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WEDNESDAY | 11.7.2012 MaceandCROWN.COM | Vol. 55, Issue 10




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Megan Jefferson Editor in Chief Derek Page News Editor Alyssa Narvell Arts & Entertainment Editor Ben Decowski Sports Editor Jessica Starr Copy Editor Ellison Gregg Photography Editor Jimmy Long Senior Graphic Designer James Porter II Advertising Director Megan Stamper Web Designer Steven Knauer Distribution Manager Charles Ordoqui News Assistant Ethan Shaw Arts & Entertainment Assistant Jordan Jones Sports Assistant Senior Writers: Brian Jerry Staff Writers: Lauren Grant Elizabeth Bowry Jordan Jones Sean Burke Allison Terres Pamula Floyd Gianina Thompson Emma Needham Lateesha Gloston Sarah Roby

R Jay Molina Andrew Tompkins Rashad Little Emma Hering Zuryna Smith Kadedra Holmes Kadeem Porter Lauren Bonner Kadeem Porter Eryn Tolley

Staff Photographers: Chris Dean Marlie De Clerck Rachel Chasin

Taylor Roy AJ McCafferty Ari Gould

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

Letter From the Editor

Readers of the Mace & Crown,

We hope everyone enjoyed the special edition Halloween paper. We included many spooky stories for those who indulge in the haunted holiday. The Mace & Crown editorial board attended the ACP/ CMA National College Media Convention in Chicago where each member of the staff learned skills tailored to their specific job at the school paper. The Associate Collegiate Press (ACP) and College Media Association (CMA) host the yearly gathering of professional journalists, academic advisors, and journalism students from across the country. In attendance was eight Mace & Crown editorial board members. The convention consists of

four days of hour-long sessions on topics from deadlines to design layouts. Around 2,000 college journalists attend 283 sessions while in the windy city. The members in attendance was Alyssa Narvell, Jimmy Long, Ben Decowski, Derek Page, Megan Stamper, James Porter, Steven Knauer and myself. At the convention we learned many things to improve the paper. We are publishing a new comic in the sundry section. We hope that our readers can find them funnier than previous comic strips. We are also improving the look of the CAA score corner. The information will be arranged in a format that is easier to comprehend. We will also attach the breakdown of the scores with the stories. On our website, we are start-

ing to do a weekly podcast. Sean Burke will run it along with Steven Knauer and you can tune in at our website’s multimedia page. Additionally, our website has been upgraded to allow every article to be downloaded as a PDF and print friendly. The Mace is also in the process of moving stands to the dorms located on campus. We want to increase the number of our readers by placing them closer to places of residence. From Tuesday Nov. 6 until Thanksgiving break we will be collecting canned goods to donate to a local charity. We will have a box in front of our office if you would like to donate your canned goods. Any non-perishable goods will be accepted. I would also like to congratulate Ellison Gregg. He has

Greenpeace Learn how to be an Activist

By: Pamula Floyd and Derek Page Staff Writer & News Editor Mace & Crown

Some students follow the flock, but others like to cry wolf. Those who fit in with the latter may be interested in a new opportunity at Old Dominion University. Greenpeace USA is looking for students interested in volunteer opportunities and hunger to learn organization, activism and advocacy skills. The Greenpeace Semester is a “high-intensity training course where students learn everything that they will need to know to launch effective campaigns,” said Erin Fagan, Greenpeace campus and training coordinator at Old Dominion University. Students will work with a global environmental organization and learn what it takes to advocate eco-friendly initiatives and experience what becoming an environmental leader is all about. “The program combines intensive action workshops, group projects, and real experience working on important issues in different communi-

ties, working side-by-side with Greenpeace staff,” said Fagan. Fagan became an activist three years ago on a visit to Washington D.C. to see a friend. when she ran into students with the Greenpeace Semester, she was recruited to help with Hands Across the Sand at the White House. The experience left her insatiable. Fagan started attending Greenpeace events and was soon invited to become a trainer at the Greenpeace Activist Summit. The Activist Summit is a four day event where activists from the re-

gion come together for intensive activist training sessions. Many attending students go on to hold positions within their student networks, as campus coordinators, lead activists and board members. Soon, Fagan found herself on the Greenpeace Student Board, only offered to the top six student activists around the country. Now, as campus and training coordinator at ODU, she has been focusing her efforts on recruiting new activists. “It’s important to me to build a strong, stable base of student

been selected as the new photography editor. He will run the photography section and manage the photographers on staff. I would like to welcome him to the staff. He will be a great fit. The Mace & Crown meets every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in the U-Center located across from the Card Center in Webb. We welcome anyone who has a passion for reading, writing, editing and photography. If you wish to advertise with the Mace & Crown please contact James Porter at He can supply information on advertising costs and the classified section. Megan Jefferson Editor in Chief

activists,” said Fagan. “It’s very important for students to realize that Greenpeace is in no way just for one type of student. Anyone…who is just passionate about activism and advocacy can easily find their place with Greenpeace.” Greenpeace internships can be found in numerous major cities around the country, such as Washington D.C., San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles and New York City. Internships focus on a number of issues, such as promoting solutions to the global warming crisis, stopping the destruction of ancient forests, empowering consumers and shareholders to hold corporate polluters accountable, protecting endangered species, and of course, learning valuable leadership and grassroots skills, such as methods of nonviolent creative confrontation, campaign planning, recruiting, canvassing, petitioning, event planning, and so much more. By being given the opportunity to strategically plan a real campaign, lobby congressmen on Capitol Hill, discuss the philosophy behind using non-violence to change the world, and joining in on conversations with well-known activists, climate scientists, biologists, and documentary filmmakers, interns and volunteers with Greenpeace are able to take part in a life-changing experience, while changing the world. Interested students need to act fast by contacting Fagan at or by phone: 757-803-3001


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Virginia21 Wants to Survey ODU By: Pamula Floyd Staff Writer Mace & Crown Virginia21, an advocacy group geared toward young voters, launched their first Statewide Student Survey to all public colleges and universities in Virginia. The organization works on a non-partisan agenda to coordinate political action to advocate affordable secondary education, employment opportunities, and a sustainable, efficient government. The survey will equip the group with the essential information to take action “State government is poised to make a number of decisions that will impact the quality and affordability of a college degree,” executive director Tom Kramer said. “Student’s ideas and opinions need to be represented in these debates, so we need everyone to take five minutes and take the survey.”

The survey will prompt the user to give an address so Virginia21 can sort the information by all 140 legislative districts. “Our goal is to really make sure our elected officials know what their constituents think before they vote,” Kramer said. Old Dominion University is actively involved with the survey to ensure strong student participation by the end of November. Both the SGA and Virginia21 will be promoting the survey. Student Body President Mariam Adbelhamid said the survey is imperative to enacting change within higher education. “Football rivalries aside, Virginia schools are facing similar issues and tribulations which cannot and will not be solved through individual efforts. The survey will hopefully represent each school’s issues and collectively portray all student concerns within Virginia,” said Adbelhamid. Those who complete the survey

will be entered into a contest to win $250 for textbooks or student loan payments. Students wishing to remain anonymous will not be entered. There are 28 questions which are multiple choice. The entire survey should take approximately five to 10 minutes to complete. Question topics include how much students spend on textbooks each year and how the books were paid for, making reference to the Textbook Market Fairness Act of 2005 that requires all required reading lists be made available to students before the beginning of each semester. It also covers topics regarding a student’s career plans, student loans and debt, and guns on campus. The information will help Virginia21 in its advocacy efforts in the upcoming session of the General Assembly.

WEEKLYCRIMELOG 10/25 4:00 p.m. – 800 Block 44 St. – Threatening Emails 8:30 p.m. – 800 Block 43 St. – Larceny of Bicycle from Backyard 9:00 p.m. – 5000 Block Bluestone Ave. – Vandalism to Vehicle 11:59 p.m. – 1000 Block 38 St. – Theft from Motor Vehicle

10/26 1:06 a.m. – Lion Fountain – Trail of Blood to Powhatan II 1:13 a.m. – 1300 Block 42 St. – Vandalism to Several Vehicles 8:00 a.m. – 800 Block 47 St. – Hit and Run Property Damage 3:38 p.m. – 4900 Block Bluestone Ave. – Hit and Run Property Damage 7:00 p.m. – District – Theft of Bicycle

10/27 1:22 a.m. – Raising Cane’s – Arrest for Simple Assault, Underage Possession of Alcohol 1:39 a.m. – Whitehurst Hall – Odor of Marijuana 2:12 a.m. – 4200 Block Bowden’s Ferry Rd – Strong Armed Robbery 2:43 a.m. – Lion Fountain – Students on the Lion 2:55 a.m. – Dominion House – Student Arrested Underage Possession of Alcohol 3:12 a.m. – Lion Fountain – Students on the Lion 3:24 a.m. – Village 4 – Non-student Arrested for Drunk In Public 4:23 a.m. – Village 2 – Larceny of iPhone 12:28 p.m. – Virginia House – Alcohol in Dorm Confiscated

10/29 4:00 p.m. – 1300 Block Cedar Lane – Vehicle Window Broken

10/30 1:00 a.m. – 1500 Block 42 St. – Hit and Run Property Damage 8:10 a.m. – 1300 Block Cedar Lane – Theft from Motor Vehicle 2:45 p.m. – Village 7 – Odor of Marijuana 5:00 p.m. – Virginia House – Theft of Bicycle

10/31 8:30 a.m. – Lot 43 – Tire Slashed 6:05 p.m. – 4000 Block Powhatan Ave. – Theft from Motor Vehicle 9:51 p.m. – Whitehurst Hall – Missing Student Located 10:01 p.m. – Scotland House – Student Arrested for Possession of Marijuana 10:30 p.m. – 3800 Block Parker Ave. – Theft from Motor Vehicle 11:34 p.m. – Scotland House – Odor of Marijuana

11/1 1:06 a.m. – Lion Fountain – Subjects injured playing in Fountain 2:47 a.m. – 1500 Block 39 St. – NPD Arrested NonStudent for Drug Possession 12:30 a.m. – 800 Block 47 St. – Simple Assault 6:26 p.m. – Perry Library – Arrest for Indecent Exposure 7:58 p.m. – Whitehurst Hall – Odor of Marijuana 12:56 p.m. – Village 9 – Vandalism to Window



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arts entertainment

A Passing of the Lightsaber By: Sean Burke Staff Writer Mace & Crown

On Tuesday George Lucas, best known as the creator of the “Star Wars” and “Indiana Jones,” series sold his privately owned company Lucasfilm ltd. to The Walt Disney Company for $4.05 billion. The transaction will be paid half in cash and half in stock to George Lucas. In the same hour it was announced that he would act as creative consultant for the next “Star Wars” trilogy which will start with Episode 7 in 2015. Plans for future movies were outlined in a press release by Disney. “[Kathleen] Kennedy will serve as executive producer on new ‘Star Wars’ feature films, with George Lucas serving as creative consultant. ‘Star Wars Episode 7’ will be released in 2015, with more feature films expected to continue the ‘Star Wars’ saga. It was detailed further that episodes will follow every other year after the release of Episode 7.” Not only did Disney acquire the rights and royalties to all “Star Wars” movie deals and merchandise, but they also gained the effects studios Industrial Light and Magic and Skywalker Sound, which were owned by Lucasfilm ltd. They also

gained control of LucasArts, which makes all licensed “Star Wars” videogames. The plan right now is for these studios and their employees to stay in their current locations

and continue operating normally under the new management. George Lucas said that he would never make another “Star Wars” movie, but it appears he is doing

this to preserve the brand. George Lucas said in an interview, “I am doing this so the films will have a longer life, so more fans and people can enjoy them in the future.

Read the Fine Print

to ask themselves if their lives are any different from these rabbits. Is the human species lying with this idea of freedom or are we just like

these rabbits, stuck in an infinite loop of monotony? The exhibit will be displayed at the art galleries Oct. 19 to Nov.

By: Erika Schaubach Contributing Writer Mace & Crown ODU’s newest addition to the Baron and Ellin Gordon art galleries, “East/West: A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking” celebrates the practice of print making in the United States. The collection was created when organizers asked 100 of the most prominent printmakers/educators to embrace their current image making techniques and conceptual concerns, according to the art gallery’s website. The results were a collaboration of traditional and alternative printmaking techniques. Printmaking is an often tedious creation resulting from trial and error. Methods such as lithography and woodcut demand that the artist flip their perception of positive and negative space as they chip away, creating an indent of an image. Mistakes must be embraced and the final product can be a surprise.

Once the image is created, whether it be in wood or silkscreen, an artist has limitless possibilities they can explore as they print their image, which can be printed on top of other works of art. The ink can vary from bright to dark with the pressure exerted when printing effecting the visibility of the image. From the movement of Treelee MacAnn’s “Changing Patterns” to Matthre Egan’s colorful “Amlia and Irene,” the prints echo their artist’s passion and strive for perfection. The Baron and Ellin Gordon art gallery acknowledges these printmakers have had and continue to have dramatic impacts on printmaking education, their institutions and printmaking workshops. One of the most expressive pieces in the collection is Ralph Slatton’s “Goya’s Rabbits.” The image depicts rabbits chasing each other in circles in a fenced area with the etching’s description reading “rabbits play chase their tails, a poor substitute for freedom.” The eyes of the rabbits challenge the viewers

It’s a very big universe I’ve created and there are a lot of stories sitting in there.” Disney has a lot of material to work with in the “Star Wars” universe. There are over 17,000 characters, over 1,000 planets and lore spanning 20,000 years. There are hundreds of books, comics, television shows and videogames to draw inspiration from and according to George Lucas Disney is where his franchise can thrive. He said, “I get to be a fan now.” The franchise will not be left without direction. According to the press release, “Kathleen Kennedy, current Co-Chairman of Lucasfilm ltd., will become President of Lucasfilm ltd., reporting to Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn. Additionally she will serve as the brand manager for ‘Star Wars.’” This purchase follows the purchase of Marvel Entertainment in 2009 for another $4 billion, and the purchase of Pixar in 2006 for $7.4 billion. 2015 promises to be a big year for Disney with the release of “Star Wars Episode 7” and “The Avengers 2.” But after that, who knows? Maybe Luke Skywalker and Tony Stark will battle it out in an epic Pixar animated motion picture.

25. The gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.


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It’s Hip to be a Square

The “Ironic,” New Wave Lifestyle in America

By: Alyssa Narvell Arts & Entertainment Editor Mace & Crown They follow indie bands and camp out at Occupy movements. They have most likely heard of that quirky, under-ground coffee house before you did. They only eat organic, vegan food and wear vintage, ironic t-shirts that you obviously don’t understand... this is the new-age “hipster.” The social classification of a “hipster” is a sub-culture defined as a person following current trends or fashions. A trend that originated among young artists that lived in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn has now become a nation-wide way of life and a state of mind. Hipsters are known for making what is old new, which is relevant during the time of a shaky economy. “What’s funny is that people who aren’t hipsters generally express distaste for them and those who appear to be hipsters hate to be identified as such. Everybody hates hipsters... especially hipsters,” said Peter Furia from Time magazine, founder of Seedwell Digital Creative Studio in San Francisco.

The term “hipster” comes from as early as the 1930s or the 1940s, when the term “hip” from the jazz age became synonymous with middle class white teens wanting to emulate the lifestyle followed by black jazz musicians. Some say the term hipster is a derivative of “hop,” a slang term for opium, while others believe it comes from the West African word “hipi,” meaning “to open one’s eyes,” according to Hipsters are a subculture of men and women typically in their 20s and 30s that value independent thinking, liberal or independent political views, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, witty banter and an alternative lifestyle. They are also seen as avoiding the mainstream styles and known as non-conformists. Hipsters frown upon the consumers that support the mainstream ways. This sub-culture also has an unfortunate reputation for snarky remarks, narcissism, sarcasm and pretentiousness. “The twenty-first century hipster praises pop culture through fashionable irony and sarcastic wit. Nothing is sacred to the twenty-

first century hipster; everything can be made fun of. I find it an amusing scene to be a part of at times. But at other times, I’m disgusted by it for its pretentiousness and its lack of substance. Sometimes you will find too much narcissism and vanity,” said self-proclaimed Virginia Beach hipster, Robert Smith. The current trend within the hipster sub-culture that makes a hipster stick out is their love for everything and anything cat related. They love cat prints, taking pictures of cats and owning a plethora of real cats and bragging about it. Strange trend or not, this is what’s “hip” with the hipsters right now. They also love playing “photographer” and taking vintage pictures of trees, cats, old school records and their friends doing ironic things. According to, there are steps to follow to adjust every aspect of one’s lifestyle if they want to live a proper hipster life. Fashion is the first element one must alter, as it’s one of the most important things that make a hipster stand out as a hipster. You can find typical hipster-ware at any H&M, American Apparel, Urban

Outfitters and Forever 21. Hipsters are anti-labeled gear, as that’s seen as too consumerism, so they can’t purchase anything that might be too mainstream, such as Hollister or American Eagle brands. They also particularly like styles and patterns that you probably have never seen before and are pro-creativity. The two main components that hipsters must always complete their outfit with are skinny jeans and big-framed, ironic eyewear. Skinny jeans are favored by hipster men and women. High-waisted, floral, mom pants are also acceptable. The hipster-pants philosophy is “the tighter, the better.” Thickframed, nerdy eyewear is also favored by most hipsters, with brands such as Ray Ban being the most popular. Some hipsters wear eyeglasses just for the fashion statement even though they have perfect vision, because all they care about is looking acute and agile to those “commoners.” Hipsters have their own niche in culture with a unique lingo, humor and self-expression. When it comes to “hipster lingo,” it is made up of extreme sarcasm and

attitude. Hipsters like to namedrop indie bands they’ve just seen live at that secret club downtown and if you have never heard of them, they might scrutinize you for not having knowledge up to their standards. Hipsters also love dry humor, often seen in British comedies. Time Magazine came out with the top 10 most hipster cities in the U.S. The first three are Seattle, Portland and San Francisco. These cities were chosen because of their reputation of counterculture, independent boutiques, thrift stores, thriving art and music scenes, underground coffee shops, and other hipster-friendly amenities. Other cities lower on the list included Austin, New Orleans and Portland due to their amount of tech-savvy residents (mostly with Apple products) and cutting-edge restaurant and microbrewery selection. All in all, hipsters are harmless. This hipsterfication trend is a state of mind and might last for the next 20 years or might die out by 2013. But for now, we can all sit back and let the hipsters do their thing, cat pictures and all.


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Basketball Fever

The Men’s Basketball Team Tipped off Their Preseason against Mt. Olive By: Jordan Jones Assistant Sports Editor Mace & Crown Basketball fever has spread throughout Norfolk, VA, as thousands of loyal Old Dominion University Monarch fans welcome the new season with open arms. They could not have been more de-

lighted to watch as their beloved team took the court for a preseason showdown against Mt. Olive College on Thursday, Nov. 1. Those in attendance saw some great basketball as the Monarchs cruised to a commanding 102 - 65 victory. ODU jumped on the Mt. Olive Trojans from the outset, taking an early 25-5 lead. This was due in

large part to junior guard Donte Hill. Hill accounted for eight early points, including two spectacular fast break dunks en route to 22 points on the night. “I‘ve been taking more [of] a leadership role this season, but there’s a long way to go, long way to go defensively,” Hill said after the game, “closing out, getting

back on defense. We’re going to work on that and move forward.” There are many unfamiliar faces on the team this year. The Kent Bazemore’s, Frank Hassell’s and Ben Finney’s have all graduated and moved on, leaving way for a new pool of young players. Two of those players include Aaron Bacote and Deion Clark. Bacote, a true freshman from Hampton, played a strong allaround game scoring 20 points and dishing out five assists in his first game as a Monarch. Guard Jordan McCain also played well and scored 18 points of his own. The night clearly belonged to the Monarchs. “I was pleased to have [Richard] Ross back,” coach Taylor said, “I thought Donte Hill was a good leader, but really I thought Dimitri Batten was player of the game.” Redshirt sophomore guard Dimitri Batten scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds and did a good job of aggressively attacking the porous Trojan defense. A lot is expected from big man DeShawn Painter as well. The

transfer from North Carolina scored nine points and grabbed seven rebounds. Coach Taylor and his staff are expecting a lot from him but realize it may take some time. “We have to give DeShawn the benefit of the doubt because he’s new,” coach Taylor said. Mt. Olive came out at the start of the second half looking to close the gap. They were able to get six quick points from guard Mahamed Ibrahim to draw closer. However, the aforementioned Hill quickly knocked down a three-pointer and the rout was on. Perhaps the play of the game was made by ODU forward Richard Ross who, on subsequent possessions, blocked a Trojan attempt at a layup, and raced down to the other end to slam down a dunk off of an alley-oop pass to the delight of the Monarch faithful. ODU has a lot of young players that the team will look to develop throughout what the team hopes to be a successful year.

MONARCHMENTIONS The Old Dominion football Monarchs defeated Georgia State 53-27 on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Georgia Dome. The win moves the Monarchs to 8-1 on the season as they move into their final two regular-season games. The Monarchs will host William & Mary on Nov. 10 in their final home game of the year.

ODU’s men’s basketball team begins their regular season on Nov. 9 against Holy Cross in the Liberty Tax Classic at the Ted Constant Convocation Center. The women’s basketball team begins their regular season play against Virginia Tech on Nov. 9.

ATHLETEOFTHEWEEK Senior co-captain Chris Harmon helped the soccer Monarchs defeat Northeastern 1-0 on Thursday, Nov. 1. Harmon hit sophomore forward Ivan Militar with a pass down the field early in the second half, who then put the ball in the back of the net to put the Monarchs up 1-0. The assist gave Harmon a team-high six on the year. The win also came on senior night for Harmon, Yannick Smith, Alex De John, and Victor Francoz. The Monarchs finished their regular season with a record of 11-3-2. The team is not eligible to play in the Colonial Athletic Association tournament due to the schools move to the Conference-USA next year, but the team can compete in the NCAA tournament.

Monarchs get back into the swing of things in an exhibition game against Mt. Olive


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The End of an Era By: Jordan Jones Assistant Sports Editor Mace & Crown David Stern has been commissioner of the National Basketball Association for 30 years and few can question the impact he has had on the game during his term. Stern, who is also the longest tenured commissioner in major North American sports, announced recently that he will retire on Feb. 1, 2014. Deputy commissioner Adam Silver will assume his role and duties. Some may rejoice at this news. Others may be sad to see him go. Regardless, it is a much different league than when Stern first took the job back in 1984. During his time as commissioner the league has expanded from 23 to 30 teams and played games internationally in places such as China. Stern arguably presided over the NBA during its most popular years back in the ‘80s. Many may remember the great teams like the “showtime” Lakers, the Boston Celtics and the Michael Jordan-led Bulls of the ‘90s. Stern is credited for drumming up enormous interest for a league that had previously been struggling and turning it into the

best and most recognized basketball league in the world. Stern has also brought innovative schemes to make the NBA one of the richest entities in the United States, drawing in about $4 billion annually. His reign has not been without pitfalls though. He has presided over two lock-out shortened seasons, the most recent of which he was heavily criticized for what fans felt was a tyrannical approach. The infamous referee scandal also happened under his watch. In 2007 it came to light that former NBA official Tim Donaghy was responsible for betting on games that he officiated in his last two seasons and that he made calls affecting the point spreads in those games. This dealt a crushing blow to Stern’s league and had many wondering if things would ever be the same. This scandal eventually passed however, and interest for the NBA is higher than ever all around the globe. Stern has been largely responsible for erecting new arenas in 28 of the 30 NBA cities. The other two, Golden State and New York, are currently in the process of building or remodeling arenas and hope to be finished soon. Stern is famous for his rigid, no-

nonsense approach in dealing with NBA owners and officials as well. He has implemented many rules and regulations to increase the fairness of the game. Under his watch, the league hopes to eventually add a

team abroad as part of the NBA goal to go international. He has always been adamant about appealing to the people and putting out the best possible product. As controversial as his methods may have been, the NBA is popular

all around the world for a reason. Stern has set the standard high for his successor Adam Silver, but he is leaving behind a solid foundation for basketball as fans know it for years to come.

Two Giant Leaps for Fan-Kind “Kung Fu Panda” receives Series MVP nod in title sweep of Tigers By: Brian Jerry Senior Writer Mace & Crown Sergio Romo recorded the final out when triple -crown winner Miguel Cabrera struck out looking as the San Francisco Giants completed a four game sweep of the Detroit Tigers in the World Series on Sunday, Oct. 28. The victory marks the second Fall Classic crown in three seasons for manager Bruce Bouchey’s ball club. Marco Scutaro delivered the go-ahead single to center field in the tenth that lifted the G-men to a 4-3 victory. MLB Commissioner Bud Selig awarded the world championship pennant to the Giants skipper and the series’ Most Valuable Player to the Giant’s third basemen, Pablo Sandoval. After being benched in the 2010 series, Sandoval took full advantage of his championship opportunity. Sandoval, also known as the “Kung Fu Panda,” went eight for 16 in the series, including a three home run performance in game one. An overjoyed Giants outfielder Hunter Pence yelled, “World Series champions!” on camera during the postgame celebration in the festive locker room. Pence was acquired in a midseason trade from the Philadelphia Phillies and reveled in the moment of championship triumph.

San Francisco took the first two contests home at AT&T Park and closed it out with two more wins in the Motor City. Matt Cain, Jeremy Affeldt and Santiago Casilla preceded Romo as the four combined for three runs off five hits and 12 strikeouts. The Giants combined for a 1.42 ERA in the series, outscored the Tigers 16 to six and held the opposition to a .159 batting average. San Francisco’s win is the third straight for the National League after the team claimed the 2010 title over the Texas Rangers, followed by the St. Louis Cardinals last season. After the game, Tigers manager Jim Leyland admitted that his team was simply outplayed throughout the series and that there were no excuses to be made. “Obviously, there was no doubt about it. They swept us,” Tigers manager Jim Leyland told ESPN reporters during the Fox broadcast. “So there was certainly no bad breaks, no fluke. “Simple, they did better than we did,” he said. “It was freaky. I would have never guessed we would have swept the Yankees and I would have never guessed the Giants would have swept us.” The loss marks Leyland’s second in the Fall Classic. The skipper’s team fell 4-1 at the hands of the Cardinals in 2006. Tigers reliever Phil Coke took the loss and gave up what proved to be the game winning run in extra innings.

ODU alumnus Justin Verlander was on that ‘06 club and fell on the short end of the stick once more. In his only start of the series, Verlander dropped a game one loss, giving up five runs off six hits in four innings of work. Tigers pitching gave up 16 runs in four games. Giants pitchers combined for a shutout

over Detroit in game two for a 2-0 victory and series win. The series then shifted to Comerica Park, and the Giants picked up where they left off, recording an identical 2-0 win in game three before wrapping up the series in four straight games.

San Francisco Giants swept the Detroit Tigers to become World Series Champions


Maine James Madison

7 31

Georgia State Old Dominion

27 53

New Hampshire William & Mary

28 25

Delaware Towson

27 34

CAA TOURNAMENT 3 UNC Wilmington 1* 6 Delaware 1 3 UNC Wilmington 2 Drexel

Northeastern James Madison

3 2

Drexel Delaware

2 1

James Madison Hofstra

3 2

William & Mary Delaware

2 3

1* 1 3 UNC Wilmington 5 Hofstra

5 Hofstra 1 William & Mary 4 Northeastern 5 Hofstra

Drexel James Madison

2 0

Delaware UNC Wilmington

1 0

Old Dominion Northeastern

1 0

Hofstra William & Mary

2 2

Georgia State George Mason

2 1


39 0



Richmond Rhode Island


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1 2


0* 0

2 2*

* Team won on penalty kicks

A LOOK AHEAD MEN’S BASKETBALL 11/09 vs. Holy Cross 11/10 vs. Morgan State 11/11 vs. UTSA

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 11/09 at Virginia Tech 11/13 vs. USC Upstate


11/10 vs. Missouri (West Lafayette, Ind.) 11/10 at Purdue (West Lafayette, Ind.)



11/11 Rivanna Romp (Charlottesville, VA)

11/09 W&M Dual Match Mock Up (Williamsburg, VA) 11/10 W&M Dual Match Mock Up (Williamsburg, VA) 11/11 W&M Dual Match Mock Up (Williamsburg, VA)



11/10 vs. William & Mary

11/10 ACC Dinghy 11/10 ACC Women

(Kings Point, N.Y.) (New London, Conn.)


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opinions Overdressed



By: Emma Herring Staff Writer Mace & Crown

Primitive humans didn’t have quite the plethora of fashion options we have today, however they were doing one thing right: animal print. For some, the cheetah and leopard prints are synonymous with fist-pumping Guidos and the 1980s. With modern elements and chic styling, anyone can pull off animal print without looking too wild. The easiest way to incorporate animal, or any other print, into a wardrobe is with accessories. Start with a skinny belt, handbag or scarf in an appealing print and mix it together with a basic t-shirt or casual dress. If that’s a little too drastic, try requesting an animal print mani or pedi next time at the salon. This is a fun and easy way to incorporate prints into everyday life. The most fun anyone can have with animal print will start at the feet. Cheetah and zebra print footwear can be found in any store, at any price and any style. The great thing about these prints is that they are neutral tones. Pair your black and white zebra flats with red skinny jeans and a blouse for a bold date night look. Cheetah or leopard looks effortlessly stylish with jewel tones, especially emerald. For the confident and fabulous,

go ahead and rock that cheetah dress. We are probably all staring at you with envy. Another great look is a printed skirt, either pencil or mini. These can be coordinated with any top and layered with brightly colored tights. Animal print is an evident trend in fashion and has been for centuries. The print grew in popularity during the women’s movement in

the 1940s and hasn’t lost its allure. However, this style does come with an invisible warning label. Please use caution when wearing an animal print with only one print per outfit. Don’t mix prints, don’t let the print over power and stay away from anything costume-like. With a few simple additions of animal print, any fall wardrobe can look fierce.

“The Blue List”

“Everyone has a story,” said the rapper. “No one wants to hear the story of a suburban choir kid, but why not? Wouldn’t you want to hear about people from your situation? Everyone deserves to be heard.” Exactly one week after first arriving at ODU, Wrighteous released his mixtape, “The Path Less Taken” on Aug. 31, 2010. Since then, he’s only released one other mix-tape, “Live & Learn.” Unfortunately for new listeners, Wrighteous’s “Live & Learn” did not wow the rapper like his earlier release did and is no longer available for download. “It wasn’t complete,” shrugged the rapper. But he hasn’t allowed that to hold him back. Complete with the hit “Naya Rivera” that not only caught the attention of hip-hop fans but the actress Naya Rivera

Tyler Wrighteous: Making Music His Way By: Dominique Bailey Staff Writer Mace & Crown

Wrighteous leaned over the stage, passionately holding the microphone. The rapper had just finished a dynamic set at Kingdom in Richmond, VA, but he still had a few words for the crowd. “This is what I want to do with my life. This is it,” he shared with the crowd. Setting the mic down, he stepped off the stage and was greeted with love, respect and admiration by fans. This was June 30 at Richmond’s music festival Epic Fest, and months later, Wrighteous still considers that a turning point for him.

That’s the night everything came full circle. That’s the night he knew he was pursuing the right dream. Hailing from Stafford, 21 year old MC and rapper Tyler Wrighteous grew up surrounded by music. With two musically included parents, music was unavoidable. Before rapping, Wrighteous sang in his school’s choir, but it wasn’t until his senior year of high school that he began rapping. He hasn’t looked back since. Merging his vocal abilities with complex yet relatable lyrics, Wrighteous is crafting his own path. He isn’t just making music for the stereotypical rap fan, but making music for all, even those that are often without a voice.

Advice Column

5 THINGS By: Eryn Tolley Staff Writer Mace & Crown

Find a study strategy that works for you. In high school, it was so easy to show up to class, pretend to pay attention and ace a test, but that doesn’t fly in college. Sure, there are the “easy A” classes, but they still require some effort. Every student studies differently, and you need to figure out what works for you. You’ve probably heard that pulling all-nighters are typical for college students, but that strategy may not be the best one for you. If you’re like me, you can’t physically function without sleep. Manage your time, keep a schedule and include studying in that schedule. If you want to try the “all-nighter” method, test it out on a quiz that isn’t that important. Don’t try it on an exam that is worth a large part of your grade, because that might not end well. Develop a budget. Start keeping track of how much you spend. Will you need to get a job? Do you have any sort of income? There are different tools you can use to keep track of your finances. An Excel spreadsheet will suffice or you may prefer other budgeting websites such as Mint. com. This may seem like a boring chore that only old people do, but it’s important. Ramen is delicious, but you don’t want to eat it for every meal. Be outgoing If you want to make new friends, you have to be open-minded and herself, he released “The Nice Guy EP” this past summer. He also has collaborated with many local rappers on a multitude of singles. Wrighteous prides himself in being a diverse artist, possibly even surprising a few with his personal musical preferences. “Hip-hop bores me sometimes. Too many clones of Jay-Z or Kanye [West] for the past three –four years. I get tired of hearing that,” he said. Wrighteous hopes to further introduce listeners to his diverse taste with his upcoming projects. Beyond his musical abilities, Wrighteous beams with positivity. “If you think positive, you’ll get positive results. If you think negative, you’ll get negative results,” explained the rapper. Wrighteous has turned the classic idiom, “cloud nine” not only into a more unique phrase, but a


approachable. If you’re shy, force yourself to break the ice with other students and be the first person to offer a smile or a friendly “hello.” If you’re more outgoing, reach out to the students who are more timid. You’ve begun a new chapter in your life, and you’re not going to get through it without friends, so get out there and make yourself known. Don’t be that freshman no one likes No one likes the crazy, aggressive student who decides to get hammered the first night on campus and streaks through the residence halls. Alcohol will be readily available to you for the next four years, so you don’t need to drink it all in one night. Don’t be the party girl or guy that everyone makes fun of because you were caught riding the lion with underpants on your head. You might think people are laughing with you, but they’re probably laughing at you. Don’t feel the need to connect with every student you meet In the beginning of every semester, you are going to meet a lot of new students desperate for friends. There are many friendly people and you might think you’re going to have tons of friends from the get-go. But the truth is, you may have a lot of friends in college, but they’re not going to be all at once as your college career continues and you start to see other sides to the new friends you’ve made. You may not like these other sides, but don’t sweat it because you’re not going to get along with every person you meet. movement. His phrase “Ninth Nimbus” is his unique way of not only reminding himself, but those surrounding him, to remain on cloud nine. Embodying inspiration and passion for their dreams, “Ninth Nimbus” further unifies fans of Wrighteous. Supporters of the positive message behind “Ninth Nimbus” are affectionately known as “Nimbus Niners.” Through his undeniable passion and positive nature, ODU’s Wrighteous has proven himself as an unstoppable force. As fans new and old anticipate his upcoming release “Hall of Mirrors,” they can check out his current releases at The rapper can also be found on YouTube, Twitter, Tumblr and Soundcloud.


photography Wednesday 11.7.2012 | MACE & CROWN | E1

ODU and Mt. Olive battle for the ball in Thursday’s game.

Teamwork helps ODU get ahead in Thursday’s game against Mt. Olive.

Nick Wright defends against Mt. Olive.

ODU celebrates their win over Northeastern.

ODU celebrates First-American culture in Webb Center.


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Pedestrians crossing the streets of Chicago.

The Chicago Theatre, built in 1921, is a landmark theater on North State Street in the Loop area of Chicago.

Cloud Gate, a public sculpture by Indian-born British artist Anish Kappor in Millennium Park, Chicago.

The view of Chicago from floor 103 in the Willis Tower.


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Hurricane Sandy flooded the streets of Virginia Beach.

A group of ODU students dressed up for Halloween last week.

Hurricane Sandy turned many streets into ponds in Hampton Roads.

The sunrise reflecting off the skyscrapers in Chicago.


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ACROSS 1. Flexible mineral 5. Type of sword 9. Goulash 13. Smell 14. Fen 16. Dry riverbed 17. Focusing glass 18. Gladden 19. Beasts of burden 20. Burdened 22. Teenager 24. 1 1 1 1 26. European blackbird 27. Courageous 30. Pressure 33. Construction 35. Up to 37. Transgression

38. Thick woolen fabric 41. Half of a pair 42. Implied 45. Station 48. Benni 51. Queen of the jungle? 52. Characteristic 54. Verse 55. Musical group 59. Curtain 62. Bad end 63. Not first or second 65. Russian emperor 66. Brother of Jacob 67. Old photo color 68. Greek letter 69. Collections 70. Harvest 71. Rectum

DOWN 1. Gangster’s gal 2. Bright thought 3. Expression of sympathy 4. Insecticide 5. An uncle 6. Friends 7. Muse of love poetry 8. Anagram of “Russet” 9. Distended 10. Cab 11. Biblical garden 12. Annex 15. Holdup 21. Tidy 23. South American country 25. Hissy fit 27. Sleeveless garment 28. Operatic solos 29. Pull

31. A type of craftsman 32. Nasal passage 34. Mesh 36. Not more 39. Snake-like fish 40. Trickle 43. A narrow strip of land 44. Container weight 46. State of mind 47. Resistance to change 49. Sail supports 50. One or the other 53. Balderdash 55. Poems 56. Thorny flower 57. Jacket 58. Diva’s solo 60. A Maori club 61. Historical periods 64. Dip lightly



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classifiedads ODU OUT Join ODU Out at their general member meetings and learn when and where to volunteer for the LGBTQ community in Hampton Roads and OnCampus! Where: Suffolk Room, ODU Webb Center When: 12:30 p.m What day?: Every first and Third Tuesday’s of the Month

ODU/In Support of Children

Solutions Vol. 55, Issue 9

In Support of Children is a student organization on the campus of Old Dominion University. We are hosting our 2nd annual International Children’s Day event, on November 17, 2012 at 4 pm. This will be an educational fair free to the public. We will also have a DJ, live performances, guest speakers, food, fun activities, games and prizes. It will certainly be an event worth attending. Kids encouraged to attend!

ODU Virginia Beach Higher Education Center Dr. Rod Evans Reading Tyrannosaurus Lex: The Marvelous Book of Palindromes, Anagrams, & Other Delightful & Outrageous Wordplay Wednesday, November 14, 2012 12:30 - 1:30 pm Lecture Hall, Room 244 at ODU Virginia Beach Books sales and reception at this location only ODU VB, 1881 University Drive, VB, 23453, in the Lecture Hall, 244 757-368-4108 Televised Live-Videostream to: ODU Tri-Cities Center, room 2201, 1070 University Drive, Portsmouth, 23703, 757-686-6220 ODU Peninsula Center, room 2241, 600 Butler Farm Road, Suite 2200, Hampton, 23666, 757-766-5200

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