 11.14.2012 | MACE & CROWN | F1

The ODU marching band performed the songs of our military branches during half-time at the football game against William & Mary.

Freshman guard Keenan Palmore picked up nine points and nine rebounds in his ODU debut.

The Monarchs improved to 9-1 on the season after defeating William & Mary 41-31 on senior night.

Senior forward Yannick Smith was named to the Capital One Academic All-District III men’s soccer team.

Big Blue crowd surfs up to the top of the student section.


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The American Flag is a beloved symbol for all branches of the military.

Freshman guard Keenan Palmore scored 12 points in ODU’s first win of the season over Morgan State.


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ACROSS 1. Makes a mistake 5. “Wise” birds 9. Information 13. Bottomless 14. Angers 16. A Freudian stage 17. Big party 18. Courageous 19. Somersault 20. Muse of love poetry 22. Crisis 24. Bluefin 26. Operatic solos 27. Not success 30. Necessitate 33. Incursion 35. Church council 37. 52 in Roman numerals 38. Licoricelike flavor

41. Loving murmur 42. Water lily 45. Boxing 48. Women’s stockings 51. Daytime performance 52. Pieces 54. A territorial unit of Greece 55. Something that hinders (figurative) 59. Merriment 62. Bright thought 63. Leave out 65. Container weight 66. Misplaced 67. Carnival attractions 68. Decorative case 69. If not 70. Fender blemish 71. Bambi was one

DOWN 1. Border 2. Back 3. Einstein’s theory 4. Food turner 5. Sphere 6. Cable 7. Andean animal 8. Spartan 9. Venture to say 10. Nameless 11. After-bath powder 12. Friend 15. Small finch 21. Burden 23. Handguns 25. Diva’s solo 27. Saturate 28. Negatively charged particle 29. Many millennia 31. Burn

32. Not tight 34. Bite 36. A hemispherical roof 39. Total 40. Quaint outburst 43. Emit long loud cries 44. Male offspring 46. Bit of gossip 47. Not excessive 49. Fertilizer ingredient 50. Impassive 53. Malicious 55. 5280 feet 56. False god 57. Not more 58. Biblical garden 60. Not false 61. Inheritor 64. Eastern Standard Time



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Intercultural Relations

Solutions Vol. 55, Issue 10

International Festival 2013 - Save the Date! Embark upon our annual global extravaganza! Ted Constant Center April 7th, 2013 12 pm - 5 pm For more information, visit http://studentaffairs. or contact us at: (757) 683-4406

The Indian Students Association and Office of Intercultural Relations present: Diwali! Celebrate the Indian Festival of Lights with dance performances, a fashion show, Indian food and play games for a chance to win fabulous prizes! Monday, November 12th 2012 TED Convocation Center 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Free and open to the public For more info contact OIR at: (757) 683 4406

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