Month: October 2012

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Top Five Halloween Horrors

Horror movies are an important part of American culture. They play to our primal fears of being stalked, chased, tortured and killed. They provide a rush that we don’t normally experience. So, in honor of Halloween, it seems only appropriate to provide a list of “drop dead” scary movies to […]

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Advice Column

One of the most hectic times of the year at any college is registration time.  Advisors’ schedules are packed, and students plan out their classes only to have to change them when the classes they want are filled.  The only fun part about registration is that students are getting closer […]

From Class to Cocktails
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From Class to Cocktails

Multi-tasking is among the most important lessons learned in college. Between work, class, homework and everything else in between, everyone deserves a break every now and then. “We’re going out tonight” just might be the words you need to hear after a long day of classes.It’s all a little too […]

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Make-up Tips: The Perfect Zombie

As you can tell by other articles in this paper, it’s Halloween. You will need an awesome last minute costume to get the maximum amount of candy in your pillowcase. If you’re like me then you forgot to buy a common but horrific costume like a werewolf, Frankenstein or Dracula, […]

Kings of the West
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Kings of the West

The NBA is back ladies and gentlemen.  Basketball fans everywhere are anxiously awaiting what many are saying could be one of the best seasons in recent memory.  The Western Conference in particular is stacked.Last year, the Oklahoma City Thunder were champions of the West, utilizing a terrific young nucleus made […]

Beasts of the East
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Beasts of the East

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for; facial dunks and buzzer beaters are back. It seems like the NBA season just concluded with Lebron James and company hoisting the Larry O’Brien trophy, but once again we’re looking at the start of what is going to be […]

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Serving it Up with Nika Khmolovska

Junior Nika Khmolovska has been a force on the tennis court this year.  She has accumulated a 5-2 record in singles and a 2-2 record in doubles with sophomore Faith Atiso and freshman Ivana Vukovic.  Khmolovska also won the Margie Waters Singles Flight at the Tribe Invitational this year.Khmolovska traveled […]

Game, Set, Match
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Game, Set, Match

A leader is someone who is not afraid to be in the limelight and can be an example of excellence. Every once in a while, a young player takes everyone by surprise and fills that leadership role. Carlos Lopez Villa, the 6-foot 2-inch sophomore from Madrid, Spain, is leading Old […]

A Gritty Victory
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A Gritty Victory

Conditions were not ideal at S.B. Ballard Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 27 but there was still football to be played as the Old Dominion University Monarchs (7-1, 4-1) welcomed the visiting University of Delaware Blue Hens (5-3, 2-3).  Those that dared to brave the rain saw a great ball game […]

Food Trucks on the Move in Norfolk
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Food Trucks on the Move in Norfolk

Food trucks are rolling around Norfolk’s streets providing hungry citizens with diverse food options.Evan Harrell, head order taker at Hubcap Grill, was interested in the street food trend after noticing the role food trucks played in bigger cities.Harrell started Hubcap Grill with his mother Catherine Dodge, and stepfather Toby Dodge, […]

Got Ghosts? The Original Ghost of Williamsburg Tour
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Got Ghosts? The Original Ghost of Williamsburg Tour

Fall is the time of year for apple cider, football and eerie ghost stories while walking through a haunted Williamsburg.The original ghost tour in the historic district of colonial Williamsburg has been spooking spectators for 23 years and holds tours in July, August and October with Halloween being the busiest […]

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ODU Hosts a Panel of Professors to Analyze Upcoming Election

ODU held an election forum “Election and Consequence: Decision 2012” Thursday to discuss the upcoming November Presidential and Congressional elections. Panelists for the forum included Glen Sussman, professor; Kathleen Winters, assistant professor of political science; Steve Yetiv, professor; and Jesse Richman associate professor. Former 2nd Congressional District Representative G. William […]

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Oceans 12: Harnessing the Power of the Ocean

The Marine Technology Society and the Oceanic Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers sponsored a conference emphasizing marine technology and related fields.  Over 1,700 people from 35 countries attended and contributed to the conference at the Virginia Beach Convention Center from Oct. 15 to Oct. 19.“Harnessing the […]

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Mother’s Network Interest Group

Student mothers wanting an opportunity to network with other student mothers and explore the university’s available resources now have the chance with the Mother’s Network Interest Group.The first meeting was held on Oct. 22.  Several mothers attended and shared their thoughts on what the group should be like.  The need […]

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SGA President Address

Monarchs,Hopefully everyone has had a productive week and is nearly done with midterm exams. I wanted to update you all on two initiatives that the SGA will be pushing this coming academic year. One is a statewide VA21 survey and the other is the next step for our “Finish in Four” […]

NCAA Focusing on Education: President Mark Emmert Spoke in ODU’s President’s Lecture Series
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NCAA Focusing on Education: President Mark Emmert Spoke in ODU’s President’s Lecture Series

National Collegiate Athletic Association President Mark Emmert visited Old Dominion University on Tuesday, Oct. 23 to discuss the heavy emphasis the association places on the education of student athletes.  Emmert was the fourth member to speak in ODU’s President’s Lecture Series that has included sportscaster Greg Gumble, screenwriter Dustin Lance […]