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WEDNESDAY | 9.19.2012 MaceandCROWN.COM | Vol. 55, Issue 3



Woman and Her Image in Art By: Megan Stamper Web Master

The role of women in art is as varied as the artists who paint them. She can wear any mask and she can be adapted to fit a variety of images. “Mother, Maiden, Courtesan: Women and Her Image in Art” is the new exhibit in the selftaught art gallery at the Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries at ODU. The exhibit features women as the originator of sin, as seductresses and as mothers among other roles.

Domination at Its Finest

Monarchs Trounce Campbell University 70-14

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Dynamic Duo

By: Jordan Jones Senior Writer

The Old Dominion football Monarchs have two outstanding running backs this year in Angus Harper and Colby Goodwyn. “I mean Colby’s a slasher, he’s [going to] make you miss, I’m not really looking to make anybody miss I’m looking to run [them] over, keep it moving,” Redshirt sophomore running back Angus Harper said. Harper from Alexandria, VA and Goodwyn a junior from Hampton, VA have both started off the season well, scoring touchdowns in the first two games of the season against Duquesne and Hampton University.

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Storage Wars

By: Emma Hering Staff Writer Mace & Crown

They weren’t lying when they told you college would prepare you for the “real world.” The first lesson you probably learned: dorm rooms are teeny-tiny. Even in a dream apartment, you can be stuck with a nightmare closet. However, thanks to all the “mastermind-obsessive-complusive-organzing”creative professionals, there are affordable options to maximize the space in your closet.

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By: Mitchell Brown Contributing Writer Mace & Crown The roar of the Old Dominion University Football Monarchs on Saturday night could be heard all the way in Hampton. The Monarchs (3-0) hosted the Camels of Campbell University (1-2) and dominated from start to finish. The Monarchs entered Saturday night at their highest ranking ever in the Coaches Poll at 4 and in the Turner Sports Network Top 25 at 6. The game was designated as a Silver game for Military Appreciation Day. “What a great night, on behalf of the coaching staff and players we thank you for your service”, head coach Bobby Wilder said. Wilder got his thirtieth win as the fourth year Monarch head coach. Taylor Heinicke has played as well as any player in the nation coming in to this matchup. Heinicke did not disappoint fans at all, throwing for 486 yards and an

astounding new school record 7 touchdowns on 21 of 29 passing attempts. “The only thing Taylor wanted to talk about was the interception he threw instead of the touchdowns,” Wilder said. Sophomore wide receiver Blair Roberts also broke a school record for receiving touchdowns, hauling in 3 touchdowns on the night to go along with 69 yards receiving. Heinicke was able to make all of the connections he made with his receivers because his line protected him just about every snap, only allowing 1 sack. The sophomore connected with nine different receivers in this game, showing the artillery he has to work with. Through three games, Heinicke now has 1,191 passing yards. As a team, the 70 points posted in the game were a new school record from the previous one of 57 in a contest. On the other side of the ball, the Monarchs defense only gave up 14 points. Through three games, the Monarchs defense has only given up 44 points, for an average of 14

points. The secondary held junior quarterback Dakota Wolf to 56 yards passing while the front line sacked Wolf five times throughout the game. This was the first start in Dakota Wolf’s career. Wolf was also the leading rusher for the Camels with 22 rushes for 140 yards. Literally from start to finish the game was lopsided. The Monarchs started the game with four straight touchdowns, while the Camels struggled to get a first down. Chris Burnette, a senior defensive tackle said, “As a defense we played a really solid game, of course we made mistakes but overall we play well together.” Burnette was in the face of the quarterback all game, recording three tackles including one sack. The Monarchs total domination of the Camels was evident through the box score. Heinicke and backup quarterback Nate Ong led the offense to 782 yards of total offense; while in contrast, the Camels struggled to muster up 270 yards. The Camels managed to achieve 14 first

downs while the Monarchs doubled that total with 30. It is worth noting that the longest scoring drive of the game for the Monarchs was there first, at 2 minutes and 35 seconds. “In my 26 years of coaching, I’ve never played as many players this early in the season as we have this season,” coach Wilder said. Sixty-seven players have gotten on the field for the Monarchs so far, and now with non-conference play over, expect to see more throughout CAA play. The Monarchs take the field next weekend at home for Family Weekend against the New Hampshire Wildcats which figures to be an exciting, yet tough matchup. The Wildcats are also ranked in the top 25 of The Sports Network Poll. With a message sending win like this, ODU is certain to hold their highest ranking in both major college football polls as both James Madison and Sam Houston State lost. Kickoff is scheduled for an earlier start than usual, starting at 12 p.m. on Sept. 22.


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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 Elaina Ellis Photography Editor Jimmy Long Senior Graphic Designer James Porter II Advertising Director Megan Stamper Web Designer Steven Knauer Distribution Manager Ethan Shaw Arts & Entertainment Assistant Ari Gould Photography Assistant Senior Writers: Brian Jerry RJay Molina

Jordan Jones

Staff Writers: Lauren Grant Elizabeth Bowry Jessica Piland Nour Kheireddine Angel Dodson Daniel Felarca Allison Terres Timothy Fulghum Jessica Scheck

Emma Needham MaryAnn Jackson Lateesha Gloston Sarah Roby Andrew Tompkins Charles Ordoqui Emma Hering Zuryna Smith Eryn Tolley

Staff Photographers: Chris Sampson Lauren Makely Marlie De Clerck

Rachel Chasin Binh Dong Alfred Greg

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, First, I would like to acknowledge a mistake in last week’s paper. There was a story that was written by a different person than what was stated in the paper. It was corrected on but I would like to fix this mistake in print. Jordan Jones wrote the “Monumental Impact” article about Nick Mayers, not Sarah Roby. Ben Decowski, Sports Editor, James Long, Graphic Designer, and I would like to apologize to Jordan Jones and Sarah Roby for the misprint.

The Mace is now on OrgSync, a new program that allows students to get more familiar with their organizations. You can join the Mace & Crown by logging in to OrgSync with your Midas ID and clicking join on the Mace’s page. The Mace & Crown’s page will constantly be updated with information about meetings and events. If your organization has events coming up, leave us a comment letting us know the date and time and we can cover the event in the paper.

The advertising department is looking for assistants to help build the advertising department at the Mace & Crown. If you are interested, please email James Porter at The Mace & Crown has joined Instagram. It is linked up to our Twitter and Facebook page. Follow us to find where we have been and what we are up to on campus. A new addition to the Mace & Crown this week can be found behind the opinion section. We have begun running a creative writing section. It will house all your poems and short

stories. If you are interested in submitting a piece, email Derek Page at dpage006@odu. edu. As always, the Mace & Crown loves new writers. We hold our meetings on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m in our office. It is located across from the U– Center in Webb. We also welcome photographers at our meetings. Please come in and see us! Thank you for reading every issue, Megan Jefferson Editor in Chief

Alina Fernandez Revuelta to Speak at ODU By: Derek Page News Editor Mace & Crown

Alina Fernandez Revuelta, daughter of Fidel Castro, will speak in North Cafe, Webb Center, on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. An outspoken critic of the Cuban communist regime, Revuelta lived under her fathers rule from when he took rule in 1959 until she fled Cuba and went to Spain with her daughter due to dissenting political views in 1993. During her time in Cuba, she attended the University of Havana to study medi-

cine, but later switched interested to diplomatic relations. She also modeled for a Cuban fashion company, La Masion, for three years. From Spain she moved to Miami, and in 1998 authored a book published by St. Martin’s Press, “Castro’s Daughter: An Exile’s Memoir of Cuba,” which intimately details her life growing up in Cuba as Castro’s daughter, and the social and political changes she experienced within the country. Mankind Entertainment has begun production of a film based on Revuelta’s coming of age story. Bobby Moreseco, best known for “Crash,” which won him

the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, wrote the screenplay along with Nilo Cruz, who won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play, “Anna in the Tropics.” The film will be directed by Michael Radford who has directed such films as “1984,” “Flawless,” and the 2004 adaptation of “The Merchant of Venice” starring Al Pacino and Joseph Fiennes. Revuelta currently lives in South Florida where she hosts a nightly radio show, where she discusses Spanish-language television, entertainment and Cuban politics. She also writes on Cuba related issues in the opinion page for the Miami Herald.

A Thespian For Social Change By: Derek Page News Editor Mace & Crown

In recognition of his outstanding service and activism in the LGBTQ community, Connor Norton, president of ODU OUT, has been awarded the 2012 “Spirit of Matthew” Award by the Matthew Shepard Foundation. “It’s a huge honor,” said Norton. “To be accepting an award from the Matthew Shepard Foundation, and being given it by none other than Judy Shepard herself, Matt’s mother…it’s shocking…it’s amazing to think I’m going to get that opportunity.” The Matthew Shepard Foundation was established by Judy and Dennis Shepard to honor their son who was murdered in an anti-gay hate crime in Wyoming in October 1998. The foundation “encourages respect for human dignity and difference by raising awareness, opening dialogues, and promoting positive change,” according to the website. As one of the most notori-

ous anti-gay hate crimes by exposure in American history, Matthew Shepard’s story ignited an activist movement that resulted in the passage of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act by Congress, and signed into law by President Barack Obama on Oct. 28, 2009. Shepard’s story is one of the first incidents concerning LGBTQ individuals Norton was exposed to and which “sparked that fire that started me into activism.” Ever since, Norton said, “Matthew Shepard has always been close to my heart.” For Norton, theatre has been a place of refuge. Still in the closet as a freshman at First Colonial High School in Virginia Beach, Norton was looking for a chance to get away from the trials and tribulations of high school. In fulfillment of this desire, he joined the Governor’s School for the Arts where he found “people that were all accepting, loving and endearing.” “It fostered a situation, an

environment that I could feel comfortable coming out [in],” said Norton. From here, Norton began his activism vicariously through theatre. As a form of art, Norton said theatre has to have a reason. In order for it to be significant, it must make one think or feel something in a new way; propitiate the audience with the passions of the performance. “My passion happens to lie in LGBTQ causes. It’s what I know. It’s what I fight for. So, everything that I can pour myself into theatre for, as long as it has that social stigma, or social statement that I can push forward…that’s good for me.” As a freshman at the Governor’s school, he became an assistant producer for the Arts for Life Gala, hosted by the Todd Rosenlieb Dance Center on National AIDS Day. It was his first involvement in an event that raised money and awareness for the LGBTQ community specifically focused on AIDS awareness and fundraising for Access AIDS Care, a local gays non-profit

organization that works to prevent and treat AIDS patients across Hampton Roads. “It was the first time I got involved and started to see how much of a LGBTQ community there was there, and how much we all depended on, cared for and helped each other,” said Norton. From here he began his involvement in Hampton Roads Pride in his junior year, the primary LGBTQ community in Hampton Roads. “That was how I really got involved with the community at large and began to volunteer as an activist,” said Norton. One of his primary influences is Ricardo Melendez, of the Todd Rosenlieb Dance Center, whom Norton says “is like a gay father to me.” A friend, mentor, and role model, Melendez gave Norton the opportunity to direct the stage play “The Laramie Project,” based on and inspired by Matthew Shepard’s story, his senior year of high school. It was his first real opportunity to put both of his passions, theater and activism, into one

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Dear Monarchs, Yet another exciting week at ODU. With night activity hour, our football game against Campbell, homecoming concert tickets on sale, and classes to add to the chaos, there is never a dull moment on the ODU campus. On behalf of the Student Government Association, I would like to remind you all that the deadline for registering to vote is Oct. 15. It is imperative that your voice be heard in our presidential election as policies implemented relate to taxes, higher education standards, student loan rates, health care, real estate and the economy

as a whole. If you are concerned for your loan rates, your income taxes, your ability to find a job, it is your responsibility to register to vote in order to mold what will be your future. SGA is cosponsoring a “Know Your Rights” forum with Organizing for American, College Republicans, and the Kappa Gamma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated on Sept. 19 in the Cape Charles Room at 7:08 p.m. On another note, the Chick-fil-A debate will be this Thursday, 5:30 p.m. in the Hampton/NewportNews room. Come hear a formal debate about whether Chick-fil-A

should remain on this campus and have the opportunity to voice your own opinion! Every voice matters. Bike Safety Day was held this past Thursday and was a huge success. Two of our very own students won two bikes, courtesy of your SGA, and many other students were able to get their bikes registered with the campus police. I wish everyone a happy week, and please remember if you ever see me in Webb or “Club Perry,” feel free to say hi. Mariam Abdelhamid ODU Student Body President

Story Of A Rape Survivor

By Megan Jefferson Editor in Chief Mace & Crown The story of the Tillet sisters,

Salamishah and Scheherazade, brought their multi-facetted performance SOARS to North Cafe, Thursday, Sept. 13, to encourage open dialogue about sexual vio-

lence against women. Story of a Rape Survivor recreates the multi-rape story of Salamishah Tillet through dance, song, poetry and interviews. Her sister Scheherazade said she co-created SOARS as “a way of helping her [sister] heal,” through art therapy, but quickly became “one person’s story of two sisters healing together.” It began in a college photography class when Scheherazade documented the pain her sister felt after she was raped in college and the healing process both sisters struggled with. The images became her senior project and a way for both sisters to heal together through the evolution of her photographs and what subsequently became SOARS. These photos were projected on screens around the stage to a score of songs that helped Salamishah through her journey. Interviews between the two sisters were also

Black Holes Jessica Sheck Contributing Writer Mace & Crown

Not only does Old Dominion University offer many free events for its students, but it also offers free public screenings of informational movies. Ever wanted to learn about the universe? Well, you’re in luck as the Department of Physics here at ODU will be showing “Black Holes: Journey into the Unknown” from Sept. 4 until Nov. 20, 2012 in the Pretlow Planetarium. The shows will be from 5p.m. to 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, and are open to the public as well as to all ODU students. The short movie, narrated by Geoffrey Rush, contemplates the different scientific theories behind black holes, as well as discusses the different aspects of the universe. While the subject can be complicated, the film does a good job with explaining theories, making it friendly for audience mem-

bers of all ages. The IMAX-like presentations are hosted by Justin Mason, a Laboratory & Research Specialist. Mason previously worked as a planetarium assistant at Ball State University and has a Masters of Arts in astronomy as well as a Masters of Science in physics. After the film completed, Mason offered to answer any questions. A little boy then chimed in, “What can the black hole do?” and he probed for more answers as Mason explained. Many of the viewers that came to the showing were of a variety of ages and interest. “We thought it would be a fun little show to come to. Our kids loved it,” commented a woman, “it’s nice to have a free movie to see.” The planetarium hosts a number of events throughout the semester. Not only does the planetarium show movies, but also is used for undergraduate courses, middle and high school field trips, and re-

search opportunities for students. The planetarium can also be reserved for parties, private showings and other celebrations. The ODU Physics Department also will be having an open house on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. They will be offering attendees lab tours, planetarium shows, hands-on activities and live demonstrations. If interested in attending the event, the department requests guests to RSVP on the ODU Events website, but it is not required. Anyone is welcome to come to the open house, and the event is not restricted to just ODU students or faculty and staff. “What’s my favorite part of black holes? Definitely how the magnetic field gets twisted around the disk of the black hole,” Mason said. If this explanation piques your interest, be sure to check out the planetarium schedule for the next event. It may spark your inner scientist.

expressive outlet, thus coining his self-considered title, the “thespian for social change.” Among other involvements, Norton is the founder and executive director of the Hampton Roads Reel it Out Queer Film Festival. He also serves as a member to the advisory board for ODU Gay-Cultural studies. Currently, Norton has begun working as a producer for ODU OUT’s adaptation of “8”, a play written by Academy-award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, known for “Milk” and “J. Edgar”. The play chronicles the

controversial California legislation known as Proposition 8, passed in the November 2008 state elections, which eliminated the rights for same sex couples to marry. ODU OUT will be producing the play, and will be performed in conjunction with the ODU theater department and other local performers. It will be the first production of “8” in Virginia to date. Norton will accept the “Spirit of Matthew Shepard” award at the Bear to Make a Difference Gala in Denver, Colorado on October 13.

shown on the screens. In addition, Patrese McClain recited poetry, Jessica Ellis performed interpretive dance, and Ugochi Nwaogwugwu gave a vocal performance. SOARS’s mission is to inspire “women supporting women, helping women heal and be whole women,” said Nwaogwugwu. “Every time we do this, more people disclose that they have been raped or assaulted.” Nwaogwugwu has been performing with SOARS for 10 years as a vocalist. Preventing violence against women starts with the community. “We have to watch how we view our women. Are we building them up or tearing them down? ... I see people repeating things they hear in music and before you know it, those thoughts become words and then actions.” said Nwaogwugwu. The women of SOARS hope to start a place at ODU that allows women and men to help each other heal after sexually violent crimes. “Men need to get together and talk about it. Women need to get together and talk about it. Open up the dialogue,” said Nwaogwugwu.

Scheherazade Tillet believes there are three things that you should take away from the performance. “One is being educated about sexual violence. What it is, when does it happen, basic education. Two is using tools in your own university to get help and get resources… Then figure out the entry point to end this. Using whatever tools you have to end this. For me, I use my photography, [Nwaogwugwu] uses her music and [Ellis] uses her dance.” Nwaogwugwu believes that “out of this tragic situation, you can heal and be whole.” The audience should remember this to help their friends, family and loved ones through sexually violent crimes. SOARS is a part of A Long Walk Home organization, which was founded by the Tillet sisters to help women heal after sexual assault. They also fund Girl/Friends Leadership Institute, which teaches sexual violence awareness to adolescent girls. All of the information about A Long Walk Home can be found on their website,

Pretlow Planetarium shows new documentary


& Woman and Her Image in Art

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arts entertainment New Self-Taught Art Exhibit Open At ODU By: Megan Stamper Web Master Mace & Crown The role of women in art is as varied as the artists who paint them. She can wear any mask and she can be adapted to fit a variety of images. “Mother, Maiden, Courtesan: Women and Her Image in Art” is the new exhibit in the self-taught art gallery at the Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries at ODU. The exhibit features women as the originator of sin, as seductresses and as mothers among other roles. Women as a seductress and temptress are seen in the original sin depiction. Several pieces portray Eve leading and encouraging

Adam to sin from the book of Genesis. The physical beauty and sexuality of a woman is a popular artistic theme throughout time. “She was known as a great piece of tail,” was inscribed on one of the paintings of a mermaid. Woman and her role in nationalism is prevalent in the exhibit. “Give me your tired, your poor, yearning to breathe free,” is painted on a quilt accompanied by several small imitation statue of liberties. Lady Liberty is the mother of the nation and gives pride to her citizens. The depiction of mother is shown in two ways, the pain of childbirth and the joy of motherhood. Each small statue shows the experiences and emotion of childbirth and child rearing.

“Women as courtesans or “bad girls” are an important theme. Women who are very sexually free, to please men,” said Ramona Austin, the curator of the galleries. The self-taught art exhibit in the Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries is a gallery that displays work of artists who have not studied art. Often art in this gallery is made by prisoners, homeless, abused or people with a deep emotional attachment to the art. The exhibit sometimes displays art made with non-traditional materials. This exhibit uses a variety of materials and colors to depict the women from different nationalities and backgrounds. The exhibit opened on Sept. 15 and will be up until Feb. 10, at the Baron and Ellin Art Galleries on Monarch Way.

Swing-time in Webb Center

A Spotlight on ODU’s Swing Dance Club By: Eryn Tolley Contributing Writer Mace & Crown Some students spend their Tuesday nights studying, but a select group of ODU students like to get down with old school blues and dance the night away. These students are members of the Monarch Swing Dance Association, which is a club that provides swing dance lessons and social dances for students on campus. Members meet every Tuesday night from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in front of Webb Center’s Starbucks. Lessons are provided from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and open floor dancing begins at 8:30 p.m. “It’s been around for a long time,” said Lauren Makely, ODU junior and president of the club. Makely became a member over a year ago after a friend talked her into attending the meeting and was elected president of the club four months ago. She described the music played at the meetings as “upbeat” and “fun.” “Some of it is old classics, and some of it is newer,” said Makely. “If it’s a blues night, we take things down a notch.” Anyone interested in joining the club is welcome and does not require any prior knowledge of dance.

“We would recommend it to anyone that would like to feel more comfortable with themselves,” said club member Tim Angell. “We’re incredibly accepting.” Angell said he began dancing in high school to impress a senior, but it did not work out. “Four years later, I saw them swing dancing in the Webb, and I was like ‘this still looks cool,’” said Angell. The club attends other dance events around the area, such as the Dirt Cheap Blues Exchange in Virginia Beach. Several members of the Monarch Swing Dance Association, as well as locals, danced the days and nights away Sept. 6 through Sept.10 as the Dirt Cheap Blues Exchange (DCBX) provided over 50 hours of dance lessons, music and fun. The DCBX held lessons on Thursday, Sept. 6 which mixed dance workshops into live music accompanied with late night dance parties from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. at different venues. “Blues dancing is the purest form of partner connection through music,” said Jeff Miller, head of the Dirt Cheap Blues. Miller is also in charge of Swing Virginia, which offers swing dance lessons to locals. Miller said there are many simi-

larities between blues dancing and swing dancing. “Instead of being nice and groovy, it’s more pep and vigor,” said Miller. Angell attended a few of the lessons and said he learned a lot. “I wish I had attended more of it,” said Angell, “It was nothing that I was used to.” Courtney Johnston, another member of the club and a swing dance instructor, attended the event and competed in the DCBX Jack and Jill competition, which is a dance competition where you are paired with a random partner before dancing. Johnston said she did not stop dancing that weekend except for a total of seven hours of sleep. When she is not competing, Johnston teaches swing dance at the Fred Heutte Center in Ghent on Mondays at 8:30 p.m. and the Attucks Theatre in Norfolk on Thursdays at 7 p.m. For more information on the Monarch Swing Dance Association, students can visit the club’s Facebook page at ODU Swing Dance or stop by a meeting. Anyone who is interested in joining Swing Virginia can register at

Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum SAC’s After Dark Program: Pirates of the Caribbean at ODU

By: Skylar Wynn Contributing Writer Mace & Crown The Student Activities Council brought swashbuckling and the seven seas to Old Dominion’s campus last Friday night, Sept. 14 as part of the ODU After Dark program. This was the second After Dark held this semester. The event, which was from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m., took place in North Cafe in the Webb Center. This event was free for ODU students. 500 people were expected to attend with a head count of 400 by 10 p.m. SAC provided pizza and refreshments as well as a DJ. Students participated in Pirate of the Caribbean themed activities, including a meet and greet by pirates Jack Sparrow

and Will Turner. A mechanical shark ride, treasure chest designing, pictures in a bottle, glass etching and bingo were available. Students who won the bingo games received prizes such as a wireless keyboard and mouse, Skullkandy subwoofer headphones, blue ray player, wireless printer and a HP mini netbook. “I was inspired by the last Pirates of the Caribbean movie, which was my favorite,” said Mairel Gonzalez, the SAC president, who proposed pirates as a theme approved by the SAC student committee. The committee was also responsible for the deciding the different activities at the event. Two more After Dark programs are expected to take place during this fall semester.


A Piece of Thailand Comes to ODU

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Students Learn About Thailand at Semester’s First Global Cafe By: Jose Roman Contributing Writer Mace & Crown

The first Global Cafe of the semester, sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Relations (OIR), was held on Tuesday, Sept. 11. The office located on the second floor of Webb Center welcomed guests into a make-shift realm of Thailand, the Global Cafe’s featured country. The event included traditional Thai food, a complimentary two minute Thai massage and a video presentation of the country. Traditional dance and music from Thailand as well as a cooking demonstration with authentic ingredients was presented for guests. The event was sponsored by the Global Monarch Club, the Division of Student Engagement and Student Services, Thai Student Association as well as members of

the local Thai community. Mix Siangchokyoo, an international student at ODU and a member of the TSA said, “We want to encourage both domestic and international students to come and attend to learn about the Global Cafe since we’re all living in a global society.” The Global Cafe will be a free monthly information series hosted by the OIR to encourage students and faculty to learn about different countries and cultures. Aey Wongtrirat, ODU student and OIR coordinator of international programming on campus, is originally from Thailand and was once an international student. Wongtrirat initiated the hosting of the Global Cafe’s last year. In the future they plan on sampling other countries. The next Global Cafe is scheduled for Oct. 3.


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By: Jordan Jones Senior Writer Mace & Crown The Old Dominion football Monarchs have two outstanding running backs this year in Angus Harper and Colby Goodwyn. “I mean Colby’s a slasher, he’s [going to] make you miss, I’m not really looking to make anybody miss I’m looking to run [them] over, keep it moving,” Redshirt sophomore running back Angus Harper said. Harper from Alexandria, VA and Goodwyn a junior from Hampton, VA have both started off the season well, scoring touchdowns in the first two games of the season against Duquesne and Hampton University. With the wealth of talent that ODU has on its roster, the two have set themselves apart with hard work and determination and have thrived under the tutelage of running back coach Brad Watkins. “I feel that he already knows we’re good running backs so he nitpicks on the small things,”Goodwyn said, “things like alignment, ball protection is a big thing for a running back, I feel like he covers all the small things.” The duo has a unique way of showing leadership on the field and have also found a balance between

their individual games. “We got a new system,” Harper said, “like this week I’ll start, next week he’ll start. If it’s my week, I’ll lead the pack, if it’s his, he’ll lead. We always find a way to make ourselves better but more so make the guys Harvey [Taylor], C.J. [Bradshaw], get the future better as well.” Playing and upholding the illustrious Old Dominion Monarch standard is no easy task for any student athlete but Goodwyn and Harper have taken the challenge head-on and seem to be thriving in the spotlight. “Of course it has a lot to do with football,” Goodwyn said, “But coach Wilder stresses more of us being more social to the university, being more of a good person, meeting new people and having a good attitude and mindset.” Harper echoed these sentiments and added, “Trying to make boys become men,” Harper said, “coach Wilder’s tough, he’s the head coach so he’s the toughest of them all. His job is he wants to see us 10 years from now, very successful.” It’s clear that a winning culture has been set here at Old Dominion University and each individual player seems to buy into what Coach Wilder is selling.

“Everything in this program is done for a reason,” Harper goes on to say, “that’s the beauty of being a monarch.” The two have much motivation to be successful both on and off the football field and expressed this extremely candidly. “In all honesty, not having a father around,” Harper said, “When you don’t have your dad around and then you join the football team, some of these coaches here, they may not know it, but I see them as father figures.” Goodwyn has a similar story. “More so for my mom and dad, as much stress and stuff as they go through [during] the week, they live to come see me play on Saturdays.” They both have goals of ultimately being able to get back to their families by making it to the National Football League one day. As for ODU’s inevitable move to Conference USA next season, the two seem ready and up for that challenge. “I’m not making any predictions or saying we’re [going to] be the best or the worst,” Harper said, “but one thing coach Wilder stresses is competing and that’s one thing we’re going to do in Conference USA is compete. A competitor is always going to compete.”

There’s more to the two other than football. Lately, Goodwyn has been listening to a lot of music, in particular the rapper Chief Keef to get himself in the right mindset. Harper, who sports a gold mohawk, says President Broderick’s wife, Mrs. K Broderick, wants him to

archs everywhere. If this continues, one can only expect them to carry on brilliant and successful lives for the rest of their collegiate careers as well as after their careers are over.

MONARCHMENTIONS dye it blue, but he jokingly says - Old Dominion University’s men’s soccer team defeated No. 2 Creighton 2-1 on Friday, Sept. 14. The Monarchs were led by junior forward Tim Hopkinson who scored both goals to keep preserve the team’s perfect record at 5-0.

- Old Dominion University’s field hockey team defeated No.1 North Carolina on Friday, Sept. 14. The win marks the second time that the Lady Monarchs have defeated a No. 1 ranked team this season. The Lady Monarchs defeated the previously top ranked Maryland Terrapins on Aug. 31.

that’s not his style. It’s very easy to look at the surface of any situation especially in this case with these young men who are athletes, but it’s important to remember who they are as people. Along with playing well on the football the twoUniversity seem to besophomore quarterback Taylor Oldfield, Dominion thriving in the community well and seven touchdowns in the Heinicke threw for 486asyards andMonarchs setting the70-14 standard Monwinfor over the Campbell Camels on Saturday Sept. 15. Sophomore wide receiver Blair Roberts also had a big day catching four passes for 69 yards and three touchdowns. The seven passing touchdowns from Heinicke and the three receiving touchdowns by Roberts are both single game records for the Monarchs. Heinicke now has a total of 14 passing touchdowns on the year through his first three games while Roberts leads the Monarchs in receptions with 17 for 226 yards and four touchdowns.



Cooking Up a Storm

By: Brian Bowden Contributing Writer Mace & Crown Old Dominion University junior defender Amber Cook started playing soccer when she was four years old. “I fell in love with it and never stopped,” Cook said. “I really

got competitive and started looking to go to college. Come freshman year of high school I definitely knew there was potential to play Division I soccer.” All her hard work and dedication has propelled her to Colonial Athletic Association Co-Player of the Week amidst her first ever career hat trick against Virginia Military

Institute, who coincidentally is the same team she scored her first collegiate goal against freshman year. Cook’s freshman year at ODU might have been her best season to date when she started 15 games, tied for the team lead in goals with four and finished second on the team with eight points. That all might change this year. She has

C2 | Mace & Crown | Wednesday 9.19.2012 three goals and seven points and it’s only six games into the season, with 12 still remaining on the regular season schedule the odds seem to be in her favor. “Coming into this season I wanted to score one more than my freshman year, so five goals,” Cook said. She is well on her way to toppling that feat. Cook ranks first or second in every one of the individual player categories, but that is far from her main focus. “I look more at how I can help the team rather than individual stats,” Cook said. “I did have individual expectations for myself, but I realized that created a lot of pressure for me. So every day I just go out to look more and more of how I can help the team and what role I need to play to accomplish that,” Cook said. Although Cook’s play as of late has been nothing short of spectacular, the team still sits at a measly 2-4 record. “I think now we just need to thrive off the momentum that we’re building. I think coming into conference play it’s critical to put all the mistakes that we’ve had in the past and to thrive off the energy of our last win [against VMI] and take that confidence and compete in every single match the best that we can,” Cook said. “We have really transitioned our team so much and we’ve grown so I think people are going to realize that we’re not here to mess around this

year.” When asked about the remaining schedule Cook said, “I’m looking forward to our game against William & Mary because they have such a good reputation in the CAA and I’d really just like to knock that out of them.” When Cook isn’t on the soccer field showcasing her skills she also enjoys watching it, “I love Barcelona, they’re my favorite team. You can pick any player off that team and they’re just amazing,” Cook said. “I’ve also thought about playing internationally [after college], I think that would be a really cool experience.” Whenever her playing career is over Cook said she wants to be coaching back in Loudon at her old club or possibly little kids, whatever it is that comes her way. Along with Cook, men’s junior forward Tim Hopkinson also won CAA Player of the Week and recorded a hat trick. When asked who the better soccer player was between the two she just laughed and said, “I love Tim, he is an extremely hard worker and he has worked all summer long to prepare for this season. Him and I would always wake up and be the first people in the weight room.” Finally, after the laughter subsided she said, “I don’t know, he’s a guy so he’s better.”

Co-Captain Nearhouse Navigates Lady Monarchs Into 2012 A spotlight on Kati Nearhouse

Ben Decowski Sports Editor Mace & Crown

The Old Dominion University field hockey team is one of the best programs the school has to offer. Currently ranked eighth in the country, the team has already defeated No. 25 American and No. 1 Maryland. “A lot of us prefer to have those games earlier on because it’s like really exciting to play those teams,” junior forward Kati Nearhouse said. Nearhouse has been one of the top performers for the Lady Monarchs this year with two goals and two assists. Success is not foreign to the Nanticoke, Pennsylvania native though who was a second team All-CAA selection, All-CAA Tournament team selection and second team All-State Selection in 2011. These kinds of honors have not gone unnoticed and her teammates rewarded her this season by naming her co-captain alongside of redshirt junior back Christy Longacre. “It’s a great honor knowing that your teammates want you to lead them and its great working with Christy and the coaches,” Nearhouse said. This year has been a bit of a blessing to the players who got a surprise return from their head

coach, Beth Anders. Anders, who won nine Division I titles with ODU, announced her retirement last January but decided to come back after all. “When she was going to leave we all like started crying, we were so upset because a big reason you come is for Beth and when she came back it was a really great feeling,” Nearhouse said. The return of Anders to the program was huge since the Lady Monarchs first seven games include six ranked opponents in No. 9 Penn State, No. 25 American, No. 1 Maryland, No. 8 Virginia, No. 1 North Carolina and No. 17 Duke. “A lot of us prefer to have those games earlier on because it’s like really exciting to play those teams,” Nearhouse said, “We have a lot of rivalries against those teams.” The Lady Monarchs made it to the national semifinals last year and believe that this team can be better even after dropping two early games to Penn State and Virginia. “We’re a great team. If we’re [going to] mess up I’d rather it be during the beginning so you can learn from your mistakes and when it comes time to win, you’re there,” Nearhouse said. Learning from those early mistakes will be huge for the Lady

Monarchs who will have to face Maryland, Duke and North Carolina again before the season is over. “It’s fun and business, I mean we’re trying to take it really seriously because we want to win but we have a lot of good times as we’re doing

it as well,” Nearhouse said. As the field hockey team gets their season underway, they are well aware that it may be coach Anders’ last year with them. “We’re just taking one day at a time and we’re working hard every day to

make sure we make it a good season for her,” Nearhouse said. With a couple of victories against ranked opponents under their belts, Nearhouse and the team seem to be well on their way to accomplishing that goal.


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Men’s Golf Makes Early Move

GOLF TEAM MAKES EARLY MOVE INTO C-USA By Sarah Roby Staff Writer Mace & Crown

The men’s golf team looks to make some noise early in the C-USA.

The men’s golf team here at Old Dominion University is one of the few teams that have already made the move from the Colonial Athletic Association to Conference USA. “We are very excited. The golf competition in Conference USA is much stronger than in the CAA,” head coach Murray Rudisill said, “We were probably going to be the top ranked team in the CAA and now we’re probably going into the middle of the pack.” The move into C-USA is a big change, but Rudisill has high expectations for his team. “We hope to get a national ranking in the atlarge bid,” Rudisill said. Golf is a sport played in both the fall and the spring. “The spring is a little more important, but you build up your rankings in the fall,” Rudisill said. One of Rudisill’s stand-out players is Jamison Randall, a sophomore from Rhode Island. He was in the top five on the ODU team as a freshman and proved his consistence in the first tournament of this season. Randall shot 71-67-71 to tie for medalist honors at 209 and

seven under par at the Raines Development Intercollegiate in Florence, SC. Another stand-out player Rudisill mentioned is Thomas Wilde, a senior co-captain of the team. “Tom has gotten better and better each year. Hopefully this will be a good year for him,” Rudisill said. Freshman Ashton Newsom has made quite the impression on Rudisill. “He has already jumped into the starting line-up and he played very well down in South Carolina,” Rudisill said. Newsom qualified third to see who would go play in South Carolina. This year the golf team has three international students, Wilde being one of them, and six from the states. It is difficult for Rudisill to recruit from overseas because he cannot go see the players in action. “I have not had the budget to go overseas and watch them play, therefore I have to recruit based on phone calls, e-mails and interviews,” Rudisill said. If a player wants to see the university, they are only allowed to visit and not play. It is against NCAA rules to play on the campus before recruited. The coach is allowed to go see the players in ac-

tion at local and national tournaments. The golf team plays four tournaments in the fall and six in the spring, and out of all those tournaments the ODU/OBX is the one to look forward to most. “They enjoy the two tournaments during spring break, they have a lot of fun, but the one they are really looking forward to is the one in the Outer Banks,” Rudisill said. The ODU/ OBX tournament is the one that ODU hosts and the team all invite their parents to come and watch. The team stays in oceanfront hotels and invites 18 teams to join in the tournament. The golf team’s main goals for this season are, “to try to get a tournament win, and to try to build up our national ranking for the spring,” Rudisill said. With a third place finish out of 16 teams in South Carolina at the season opener, the ODU golf team is very close to accomplishing their goals already. Be sure to look out for their next tournament in Richmond at the Virginia Commonwealth University Shootout on Sept. 24 and Sept. 25.


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S core C orner Football Old Dominion 70 Campbell 14

VMI 6 Richmond 47

Georgia State 14 UTSA 38

Bryant Maine

West Virginia 42 James Madison 12

New Hampshire 43 Central Conn. St. 10

Delaware 19 Bucknell 3

Towson 20 William & Mary 17

ODU 70 vs Campbell 7

7 51

Villanova 31 Rhode Island 10

Men’s Soccer Columbia 0 Delaware 1

Creighton 1 Old Dominion 2

George Mason 2 UMBC 1

UNC Wilmington 0 Saint Mary’s College 1

James Madison 2 Hofstra 1

Cincinnati 1 Towson 0

Fairfield 0 Northeastern 1

Women’s Soccer Delaware 1 Saint Joseph’s 2

Georgia State UT Martin

Navy 3 James Madison 2

Hofstra 2 Albany 1

West Virginia 5 Towson 0

Temple Drexel

Old Dominion Richmond







Field Hockey Bucknell 6 Towson 0

North Carolina 3 Old Dominion 2

Lafayette 2 Drexel 1

Temple 3 Delaware 4

William & Mary 1 Boston University 0

Northeastern 4 Massachusetts 3

James Madison 3 Longwood 2

ODU Rushing




Campbell Rushing


ODU Passing

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76 59 41 25 22 18 11 252

TD 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 3

22 34 13 13 5 18 7 34

8.4 9.8 5.1 5.0 3.7 18.0 3.7 6.6


Loss 39 5 0 0 0 0 4 48


101 53 27 12 8 7 6 214

TD 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2


48 19 8 10 8 7 9 48


Heinicke, Taylor Ong, Nate

Cmp 21 5

Att 29 6

Int 1 0

Yds 486 44

TD 7 0

Long 84 14

Sack 1 0

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Wolf, Dakota Odom, Kurt Dillon, Dalton Bolling, Ben Potts, Nick Davis, Ryan Williams, Josh Totals

Wolf, Dakota

ODU Receiving Mayers, Nick Lee, Tyree Roberts, Blair Harper, Angus Thomas, Marquel Bailey, Jakwail Pinkard, Larry Vaughan, Antonio Goodwyn, Colby Totals

Campbell Receiving

Odom, Kurt Green, Alex Rogers, J. Hildreth, J. Williams, Josh Totals

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22 12 8 2 1 1 6 52


4 4 4 3 3 3 2 2 1 26


3 2 1 1 1 8

76 59 47 31 22 18 11 264

140 58 27 12 8 7 10 264


87 78 69 92 52 33 68 47 4 530

Yards 16 6 33 1 0 56


0 1 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 7

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& Storage Wars Underpaid

“Steam Greenlight”

Now You Get To Pick By: Steven Knauer Distribution Manager Mace & Crown

Some weeks ago, the digital retailer Steam announced something called Greenlight coming to their program. It was designed with the community in mind, allowing fans to choose what gets put up for sale on Steam. The usual big-hit games we’re used to will still be featured on the front page, but the new Greenlight system adds another level of accessibility to both independent developers and their fans. So, why is this a good thing for indie developers? While they can just as easily host their projects on their own website and not pay any fees, Steam offers them a very hefty amount of publicity. Nearly everyone who plays computer games uses Steam in some fashion. These projects are either free or at minimal price, so anybody browsing Steam would at least notice this. Steam also offers simple updating to all their hosted games and this will include the new Greenlight games.

Fans get to vote on certain titles to be sponsored in Greenlight and once enough votes are in, the title gets added. This is the true player-driven community of Steam, as many games are picked by Valve employees with customers in mind. These indie games are chosen by the users, thus being exactly what they want. The developers are allowed a blog-style posting system for when they wish to talk about their game, as well as a simple updating system. The first 10 titles have been announced already. A few of them, such as “Project Zomboid” and “Kenshi” are built from scratch in their own engine. Some titles, like “Black Mesa,” are mods of previously made games but are non-profit and only add to the fan community of a particular game. This allows more creativity in the game developing world with more features, ideas and competition. If anything, Valve has opened the flood gates for new intellectual properties.

Ace of the Mace NFL Commissioner Goodell Buying Time with Referee Lockout By Ben Decowski Sports Editor Mace & Crown

National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell must be thanking his lucky stars for the current referee lockout. Does anyone remember what everyone was talking about before the ref lockout? Does anyone remember the concussion issues or the New Orleans

Saints’ “bountygate?” Goodell had gotten himself in a nice little mess and has been fighting off player safety issues ever since he took the job in 2006. So with the current ref lockout in the NFL taking up all the headlines every week, life must be good for Mr. Goodell. Apparently pressure is mounting for the league to get a deal done with the refs because the replacement refs are doing such a terrible job. I’m not buying it. Goodell is in no hurry to fix the current ref situation and will continue to lowball the referees in negotiations as long as it continues to eat up headlines. As soon as the referee lockout ends, Goodell has to go right back to fighting off lawsuits with former NFL players for

Little Closet, Big Wardrobe By: Emma Hering Staff Writer Mace & Crown They weren’t lying when they told you college would prepare you for the “real world.” The first lesson you probably learned: dorm rooms are teeny-tiny. Even in a dream apartment, you can be stuck with a nightmare closet. However, thanks to all the “master-mindobsessive-complusive-organzing” creative professionals, there are affordable options to maximize the space in your closet. Start by investing in good quality storage and organization containers. Relying on cardboard boxes will attract unwanted creepycrawlies and isn’t as durable. Use fabric friendly materials in large sizes to stow away your seasonal items. Ask mom or dad for some bed risers and place these containers out of sight until the weather is more appropriate. Knowing the way a garment should be stored will lengthen its lifespan. Knits should be folded because hangers will stretch out the shoulders and distort their shape. By folding these garments, you can stack or place them in a drawer for storage. To create even more space, roll the garment. This is a great space saving trick for wrinkle-free fabrics. Blouses, blazers, skirts, pants, dresses and garments of this nature should be hung. I know they concussions and other health issues. According to, at least 3,000 former players are filing lawsuits against the NFL for concussions sustained during their careers. Just take a second to look at that number and grasp the gravity of the situation. There are only 1,856 players currently in the league, counting practice squads, which means that there are 1,144

may be wallet friendly, but stay away from wire hangers because they can rust, crease and ruin your clothes. Go for slim plastic or felt covered hangers that will allow your garments to drape in their natural shape, providing more space. For your footwear, try to find a shelf or hanging organizer that will allow your shoes to be seen. A basket or bucket style organizer for accessories such as scarves, hats or gloves will create ease when searching for the perfect garnish for your outfit. Men’s tie organizers also make great belt or necklace holders. Once you have the proper organization implemented, it is impor-

tant to store your items in a logical sense. Clothing you wear often should be the most accessible for rushed mornings. Weekend wear can go towards the back of your closet because you’re going to want that little black dress to be a surprise on Saturday and out of sight from your roommate. Creating a logical closet will not only improve your organization skills, but will help your clothes last longer and look better. Getting dressed for class shouldn’t be stressful and with a well-maintained closet, you can be ready in a Norfolk minute.

more lawsuits coming from explayers than there even are currently playing. That is absolutely insane. If there are already 3,000 lawsuits coming the NFL’s way, just imagine how many there are going to be in the future when these 1,856 current players retire and 1,856 new players take their spots. That’s a problem that without fixing could destroy the NFL. Goodell runs the NFL like a dic-

tator runs his country and gets a lot of blame rightfully placed on him in doing so. So, is it better to be blamed for having bad or missed calls from replacement refs, or is it better to be blamed for not fixing the concussion problems which are becoming more and more evident as the years go on. It seems to me like Goodell has made his decision. Let the lowballing continue.


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Westside Conjugate Method The secret behind developing true strength By: Alex Page Contributing Writer Mace & Crown Walk into any gym today and you will see people doing anything and everything trying to make themselves better in some way, shape or form. There are those whose primary goal may be to lose a little weight, tighten and tone, get in shape for their next PT test, or just improve their general health, but if you’re like me and your primary goal is to develop pure strength and power, then training using the Westside conjugate method is what you need to be doing. First things first, this training system isn’t for those people who do barbell curls with more body English than an interpretive dancer, those who do hours of cardio thinking that it will make them magically skinny, or those who train for aesthetic purposes only. This training system is for the people who have the desire to get strong and start moving around some serious weight. The Westside conjugate method, developed by the great Lou Simmons of Westside Barbell, which happens to be home to some of the strongest lifters in the world, involves the complex rotation of special exercises that are similar in nature to the power lifts like deadlift, squat, and bench press. Using the conjugate method allows one to handle maximum lifts on a weekly basis while still allowing enough time in-between workouts to avoid overtraining the central nervous system.

The idea behind the method is this: if you do what you always do, then you will get what you get. Lou Simmons said, “When lifters repeatedly use the same simple method of training to raise their strength level, they will eventually stall. Like the scholar who must utilize many sources of information to achieve a higher level of knowledge, the lifter must incorporate new and more difficult exercises to raise their standards.” The conjugate methods workout split consists of two maximum effort, and two dynamic effort training sessions per week. Follow the program exactly for 3 week intervals with a de-load - go light for a week - every fourth week. Referance chart below Max Effort Days: On these days, you will work up to a 1-3 repetition max for your main lift of the day. Start light and work your way up in weight doing as many sets and taking as much rest as needed to reach your 1-3 repetition max. (This usually equates to about 8-10 sets of 1-3 reps). In order to see consistent results without overtraining it is very important that the variation of the main lift(s) of the day is changed every week. After the completion of you main lift(s), you will move on to doing some accessory work. All accessory exercises should be movements that are similar mechanically to the main movements. For the best results, do the exercises you suck at and attack them with everything you got. (Limit accessory work to 1-2 exercises) Dynamic Effort Days: Dynamic

How to Beat “The Freshman 15” By: Charles Ordoqui Contributing Writer Mace & Crown

Being a freshman in college is one of the greatest experiences of a young adult’s life. After spending what was seemingly the longest 18 years ever at home, you finally have the freedom to do what you want, when you want, within the means of pursuing your degree and getting the grades that you need to graduate on time. This freedom, however, isn’t always a good thing. Where you gain the freedom you didn’t have living at home, you lack the guidance of your parents and the convenience of their care. A particular phenomenon that we all at one point experienced or avoided is the weight gained during freshman year, also known as “The Freshman 15.” The idea that college freshmen gain 15 to 20 pounds during their freshman year in college is based on the notion that the extreme lifestyle change students experience in their first two semesters in college is much different from that at home. When living at home, you probably didn’t have access to unhealthy snacks at all hours of the night and excessive amounts of alcohol. It seems to be 1,000 times easier to gain 15 pounds than to lose it. Despite a very hectic class schedule, there are a few simple things incoming freshman and even upperclassmen can do to avoid excessive weight gain while attending college. Avoiding “The Freshman 15” is simple if you are effort is essentially just a fancy word for speed. On these days, you will use poundage’s starting at 50 percent of your one rep max and working up 5 percent each week of the 3-week cycle. The goal of the dynamic effort days is to get in a lot of volume while simultaneously working on the speed and explosiveness of your lifts. Sets/ reps for dynamic effort work are as follows: Box Squat: 10-12 sets of 2 reps

committed to your health. All students really have to do is keep a regular exercise schedule and avoid the main causes associated with college weight gain. Eating unhealthy food, especially at late hours, and consuming excessive amounts of alcohol are sure reasons why a student would experience drastic weight gain. Instead of buying snacks from your local corner store or gas station, try buying healthy foods at your local grocery store that is nutritional and nourishing. Cooking your own food at home is not only healthier, but it saves you money, and money is not something we college students have a lot of. Unfortunately, excessive alcohol consumption is sometimes part of the college life. Everyone wants to party and have fun, and alcohol is the college students’ way of enhancing the party experience. The only bad thing with enjoying alcohol is that it can be detrimental to your body and its ability to break down fat. According to the American Medical Association, a mere three ounces of alcohol in your blood stream can cut your body’s ability to burn fat by 33 percent. Studying late at night means that late night snacks, the fuel for your tired body, are inevitable. Try to keep the snacking to a minimum and make them healthy snacks like fruits and veggies. Unhealthy snacks late at night will only make you gain weight and ensure that you come home for the holiday season plump and 15 to 20 pounds heavier. Visit the Student Recreation Center to see a dietician for more information and a free specialized dietary plan for your school.

at 40-60 percent of 1 R.M. Deadlift: 6-10 sets of 1-3 reps at 60-85 percent of 1 R.M. Bench Press: 9 sets of 3 reps at 50-60 percent of 1 R.M. 1-2 accessory exercises should be completed after the main dynamic movement of the day. Accessory work on dynamic effort days should be done with a greater volume than max effort days. So that’s the basic set up. Try it out for a month and see what kind

of gains you make, I’ve personally added over 60 pounds to my deadlift within weeks of starting the conjugate method, so I’m not lying when I tell you it works. For more detailed information, sample workouts, tips, tricks and everything you need to know about the Westside conjugate method and getting stronger check out , , and or just Google it.









Max Effort Squat/ Deadlift


Max Effort Bench Press


Dynamic Effort Squat/ Deadlift

Dynamic Effort Bench Press

“Ruthless!” Takes Center Stage at Local Theater By: Kadedra Holmes Contributing Writer Mace & Crown This weekend, I visited the Little Theater of Norfolk to see the musical “Ruthless!” “Ruthless!” plays Sept. 7 to Sept. 30 and features a wide variety of music, ranging from the uppity tunes of character Silvia, the wild and witty showbiz oppressed diva, to the somber and resentful vocals of fellow character Tina. Tina was born to entertain, as her parents, friends and neighbors exclaimed. Her mother, Judy, can’t figure where this talent bloomed from, but she does know that her

daughter can sing, dance and make anyone laugh. Silvia is looking for the next big thing. She’s scouting for the newest kid star and a visit to the elderly home that leads her to Tina. Although Tina’s mind is fixated on stardom, her school play is her focus. But when the lead role she was descend to have is given to someone else, Tina will do anything to get it. Director Jeremiah Alders was delighted to direct “Ruthless!” asked himself, “Talent: Where does it come from?” He answered with “talent comes from the most obvious place, the director.” The musical’s songs were pro-

duced by Marvin Lairdand, the book and lyrics were produced by Joel Paley and details of the show came together by director Jeremiah Alders. This musical, which has been produced Off-Broadway in New York City originally by Kim Lang Lenny, Wolfgang Rocksch and Jim Lenny, features a classical story line and a relatable topic to many audience members. “Ruthless!” contains foreshadowing, musicals that touch every genre with somber melodies, cherry tunes that stick in your head, heartfelt harmonies and a plot that wraps the entire play into a whole.


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creative enclave Welcome, faithful readers, to the creative enclave. Here, with this humble page, I hope to accommodate the small portion of the student body whom possess a passion for creative writing. Albeit an untraditional form of literature for a newspaper (hence the use of the word “enclave”), the Mace & Crown is a publication written by students, for students, so I can’t think of any reason not to serve the interests, however small a sample, of the students who care for the craft. Just as well, a newspaper is a communal experience and is not reserved exclusively for those studying in the respective fields. I encourage anyone of any area of study to submit their work, undergraduate and graduate students alike. Literature seeks to explore the human condition. The human condition is more or less consistent through history, and though the conditions of the outside world may change considerably over time, such things as euphoria, sadness, rage and distress are ubiquitous to us as humans. Although we may find ourselves narcissistically confounded by our experiences as individuals, good literature finds a way of putting ourselves in another’s shoes – to empathize. Empathy is the greatest facet of life as it lets us know we are not alone in this beautiful, yet often cruel world. If you have finished works of prose, poetry or short stories, I would love to read them and potentially publish them. Even if you’re not looking to publish just yet, and may be looking for some friendly, constructive criticism, I would be more than happy to oblige. I want nothing more than to see this section flourish and bring comfort, humility, patience, elation, peace, passion and pride to the students. I will do everything in my power to tend well the soil in which your work is planted. All I ask in return is brutal honesty, fervid tenacity, and emboldened will – the fertilizer to propagate a continuously successful section. E-mail all submissions to Derek Page:

Executive Decision By: Kevin Slaven

A large man’s sleep is cut short by the ringing of his bedside phone. He groans, fumbles around, and picks it up. The receiver, inlaid with gold and ivory, is cool to the touch. The man catches a glimpse of the clock by his bedside. It’s 3:30 in the morning. “Hello,” he mumbles, “who is it?” No one calls him this early in the morning. “Tony, there’s a problem at the factory,” it’s a panicked voice that the man recognizes as one of his underlings. “It’s still dark out,” Tony says. “Tony, this is serious. We need you here now. Oh god, they’re everywhere!” Tony is the only one authorized to solve the problem. He needs to visit the factory and assess the situation before he can make an executive decision. Tony rises from the bed, making sure not to bother his sleeping wife. He goes into his wardrobe closet, a spacious room filled with mirrors. Tony picks a suit off the rack. There are dozens lined on a steel pole, every one of them the same make and color. When Tony is finished putting on his lapels, he looks into the mirror and sees a tall, intimidating man worthy of wielding the supreme executive power. Satisfied, he exits the room and descends the marble stairs of his elegant, Victorian-style mansion. Cromwell, his butler and chauffeur, waits at the bottom of the steps. In Cromwell’s right hand is a leash. At the end of that leash is a massive Bengal tiger, sitting in a proud repose on the bear rug by the base of the steps. “Your limousine is ready, sir.” “Good,” Tony replies, “and I see you’ve got Charles up too.” “Of course, sir,” Cromwell bows. Charles lets out a roar. He is the executive tiger. Tony takes the executive tiger by the leash and heads to the limousine. The executive tiger is brought to all functions where Tony wields executive power. The tiger, a 500-pound, fearsome beast, has always been a symbol of executive power at the plant where Tony presides. This tradition began with his own great-grandfather, Tony the Third. One of Tony’s servants opens the door to the limousine. Tony leads the cat in. He reclines in the luxurious leather seat while the tiger sits next to him. While Charles may be obedient to Cromwell, Tony is the only one who has attained the tiger’s loyalty and devotion.

Rye By: Ralph Lawson

Honorable Mention for the 2012 ODU college poetry prize I was a professional baker following the accepted schema for years, under the impression the bread was dead. I never created the dough from eclectic ingredients. Said dough arrived fabricated, frozen, processed into arbitrary forms. Through my noxious sanitary gloves, the tactile sensation was cold and impenetrable, it numbed my hands. One day last week I found myself (having followed my inner divining rod on some half-baked adventure) in my least favorite thrift shop standing toe to toe in a standoff with a book of bread recipes. The first attempts were not well-received by my audience, whose taste leans decidedly away from experimental or fussy palates and favors tastes rustic, simple, reminiscent of afternoons in an oven-warmed kitchen with a doting mother. I suppose my perception changed as I fingered a tiny packet of yeast. Living organisms, my cookbook explained. They must be kept in appropriate temperatures and they most certainly expire. Almost changed my mind thinking of little yellow seahorses in the aquarium, but I remembered ‘life feeds on life’ and thanked the critters for their contribution. I soon discovered my hands were far superior to a wooden spoon for mixing the various substances. Fought the urge to immediately wash my hands or scrape under each fingernail, held tight kneading the dough like fleshy clay, feeling its vitality like a glowing wine, feeling the bread absorb warmth from my hands. Kneading, rhythmically pushing, creating an orifice where there was none before. Removing fingers, pinching, repositioning, watching each ingredient dissipate into the larger whole.

“Take me to the factory. It’s urgent,” Tony orders Cromwell. It will take the car thirty minutes to get there. They will have to take a series of secret back roads to reach the factory. Tony knows that Charles is not used to getting up this early. To placate the executive tiger, Tony reaches for the cooler at the left of his seat and pulls out a steak. The tiger, docile and obedient, chews on the steak. Tony makes a mental note to have one of his servants clean the inside of the limousine that day. When they arrive at the factory, the workers are huddled around the outside of the building. The factory is one of the largest structures in human history. Like many of the inner workings of the global corporate elite, its existence is known only to a select few. To this end, the workers at the global Frosted Flakes manufacturing plant are all old women, usually Mexican immigrants. They have no education and no families. Upon taking the job, an official death certificate is printed out in their name and sent to the authorities. They live in a compound a few miles away from the factory, deep in the woods. The workers take an oath of loyalty to the Kellogg’s corporation and are sworn to secrecy, upon the pain of torture and death. Tony exits the limousine and proceeds through the huddled crowd. The workers are terrified of the executive tiger, who snarls and swipes at them. Tony’s leash is the only thing keeping them safe from Charles, and Tony is a strong, authoritative man who reins in his tiger. Tony reaches the entrance to the factory, where his underling meets him. “Thank god you’ve arrived,” the underling says, “there’s a swarm of locusts in the building! Someone must have left the door open and they flew right in. Oh, god, Tony, it’s awful! They’ve landed on the front of the—” Tony silences the underling with a wave of his hand. “Let me take a look,” Tony says, “I’ll assess the situation myself.” The underling follows Tony through the massive steel doors that lead to the factory. The factory is split into two parts: the packaging and shipping operations take place in the cavernous basement of the factory. The harvesting takes place in the massive storehouse that Tony has now stepped into. As Tony enters the room, he notices a few locusts buzzing around at his eye level. Most of them are landed on the surface of the Flake. The Flake is the very source of all Frosted Flakes cereal made in the past hundred years. It is nothing less than a gargantuan Frosted Flake, a mountain of intertwined corn and

sugar. Most people believe that Frosted Flakes are made by coating corn flakes in a thin sheen of sugar—not true. Indeed, every Frosted Flake that has ever been packaged, sold and eaten has been harvested, by the workers, from this one, massive Ur-flake. No one knows where it came from. Some people think it came from a meteor, others believe that it was the product of secret Mayan rituals, while others believe that it was crafted by the power elite of the Kellogg’s corporation many generations ago. It is the duty of Tony to protect the Flake. For now, the locusts have hardly made a dent in it, but a few more hours of chewing and the locusts could cause serious damage. This is not the first time Tony has dealt with this situation. He knows how to put a stop to it. “Send in the cleanup team.” Tony is firm in his resolve. He heads back to the limousine. The underling makes the call for the cleanup team, ten men in shiny protective gear. They are equipped with flamethrowers and jetpacks, to reach the higher peaks of the Flake. The cleanup team heads in the building and, with the help of a few workers, are able to make short work of the locusts. They fly to the upper reaches of the Flake and hit the bugs with a jet stream of fire. It makes short work of the locusts, and they are able to destroy the rest with a few incendiary grenades. Tony looks back at the factory—a pale orange light glows from the greenhouse ceiling. He knows that some sacrifices to the quality of the cereal have been made, but he is satisfied that he has done what was needed to protect the Flake. “And that’s how we end up with these ones,” the waitress says to me, holding up the hard, brown Frosted Flake that she had picked out of my bowl. I’ve been paying attention to her story for the past fifteen minutes, and now it seems that the entire bowl of cereal has gone soggy. “Are you sure,” I ask. I really don’t believe her story. “Of course I am,” she replies, “You can trust me. I’ve been in this industry for a decade. I know everything there is to know about food,” That probably means she’s been working here since she was in high school. I look at her name tag. It says “Shirley”—a fitting name for a diner waitress. She wears her red hair back in a ponytail and her face is covered in freckles. Whenever she got to an exciting part of the story, she would break into this cheeky grin and I could see her gold tooth. I can’t bring myself to pity her, though. There’s something cute about how dopey she is, like a teddy bear dressed in a fancy sweater, or a cat that has its tongue stuck out and doesn’t realize it.


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