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WEDNESDAY | 10.10.2012 MaceandCROWN.COM | Vol. 55, Issue 6
Dustin Lance Black Speaks for the Outsiders at ODU By: Megan Stamper Webmaster Mace & Crown
Award-winning screenwriter and gay rights advocate Dustin Lance Black spoke of encouragement, love and acceptance through story-telling, not only stories about gay and lesbian people, but about anyone who ever felt a disconnect from the cookie cutter mold. Black’s play, “8,” about the California ballot proposition to ban gay marriage, was performed Oct. 3 through Oct. 5 at the University Theatre in the village. continued on B2
A Blessing in Disguise
By: Brian Bowden Staff Writer Mace & Crown
Old Dominion University redshirt senior Thomas Wilde wasn’t really into golf when he was a kid, “I used to play sports like soccer and squash,” Wilde said. He can thank a serious childhood problem he had when he was 14 years old for initially launching his golf career, “I had a blood disorder which meant I couldn’t play contact sports for about 6-10 months and my dad gave me a golf club,” Wilde said. continued on C2
Ace of the Mace By: Ben Decowski Sports Editor Mace & Crown
Single-game eliminations and new franchise playoff appearances? It sounds like Major League Baseball took a few tips from the National Football League this year. After the Houston Texans made their first NFL playoff appearance in franchise history last year, the Washington Nationals are doing the same in the Major Leagues this year. continued on D1
A Dozen Years of Pride Monarchs’ Twelfth Year of Homecoming Week By: Steven Knauer Distribution Manager Mace & Crown This week marks the twelfth annual Homecoming Week for Old Dominion University. Although Monarchs have held homecoming days as far back as the 1960s, the university had a decline in school spirit until the year 2000. According to Joshua Darr, the Program Assistant for the Office of Student Activity and Leadership and Marketing Director of Student Activities Council (SAC), the revitalization of homecoming was thanks to the Student Government Association (SGA) who not only brought it back, but made it a week-long event. This enthusiasm remains today and is clearly on the rise thanks to the return of a football team. This year’s theme, “Cirque Du Monarch,” is meant to compare ODU to a circus. “It relates to how much really goes on here at ODU,” Darr says. “Between academics, work, and student involvement, there is always something happening on campus, similar to a circus. Sometimes, campus even looks that way.” With this theme come attractions in a similar vein. A ferris wheel will be in the middle of Kaufman Mall on Thursday, Oct. 11, as well as a step show dubbed “The Ringmaster 2012,” which will take place on the same day at 7 p.m. As opposed to the free ferris wheel, the Step Show costs $5 until the day of the show at the Ted Constant Center box office. Rap artists 2Chainz & Meek Mill
hold the title of the Homecoming Concert of 2012, showing at 7 p.m. on Friday. The tickets for this show are $15 for students and $25 for the general public. All of these events are thanks to SAC and SGA’s contributions. For those who don’t wish to spend any money but want to show their school spirit, there are plenty of free events throughout the week as well. The first event is a comedy show on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 8 p.m. in North Café. A ticket is needed but can be picked up for free at the front desk. The comedy show will feature sketches by Omid Singh, Ali Wong and Red Grant. Game day will be kicked off with a parade starting at 11 a.m., featuring floats from many student organizations, various sports teams and the Marching Monarchs. The parade can be seen from all around campus. The route will begin on the corner of 43 Street and Powhatan Avenue. The route will proceed down Powhatan, making a left on 49 Street, then continuing the down Hampton Boulevard and completing the festivities by making their way up 43 Street. Starting at 12:30 p.m. on Kaufman Mall, the tailgate will have a live band and feature the football team and the Marching Monarchs as they meet the fans before the game. The football game is sold out, but fans are encouraged to wear blue throughout the day to show their school spirit. There is also a fireworks display at 7 p.m. on Kaufman Mall following the football game on Saturday. The fireworks will be shot off the
roof of Webb Center. Following this, the student organization the F.O.R.E.I.G.N.E.R.S. have put together the homecoming ball at 8 p.m. in North Café. Since 2006, the F.O.R.E.I.G.N.E.R.S. have hosted the homecoming ball to finish off Homecoming Week. The ball will include food, music, formal dress and raffles all for free with an ODU ID. Raffle prizes include a 16
mega-pixel digital camera, a tablet and various gift cards. Holding the title of “Best Program of the Year” for 2010, the F.O.R.E.I.G.N.E.R.S. are confident in their ability to deliver. Being an organization built around developing relations between international and American students, vice president of the organization, Ashley Barlow, says “we decided to throw a main event where everyone shows up and get to know each other and get to know how beautiful it is to meet people that are different from us … We do this event every year to remind everyone that all of us are foreign to the campus and not to each other.” While the SGA was the first organization to bring homecoming back to ODU, Mariam Abdelhamid, president of SGA, attributes much of the recent success to the Student Activities Council by saying, “Over the past few years, the Student Activities Council (SAC) has taken it on and have done a magnificent job of incorporating a concert, a step show, a comedy show, a football game, a parade, and so much more, into what is now a thriving ODU tradition.” With SGA and SAC’s combined efforts, the twelfth consistent year of homecoming week comes with plenty to do and see, allowing all students to show their Monarch Pride.
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Letter From the Editor Readers of the Mace & Crown,
As everyone scurried home for fall break, the staff at the Mace & Crown stayed behind to create this issue for you. This issue is a special one and should be kept for many reasons. First, this issue outlines the events that various ODU organizations are hosting for you to get into the homecoming mood. On the front page, you can find an article that provides more detail about those events that you see advertised all around campus and online. The who, what, when and where is all in one place.
Secondly, the center page spread is removable. You can use it at the homecoming football game to show your support for ODU. If you didn’t get a ticket to the game, it can be your road map to other festivities. After homecoming is over, it can be a decoration in your dorm room as a memento of the great weekend we all had. Lastly, this issue is a prelude to next week’s paper. Next week we plan to fill you in on all the activities that you may or may not have attended over the homecoming week. Also, be sure to pick up next week’s paper for twice the photographs in the photography section from the events
Dr. Declan De Paor
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By: Justin McLawhorn Contributing Writer Mace & Crown As a physicist, Declan De Paor, Ph.D., does much research outside of his lectures about geophysics, his particular field. However, Dr. De Paor also does research into becoming an effective teacher and mentor as well. This allows him to be one of the more popular professors on campus with the students who enroll in his courses. De Paor first got into physics in the ‘60s during his time at the National University of Ireland in Dublin. First year students must take four of six science
courses from mathematics, physics, mathematical physics, geology, biology or chemistry. The two he avoided were biology and chemistry due to their late labs. Dr. De Paor had preferred to spend his afternoons in things such as protest marches. This turned into a double major in geology and physics, with him continuing on to receive his masters and doctoral degrees. He came to the United States on a Fulbright Scholarship in 1983 to research at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, where he eventually decided to stay. He moved around quite a bit in the United States for var-
ious positions at different colleges, including Boston University, where he worked in the Department of Earth Sciences for six years and eventually met his wife, Carol Simpson, university provost and vice president of academic affairs.. He followed her to Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, where he was placed as a professor of geophysics due to the lack of a geology department at the university. He continued to follow her down to Norfolk and Old Dominion University, where they remain today. When it comes to his teaching philosophy, De Paor does not believe in just simply lecturing. He feels it is all about getting the student interested. He believes that if a student is interested and involved, the student will be more inclined to understand and learn about and research the material outside of class. In this way, De Paor strives to get his students excited about what they learn, and not to just take ardent notes, study, and regurgitate the information on a test. Many professors tend to have favorite courses to teach, but for De Paor, it is not necessarily the course, but the overall concept. With this, De Paor mentions his favorite subjects to teach are field geology, something he has not been able to do much of recently, and cosmology, which he teaches in two parts, the solar system for part one, stars and galaxies for part two. All of these courses and all of the research he currently does keep him busy. Most of the students who see him outside of class tend to notice he is always hurrying with so much to do. His current research on
geospatial visualizations takes up much of his time. Currently, Dr. De Paor is working with researchers from the University of Alaska at Fairbanks and James Madison University as well as other colleges to design a way to view the earth’s substructure using virtual globes, such as Google Earth. Currently, there are great tools for viewing the surface of the Earth, but not much in regards to its substructure. De Paor is working to remedy that by essentially designing a way to pull block models of the earth’s substructure out of a virtual globe, like Google Earth. His research also extends to plate tectonics, a continuation of his doctoral work on geological strain analysis, regarding how rocks move, are placed, and are deformed. The work for De Paor does not end there, as he is also working on digital mapping, something that has gone somewhat of a revolution in recent years. Previously, you would sit and draw out the Earth’s surface using a paper and pencil, now it is all electronic. In addition to all of the teaching and research he does, De Paor is also the director of the Pretlow planetarium, which has gone under a sort of revamping under his direction. When he assumed the position, the planetarium housed only a star ball, projecting the position of the stars around the room. Now it contains a digital projector that is capable of displaying all sorts of media, including shows that run every Tuesday and Thursday. Currently, the Pretlow planetarium is showing a program called “Black Holes: Journey into the Unknown,” narrated by Geoffrey Rush. You can catch this program every Tuesday and Thursday from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. until Nov. 20. When he is not working tirelessly for the university and his research, De Paor likes to spend time running marathons, kayaking or taking pictures.
Presidential Address Homecoming Week is always a special time at Old Dominion University and this year’s theme, “The Greatest Place on Earth,” couldn’t be more true of our institution! From our energetic campus, to our modern and engaging academics and our diverse community, Old Dominion University is indeed a place where everyone can succeed. We’ve been recognized by the Princeton Review as a Best Southeastern school, the Chronicle of Higher Education as a Great Place to Work, and G.I. Jobs as Military Friendly. More importantly, we’ve been recognized by nearly 25,000 students as the place where they want to pursue an education that will prepare them for success anywhere in the world. As you enjoy the parade, concerts, football, fireworks and the
myriad of other Homecoming activities, bask in the spirit of being a Monarch. Remember to “REP ODU” and show the world why Old Dominion is “The Greatest Place on Earth.” On Thursday evening, we’ll be honoring alumni who have made their mark on the world at the Distinguished Alumni honors dinner. They include: • Derrick Borte ‘91, film producer and director; • Laurel Harris ‘89, executive creative director of Stellerhead; • Michael Jones ’95, head varsity basketball coach at DeMatha Catholic High School; • Zelda Lockhart ‘93, author, poet and North Carolina Piedmont Laureate for Literature; • Maj. Gen. Mark Perrin ’79, deputy director of the Signals In-
telligence Directorate within the National Security Agency; • Michael Santorelli ’91, principal at Stellerhead. I hope their stories inspire you as you contemplate your future goals. Each of these individuals has been recognized as among the best by their professional peers and they each got their start right here at Old Dominion University. And their Monarch spirit and pride continues to run strong to this day! Congratulations to the Homecoming Board for a spectacular line-up! I plan to take part in many activities and I hope to see students, faculty, staff and alumni in full force to celebrate Old Dominion University!
With current legislation being reviewed, many activists arrived for the Women’s Issue Panel, Wednesday, Oct. 3, to engage in the discussion surrounding reproductive rights, other women’s health issues, as well as the House proposal to weaken some provisions of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA.) The VAWA is currently in committee where negotiations between the House and Senate are taking place to reauthorize the act. Last spring, the Senate initiated a number of services not previously included to expand protection for women on tribal lands, undocumented immigrants, and nondiscriminatory services to the LGBTQ community. Now, upcoming legislation could strip these services completely. A significant amount of attention was focused on reproductive rights of women. Erin Zabel, director of marketing and public relations with Planned Parenthood was on hand to discuss reproductive rights issues. “Abortion bans are what we call, trigger laws and Virginia has one. If Roe vs. Wade was to be overturned then abortion would be illegal,” said Zabel. Recent legislation requires women to undergo mandatory transvaginal ultrasounds before an abortion, forcing them to view photos of the fetus or listen to the heartbeat. “There are unprecedented laws that are restricting access to birth control and to restrict access to sex education to push abstinence education to put more holes in the safety net. So, it’s really hard to say that they are trying to save anybody’s life. These laws are designed to shame and control women,” said Zabel. Marissa Bond of the local Young Women’s Christian Association, a confidential support organization for victims of sexual assault said due to this legislation a woman “has, in my opinion, rights removed from her.” Joan Bautti, assistant director of ODU’s women’s center and S.A.F.E. program director, gives much credit to the response of YWCA and their involvement. The organization provides a 24-hour sexual assault crisis hotline for students that Bautti said is “invaluable and I think it’s a mutual love here because we can’t do what we do for our students without a response.” Last year the YWCA, located on Fifth Street and Colley Avenue, served 2,700 individuals. Of that, 2,200 were females. A majority of them were assaulted during their lives, whether as a child or as an adult. About two-thirds of that 2,200 were what is called primary victims, someone that has survived domestic violence. Another one-third were secondary’s. These are those with relationships with women that experi-
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enced sexual violence and are seeking counseling to talk about how they have been impacted by the trauma that their loved one has survived. Even if you’re not a primary or secondary victim, Bond urges people in the community to participate in women’s rights advocacy. “There are so many great issues of concern that it’s really hard to devote yourself to just one thing when you’re kind of inspired and pulled in all of these different directions. But if there is one issue of concern that really, really lights your fire and you can get behind it then please do so,” she said. Like the YWCA, advocacy is a vital component to ODU’s Women’s Center initiatives to support women in the community. They offer multiple resources, outreach programs and education to aid in informing the public. “Our mission at the women’s center is to promote gender equity to promote social justice and women’s rights and there is a variety of ways that we do that and the area that I focus on that I run is the Sexual Assault Free Environment (SAFE) Program,” said Bautti. The members of the panel urged people to contact their representatives and give a voice to women in fighting what they consider harmful legislation. They contend the time to take action is now as it will take place before the elections. This legislation, according to Zabel, is like “coming into your doctor’s office with you and telling you what you can and can’t do with your body and your family.”
– Webb Center – Damaged Window – Garage A – Theft of Golf Cart Battery Charger – Village Lot 3 – Driver’s Side Window Broken – Student Rec – Simple Assault of Student Fight – Village 1 – Suspected Marijuana Use – Odor of Marijuana – No. 7 Chinese Restaurant – Theft of Apple Touch – L.R. Hill Sports Complex – Burglary, Theft of Three Lap Tops – L.R. Hill Sports Complex – Theft of a Motor Vehicle
– President John R. Broderick
Panel Discusses Women’s Rights By: Pamula Floyd Contributing Writer Mace & Crown
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– 4300 Block Monarch Way – DUI Arrest – 4500 Block Monarch Way – DUI Arrest – 4500 Block Hampton Blvd – DUI Arrest – Motor Vehicle Accident – 1000 Block 48 St. – Vandalism – Damage to Truck of Vehicle
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– Webb Center – Theft of Bicycle – Health Science Bldg – Vandalism – Window Broken – 1600 Block 48 St. – Student was Verbally Harassed
10/1 1:38 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 9:12 p.m. 11:41 p.m. 1:26 p.m.
– 5200 Block Colley Ave. – DUI Arrest – Garage D – Theft of Vehicle License Plates – 4300 Block Hampton Blvd. – Simple Assault – Village 9 – Subject Arrested on Outstanding Warrant – 4600 Elkhorn Ave. – Verbal Threats between Roommates
10/2 1:09 a.m. 6:00 a.m. 8:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
– 4600 Block Killam Ave. – Arrest for Domestic Assault – Webb Center – Theft of Backpack – Kaufman Mall – Vandalism to Lion – 4600 Block Killam Ave. – Theft of Bag from Vehicle
10/3 12:05 a.m.
– 1000 Block 38 St. – Robbery of Nonstudents, NPD Investigating
10/4 1:00 a.m. 11:15 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
– Gresham East – Drug Violations, Marijuana found – Garage A – Hit and Run – ODU Inn – Burglary Theft of Money from Room
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Around The World And Back
ODU Holds Study Abroad Fair By: Skylar Wynn Contributing Writer Mace & Crown
Excited students gathered in Webb to explore the various opportunities for extending their education beyond campus and our borders. Hosted by the Office of Study Abroad, last Tuesday’s fair gave students who are interested in studying abroad, or just curious, a chance to ask questions as well as to browse tables organized by area of study and country. These tables, which offered information on over 150 countries in-
cluding South Africa, Brazil, Costa Rica, India, Italy and Germany to name a few, were covered with an assortment of informational brochures that students could take with them. ODU sophomore Alex Motteler was already interested in studying abroad and decided to attend the fair to get more information. “I thought [the fair] was really good! They had several tables on the country I was interested in and now I’ve actually started planning my trip.” There was also information available on the different divisions of the program such as volunteer-
ing, exchange programs, and internships. “Less than 1 percent of students study abroad, so it’s really beneficial in making yourself stand out. Not only is it fun, but there are opportunities for all majors, there are a variety of programs that range in time, its usefulness in learning new skills, like communicating crossculturally, and it gives students a chance to participate programs that may not be available at Old Dominion,” said Rachel Spence, a study abroad advisor. The fair also offered three raffles for $2,500 in scholarship awards that go towards any of the study
abroad programs. On hand to answer any questions were countless faculty who were either members of, or partnered with the Office of Study Abroad and students who had previously studied abroad. ODU senior Brittany Robinson, majoring in fashion studied abroad in Yonsei, Korea in the spring semester of her junior year, and was among the students answering questions. “We live in a global market and studying abroad is one way to market yourself and make yourself competitive. When I was deciding where I wanted to study abroad, the fair helped out a lot,” said Robin-
son. Some additional information to consider if you are interested in study abroad is that as a regular student, your financial aid can also count towards study abroad, being able to speak a foreign language is not required, and because it’s a biannual event, there will be a second fair held during spring semester sometime in February. Alena Jones, a senior majoring in German, spent her summer in Germany, and said, “I would definitely recommend studying abroad because it’s a great opportunity to learn about it, and new cultures.”
The Virginia Space Grant Consortium Information Session By: Derek Page News Editor Mace & Crown
The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC), in conjunction with NASA, held an information session for a packed room of STEM majors who want to potentially gain valuable internship experience with NASA and its affiliates. This session took place on Oct. 4 in the ODU Learning Commons conference rooms during activity hour. While it may have been unclear of the number of potential attendees, Learning Commons employees were quick to add additional seating as STEM students poured into the conference rooms. Just outside of the conference rooms were representatives of the VSGC with tables of flyers detailing potential internships and support programs. The information session began with
Dr. Ivan Ash, the director of undergraduate research at Old Dominion, talking about the general overview of the VSGC. He then introduced Chris Carter, the deputy director of the VSGC. Carter gave some brief descriptions regarding the potential scholarships and fellowships that the VSGC offers. The three main programs he talked about dealt with graduate student research, undergraduate student research for rising juniors or higher, and a STEM bridge program for rising sophomores. The programs consisted of varying stipends, with total funding increasing with educational attainment, and GPA requirements. A common requirement for all programs was that they were merit, not need-based. Another related program, the Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars (LARSS), was described as well, providing a more general opportunity
for an internship, without much regard to class status. Afterwards, undergraduate and graduate students who were currently receiving funding from the VSGC stood up and talked about their work and how the VSGC has helped them. One of these students was Amanda Daniel, a Ph.D. student in electrical and computer engineering. Her VSGC scholarship is helping her research a concept called adaptive waveform design for radar, in other words, a different approach to help detect small unmanned aircraft vehicles on radar. The VSGC in its history has given over $5 million dollars to around 1,200 students to help with their research. For more information on the VSGC and its programs, go to http://vsgc. odu.edu. For more information on the LARSS program, go to http://www. nianet.org/larss.
SGA Address Monarchs,
Did you know that October is cyber-security awareness month? SGA is partnering with OCCS to host a technology awareness day in the Webb Center on Oct. 25. Students will learn about how they are able to download anti-virus protection on their computers (both PC’s and Mac’s) through OCCS for free and at home. OCCS will be holding demonstrations and handing out at-home guides. Students will also learn how to sign up for text message safety alerts and monarch dining deals. They will also learn how to download the ODUApp from any smartphone or tablet device. The main event will be held during activity hour near the House of Blue. If you are unable to make it, swing by our office or give us a call and we would be more than happy to assist you. From the legislative side of SGA, we re-
cently passed 10 homecoming contingencies and numerous organization recognitions. We also passed two resolutions. The first is to bring back Spirit Fridays that include a dining special and a discount at the card center. The second is to extend hours in the card center over the weekend. If you are unfamiliar with SGA, our resolutions are recommendations to the administration. If you have a concern that you feel should be addressed, feel free to approach us or join SGA to have your voice heard. Lastly, I would like to congratulate Marietta Medrana, an accounting major, for her recent election as the new student body treasurer! Best wishes to all and I hope you had a well-rested fall break! Mariam Abdelhamid Student Body President
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arts entertainment Dustin Lance Black Speaks for the Outsiders at ODU By: Megan Stamper Webmaster Mace & Crown Award-winning screenwriter and gay rights advocate Dustin Lance Black spoke of encouragement, love and acceptance through story-telling, not only stories about gay and lesbian people, but about anyone who ever felt a disconnect from the cookie cutter mold. Black’s play, “8,” about the California ballot proposition to ban gay marriage, was performed Oct. 3 through Oct. 5 at the University Theatre in the village. The play reenacted the Perry vs. Schwarzenegger Proposition 8 trials in San Francisco. Black drew on the Perry v. Schwarzenegger Proposition 8 trial transcript in writing the screenplay for “8,” to keep it as true to the trial as possible. A lesbian couple with two sons, a gay couple wanting to marry, and a gay son wanting his mother’s acceptance were some of the Proposition 8 opponents. These characters are the plaintiffs from the trial, names and stories intact. The play also depicts Charles Cooper’s struggle and failure to win his argument on behalf of Proposition 8 in the United States Court of Appeals. In 2010 Judge Vaughn Walker ruled that Proposition 8 violated the Equal Protection Clause because there is no rational to exclude same-sex couples from marriage. The events were hosted by ODU Out, an organization dedicated to establishing community between, providing a voice for, and working to protect gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in the community. The LGBT fight for equality is a battle against discrimination and unequal rights, according to Black. “My dream for gay
equality is that I am out of the business of having to fight for it because I think there is a generation being raised right now who will look back on gay and lesbian liberation and wonder why we had to fight for it. Because they grew up in a world of equality,” he said. He said, “I want to help shine a light on their stories. Hopefully young people like me who are different won’t have to grow up feeling less than. They will just feel a little different which can be fabulous.” He encouraged gays and lesbians to “come out and be visible” and suggested that their supporters should take action and start community coalitions. His dream, he said, is that future generations of gays and lesbians “will look back on gay and lesbian liberation and wonder why we had to fight for it because they grew up in a world of equality.” He urged supporters of gay and lesbian people in the community to take action and start coalitions, to join with other minority groups and take a stand. Speaking at the Old Dominion University President Lecture Series on Oct. 2, Black explained his fascination with Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man elected to Congress and the mayor of San Francisco who was assassinated by a deranged colleague in 1978. Black’s screenplay for “Milk,” which won an Academy award and two Writer’s Guild awards in 2009. Black’s fascination with Harvey Milk began when he was coming into his life as a young gay man. He needed a leader that would not slap him on the hand or call him a sinner. He heard Milk give an inspirational speech about giving hope to gay and lesbian men and women and the speech made him optimistic. “He was the first leader in my entire life that was not leading by intimidation and not leading by fear he was leading with hope,”
Black said. He told stories about his experience with coming out when he was in college. The crippling fear of coming out to his mother dissolved when she had an opportunity to spend time with Black’s gay and lesbian friends. He said, “That was the moment I felt in-
side of me that I have never felt in my entire life. She wrapped her arms around me and for the first time in my life I knew that she loved me for me.”
Words with Teeth: Write for Your Right By: Sean Burke Staff Writer Mace & Crown
The thirty-fifth annual literary festival, “Words with Teeth” took place last week and involved a varied cast of speakers who lectured on topics from gay rights to politics. Hampton Roads is a “reader friendly” environment and the festival has consistently attracted patrons of bookstores, libraries, museums and arts events, according to the official ODU literary festival website. Literary fest directors John McManus and Tim Seibles included a series of 16 seminars. The speakers were a mixed bag of poets, artists, photographers, directors, Academy Award winners and novelists. “We turn to literature for three things: clarification, affirmation and courage. The authors who dare to challenge the given script, who ask vital questions and make bold assertions, give us a new chance to live, an opportunity to revise ourselves,” said Seibles. Dustin Lance Black, academy award winning screenwriter, came to ODU not to spread a “how to make movies” message, but to preach the consequences of not having gay rights in America. He spoke about his own experience on coming out in California and how much that differed from the experience his late brother had when he came out in Virginia. Speaker and renowned poet Sean Thomas Daugherty also
shared his message about the destruction of middle class America and divides he feels exist in the country through poetry. Jamal Mohamed simply demonstrated their craft and let it do the talking. Mr. Mohamed brought an assembly of percussion instruments ranging from high-end drums and tambourines to simple homemade PVC devices, and even a simple mixing bowl with water inside. After demonstrating that all the items he brought could make wonderful music, he spoke briefly on the broad topic of music being all around us as long as you look for it. Dorianne Laux, featured award-winning poet and author, read several excerpts from her repertoire of poetry and answered how she found her subject matter with, “subjects are all around you. That person next to you, the tree outside… Everything is.” A presentation by author M.T. Anderson, who wrote books such as “Feed and the Octavian Nothing,” spoke on how he gathered information from the past to create the world for “Octavian Nothing.” The series takes place in the American Revolution and is based on very historic principals. Specifically, he sighted sources he used for our area in Norfolk and possibly educated the crowd on some things about their own hometown. He was available for a book signing afterward, like many of the authors. The Literary Festival continues to grow each year and is expected to return next year with more notable writers.
The 35th Annual Literature Festival featured 16 renowned poets, screen writers, authors and professors.
Larger Viewing, Bigger Impact
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mtvU Expands Viewing at ODU By: Dominique Bailey Staff Writer Mace & Crown
Old Dominion University students now have the opportunity to view mtvU inside of the Webb Center. In addition to being aired on channel 71, students can now view
mtvU on screens within Café 1201, KC’s Lion’s Den Game Room and on screen near Subway. MtvU is broadcasted across the nation to more than 750 college campuses thus making it the largest television network just for college students. Twenty-four hours, seven days a week, mtvU airs program-
ming tailored to suit the entertainment needs of today’s college student. MtvU is MTV’s only channel dedicated to showcasing the talents and creativity of college students. Even more unique, mtvU programming is not only created for college students, it is also created by
college students. Shows like “The Freshman” place power directly in student’s hands allowing them to vote on their favorite music video from the week and determine which video will be put into rotation. “College Radio Countdown” gives a different mtvU college radio station the opportunity to program the channel for a week with their top 10 music video picks. These video sets are shown nationwide. MtvU recognizes the impact of music and returns back to MTV’s musical roots with a multitude of music based original programming. In addition to musical original programming, the network airs music videos, live performances and interviews of countless up-and-coming artists. Giving these otherwise unknown artists a chance to reach masses and a larger platform to launch their career off of. MtvU is also home to the popular “Woodie Awards.” mtvU’s “Woodie Awards” honor various up-and-coming artists that are making an impact within the music world on their own terms. Since the show began in 2004, the “Woodie Awards” have helped many upand-coming artists reach the next level of their career. Outside of music, mtvU is heavily invested in the future of its
viewers. The program wants college students to succeed and makes it a priority to provide endless resources and opportunities to students so they can make positive local and global changes. Programs such as “mtvU Grants” allows students and groups with compelling, workable projects the chance to be awarded up to $1000. MtvU offers independent college artists and entrepreneurs unbelievable opportunities like record and development deals. “We’re thrilled to bring mtvU to Old Dominion University, and make the network more accessible to the school’s student body as a creative laboratory. MtvU is created by and for college students. It’s a home for the work of tomorrow’s leading musicians, filmmakers, writers, activists and digital pioneers. Each school in our network helps us to offer bigger and more exciting competitions, prizes, grants and on-campus events. We’re delighted to expand the viewing opportunities to ODU,” says Carlo DiMarco, senior vice president of mtvU university relations For more information about mtvU, mtvU opportunities and mtvU’s programing, visit www.mtvU. com
Spotlight on Rising ODU Rap Artist, Masego
By: Kadedra Holmes Contributing Writer Mace & Crown As this fall semester begins to fall into ritual, there are new faces, styles and rhythms that are filling our ears. One of these new faces is local ODU rapper Masego, who has his second mix-tape coming out called “Blessing” on Halloween and is presumed to be, in his own words, “a really big step.” Micah Davis, also known as his stage name Masego, is a new face to the rap culture at ODU. He takes part and is an active member
in Floetic Movement shows, T.R.U.S.T talent shows, the Independent Music Association that host talent shows itself, as well as an independent artist. “I’ll prepare like an hour before a show usually but with that really came a lot of creativity and originality because it’s like ‘what did I pull out of my hat today,’” Masego commented after his performance at the T.R.U.S.T talent show. “My mouth went dry on stage. I got nervous like I was some little kid, but I pushed through it. I don’t want to be a cocky rapper. I want to be a rapper that performs with confidence.” Masego had his hands in music ever since he was a little boy participating in his church’s instruments. He began with the drums and assisting his mother, who is a singer as well. His experience in instruments ranges from the piano to the saxophone. Learning music without any formal training, he began his journey as a musician. “The way I do it is I just turn the radio on and imitate on what that is. I’ll learn something from others and what they play.” “It [music] represents the way that you express the thoughts in your heads. When I hear a song I have it completed in my heads at first and it is my goal to paint a canvas,” Masego explained when asked what was music to him. “It’s like I hear the song in my head and I’m trying to express myself to get others to know what that is.” Masego is developing his music and constantly comparing himself with the growing
and evolving music of today. He sees himself as a “work in progress.” “The thing about music today is that you can’t walk in with the mind set of ‘I’m going to be the best rapper.’ I am in the process of finding myself in the sense of when I do
something, no one else can top it.” As Masego is on his way to being the new era in music, he never claims that his work is finished. In his currents projects, he is working up and including all original tracks in contrast to his covers in his first mix-tape.
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The 80/20 757 Eatery Scene Burger Bar Order Up! Donut Dinette
Serves It Fresh
A New Ratio for Beef Comes to Ghent By: Allison Terres Staff Writer Mace & Crown Jamie Simms, Allan Braesen and Joe Pavey have been hanging around Ghent collectively for 30 years. They have shared experience from the best restaurants and bars in town, from Taphouse to A.W. Shucks. Now they are making their own mark with 80/20 Burger Bar. 80/20 Burger Bar will open in late October, filling the space left open on 21 Street after The Boot closed. The restaurant is still under construction, but with 15 tons of wood and dark chrome fixtures, the new restaurant already resembles a refined farmhouse. Braesen says the menu will reflect the same theme, saying it will feature “classic Americana food and putting it in a modern farm to table setting.” Pavey explains the name “80/20” as the proper lean to fat ratio for ground beef. Most burgers have higher fat ratios, but the 80/20 ratio results in a healthier and tastier meal. The restaurant’s slogan is, “all beef is not created equal.” With their rich history in Norfolk, the three owners wanted to stay as local as possible and the close community has helped to make the new restaurant possible.
“It’s been a lot of fun, stress, and work but we have gotten a lot of help from the neighborhood and we are grateful,” says Pavey. One of the biggest challenges the men faced was finding local beef that met their standards and could also be found year round at a reasonable price. They stubbornly pursued that cause until they found Black Diamond Farms in Blacksburg. Their cattle is grass-fed and raised organically. The Blacksburg farm will be the Burger Bar’s only source of meat year round. The menu has a list of gourmet burgers with names like “O’Leary” and “Flower Child.” The prices will range from $10-15 for an entree. Pavey is letting the Mace & Crown reveal one of the burgers ahead of time—“The Montmarte,” named after a region in Paris known for its cuisine, that will have duck confit, sautéed mushrooms, arugula, herb aioli and Brie cheese on top of a burger and homemade bun. There will also be the “That Guy,” burger so customers can build their own burger from the wide list of choices. The menu will cater to the wide variety of customers in Norfolk, offering vegetarian options and turkey burgers in lieu of most of their entrees.
The 80/20 Burger Bar serves new-style burgers to the Ghent area.
Donut Dinette has a 1950’s feel with its checkered floors and red leather bar stools. By: R Jay Molina Senior Writer Mace & Crown A small confined space. The clattering of spatulas as eggs splash around the stove tops. Red seats evoking a 1950s vibe mixed with a modern day hipster feel with its steel walls. Donut Dinette is like a guilty pleasure without that guilty feeling. It’s a place that’s easy to love and hard to keep on the down low, a place that can be filled with friends, or savored alone. With their enormous pancakes that make IHOP’s signature pancakes look like kid’s stuff, or their abundant serving of corn beef hash with over-easy eggs and hash
browns, the little diner in Ghent strives to make its customers feel completely full by the time they leave, and in that, Donut Dinette succeeds. The atmosphere is inviting and loose. The cooks are in the center of the action, jiving and jumping around their tight space, making sure that every customer is taken care of. There is more space outside of the diner, where patrons can enjoy a nice Norfolk breeze on a Saturday morning. And with the Naro Expanded Cinema just down the street on Colley Avenue, Donut Dinette is the perfect place to start a little adventure. The menu is smaller than bigger restaurants like IHOP, but what it
lacks in content, it makes up for in quality. Eggs, sausages, pancakes, and of course donuts, are spread throughout the menu with a small section for vegans as well. The only two gripes about the diner are the prices and the space. At times it can be unbelievably packed, which affects the service and slows it down by at least 15 minutes. The obvious solution would be to extend the space and hire more cooks and waiters, but that might ruin the charm. A typical trip can cost between $5 and $12, tip included. But all in all, Donut Dinette is Colley’s little gem and the fact that it rests so close to Old Dominion University makes it even better.
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A Blessing in Disguise By: Brian Bowden Staff Writer Mace & Crown
Old Dominion University redshirt senior Thomas Wilde wasn’t really into golf when he was a kid, “I used to play sports like soccer and squash,” Wilde said. He can thank a serious childhood problem he had when he was 14 years old for initially launching his golf career, “I had a blood disorder which meant I couldn’t play contact sports for about 6-10 months and my dad gave me a golf club,” Wilde said. Although his dad didn’t know it at the time, it might just have been the best decision he could have made, “I took it up relatively late, compared to a few of my other teammates, but I took to it pretty quickly,” Wilde said. Not long after graduating high school in the United Kingdom in his hometown of Bucks, England he made the jump over the pond and started attending ODU on a full golf scholarship. Unfortunately, the struggle continued well past his childhood for Wilde. While playing in a Nick Faldo hosted tournament in Brazil during his sophomore year at ODU, he collapsed during the first day of the tournament, “I got diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma so I had to drop out of school for a year,” Wilde said. Head coach Murray Rudisill, knowing the willpower and potential in Wilde, saved him a spot on the team while he courageously endured six months of chemotherapy back home in the UK, with the help of family and friends, and got better. “It’s something that has definitely shaped the way I behave now and I definitely don’t take life for granted,” Wilde said, “I owe coach a lot for keeping my spot on the team.” Fast forward a few years, the ODU men’s golf team has now made the jump from the Colonial Athletic Association to Conference USA and they are no longer the clear cut fa-
vorite, “It definitely motives us because being number one in the CAA was great and it’s definitely a confidence boost, but it’s nice to go into an even more competitive environment,” Wilde said. Last year alone the C-USA sent five teams to the NCAA championship while the CAA sent just one, “With all the improvements we’ve made over the last two or three years, there’s no reason why we can’t be one of those five this year,” Wilde said. Wilde is one of two seniors on the team and acts as a mentor to the younger players, “I definitely see myself as a leader and try to go out there and shoot the lowest score and lead by example and hope the other guys feed off me,” he said. With what he has endured and overcome in his short time on this earth, it must be hard not to feed off of his strength and
Iceless in October
NHL Lockout Still has No End in Sight By: Ben Decowski Sports Editor Mace & Crown It’s October and there still is no hockey in sight. The National Hockey League is in the midst of another long-lived lockout that is threatening the entire 2012-2013 season. The season was originally scheduled to start on Oct. 11, but without a collective bargaining agreement in place 82 regular season games have been cancelled through Oct. 24 so far. Things are not looking very promising as of now as both sides seem uneager to budge in their negotiations. There is a sliver of a hope that things may be getting better though. The NHL and the NHL Players Association did resume discussions Tuesday, Oct. 2 in order to try to hammer out some details. The two sides met for two hours before breaking without any future meetings scheduled. Unfortunately, according to the Miami Herald, NHL deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said that there was no progress made.
This is certainly discouraging news for NHL fans and players across the country but there is a bright side. The continued meetings between the NHL and the NHLPA means that they are starting to feel the effects of losing an entire preseason and are starting to realize what losing the regular season might mean. The NHL loses millions for every week of hockey that is missed and both the players and the league takes that hit. Under the old CBA, the players received 57 percent of NHL revenues while the owners received the remaining 43 percent. With no hockey being played until at least Oct. 24, neither the players nor owners will see any revenue whatsoever. Players are trying to fill the monetary void by signing with other leagues such as the Kontinental Hockey League so it is clear that they have started to feel the effects of a possible lengthy lockout that began on Sept. 15. The owners will also continue to bleed money as long as the lockout continues with no viable options to save their
teams revenue. Something else to keep in mind is that the longer the lockout goes on, the more repercussions it will have on the current season when and if an agreement is reached. New schedules will have to be created and released if the lockout continues deep into the year in order to insure fairness among all 30 teams. Also, with a shortened and altered schedule, the landscape of the NHL playoffs could greatly change if powerhouse teams get off to slow starts in their respective conferences. There is not a whole lot of good news for hockey fans as of now and it seems like the 2012-2013 season could be lost. The sides are talking though which is start and as games continue to get cancelled throughout the season the pressure should build on both sides to get a deal done. Whether that happens or not is yet to be seen. Hockey fanatics that are starved for action can find some solace through ESPN 3, who will be broadcasting KHL games during the lockout.
determination. When asked what the strongest part of his game was he responded quickly by saying, “My putting, it’s definitely helped me out more than once. I’ve changed my game, but my putting has always stayed there with me.” On the other hand, his biggest downfall on the course is his head. “Sometimes I get a little too worked up. It’s definitely something I’ve worked to control the last two or three years and it’s getting better,” Wilde said. Golf is a game of inches, particularly the six inches between your ears. Wilde has also toppled a feat that most amateur and pro golfers never attain in a lifetime, a hole in one, and he’s done it a whopping five times. “My first one was pretty lucky, I was about 15 years old,” he said. After four more, it’s apparent that skill also has something to do with it. When Wilde isn’t on the golf course trying to stay atop the leaderboard he lives the life of a typical college student, “I like to spend time with my friends and girlfriend and just chill out because golf can take up a lot of my time,” he said. “I play the guitar a lot, I’ve always been interested in music.” The men’s golf team still has two key tournaments on their schedule, not including the C-USA and NCAA championships, but Wilde is looking forward to one more than the other. “I think probably the one I’m looking forward to the most is the home tournament at the Outer Banks course because all our parents come out to watch, you get a real good spirit out there and there are a lot of family orientated events,” he said. That tournament runs from Oct. 21 to Oct 23. After graduation Wilde hopes to continue his golf career, “The pro ranks is definitely calling and I’m learning all the time so hopefully I learn enough in the next year to give the pro ranks a go and hopefully make some money playing golf,” he said. It’s hard not to root for a guy that has overcome so much and remained so humble.
MONARCHMENTIONS Monarchs Football head coach Bobby Wilder is currently in first place for Liberty Mutual’s annual “Coach of the Year” award. Coach Wilder is competing with 122 other Football Championship Series coaches and the voting ends on Nov. 30. Fans can vote for Coach Wilder by visiting www.coachoftheyear.com.
Old Dominion University’s women’s golf team is currently nationally ranked at no. 81 in the NCAA. This marks their first time cracking the rankings since 2004. The Lady Monarchs took second place in their first tournament of the year at the Tignanelli Towson Invitational and followed it up with another strong performance at the Nittany Lion Invitational finishing third.
ATHLETEOFTHEWEEK Freshmen midfielder Sarah Breen scored a team-high four goals against Towson as the Old Dominion field hockey team defeated the Tigers 11-0 on Friday, Oct. 5. Breen also had two assists on the day which also marks the largest margin of victory for the Lady Monarchs since the 2003 season. Breen has a total of six shots on goal, giving the
Lady Monarchs a total of 36 to Towson’s one. Breen now leads the tenth nationally ranked Lady Monarchs in goals with nine and assists with eight on the year. Breen is from Taylors Hill, Australia where she helped her team to win an under 18 national championship. Breen was also selected for the Victorian under 21 women’s field hockey team.
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An Exciting Even-ing Men’s Soccer Draws JMU 0-0 By: Mitchell Brown Staff Writer Mace & Crown
On a beautiful Wednesday night at the ODU Soccer Stadium, the Old Dominion University men’s soccer took the pitch against the Colonial Athletic Association foe James Madison Dukes. This meeting between the two teams marked the thirty-eighth of the series, also making it the tenth overtime game between the two. ODU and JMU battled for 110 minutes, including two overtime periods, but to no avail as the game ended in a 0-0 tie. The nationally ranked Monarchs (7-1-1, 1-1-1) dominated the game but were unable to put the ball in the goal. Junior Forward Tim Hopkinson took seven shots with four on goal. As a team, the Monarchs were able to rip off 22 shots with nine on goal, but the Dukes goalkeeper Colin Newcity was a saving machine. Newcity saved all shots on goal and was a vocal leader throughout the game as the Dukes found themselves packed in their own box often. The Monarchs had 10 total corner kicks, some very close to being goals, but the Dukes were able to hold their ground. “I thought it was a very hard fought conference game against a good James Madison team, we played well, not disappointed in the way we
played, just couldn’t find the net tonight but sometimes that happens,” Monarchs head coach Alan Dawson said. The Dukes (4-4-2, 2-0-1) stayed unbeaten in the CAA. James Madison, who had shut out Towson 4-0 in their previous match, only got off 12 shots with five on goal. Defense was heavy in this game from the Monarchs, which was evident as James Madison’s possession percentage was not where they would’ve like for it to have been. Jamal Umar led the Dukes with three shots and two on goal. In the first half, Monarch goalkeeper Victor Francoz had to only make one save. “He’s a special keeper, he may be one of the best keepers in the country. We think so, and with him in goal we have a great chance to keep a clean sheet,” coach Dawson said. The game was physical from the first whistle and players from both teams were colliding early. “It’s probably more physical against Madison, to be honest, they’re a physical team, and we knew we were getting into a game like that and we brought a lot of passion, and we got stuck in tonight,” Dawson said. There were five total yellow cards in the game with four coming against Old Dominion and one against the Dukes. The officials for the game were Andrew Chapin, Kevin Laferriere and Joe Biava.
Moving forward, the Monarchs have three home games left. The next home game is on another Wednesday night, Oct. 17, against cross-town rival William & Mary. “We remind the guys that every game in the CAA is going to be a sort of a battle, and you have
to bring the energy and you have to bring the attack, and we have a good team,” Dawson said. The Monarchs only loss came against Drexel 4-1 earlier in the season. Coach Dawson said, “…this is a game we probably should have won, but the tie is not going to kill
us.” Junior forward Gideon Asante did not play in Wednesday’s game due to a leg injury. After playing Delaware on Oct. 7, the Monarchs will head to UNC-Wilmington on Oct. 13.
this just is a representation of the hard work and you’re not out to do it for the rankings. The rankings are an accolade and it’s nice but, you know, they’re kind of window dressing, they don’t mean a whole lot,” coach Brindley said. “It’s an opportunity to pat yourself on the back but you got to keep working hard.” The sailing Monarchs have a long ways to go in a season that
ends at the Rose Bowl on Jan. 5 in Long Beach, Calif. “We’ve got to keep plugging away at it,” coach Brindley said, “Specifically, we’ve got to keep a steady progression.” If the team can keep making steady jumps like the women have from unranked to eleventh, then the rest of the sailing world better brace for coach Brindley and his teams.
ODU Sailing Teams Making Moves in ICSA Rankings By: Ben Decowski Sports Editor Mace & Crown Old Dominion University’s sailing teams are among the best in the country and finished third at the Senator’s Cup on Saturday, Sept. 29. Ranked eleventh in the latest Intercollegiate Sailing Association standings, both the women’s and coed teams are making some waves in the sailing world. “In general it’s been a great start for us,” head coach Mitch Brindley said. The team has had six top five finishes so far this year and has been absolutely outstanding in the last four events. On Sept. 22, the team finished third at St. Mary’s Open, then eighth, fifth and third at the Danmark Trophy, MAISA Fall Women’s Dinghy and Senator’s Cup respectively on Sept. 29. “I’m pleased. I’m not surprised. We’ve had a good team, I’m really
pleased that our freshmen that we have sailing at some of the events, Esteban Forrer, he’s doing very well and we’ve got him partnered up with an experienced partner in the boat and they’re doing very well,” coach Brindley said. Esteban Forrer is a sailor that has really stepped up for his team in the absence of some of the more veteran sailors in junior Brady Stagg and junior Scott Hoffman. Stagg broke his hand earlier in the year and Hoffman is redshirting this year. “We’re thrilled that [we’ve been able] to do well even without those two. Other members have kind of risen to the occasion and jumping at the opportunity to get these starts,” coach Brindley said. Coach Brindley also mentioned junior Evan Hoffman as another sailor that has stepped up for the Monarchs this year. The results that the teams are getting are coming from long
weeks of hard work. On Tuesdays and Thursdays the teams get out onto the water from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and have strength training before that. On Wednesdays they sail from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on Friday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday’s are the teams off days and they usually compete on the weekends. “It’s nice to know that the work is paying off,” coach Brindley said. This is one of the first years in a while that coach Brindley feels that he has a more experienced team with 11 juniors and four seniors. “I keep saying, the past couple of years, I’ve said we have had a really young team and you finally getting to the point [where] our team is maturing,” coach Brindley said. The maturation process has really paid off for both teams, especially for the women, who went from being unranked to eleventh in the most recent rankings. “I sent an email out to the team just saying,
OD Homecoming *Save this rally banner for the game
WEDNESDAY OCT. 10 5:00p.m. Powderpuff Championship Game at Foreman Field 8:00p.m. Comedy Show: Red Grant, Ali Wong & Omid Singh at the North Cafe in Webb Center
THURSDAY OCT. 11 6:00a.m. CSCE Cansculpture on Kaufman Mall 11:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. Monarch Day on Kaufman Mall 7:00p.m. Homecoming Step Show sponsored by NPHC at the Ted
FRIDAY OCT. 12 8:00p.m. Homecoming Concert with 2Chainz and Meek Mill at the Ted
SATURDAY OCT. 13 11:00a.m. Homecoming Parade Watch at 49 St. & Hampton Blvd. 12:00a.m. Football Tailgate & Cornhole Tournment sponsored by OSAL and SRC on Kaufman Mall 3:30p.m. Old Dominion vs Villanova at Foreman Field 7:00p.m. Firework Show on Kaufman Mall 8:00p.m. Homecoming Ball sponsored by the F.O.R.E.I.G.N.E.R.S
SUNDAY OCT. 14 1:00p.m. 14th Annual Homecoming 5K Run & Walk on Powhatan Avenue
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Football Villanova Richmond
Georgia State New Hampshire
Rhode Island Brown
Penn 28 William & Mary 34
James Madison 13 Towson 10
Old Dominion University sophomore quarterback
Taylor Heinicke currently has 2,518 yards total (passing and rushing) through five games and has a chance to break former Texas Tech
Hofstra 1 Georgia State 0
Drexel 2 UNC Wilmington 0
Northeastern 1 James Madison 0
Towson 1 William & Mary 1
quarterback B.J. Symons single season record of 5,976 yards.
George Mason 1 Longwood 0
He is currently av-
eraging 503.6 yards a game and with 6 regular season games and most likely a few playoff
inicke is on pace to catch up to Symons record. Heinicke is currently on pace to have 5,539.6 yards by the end of the regular season leaving
Womenâ€™s Soccer Old Dominion Georgia State
James Madison 1 George Mason 0 William & Mary 3 UNC Wilmington 1
him in need of only 436.4 yards in the playoffs.
Field Hockey William & Mary 3 Drexel 4 Delaware Northeastern Old Dominion Towson
0 5 11 0
3 1 0 1
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Go Green, Go Gorgeous Conscious Consignment By: Emma Herring Staff Writer Mace & Crown The power of recycling has created an urgent nation wide trend to protect and prevent. From our cars running on electricity, books going paperless and even the sleeve on my coffee cup being made from 85 percent post-consumer-fiber, we have entered an era where “used” is not necessarily abused. Consignment is an eco-friendly alternative that has created its niche in the fashion retail market within the years. Never
has the saying been so true, “one man’s trash is another’s treasure.” Well in this case, “one woman’s stilettos is another’s moment of shopping delight.” Women consign their closets depending on a change in means, career, weight, style or appearance. The entire process of consigning is fun, fulfilling and financially intelligent. As the apparel manager of a local consignment boutique, there is a proper etiquette to follow when purging your clothes. If you have the time, pre-shop the store. This will allow you to see what fashions the store accepts and price points, and your parents said shopping wasn’t an educational
Ace of the Mace
MLB Making October Exciting By: Ben Decowski Sports Editor Mace & Crown
Single-game eliminations and new franchise playoff appearances? It sounds like Major League Baseball took a few tips from the National Football League this year. After the Houston Texans made their first NFL playoff appearance in franchise history last year, the Washington Nationals are doing the same in the Major Leagues this year. The MLB also introduced a new wild card system this year where two wildcard teams are selected from both the American and National leagues and then duke it out in a single-game elimination playoff. The winner takes on the number one seed (the Nationals in the NL and the New York Yankees in the AL) in their respective leagues and the loser goes home. This year the wildcard matchups were between the St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves in the NL and the Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers in the AL. The Cardinals defeated the Braves 6-3 to move on and face the Nationals while the Orioles beat the Rangers to move on and face the Yankees. Isn’t this just great? You have to
love the finality of these games. It’s what Americans live for, two teams laying it all out on the line and winner takes all. The beauty of it is that the MLB found a way to keep the traditional ways of the playoffs alive while also finding a way to spice up their opening playoff series. The only change came in the wildcard games. So the Division Series in both leagues will be five-game series and the Championship Series and World Series will be seven-game series. It was a genius move by Major League Baseball. It opens up the playoffs with an excitement and finality that the MLB has never known before. Fans can no longer casually watch the playoff openers knowing that if their team loses, they still have a chance to come back and win the series. No, fans now are on the edge of their seats, living and dying with every pitch, every swing, every robbed homerun, every error and stolen base. This is it for these wildcard teams, there is no tomorrow and that’s what sports fans love. It puts the October baseball taste in their mouths and leaves them hungry for more, and lucky for them the Division Series starts the following day. This year is even more special for baseball though as the Washington Na-
tionals not only made the playoffs for the first time in their seven-year history, but they made it as the number one seed with a franchise record 98 wins. It marks the successful transition of one of the MLB’s franchises from Montreal to Washington and gives fans another storyline to follow throughout the playoffs. The Baltimore Orioles are also in the playoffs for the first time since 1997 and the Oakland Athletics returned to playoff action for the first time since 2006. Baseball has a lot to be proud of right now. They have created a lot of hype and attention around their playoffs with their new single-game elimination in the wildcard matchups that have fans hungry for more. The times are changing and America loves speed and fast paced games and the MLB is doing what it has to in order to keep up. Appearances from the Nationals, Orioles and Athletics in the playoffs have also changed the landscape of the MLB postseason and add even more excitement to baseball. As the NFL tries to let the smoke settle from its recent referee lockout and the NHL lockout still going strong, the MLB is making all the right moves to gain the most popularity.
activity. Start by taking inventory of what you have, what you haven’t worn and what you shouldn’t be wearing anymore. It’s difficult to detach yourself emotionally from your clothes, but keep reminding yourself of the benefits. Once you’ve selected the items that will no longer be in your closet, you should determine whether to donate or consign. If it is a great piece that just isn’t working for you or was an impulse purchase, consider consignment. If the item is out of style or over washed, you’ll be better off donating. Once you have selected your items for consignment, begin researching local consignment boutiques in your area. Great questions to ask are: What season are you accepting? What styles sell the best? Do you require an appointment? How many items can I bring in? Should they be on hangers? Do you have a consignment fee? How long will my items stay there? Please be mindful, as not all consignment shops are the same. These stores have particular target markets and certain prerequisites for clothing, so don’t take it personally if they do not accept some items. Also, make sure you keep a copy of their policies or the contract you sign; there is always fine print! Once you begin collecting your dollars, you’ll soon enjoy the ease and excitement of consignment. Consignment is also a great option for young adults transitioning themselves into “the real world.” These stores are great options for building your wardrobe and you’ll be surprised to see the amount of designer apparel on the racks. You can easily find a suit for your upcoming interview and a dress for your date on Saturday all in one place. And the best part, you’re not paying full retail price. Building a sustainable wardrobe is not only friendly to the planet, but will make your bank account look brilliant as well.
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Caffeine: Part of our College DNA? By: Charles Ordoqui Assistant News Editor Mace & Crown For students, there is so much to do with so little time. Let’s face it, the average college student procrastinates and waits until the very last night to get all the work done that they need for the next day. With the pressure of multiple eight to ten page papers breathing down your neck, and the possibility of a lab or exam to prepare for, you have no choice but give your body that little extra push to avoid falling asleep. College students turn to loading up on caffeine for the energy needed to stay up throughout the night and avoid their academic demise. If you’ve tried this approach before, you already know that the jitters and headaches that come from excessive caffeine usage are no fun. Loading caffeine in your diet is only a temporary fix for a long-term problem. So, first we should identify the usual suspects when it comes to student caffeine usage. Coffee is the go-to drink for those living both the college life and the busy working life. Coffee is hot, often comforting, very cheap and loaded with enough caffeine to keep you up through the night. A typical cup of coffee has between 80 and 120 milligrams of caffeine. Other popular culprits with like caffeine amounts include sodas, tea, caffeine pills and energy drinks like
Red Bull. These only help provide a temporary fix to your fatigue. Why do I need to worry about caffeine and my health, especially if it gets the job done for now? The problem with energy drinks is they have added sugar and added calories. These ingredients can ultimately result in weight gain. Users should also be aware of other
ingredients in certain pills, energy drinks and sodas that lack any nutritional substance. Doctor’s almost always recommend you stay away from these sugary pick-meups. Even with tea, drinkers need to be mindful that bottled sweet teas contain little to no antioxidants compared to freshly brewed green
Game Highlight: Assassin’s Creed 3
By: Sean Burke Contributing Writer Mace & Crown Do you like conspiracy theories, the American Revolution, good storytelling and fluid combat? Well then, it sounds like the next big ti-
tle from Ubisoft, “Assassin’s Creed 3,” is right up your alley. This third person action adventure game will be available on Oct. 30 and is sure to grab your attention from the get go. “Assassin’s Creed 3” takes us into the birth of our nation through
the eyes of half Native American Connor. The American colonies are a new venue for the series, with previous sets including Israel, Renaissance Italy and Constantinople. Designers promise a varied amount of gameplay between the forests on the frontier and the bus-
or black tea. They also contain sugar, which can lead to obesity and tooth decay. Bottled teas and sodas may also contain high fructose corn syrup, which is acidic and can also contribute to tooth decay. Bottom line, too much caffeine over-stimulates your body, resulting in a number of short-term symptoms like the jitters, headtling city life in towns like Boston and Philadelphia. Crowd physics has always given life to the world and been a prime feature in the “Assassin’s Creed” universe and this game is no exception. Game designers are working hard to emulate the time period of the revolution. Connor, simply by being half Native American, stands out in a crowd, and therefore, the environment has to reflect that. Every now and then, shouts will be thrown out and a drunken man may attack you. But, Connor isn’t the only part of the racial divide in early America; “Negroes”, refrencing an earlier name for African Americans, walk the streets for the first time in a slave context for the series. The developers decided to treat the issue, “…as it was back then. Give it justice.” So blacks will be seen both as a commodity and a community. They may not play a central role in the game, but will be presented in historical context. But what is a highly atmospheric game without gameplay? In all previous games, it has been very fluid, with emphasis on free running and parkour for traveling and smooth transitions into combat. In keeping with the time of the revolution, large open battles make up a number of set pieces in the game, and
aches, heart palpitations, insomnia, shaking or trembling, rapid heart rate, and upset stomach. The symptoms of too much caffeine are very obvious. When your heart starts racing, your hands begin to shake, and you can’t concentrate on the book in front of you, it’s definitely time to cut the caffeine. Too much caffeine can also cause long-term negative health effects, including excess acid production in the stomach that can lead to stomach pain, abdominal pain and reflux disease. Too much caffeine can be dangerous for students who may have heart arrhythmias. It is also very dangerous to consume caffeine for the purpose of seeking an energy boost for exercise. When the human body mixes the heat from exercise and ingestion of caffeine, the result can literally be as serious as a heart attack. Students should drink caffeinated beverages in moderation, if at all. There are other solutions for getting the extra boost. Fruits and vegetables aren’t instant sources of energy but can provide vitalization for less fatigue. Proper hydration is also a great way to fight fatigue. Average or moderate caffeine intake is about 300 mg, or about three cups of coffee each day. If you drink caffeinated beverages, be smart about it and always check the labels to see how much caffeine you’re getting. Facts from The American Medical Association were used in this article. this new assassin has to be able to fight in that environment as well as in the traditional way. The challenge was met head on, and the fix that the Ubisoft team came up with was to give Connor more health and the ability to dual-wield weapons. These changes let him take on groups of redcoats with relative ease as an assassin should and the resilience to absorb more hits than usual. I am incredibly excited for this next installment for a series I love. I feel that the American Revolution isn’t visited enough in video games, with the only notable other being “Age of Empires.” I feel that the fact that slaves existed during that time simply makes it tricky to navigate. With a movie you can rely on a single or small group of actors to portray the part well. But because video games are so much more immersive, the world has to be that actor. There is a way to go about it wrong and a way to not gloss over it and represent it well. “Assassin’s Creed 3” is available for pre-order now in the Monarch Tech Store or at GameStop and Amazon.com. If you haven’t heard of it before, I highly recommend the series, especially if you don’t have a date for the homecoming game.
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creative enclave Readers, Writers and Inbetweeners I’m proud to say this is the fourth issue of the Mace & Crown to host the Creative Enclave. I would like to extend my gratitude to those who have submitted their work to the section and those who continue to read. It takes courage to share what dwells within with one person, let alone the entire student body. Literature thrives on courage, conviction, that voice inside fighting to get out, and to have that manifest in
black and white and be held in the hands of those you don’t know, that’s bold. I can only hope the enclave can survive another four weeks, but I can’t do it alone. This weekly meditation is my only contribution because publishing my own work would be a conflict of interest. I want to again encourage you to continue submitting your work to share with our readers. No
Elegy for Homs
I. Four years ago I heard the crunching of sneakers over the gravel road as you followed your parents home to South America. I watched until you reached the end, turned, and here we are, wondering what would have happened if that road led straight to Argentina? Would we meet in the middle, plant the paper roses you drew, and pretend we are children again? Would we combine burned sepia with muted cornflower, aching muscles with pleading words?
The crescent tilts on its axis, The Sun muted in amber As cries mingle with thunder As bone melds with concrete.
By: Megan Graham
You should have cried. I’m trying to understand pesos. II. Two years ago we could touch through the information highway. Toes against kilobyte pebbles, balancing, trying to strangle the time difference, this hour between what I say and what you hear. There were no streetlights on this road, only my own. Without a goodbye, I was left thinking of jails cells, of death. Your light had burned out, but you did not tell me. III. Today we are grown. You want to be forgiven for your decision: we were not strong enough to hold this electricity between our palms. I can forgive our weakness, but I know that your smell will not be rustic cologne and apple pie. Instead, it is the tar of the five thousand and seventy three smile road, the lust of the pedestrians, the trembling of water droplets on glass.
By: Robert Cameron Fowler
The infant’s rattling chest, Prickled with shrapnel, Rises and sinks with slowing patter, As its light recedes into dusk. The mother’s limp hands lies too far To console the brow of her son, Himself strewn amidst the rubble, Both bodies scattered beneath the ruins. The memories of the father project From the back of his skull, Smearing the face of his daughter, Scrutinized by the sniper’s scope. The surgeon’s fingers, greased crimson, Pinching veins to staunch their spill, Soft light cast upon the splayed martyr, As his rasp draws to a simmer. The brother convulses in his cell, Fingernails peeled back and plucked, His face stamped with splintered grooves, Raked by a prong of electricity. The sister dragged amidst the blaze, Face concaved and carved, Expression scooped featureless, As raindrops of flame streak the sky. The crescent tilts on its axis, The Sun muted in amber As cries mingle with thunder As bone melds with concrete.
“Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.” -John Milton (1607 – 1674)
matter your skill level, the mere fact that you are trying to say something you may have otherwise thought ineffable is liberating. Words can give us hope, perseverance, gall, and calm. Find what’s inside and let is sing! Keep writing and keep submitting! The Creative Enclave accepts short stories, prose and poetry. Please email all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I Could, but By: Jameisha Harris I won’t avoid swiss cheese or blueberry Pop-Tarts, or Katt Williams’ stand-up, nor Kevin Hart’s. And I won’t change stations if Coldplay is on, “Violet Hills”, specifically— your favorite song. I won’t watch Naruto Shippuden or whatever. I’ll stick to my theory, that the D.B.Z. saga is better. I won’t O.D. on ice cream or misplace my appetite, or be like T-Swizzle, make you the next song I write. I won’t go any further. All you get is this poem. No novels, short films, or odes will form. I won’t let it fester, do laps through my mind. ‘Cause what happened is history, a notch on our timelines. I won’t dirty your name, replay, and shout out your wrongs. What I will do is forgive you, so we both can move on.
2013 Virginia General Assembly Internship Program Paid Internship Temporary accommodations in Richmond during Session, which runs January 9-February 22, 2013 ODU Interns work a 40-hour week assisting a pair of Hampton Roads legislators
ODU students in all majors are eligible to apply A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required and students must be in good standing with their department and the university Students should check with their departmental advisor if they seek to achieve academic credit Deadline to submit applications is Monday, October 22nd at 5:00 p.m. For more information or an application please contact Jacqueline Sayward at email@example.com or 683-3152
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ACROSS 1. Near 5. Garments of goat hair 9. Slender 13. Wings 14. Skin layer 16. Cut back 17. Plateau 18. Metal 19. Arab chieftain 20. Spare 22. Steps 24. Jewelry 26. Grain disease 27. Jai lai court 30. Breathes noisily during sleep 33. Intimate apparel 35. Devilfish 37. In the past 38. African virus 41. Governor (abbrev.) 42. Imitate
45. Sobriquet 48. Generator 51. Dilute acetic acid 52. Ground grain 54. 10 cent coin 55. Limitless 59. Lure 62. Tailless stout-bodied amphibian 63. Mature 65. Char 66. Axlike tool 67. Colonic 68. Ancient Peruvian 69. Part of a foot 70. Secluded valley 71. Flower stalk
DOWN 1. What a person is called 2. Holly 3. Culinary art 4. Earshot 5. Commercials 6. Wagers 7. Mountain crest 8. Besmirches 9. Anagram of â€œCarpetsâ€? 10. Tibetan monk 11. Colored part of an eye 12. No more than 15. Set straight 21. Initial wager 23. Space 25. Pierce 27. Deception 28. Inflexible 29. Pen part 31. Betrothal
32. Leaf opening 34. Many millennia 36. Affirm 39. 54 in Roman numerals 40. Corrosive 43. Heathen 44. Serene 46. Make a sweater 47. Goddess of divine retribution 49. Wavelike design 50. Field day 53. Fend off 55. Salt Lake state 56. Connecting point 57. Bum around 58. A territorial unit of Greece 60. Rate 61. Streetcar 64. Indian bread
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WordSearch ODU Sports
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classifiedads Darden College Teacher in Residency MSEd Program The Darden College of Education’s Teacher in Residency (TIR) Program has its eye out for exceptional seniors for an exceptional opportunity. If you are graduating this year with a major in math, science, English, or history and you always saw yourself in front of a classroom, but didn’t follow an education path at ODU, the TIR master’s degree program may be for you. TIR takes talented, non-education majors, gives them on-the-job training, and in 12 months, graduates them with a MSEd and a VA teaching license. Program supports include a $25,000 stipend, paid tuition, and a laptop computer with wireless card. Want to know more? Come by the Webb Center’s Williamsburg Room on October 17, 2012, from 12:30-1:30 pm, for an info session; or contact TIR Program Coordinator Dr. Britt at mbritt@ odu.edu ; (757) 683-4060. Also visit the TIR Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/oduTIR.
ODU OUT Join ODU Out at their general member meetings and learn when and where to volunteer for the LGBTQ community in Hampton Roads and On-Campus! Where: Suffolk Room, ODU Webb Center When: 12:30 p.m, Every first and Third Tuesday’s of the Month
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ODU MBA Association Have an entrepreneurial idea? Want to start a business? Want to invest in a business? Join the ODU MBA Association in welcoming Sean Mallon on Tuesday, October 16th @ 5:30pm in 2003 Constant Hall to learn how and why entrepreneurial investors perform due diligence, so you can attain the funding you need for your business ideas to turn into successful ventures. This free event is open to all ODU students, faculty, staff and their guests. Food and refreshments will be provided by the MBA Association. For more information and to RSVP, please visit http://odumbaaspeaker10-16-12. eventbrite.com/.