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Mace & Crown VOL. 52, ISSUE 20 | MARCH 23, 2011

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Libya becomes center of U.N. Focus

Making a difference miles away ODU organizations band together in Japan tsunami relief efforts Stuart Miller Editor in Chief

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JOHNBATCHELORSHOW.COM Moammar Gaddafi has controlled Libya since 1969, but his power is now being threatened by protestors.

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Christian Ernst News Editor

While many focus on the Middle East for the United States’ involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq, Libya has quickly become one of the hottest points of the area. While President Obama has worked to resolve the situation as best possible, Moammar Gadhafi, the leader of Libya, has not followed the sanctions the United Nations implemented. Thursday, the U.N. approved a resolution authorizing the international community to take “all necessary measures,” short of sending in ground troops, to protect civilians in Libya, as well as a no-fly zone. However, it does not authorize forceful removal of Gadhafi or any forced regime change. The “no-fly zone” has already been violated, and planes have been shot down by cruise missiles. The question then rises about how involved the United States will become. “Moammar Gadhafi has a choice. The [U.N.] resolution that passed lays out very clear conditions that must be met. The United States, the United Kingdom, France and Arab states agree that a ceasefire must be implemented immediately. That means all attacks against civilians must stop,” the president said Friday. “Humanitarian assistance must be allowed to reach the people of Libya.” The president has agreed to support military action through the U.N., but said that it is an international effort, and no ground forces would be implemented. Qatar and the United Arab Emirates and possibly Jordan are expected to lend their jets to any military action.

“These terms are not subject to negotiation,” Obama said. “If Gadhafi does not comply with the resolution, the international community will impose consequences and the resolution will be enforced through military action.” Three Norfolk based ships have been involved in the nofly zone enforcement already, according to the Virginian Pilot. But not everyone feels the U.S. needs to act in Libya. The Pew Research Center took a poll before last week’s U.N. Security Council vote, which imposed a no-fly zone over Libya, found that only 27 percent of Americans believed the U.S. had a responsibility to act there, less than what previously existed for intervention in Darfur (51 percent), Kosovo (47 percent) or Bosnia (30 percent). Some students weighed in on the situation. “It seems like the right thing to do, meaning give the citizens what they want, as in the power of the people,” said freshman Brett Castellat. “But while democracy is good, U.S.A. has a lot on its plate right now, and this might not be what we need. Now you balance it out yourself, innocent Libyans being bombed and shot by their tyrant leader or America’s economic standing, kind of depends on the person.” “This is an opportunity for the U.S. to practice what they preach, with democracy and spreading democracy,” said junior Luis Ferreira. “I think we’re doing the right thing helping the civilians,” said junior Ryan Ellorin. “I think we’re making it clear that it’s not a war and we’re just enforcing a no fly zone. We’re holding up our obligations to the U.N.”

As the aftermath continues to unfold in Japan after the tsunami and the most powerful earthquake in the island nation’s history hit, people all over the world have been answering the call. Whether they are flying around in a rescue helicopter or collecting money, a global effort has been made to restore order in Japan, putting conflicts from Libya and Northern Africa on the backburner. At Old Dominion University, the efforts to help Japan have become contagious as students have been responding with Facebook statuses pleading for prayers and donations to organizations such as the Red Cross. However, for a few student organizations on campus, the relief effort took a more impactful form. The Asian Pacific American Student Union, Nichi-Bei and the Chinese Language Club all banded together to create the “Save Japan” campaign. The campaign raised approximately $1,200 in a matter of three days, which surpassed the goal that was originally set by APASU. “Because we haven’t had much success fundraising for other relief efforts like in November when we tried to raise money for Pakistani relief, we came up with a goal of $500 and surpassed that goal,” said APASU President Amber Thichangthong. With the money raised through the “Save Japan” campaign, the three participating organizations will donate all proceeds to the Save the Children Federation with hopes that the money will reach the needy children in Japan as well as contributing to the immediate issues, while still focusing on the long-term rebuilding efforts. Through these fundraising efforts, the three organizations have stressed the importance for ODU students to be aware of what is happening overseas as any immediate efforts to help Japan has brought plenty of attention to the disaster around campus. “Living on campus takes students away from what is happening around

in the world because we focus so much on school and less on the news,” said Thichangthong, “I think we all need to make a commitment to stay informed and be aware and to not just follow Japan as a fad like we did with Haiti.” Along with the efforts of APASU, Nichi-Bei and the Chinese Language Club, Old Dominion’s Global Student Friendship organization hosted a candlelight vigil on Tuesday night in memory of those who died in the tsunami and earthquakes. The vigil was just one way to help families of victims cope with the disaster, as many other relief efforts are being put into place through ODU’s Center for Service and Civic Engagement. While the fundraising efforts are beneficial, ODU students are still encouraged to donate whenever they can to a fitting organization. “Japan is a strong society but because people view them as a “wealthy” nation, I think many people don’t realize that they do need help and don’t have the manpower or resources they need to clean up,” said Thichangthong, “Our fundraising drive will help relief efforts as well as raise awareness about what is going on.” As of right now, no definite relief fundraisers have been planned at ODU, but in an e-mail from Tammy Park, the coordinator of community service through the Office of Student Activities and Leadership, she stressed the following tips for students looking to donate to the relief efforts in Japan. Choose a well-established agency that has done previous work in Japan and/or disaster torn areas. Avoid telemarketers and e-mail solicitations. Seek out a charity’s official website and donate directly. Designate your gift to ensure that it goes where you want it to go. Please visit http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=content. view&cpid=1221 for more information and tips on giving wisely during a disaster. For a list of agencies that are currently accepting donations, please visit http://www.interaction.org/crisislist/interaction-members-support-japan-earthquake-response.


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Mace & Crown staff Stuart Miller Editor in Chief smill073@odu.edu Chynna Steve Copy Editor cstev016@odu.edu Christian Ernst News Editor cerns002@odu.edu Diane Dougherty Arts & Entertainment Editor ddoug009@odu.edu Garrison Cole Sports Editor gcole015@odu.edu Nick Liedel Advertising Director nlied001@odu.edu Sarah Nadeau Design Director sarah.nadeau7@gmail.com Danielle Buxton Photography Editor dbuxton08@gmail.com Kyle White Webmaster Kathryn Mason Distribution Manager Jessica Starr Assistant Copy Editor Amanda David Assistant News Editor Melissa Flippo Assistant News Editor Alyssa Narvell Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor Matthew McCracken Assistant Sports Editor Rachel Chasin Photography Assistant Staff Writers: Alexander Rose Martin Tucker RJay Molina Robbie Ciara Derek Page Justin Brown Steve Knauer Ethan Shaw Lauren Grant Elizabeth Bowry Heather Habermehl Jessica Piland

Paul Minto Nour Kheireddine Shawn Minor Angel Dodson Daniel Felarca Brian Jerry Brielle Boucher David Bakhshaee William Channel Siaga Johnson Jared Beasley Timothy Fulghum

Senior Writers Jonathan Moran Jake Ulrich Ben Decowski Staff Photographers: Crystal Spick Lauren Makely Ari Gould Rushura Jones 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 selfsupporting 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

Former student killed in German airport Derek Paige Staff Writer

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Arid Uka, a 21-year old German of Kosovoran descent, was a postal worker at Frankfurt, Germany’s airport. Wednesday, March 2, was no normal day of work for Uka. He failed to clock in for reasons no one yet knew. That day, Uka had other motives for being at the airport other than a day of work. His intention was to take the lives of U.S. military servicemen after claiming to have seen videos the day before of soldiers raping Muslim women. Reports say Uka worked outside of the secure area, allowing him to survey the area to avoid security forces, uniformed and civilian clothed, that patrol the airport. Uka allegedly approached a clearly marked U.S. military vehicle parked outside of Terminal 2. According to Uka’s arrest warrant, he first approached Senior Airman Nicholas J. Alden, 25, of Williamston, South Carolina. Alden had been assigned to the 48th Security Forces Squadron based outside of Lakenheath Air Base in Great Britain. He and his team were in transit for deployment to Afghanistan. Uka asked Alden of their destination. Upon learning this information, he unloaded a single round from an illegally purchased 9mm into the back of Alden’s head. Uka then entered the bus yelling “Alahu Akbar,” and fired his weapon a second time at the vehicle operator transporting the team to Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany be-

fore deployment to Afghanistan. Zachary Cuddeback, 21, of Charlottesville, VA, died behind the wheel of the bus he was assigned to drive. Uka turned and opened fire on the 15 other servicemen occupying the bus, severely injuring two before his gun jammed, at which point he fled into the terminal, where he was soon apprehended by Germany authorities and admitted to the shooting. FBI agents were on the scene shortly after, stating the offense is both a federal crime in the United States and Germany, said Tom Fuentes, a former FBI assistant director. It is not yet clear as to where Uka will be prosecuted. Boris Rhein, Interior Minister to the State of Hesse says Uka came to the airport specifically to kill U.S. troops. “He wanted to conduct an attack on American soldiers,” the official said, “he said that was his only aim. He did not have any other goals.” At this point in the investigation, authorities believe Uka to have acted independently and by his own motive. Reports claim his radicalism flourished within a matter or weeks prior. He is also said to be friends with several pro-al Qaeda extremists on Facebook involved in a group based in Bonn, Germany. Frederik Pleitgen of CNN spoke to neighbors who described him as friendly, but reclusive against his will. They also say they are shocked at the news and would never have expected Uka to be capable of such a violent offense. President Obama said “We will spare no effort in learning how this out-

rageous attack took place.” A week after the shootings, the U.S. military ceased using the blue American style school buses to transport their troops to the airport. The Stars and Stripes, a military newspaper, said they are “obvious targets for terrorists.” Zachary Cuddeback, the driver of the bus and second homicide victim to the vicious attack, was a former student of Old Dominion University from Stanardsville, Virginia. Upon completing his freshman year in 2009, he enlisted into the Air Force, where he was later assigned to a position in Germany. Zach was an friendly individual who always tried to put a smile on one’s face. . He was also a brother of the Kappa Delta Rho Fraternity of the Epsilon Beta chapter. A memorial was held in his honor on March 9, 2010 at the Main Street Arena on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville. Attendees were asked to dress casually in sports shirts, jerseys and shirts that show patriotism. A large number of people were in attendance, including at least 25 of his brothers, according to senior Max Hrank, a friend and fraternity brother of Cuddeback. A funeral with full military honors will be held soon in Illinois, where Cuddeback was born and where his family hails. The Epsilon Beta chapter is currently in the process of organizing a memorial service in Cuddeback’s honor. Details are still unknown as to the exact date and location. Hrank said “He was a great, always optimistic guy.”


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The Virginia Zoo opens new Asian exhibit Exhibit features tigers, orangutans and bears by Amanda David Assistant News Editor

The Virginia Zoo in Norfolk, Va. will open their newest exhibit “Asia: Trail of the Tiger” on April 2, 2011. The five and a half acre exhibit will feature about 30 new animals from across Asia. “This spring marks an incredible milestone in the Virginia Zoo’s 110 year history,” Greg Bockheim, executive director for the Virginia Zoo, said in a statement. “Trail of the Tiger enhances our ability to provide meaningful and effective animal conservation education while giving our visitors the opportunity to experience magical animals from across Asia.” The exhibit highlights an Asian temple theme including twelve pagodas, the tallest of which is nine stories high. The tiger and otter exhibits feature underwater viewing areas for guests to view the animals above and below the water line. The area will also have two new “splash zones” with 24 water spouts for children to play in on hot summer days. Winfield S. Danielson III, marketing and public relations manager said, “The exhibit will double the number of large animals we have for visitors to see.” Currently, the tiger habitat is still under construction, but it is set to be completed by the grand opening day. The zoo will be home to two Malayan tiger brothers, Tahan and Kadar. “The dynamic exhibit will feature wildlife from throughout the Asian continent including Malayan tigers, Asian otters, orangutans, gibbons, Malayan tapirs and a colorful collection of birds in a unique viewing environment,” Danielson said. Bockheim said that the new exhibit is focused on getting people closer to the animals. “The longest viewing distance between the visitors and the animals will be 90 feet, putting visitors much closer to the animals than before.” The exhibit will also have unique cave viewing areas allowing visitors to see animals in indoor and outdoor environments. The Asian exhibit will house two Malayan ta-

Christine Wetzler Mace & Crown New exhibits will hopefully bring more visitiors, including students, to the zoo.

pirs, a large relative of the horse. In Asian myth, this odd looking animal is said to be made up of the left over parts from other animals. Zookeeper Aubry Hall said, “It has a trunk kind of like an elephant and feet like a rhino.” Tapirs also have a black and white coloring that resembles a giant panda. Rimba, a four-year-old male Malayan tapir from the Singapore Zoo, was traded for one of the baby Bongos born at the Virginia Zoo. Bockheim said that zoos in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums collectively own all of the animals and mainly focus their funds on building sufficient habitats for the offspring and then gift or trade their animals to mix up the genes pools to get animals that are “made to order” and genetically strong. “We raise money to build exhibits, not to buy animals.” The Asian exhibit cost $18 million and took three years to build. To help offset the cost, the zoo raised ticket prices by $3 last year. Frank Batten, first rector of Old Dominion University, donated $7 million to help fund the exhibit while another $7 million was raised by the City of Nor-

folk and the Virginia Zoological Society through fundraising projects over the last several years. In 2008, the Zoo opened a train that provides guests with a guided tour the grounds. Admission to ride the train costs $2. Last year, more than 100,000 train tickets were sold. Proceeds from train ticket sales funded the kangaroo exhibit, which opened in 2009. The entrance to the zoo features a sculpture of an African elephant comprised of more than 10,000 plasma cut aluminum butterflies. The sculpture, created by Matthew Palmer, was installed in January 2010. Palmer is creating another sculpture of a crawling tiger to be placed near the entrance to the zoo’s “Trail of the Tiger” exhibit. The Virginia Zoo was first accredited in 1974 by the AZA and is one of only two AZA-accredited zoos in Virginia. Mill Mountain Zoo in Roanoke features a 10-acre zoo with 74 animals. The Virginia Zoo is home to more than 400 animals from around the world. It spans 53 acres and is adjacent to Lafayette Park. The Virginia Zoo is operated j by both the City of Norfolk and

the Virginia Zoological Society, and employs about 100 full-time and part-time employees. Megavertebrates, such as elephants and giraffes, along with big cats, such as the lions and tigers, are the most popular animals at the zoo. “Of course our Barnyard exhibit, which features domestic animals, reptiles and petting opportunities, is very popular with children, including the young-at-heart,” Danielson said. Many of the animals at the Virginia Zoo face challenges in their natural habitats. The zoo participates in the Species Survival Program, which is designed to help critically endangered species. The zoo participates in SSPs for 16 species including the white rhino, baboon, lion, elephant and the red panda. “Conservation is one of our core missions at the Virginia Zoo,” Danielson said. “Through a range of activities, including cooperative breeding, research, public education, fundraising, field projects and reintroduction efforts, we contribute to the long range survivability of many animal species.” When is the best time to visit the zoo? It depends on your interests. “Spring is best for seeing our plants in full bloom,” Danielson said. “Summer is hot for us, but our tropical animals like it that way and are out and about.” If you want to avoid the crowds, go in the early morning or late afternoon on a weekday. The zoo is open year round from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except on major holidays. Volunteer opportunities are available for Old Dominion University students. The zoo has a docent program (volunteer educators), which requires volunteers to go through animal handling training. Another option, keepers aids, requires even more training because they assist the zookeepers in providing care for the animals. Occasionally, the Virginia Zoo offers a limited number of unpaid internships. For more information contact volunteer coordinator Meg Puckett at (757) 441-2374 x225. Admission to The Virginia Zoo costs $11 for adults, $9 for children and Norfolk Public School students, including ODU, get in free with a valid ID. Zoo member also get in free. Family memberships start at $85 with a $10 discount for military families.

Around the world in one day OIR’S INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL SET TO ROCK THE TED by

Jared Beasley Staff Writer

The city of Norfolk is a center of cultural diversity. From the military base mere miles away to the international trade going through our harbors to the far reaching Old Dominion University, Norfolk is a community of individuals who come from all walks of life and every corner of the world. This veritable hotbed of culture embraces the differences and celebrates them through parades, concerts and festivals. Old Dominion University follows in these footsteps perfectly. Students come to ODU from as close as Maury High School and as far as Peking City, China or Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. With all these different lifestyles crammed into one campus, one would think that it would be difficult to stand out. However, this is not the case. Old Dominion University’s Office of Intercultural Relations works full time on just that task. According to the OIR website, one of their main goals is to, “sponsor and support programs/activities which enhance the educational experience and understanding of crosscultural impact from a global perspective.” On March 27, the Office of International Relations will be holding the 3rd Annual International Festival in the Ted Constant Convocation Center. Representatives of organizations throughout campus will be present to display their pride and educate the public on diversity. Over 20 organizations

have signed up for exhibits, with even more volunteering behind the scenes. Graduate Assistant Stephanie Riggs said the event is a “cultural extravaganza” and based on last year’s numbers, she expects well over 4,000 people to be in attendance. Students, families and business owners will be packing into the Ted at noon for five hours of educational entertainment. Events will include numerous performances from various individuals and organizations, many from Old Dominion themselves. There will be many cultural learning stations to explore various countries and languages, ranging from Scotland to Bangladesh. Vendors will be on hand to purchase items such as body jewelry from The Body Shop or something more exotic for the dorm room from Dreams Egypt Boutique& Divine Design. Volunteers from many of ODU’s student organizations will be helping in the International Children’s Village with crafts and also presenting information about their own organization. Additionally, local restaurants will be in attendance to provide the public with the opportunity to taste food from all over the world such as Greek, Creole, Turkish, Indian, Thai and Irish food. While the International Festival is the largest event of the year for the Office of International Relations, they have many more events coming up this semester. On April 5, a documentary entitled “Women of Islam” will be shown in the Hampton/Newport News Room from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Also, on April 21, OIR is offering a program series titled “Experience America” in the OIR office. Anyone interested in volunteering, participating or attending any of these events should contact the OIR office at (757) 6583-4406 or visit the website at http://studentaffairs.odu.edu/oir. For any person or organization interested in volunteering at next year’s International Festival, registration forms begin circulating in November and continue through March.


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arts enter tainment St. Patrick’s Day Concert Irish Music at Diehn by

Jonathan Moran Senior Writer

A fun and easy way to experience a culture is to listen to its music. Music captures the tradition of a people and is something anyone can connect to. On St. Patrick’s Day, the Old Dominion University Libraries provided ODU students with a chance to hear traditional and contemporary Irish music with their concert, “The Greening of Diehn.” The concert took place during activity hour in the Diehn Composers Room and featured the Old Dominion University Percussion Ensemble. Directed by David Walker, the ODU Percussion Ensemble delivered an excellent performance filled with many different styles of Irish music. The concert began with traditional Irish music featuring the bagpipe. Rena Toomey, a teacher from Northside Middle School in Ocean View, was a featured guest and played the Great Highland Pipe, the traditional bagpipe of Ireland. Walker and Toomey collaborated together to perform an Irish march, Toomey on the bagpipes and Walker on the snare. The instruments paired together nicely. The bagpipe is a powerful instrument with a rich sound and the thunderous beats of the drum exuded the energy of a war march. The next piece was a Celtic hymnal, “The Lion of Judah”, played by the ODU Percussion Ensemble. The range of percussion instruments used was impressive and during the song students would switch to different instruments with ease. There were

drums, xylophones, marimbas and cymbals, just to name a few. In the middle of the concert, Walker decided to add a little contrast to the Irish music. The song played was “Rain Forest.” Walker acknowledged that the rain forest is not Irish but said, “I always expand on my themes.” He said since the concert was called the “Greening of Diehn” and the rain forest was green, it should fit. What followed were rhythmic sounds of a rain forest. At first they were soft; it sound like there was one cricket chirping and a few animals rustling through the trees. As more instruments began to play, the sounds of a busy rain forest came alive. There were frogs chirping and insects buzzing. There were sounds resembling rain and other jungle sounds. Walker said he chose this piece to challenge his students into playing a piece heavy on rhythm that sounded different than other music. Walker was very pleased with the concert and was proud of his students. He’s also happy that he gets to teach what he loved at an early age. “I used to tap my pencil on everything and it drove my sister crazy.” In the eighth grade, he was asked why don’t you channel that energy into something useful like music, now he is ODU’s Director of Percussion Studies. The concert was great. It was a fun way to connect with Irish culture. The ODU Percussion Ensemble is busy working on their next performance. On April 2 their performance will feature percussion in jazz. The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. at Chandler Hall and is free. It will definitely be worth checking out.

“Jaicee’s World of Imagination” comes to life in Webb Center

Rachel Chasin Mace & Crown The exhibit housed 13 pieces by the artists, all of which displayed a wide array of vibrant colors and textures.

Derek Page Staff Writer

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The student art gallery in Webb Center’s North Cafe housed it’s Spring Break show titled “Jaicee’s World of Imagination”, a collection of interpretive and abstract works by student artists Chanel Benjamin and Jelisa Osouna. The collection features work by each artist’s personal work as well as a few collaborative pieces. The small room located next to Quiznos was littered with vibrant pieces of ribbon and balloons to add flare and draw attention. It housed 13 pieces by the artists, all of which displayed a wide array of vibrant colors and textures. Some might have noticed the painted skateboard located on a pedestal in the corner directly across from the entrance. It is easily the most attention grabbing due to its placement and the simple fact that a skateboard was used as a canvas. In the furthest right corner was a piece using a yellow background, with faded red handprints and two factions of milk jug caps on opposite corners of the board. It was speckled with navy and sky blue paint. To left of the entrance was a wall dedicated to artwork inspired by fashion. The largest piece was a collage of multiple magazine cutouts and comprised mostly of red,

yellow, and green. The word “FASHION” stretched across the canvass in two locations painted in black and blue and highlighted, one by yellow and the other by red. Two smaller pieces complimented the larger. The first of which appeared to be a piece of cloth with a woman in lingerie printed on it that had been cut out and pasted to the canvas. Sitting above that was the seam of a pant leg. The piece under it was a simple splash of metallic aqua and purple. The largest stretch of wall exhibited a number of pieces that seemed to have been influence by agriculture. Not as apparent as the first piece to your right upon entering, an ear of corn, the pieces used the most colors and textures of any other of the works in the gallery. A two-piece work of art seemed to appear as an abstract perspective on the bird’s eye view on the land. The artist even used a cigar to texturize a tree and dirt. Many other interesting pieces of art were on display but the gallery will soon be changed to allow other student artists to showcase their talents. “Jaicee’s World of Imagination” wrapped up on March 19. This venue is a small treasure for the artistic community and a treat for all with an appreciation for it.


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R.E.M.’s “Collapse into Now” doesn’t disappoint but the contribution from Peaches. Her additional vocals make the song stand out more than any other on the album. I was surprised it isn’t going to be a single because I can see the band coming up with a great music video concept for it. “Oh My Heart,” the second single, tells a story that Stipe by Jessica Piland almost speaks through instead of sings. It’s got a beautiful Staff Writer melody to it and the vocals almost make it sound like a spoken-word poem. This song grabs your focus and keeps R.E.M.’s latest album, “Collapse into Now” is their fifit until the last second. It is definitely a high point on the teenth studio album, and they’re finally returning to their album. original, classic nineties sound that fans will recognize “Blue,” the final song, is the longest and most confusright away. Their affinity for complex ing. Patti Smith makes another appearlyrics and a folksy, alternative sound ance on this song. Stipe once again haven’t disappeared. chooses to speak rather than sing, but The first two songs, “Discoverer” this time he almost completely drowns and “All the Best,” are great songs to out Smith’s vocals. It’s not as melodic start the album because they’re so upas “Oh My Heart,” so I found mybeat and catchy. Patti Smith’s guest voself wishing Stipe would stop talking cals on “Discoverer” highlight it even and start singing. With less than two more and although they aren’t singles minutes left in the song, “Discoverer” they both sound like they very well suddenly begins to play again. I had could be. Smith’s appearance is just the to check to make sure I didn’t put the start of a few legendary vocalists who album on repeat. Stipe is known for appear on this album. complex, poetic lyrics, but this song There are a couple of rocky moments was too much. Smith’s vocals were LINTCOAT.COM in the album, and unfortunately one of wasted and it’s unfortunate “Collapse them comes with “It Happened Today,” into Now” ends on such a strange note. R.E.M’s new album brings old roots a ballad featuring vocals from Eddie Despite its few faults, R.E.M. delivand new flare. Vedder of Pearl Jam. Despite the talered the best album they’ve made this ented combination, the song isn’t disdecade. “Collapse into Now”, would tinguishable enough to be memorable have been great on its own, but the additions of vocals from by the time the album is finished. “Me, Marlon Brando, Eddie Vedder, Peaches and Patti Smith highlight the album Marlon Brando and I” has a nice title, but the song itself in ways that make the album even more special. Michael is lacking something that makes it uneven with the other Stipe’s voice is so distinctive that by the end of the album, songs. “Uberlin,” “Mine Smelled Like Honey” and “Walk you may not understand exactly what’s going on inside his It Back” make up for these moments with their great lyrics head but you believe every word he’s singing. New fans as well as their classic R.E.M. vibe. will love this album but old fans will appreciate R.E.M.’s “Alligator_Aviator_Autopilot_Antimatter” is an amazreturn to their roots. ing song not only for the rhythm and tongue-twisting lyrics,

The Band’s Latest Returns them to Their Roots

Chemical Brothers move to soundtracks by Alexander

Rose Staff Writer

Riding on the coattails of electronic-superstars turned movie score composers; The Chemical Brothers are up to bat with their latest work, the soundtrack for upcoming adventure thriller, “Hanna”. Unlike Daft Punk’s “Tron”, The Chemical Brothers made the transition and pulled it off. The soundtrack begins with a very melodic piece, one that incorporates what sounds like a chorus of either humming or a group of people trying very hard to sing, which they eventually fall short of. Towards the end, the listener is left with a synthesizer chord leading into the track, “Escape 700,” a track that reminds us of the greatness that is The Chemical Brothers. This tune uses a very percussive layer and combines a world music-esque overtone to create an upbeat tune reminiscent of earlier Chemical Brothers works. The next few tracks caught me by surprise. With individual run-times of approximately one minute to one minute 30 seconds, the tracks flow seamlessly together, building layer upon layer of synthesizers, tropical sounding drums, glitchy sounds and even what sounds to be a Rhodes piano. The Chemical Brothers’ ability to use a common electronic composition technique, looping and create such a huge sound amazes me to this day. We crescendo into “Bahnhof Rumble” and “The Devil Is In The Beats” where I’m going to assume there is a fight taking place, because the mood changes from ambient to driving, introducing us to the first vocals of the composition. In the past, I’m often confused when reviewing albums that accompany movies that I have not seen in theatres. The Chemical Brothers seemed to have met me halfway.

Going on just track titles to tell me what is supposed to be happening alongside the movie, tracks such as “Car Chase” (Arp Worship) leave little to the imagination as to how intense the movie has to be during this time period. “Hanna vs. Marissa” seems to use some familiar sounds from their critically acclaimed 2010 album, further adding an offbeat drum solo on top to layer in some unexpectedness. The final few tracks feel like an emotional roller-coaster, leaving me curious and intrigued as to how these will play into a movie by a director best known for his works, “Pride & Prejudice” and “Atonement”. We end with a track titled and sounding the exact same as the intro track, yet this time around, the chorus now includes singing by a raspy, yet very angelic voice. The singing takes us all the way to the conclusion of the soundtrack and leaves us humming the catchy melody, wanting more. As a whole, I believe The Chemical Brothers used this opportunity to expand their song-writing process, using new instruments and new techniques to create a solid addition to their already impressive catalogue. They were chosen to score this movie for a reason and I believe they did exactly what the director had hoped for; create an impressive soundtrack with the familiar flavor of The Chemical Brothers without turning this into a strictly dance album. After listening to this several times, I am whole-heartedly excited to see this movie and am impressed at the director’s step outside of the movie safe zone’by incorporating these non-traditional composers. The entire album is now streaming on MySpace and is since available for digital download exclusively through iTunes March 15. “Hanna” is out in theaters on April 8.

“All I wanna do is lose control” Avril Lavigne’s Says Goodbye to Mainstream-Pop, and Hello to Old-School-Avril by

Timothy Fulghum Staff Writer

After the smashing success of her 2007 album, “The Best Damn Thing,” Avril Lavigne has returned with her latest effort,”Goodbye Lullaby.” This album features a return to Avril’s pre-pop days, ignoring the mainstream-hit “What the Hell,” and showcases Avril Lavigne’s beautiful vocals, crafty lyrics and more grown-up sound. The album focuses more on acoustics, highlighting Lavigne’s vocals and holds a very positive vibe. “Goodbye Lullaby” showcases Avril as an artist, featuring her CULTUREBULLY.COM growth since her emergence on the musical scene; however, it also Avril is back! Her new album is very leaves the listener yearning for reminiscent of her first. more. Her lyrics are candid, deep, shallow, relatable and everything else in between. From “Black Star” to the hidden track “Alice,” an extended version of the original theme for Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland,”, Avril takes her audience on a crazy ride of emotions, promising that life, although depressing at times, is beautiful. The album opens with the piano pop ballad “Black Star,” a short tune to accompany her recent fragrance of the same name. The album’s lead single, “What the Hell” is the only popular mainstream song, and it provokes a deliciously fun dance vibe. It promotes personal freedom, and even correlates to her freedom taking the album itself into a creative direction of her own. “Push” marks the album’s change into a more acoustic feel, and features a shut-up-and-love message. “Wish You Were Here” showcases the raw, “Under My Skin”-era Avril, all the while standing out as a five-star track on the album. The album takes a turn for more pop-friendly songs, but stays acoustic, starting with “Smile,” a take-no-prisoners song that is downright infectious and fun. Its lyrics are fun, full of cute moments and are completely spunky. “Stop Standing There” continues the upbeat progression of the album, all while promoting love and life. “I Love You” takes a more emotional approach, but retains the catchy, upbeat feeling, as Avril belts out her love for all things that her love is characterized by. Avril continues with the more emotional, and serious track, “Everybody Hurts.” The song is downright beautiful, and promotes the message of it gets better for every person facing pain or adversity. The accompanying music, especially adds strength to the track, thus making it an instant favorite. Avril continues along the path of raw tracks and proves “Not Enough” will take the audience on a ride of beautiful vocals and delicious orchestration; it’s certainly a track worthy of the replay button. “4 Real” is a sit-and-just-listen track that highlights Avril’s wonderful voice, while “Darlin” showcases more of her everything will get better, message with lyrics such as, “Face tomorrow, tomorrow’s not yesterday.” The song is definitely single-worthy, and if anything should be purchased on iTunes immediately. “Remember When” offers more raw Avril, as well as highlighting the fact that she’s an artist that isn’t disappearing any time soon. “Goodbye,” technically the album’s ending track serves as a send-off for love, the audience and welcomes the wonders of life. The track’s uplifting vibe promises the audience with hope, and even hints at the artist’s future music. “Alice” brings the album to a close, featuring pop-oriented sounds, as well as extra verses. The hidden track serves a perfect theme to its respective film, and even continues with Avril’s overall theme of loving life, promising that all bad things in life eventually get better. “Goodbye Lullaby,” although not mainstream-pop, is definitely a rock-poplove-child that marks the singer’s growth as an artist, and leaves the listener with the feeling that the best is yet to come. However, her stripped-down vocals, beautiful orchestration and honest messages make the album a must-have, if not a must-listen. The album is sold by all major digital and physical retailers and comes in a standard or deluxe edition. Its certainly an album to purchase, and not download at a reduced-cost.


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Fashion profile of the week: Carrie Peebles by

Heather Habermehl Staff Writer

The Road to Research for Prenatal Health

Outfit Description: Peebles is wearing a colorful, graphic-covered T-shirt paired with a button-up cardigan. Her jeans are cuffed-up, showing her low-top canvas lace-up sneakers. Fashion Tastes and Preferences: To describe her style, Peebles used the words “classy, conservative, boho.” Describing her look is inconsistent since she likes to dress according to how she feels when she wakes up. “Usually in the morning, I’ll dress like whatever mood I’m in,” she said. College-friendly Copy: “My favorite places to shop are J. Crew, H&M, Van’s and local boutiques,” said Peebles. These retails are all located at the MacArthur Center here in Norfolk. There is an abundance of local boutiques as well. A few locations for local retailers in Norfolk include the Ghent area of Colley and 21st Street, Little Creek Road and the JANAF/Military Circle Mall shopping area. As for places with inexpensive apparel, Peebles has a few suggestions. “Macy’s and Nordstrom’s have great clearance and discount sections. J. Crew offers a student discount.”

by Jessica Scheck Contributing Writer

“Three Words to Live By: Discount Clearance, & Sale”

Everyone wants to get the best price available on his or her apparel and as college students there are several ways to save. Discounts, clearance sections and sales should be utilized effectively in order to make the most of your shopping trip and the most of your budget. In an area such as Norfolk, with a sea of college-aged adults and young professionals, apparel businesses want to attract these demographics to their locations. A popular way to do so is by offering student and military discounts. Not all retail locations in the area present such discounts to their customers, but they are more common in this area than other regions in the state. Also, these discounts may need to be asked for; apparel stores may not advertise them. For example, J. Crew at the MacArthur Center has a student discount available that students need to mention at the cashier without prompts. Other types of discounts are available as well. Do not hesitate to ask your favorite retailers what they have to offer you. The MacArthur Center, a popular shopping destination for ODU students, houses many affordable retailers. Fashionable chain stores for young adults, such as American Eagle and bebe, offer sizable clearance sections. In

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comparison to the amount of regularly priced items, their clearance sections are extensive. Also offering great clearance sections are the shopping center’s anchor department stores, Nordstrom and Dillard’s. Nordstrom is well known for its great savings on women’s clearance shoes. Visiting a clothing store that promotes having a sale is one of the most popular ways to shop on a budget. Since most chain stores do not have websites for their individual brick-and-mortar locations, information on their sales can be hard to find. If the store is part of a mall or shopping center, try visiting that structure’s website to check for sales. To continue the MacArthur Center as an example, mallwide updates can be found online (www.shopmacarthur. com/shopping/sales_offers). Unfortunately for the companies, many store locations need to close due to insufficient revenue during the economic downturn. Store closings offer amazing markdowns that usually only last a few days. Local news outlets cover these events.

While most students were planning their nights or getting dinner at Webb, three student organizations were busy setting up for March of Dimes Benefit Gala and Concert in North Cafe. The Old Dominion University Classes of 2013, 2014 and Sophomore Success presented a well-attended event for the March of Dimes, an organization that provides funding to research prenatal health. The event consisted of poetry, musical performances, dance routines and a slideshow. The guest speaker was Susan W. Smith, the senior community director of March of Dimes for Va. She gave insight on being involved for the past 10 years. “What I do is talk to different types of people and groups such as churches, scouts, sororities, fraternities, and so on,” she said. “Hopefully giving them information about the March of Dimes will make them want to partake as well, leading to car washes, donations and events such as this one,”. By showing others what the organization is about, it leads to better awareness by individuals in a community. This branch effect is what helps fuel charities such as March of Dimes, and leads to campus events raising awareness to college students and giving them the

opportunity to make a difference. The Floetic Movement contributors consisted of Rachel Payton, Adam Matthews, Shamir Epps and Kimberly Morris. Music was performed by Rakaia Al, Jarvis Griffin and Dante Lyriq and artists Vanessa Scales, Malik Assante, Seraiah Jones and Rushura Jones showed off their art. Some photography was also provided by both Saleina Bailey and James Dillard. The event remained upbeat, with some performers during the dinner session of the night. The crowd was always included in the performances and even though the organization was for a serious cause, the crowd left pleased. All proceeds collected at the door go to the organization and each person who attended paid $5 each. Also, each table had a collecting box in the center for any student that wished to give small amounts of change. Any amount of money donated was greatly appreciated. The March of Dimes originally started by raising coins during the 1930s. Funding research for polio, most people at that time donated dimes, hence the creation of the March of Dimes. Once the polio vaccine was created, the organization focused on premature baby health. The funds raised by the March of Dimes goes to paying for medical professionals to research findings in genetic defects, health of the mother in relation to the unborn baby and so forth. March of Dimes not only raises money for premature baby health, but they also organize their own events such as the March of Dimes Day and the main walk and jog in Virginia Beach.

“The Big Print Show” at Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Gallery by Amanda David Assistant News Editor

Old Dominion University is hosting “The Big Print Show” at The Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries until April 3. The show features exactly what the name suggests: oversized prints. The show focuses on one specific medium: printmaking. “It is rare to have a show that is focused on a single medium, especially the printmaking media,” said Clay McGlamory, show curator and ODU art professor. “It is even more unusual to focus on large prints and installations, despite their growing popularity.” Printmaking involves a detailed carving process where the artist carves away their desired design on a piece of wood. The high areas that are left are then inked and the image is transferred on to the desired material, usually canvas or paper. Four artists are included in this exhibition. Mike Houston and Martin Mazorra of Cannonball Press, Dennis McNett of Wolfbat Studio, both from Brooklyn, and Sean Starwars from Laurel, Mississippi. All four artists work with relief print and are know as

“outlaw printmakers.” Sean Starwars and Dennis McNett both have bachelors degrees from ODU. “These works all have a kind of raw sense of humor combined with an energetic drawing quality, not uncommon in the physical medium of woodcut,” McGlamory said. “The drawing style of these four artists is influenced by old comics, skateboard art and design, popular culture, politics and social problems, punk rock, and many other elements that are easily recognizable by many of our students.” The entrance to the show features a life-sized tent draped with a canvas with black and white screen-printing. Up and to the right, an eagle hangs from the ceiling. Red, yellow, white and black make up the feathered design on the bird. The East wall of the gallery features the biggest piece in the collection. “Reconstruction” is a large intricate woodcut on canvas that drapes the wall from ceiling to floor. The piece depicts working class people in their work environment. McGlamory has a special interest in this show. He served as the curator of this exhibition and chose the artists personally. Mc-

Glamory said that he chose the artists “due to the strength of their work, their significance in the art/print world, the fact that their works are similar enough that they hang together well and create a cohesive show and last but not least they are all friends of mine so I am very familiar with their work and careers.” McGlamory is also a collector. He owns more than 20 prints by Cannonball Press. Houston and Mazorra have been making art for Cannonball Press for more than ten years. They are best known for their large 2-D and 3-D collaged woodcuts. According to an article posted on ODU’s website, “These enormous sculptures include a 13-foot donkey basketball woodcut equestrian statue, a 14-foot yeti and a 60-foot “parade snake” made of more than 100 woodcut scales.” The Big Print Show is free and open to the public. The Gordon Galleries, located at 4509 Monarch Way in the Village, are open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 757-683-6271 or contact Clay McGlamory at jmcglamo@odu.edu.


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Buzzer beater ends Monarchs season Monarchs Fall to Bulldogs by

Garrison Cole Sports Editor

The final play unfolded like a dramatic end to a horror film. When the buzzer sounded, it was the Monarchs and their faithful who were left heartbroken. A desperation shot put up by falling Butler senior Shawn Vanzant seemed to hang in the air forever, before a fortuitous tip by Andrew Smith knocked it off the backboard, and the ball landed in Matt Howard’s hands. “A lucky bounce for a good player,” senior Frank Hassell said after. Hassell finished with a game high 20 points. Howard’s tip in as time expired gave the No. 8 seeded Butler Bulldogs a 60-58 victory over the No. 9 seeded Monarchs. For the Monarchs, it was a crushing end to a season in which the Monarchs had won 27 games and visions of making a deep tourney run. 10 ties and 21 lead changes later, the Monarchs had a tough game to reflect on. “There’s not a guy on our side of the ledger in our locker room that wouldn’t love to still be playing not only today but beyond,” said Head Coach Blaine Taylor. Being the Monarchs staple all season, rebounding turned out to be the one thing the Monarchs couldn’t do in crucial times against Butler. Coming into the contest, the Monarchs were the top rebounding team in the nation in terms of margin. However, the Monarchs were out-rebounded 32-29 and yielded 18 offensive rebounds, which the Bulldogs turned into 19 second chance points. Some of those offensive rebounds were due to the fact

that the Monarchs played such good defense on the day. “We was running a lot of zone and a lot of man, mixing up our defenses,” said Hassell. “At times we were caught up out of position and they took advantage of that at times.” The Monarchs held the Bulldogs to just 40.7 percent shooting from the floor, and forced the Bulldogs to attempt almost half of their field goals, 54 from behind the arc, 26. Butler only hit 7-26 from the three point line. “The flip side of all those missed 3s is they ricochet all over the place,” Taylor said. The Monarchs themselves struggled offensively against the Bulldogs. The Monarchs started the game 7-12 and led by five, 18-13 after fellow senior Keyon Carter hit a jump shot. After that bucket the Monarchs would only go 9-33 the rest of the way, including only making 5-22 in the second half. “In the second half it was just so physical around the basket,” Taylor said. “We had a hard time even getting layups in the hole.” With the Bulldogs up 49-43, senior Darius James hit a three to pull the Monarchs within three with 10:09 left to play. The Monarchs next field goal came nearly seven and a half minutes later. That bucket by Hassell brought the Monarchs within four at 58-54. Hassell scored again inside to bring the Monarchs within two. Junior Kent Bazemore was then fouled by Vanzant. The junior calmly went to the line and made both free throws 34.5 seconds to play before Howard’s game winning layup. “I was praying to God that red light came on before the ball left [Howard’s] hand,” said Hassell. When I saw the replay [that] it didn’t, the shock turned to hurt, like somebody had stabbed me in the heart.”

Courtesy of Chuck Thomas Old Dominion University Frank Hassell had a game high 20 points despite the loss.

What’s inside ODU BASEBALL RECAP see C2 Courtesy of Chuck Thomas Old Dominion University ODU will lose four seniors heading into next season.

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One and done Brian Jerry Staff Writer

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The Lady Monarchs ended their postseason rather early on March 16 in the Women’s National Invitational Tournament, as Loyola Maryland sealed a 67-65 victory late in the game in front of a stunned Ted Constant Convocation Center crowd. Sophomore guard Katie Sheahin nailed the final three of her 27 points for the Greyhounds to give her team a late two-point lead with 3.1 seconds left to play. A desperation shot from senior guard Jasmine Parker off a full court pass was unsuccessful, sealing the fate of ODU for good. In spite of coming up short, junior forward/center Tia Lewis put together another nice outing statistically, recording 11 of her 18 points in the second half, pulling in eight rebounds and coming up with four steals to go with a blocked shot in over 39 minutes of court time. Playing their final game of, seniors guards Parker, Kquanise Byrd, Shadasia Green and forward Alena Voronina combined for 31 points and eight assists in a hard fought effort. The Lady Monarchs shot just under 40 percent from the field as well as 40 percent from the three-point stripe. The game went back and forth with eight ties and nine lead changes (six of each in the second half). Graduate student Eric DiClemente added 16 points in 40 minutes of action for the Greyhounds. In the first half, a three-pointer by sophomore guard Jackie Cook gave ODU an early 14-8 lead. A steal and a layup by sophomore guard Joniqua Guilford gave the team their largest lead of the half of seven. Junior guard Miriam McKenzie would then lead the Greyhounds to a comeback with her lone field goal of the night, hitting another three to cut the lead to within one. Loyola would

go on to take a two-point lead into halftime, with a score of 31-29. Voronina drove to the hoop and drew a foul with a little over 17 minutes of action left, tying the game at 36 a piece. Green led a fast break bucket to give ODU a four point lead. The lead would be traded back and forth following a three by Cook with a little over seven minutes remaining in the game. The game would stay tight for the rest of the way, when sophomore forward Alyssa Sutherland nailed a bucket with just under three minutes to go, giving the Greyhounds yet another lead. Green would get the lead back for the Lady Monarchs back with a bucket just two possessions later. When the shot clock went off and with just 20 seconds left to play, Sheahin hit what was the game-winner with three seconds left. A timeout and full-court pass later, Parker would attempt the last shot of her collegiate career, missing the tough jumper and securing the victory for Loyola-MD. After the press conference, Head Coach Wendy Larry said after the game that with a few fouls to give, should have instructed her team to foul after the ball was inbounded. “Miscommunication, I heard Nikki say to me that we should foul. I was thinking by that we were going to put them on the line.” Green was asked about the team’s disappointing finish to the season during the last few games of the season, as well as a shot she hit late in the game to pull ODU within one. “It’s pretty frustrating but I enjoyed my career here. It (the shot) kind of motivated me. I had faith in them (my team). We played defense well, it was just a good shot,” said Green. Lewis said “It’s never a game plan just go to one person, I was just a position by my teammates to score and my shots were lucky to fall tonight.” The Lady Monarchs conclude the 2010-11 season with a 20-11 record and a 14-4 mark in Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) conference play.

Danielle Buxton Mace & Crown Lewis, one of the returning players next year for the Lady Monarchs finished with 18 points and eight rebounds.

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The NFL is a 9 billion dollar industry. Therefore it shouldn’t be this hard. We as fans are now in this awkward position of not knowing whether there actually will be games to watch starting in the fall. Now from my perspective I don’t care who wants what, and who lied in the negotiations. My only problem is if and when there will be a season. I’m tired of reading what the players think of the commissioner and equally tired of the commissioner for trying to blame the players. This whole debate over whether the rookies should or should not attend the draft in New York in April is like this whole lockout seems unnecessary. Therefore, the entire NFL, owners, players, and everybody involved are going on my Scrub-o-meter this week.

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Northeastern accounts for 7 runs in victory over Monarchs Brian Jerry Staff Writer

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Sophomore catcher Jon Leroux and sophomore shortstop Pete Castoldi both blasted their fourth and second homeruns, respectively, handing the baseball Monarchs their 12th loss of the season by a final count of 7-4 March 18 at the Bud Metheny Baseball Complex. Old Dominion (8-12 overall, 1-3 in CAA conference play) gave their ace left-handed senior Kyle Hald the ball, constructing another nice outing. The Springfield native gave up just three of five total earned runs off seven hits, fanning seven Huskies while walking three batters in seven innings of action. One of Hald’s unearned runs came off a throwing error by the catcher to take a one run lead as it would prove to be the game-winning score. Senior right-fielder Nathan Hartman led the Monarchs batting, crossing the plate twice while knocking in two runs in four plate

appearances. Freshman designated hitter Joey Burney and redshirt-junior Josh Tutwiler recorded the remaining two of ODU’s four runs. Northeastern gave the ball to senior right-hander Les Williams, who constructed a six and two-thirds outing, giving up just one of four total earned runs off six hits, walking three and fanning seven Monarchs. He improved to 1-3 on the season. Hald dropped to 2-2, while sophomore right-hander Chris Carmaine recorded his first save on the year. In the top half of the fourth inning, Castoli blasted a solo shot to left, giving Northeastern a 1-0 lead. Sophomore designated hitter Jon Leroux later scored off a fielding error to make it 2-0 by the end of the inning. ODU would respond with three runs in the bottom half of the fourth to take a one run lead after redshirtsophomore Shawn Sizemore reached base on an error by the third baseman. He then advanced on a passed ball, when Burney then singled to left-field, bring home Sizemore. The next batter, Hartman, shot a two-run homer to right-field, his second dinger and

Monarch bats net eight runs, eleven hits to take weekend series 2-1 Brian Jerry Staff Writer

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Redshirt-junior shortstop Joshua Wright was just a triple shy of hitting for the first cycle of the 2011 CAA season, as Old Dominion cruised past Northeastern 8-4 March 20 with 106 on hand at Bud Metheny Baseball Complex. In the series finale, Wright went 3-for-5 with two RBI with two runs. In the first inning, he started off one of his best offensive performances of the season by belting a two-run shot to left-field, his third homerun on the year, followed by a double in the third and a single in the seventh. The Monarchs received hefty bat production at the plate in the form of junior third baseman Brent Frazier, who went 2-for-5 with three runs batted in, two of which came off a two-run double in the ODU half of the sixth inning. The ball club put up two runs in the first, two in the third, three in the sixth and added one more insurance run in the eighth for their second straight victory. ODU improved to 10-12 overall and 3-3 in CAA conference play. The start was taken by junior right-hander Phil McCarthy, who in just his fourth start of the season, gave up just three of four total earned runs off eight hits with just one walk while striking out five Huskies in six innings on the mound. McCarthy improved to 2-2 on the year. Freshman right-hander Dean Ali and senior righty Adam Wisniewski capped off their teammate’s performance by allowing no runs or walks combine, with a strikeout. The Huskies drop to 3-14 overall and 1-5 in CAA matchups. Northeastern put up four runs on eleven hits and was led offensively by sophomore designated hitter Jon Leroux. He led his team, going 2-for-4, driving in two runs while crossing the plate once. Senior right-hander Brandon McNeils took the ball for five innings of action, giving up three of four earned runs off five hits while walking two batters and striking out nine. The game broke open when he was pulled to start the sixth inning, when sophomore right-hander Chris Carmaine gave up an RBI single to Monarch senior catcher Edgar Hernandez to break a 4-4 tie and giving up two more runs on the Frazier double. Sophomore right-hander Dylan Maki took over in the eighth and gave up a run. The two were combined for three innings of action, giving up two of four total earned runs off six hits with two walks and strikeouts, respectively. Head Coach Nate Goulet credits his starter’s productive performance during his time on the mound. “Like Ben (Tomchick) yesterday, Phil didn’t have his best stuff today but he battled for us. He made some mistakes and gave up a couple of 0-2 hits but he battled and made pitches when he

had to, so I’m proud for him.” It was also the offensive production by his lineup that really set the momentum early in the game. The coach was taken by surprise at the realizationthat his shortstop was in the process of hitting for a milestone. “I didn’t realize that, no,” Goulet said. “He made some good adjustments at the plate today. He hit some bad pitches that he got for hits. Josh is a plus runner so he can hit the ball in the ground and make things happen and that’s what he did today. He got us on the board early and hit a two-run homerun in the bottom of the first that really got us going a little bit.” Goulet stressed the importance of a continuous work ethic on the diamond. “You just got to keep playing,” he said. “You’ve got to keep working and keep getting better, day in and day out. Our guys are starting to play well and this is the first time all year we’ve actually put good games backto-back so we need something where we need to build on.”

Christine Wetzler Mace & Crown ODU finished the weekend 2-1 against the Huskies improving to 10-12 on the season.

sixteenth’s run batted in. After Hald was pulled at the end of the seventh inning, freshman right-hander and Chesapeake native Dean Ali came on in the eighth with a one run deficit. After not allowing any runs in the eighth, the Huskies went on to record two insurance runs in the ninth when junior shortstop Jimmy Filter singled to center field to make it a three run ball game. In the bottom of the ninth, after junior center-fielder Kenny Stoneback walked, Northeastern struck out the next two hitters faced to end the game. “I had a little bit (left) but we’re focused on our pitched count,” Hald said at the end of the conference matchup. “I was at my limit so I respect that.” Nevertheless, the ace left-hander felt optimistic about the contest ahead. “I know Ben’s (Tomchick) going to throw a lot of strikes and I know he can get the win tomorrow. He’s going to battle and compete. They have a good lefty throwing, it’ll be a good matchup but I think Ben can out do him.”

Collective Effort From Bats Help Torch Huskies, 10-3 Brian Jerry Staff Writer

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Eight Monarchs recorded at least a run, nine with a hit, as Old Dominion defeated the Huskies of Northeastern University, 10-3 on March 19 in front of 212 at the Bud Metheny Baseball Complex. Freshman second baseman Brian Bashara accounted for two of ODU’s 15 hits, scoring and driving in a run to secure the team’s ninth overall victory (and their second CAA conference win. After redshirt junior first baseman Christopher Baker singled to right to help the Monarchs take a 2-1 lead, redshirt-sophomore left-fielder Shawn Sizemore followed by knocking in one of his two RBI’s in the bottom of the third inning off a single to left to expand the lead to two runs. They would go on to score three runs in the fourth, one in the seventh and another three in the eighth. Senior right-fielder Nathan Hartman went 3 for 4 with two runs batted in while crossing the plate twice. One of Baker’s two RBI’s came in the bottom of the third inning when he singled to right-field, bringing home redshirt-junior shortstop Joshua Wright. Junior right-handed starter Ben Tomchick, in his fifth start of the season, posted another stellar outing on the mound. In seven innings of action, he gave up just three earned runs off eleven hits, walking just one batter while fanning nine. Tomchick now improves to 4-1 on the year with a 1.95 ERA. The relievers went on to finish the job in the eighth inning, as freshman right-hander Ben Verlander and Norfolk native senior righty Adam Wesniewski combined for just two hits with a strikeout to end the game. Head Coach Nate Goulet credits his batters for efforts in the matchup and getting a feel for junior left-hander Andrew Leenhouts early in the game, a familiar face on the mound. “We face him last year and we had a good scouting report on him.” “He likes to throw a lot of fastballs on the outer half (of the plate) and our hitting coach Tag Monatague made a good adjustment with our hitters,” Goulet said. “We got on top of the plate and we really sat back and tried to take that fastball to the other side and our guys did a great job. I think we got him out of there after four innings after he was at a 100 pitch count.” “I think when our guys put up one (run) in the second, two in the third and three in the fourth, it kind of gave him some run support, he can go after them with fastballs,” Goulet said of the performance he received from his right-handed starter and when he started to get a better feel for the Huskies’ lineup. “Ben didn’t have his great stuff today but he battled for us and did a really good job keeping those guys off balance.” Northeastern was led offensively by senior left-fielder Jeff Dunlap, who went 1 for 3 with an RBI. The Huskies added runs from freshman center fielder Aaron Barbosa, sophomore second baseman Alan Pastyrnak Jr. and freshman right fielder Sean Lyons. The loss dropped Leenhouts to 0-3 on the year, giving up six earned runs off ten hits with a walk and three strikeouts in four innings of play. It also dropped Northeastern to a record of 3-14 overall and 1-4 in CAA matchups.


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Memories Aplenty of ODU Basketball

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Garrison Cole Sports Editor

The buzzer sounded and after four years, it was over. The last college basketball game I would be a part of as a student. What a last game to have the pleasure to be at. My first reaction was that of anger; anger at Matt Howard, Butler and even the NCAA Selection Committee for giving us a nine seed. When that anger finally subsided, I was finally able to think about the last four years of Old Dominion men’s Basketball. I can recall all the way back to my freshman year, when I went to the annual Blue-White scrimmage, my first taste of what it meant to be a fan of the Monarchs. Then, in an exhibition game a few weeks later, former Monarch Jonathan Adams dunked on some kid from Shepherd University. I remember screaming and jumping up and down like a little kid when that happened. I remember Abdi Lidonde draining three after three his senior season. It got to the point where I would get upset if he missed just one three. That 2007-08 season was the last time ODU played Virginia Tech. The Monarchs won here at the Ted, and we all know how many times Seth Greenberg has agreed to play the Monarchs since.

That season was the one that sticks out the most because it was the last full season I enjoyed as a student in the stands cheering and yelling with my brethren. The next season was the first time I was able to attend a VCU game. I had heard how crazy the games were at the Ted, and they were even better than advertized. Seeing Eric Maynor walk off the floor disgusted after the Monarchs won 69-65 was the highlight of the year from my view. I remember when the Monarchs won the CIT tournament and at the time not thinking too much of it. Then there was a banner hung in the Ted acknowledging the tourney title. That title set up the 2009-10 version of the Monarchs, who won both the CAA regular season title and conference tournament. Beating Georgetown was the highlight of that season up until the Monarchs defeated Notre Dame in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. I remember skipping class just to watch the game in Webb. The reaction of the students when the game was over made skipping class worth it. This season, more than the previous three, was more entertaining because it was my senior year. The CAA final against VCU was the loudest game I’ve been at. When the Rams made their comeback, I got chills at how loud the place was. It was that much sweeter to watch the Monarchs cut down the nets and send the Rams and their fans home unhappy. As depressed as I was when the Monarchs left the floor of Verizon Center after the Butler loss, the ride over the past four years has been a special one. The good times have outweighed the moments I liked to forget: Matt Janning seemingly outscoring the Monarchs in the second half here at the Ted in 2009 and the loss to Butler come to mind. With all that said, it’s been great to be a Monarch the last four years. The memories I will have forever and I appreciate what the Monarchs have given not only me, but the other students the last four years.

Here’s Your Tip: The Diary of a Waitress

by Diane Dougherty Arts & Entertainment Editor

How do you work with someone that you don’t get along with? This is an issue almost everyone will face at some point during their work experience. Whether it’s someone you don’t like because they have poor work ethic or you just plain don’t like them personally, there are ways to stay professional, yet keep your distance without making a scene. Personally, I’ve experienced this problem the most when I’ve worked at a restaurant. I don’t know how lazy people get hired in this industry, but it happens often and it doesn’t sit well with me. Waiting isn’t necessarily a hard job, but it is a tiresome one. You’re constantly on your feet and moving, not to mention it is mentally an exhausting job as well. Laziness can’t be tolerated in order to work efficiently. First things first, keep your mouth shut. If you don’t like someone you work with, try and keep it to yourself. Its immature and unprofessional to run around constantly telling people how much you don’t like said individual. That won’t get you anywhere and it will probably worsen matters at work. Instead, its better to vent to someone you don’t work with. If you must get something of your chest, talk to an outside party like a roommate or your parents, someone who doesn’t know this person. Another problem people encounter is if the person you

don’t work well with is your boss. This is the trickiest of situations. Well unfortunately, because of the hierarchy of the business, you have to respect your boss. You won’t hold on to the job for long if you don’t have at least a business respect for them. After all, they most likely have that position because they’re good at what they do. If you can learn to respect them professionally it will help tremendously. Your boss will irritate you less and it won’t cause as much tension around the workplace. Fortunately, I have the ability to tolerate almost anyone. This has definitely come in handy at work and also in my social life as well. Toleration is the key to happiness. It might come off as timid or weak, but I just call it strategy. Strategically pick your battles; don’t let the smallest annoyances negatively affect your work. Continue doing what you have to do to climb the totem pole of success and don’t let people who have poor work ethic bring you down. If you learn to work with all kinds of people you will be able to adapt to uncomfortable and unwanted situations. This is a key element to seeing if people can work in groups or on group projects. There are tricks to working well in groups such as school projects or on an assignment for work such as distributing the areas of worked based on what people have produced in the past. If you’ve noticed a person has the tendency to miss class or slack on assignments, offer them the part of the project that is worth the least amount or the section that can be worked on in pairs so there is someone guiding and watching over the productivity of that particular component. Here’s your tip: learn to keep yourself on top while avoiding others who could bring you down. Learning to work with others who have different work ethics than yourself will ultimately give you the leg up later on in life.

Caught!

Courtesy of Leo Kim-- The Virginian Pilot Frank Hassell sheds a tear after his last game as a Monarch goes final. by Danielle Buxton Photography Director

I can’t say that I know how it feels because I don’t, but I will say that I could probably guess the types of emotions that are running through your head right now. The one teardrop on this photo explains it all from the feelings of heartbreak to disappointment to anger. I don’t blame you for the tears. I was at the game and I came close to shedding some tears as well. For a buzzer beater to put an end to an amazing season, I understand the tears. Some people would say that you need to man up and take the loss “like a man.” I would personally tell them to shove it. Frank, in only one-tenth of a second, did you realize that you just wore that Old Dominion #21 uniform for the last time. For that fact alone, the tears are justified. I could tell that you are heartbroken. Like I mentioned earlier, in one-tenth of a second, you realized that it was the last time you would be on the basketball court as a player for ODU. I think you are heartbroken because you knew we were one-tenth of a second from overtime, an overtime period in which ODU could have taken control of the game and ended up winning. Lastly, I think that you are heartbroken because you have just ended the relationship with fans as an Old Dominion basketball player. Anyone could feel disappointed from a loss like the one that you have just experienced. I hope that you are not disappointed because the team did not go far as everyone expected them to. I hope that you realize that we are proud of the team for making it into the NCAA Tournament and the way that you earned your spot into the tournament. You shouldn’t feel disappointed because I, personally, am proud of my fellow Monarchs. The team as a whole fought hard and even though the outcome of the game wasn’t in our favor, we are proud that you represented Old Dominion University in the grace and dignity that the team clearly established. If I were in your situation, I would feel angry. I would feel angry because I know that my team has the talent to blow out this team yet we didn’t do so. I would feel angry because Butler defeated us in the one thing that your team is well known for. A sense of anger that comes with the thought that I now have to face the people who watched the game. The anger that comes from the fact that people are going to ask you about the game and ask how you feel. I guess the main thing that I am trying to say is you have every right to shed tears at this moment. There were many thoughts going through your head at this time. I can’t tell anyone what you were thinking, but I could guess a few of the things that were going on. Frank Hassell, you have been Caught! I hope we have players like yourself in the future because you are a true Monarch. Thanks for the years of memories and good luck into your future endeavors.


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Pull up J Fantastic Four by

Jake Ullrich Staff Writer

I think we can all agree it wasn’t the send-off we were hoping for. With a favorable bracket and maybe a bit too high of expectations, ODU fans saw a Sweet 16, Elite 8 or, dare I even say it now, a Final 4 berth not too far away. We knew we were good, probably better than Butler and with a lucky bounce here and there we were hoping to send our four fabulous seniors out in style. Unfortunately, we got a couple of unlucky bounces and sent them out in a disappointing first-round loss. I don’t want to dwell on the game. Mainly because I don’t think I’ve recovered enough to talk about it. I found myself sinking deeper into my couch than the loose change you dropped three months ago. I couldn’t feel, breathe or eat. I felt nothingness. It forced me to miss class only to continue to dwell on the inevitable: we lost and I wasn’t going to be able to change it. You know that feeling you got when you watched the last episode of Dexter season four and you found out Rita died (spoiler alert!)? Or how about when you found out Santa Claus wasn’t real? Yeah, it was like that, but worse. But I said I wasn’t going to dwell and I’m not going to! I want to write this column on the admiration and respect I, and hopefully all ODU fans, have for our incredible four seniors who played their last game in a Monarchs jersey. Those four, Darius James, Keyon Carter, Frank Hassell and Ben Finney, racked up 93 wins for an up and coming Old Dominion basketball team. 97 wins, two conference titles, two NCAA Tournament berths and one victory isn’t so bad of a resume for a “mid-major” school. The numbers will go down in the books but it’s the memories that will live on. How many times have we needed a big basket and seen Finney step back and drain a three> Yes, the same Finney who is shooting 28 percent and probably missed his last 7 shots. But we need a basket? Number 35 is

fine with taking and making it. How many times have we needed somebody to calm us down and run the offense and seen James take over a game? The other team may have made a big three and made the game a bit closer. Instead of trying to throw up a superstar shot, James understands to slow the pace down and find the best pass,which he usually does. How many times have we seen a ball hit the back rim and shoot in the air only to see “Frank the Tank” reach up, with his ungodly long wingspan, and rip the ball down? No hesitation though, Hassell is straight back up with it, creating contact and finishing it for an and- 1. How many times have we needed a spark off the bench only to see Keyon Carter hop up, toss his warm-up jacket on the floor and come into the game? Always welcomed with an applause, it isn’t a rarity to see Carter hit his first shot of the game and then answer with a ferocious block on the defensive end. More than anything else, the excitement the team provided will be my fondest memory. They always seemed to be having so much fun together. I’ll never forget the ESPN bracketbuster game this year when Carter had a stellar game. After a timeout, Carter was out on the court early, rocking his head to the music on the Ted speakers and smiling at all the student section. It seemed they loved the fans as much as the fans loved them. The team won’t be remembered for an unfortunate loss to Butler, but instead for the four incredible years they gave to this university. They started the steep climb of getting the Monarchs national respect and now it is up to the rest of the team to continue the ascent. I have high expectations for this team because I think we are capable of greatness. I’m excited about next year, seeing Josh Hicks get serious playing time, seeing what Marquel can do as a starter and watching Bazemore make the team completely his. The future is bright. But I’m not going to lie, I’m really going to miss this team.

Weekly Whims: Spring Has Sprung Turn that Frown Upside down: Happier Days have Finally Arrived by Alyssa Narvell Asst. Arts & Entertainment Editor

What’s the difference between spring and all of the other months? Well, a lot. Spring, in my opinion, is the ultimate mood-boosting season; the best of the best. It’s never too hot and never too cold. The flowers are in full bloom, the skies are vibrant blue, the birds are chirping and the sun is shining. Everything seems a little less annoying and chaotic in the world when spring shows its face. And then there are all of the other seasons. Fall is all right I suppose. The crisp air is refreshing and the colored leaves are fun to look at, but winter and summer are just bothersome. Sure, I love winter and summer vacations, but that’s about all I like about those two seasons. Winter and summer are just so extremely uncomfortable. As I step outside my apartment in the early afternoon, I would rather be greeted by the sun’s friendly, warm beams rather than chilly grey and gloom, or a swarm of mosquitoes and humidity. Spring makes everyone genuinely feel more chipper, energized and motivated. Instead of having to be stuck indoors staring at the four walls because it’s either below five degrees outside or you’re worried that by stepping outside you might suffer from a heat stroke. People can comfort-

ably enjoy the outdoors (except for the people who have severe allergies, then I apologize.) Every face I walk by throughout campus seems to have a depressed demeanor or a low-energy flow about them, either from the harsh cold of the winter, or the incredibly hot atmosphere of the summer. And I don’t blame them. Classes and homework can make one miserable enough already, let alone having to deal with repulsive weather on top of that. Spring weather is a proven mood-booster. According to University of Michigan researchers, there is an optimal temperature for a person’s mood. It’s 72 degrees Fahrenheit, or about room temperature. This is also the average temperature of a typical spring day. If you stray too far from this temperature, either warmer or colder and your mood is likely to take a significant dip. Researchers also discovered that pleasant weather improves memory and broadens cognitive style (openness to new information and creative thoughts), as time you spend outside increases. Spending time outside in pleasant weather also can relieve stress. Can you do any of this in the winter or summer? No. If anything, spending time outside in the extreme cold or hot weather makes a person more irritable and unfocused, which sucksSo ladies and gentlemen, no need to frown anymore, spring is here and in full force. Go outside and take a walk, enjoy the beautiful fresh blooming flowers and soak up the sun. The not too hot, not too cold air will lighten your mood and make you feel a little less aggravated about life. You must go out and enjoy spring before it’s too late, June rolls around and we are all drenched with sweat and covered in sunburns.

Food For Your Thoughts by Amy Delaura Contributing Writer

When searching for a restaurant one knows a few key ingredients that make up a satisfactory experience. This expedition was to find a great hole in the wall restaurant. Only one place could come to mind to fit the test. Right off Colley Avenue is a large white painted brick house converted into a café and wine bar called Press 626, conveniently named after its own address, 626 West. Olney Road. Upon walking up the front steps and into the little lobby, my colleague and I were in love. This restaurant is the definition of quaint, with an antique feel and soft lighting. Taking our seat at the bar, we poured water out of an unlabeled wine bottle. The first thing my food taster in crime, Lauren Marie, noticed was The Best Grilled Chese Ever. Along side the pastel flower paintings on the wall, hanging right behind us was a framed review of the grilled cheese. We order the grilled cheese with the All Natural Cozy Tomato Soup and veggie press with a simple side salad. Waiting for our food, the amazingly rich smell of a French blend coffee filled the little restaurant. The bartender then had us smelling the leaves of all their imported natural teas. Each very strong and fresh, but out favorite was the smell of the Herbal Orange Blossom tea and this was no Lipton tea bag. To make the tea, they scoop tealeaves from the jar and put them in a small strainer in a single serving tin hot water teapot and a small empty teacup. Our food was all brought out at once. First I dug into the salad, which the bartender raved was made from fresh organic romaine lettuce. it was just the same purple and green lettuce they serve in the Webb center. The worst part was I could not even finish it because there was nearly half a fork deep of dressing drenching my salad. After that disappointment, now the real question was: is this the best grilled cheese ever? Between sourdough was apple wood smoked bacon with cheddar, swiss, pepperjack and goat cheese. On first bite the bread had perfect amount of crunch and each of the cheeses were blended perfectly so you were able to experience each unique flavor all at once. “It’s not the best grilled cheese I’ve ever had,” Lauren said, “But it’s still pretty good.” When asked how the Comfy Tomato soup held up to it’s name, Lauren said the soup’s name was slightly misleading. It had quite a kick to it, every bite getting spicier. “with the grilled cheese it’s perfect but by it’s self I wouldn’t call it comfy,” she said. On the other hand, my veggie press sandwich had no complaints. It was a perfect selection of flavors and textures. Between healthy nine grain bread was with roasted zucchini, homegrown boiled red pepper, fresh portabella mushrooms, tomato basil and goat cheese. It was any vegetarian’s dream. Also unique on this menu was the Create Your Own Salad section. A pencil and sheet is in every menu and the customer can choose ten items for $10. We also ordered the salmon BLT with sweet potato fries which somehow managed to be served without the “B,” but upon discovery our waiter apologetically brought back the corrected sandwich in good time. One thing I have to rave about is how those fries were deliciously sweet and salty and cooked to a great texture. The soup of the day was a portabella beef soup, which proved tasty but should have just been named a veggie beef soup. There was more potato, carrot, peas and mushrooms, but the beef was in large tender pieces, perfect for our picky eater to pick through and avoid the rest of the vegetables. Overall this restaurant was a good find, described perfectly as a quaint, hole in the wall restaurant. The food was unique and very healthy compared to most of today’s deep-fried choices. With the only major fault being the misleading names, this restaurant is definitely return customer worthy as long as you ask the waiter to clear exactly what you are ordering. With a simple menu of sandwiches (priced $7.75-12.95) and inimitable entrees (priced up to $20) I would label this a good date night restaurant. Of our taste testers six out of seven would return. I overall had a positive experience; the place was clean and very homey. Honestly, you know what I have been craving? A scrumptiously satisfying veggie press with a side of mouth watering sweet potato fries please!


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MACE IN YOUR FACE Where did you watch the ODU versus Butler game?

How messed up is your bracket?

Have you worn shorts yet?

Have you donated to the relief efforts for Japan?

Are you going to the Spring Career Fair?

Have you ever been to the Norfolk Zoo?

My apartment in the Village

VCU completely ruined it

Yes, I’ve worn my finest pair of jorts

No

No

No, I’m waiting for the tigers

I watched it at the gym

It’s already in last week’s garbage

Three times already! I went to the beach last week

Yes, twice

Psh, I’m already employed

No, that date is still pending

In my classroom at school

I had ODU in Elite 8 so...

Yes

No

No

Yes, twice

From my couch!

the most messed up its been in 19 yrs, 30%

for the past 2 weeks regardless of cold weather, bring on the warmth

If i didnt have to worry about my groceries, sadly

Hell ya, just got the ODU student annoucement! Haha

I went one morning but it wasnt open yet so i went back home disappointed

I was at the game with the Monarch maniacs

My bracket is done with...

well if a shirt counts then yes

Nope I have not donated yet

Yes I will be there

JORDAN MCNULTY Senior

LINDSEY CONNOR Freshman

ANDREW LLOYD ODU Class of 2010

PETER BARBEROGLOU Sophomore

JOLANDIE DECLERCK

I have been to the zoo multiple times

C R O WORDS S Solution for March 13, 2011

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