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The Lavender House has Been Approved LGBTQ Acquires a Floor in ODU Residence for Themed Housing By: Derek Page Assistant News Editor The Safe Space Committee’s proposal to secure designated housing for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning students has been approved. Students of the LBGTQ community will now have the option to live in a separate space within an ODU residence hall known as Lavender House that is exclusively for LGBTQ members and allies. “LGBTQ students and their supporters wanted more visible resources on campus,” said assistant director of new student and parents programs and Safe Space Committee member Kate Griffin. “We think it will offer them a wonderful opportunity to gain leadership skills, to live with students in an environment where they may feel more accepted, safe, and free to be themselves.”

Fix a Leak Week see A2

The Lavender House has been established as a safe haven for LGBTQ students who may feel their on-campus safety may be in jeopardy because of their sexual orientation. According to the Virginian-Pilot, students signed up for the Lavender House “did not find an intolerant culture at Old Dominion, but each feared it before arriving.” Charles Lowman, assistant director of residence education and Safe Space Committee member, said, “The Lavender House will function with the goals of increasing retention, providing a supportive network of students, faculty, staff, and community members, creating opportunities for selfexploration and intellectual discourse, promoting holistic health and wellness, facilitating mentorship opportunities, creating a sense of belonging, and engaging students in the community.” According to the Virginian-Pilot, “Jennifer Mullen Collins said the

Spectrum Art Show see B2

school based the concept on studies that showed students with support networks of people with similar interests had higher rates of retention, higher graduation rates and, in some case, higher grade-point averages.” In addition to the Lavender House,

Men’s Basketball Carries On see C1

ODU offers themed housing for women in science majors, international students and members of the Army ROTC. The idea of themed housing has sparked some confusion and controversy among other students on cam-

ODU Baseball Verses UMASS see C1

pus. “It’s unfair, plain and simple. If the school wants to stress equality then there should be equality; giving a specific group a specific floor is discrimination, or rather, reverse discrimination.” said senior Max Hrank. continued on A2

CAA Score Corner see C5

A Modern Tale of Feminism Keynote Speaker Naomi Wolf Appears for Women’s History Month By: Alyssa Narvell Arts & Entertainment Editor Naomi Wolf doesn’t sit quiet when it comes to women’s rights. Old Dominion featured Wolf, a social critic and political activist, in spirit of ODU’s Women Center’s thirty-fifth anniversary of their Women’s History Month, last Thursday in North Cafe. The discussion’s topic was “What’s Next for Feminism and Why Should I Care?” The talk was free and open to the public, and was sponsored by ODU’s Women’s Center, Office of Intercultural Relations and Division of Student Engagement and Enrollment Services.

Wolf encourages women to take control of their life and enact societal change. She brings awareness to gender inequalities that exist in today’s society and politics. During her talk, she took audience members through the timeline of feminism, speaking of how America’s first feminists were to their tactics of achieving their goals. “Young western women report less and less interest in identifying themselves with the ‘F-Word’ - feminism, they say that the movement seems a relic of their mother’s era,” Wolf says. Wolf’s international bestseller, “The Beauty Myth,” challenges the cosmetic industry and the marketing of unrealistic standards of beauty, launching a new wave of feminism in the 1900s, according continued on A3

Inside the Mace:

Old Dominion for Change Students Look to Help Children in Need Around the World

An interest meeting was held in regards to Kony 2012 and Invisible Children. The meeting was to discuss what Old Dominion’s campus could do to help support the Invisible Children Foundation as well as to expose the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), Joseph Kony. continued on C3


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Mace & Crown staff David Bakhshaee Editor in Chief Justin Brown News Editor

Norfolk Holds Fourth Annual “Fix-a-Leak” Week

Alyssa Narvell Arts & Entertainment Editor Matthew McCracken Sports Editor Megan Jefferson Senior Design LJ Harris Web Designer Jessica Starr Copy Editor Drew Marmo Advertising Director Elaina Ellis Photography Editor Derek Page News Assistant Ethan Shaw Arts & Entertainment Assistant Jake Ullrich Sports Assistant Ari Gould Photography Assistant Senior Writers: Ben Decowski RJay Molina Staff Writers: Alexander Rose Brian Jerry Robbie Ciara Allison Terres Steve Knauer Timothy Fulghum Ethan Shaw Janah Stokes Lauren Grant Jessica Scheck Elizabeth Bowry Gianina Thompson Jordan Jones Emma Needham Jessica Piland Megan Stamper Paul Minto MaryAnn Jackson Nour Kheireddine Lateesha Gloston Shawn Minor Siaga Johnson Angel Dodson Sarah Roby Daniel Felarca Andrew Tompkins Staff Photographers: Marlie De Clerck Bruce Foote Rachel Chasin Chris Sampson Jake Zimmerman Binh Dong Lauren Makely General Information: The 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

Norfolk is attempting to conserve water by annually holding Fix-a-Leak Week.

City offers suggestions on water conservation By: Eric Smith Staff writer Spring came early this year and with the change in season, the City of Norfolk is inspecting main water pipes for deficiencies. Pipes can be prone to bursting or leaking due to extreme temperatures. Norfolk will make the necessary repairs and replacements in an effort to conserve water. Not only is the City of Norfolk practicing water conservation, but the Department of Utilities located on Granby Street is asking residents of Norfolk to do the same. Preventative maintenance measures have become the focus of using water wisely. Common household leaks such as a leaky faucet, showerhead, or toilet can waste about 10,000 gallons of water per year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. This amount is enough to fill a backyard swimming pool. Repairs are simple for homeowners to do. Replacement parts are inexpensive at most hardware stores. In a press release, the City of Norfolk gave suggestions on saving water. Most involved repairing leaks and replacing water fixtures if needed. A way to find out if a toilet is leaking is by placing one drop of food coloring in the tank. Without flushing for 15 minutes, if the color shows in the bowl, then a leak is present. Outside plumbing fixtures also need to be checked before use. Homeowners with in-ground sprinkler systems are being asked to check the pipes for frost damage. In this case, a plumber certified in water efficiency is needed to assess the area for leaks. For homeowners who use garden hoses for irrigation and other activities, repairs and replacement parts are also inexpensive and simple. Ensuring tight connections between the faucets, nozzles and hoses are recommended. The same holds true for indoor plumbing fixtures. Residents have had mixed feelings about Norfolk’s “Fix-A-Leak

Week.” A common thing that they agree on is the need to conserve water and use it wisely. Songwriter and educator Tina Micula first heard of “Fix-A-Leak Week” by viewing ads on ABC. “I think it’s a great idea, water is a limited natural resource,” said Micula. “People think that it will be there forever.” Micula lives in an apartment and has had plumbing problems. “I have had leaks before,” says Micula. “I had a kitchen faucet leaking and a continually running toilet.” Tina has taken steps to reduce her water consumption. “I shut off the water when I brush my teeth, and I keep usage minimal when cleaning,” Micula said. Riley Angel, a fifth year senior at Old Dominion University is another resident who lives in an apartment. “It is nice that the city has made an effort to save water,” Angel said. “I do full loads of dishes and laundry and turn the faucet off all the way if it is leaking.” Long time residents Levi Frost and sophomore David Thomas have also participated in water conservation. Both live in houses in Norfolk. Frost first learned about “Fix-a-Leak Week” two years ago from his father. “It’s a very good idea to give out solutions and advice on how to handle these problems,” Frost said. “I definitely care about the environment.” Thomas agreed with Frost but also added that, “Saving water saves you money in the long run.” Frost has encountered leaks from his showerhead and bathroom faucet. Both have been repaired. Thomas has had leaky pipes under his bathroom sink, which he got his father to help him repair with plumber’s glue. Norfolk is working hard to save water, and the residents are as well. It is an important week and should be taken seriously. As stated before, water is a limited resource and is important to conserve.

continued from “Lavendar” (A1) Hrank argued ODU is engaging in something that is, by its very definition, reverse discrimination by favoring members of a minority or historically disadvantaged group. He said if LGBTQ members can have their own separate living space, then any other group should be allowed to make a proposal for their own living space. He noted that he was not taking a stance against the gay community, or for them. “While I think its commendable that Old Dominion realizes and appreciates the issue that the LGBTQ community often faces, I think the entire Lavender Hall idea is unfortunate,” said senior David Hall. “I realize the school is pushing more towards something like the Gay-Straight alliance rather than just simple orientation. But, are there going to be halls for tea party members or active democrats? Evangeli-

cal -Christian groups or practicing Muslims? I want to work towards a society where I can introduce a boy as my husband without anyone doing a double take.” Some students aren’t so critical. Another senior, Devon Mizelle, said, “Provide people with a space to be comfortable in, and their time here will be more enjoyable. While homophobia isn’t rampant on this campus, this will provide a space for LGBTQ students to come here expecting a community to be a part of. I’m proud that my college has this.” ODU Out President Connor Norton told the Virginian-Pilot that Lavender House “doesn’t encourage discrimination. It encourages respect and community. It makes us allies for each other.” 18 students have signed up to live in Lavender House next fall.


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John R. Broderick’s Dear Monarchs, I hope you are enjoying this beautiful early spring. I would like to encourage everyone to vote in the SGA elections that will be held on March 28 and 29 online at www. This is an exciting time of the year as we begin to transition into the eighty-second Session of the Senate. We have excellent candidates running, so I urge you to take time to get to know them. The candidates are listed below: Position Name President Mariam Abdelhamid President David Bakhshaee Vice President Otis Johnson Jr. Vice President Ashton Gray Secretary Maya Shelton Secretary Connie Bermudez Speaker of the Senate Collin Hust

Festival on April 1 is another opportunity to engage the community. If you have interest in these activities or any question or concerns please feel free to email me at Our community outreach efforts are fundamental in continuing to foster strong relations with the Norfolk Community.

Student Government this year has made great efforts to give back to the community. One of the efforts we are undertaking is ODU Day at Richard Bowling Elementary School on March 30. This is a great opportunity to volunteer for an afternoon with local kids and contribute positively to the community. Similarly, the International

Old Dominion for Change Students Look to Help Children in Need Around the World By: Justin Brown News Editor

An interest meeting was held in regards to Kony 2012 and Invisible Children. The meeting was to discuss what Old Dominion’s campus could do to help support the Invisible Children Foundation as well as to expose the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), Joseph Kony. At the meeting several ideas were discussed and it was decided that there would be different groups that would focus on different events. The first event discussed was Cover the Night. Heading Cover the Night are Nilsa Salgado and Tyrice Deane, two seniors at ODU who were passionate about Kony 2012. “All people will be seeing is our call to change. They’re going to wonder what’s going on so they’ll go and they’ll Google it and find out more information on child soldiers and invis-

ible children. Just raising awareness in a big way,” said Deane. What Cover the Night will consist of is that on the night of April 19 supporters of Kony 2012 will be asked to put up as many posters as they can so that all over the world when people wake up on April 20 they will see Kony 2012 posted everywhere. This is intended to help in the effort of exposing Kony. The next event discussed was a fundraising fashion show brought up by ODU freshman, Taylor Williams. “The major thing about the fashion show is change for change. The main thing is to get loose change. People carry around change all the time and don’t want it, so if you put it in the jar and put it to good use you can help a lot of kids,” said Williams. There is not yet a scheduled date for the fashion show, but Williams is aiming to have it sometime in April. The aim of the fashion show is to have peo-

ple of all different shapes and sizes. At the meeting there was discussion of basketball players being in it as well as women from the Caribbean and so on. The final event discussed was an educational speaker. Ariel Robinson, Special Events Director of Student Activities Council, would like to bring someone in to discuss worldwide issues pertaining to children. “My thing was to get more of the African perspectives involved and not just the Western perspectives. I feel like we don’t want to override their voice and their concerns,” said Robinson. Tami Park-Farinholt, Coordinator for the Center for Service and Civic Engagement, headed the meeting and although it was just the first interest meeting a lot of ideas were brought to the table. It may take time, but there are going to be events going on to help support children around the globe at Old Dominion University.

Old Dominion University students organized an interest meeting after the release of “Kony 2012”.



From research and teaching to study abroad and humanitarian work, Old Dominion University’s reach is truly global. Old Dominion students, faculty and alumni are engaged around the world. Moreover, international students and faculty bring a cosmopolitan flavor to our campus here in Hampton Roads. Old Dominion has long prided itself on being open to the world. With one of the largest enrollments of international students in Virginia, hundreds of study abroad and exchange program destinations, and partnerships with internationally focused organizations such as NATO, we are already heavily invested in global thinking and activities. But our goal is to expand these international connections even further. If the globalization of our economy, culture and technology has underscored anything for us, it is the necessity for our students to have a well-rounded understanding of world cultures in order to achieve personal and professional success. At Old Dominion, professors bring their world experiences into the classroom and their classroom into the world. Our researchers conduct transnational collaboration in the discovery of new ideas and advancement of cutting-edge solutions. At ODU’s Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics, for example, some of the

sharpest minds from Russia, Germany, China and the U.S. sit side-by-side in their quest for cancer therapies, wound healing remedies, and decontamination solutions. A large cohort of international students – more than 1,100 from 111 countries – brings the world to Norfolk. We are all immeasurably enriched by the exposure to so many different cultures, ideas and experiences. At ODU, they come together to create a world of new possibilities. Indeed, that is the essence of the university’s tagline, “Idea Fusion.” Our fourth annual International Festival, being held from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 1, is a fun way to experience, enjoy and celebrate these cultures. Thousands of guests from the Hampton Roads community come to campus for a variety of performances, an International Bazaar and the International Children’s Activity Arena. One of my favorite areas of the festival is the Global Food Court, where you can taste authentic Thai, Turkish, Southern, Creole, Moroccan, Israeli, and Mexican cuisine, among others. The International Festival is just one of many events and opportunities Old Dominion offers to create new connections among people. These relationships make the world smaller and bring our understanding to new levels. The possibilities this opens for our communities, our country and the world are endless.

continued from “Modern Tale” (A1) to Wolf’s official online biography. New York Times called the book “one of the most important books of the twentieth century.” “It seems whenever woman try to move forward, the ‘beauty ideal’ pulls them back,” she says. Wolf is a graduate of Yale and a Rhodes scholar at Oxford, as well as a previous consultant to Al Gore during his presidential campaign on women’s issues and social policy. She is also co-founder of The Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership, which is an organization that teaches leadership to young women. “There is a lot of exciting new online publishing activity, but the next generation still lacks strong institutions or a clear feminist political agenda. Feminism is not special pleading, but the basis of true democracy,” Wolf said. Wolf’s appearance is one of many events scheduled in March for Women’s History Month. For a complete schedule of Women’s History Month events, visit



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arts entertainment Celebrating Influential Women Old Dominion’s Thirty-fifth Women’s History Month By: Siaga Johnson Staff Writer

The Women’s Center of Old Dominion University is featuring a month of celebration for all influential women who have changed history in a variety of ways. Not only is this to celebrate women, this is to commemorate the life changing legacies that certain contributions by these women have made, as well as to empower the greater Hampton Roads community. The month of March will be filled with events to celebrate women in a wide variety of disciplines, from music, to the corporate world, to activism. Events to celebrate women in the workplace range from discussions about women in engineering, to women in leadership positions in business. At 2 p.m. on March 22, the Webb Center’s Newport News Room will welcome Mfikeyi Makayi, a female miner on location in Zambia. She will be joining participants via Skype, and will be discussing the various trends in the mining industry, as well as her educational background and hopes as a woman in this field. A 2009 master’s

graduate from ODU, Makayi will be giving not only a synopsis of her experiences in her field, but global implications of females in this industry. A presentation scheduled for March 28 at 12 p.m. at the Webb Center’s River Rooms will provide leadership fundamentals for women in business and politics. This will be presented by Roslyn Houston, a marketing instructor at ODU’s College of Business & Public Administration. This will be an opportunity for students to obtain leadership advice in terms of how to become a better leader and how to market one’s self for the job market. Female influence will also be celebrated through music and poetry. On March 21 at 7 p.m. an event called “Women in Music” will bring the community together in Chandler Recital Hall to celebrate influential women in the music industry worldwide. This will be brought to ODU by Sigma Alpha Iota, ODU music students, and ODU faculty with a recital of music by female artists. Presentations centered around the theme of activism and highlighting key issues will also be given to educate the public about various social issues that

women face globally and what actions can be taken to combat social injustice. On March 20, Imaculee Ilibagiza will give a talk to ODU students about her experiences as a Rwandan Genocide Survivor. Ilibagiza moved to the United States and started working for the United Nations, where she established the Left to Tell Charitable Fund to assist African orphans. This event will be held in North Cafeteria in

Laughs for All, and for All, a Good Improv Old Dominion’s Improv Comedy Team Competes in Richmond

ODU’s Improv group reaches out to new members.

Webb Center. Students interested in participating in activism can reserve March 27 on their calendars for the Feminist Activist Fair. This will be held in North Mall in Webb Center for students to learn about volunteer, internship and employment with organizations dedicated to upholding social justice and equality for women and girls. These are just a few among many events scheduled for the month. For

more information about March’s event line up, visit the Women’s Center’s website at March 29 will be the Women’s Center Thirty-fifth Anniversary Reception held at the Learning Commons Conference Room in Perry Library. This will be to celebrate the 35 years that the Women’s Center has served ODU. RSVP at by 5 p.m. on March 21.

By: Megan Stamper Staff Writer

day,” he said. There are two types of improv comedy, short and long form. Short form is playing games and acting out random situations and circumstances. Long form is performing one idea over a span of about 30 minutes. “Da Minions” focus on short form improv. This type is a great starting place for beginners, said Anderson. Both students and faculty participate in the troupe. “I love the way an 18 year old and a 69 year old can interact together,” Anderson said. All ODU students and faculty are encouraged to check out the troupe. ”Come with an open mind and have the willingness to make a fool out of yourself,” said Johnson. Anderson said when doing improv, it’s best to not think, and not to think that you are funny. She said once you think you are funny, you end up being really boring. “Like those people who think they are Dane Cook. But, we have been lucky and had very little douchebaggery.” When asked about his favorite part of the group, Johnson said, “You can never really plan it, but when everything is clicking it just feels so good and after all that collaboration you feel like it was something special.” Workshops are $3 every Saturday morning at the old ODU theatre on 46 Street and Hampton Boulevard.

Richmond was a battleground last weekend, and in a battle of comedy, there are no prisoners. “Da Minions,” the ODU improv comedy group, attended their first competition in Richmond last weekend. The team members competed against an array of universities, from local VCU to the University of Miami. The tournament “Comedy Sportz Improv Maddness” lasted two days. The universities competed in a basketball bracket type style competition, head to head in an improvisational battle. “Da Minions” coach Katie Anderson started the improv troupe in 2010 when she first came to Norfolk. She said that she did not know anybody and wanted a way to get connected. “There are only two things I’m good at... making guacamole and teaching improv,” she said. She used her connection with the university and put out flyers for free improvisational comedy workshops. Team captain Stephen Johnson began improv when he was a commuting student at ODU. He said that he had a hard time connecting with the school because of his lack of involvement. When he joined “Da Minions,” he developed a sense of school spirit. “I wish it was around when I was a freshman; I would have gone every


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Old Dominion Seniors in Full Spectrum Seniors in the Art Department Show Their Work By: Megan Jefferson Senior Designer

The Old Dominion University graduating art department students put up a show at the Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Gallery.

A collection of works by Oktawian Otlewski in the senior artshow, Spectrum.

odu happenings

3/21 - 3/27 ODU Music

The Black Keys 3/23 8p TED Center $42.40 - $47.50 Women In Music 3/21 7p - 8p Chandler Recital Hall 683.4109 Free

ODU Arts

Graduating Seniors Showcase Exhibition Series 3/21 – 3/27 11a – 5p Baron & Ellin Gordon Art Galleries 683.6271 Free “Spectrum” 3/21 - 3/25 Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries 683.6271 Free Youth Art Month - Boys & Girls Clubs 3/21 - 3/27 8a - 6p VA Beach Higher Ed. Center: Atrium Free “Issues of Style in SelfTaught Art” 3/21 - 3/26 Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries 683.6271 Free

ODU Theater

Idiots Karamazov 3/15 – 3/24 8p University Theater 683.5305 $15 students; $20 general SAC Movie: Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol 3/21, 3/23, 3/24 8p - 10p MGB Life Sciences Room 102 683.4818

ODU Talks

Women in the Mining Industry: Tapping Resources, Carving Space 3/22 2p - 3p Webb Center Newport News/Hampton Room 683.4109 Free The Power of a Woman Debate 3/22 8p - 9p MGB Life Sciences Room 102 683.4109 Free Arts & Letters College Colloquium 3/23 3p Batten Arts and Letters Room 9024 Women’s Institute for Leadership Development 3/26 2p - 4p Webb Center Cape Charles Room 683.4109 Registration Required

Everything Else ODU

Virginian Pilot Transitioning Military/Security Career Day 3/21 10a TED Center

“Spectrum” is a variety of work from the seniors in Old Dominion’s art department. The show is being displayed at the Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries from March 2 to March 25. “Spectrum” consists of 25 students who have been preparing for the show since the beginning of the spring semester. The artwork ranges in mediums of photography to printmaking. The show has a photography installation, three-dimensional forms, digital projections, jewelry displays, ceramic sculptures, paintings, and various types of drawings. This is the first time graduating seniors have worked together to put on a collective show. The show is a graduation requirement and part of students’ ARTS 400 Senior Show class taught by Ken Daley. All participating students are seeking a Bachelor of Fine Arts or a Bachelor of Arts with a studio major. Graduating senior Liz Hufstedler said, “In our separate, lives we each represent a singular color of the spectrum, and when combined, we are light itself; young and fast, full of energy and burning with creative inspiration. The spectrum not only represents our identity with the art world but our

ODU Admitted Student Day 3/24 8:30a - 2p TED Center Free

local happenings

SAC: Funnel Cakes & Candy Apples 3/22 11a - 3p ODU Norfolk Campus South Mall Free

Anthony Kearns Live 3/21 7:30p Colonial Williamsburg’s Kimball Theatre 1-800-HISTORY $40 general; $35 for students and seniors

SAC: SAC Night Life Arabian Nights After Dark 3/23 - 3/24 8p - 12a Webb Center North Cafe Free OSAL: Blood Drive 3/27 10a - 4p Webb Center Newport News/Hampton Room

3/21 - 3/27 Local Music

Music of the Greatest Generation 3/24 7p Ferguson Center for the Arts 501.6944 Free

Local Art

Free Outdoor Sculpture 3/21 - 3/28 Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center 393.8543 $3.00

Local Theater

Wicked 3/21 – 3/25 times vary Chrysler Hall 671.8100 $33 - $90

3/21 - 3/27

“Eureka” a Chamber Theatre Production 3/26 10:30a Norfolk State University Main Campus 823.2061

Stitch A Bit 3/21 5p - 7p Webb Center North Mall 683.4109 Free

Circurious 3/24 2p Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts 923.2900 $20 adults; $15 youth

Women’s Center Info Tables 3/22 12:30p - 1:30p Webb Center South Mall 683.4109

“Halls of Art VIII” 3/21 - 3/26 Hampton Roads Convention Center 315.1610

Local Sports

Women’s Self Defense 3/24 1p - 3p Norfolk Karate Academy 814 W. 45th St. 683.4109

The Path Taken - Betty Lockhart Anglin 3/21 - 3/23 Christopher Newport University Paul and Rosemary Trible Library Room 240 594.7930

Feminist Activist Fair 3/27 11a - 2p Webb Center North Mall 683.4109 Free

Frederick Douglas and Harriet Tubman Series by Jacob Lawrence 3/21 - 3/26 Hampton University Museum 727.5308

The Art of Chocolate Virginia Chocolate Festival 3/21 - 3/25 Locations Vary. Main event at the Exhibition Hall at Norfolk Scope Visit for more info. 282.2822 $ varies

out of town

Michael Vigil: Southwest Heritage - World Wide View” 3/21 - 3/25 d’ART Center 625.4211

Fashion Fights Back 3/24 8p - 10p Webb Center North Cafe 683.4195 Free

connection to life and how we each perceive it differently.” When asked what “Spectrum” means to her, participating senior, La’Shawn Mackey-Robinson said, “As an artist, I think you have to be able to listen and you have to be interested in communication. Everything speaks and when I create I’m merely responding to the voices I hear. I feel like that’s what Spectrum is.” Students selected pieces within their own body of work with similar themes. Anna Nguyen, a drawing and design senior, chose six mixed media cityscape drawings. Nguyen describes, “I wanted to put pieces I thought represented me. I enjoy the fun architectural side of buildings so I knew I wanted to include them in the show.” Chris Hayden concludes the show saying, “The overall show is great in my opinion because it allows for someone who may not be a sculpture fan per say, but loves paintings, or for someone who loves ceramics, to both come to the same show. They might possibly even gain a respect for some of the other works they may not have enjoyed before.” Jillian Williams, Oktawian Otlewski, and Kaitlyn Paulsen will also be displaying their work in a solo show later in the semester.

Norfolk Admirals Hockey vs. Albany 3/23 7:30p Norfolk Scope Arena 664.6464 $ varies Norfolk Admirals Hockey vs. Albany 3/24 7:15p Norfolk Scope Arena 664.6464 $ varies

Everything Else Local Suffolk Restaurant Week 3/21 - 3/24 514.4130 $10 - 15 lunch; $20 - 30 dinner

Zac Brown Band 3/25 7p The Richmond Coliseum $ varies French Film Festival 3/29 - 4/1 12p Bistro Bobette in Richmond $ varies The Outer Banks Wedding Show 3/24 11a Duck, North Carolina 800.701.4111 $ varies

coming to theaters


All In: The Poker Movie Matt Damon, Frank Deford, Ira Glass, Doris Kearns Goodwin - 1 hr. 38 min. Documentary

The Deep Blue Sea - Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston, Simon Russell Beale, Anne Mitchell - R - 1 hr. 38 min. - Art House/ Foreign The Hunger Games - Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson - PG-13 - 2 hr. 22 min. - Action/ Adventure Musical Chairs - Leah Pipes, E.J. Bonilla, Priscilla Lopez, Jaime Tirelli - PG-13 - 1 hr. 42 min. - Art House/ Foreign October Baby - Rachel Hendrix, Jason Burkey, John Scheider, Jasmine Guy, Shari Rigby - PG-13 1 hr. 47 min. - Drama The Raid: Redemption - Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Doni Alamsyah _ R - 1 hr. 41 min. - Art House/Foreign The Trouble with Bliss Michael C. Hall, Chris Messina, Brie Larson - PG-13 - 1 hr. 37 min. - Art House/ Foreign

Brake - Stephen Dorff, Chyler Leigh, JR Bourne, Tom Berenger - 1 hr. 32 min.

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Wicked Lands in Norfolk By: Emma Needham Contributing Writer

Luck O’ the Irish Hits Norfolk By: MaryAnn Jackson Staff Writer

Green, gold and leprechauns swept through downtown Norfolk last week. Last Saturday, March 17, Norfolk’s Knights of Columbus hosted their forty fifth annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade began in 1968 and has since had a huge following for residents in the Norfolk area and beyond. Thousands of people adorned in St. Patty’s day gear aligned Granby Street.. According to the parade’s official website, based on local legend, the first parade consisted of several Brother Knights marching around the council home carrying trash can lids and brooms. The parade started at 10 a.m. and people were lined up through the back streets of Granby. An array of floats were presented in the parade procession, including Norfolk Public Libraries Bookmobile and a life-size pirate

ship. Raquel Taylor, the public information specialist for Norfolk Public Libraries, has been working the parade for years “I have been doing this parade with Norfolk Public Libraries for almost thirty years, and every year is more fun than the next,” she said. For others, this is their first time participating in the parade. Lenora Jennings, an ODU student who works in the volunteer coordination department for Norfolk Public Libraries, participated in the parade for the first time this year. Jennings had been involved in the parade in previous years, but never actually participated in it. St. Patty’s day fans arrived at the parade with festive campers that littered the streets. Celebratory outfits included anything from green tutus to kilts. The Knights of Columbus also sponsored an after party parade at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The event featured bands Hotcakes and Bill Deals: The Original Rhondels.

Feel like dropping into the Land of Oz? Now everyone can, because the Broadway hit “Wicked” has come to Chrysler Hall in Norfolk. The classic tale “Wicked” will be playing until March 25. The story, based off the book by Gregory Maguire, follows two friends, known to most as the Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West, and explains the backstory of the original “The Wizard of Oz.” From why the lion is a coward to how the wicked

Anne Brummel as Elphaba, are superb and could be considered above the Broadway performances’ standards. Originally from Yorktown, VA, Haas grew up watching the Broadway performances at the Chrysler Hall, according to the Daily Press. Now she is the one on stage who impresses the audience with her quirky, spunky movements and her absolute perfect portrayal of Glinda the Good Witch. Anne Hall, who was an original member of the production, has been to Norfolk before two years ago. Her voice is beyond what words can comprehend, and she brings tears to the

reminiscent of a clock, are made attractive through the use of lights and smoke. A large dragon hangs above the crowd and occasionally moves to add emphasis to certain scenes. A large map, taken from a page in the book, is also laid out on the front curtain for the audience to study and adds a certain authenticity to the show. Throughout the performance, the audience can be seen turning to the person next to them in surprise when they find the connections between “The Wizard of Oz” and “Wicked.” Other than the play being purely remarkable, it adds depth to the classic

witch became wicked, “Wicked” goes behind the scenes of the classic children’s tale and adds much more. The performances, which are nothing short of amazing, should not turn people away from seeing the show merely because it is a traveling one. The performance by the two leading actresses, Tiffany Haas as Glinda and

audience’s eyes, particularly in her amazing rendition of “Defying Gravity,” the bold song directly before the intermission. It is very easy to get lost in the Land of Oz while watching “Wicked,” as the costumes are delightfully elaborate, the script is masterfully planned, and the set, made up of steel and gears

story that many people grew up with. Even for those who aren’t fans of “The Wizard of Oz” will enjoy it, as one of the deepest themes behind “Wicked” is the importance of friendship which is exemplified in the touching song, “For Good.”


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Windy Day, We Will Hit it Anyways

Kent Bazemore goes up for a dunk inside Scope Arena in Norfolk.

Roar On

Monarchs Defeat USC Upstate 65-56 to get to CIT Quarter Finals By: Ben Decowski Senior Writer The Old Dominion University Monarchs (22-13) defeated the USC Upstate Spartans (21-13) 65-56 at the Norfolk Scope Arena in the second round of the College Postseason Tournament (CIT) on Sunday, March 18. The Spartans struggled to gain control from the Monarchs, but they did manage to put together an impressive effort and keep ODU on their toes. “This game I think our theme was there’s no such thing as a free lunch,” ODU head coach Blaine Taylor said. Both the Monarchs and Spartans struggled to find some momentum at

the beginning of the first half. The Spartans jumped up 12-8 on ODU at the 12 minute mark and it seemed like the Monarchs might be in for a long day, but ODU was not to be held down. Old Dominion cut the lead to one and right on cue, senior guard Kent Bazemore stole the ball and slammed it in to give his Monarchs a 13-12 lead. The Monarchs exploded after that and built up a 31-19 lead going into the half. The Spartans had a hard time penetrating Old Dominion’s defense in the first half and shot only 25.9 percent from the field. The Monarchs also silenced the Atlantic Sun Player of the Year sophomore forward Torrey Craig

monarch mentions - Old Dominion Head Athletic Trainer Marty Bradley has been selected to receive a National Athletic Trainers’ Association Award as the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer. - TED Constant Convocation Center hosted the first and second rounds of the 2012 Division 1 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament. - ODU’s redshirt sophomore wrestler Justin LaValle picked up his second win in the NCAA Tournament by defeating Missouri’s Nicholas Hucke (6-2).

Kenneth Belgrave steps up to the plate against UMASS.

Monarchs score six runs on six hits against UMASS By: Matthew McCracken Sports Editor Old Dominion’s (7-10) three runs in the fifth inning gave the Monarchs a comfortable lead over the University of Massachusetts (1-4) while their two runs in the seventh sealed their 6-2 Saint Patrick’s Day victory. “It was a tough day to hit, but we were able to hang in there and get a couple big hits,” Monarchs’ head coach Chris Finwood said. A single by Chris Baker made the bases loaded for the Monarchs. After being hit by a pitch, designated hitter Josh Tutwiler was awarded the base and RBI, putting the Monarchs up 2-1. With two outs, Joey Burney stepped up to the plate, and knocked a hard shot between first and second for a single

bringing in two more runs to stretch ODU’s lead to three. Burney was 2-4 hitting with two singles and two RBI’s. “Only thing you can do on a day like this with the wind blowing is hit the ball where it came from,” Burney said. “Can’t try to do too much because it’s just going to come right back.” “Joey’s [Burney] has a chance to be a good hitter. He thinks if you throw it up there between the foul lines, he’s got a chance to hit it,” coach Finwood said. Later in the seventh, Tutwiler hit a double bringing in the final two runs for the Monarchs. Tutwiler finished with three RBI’s on 1-2 hitting. Pitching for the Monarchs wasn’t perfection, but it got the job done. Greg Tomchick got the start, pitching four and two-third innings, giving up four hits and only one run. He struck out four, but walked six. All together, the Mon-

Athlete of the Week:

Lisa Bernardini Senior Midfielder Lisa Bernardini tied her career high in goals with five against Saint Joseph’s on Saturday, March 17. Bernardini’s five goals aided the Lady Monarchs to their 10-5 victory over the Hawks.


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archs walked ten batters. “We walked way too many guys today, but we were able to pitch out of quite a few jams, and that was good to see,” coach Finwood said. “It was just a day that if you didn’t walk somebody, the ball wasn’t going anywhere.” The lone run by UMASS was in the fifth. Tomchick walked three batters to make the bases loaded. Consistently throwing his pitches low, coach Finwood brought in Erick Baker to replace Tomchick. Baker walked his first batter, putting UMASS on the scoreboard and leaving the bases loaded. Not at all flustered, Baker struck out right fielder Adam Picard to retire the inning and save the Monarchs from falling behind. “They battled. We only gave up five hits. They probably don’t score if we don’t walk them. It was good to see them get out of those jams and make some pitches,” coach Finwood said. Erick Baker pitched two and one-third innings not allowing a hit with three walks and four strikeouts. Massachusetts’ starting pitcher Glen Misho pitched six and one-third innings, allowing six runs on six hits with six strikeouts and three walks. Misho finished with an ERA of 10.45. This was the Monarchs fourth straight win after losing three straight. To coach Finwood, the streak just means “we got one more than last time. We got a little bit of momentum going.” Monarchs’ baseball next home series is against Hofstra Friday, March 23 through Sunday March 25.

ON THE MOUND March 17 Game 1

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Getting a Phil for the Year Senior right-hander guiding ball club through rocky road thus far By: Brian Jerry Staff Writer

ODU is currently tied for sixth place in the CAA and are beginning to rebound after a rough start. The Chesapeake native and Great Bridge Hill product as of his last start on March 11 versus Delaware is 0-1 with a 6.50 ERA, giving up a .304 average to opposing batters. “It’s really a simple fix. The balls we’re throwing in the strike zone are just too good of pitches to hit and that’s not just myself, but everyone as a whole,” said 6-foot-2 inch, 200 pound senior right-hander Phil McCarthy of Old Dominion’s pitching staff struggles. “We’ve been going back to the drawing board, focusing on all the basics and keeping the ball down throwing quality strikes. When doing that consistently as of late, we’ve been successful.” With the exception of a postponed game versus Richmond on Feb. 29 and an 8-3 victory over VMI March 14, the Monarchs have played all their games in the comfort of Bud Metheney Complex. When asked about shifting gears toward their road matchups, McCarthy admits that it will be in the team’s benefit to test the waters away from cam-

pus for a bit. “Oh yeah, it’ll be a little nice change of scenery I’m sure. It’ll be nice to get away from here and kind of take a little bit of pressure off of us, no home fans, nothing to really worry about so all we really have to do is focus on baseball,” McCarthy said. Beginning with a rematch with VMI in Lexington on March 27, 10 of the ball club’s next 15 games will be visiting matchups before heading back to the Bud on April 13 when they host James Madison. “I like playing on the road and I think a lot of other guys like doing it too,” McCarthy said. Last season, McCarthy was named 2011 CAA Scholar Athlete of the Year and was selected to the conference’s All-Tournament team. In his last go around with this squad, the right-hander along with fellow senior Ben Tomchick and others are assuming more of a leadership role. “Well it is our job as upperclassmen no matter what you’ve accomplished to lead and try to bring a winning mentality to the younger guys because when we’re gone, they’re the ones that are going to have to step up and be relied upon to lead the next class and so on, so forth,” McCarthy said. It’s safe to say that a sub-five ERA isn’t necessarily on the top of anyone’s

holiday wish list. So, in minimizing that statistic, McCarthy shared what both himself and pitching coach Tim LaVigne have worked on in terms of mechanical nuances to the righthander’s throwing motion that could be improved. “We’ve been trying to get my arm out in front to release pitches a little closer to the plate. My arm’s been lagging a little bit” McCarthy acknowledged. “I don’t particularly care about ERA, the only thing that I care about is wins.” ODU students and student athletes alike have their fair share of preferred food spots and MP3 player tunes for all intensive jamming out purposes. This right-hander is no exception. “Well as far as food goes, I love Raising Cane’s. It’s phenomenal and one of my favorite spots around here,” McCarthy said. “My favorite band is A Day to Remember (ADTR), kind of a hard rock/hard metal band. I like that kind of music. I like Eric Church, country too, but before or after a game, I’m an ADTR guy.” It will certainly take a fair share of corrections in order to salvage the ball club from an even deeper hole, but after a string of recent victories and solid play, McCarthy reminds us of exactly what it takes to get back on

track. “Getting a lot of momentum is crucial. We have no off days the next five days in a row so being able to play well for those next five games is going to be huge because we can be almost .500 after this week if we play the way we should.”

Five Buck Box ERA: 6.50 SO: 16 BB: 10 H: 21 R: 16


Out of the Rough Men’s Golf Team Looks to Finish Strong after Inconsistent Start By: Ben Decowski Senior Writer Old Dominion University’s men’s golf team is nearing the end of their season with only two tournaments remaining before the Colonial Athletic Association Championships take place on April 27. “It’s been sort of an up and down year,” head coach Dr. Murray Rudisill said. The team started out placing fourth at the Maryland Intercollegiate, fourteenth at the VCU shootout and second at the Joe Agee Invitational. The Monarchs then finished up their next three tournaments finishing in third, seventh and eighth place. However, ODU seems to be finding a way to play at a consistent level recently. In the team’s last two tournaments, the Monarchs finished fourth at the Caribbean Intercollegiate and first at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate. The first place finish in Pinehurst, NC was the team’s first title of the season. The win, “Gave the guys a lot of confidence,” coach Rudisill said, “They held up really well the last day.”

The Monarchs led the entire tournament and closed out strong with scores of 76, 75, and three 74’s coming from junior Garth McGee, redshirt junior Tom Wilde, sophomore John Dawson, senior Neil Henderson, and freshman Jamison Randall respectively on the last day. Coach Rudisill said that some golfers who were “wilting under pressure came through strongly,” and that he was, “so proud of them at Pinehurst.” Next up for the Monarchs is the C & F Bank Invitational in Williamsburg, VA on March 25. The Monarchs will work hard to prepare, but coach Rudisill said that the team has to work in moderation so they meet the NCAA practice limitations of only 144 days a year. The limitation is implemented so that the athletes do not overwork themselves in a sport that runs from September to April with only a two and a half month break in November and December before picking up again in late January. “Some of them like to put the clubs up for a while which is understandable,” coach Rudisill said.

Coach Rudisill does have his players for about 20 hours a week and he makes sure to take advantage of that time. He explained that he makes his golfers work on their long shots for 30 to 45 minutes before moving on to working on their short game for about an hour and a half. These practices are important for the Monarchs who have three of their eight golfers redshirted this year. Coach Rudisill is confident in his team and is quick to point out that he is “very blessed to have five good players.” With the end of the season quickly approaching, there is reason for excitement around the men’s golf team as they prepare themselves for the CAA Championships in the next month. Coach Rudisill seemed to be excited and even mentioned that he felt like his players’ games are starting to come together. The year may have started off a little inconsistently, but the Monarchs seem ready to get out of the rough and finish the year strong.

Wednesday 3.21.2012 | MACE & CROWN | C3 continued from “Roar On” (C1) in the first half, who went 0-7 from the field. “It was evident in that first half when we struggled in that zone. There was nobody that kind of calmed them down,” USC Upstate head coach Eddie Payne said. The Monarchs played a solid half all around with big performances coming from Bazemore and redshirt freshman forward Richard Ross. Bazemore recorded 10 points and eight rebounds while Ross added seven points and three rebounds of his own. “I thought that early in the game, Breon [Key] and Richard’s [Ross] youthful exuberance, you know, was a little bit of a shot in the arm,” coach Taylor said. The Spartans started out the second half much stronger and went on a 10-0 run to bring the score to 31-29. The Monarchs seemed to be letting the game slip away from them, but Bazemore stepped up right on cue once again, driving in the lane and picking up a foul. Bazemore knocked down two free throws that were followed up by a 3-pointer from redshirt freshman guard Dimitri Batten that ended the Spartan’s run and gave the Monarchs a 36-29 lead. “I thought the less anxious we were the more effective we were,” coach Taylor said. The Monarchs never lost the lead in the second half. The Spartans fought hard, but it simply wasn’t enough. “I think the fast break points you know tell the story,” Bazemore said, “That’s what they wanted to come in and do.” The Monarchs held the Spartans to four fast break points while they picked up 13 of their own. “That’s what we worked on a lot yesterday, was getting back in transition, and to take that facet away in the game, it really hindered their whole offense,” Bazemore said. Bazemore finished with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Ross also finished strong with seven points, seven rebounds and four blocks. Redshirt junior forward Nick Wright had a noteworthy second half, scoring nine points to give him a total of 11 on the day. “Thirty-two teams started in this tournament. We’re down now to eight. So first of all, you know, that’s a pretty good accomplishment,” coach Taylor said. The Monarchs will move on to the quarter finals where they will take on Mercer (24-11) on Wednesday, March 21.


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ODU loses by 11 to No. 2 UNC UNC scores seven unanswered goals in second half By: Kathryne Mason Staff Writer

Old Dominion Lacrosse looks to produce offense against Saint Joseph’s.

Lisa Bernardini scores five to lead Old Dominion to their second win By Kathryne Mason Staff Writer Giving all credit to Old Dominion’s brick wall defense and senior keeper Sarah Geary, the Lady Monarchs of Old Dominion ran off the field at the end of the Saturday’s game with a 10-4 win over Saint Joseph’s. Geary, who helped lead the team to their second win for the season, faced a total of 17 shots while only allowing four to slip past her. “I felt really good during warm ups…the girls really shut down Saint Joseph when it counted. They had my back out there…I came up short a few times, but for the most part I know I played well,” Geary said. Senior Lisa Bernardini scored the first of her five goals six minutes into the game after a clearing attempt gone wrong by St. Joseph keeper Alisha Aquilino. Making up for Aquilino’s mistake, Saint Joesph forward Grace Dinn would come back and score two minutes later with the assist from teammate Alana Glanell. With just under 20 minutes to go in the first half, it was obvious that this game was all Old Dominion. With frustration building up, Saint Joseph forward Brittany Hanrahan got a little too pushy for the refs and was issued a yellow card at the 19:16 mark. Saint Joseph’s had a total of 22 fouls with three of them being issued yellow cards. Hanrahan, who would later on receive three more fouls, sat in the penalty box for two minutes, while Old Dominion took advantage of the man up situation, getting their second goal from junior Shelby Davis. Rebecca Hartrum, notching her second of three assists of the game, fed from behind the net, getting the pass out to Davis. Davis, standing at the 12-meter line, faked a pass to Bernardini and charged her way into the eight. “I was actually planning on passing to Lisa [Bernardini], but the ball got stuck in my pocket, so I just took it myself,” Davis continued. “I’m a midfielder, but I’m usually more on the defensive side of things than the attack like Meredith [Rogers], so honestly, I was really surprised when I scored.” Two more fouls from Saint Joseph and a forced turnover

by Davis led to Old Dominion scoring two more unanswered goals from Hartrum and senior Courtney Johnson, giving the Lady Monarchs a nice three goal cushion heading into halftime. Junior Alexandra Burns and Sophomore Emily Austerberry combined for a total of 10 draws won, while Saint Joseph only had six. Burns and Austerberry would also be key players on the defensive side, combining for a total of eight ground balls and five forced turnovers. Coming out of halftime, Saint Joseph’s scored two unanswered goals from Dinn and forward Jen Peters to cut Old Dominion’s lead to one. Try as they might, this would be the closest Saint Joseph’s would get to making a comeback. Geary proved to be too much to handle as she would only allow one more goal to slip past her for the last 24 minutes of the game. Interim head coach Heather Holt said, “I knew that this would be a really important game after our last few losses.” Holt continued. “We’re back home now playing in front of our friends and family…this win was a nice confidence boost after our recent struggles.” Statistically speaking, Old Dominion controlled everything from the shots on goal, to the ground balls and draw controls. Physically and mentally speaking, Old Dominion dominated Saint Joseph from having solid, controlled checks and good defensive body positioning, to outrunning them for loose balls and missed shots on goals. Saint Joseph’s was never in the game. They had a chance to comeback when they were down by one, but six more goals from three different Lady Monarchs and Old Dominion’s eight meter defense proved to be too much for Saint Joseph to handle. With the win, Holt improves her teams record to 2-4 on the season. Saint Joseph head coach Denise Roessler is a former teammate of Holt and 1995 graduate of Old Dominion. Old Dominion will face No. 2 North Carolina Sunday afternoon at Powhatan Sports Complex 1p.m.

Old Dominion played like a top notch caliber team for the first 30 minutes of the contest, only to let it fall apart in the second with a final score of 14-3 against UNC. The Lady Monarchs seemed to be on their way to causing a David versus Goliath upset, but in the end Goliath stood tall, while David fell short. If it weren’t for the sticks, the first 30 minutes could have easily been mistaken to be a field hockey game on account of the low scoring. Old Dominion once again had an eight meter brick wall defense and only allowed two goals from the Tar Heels. Senior keeper Sarah Geary faced 11 shots in the first half and managed to catch all but two. Lady Tar Heel Lauren Zimmerman scored her first of five goals to put the Tar Heels up on the board first. With the assist from senior Lisa Bernardini, midfielder Rebecca Hartrum would come back in less than two minutes and tie the game back up. For the next 20 minutes, Geary proved once again why she is the starting goalie. Backed up by midfielder Shelby Davis, midfielder Meredith Rogers, and low defender Courtney Johnson, Geary was unstoppable in the net, catching any and everything that came her way. “Anytime Court [Johnson] and Shelby [Davis] are down by my posts I know I have nothing to worry about… they’re really good at watching the rolls by the crease, and watching the feeders, so all I pretty much had to worry about was the top of the 12,” Geary said. UNC’s defense was just as relentless, as Tar Heel keeper Brit Giacco took on seven shots, but only allowed one from Hartrum to sneak past her. Bernardini leads the team with 16 goals and five assists while Hartrum is second with 14 goals and four assists.

“I think Lisa [Bernardini] was planning on shooting, but she was at such an awkward angle… she’s not right handed, so it wouldn’t have been a hard shot anyway…I just made a cut in the eight, somehow managed to lose my defender and took the shot,” Hartrum said. As perfect as Old Dominion played in the first half, the second half was a whole other story. No. 2 UNC came out of the locker room with an offensive spark underneath them. Five different Tar Heels scored in a span of 10 minutes to give the Tar Heels a solid eight goal lead. Zimmerman and teammate Becky Lynch both got two on the board, while Emily Garrity got one. Zimmerman would go on to score two more goals in the final five minutes of the half. A communication mishap between ODU’s defense caused three of the eight goals. The next five were from penalty shots caused by unnecessary fouls in the eight. In their attempt to comeback, Old Dominion would get two more goals around the twelve minute mark from Bernardini and freshmen Christina Rea. From the start of the second half, Old Dominion seemed to be facing an uphill battle that they weren’t going to win. In the end, bad passing, hesitating to the goal, and losing the draws would hold ODU back from victory. The Lady Monarchs would get a game total of 15 shots on goal to UNC’s 31. With the 14-3 loss at home, Old Dominion drops to 2-5 on the season. Old Dominion’s will face off against Virginia Tech Saturday, 1p.m. at the Powhatan Sports Complex.


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opinions Spring is Blooming in Norfolk By: Megan Stamper Staff Writer Spring is in the air, flowers are blooming, love is blossoming, and college students are still broke. But who wants to stay inside during the beautiful spring season? Here are some ways to get outside before the sweltering Virginia heat becomes unbearable, on a budget, of course. 1. Since when is the zoo reserved for fifth grade field trips? The Norfolk Zoo has a wide collection of animals from every part of the world. Some new additions this year are two baby squirrel monkeys, prairie dog pups, and two cute baby rock hyraxes. No one can resist spending a day with the most exotic animals in Norfolk, and the cost cannot be beat. The Norfolk Zoo is free for students with a valid school ID.

2. With all the construction happening at waterside, you cannot help but take notice of Town Point Park. Right next to the water, the park is perfect for spring picnics, and with activities and festivals throughout the season, it is the perfect place to check out. Some events to look forward to are the Spring Fountain Fair on April 21, Cinco De Mayo on May 4, The Virginia Wine Festival on May 12, and the Virginia Beer Festival on May 19. 3. Need a relaxing break from school stress this spring? Head to The Pagoda Oriental Garden for a little meditation. The building was a gift for Norfolk from the Taiwanese government in 1989. There are more than 130 species of Asian originated foliage in the garden. Tranquil waters contain colorful Koi fish, upright lotus, and floating water lilies. Sheltered by majestic weeping willow trees, this

is the perfect place to relieve semester stress. 4. Even though this option costs a small chunk of change, what would spring be without America’s pastime? Harbor Park is in full “swing in the spring” with Tides games all season. Tickets are $11, but groups of 25 and more can get discounted rates of $9.50. So, gather up everyone you know, grab a box of cracker jacks, and head to the field. 5. In these hot spring days, the Ocean View Beach Park is great for unwinding. There is plenty of parking, a big gazebo for performances, and picnic benches. Pack some sandwiches, bring a bicycle, and take a trip to Norfolk’s beach. The Ocean View Beach Park is located at 100 West Ocean View Ave., between First Street and Duffy’s Lane.

SEXcapades Finding Your Sexual Match By: Easy A Staff Writer I have recently found myself in a new relationship. It checks off every box on my list of credentials. When getting in a new relationship, everyone looks for their “type.” It could be that tall, dark, and handsome male or a curvy, smart brunette. Checking off the boxes based on external looks, goals in life, and personality are easy. The challenge occurs when you’re trying to evaluate that potential boyfriend or girlfriend in bed. There are four credentials that you should think about when you commit yourself to a monogamous relationship. The first credential is sexual experience. This should be considered because you want to grow together with your significant other. If you have been with 12 guys but your new boyfriend has only been with two girls, things might get complicated when you offer up a position he doesn’t know. Couples that have both had sex with a low number of people can experience new moves together. The second credential is penis and vagina size. People say size doesn’t matter. Well, hey lied because it does. Consider this, if a girl is loose and the guy she’s having sex with has small junk, sex will be like throwing a hotdog

down a hallway. If it is the other way around, good luck sitting comfortably the next day. You should also consider certain moves or fetishes that you both are into and how far you are willing to go when trying them. I fully endorse bringing toys and role-playing into the bedroom. It is always good to have a happy sex life. If your sex life is suffering, then your relationship as a whole is suffering. If you like whips, then he should like whipping you. Even a rabbit vibrator can open up people into trying a wide variety of things. The last thing to consider is sexual drive. If you have a sex drive that is never satisfied, you better have a man that can deliver. If sex is saved as special occasion, then I would consider finding someone who desires the same amount as you. Your sexual relationship is just as important as your chemistry in a new relationship. You both have to be on the same page, or things may not work out. One of my previous relationships ended because we weren’t happy in our sexual relationship, therefore we were always getting mad at each other. In my current relationship, I have found my sexual match and nothing could be better. I wish you the same happiness.


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Letter to the Editor By: Anonymous

The internet is a marvelous invention that has made it exceptionally easy to spread ideas and opinions to a large amount of people in a minimal amount of time. While this has allowed for people to become better informed on the credentials of presidential candidates and the definition of syphilis and polio, not everything you read should be taken at face value. Kony2012. Everyone on this campus has seen the video or at the very least, heard the term. “Support Kony2012!”and “#Kony2012” are two phrases that were plastered all over social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter upon its March 5 debut. While it’s great that college students are eager to right the social injustices that have been made apparent to them, it’s not so great that the majority of the student population who saw this video believed and backed a YouTube video without so much as doing a quick Wikipedia search on the subject or questioning the author or the facts of the material. Joseph Kony created his army over 20 years ago, and while his crimes are indeed appalling and lacking in human dignity and compassion, his rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army, hasn’t made a move in the past 10 years. However, for anyone interested in supporting great causes and an end to atrocious acts, a simple internet search would show you that Sudan has been indiscriminately bombing it’s own people as recently as this past month. Nigerian children have been refused the oral polio vaccine because some dictator is spreading false in-

formation about how the vaccine can cause infertility. My point is that these are current day issues that are far more relevant to society than the acts of a rebel leader that occurred 10 years ago. While I agree that Kony should face social justice for his crimes, throwing your money at a shady corporation like Invisible Children (IC) is the least helpful way to go about it, especially since they give only 31 percent of their total income to the causes they support If Kony really is continuing to commit the acts that the IC accuse him of, there is absolutely no way their singular organization could make a difference. If the U.S. were to get involved in the man hunt and by some miracle capture and kill Kony, there is no doubt in my mind that some other dictator would rise up in his place. More personnel than the IC has to offer would be needed to restore peace and help those who have been affected by Kony. As a last little gem of information, I think it’s important to take a closer look at the author who created the Kony2012 video, Jason Russell. He made himself out to be a dedicated father and a passionate Uganda supporter. However, on March 16, 2012, Russell was arrested for masturbating in public, vandalizing cars, and possibly being under the influence of drugs. Is this the type of person you really want to be getting your information from? The bottom line is that you should think before jumping onto a political bandwagon that you in reality know absolutely nothing about.

Our Digital Lives By: Siaga Johnson Staff Writer As the information age evolves, our opportunities to express our thoughts have become vaster. This has taken the form of social networking, which indeed has been around for a while, but we must admit that nothing like Twitter existed in the past. Where else can we log in and stare at peoples’ thoughts and observations? This can enable us to have an idea of who a person is without having even met them before. Another interesting trend that is associated with Twitter is “twitter grammar” where pound symbols and omission of spaces between words abound. Finally, let’s not forget those wonderful instances when a celebrity is disrespected and fans lunge to their rescue with a barrage of insults hurled at whoever dared to call them fat. The above illustrates the evolution of a culture, and efficiency of technology to the point of being able to understand a person’s thought patterns without having met them before, their pet peeves, as well as all the things they observe on a daily basis. Let’s face it. Our generation is a nosey bunch. We like to find out what certain people are doing with their weekends, how happy they are in life, and how their day was at work. The term, “twatching” encapsulates this idea of literally following peoples’ lives, day by day. At first, this may seem so trivial, but people seldom notice that the more tweets you read,

the more information you have about a certain individual. Based on this information, one is able to piece together what kind of individual they are following, what their values seem to be, and how they seem to come off on account of their diction, tone, and sentence structure. This gathered information is not necessarily useful, but it serves the purpose of

the nosey person in each of us who wonders what our followers are doing on a constant basis. In my observation, this is the epitome of a digital society, where people can connect from any point on the globe. The creation of a digital society brings a creation of a digital language. This is a code that forces us to shorten our relatively verbose methods of expressing ourselves. This involves using hash-tags, and using no spaces between our words. #Ourgrammarteacherswouldbeappalled.

Casual Vs. Competitive Gaming Earn Money for What You Love to Do By: Rashad Little Contributing Writer

Online gaming is fun because you get to compete against other gamers from around the world. But would not it be more fun to compete against other players for money? Competitive gaming hit the video game scene heavy in 2002 with the start of Major League Gaming. There has always been major tournaments for video games, but MLG paved the way for the competitive gaming scene in terms of notoriety. The purpose of competitive gaming is to allow gamers from around the world an opportunity to compete against one another, determining who are the top gamers. Players compete in sponsored tournaments for as much as $50,000, which is the MLG National Championship grand prize, and bragging rights. Some of the more popular games included in these tournaments are “Super Smash Bros. Brawl,” “Madden 2012,” “Super Street Fight 4: AE,” “Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3,” and “Halo Reach.” Have you ever heard of “Madden Nation” or “Evolution?” If you have not, Google them. What

you will find is “Madden Nation” was a show on ESPN in which 10 to 12 of the best Madden gamers traveled the country on a bus competing in elimination style tournaments. If you lost, you were kicked off the bus, but if you won and were the last two players standing, then you then got to compete in Times Square on national television for $100,000. Evolution is a large tournament held every year in Las Vegas for the best Fighting Game Community gamers. Last year’s Evolution 2011 experienced over 1,000 participants. The games included were “Marvel vs. Capcom 3,” “Tekken 6,” “Super Street Fighter 4,” “Mortal Kombat 9,” and “BlazBlue Continuum Shift.” Each game had its own separate tournament, with $20,000 as the grand prize for “Super Street Fighter 4.” The fun in attending Evolution is not only competing against the best gamers from around the world, but also spending a weekend in Las Vegas. You will not be able to win every tournament you attend, but the fun in competitive gaming is competing. Traveling to tournaments enables you to meet new people with the same passion for gaming as you, experience

different American or oversees cities, develop your gaming skills, and possibly win some big money. The before mentioned tournaments are the granddaddies of video game tournaments, but there are many monthly and weekly tournaments held in every state. With technology continually developing, tournaments are now being streamed for those who enjoy watching competitive gaming. “Team Spooky” is one of the most popular streamers. The founder, who goes by the name of Spooky, streams weekly tournaments and even major monthly tournaments on the east coast. There are millions of gamers across the globe, but most of them are not aware these tournaments exist. Competitive gaming not only gives you a reason to become the best gamer possible, but also the opportunity to travel and meet other fellow gamers. Sponsors are always looking to support players. So, if you are a skilled enough gamer, you can travel and compete for free. Online gaming is fun, but earning money for something as time consuming as online gaming can be more fun. Cover for Madden NFL 12 viedo game.

Abbreviations that take some months to figure out have also become a large part of this language. Not only are we taught how to express what would take paragraphs to convey in a mere two lines, but we are taught how to cancel words out of sentences entirely. This has gotten to the point where “tweeps” will look at you, from their computers of course, like you’re crazy if you don’t know what a certain abbreviation means. The final, most interesting, thing I’ve noticed in my Twitter experience is the Twitter fights that I encounter from time to time. Twitter is a worship ground for celebrities like Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and the like. Expressing criticism at these artists is as risky as wearing jeans and a tank top at a job interview for a fortune 500 company. It’s no wonder that the occasional fight is not uncommon. What is hilarious is when people try to insult each other using shortened words, no spaces, and hash tags. It looks almost like a written manuscript of a game of “Street Fighter.” Peoples’ egos are publicly destroyed in the name of a beloved celebrity. Twitter has enabled people to create a digital culture that uses a shortened and arguably more efficient way of expressing things, as well as a way of expressing thoughts, even if they don’t cast us in the best possible light. The expansion of Twitter brings the expansion of our opportunity to interact with the world without having to leave home.


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photography Here are some of the photographs that were taken at local events this week by our photography staff at the Mace & Crown. If you want to see more photographs please go to the Mace & Crown’s Flickr account.

Ocean View local enjoys the festivities of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Breon Key dribbles past CCU for a quick lay up.


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3/21 Women in Music

3/22 SAC Novelty:

Funnel Cakes & Candy Apples

3/22 Thursday Lunch BCM (Sanford Hall, corner of 49th and Elkhorn) 12:15-1pm

Webb Center, North Mall 5-7pm

Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine & Performing Arts Building 7pm

Webb Center, South Mall 11am-3pm

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ODU After Dark:

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Webb Center 8pm-12am

Norfolk Karate Academy 814 W. 45th Street Norfolk, VA 23508 1-3pm


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Arabian Nights

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Miss Representation Big Blue Room, Ted Constant Convocation Center 7pm To get tickets to this FREE event visit:

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March 21st, 2012  

This week's digital issue!!

March 21st, 2012  

This week's digital issue!!