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Monarchs NIT Run Falls Short with Loss to Stanford in Semis Nate Budryk Sports Editor

The ODU Monarchs men’s basketball team saw its brilliant National Invitational Tournament run come to an end March 31 as they suffered a tough loss at the hands of the Stanford Cardinals 67-60 at Madison Square Garden in New York. The game looked as though it may slip away from the Monarchs almost

before it began, as Stanford was able to amass 15 points before ODU scored its first basket of the game. The Monarchs’ first half struggles continued, as they found themselves down 25-4 around the midway point of the game’s first half. Despite the bleak outlook early on, the Monarchs didn’t hang their head, and fought back to bring the score to within six, and entered halftime down 33-27.

“Our energy level just went up. Our start, unfortunately, was reminiscent of other slow starts we’ve had this year on the road or on neutral sites. I think it was compounded by the fact that Stanford came out red hot,” Head coach Jeff Jones said. Leading the way for the Cardinals was their star senior guard Chasson Randle, who, despite being in foul trouble, tallied 24 points, setting Stanford’s

career scoring record in the process. Center Stefan Nastic chipped in 17 points and six boards, and Anthony Brown added 14. Randle was the real star of the game, and ended his stellar career on one of the highest of notes. Averaging at least 13.5 points in all four years in Palo Alto, Randle averaged 18.8 points in 2013 and an impressive 19.6 points per game this year. “He was terrific. Down the stretch, he was the differ-

ence…He hit at least one, if not two, big threes. He was terrific,” Jones said. Exacerbating the issues of Randle, Nastic and Brown’s performances was the fact that Monarch starters combined for 20 points. No need to rub your eyes, adjust your glasses, etc.—20 points. Saving the day for ODU was their bench players, namely Richard Ross, Ambrose Mosely and Cont. C1

The Rutter Family Arts Foundation opened the doors to the historic Texaco building to the curious Norfolkians. On Friday, April 3, “AGLOW” debuted in the foundation’s newly renovated art space Work|Release. The exhibition unveiled sculptural sides and forms of neon lights. Hundreds of guests streamed in and out of the building with the luminous glow of neon lights illuminating their faces. The words “(THIS MUST BE THE PLACE)” shone over the main bar in red neon. The air was electrifying. DJ Lrdmrcy was spinning hits from the ‘70s and ‘80s as people danced underneath a bright blue neon cube. Two scarcely dressed models walked around the gallery, their bodies covered with gleaming paint. A large, bright pink neon installation titled “Seep” by Erik Peterson seemed to drip down the wall. All around, people were gathered in small groups, leaning over neon art as staff members weaved through the crowd carrying trays of cocktails and bar snacks. The 15,000 square-foot building Cont. B3

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A Voice for Victims: A Survivor Speaks Out Josh Whitener Assistant News Editor “I remember literally pulling my body back and grabbing his arm at one point. I remember him saying to me ‘Why do you keep moving away?’ and that time I didn’t think of it as any kind of assault or anything like that,” she said. She explains the events as if she’s explaining a car accident – an unfortunate event in her life. She doesn’t cower in her wording. She speaks plainly and openly. It’s been two years since the relationship ended, but the wounds still exist. She never intended to be the victim of the emotional abuse that inevitably fostered being raped. She recalls at a point in their relationship that the emotional and mental abuse had taken its toll. She had sought therapy. She had made it clear she did not want to have sex even before he initiated any kind of physical intimacy. Although some type of activity occurred, she recalled that the difference between what she wanted and what he wanted would bring a violent outcome. “It got to the point where he literally had my legs wrapped up like in a pretzel and I could not move anything from my waist down and I remember telling him ‘No!’ He

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would start grinding on top of me… and he just wouldn’t stop and I was begging him ‘Please, I don’t want to have sex with you.’ It was probably a good few minutes of that and finally he was like ‘Ok, I won’t pressure you,’” she said. He immediately repeated that he loved her. Joann Bautti, Assistant Director of ODU’s Women’s Center, explained the patterns of emotionally abusive relationships and how they form. “The way that it can happen is just like any kind of relationship where you fall in love with somebody and, in the beginning, it’s a lot of infatuation and your judgment’s clouded because of the love drug infatuation stage, and that stage where everything’s new, it’s exciting,” Bautti said. Relationships typically start in the same way, with mutual affection and respect. It’s difficult to tell whether a significant other is capable of abuse. The evolution of a relationship from normal to hostile can happen at any time to anyone. The survivor remembers this part of the relationship. Not all of it was as bad as it was in the end. “I really did like him at first. He had a really charming personality. The only thing that struck me as strange was that I felt that he was

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withdrawn, quiet,” she said. She explained that it was more than just a quiet nature. He had inside him what she described as a “quiet rage” and it created instability in his behavior towards her. “I was abstinent probably for almost ten years by choice. He knew where I was at with that type of thing and I honestly think it made me more appealing as a target,” she said. She described their first sexual encounter. “We were in his room at one point and we were kissing and making out… then he just pulled my pants down and he was forcing his fingers inside of me. He was so strong; I had no idea how to process what was going on. I was so frozen by it… I just froze,” she said. Victims of sexual assault commonly feel this effect. It is a reaction to trauma. “When somebody experiences trauma, they will do one of three things and it’s encoded in our DNA. We have absolutely no control over it. We will fight, we will flee or we will freeze. She was freezing… going somewhere else,” Bautti said. “It’s a survival mechanism.” She did not have sex with him that night. After that he began to show signs of unusual frustration and exhibited

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M&C| WEDNESDAY | 4.8.2015| MACEANDCROWN.COM “Even the first time it was painful. He was rough and I remember whimpering and I couldn’t even catch my breath,” she said. She described how he would become angry with her for initially refusing sex, or preferring not to carry their physical affection past a certain point. She recalled that intimidation was a huge factor in how he treated her. The abuse escalated from demeaning her character to outright threats of sexual abuse. Placing blame on her lack of sexual interest chipped away at her self-confidence. She again felt as if she was doing something wrong. “No matter how smart the person is, no matter how educated they are, what socioeconomic background they come from, whatever the circumstances, you can have the smartest, most independent person get sucked into an emotionally manipulative relationship. It doesn’t have a profile,” Bautti said. The survivor described another incident in an email. “He had verbally, emotionally and mentally intimidated me to the point where I was afraid to rattle him. But I did make it clear I did not want him to touch me that way. That evening he came over apologizing to me for his abusiveness and kept saying he wanted to ‘make me feel good.’ I kept saying ‘I am not asking for that, I don’t want that from you.’” “He did the same thing, ignored me and took my pants down, listing his reasons why. I felt like I was being molested. I said I didn’t want that multiple times. The whole time he kept telling me how beautiful I was and that he didn’t mean things he’d say. It seemed every time he would do these kinds of things, he felt justified by expressing affections for me.” “Rape is sometimes quiet and with gentle whispers,” she wrote. Her story is archetypal. A bright, articulate woman finds herself lost in emotional manipulation. The blame for his anger and dissatisfaction fell solely on her, leaving her to wonder how she was going to be able to keep the peace between them. “I feel like there was some kind of Stockholm Syndrome that had started at that point where I was already so entrenched in it and so manipulated that I was just hyperfocused on making things right all the time with us,” she said. “I think the other thing that’s important to realize, which happens to all of us, is that initially this was someone we fell in love with, who we were really attracted to and often those elements, in some fashion, are still there. We still harbor a hope, truly, [that] this is someone we can have a positive relationship with,” Dr. Barbara Winstead, professor of Psychology at ODU, said. Dr. Winstead explained that very few people would give up on

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a relationship quickly if the initial months or years were positive. This, coupled with a sense of isolation that may be fostered from abuse, can lead women to stay in harmful relationships. “Men in some of these situations will say ‘I’m the only person who’s willing to have a relationship with you.’ There’s actually a piece of research that shows that women who feel like they have little alternatives to that relationship are indeed more likely to stay. That could be an individual’s internal feeling, but it is often a feeling manipulated by the man in those relationships,” Winstead said. The survivor repeatedly mentioned that her boyfriend would have two personalities, – one exhibiting signs of an unstable individual, and one an apologetic, sincere man who cared for her. The rate at which he would alternate between the two kept her from distinguishing who her real partner was and, ultimately, kept her from realizing the dangers. Several of her friends offered perspectives during and after the relationship ended. They wished to remain anonymous to protect the identity of the survivor. “I feel that she is such a worthy and amazing person and when you see someone in such an abusive relationship being treated so poorly, you want to get them out of it, but you can’t. You just feel a bit helpless. You try to work with them, you try to reason with them, but they’re constantly making excuses,” one friend and former roommate said. The survivor was initially hesitant in friendships with other males. “She’s a very strong person. She’s very independent, but you sort of [got] the feeling that something was off or she was afraid of something,” one male friend said. She confided to this male friend that she had been raped which

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started a healing process that still continues to his day. “She made it clear that he had problems and that she was aware he had psychological problems but I don’t think that should be an excuse for whatever he did,” he said. The relationship tapered off in the way of constant arguing, infidelity on his part, and continued emotional attacks on her appearance and desirability. Eventually, she was able to permanently end the relationship and begin a process of recovery. With assistance from therapy she’s been able to process the sexual and emotional turmoil she was subjected to throughout the relationship. She remembers experiencing triggers long after the relationship had ended. “[The therapist] wanted me to say it: ‘I was raped.’ I had a hard time doing that and she wanted me to recall some of the stuff that had happened and I couldn’t go back to see her because it just triggered me so bad,” she said. She continues therapy and has now become more open about her experience. Throughout the journey she has become more self-confident and determined in her effort to understand the nature of what happened to her. Her goal is that sharing her story will foster awareness for others who are in abusive relationships or provide hope for other survivors. There are millions of stories like this one. According to RAINN, the Rape Abuse & Incest National Network, every 107 seconds an American man or woman is assaulted. In the time it took to read this story approximately six to seven women or men have experienced the trauma of rape. Whether it was their dignity, their self-esteem, trust or body image, a piece of themselves is stripped away after the attack. They think of themselves as victims. Al-

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though they may identify with this label, what they have now become are survivors. Those who deal with the aftermath of sexual assault learn to survive its emotional and physical pain that reaches beyond the attack itself. Stories like this are carried silently around campus, the city and the nation. She is tired of the silence. “When you are being abused, you don’t even know what’s happened to you until later. Nothing a woman does warrants abuse, sexually, physically or emotionally. There’s no need to feel shame. No matter how much an abuser may make you feel like it’s deserved or it’s because you made them angry, you don’t deserve it. You also have a right to feel how you feel, so feel it! Feel it fully. I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to talk to others who are trustworthy and to be honest with them, because you may not be capable of leaving or taking time to yourself or separating because of the abuse and how you see things at that point. You may get used to suppressing your true feelings or even being able to decipher them. These are learned behaviors sometimes. It’s okay to feel upset or violated and it’s okay to put up your own boundaries. Don’t be afraid of losing your abuser. Why? Because deep down they aren’t that afraid of losing you, or capable of loving themselves, you or anyone else properly. Otherwise they wouldn’t be hurting you that way. Love doesn’t hurt someone that way” she said in an email. If you or someone you know is experiencing relationship violence or sexual abuse, please contact ODU Police Department or ODU’s Women’s Center for help. Women’s Center 757-683-4109 womenctr@odu.edu


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ODU Updates Sexual Assault Reporting Policy David Thornton News Editor ODU recently updated its official policy regarding sexual assault reports, consolidating multiple policies under the umbrella of discrimination. Previously, stalking, sexual harassment and similar offenses fell under separate policies, making it more difficult to find information pertaining to specific situations. The goal of the interim policy, which took effect on March 16, is to clarify the process for the victim and the due process rights of the accused. “It’s going to be easier to look at one policy that describes everything. Within discrimination, and gender-based discrimination spe-

cifically, you’re going to be looking at stalking and misconduct,” Traci Daniels, advisor and special assistant to the vice president of Student Engagement and Enrollment Services, said. Daniels assisted in the crafting of the policy. This updated policy does not change the official procedure for sexual harassment or assault complaints. The school’s Title IX coordinator, Renee Dunman, is still responsible for handling and investigating all complaints. Title IX is a federal law (part of the Higher Education Act of 1965) that prohibits sexual discrimination in state-supported universities. What the policy accomplishes is that “it more clearly articulates

what the university does when it’s dealing with Title IX issues,” among other forms of discrimination, Daniels said. The policy was not updated in response to any specific incidents, according to Daniels. “This is a basic legal trend that’s been sweeping the nation over the past year or so,” she said. “There was a lot of energy legally when it came to legislation as it pertains to sexual violence.” In 2013, the Jeanne Clery Act, which mandates how campuses report crime, was updated to improve responses to and reporting of sexual assaults. In 2014, the Department of Education Federal Student Aid Office sent out a “Dear Colleague” letter, offering guidance on imple-

menting these update to the Clery Act. The goal, according to Daniels, was to keep up with the current legal climate. This is an interim policy, which means that it was issued at the discretion of President Broderick, and temporarily bypassed the established review procedures. According to Donna Meeks, university policy manager, this was because a statute passed by the General Assembly this year mandates that universities update their policies regarding sexual assault annually. According to university policy, interim policies expire after a single year, providing time for the review procedure to be implemented. “We have scheduled the formal review

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of the policy by the Policy Review Committee for its meeting on May 26, 2015,” Meeks said in an email. “Prior to its review by the committee, the policy will be posted for a 30-day open comments period.” Meeks stated that, during this open comment period, she will work with the office of Student Engagement and Enrollment Services in order to obtain the opinions of students on this new policy. “I think it’s a great start in informing our students and employees what to do if you do encounter sexual violence,” Daniels said. “There is a level of confidence in this policy in capturing our commitment to maintaining a safe environment.”


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Piecing Together “Hamlet #inPieces” Stephanie Donald Contributing Writer

To be or not to be…is that really the question. Well, consider yourself lucky because ODU Rep Theatre is presenting “Hamlet #inPieces,” a fast-paced semi-modernized version of the classic Shakespeare play. “Hamlet is often considered the greatest drama of the English speaking world,” said Director Chris

Hanna. “It is a ghost story, a revenge drama and a philosophical masterpiece – all set within four hours of earth moving poetry. But who’s got those four hours these days?” Instead of seeing a classic performance, audience members will be treated to a semi-alternate version of the piece that contrasts Shakespeare’s Elizabethan verse with today’s modern thoughts and language.

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“This time around, about a third of the evening has been written and created by the cast members themselves,” said Hanna. Shakespeare can be intimidating especially when it’s discovered that a performance can run for four hours, but with the creative minds of Hanna and his cast, the performance will be much more intriguing than you think. “What I really like about our

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production is the inserts…,” said actress Noelle Peterson. “They emphasize some of the major emotions and themes that are in ‘Hamlet,’ and give the audience a break from the rich text.” Actor Chris Monteith, emphasized, “This is the ‘Hamlet’ that everyone knows with a modern twist… I think it will ask a lot of questions that one would not expect.” “Be warned, though, because you

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may be up all night talking about the show once you’ve seen it,” said Hanna. The production has a run time of 90 minutes and debuts Apr. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Additional showings are from April 10-11 and 16-18 at 7:30 p.m., with a 2:00 p.m. matinee on April 11 at the Goode Theatre located on Monarch Way. Tickets are $15 for students and $20 for the general public.


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out of [a] white box. Not everyone is comfortable in that environment,” Rutter said. Work|Release is anything but a white box space, with its exposed brick walls and a lively atmosphere. As the line outside of the building continued to grow well after the sun had gone done, the Rutters were in awe of the reception “AGLOW” was receiving. Tedi Chiara, a paralegal for Rut-

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ter, stood in the lounge watching patrons marvel at the exhibits. “It’s amazing the amount of people that are here. I think it’s more than we ever expected,” Chiara said. Work|Release will not only house art, but also hopes to provide a temporary space for artists who would like to live and work within its walls. Starting immediately, artists can take up residencies with the foundation and begin creating.

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“We hope to foster and encourage a program with artists here, and to create a curatorial fellowship as well,” Rutter said. “AGLOW,” curated by Suzanne Peck, will run through May 2 from Thursdays through Saturdays starting at 6 p.m. After the neon lights go out, Work|Release will host a series of local and nationally graffiti artists, curated by Charles Rasputin and

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Careyann Weinberg of Alchemy NFK. “There are some exciting things planned for the space that you wouldn’t typically see,” Chiara said, “like a professional skateboarder.” With a turnout better than the Rutters had hoped for it, it’s safe to say that Work|Release is a welcomed addition to the Norfolk arts district.


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Zack Chavis | M&C cont. from A1 Javonte Douglas. Ross, the only Monarch who shot higher than 40 percent from the field, contributed 15 points on 7-7 shooting. Mosely added 16 on 3-8 from behind the arc and 5-7 from the free throw line. Javonte Douglas was a revelation, as well, adding nine points, including going 7-9 from the free throw line during the Monarchs’

early struggles. The usual suspects for the Monarchs just didn’t play well, as leading scorers Trey Freeman and Aaron Bacote combined for 13 points with all 13 coming from Freeman. While Bacote only played 12 minutes, with Mosely receiving most of the off-guard playing time, Freeman had a woeful shooting night, going 6-24 from the floor.

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He also added five rebounds. “We just didn’t—I just didn’t make the shots. It’s just a learning experience, and got to put in work over the offseason, I guess,” Freeman said. Perhaps the only reason that ODU was able to stay in the game despite their shooting struggles was the fact that Stanford’s bench performance was just the opposite

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from the Monarchs, as only one of their reserves tallied any points with four. Despite the loss, Jones was proud of the way the team battled back and the run they made in the NIT. “I’m just so proud of these guys. It’s been a terrific ride this year. I thought maybe we could steal another one or two—absolutely can’t fault the effort at all,” Jones said.

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The Monarchs will return home to lick their wounds and prepare for next season, a season in which they will return three of five starters and a slew of bench players. To go from 5-25 two years ago to a 27-win club this year is nothing short of miraculous, and it remains to be seen what the Monarchs will have in store for fans next year as they hope to improve even more.


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Monarchs’ 9th inning rally falls short Matt O’Brien Staff Writer Old Dominion Baseball took on conference foe Charlotte 49ers (1113) Friday at the Bud Metheny Baseball Complex. The Monarchs (14-13) fell 9-7 after a ninth inning rally came up just short. ODU struggled to find its groove offensively as 49ers starting pitcher Sean Geoghean threw eight innings while only allowing two earned runs. “He pitched great. We could only get five hits in eight innings. He kept the ball down and mixed his pitches well. I was really impressed with him,” Old Dominion head coach Chris Finwood said.

The Monarchs were able to get out of trouble early, but it eventually caught up to them on the mound. Starter Greg Tomchick gave up nine hits in five innings while surrendering four runs. Tomchick and the rest of the bullpen combined for six walks. 49ers hitters were able to work the count and get a lot of runners on base. “We were behind too many batters. You are going to get beat when you give up 16 hits on Friday,” Finwood said. Charlotte opened up the scoring in the fourth inning with a three-run double off the bat of infielder Brett Netzer. Tomchick ran the count to 0-2 and Netzer capitalized on a pitch left over the plate. From that point on it

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seemed that the 49ers offense could do no wrong, adding five more runs in the seventh and eighth innings. With the help of the Charlotte bats, the story of the evening was Geogehan. The 49ers ace held the Monarchs hitless for five straight innings and did not surrender another hit until the seventh. Outfielder Josh Eldridge finally broke into the hit column with a single in the gap. Catcher Mike Perez then homered to centerfield cutting the lead to 5-2. Perez turned in a solid performance on both sides of the diamond making athletic plays behind the plate and blocking balls that surely could have generated more runs. “Mike is really having a great year.

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He did a great job tonight. He is having to block more balls, unfortunately, and that’s something we need to work on, no doubt he saved us a few runs back there,” Finwood said. The 49ers were quick to counter, putting up four runs in the eighth inning. The Monarchs went into the final frame down 9-2 and facing Charlotte closer Micah Wells. ODU’s offense was able to rattle Wells and got ahead in the count. Second basemen Jason McMurray singled in a run to start a last-ditch rally. After a string of hits and a walk, the bases were loaded for slugger Taylor Ostritch. With two outs, worked the count to 2-1 and hit his second home run of the season, a grand slam

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to cut the lead to 9-7. Unfortunately Ostritch’s clutch hitting was not enough as first baseman Dean Francis got just under a pitch and flied out, cutting the late-game rally short. “I was proud of our guys. Sometimes when you are not having a good night, a 9th inning like that can produce some great momentum going into the next nine,” Finwood said. Following the three game series with Charlotte, the Monarchs have two mid-week games against Liberty and in-state rival VCU. The next in-conference series will take place against the University of Texas San Antonio.


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Meet the Mountaineers: ODU Football plays App State in week 5 Michael High Staff Writer In the past few years, it has been rare for the Monarchs to play a team in a similar situation to themselves, but in week five, that’s just what ODU will do, as the Mountaineers of Appalachian State will come into S.B. Ballard Stadium on Saturday, Sep. 26th in the Monarchs’ final game before entering conference play. Appalachian State, like Old Dominion, has recently made the jump from FCS to FBS, leaving FCS’ Southern Conference after more than 40 years to join the Sun Belt Conference at the next level. Despite the recent jump, the

Mountaineers haven’t really missed a beat, as in their first full year of conference play; they managed to go 6-2 in the Sun Belt, along with a 7-5 overall record. Like Old Dominion, Appalachian State is a team centered on their offense. Head coach Scott Satterfield’s Mountaineers ranked 26th nation in scoring offense, averaging just less than 36 points per game. That offense was powered by the Mountaineers rushing attack, which averaged more than 240 yards per game, good for 18th in the nation. Leading the way for that ferocious attack was Marcus Cox, who will return as a junior in 2015. Cox, who rushed for more than 1400 yards a year ago, was

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also a legitimate scoring threat, as he racked up 19 touchdowns, good for 10th in the country. That offensive attack will remain largely unchanged, as App will be returning 20 of 22 starters from a year ago, the most of any program in the country. Of those, returning will be the tailback, Cox, and their signal caller, Taylor Lamb, who will be a redshirt sophomore in 2015. Lamb, who took over the reins mid-season last year, played well, finishing the year with just less than 2,400 yards passing to go along with 17 touchdown throws. On the defensive side of the ball, the Mountaineers are looking to improve in their secondary, an area

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that will have to be sured up if ASU hopes to control Old Dominion’s notoriously prolific passing attack. App State’s secondary allowed 17 passing touchdowns last year, however, also had a nose for the ball, intercepting 12 passes on the year. Also returning for the Mountaineers is their leading tackler from a year ago, linebacker John Law. Law, who will be a junior this season, started all 12 team games and led his squad with an impressive 91 total tackles. He also contributed 2 sacks, an interception and a forced fumble. Law’s presence and continued improvement will be pivotal, as he looks to lead App’s defense on what many think will be a much-improved team overall.

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The Mountaineers were a young team a year ago, and struggled out of the gate, losing five of their first six games. However, something clearly clicked, as the group came together down the stretch, finishing the year on a six-game winning streak. It remains to be seen just how these two teams will match up. They find themselves in extremely similar situations program-wise, as both made relatively successful jumps to FBS in 2014. This game should be a good indication of ODU’s overall ability as a program, as ODU and App State essentially started the race from the same position, and both teams will get a good feel for how well they have made the transition.


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Autonomous Machines, Dependent People Ross Reelachart Staff Writer Early February this year, the Federal Aviation Administration approved and released a set of regulations that would allow the general public to own and operate small remote-controlled flying machines, colloquially known as “drones”. These regulations have further opened up the possibility of widespread commercial and public use of semi-autonomous or fully autonomous devices and vehicles. That is, more people will access to and free usage of machines that operate with little to no interaction or intervention from a human. While the prospect of automated delivery drones from Amazon and self-driving cars appeal to a great many people, many others are concerned or distressed with the path such technologies could lead human society and culture. Their concerns and feelings bleed over into other technologies that, while less flashy than a driverless car, still possess the same autonomous qualities. Right now, many common devices and machines have an internet connection and some sort of rudimentary artificial intelligence that allow them to remember our patterns and cater to them. Like so many other technologies, autonomous machines present humanity with a great many new paths to take. The ones we choose, good or ill, are still up to us to decide. The dystopian future presented

to us by many science fiction pieces are far flung in their own right. The ideas that the machines could turn on humanity and eradicate us, like in “Terminator” or “The Matrix”, are preposterous at best. But, that is not to say that machines, or rather artificial intelligences, do not pose a problem in the near future. Some our biggest technology leaders and thinkers believe this to be the case. “With artificial intelligence we are summoning the demon.” Elon Musk, chief executive at Tesla, said. Bill Gates of Microsoft agrees and, in a Reddit AMA, expressed concern about why other people are not concerned. Even theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has his concerns. “Once humans develop artificial intelligence, it will take off on its own and redesign itself at an ever-increasing rate. Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn’t compete and would be superseded.” Hawking said in an interview with the Washington Post. Couple these high profile voices with the general issues the general public with has with privacy and robots supplanting human workers, it can becomes easy to see why some people are troubled with the growth of computer intelligence. The phenomenon described by Hawking is what some refer to as the “technological singularity”. The singularity is a hypothetical point in time where the evolution of technology begins to outpace the human capacity

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of evolution. Basically, computers and technology will change and grown faster than our ability to predict, control, or even comprehend them. This is also the point where many believe that humanity will change permanently forever. While it is difficult to say whether or not some sci-fi scenario will happen and humans are supplanted by our creation, there are some subtle occurrences in our present that could illustrate the impending arrival of the singularity. The idea that we as humans might be completely supplanted by technology and machines may seem farfetched, or even implausible, but the downfall of humanity may be more our own fault, aided by machines. For example, think about how many times Google, your text messenger, or your Word document completed a word for you before you were even done. Were you surprised when it seemed to just “know” what you wanted? Did you ever question it, or did you accept it because it was convenient? This is the base case of technology accidentally causing our decline. When it comes to technology, and the advanced software inside it, convenience and speed trump almost everything else. Consumers are more than happy to hand over their information and decision-making skills to a computer if the computer can frequently suggest something that they agree with. A new “robot assistant” Jibo does exactly this. Jibo may look like a glowing desk fan that talks and does

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other things like take pictures, but it overwhelms people with convenience. In an advertisement, it’s shown taking pictures at a birthday party, reading to a sleeping child, and ordering food for a man. The first two instances have Jibo replace an emotional bonding moment with an electronic voice, and the second instance removes the man’s need to think or decide because Jibo simply knows what he likes and suggests it first. Jibo and the people who make the device mean no harm and seek only to help, but by offloading thinking to Jibo, we sort of become slaves to the convenience Jibo provides. To look at a less distressing example: driverless cars. The prospect of cars driving themselves seems like a win for almost everyone involved. Most accidents and traffic are due to human error, so removing the human element could mean safer roads and faster travel times. Assuming the technology is ever perfected, however, we will no doubt be inundated with cars with other automated functions builtin. Chances are these functions will use information about you, learned from either you directly or through the internet, to suggest destinations. Like with Jibo, this can lead to the car thinking for us, instead of the human controlling the car. Such concerns are great enough that it comes readily to the forefront of thought for some ODU students. “I don’t like the idea of a car making my decisions for me.” Robert Draft, a

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mechanical engineering student, said. Draft’s comment summarizes the general feeling of most students on campus, even if they are not as willing to be quoted. In general, students are comfortable with some automation of our technologies and our machines. They are already surrounded by devices and software that predict their words or habits, so they are familiar with the idea. Some are even comfortable with the idea of driverless cars on long stretches of driving or automated factories. But they all show a common belief that, at some point somewhere, there needs to be human intervention or a “kill switch” as a few put it. In the end, students want there to be a human element somewhere in automation or computer decision-making that leaves the human in charge in the end. Perhaps it is fortunate that there are so many science fiction scenarios featuring rogue AIs and computers. Even as we are surrounded by the increasing influence of automated software and technologies, we have been allowed to think through the worst possible scenarios and therefore are allowed to prepare for it, or even circumvent it. But maybe it has also made us overconfident in our ability to control our own technological creations, and we push them to grow more complex and more quickly. Only time will tell if our fate as a biological human species is more “Tomorrowland” or “Terminator”.


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Nintendo hits hard with April 1st Nintendo Direct

Noah Young Digital Content Manager After the announcement last week that the Zelda game on Wii U was delayed with no new release window in mind, Nintendo needed to fill the void with the April 1 Nintendo Direct– and boy did they! The biggest news from the announcement was of course for Smash Bros. The direct opened not with one, but with two “Challenger” videos. One was for the already known Mewtwo. The other was for Lucas, a character from Mother 3, previously in Brawl. Mewtwo will be available to those who bought both versions and registered them with Club Nintendo for free on April 12. He will be available

to everyone else starting April 28 for $4 on either 3DS or Wii U, and $5 for both. Lucas will be available in June of this year. Another Smash Bros DLC was announced in the form of costumes for the Mii fighters. The packs include fun costumes and crossover outfit pieces including Majora’s Mask from the Zelda game of the same name and Dunban’s clothes and hair from Xenoblade Chronicles. Also announced was the opening of a suggestion system allowing Smash Bros fans to suggest new DLC fighters. Fans can go to the Smash Bros website and enter a ballot for one character to be entered, the deadline being October of this year. The ballot consists of the character’s name, the

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game they come from, and the reason they should be added. Satoru Iwata, Nintendo’s President and host of the direct, explained that they won’t be able to use every suggestion, but they all will be looked at. The other big news is sure to please Fire Emblem fans. Trailers were shown for two Fire Emblem projects. The first was announced two years ago, and this is its first time ever being mentioned again. That’s right; we finally got to see Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem. From the trailer, the game appears to borrow elements of the Shin Megami Tensei sister series Persona, with the protagonist being a high school student. The art style is also reminiscent of Persona, with non-player characters being colored in shadows. The Fire Emblem elements

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seem to primarily be in the character designs. Perhaps Fire Emblem characters are used in combat in a similar way to Persona’s titular entities. The other big Fire Emblem trailer was for the next game, originally announced in January’s Nintendo Direct. While it doesn’t have an American title, in Japan it is titled Fire Emblem If. It features a branching story in which the player must choose which side of a war he will fight for due to having family on both sides. Bill Trinen, Nintendo of America’s marketing man, explained that choosing the “light” side will make for an easier and more accessible experience. Splatoon was mentioned once again, this time announcing three new amiibo, and detailing new game modes. The amiibo, taking the form

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of a squid girl, squid boy, and green squid, can be bought together in one pack. Alternatively, the boy and girl can be bought individually. In the game, they unlock special missions, which in turn unlock exclusive outfits. The game and its amiibo will be available May 29. The last big announcement was that Fatal Frame, a Wii U title originally released only in Japan, will be localized to America. It will be available later this year. Finally, the next Mario Kart 8 DLC was given a release date of April 23. Also coming to Mario Kart, by way of a free update, is the insanely fast 200cc mode, as well as more amiibo outfits including Sonic, Pacman, and Toad.


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Archive What I See Now

Rashad McDowell Technology Editor Most people don’t think about what happens to websites that they no longer visit. It’s taken for granted that the internet is eternal, a place where information thrives and lives without end. That’s not really the case. Old information on the net runs the risk of disappearing if the demand for it drops. This adds a level of mortality to the internet that most people would never consider. Luckily, there are people like Michelle Weigle, Ph.D, and Michael Nelson, Ph.D. Together, Weigle and Nelson are working on a project that will add another layer of longevity to information stored on the web: the

Archive What I See Now project. This project, spear headed by Weigle, operates with the same principle as the Internet Archive, the largest data base of old websites in the world. The goal is to allow the everyday person to make a record of the websites they view in real time. Right now, the target audience is humanities researchers, but the future applications are limitless. For their efforts, Weigle and Nelson have received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Currently, anyone who wants to make a record of how the web changes on a day to day or even year to year basis do so using screenshots and/or “save page as”. This creates several problems in the long run. For one,

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once the website is captured as a screenshot, the ability to interact with the various hyperlinks and embedded media is lost. The second issue is even more practical, it takes up a bunch of space. Over the course of a year, a researcher can amass a folder filled with thousands of images that need to be precisely organized to make any sense. Weigle’s solution to this problem is threefold. The piece of the puzzle is WARCreate. This program, still under development, allows researchers to click a button on any webpage and create a .warc file, which is the same format used in the Internet Archive. All a user needs to manipulate theses files is a copy of Wayback. WARCreate has three different modes it can

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operate in: record mode, countdown mode and event mode. Record mode captures each page a user visits while it is active. Countdown mode refreshes and adds a new capture of a page on an interval. Event mode focuses on dynamic changes to a page, only capturing a new copy under these circumstances. This is taken care of using WAIL. This provides the user with a very simple installation of Wayback, which isn’t all that user-friendly to install. Mink ties everything together. This program informs the user if the page they want to use WARCreate on has been archived before and how many times. This isn’t to prevent redundancy as much as it is about comparing any damage these “mementos”

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suffer. The web is mortal and pages can be damaged because information isn’t captured or because the live web seeps into older pages. Mink operates very similar to a program that was co-developed by Nelson, Memento. “The trick with memento is it leverages web archives you didn’t even know exist,” Nelson said. In essence, memento is a macro version of Mink, looking beyond WARCreate archives out into the Internet Archive and public archives of different nations. Together, all these piece coalesce into an impressive system that can prove to be the salvation of the web.


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Students participate in Walk a Mile in Her Shoes on Tuesday, March 31 at Kaufman Mall Top: Carlito Ricafort | M&C, Bottom Left & Bottom Right: Dawit Samson | M&C

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Top Left: ODU Out held a Drag Bingo on Tuesday, March 31. Top Right: Skaters out to play in the pleasant weather. Bottom: SLU Sorority held a self-image event. Top Left credits: Webb Center, Top Right: Dawit Samson, Bottom: Webb Center

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