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WEDNESDAY | 10.19.11 MaceandCROWN.COM | Vol. 53, Issue 6

New Advent in Medical Technology: Operating Room Modeling and Simulation By: Chelsea Hoenes Staff Writer

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Norfolk Protesters Gain Traction By: Derek Page Staff Writer

Downtown Norfolk saw the largest number of protestors participating in the “Occupy Norfolk” anti-Wall Street and corruption rallies on Saturday, Oct. 8, exceeding 120 protesters. Protestors were equipped with signs painted “We are the 99%” and “Where’s my American dream?” The march was held at one p.m. with the assistance of the Norfolk Police Department which helped shepherd the protesters all throughout the downtown area, passing through St. Pauls Boulevard, Brambleton Avenue, Granby Street, Waterside Drive and finally passing by Bank of America on Main Street. People of all ages, races, and ideologies came together as early as Oct. 6, at Commercial Plaza located off East Main Street to bolster their contention with the financial system, corporate greed, the role corporate money plays in politics and the electoral system and make clear the diminishing level of democracy within the government. The police were more than cooperative, instructing the protestors to stay on the sidewalks, citing safety concerns. The media was extended some leniency on the sidewalk rule, while they attempted to keep up with the march. No problems arose with the traffic that was stopped for the procession of the march. Cars honked their horns in support and pedestrians stopped in wonder of the spectacle, smart phones in hand. Solidarity and fellowship, two terms essential to the movement to the grandiose “Occupy Wall Street”,

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and equally crucial to “Occupy Norfolk”, arose from the notion of common responsibilities and interests acknowledged by members of the protest. The significance of these words to the now global protests, stand to embody the unity between these dispersed acts of social, political, and economic conviction. This word solidarity has been used countless times in the locally emerging vindication against Wall Street. Jeff Musselman, a student of politic science at Old Dominion University, expressed his concerns stating, “the collusion of elite business interests with policymakers has ensured that the most well connected and wealthy have fared well while all the other groups have suffered.” Occupy Norfolk encourages people to research issues regarding the disproportionate distribution of wealth in the United States. The most prominent problem being stated during the protests are that one percent of America controls roughly 40 percent of the nation’s wealth, while only responsible for five percent of its debt. The group maintains that the American people are not responsible for bailing out banking systems, and asserts that the federal government needs to take responsibility for their own financial negligence, which has resulted in a flailing economy and struggling citizens. “Fractional reserve banking creates an atmosphere that encourages both the government and [the] banks to expand well beyond their means, which promotes American military expansionism, and excessive speculation and mismanagement on Wall Street,”

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said Musselman. Musselman went on to say that “Corporate welfare in most forms, particularly bail out programs, erode and destroy a proper market response to failed policies. Such notions are antithetical to an allegedly free market economy and are a violation of the principle of creative destruction. The Federal Reserve system should be ousted and the separation of corporation and state must take precedence.” Occupy Norfolk holds general assembly meetings at seven p.m., where they discuss issues concerning the group, such as campsite rules, sanitation, organization and the dispersal of new relevant information. The group of non-violent protesters, brought tents, food, water and other basic necessities for the nights to come. The group has designated people with orange duct tape crosses, who control and distribute medical supplies when needed. With a permit from the city, the “Occupy Norfolk” participants intend to stay as long as possible and gain as much support as possible. “Occupy Norfolk,” says Musselman, “in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, is a nonviolent, nonpartisan group of individuals who acknowledge the financial injustices set forth by irresponsible spending and a corrupt government system bought and controlled by delinquent corporations.” “We conceit that reform must take place to ensure the stability of the United States of America. We greatly encourage everyone to not take a back seat as the government and Wall Street work together to drive the country into the ground. You are the 99 percent. It is never too late to speak up and it is never too late to take action.”

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The Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC) at ODU, has teamed up with EVMS to write an article called “Virtual OR,” which was published in Mechanical Engineering magazine. The article describes a project that would allow for medical students and operating room personnel to simulate the sights and sounds of an operating room, giving them something akin to the hands-on training they would need to become successful surgeons. The simulation would allow students to practice medical procedures and hone their technique before actually performing the surgery in a real operating room. Modeling and simulation is a new discipline taken up by ODU, however researchers on campus have taken full advantage of the new technology offered, and have applied it to medical research exploration. Additionally, the virtual operating room can provide much-needed experience in working with a medical team composed of very different individuals who may exhibit age, gender, or ethnic differences. Moreover, the team has fully manufactured what is known as the Virtual Pathology Stethoscope (VPS), which simulates the sounds of the circulatory and respiratory systems and can be used by medical students to become more familiar with the sounds of illness. Both the simulated patient in the virtual operating room and one version of the VPS are meant to work in tandem. Delicate sensing equipment, called “tracked VPS”, recognizes where the stethoscope is placed on the body, cueing the correct sound to be issued. A second and more economical version of the VPS does not have the sensing equipment. Modeling and simulation with a focus on medical technologies is a new track offered to ODU students that focuses on virtual operation and rehabilitation, modeling ligaments and joints, and standard surgical procedures. This new discipline is very promising in providing better training for students, but ultimately, increased patient diagnosis and safety.


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Mace & Crown staff Diane Dougherty Editor in Chief Jessica Starr Copy Editor David Bakhshaee News Editor Alyssa Narvell Arts & Entertainment Editor Matthew McCracken Sports Editor

SGA Address Monarchs, I hope that everyone enjoyed the homecoming festivities. Whether you attended the sold-out concert, received a t-shirt during pride day, or participated in the parade, the Monarch spirit was felt throughout campus. I am especially excited regarding the positive reactions the Monarch Citizenship campaign is receiving. The “REP ODU” t-shirts have been a great success. We distributed over a thousand shirts in about an hour; these shirts are part of a commitment to Responsibility, Engagement, and Pride in the University. Be sure to like the Monarch Citizenship Facebook page to receive updates and future t-shirt distribution dates and to also learn more about the program! Please email me at if you have any questions, concerns or ideas about how to improve your experience at ODU. All the best, Luis Ferreira Student Body President

Drew Marmo Advertising Director Rachel Chasin Photography Editor Kyle White Senior Design & Web Director Megan Jefferson Design & Web Assistant Kathryn Mason Distribution Manager Jake Ullrich Sports Assistant Ari Gould 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 Amanda David Jessica Piland

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arts entertainment The Big Blue Wave

An Inside Look into Homecoming Saturday

By: Riley Angel, Lateesha Gloston, Brittany Farmer, Quinton Crawley, Gina Lucy Contributing Writers Saturday, Oct. 15, many people gathered to be a part of ODU’s Homecoming parade. It was one of the many fun events held on ODU’s Homecoming weekend. Both onlookers and participants showed their excitement and pride. As the day progressed, people became increasingly excited. The parade exuded ODU pride. One participant, Rob Wilber, was happy to see so much school spirit. He recalled being a student in 2000 and how underwhelming school pride was. Now, there are loads of people happily representing ODU. There were people everywhere wearing shirts that said ODU and even people with blue hair, showing off the school’s colors. People all over the campus were smiling, laughing, and having a good time in anticipation of the parade. It was exciting to see so much Monarch pride. Participants arrived at ODU’s campus hours before the parade started. People woke up as early as 5 a.m. to prepare for the parade, putting the finishing touches on their floats. Some people had stayed up all night, into the morning of the parade working on their floats. Before the parade started, people were eagerly ready to show off their floats, while bands and dancers were rehearsing their routines. Others were cheering and capturing fun memories on their cameras. The people at the parade included ODU students, ODU alumni, elementary and high school students, bikers, and community dance teams. There were people of all ages there to have fun. They were all excited to be there and ready for the parade. It was soon time for the parade to come to life. The parade started and the excitement continued to grow; 49 Street was officially flowing with school pride. Children ran to grab candy as it was thrown off of the floats and onlookers took pictures of the colorful event. Floats passed by, flaunting their “Ride the Wave” themes, sporting Monarch pride. Soon, the street was filled with the sounds of music, bands, and chants of “ODU” coming from the parade. People paraded down the street wearing vibrant costumes and ODU apparel. Others paraded down the street waving flags and holding banners that displayed words of excitement. As the parade ended, many people headed to the tailgates to have even more fun. It was exciting to be at the ODU Homecoming parade and be a part of so many people coming together to show ODU pride. Many of the participants in the parade loved it so much that they have been coming over and over. The thirty-second annual ODU Sports Hall of Fame Luncheon was held Saturday afternoon at the Ted Constant Convocation Center. Several of ODU’s

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most celebrated athletes were on hand to witness five new members, representing three decades of sports stardom, get inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame. Among those present was former ODU Women’s Basketball star Adrienne Goodson. Goodson, who graduated with her degree in marketing in 1989, was a member of the 1985 National Championship Team here at ODU. She went on to play in WNBA before retiring in 2006. Goodson was inducted into the ODU Sports Hall Fame in 1999. She is now an assistance coach for the ODU Women’s Basketball team. Goodson, who is one of 152 members of the exclusive Sports Hall of Fame, has enjoyed her opportunity to give back to the ODU community. Goodson mentioned that the “great lifestyle and tradition” here at ODU make the homecoming experience one of her greatest of the year. Goodson is one of hundreds of former ODU athletes who participated in this year’s homecoming events. If you were to ask one of the other 100 or more athletes on campus for Homecoming festivities what they enjoyed most, you’d probably get 100 different stories. However, there is one common theme you’d get out of their responses: Its one of the best days of the year. Courtney Livesay, a health and p.e. major from the class of 2003, gave insight to how it felt as an alumni returning to ODU for their first Homecoming. “There was no football when I was a student,” Livesay said. “I used to watch field hockey and soccer [but] there’s a big difference now.” Livesay and her family attended the ODU Sports Hall of Fame, and mentioned that they also had enjoyed the Homecoming parade. She was impressed with how Homecoming events could recreate the “college experience” feeling for alumni. Student Travis Washington was a member of the Homecoming Court. Washington, a senior business management major is involved with many organizations on campus including Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and Army ROTC. Washington stated that his fraternity plays a major role in his life. As a member of one of ODU’s fraternities he is able to develop leadership skills, a hard work ethic and is able to be involved in numerous activities and events around campus. Washington decided to go through the strenuous process of being a part of ODU’s Homecoming Court because it would be a humbling accomplishment to achieve. “Words could not express the great privilege and honor it would mean to me to represent ODU and my fraternity,” said Washington, “You only live life once, so never second-guess anything”. Even though ODU lost their game against Towson, the school couldn’t be happier. Nowadays, people are proud to say they went to ODU, with a reason to visit and something to enjoy. It is fitting that it is fall, because a changing of the leaves is symbolic of the changing of the school. It a place people want to come to, and come back to. The school is growing and changing, in a way that benefits the city and the students.

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Get ready to Jam with Yonder Mountain String Band BY maryann JaCkson Contributing Writer

FESTIVITES Busch Gardens:

BY lauren grant Staff Writer

This is perhaps one of the best times of the year to go to Busch Gardens, and if you’re a local, you know why: Howl-O-Scream. Busch Gardens is decked out with the spookiest, most detail oriented Halloween decorations you will ever see. With ghouls and goblins waiting around every dark and windy corner, it’s a wonder that no one has had a heart attack. Mach Tower is the amusement park’s newest ride is finally operational, which was a long awaited opening especially for those who frequented the park this summer. The rides will be open until the end of the month, so grab your ticket and head to Williamsburg for the ultimate theme park scare-fest.

Hunt Club Farm:

Located in Virginia Beach, Hunt Club Farm is 23 acres and located a few miles from the Virginia Beach oceanfront. From petting zoos to pumpkin patches, Hunt Club is the place to be for all things harvest. Some attractions include carnival rides, hayrides, and the much anticipated Haunted Hunt Club. This Haunted Halloween fest includes a haunted hayride, Village of the Dead, and Field of Screams. It is safe to say that this club is not for the faint of heart. Tickets are accessible online or at the farm.

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With the summer months finally at a close, the Virginia Beach boardwalk is another thriving location for all things haunted. Rockin’ Rosie’s Fun House, Mirror Maze, Nightmare Mansion, and Haunted Mansions are all great places to get your thrill and fill of Halloween. Located right on Virginia Beach’s Atlantic Avenue, these haunted attractions are just as creepy and off-putting as any haunted house in the area. Since our Virginia weather is about as predictable as a lightning strike, you can pack your bathing suit for a quick swim at the oceanfront if you’re strong enough to brave the cold water.

Haunted Dinner Theater:

Take another trip to Williamsburg for the Haunted Dinner Theater, located inside Captain George’s restaurant. Dinner and a show have never come together so perfectly with this interactive murder mystery and quality fine dining. Watch a story unfold as actors entertain you while you eat your dinner, which just so happens to be an all-you-caneat dinner buffet. Captain George’s, which is known for its delicious seafood, is located on Richmond Road off of Route 60 westbound.

Rocky Horror Picture Show:

Ladies, dig up your most scandalous outfits for this outing. The Rocky Horror Picture Show plays periodically at the Naro, which is located in Ghent. While this may not exactly be a fall activity, this is the kind of movie that never gets old. This movie will have you on your toes, and quite literally bending over, too. No two showings are ever the same as this production is as spontaneous and unpredictable as anything you can think of. Prepare for virgin beatings, naked runs, and

If you enjoy amazing improvisational bluegrass and love all different types of rock music, then mark your calendar for Thursday, Oct. 20. On this date, The Norva will be featuring Yonder Mountain String Band. Tickets are around $25 after taxes and can be purchased either at The Norva website or backstage at The Jewish Mother. Yonder hasn’t visited Norfolk for a while, so it is sure to be a great show. They are a band that any rock music enthusiast can enjoy. Hearing Jeff Austin, who is the mandolin player and vocalist of Yonder, is always an ear pleasing experience. Yonder Mountain String Band began when banjoist Dave Johnston and mandolin player Jeff Austin were still in college. They both started up a band together called Bluegrassholes. Bluegrassholes eventually disintegrated, but Johnston and Austin met yet again, by fate if you will, in Colorado. While the two were in Colorado, they met bassist Ben Kaufmann and guitarist Adam Aijala. In December 1998, the four formed the band known today as Yonder Mountain String Band. Yonder Mountain String Band is ever popular today to those involved in the jam band scene, bluegrass scene, and beyond. Jam bands are bands that have long improvisational “jams” and grooves that cross the typical boundaries of rock music. Yonder is a bit of a mix of a jam band and a

typical bluegrass band. The two music styles mixing together bring about a different style of music that most people probably have never been exposed to before. Due to their different style of music, Yonder has become increasingly popular in the past couple of years. Yonder has played at various large venues all around and became even more popular the past few years. In 2010, Yonder featured their own music festival, which was located in Ozark, Arkansas. The festival was called “Yonder Mountain’s Harvest Festival.” Headliners for the festival included bands such as Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Railroad Earth, and the Emmitt-Nershi Band. Yonder was also featured this past year at “The All Good” music festival located at Marvin’s Mountaintop, West Virginia. Many are familiar with the quality of bands that the “All Good” music festival brings forth, but for those that are unfamiliar, “All Good” features s bands that are widely popular all over the United States. The Norva’s feature of Yonder Mountain String Band is not an event to be taken lightly. Anyone who is interested in rock music of any kind should think about coming out on Oct. 20. The listeners of Yonder Mountain String Band are devoted fans and will make a new listener of Yonder welcome at any show. So, mark your calendar for Yonder Mountain String Band and get ready for an ear pleasing experience.

Cancer isn’t Laughable, but Laughter is Cancerous BY martin tuCker Staff Writer

“50/50,” starring Joseph GordonLevitt and Seth Rogen, is a “dramedy,” which is a comedy and a drama mixed together, about a man who has just discovered that he has cancer. This movie is based off of the life of Will Reiser, the screenwriter of “50/50,” and his life battle with cancer. Seth Rogen is Reiser’s friend off the screen, so the character he plays is based off of himself. Directed by Jonathan Levine of “The Wackness,” this beautifully made film does the impossible, juggling cancer and comedy on a thin tightrope of the bond between two best friends. Gordon-Levitt’s character, Adam Lerner, is a late 20 year old with a steady job that he doesn’t hate, an imposing girlfriend, a mother who wants a bigger part in his life, and a best friend who is obsessed with sexual gratification for himself and Adam. Adam is the type of character that lets others walk over him not because he’s a pushover, but because he genuinely cares for others. Gordon-Levitt gives a very nuanced performance as Levine

does an amazing job of letting us see the world through his eyes without using too many point of views. Rogen’s character, Kyle, is the vulgar best friend and source of comedy in the film, but he’s not quite the comic relief because his antics make up too much of the film. Rogen, while playing his usual slacker “potty-mouth” self, does tone it down to just the right degree so that it’s not an over the top “Superbad” or “Pineapple Express” performance. It’s almost like he’s selfconscious that he’s acting as himself and needs true remorse for Reiser under his comedy as an apology for how he acted in the events that played out in real life. Bryce Dallas Howard plays Rachael, a gorgeous but almost unbearable girlfriend to Adam. Many say she’s a flat character and borderline misogynistic. This is the second movie this year that she’s played a less than likable character, the other being Hilly Holbrook in “The Help.” The female lead is none other than Anna Kendrick, who is famous for the “Twilight Saga.” She plays Adam’s young psychiatrist working on her doctorate. Anjelica Huston, who’s

been acting since the original “Casino Royale,” makes a memorable appearance as Adam’s overprotective but sincere mother who struggles to deal with two tragedies simultaneously. The comedy in this movie works not just because Seth tones down the depressing mood enough for us to laugh without hating ourselves afterwards, but because Levine has great ability in keeping cancer like a black cloud over the entire plot’s head. While we may choke on popcorn during the funny parts, Levine quickly reminds us that black cloud is always just a headache, vomit, or needle away from bringing us back to reality. There is a significant romantic comedy plot to offset Rogen’s humor, but what is most moving is the drama and realization that cancer and chemotherapy completely drain the person you once were and leaves your last seconds to chance. I’m not ashamed to say in a scene between Huston and Gordon-Levitt, I cried, and if you see it with a loved one, you probably will too. This has the highest recommendation from me as far as movies that are currently playing in theaters.


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No Need to Beware the Ides of March BY emma neeDham Contributing Writer

“Beware the Ides of March,” the famous words said to Julius Caesar warning him of his impending death. Well, this movie isn’t quite the same as Julius Caesar’s adventures, but it is just as gripping. “Ides of March” refers not to a character’s death, but to the democratic primary, where either Senator Pullman, played by Michael Mantell, or Governor Mike Morris, played by George Clooney, will continue the race for the presidency. “Ides of March” was made to be a great movie and nothing less, being that it is both directed and written by George Clooney, contains an amazing cast whose acting is superb, and holds a fantastic story. The story’s main protagonist is Stephen Meyers, played by Ryan Gosling, who is one of the campaign managers assisting Governor Morris. Stephen thinks of the governor as a friend and firmly believes in him, an uncommon view among most politicians. Most politicians are in it just for the win, which this naïve thirty year old refuses to do. The conflict starts when Tom Duffy, played by Paul Giamatti the campaign manager for Morris’s rival, begins to show an interest in Stephen and suggests that he come work for him. Stephen refuses saying “I’ll do or say anything if I believe in it, but I have to believe in the cause,”

which he doesn’t in the case of Senator Pullman. The story gets out, though, that Stephen met with Tom Duffy, and chaos ensues. Stephen must learn that no one in the political business is a friend, and that he must change how he does things if he wishes to continue his career. No one can deny that “Ides of March” was unbelievably casted, including the talents of Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Philip Semour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Evan Rachel Wood, and Marisa Tomei. Ryan Gosling played his character beautifully and was particularly good at being able to show his character’s dramatic change throughout the movie. When something happens, the audience is able to feel what Stephen is feeling.. George Clooney is fantastic as always, perfectly depicting the life of a politician, through the panic, the stress, the emotions, and the mistakes. So much more can be said for the other amazing performances, but that would take up another two pages. Not only was “Ides of March” casted well, but every performance is believable and real. Because “Ides of March” is a movie based on the goings-on of politicians, there is no physical action, so the director must find some way to keep the film interesting. A great way this is done is through sound. Overall, it is a quiet movie, which gets the audiences’ heart beating without them realizing it. One of the best scenes to illustrate this

concept is when Governor Morris is in a press conference and feels his phone buzz, and when he looks to see who it is, he panics. Right then, the sound fades to just the buzzing of his phone while he desperately looks around the room for the source. It keeps the audience on the edge of their seats, wondering what will happen. What is great about this movie is that there is no one villain. The characters might not do the right things, but no one is the enemy. In a strange way though, everyone is without being bad people; everybody manipulates everyone to win. “Ides of March” is different from other political movies because it is not a conflict between the president and the people or two political parties, but rather between two democratic candidates, and it still manages to play out just as harshly and hateful as would be expected between two different parties. This movie shows the truth behind politics, and illustrates for us everything that could possibly be happening beyond our eyes. The ending will leave people wanting more and is the perfect way to conclude this particular chapter of the characters’ lives. “Ides of March” is an extremely well done movie that will no doubt be nominated for some Oscars, one of which will most likely be “Best Picture.” This is a movie that the audience will think about long after they leave the theater.

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Lion’s Den Not Enough to rattle the Tigers’ Cage MONARCHS FALL SHORT OF VICTORY IN A NAIL BITER TO THE TOWSON TIGERS BY matthew mCCraCken Sports Editor

Fourth and 29 from their own 37 yard line, the Towson Tigers are out of time-outs and the Monarchs are leading by three with a 1:07 left in the game. The Tigers’ quarterback, Grant Enders, comes back into the game, steps up in the pocket and delivers a bullet downfield to junior receiver Tom Ryan. Ryan catches it, avoids the initial tackle, and drags a Monarch defender into the end zone for the winning touchdown, putting the Tigers up 39-35. “Someone once said a team with character will beat a team with more talent. I don’t know anything about all that, but I can tell you my guys have a ton of character. A lot of poise under fire, a lot of fight, they won’t quit, they won’t lay down,” Tigers’ head coach Rob Ambrose said. The Monarchs were leading by 11 with 3:13 left in the game. Earlier in the quarter, the Tigers had marched the entire length of the field, converting two fourth down conversions. Stuck at fourth and three inside the red zone, the Tigers’ went for their third consecutive fourth down conversion. Aaron Evans, one of the many Monarch defensive backs on the roster, clipped the

toe nail of Tigers’ freshman running back Terrance West, turning the ball over on downs. The game seemed out of reach for the Tigers. The Monarchs had possession of the ball with the clock in their favor. Receiving the ball back at their own 25 yard line with 5:49 remaining, the Tigers’ put together a nine play, 75 yard drive in only two minutes and 40 seconds. Down by four, they converted the two-point conversion to their junior tight end Mike Evans in the right corner of the end zone. “We were in a zero blitz, in man coverage. They ran a toss pass to the running back, which is challenging enough. We looked like we were in good shape, but the kid just made a heck of a play in the corner of the end zone,” Monarchs’ head coach Bobby Wilder said. Leading by three, the Monarchs knew the Tigers were going to attempt an onside kick. With their “hands team” out on the field, waiting, the Monarchs felt victory at the tip of their fingers. All that was left to do was control possession of the kick. “That was an NFL kick. That was a phenomenal kick, up in the air, in great position. Mitchell Castleberry was up as high as he could get, as he had the ball in his hands, he got hit. It wasn’t


- Old Dominion Field Hockey is 15-0 as well as #1 in the nation -Old Dominion Football has a record of 5-2 - Yesim Giresmsulu of the Lady Monarchs’ Swim Team sets a new record in the 1650 Free in the New Seahawk Natatorium - Men’s Soccer won the game against Towson making their record 11-2

as if he had an opportunity to pull the ball into a tuck,” Wilder said. “Based on what we had practiced earlier in the week, we had a good idea of what their scheme might be,” Ambrose said. Fourth quarter mistakes came back to haunt the Monarchs as they slowly watched what would have been their sixth win, third in the conference, slip away. “It’s a heartbreaking loss, but as I told the kids in the locker room, this is the CAA,” Wilder said. Coming into the game, the Monarchs were No. 14 nationally, only allowing opponents 96.33 rushing yards per game while the Tigers ranked No. 11, rushing for 227.6 yards per game. In the first quarter alone, Towson’s Terrance West scored twice off of a 47 and 54 yard rushes. Old Dominion answered back with their own rush attack in Tyree Lee and Angus Harper. While Lee scored his second touchdown of the year to tie the game at seven in the first, Harper’s 64-yard run in the second quarter is the longest rush in Monarch history. Harper’s rush tied the game at 14 a piece. “I felt we made big plays as well, you know, Nick [Mayers] had a big run,” Harper said. Redshirt junior wide receiver Nick Mayers finished the game with seven receptions for 166 yards and one touchdown, a Monarch record for most receiving yards in a game. Mayers’ longest reception was 93 yards from scrimmage at the end of the third quarter, which brought the Monarchs lead to double digits. “The design of the play was a quick three step slant route. Mayers did a really nice job of recognizing Heinicke out of the pocket and turned up the sideline. It appeared like an out and up, but that was just two kids out there making a play,” Wilder said. Mayers’ teammate and fellow wide receiver Prentice Gill blocked the whole length of the field during his run, being rewarded at the end with the touchdown. Fumbling at the three yard line, Gill recovered the ball for

the Monarchs in the back of the end zone for his second touchdown of the season. His first came earlier in the third off a 14-yard pass from freshman quarterback Taylor Heinicke. “He was on the other side, he had to run 120 yards to get to the ball. That gave us so much energy and so much emotion,” Wilder said. Monarchs’ quarterback Heinicke finished the game with 360 yards and three touchdowns. He was 22 of 37 with one interception, which was a desperation throw down field on fourth and 11 with 50 seconds remaining in the game. The Tigers’ quarterback Enders ended with 314 yards, two touchdowns passing, one rushing, and an interception. The Tigers also rushed for 220 yards on 47 attempts, averaging 4.7 a carry. West contributed to 151 of

those yards on 16 carries. On the defensive side of the ball for the Monarchs, Craig Wilkins finished with 13 tackles, seven solo, a sack and a forced fumble. Defensive back Carvin Powell recorded seven himself, while also intercepting a pass. Despite the turnovers and momentum swings, the Monarchs didn’t have enough in their tank at the end to hold on to the win. “They executed when it mattered most, in the clutch. That was the difference. They executed towards the end of the game, and we didn’t,” Monarchs co-captain and linebacker Craig Wilkins said. Old Dominion (5-2, 2-2) looks to bounce back to the win column on the road against Villanova on Saturday, Oct. 22.


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“Just Win, Baby” BY kathryne mason Staff Writer There’s no question that Old Dominion’s Field Hockey head coach Beth Anders is the Michael Phelps of her sport. Her love for field hockey started in middle school and continued on through high school, college, the field hockey world cup, and the Olympics. With a career record of 524 overall wins and a .804 winning percentage, coach Anders is the most winning coach of any Division I field hockey program in the entire nation. Her trophy case includes nine national collegiate titles and a bronze medal from the Pan American World Cup Games. Anders made the Olympic team in 1980, but due to protests and boycotts in Moscow, was forced to wait until the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles to make her mark on the international level. Anders, whose penalty corner was clocked in at 90 mph, single-handedly lifted the U.S. team to victory. She scored eight of the team’s nine goals in their five game performances for an Olympic record that still stands to this day. “That was definitely the highlight of my field hockey career as a player.” coach Anders continued on and said, “there is no greater feeling than stepping out on stage to represent your country. I had great teammates, a great coach, everything was perfect.” According to Anders, the fact that they walked away with a bronze medal was just the icing on the cake. Anders was on the National team from 1969 to1984 and every year she was on the

team, she was the highest scorer. This will be coach Ander’s twenty-ninth season as the head coach of the Lady Monarchs, and with the Monarchs being at the top of the pyramid this year, she’s proving why she is the best at her job.

I don’t care if [they] win it in regulation, overtime, or penalty strokes. I just want them to win. “As a player I was always scared of what to do, my coaches would always tell me not to play from my emotions, but that’s what I tell [them] to do.” coach Anders continued on, “they’ve got to trust each other and communicate. Communication is the key.” Coach Anders has definitely passed her love of field hockey down to her players. Fifteen former Old Dominion players coached by

AN INSIDE LOOK AT HEAD COACH BETH ANDERS AND HER WINNING TEAM Beth Anders have participated in the last four Olympics. Tiffany Snow, Angie Loy, Dana Sensenig, and Caroline Nichols are the four most recent players who were named to team for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Not only has coach Anders passed down her love of the sport for field hockey, but she also passed down her strong emphasis in academics. She knows that while the Lady Monarchs are studentathletes, they are first and foremost students first. Since 1989, every Lady Monarch has had a GPA of 3.0 or better. In 2009, the Lady Monarchs held the highest GPA in all Division I field hockey programs, with a team GPA average of 3.51. The key to coach Anders success, both as a player and coach, has clearly come from her love and dedication to the game. Perseverance and hard work are her two main key factors in succeeding not only in field hockey, but any sport. While Anders number one sport was field hockey, she also played basketball and lacrosse. In college, Anders was named an All-College Field Hockey player and an All-College Lacrosse player. So far, Anders is satisfied with the season. The Lady Monarchs are riding a 14 game undefeated winning streak and are No. 1 in the nation. Despite their success, there isn’t anything stopping coach Anders from thinking about what’s at stake and winning her tenth national title. The Norristown, Pennsylvania native’s favorite quote comes from the late Al Davis’, - “just win, baby.” She said, “It’s short and simple…I don’t care if [they]win it in regulation, overtime, or penalty strokes. I just want them to win.”

An inside look at Going Long: Christy Longacre be a major upset and the start of their undefeated season, ODU won 4-1. Longacre just happened to score one of ODU’s four goals. “I knew Katie was going to get doubled and that she’d have to get rid of the ball…when there’s a defender in the circle none really pays attention ‘cause most backs don’t score, but I guess I did.” Longacre went on and said, “I guess I was in the right place at the right time.” A little over a week later, the No. 2 Lady Monarchs headed down to North Carolina to take on

If I score in the Championship, maybe I’ll pull out a stanky leg or something, but I wouldn’t bet on it

BY kathryne mason Staff Writer Watching Christy Longacre on the Powhatan athletic turf fields is like watching a world famous chef in the kitchen. Fans can tell that this is her element, her prime. This is where she feels

like she’s on top of the world. This year, the 5’8” defensive center back from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, has turned out to be an unexpected, but welcomed surprise. Sept. 4 was the start of it all. Old Dominion, who were ranked 12th in the nation at the time, was playing No. 3 Virginia. In what turned out to

the No. 1 UNC. Once again, Longacre proved to be in “the right place at the right time” when she scored the game winning goal to help bring ODU in the No. 1 spot. “Scoring was pretty sweet, especially against North Carolina, but it takes all 11 players on the field for it to happen,” Longacre said. While Longacre clearly has a knack for the offensive side of things, defense is where she feels most comfortable. “I like knowing that I’m pretty much the last line of defense for Devon. She has to trust me that I’ll get the job done, and if not, I’ll hear about it from coach Anders.” Coach Beth Anders, who is coming into her 29season as head coach of the Lady Monarchs, can always be heard on the field. Sitting in the stands, many fans complain about her being so vocal, and some criticize her coaching techniques. Anyone that’s played for her

though, including Longacre, will tell you that playing for Anders has been the best experience of their life. “I’ve learned a lot about the game since I’ve been here,” Longacre said. “Beth Anders is a great coach. She sees the game differently, and that’s why we’re so good.” Coming in as a redshirt freshman, Longacre, as a sophomore, started all 24 games in the 20102011 season. The Lady Monarchs finished the season 13-11 overall and 7-1 in conference play. Major improvements have definitely been made since the offseason. Longacre says that everyone is more conditioned and disciplined when it comes to playing. Last season, ODU would lead the scoreboard going into halftime, but somehow couldn’t manage to keep the lead at the end. “Defensive wise, that’s what we’ve improved on the most this season. Shutting our opponents down in the midfield and messing up their momentum” Christy Longacre and her fellow Lady Monarchs are currently No. 1 in the country with an undefeated record of 14-0. Longacre made it clear that while all the women are happy for the team’s success this season, it’s clear they’re only focusing on one thing and one thing only. “We’re happy with the season so far, but we’re more concerned about where we’ll be at the end of the season at the NCAA championships,” Longacre said. Every time Katie Nearhouse scores a goal, she throws her hands up in celebration and smiles as if she just won the lottery. Maarje van Rijswijk will usually do a Tiger Woods and pump her fists in the air. Longacre has yet to come up with her goal celebration. “I never expect to score, so when I do I’m half surprised myself,” with a smile Longacre said, “if I score in the Championship, maybe I’ll pull out a stanky leg or something, but I wouldn’t bet on it.”



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Yannick Smith:

A True Goal Scorer




BY Jake ullriCh Assistant Sports Editor

It was a spring 2011 game that turned Yannick Smith’s ODU career around. After a promising freshman year, Smith had a horrid sophomore season. Unable to find the back of the net all year, he began to even question his desire

I let all my personal stuff get on the field. I wasn’t at a good place to play the sport he grew up with anymore. But for a striker, it all comes down to confidence and that can all change with one kick of the ball. “Jordan shot the ball and I just happened to run across and flick it in,” Smith said of his first goal in over a year. “It was funny cause I actually turned around and thought ‘did that really just go in?” He hasn’t had the same problem finding the net this year. As of before their match with Towson, he has scored 12 goals in ten games. Smith, a 5’8” junior from Hillsborough, New Jersey, admits he was a bit hesitant about coming to Old Dominion

out of high school. In fact, he wasn’t really sure where it even was. “I actually had never heard of ODU before,” Smith said. “Being from New Jersey it was too far away from me to get any real information from, but my uncle knows a lot about college soccer and he told me I had to go visit there. I went down and absolutely fell in love with the school.” It seemed the school had fallen in love with Smith as well. After playing in 18 games his freshman year and scoring five goals, it seemed certain Smith was due for glory at the college level, but then his sophomore season came and with it, a disappointing year. “Sophomore year was the hangover year for me,” Smith said. “We had great wins and I was happy with the team, but how I played, I was just struggling. I let all my personal stuff get on the field. I wasn’t at a good place.” It wasn’t easy for Smith, who played in one more game his sophomore season, but started five less. He knew he lost his form and began to wonder if he had the skill to play and compete at such a high level. Luckily for the Monarchs, Smith isn’t the kind of player

or person to simply quit when he isn’t performing well. He didn’t put his head down, he didn’t look for sympathy or compassion, but instead, took faith in himself and made sure he improved on the field. “All my friends rallied around me,” Smith said. “Me, Sean [Stowe] and Jordan [LeBlanc] stayed all summer and every day, we were working on my touch, working on my finishing.” But Smith doesn’t give credit to just Stowe and LeBlanc, but all of his classmates who helped him get out of his rut. The current junior class of Smith, Stowe, LeBlanc, Alex DeJohn, and Chris Harmon were from similar areas and are used to playing together. It’s clear the team has strong core belief that they truly are better than anyone they play. It’s also quite clear they don’t plan on taking much stick from any opposing team. If an opponent gets in the face of one player, expect the other ten to quickly be there to protect their teammate. “You can’t even describe it,” Smith said. “They’re my best friends in the world and I’d do anything for them and the fact that I get to play my favorite sport with them everyday makes it even better.” But it’s a sophomore who Smith has credited the most for his excellent run of form this season, his striking partner Tim Hopkinson. While Smith may play a bit higher up the field than Hopkinson, it is no denying the two have developed a chemistry that excels on the field. “I love playing with Tim. He battles the whole game, runs for 90 minutes,” Smith said. “We have that connection now where he won’t even look at me. He’ll get the ball in the middle, he’ll turn and he’ll play it without even seeing me.” “I understand he’s going to put the ball into a spot where I need to be and he knows I’m going to make the run for him,” Smith said. It’s clear the fans have taken a liking to Smith, who may be known for his smile more than for his goals. He never seemed cocky or arrogant when discussing his goals, instead thankful and happy. He was quick to give credit to the player who assisted his goal and never just took the credit himself. He’s confident and knows he is on form right now, but also knows it could end at any game. While the fans may love his goals, head coach Alan Dawson is delighted with his entire play. Dawson complimented his link up play, his off the ball movement, his striking ability, and admitted the relief it took off him and the defense. Defending is easier when they know there is a forward who is able to put the ball in the net. “His goal over spring was to get back on track, get his swagger back and get confident and composed in front of goal,” Dawson said. “And he worked hard on that. He’s come into the season feeling good, but overly confident.” “It’s been a terrific year for the boy, I’m proud of him. He persevered through a tough year, and we expect him to continue to be a very dangerous player in the league and continue to bang in some goals for us.” Smith has scored a variety of goals, ranging from headers or tap-ins, but most start from his pace, which is what he considers his best quality. His ability to put defenders on their heels and make them worry about long balls over the top opens up the entire field for more creative players to dominate. Smith promises he isn’t done scoring this season though. Before the season, his dad told him he wanted 15 goals from him this season. Smith’s response? “I told him I’d give him 17.” With six regular season games left, let’s not rule out 20.

THE OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY ICE HOCKEY TEAM IS BACK UNDER WAY. SITTING AT 4-4, THE MONARCHS HAVE ALREADY HAD A WILD RIDE THROUGHOUT THE SEASON BY Justin Brown Staff Writer The season started with a game against the Monarchs’ hated rival, Virginia Commonwealth University. The Rams built an early 4-1 lead on the Monarchs and had it not been for a five-minute major penalty on their goaltender, the game could’ve gotten out of hand. Being that the goaltender had to serve his penalty, the Rams put in their backup, and the Monarchs proceeded to tie the game in a matter of two minutes. The game went into overtime and was decided when Ronnie Kosna’s shot ricocheted off of the

We did it. And we did it in front of an awesome crowd. post and in. “That thing hit the post so hard, it echoed. It was like an exclamation point. We did it. And we did it in front of an awesome crowd. That’s how you build a program, and that’s how you win games,” said Tyler Duchaine, the Team President and goaltender for the Monarchs. After the big 5-4 win, the Monarchs headed to the IceWorks Preseason showcase in Philadelphia. They went 2-3 in the tournament and continued the season by beating Roanoke and losing to Liberty. With their record at 4-4, the Monarchs’ season can go either way at this point. “I can see us making the BRHC Playoffs and possibly winning the championship. We’ll have to come together as a team if we want to endure every challenge we’re going to face,” said defensemen and team captain, Chris Kohlasch. The Atlantic Division of the Blue

Ridge Hockey Conference is divided into two regional subdivisions. The best teams in each division play the best teams from the BRHC’s Carolina division, and the winner takes home the title of BRHC Champion. From there, depending on regional ranking, teams participate in the ACHA South Regional Tournament. The top teams from those subdivisions can then move on to nationals. This Monarch team has potential and needs to keep the intensity high if they hope to achieve their goals. They need to continue to play to their strong suits. “I would have to say that our biggest strength so far has been our ability to build off of momentum. There have been several games in which we have had slow starts, and we’ve been able to pull ourselves together,” said Duchaine. The Monarchs’ next game is to play host to Northern Virginia Community College on Oct. 22 at the Scope. For the Monarchs to break the .500 barrier, they are going to have to try to score early and often. “I’d say that a major obstacle we’ll have to overcome is our inability to get off to a quick start in a game,” said Kohnlasch. It will be an emotional game. The Monarchs are dedicating the game on Oct. 22 to their fallen teammate, Airman First-Class Zachary Cuddeback. Last year, Cuddeback was killed in a terrorist attack in Frankfurt, Germany. The Monarchs should win against the winless NVCC team and get their season rolling. There are high hopes for this squad and getting it done is all it’s going to take.


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Like Father Like Son LOCAL PRO’S SON BECOMING STAR AT ODU BY Ben DeCowski Staff Writer Old Dominion University has an up and coming star in sophomore golfer John Dawson, who just finished tied for seventh at the Joe Agee Invitational. Golf has always been a part of John Dawson’s life. “My dad was a local professional in Virginia Beach and he’d basically just take me to the golf course when I was real young,” said Dawson, who has been playing golf

since he was four years old. The game was introduced to him by his father, Reynolds Dawson. Dawson said his father, “Really taught me everything I know.” Dawson is a local from Chesapeake where he attended Hickory High School before coming to ODU. In high school, Dawson had his fair share of success. He went to the Virginia AAA State Championship all four years, and he also won the Southeastern District title three years in a row.

Dawson’s local ties are what drew him to ODU upon graduation. “I’m from the area, and I mean I like the campus,” said Dawson, “I’ve been a fan all my life really, and I like the coach, the facilities and everything.” However, not everything is about golf for Dawson. He understands the importance of his education saying that his top goal is to “graduate, that would be a good one.” Don’t be fooled though, golf is never far from Dawson’s mind. He was quick to say

that he would go pro if the conditions are right. “I’ve got to get like a pretty good amount better, but it’s definitely a realistic goal,” said Dawson, “I’m going to, after I graduate, kind of evaluate where I am, based on if I think I have a decent shot at making it and making money.” Dawson does admit to having his weaknesses. “I have mainly struggled with putting pretty much my whole life,” said Dawson but added that his weaknesses, “really varies week to week with me.” That is a fair assessment considering how much technique goes into golf and how many things can go wrong. Dawson is always working on his game. Before every tournament, Dawson prepares by, “Practicing the days before and then really working on what my weaknesses are.” Dawson has even contributed his recent play to the changes he has made by working on his putting game. “Why I have been playing a lot better of recent is because I switched my putting method and everything and it’s really gotten

my scores down a lot,” Dawson said. Dawson even has a little bit of luck on his side, which always helps in golf. Once in 2009, Dawson made two hole-in-ones in one round and called it his favorite memory on the golf course. That is certainly impressive considering some golfers never get a hole-in-one in their entire life, let alone two in the same round. John Dawson is certainly on the right path if he wants to become a pro golfer. Aside from his seventh place finish at the Joe Agee Invitational, Dawson also played well at the VCU Shootout on Sept. 27 finishing forty-seventh. If he can keep this level of play up as a sophomore and continue to improve his game through his career as a Monarch, he could very well follow in the steps of his father and go pro. Dawson and the Monarchs finish up their season at the ODU Outerbanks Collegiate Invitational, which starts on Oct. 23 and continues through the 25.


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Off year for Basketball? Not our Monarchs

A Diner with an Edge

By: Derek Page Staff Writer I’m fairly certain it is impossible to go to a dinner and not leave feeling fat and happy. The Peppermill Diner and Bar, located on the corner of West 42 and Colley Avenue, did well to reconfirm that notion of mine I’ve so diligently stuck by. The retro-vintage hot spot combines a cool atmosphere and catchy menu that won’t disappoint. The Peppermill Diner and Bar is the perfect place to grab a good plate and brew at a more than reasonable price. Like most typical diners, the most important meal of the day is served all day. The Peppermill serves up plenty of breakfast options to ensure you get your fix. Sandwiches like the Green Egg and Ham for $6.99 that includes fried green tomato, Virginia ham, fried egg and mayo on toasted white bread, or the S.E.C. sliders for $6.49, which are six sliders filled with sausage, egg, and cheddar, are served with grits or home fries. There’s no such thing as a breakfast menu without omelets, so try out the Peppermill’s Surfin’ Bird omelet for $9.99 that has avocado, turkey, bacon, and herb infused cream cheese, or the Spanish Potato for $8.99 that includes seasoned potatoes, peppers, onions, tomato, and cheddar. The menu offers other classics like pancakes, French toast, and Belgian style waffles, as well as eggs benedict and home-made corned beef hash. For those with an above average appetite, challenge yourself with the Monster Waffle Sandwich. Only available on weekends, this beastly breakfast sandwich is a combination of a dozen cage-free eggs scrambled with cheddar, four sausage patties, six strips of bacon nestled between two huge waffles, all smothered in sausage biscuit gravy. If you can finish it in 20 minutes, it’s on the house, otherwise it’s $19.99. To those who experience victory’s sweet scent as it steams from the empty plate, they get their picture taken in their new Peppermill T-shirt. The lunch and dinner menu offers a great number of tasty dishes that are sure to ease your hunger. Start with an appetizer like the fried green tomatoes served with a creole aioli for $4.99 or the sweet potato fries for $4.99 dusted in chili powder and served with ranch. One particular specialty of the Peppermill Diner and Bar are their tanta-

lizing “Piled High Tater Tots.” Yeah, you could go with a simple basket of tots for $3.99 or you could dive into one of the specialty baskets like the nach’o-average-tots for $7.99 that is topped with ground beef, black beans, lettuce and tomato, jalapeno, black olives, sour cream and nacho cheese, or the Philly Cheesesteak tots for $7.99 that include sirloin steak, sautéed onions, mushrooms, green peppers, and cheese. Moving on from starters, take your pick from a number of sandwiches, burgers, hotdogs, and classic dinners. The avocado club for $6.99 features cucumber, tomato, spinach, cheddar, and of course avocado, served with mayo on wheat bread. The chicken cordon bleu sandwich for $7.99 is a melty concoction featuring a grilled chicken breast, ham and Swiss cheese with a cranberry relish and Dijon mustard on a wheat bun. The Peppermill Diner and Bar also served 1/3 pound burgers and veggie burgers. The Mill’s BBQ burger for $8.49 is a treasure to behold, topped with sautéed onions and mushrooms, fresh green peppers and jalapenos, with cheddar and BBQ sauce. Just like any burger should be, the thick and messy sandwich was impossible to put down. The all beef hot dogs are split and grilled and served in styles such as the bacon dog with cheddar and jalapeno, or the slaw dog with chili and mustard. All sandwiches are served with potato chips, but fries can be substituted for just 99 cents. If you’re looking for a more classic dinner, the diner serves up great dishes like their One Good BBQ Meatloaf which is $12.99, the baked mac n’ cheese for $10.99, or the curried rice and vegetable stuffed green pepper for $9.99, all served with your choice of two sides. Be sure to check out the Peppermill Diner and Bar’s Facebook page for specials like Philly cheesesteak fries and a drink for $7.99 on Thursdays. Ladies, come to the Peppermill for ladies night on Tuesday nights which offers half off your food and drinks.. The Peppermill Diner and Bar should be a staple in any hungry and frugal college student. With such a convenient location and well priced menu, there’s no reason you shouldn’t stop in for a bite.

By: matthew mCCraCken Sports Editor We’ve lost Darius James at the point guard position. We’ve lost Ben Finney, the heart and soul of our team. We’ve lost Frank Hassell, better known as Frank the Tank. We won the CAA Tournament on the backs of these three basketball players. We lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Butler off of a busted defensive play. But no worries Monarch fans, Old Dominion University basketball success is here to stay. Have you ever heard of Chris Cooper? The 6’9”, 230 lb forward has come into his own on the hardwood. He may not have been known for scoring in the past, but with the loss of Frank the Tank down low, expect Cooper to be the next face of the Monarchs this upcoming season. In his junior year, he grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds, which ties the record for the TED Constant Convocation Center with Alex Loughton. With the ability to rebound, catch the ball down low, and finish around the rim, we’ve got our Frank Hassell back. One down, two to go. Now this next player is one that is known to stretch out defenses. Literally. Having close to a seven foot wingspan, Kent Bazemore brings Kevin Durant swagger with Blake Griffin finish ability. In years past, he has rocked the TED dunking on opponents without any remorse. He has been known to shoot poorly from the free-throw line, but with his work ethic, it’s an easy fix. Giving his all on the court by diving for balls, taking charges, and passing, Bazemore should remind you of none other than Ben Finney. Bazemore averaged 12.3 PPG and 4.1 RPG in the 2010-2011 season. Bazemore has a mixture of all three of the recent Monarch losses. He’s a lefty with the ability to handle the ball like D. James. He puts the team before himself like Ben Finney, sacrificing his body whether it’s the first or last minute of the game. And what people may not realize at first glance

is, the guy can rebound. Losing a double-double average in points and rebounds in Frank Hassell, look for Bazemore to bang down-low with Cooper for rebounds. Two down, one to go. His name is Marquel De Lancey. He’s an even six feet tall, weighing about 190 lbs. He saw some playing time last year at point guard behind Darius James. Now, you are probably thinking. How is this guy going to replace the shooting, passing, and defensive ability of D. James? That’s an easy answer: He has been playing against him for four years. Practicing against James each and every year, De Lancey has learned the ins and outs of James’ games, and has added his own spice to it. It’s even been said by players on the team that De Lancey is the hardest to play against one-on-one due to his elusiveness. If this is too much information for you Monarch fans out there who think ODU Men’s Basketball is taking a dive this season, here it is in simpler terms: Coop can hoop, Baze can daze, and De Lancey is fancy. It’s impossible to play just like James, Finney, and Hassell, but it isn’t far-fetched to say they can resemble them. Cooper, Bazemore, and De Lancey reflect Monarchs of the past who had success, but with their own flavor of skill. With all three being seniors, they refuse to leave Norfolk as graduates with a nasty taste in their mouth. They still have nightmares of Matt Howard’s buzzer beater lay-up that took them out of the NCAA Tournament. They still rewatch how VCU, the team they beat for the CAA Championship, rumbled all the way to the Final-Four. These things fuel the seniors of the Monarchs, which will leak onto the younger talent. So, for those of you who do not believe in the Monarchs this upcoming year, do us all a favor and go hang out in the new library with the HD TV’s while we scream our lungs out for our Monarchs at the TED. 2012 CAA Champions and at least a Sweet-16 appearance in the NCAA Tournament, here we come. You heard it here first.

Congratulations to the following chapters of the Fraternity and Sorority Life community who achieved academic success for the spring 2011 semester!



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Mace & Crown


(look it up)

MAcE IN YOUR FAcE How do you feel about ODU closing all parking lots all day on campus during game days?

Have you gone to the new Einstein’s Brothers Bagels in the library commons?

Where did you spend your fall break?

What was your favorite homecoming parade float?

Did you preorder the iphone 4s?


What Homecoming events did you participate in?


I’m going to the game

It sucks because I have to walk from the District



Haven’t seen any



Going to the game

It doesn’t bother me too much except for the fact I have to walk farther


Richmond and Haymarket

Whichever one is the most colorful





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Crossword Solution

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