Rachael Vinson Contributing WriterZac Jone’s girlfriend stands in front of an unstable tripod, gripping an adhesive gun on a weatherworn deck inside a fenced-in backyard a few miles from the ODU campus. The couple listens to the sound of college students conversing on their way to class and the crackling pavement […]
Megan Snyder Staff WriterThe Muse Writers Center began as a sort of traveling classroom over a decade ago. Local teachers, artists and dedicated staff donated their time, and the community offered its quiet spaces. On Jan. 30, the Muse reopened its doors to the public, this time at its permanent […]
Ben Maxie Staff WriterOld Dominion University students notice the unusual weather this winter, including the snowstorm two weeks ago. The El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO), usually referred to as El Niño, has been in effect over the 2015-2016 winter and might bring more northern storms our way.El Niño is essentially a […]
Jonah Grinkewitz Staff WriterFor many college students, loans are a sad reality, and paying them back after graduation can be difficult. Each year, the U.S. Department of Education releases a report on the most recent student loan default rates. This shows the percentage of borrowers who entered repayment on certain […]
Jason Kazi Staff WriterWhile Old Dominion University offers over 50 academic options, when it comes to master’s degrees, there isn’t necessarily an ideal fit for everyone student’s interests. Graduate student Sarah Glaser is paving the way for fans of comics who come after her with hopes of earning the title of comics […]
Amy Poulter Editor-in-ChiefCNN anchor Anderson Cooper visited Norfolk on Tuesday, Jan 26, to speak about his career and life experiences at Chrysler Hall. Hosted by The Norfolk Forum, Cooper entertained guests with touching stories and his well-known sense of humor. Every seat in the 2,500-person venue was full.Cooper’s approach and […]
One student organization at Old Dominion University (ODU) is working with local non-profit organizations to restore the oyster reefs that once sat in Norfolk’s waters.
On Jan. 20, Marathon Development Group finalized the purchase of One and Two Commercial Place in Downtown Norfolk. One of the buildings was anchored by Maersk and Bank of America, while the other was previously used only by Bank of America.The developer is planning to build “CityWalk, which will consist of a […]
Styrofoam, a brand name for foam made out of polystyrene, is increasingly coming under fire over environmental concerns. Many restaurants around ODU use it.
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Jason Kazi Staff WriterJoshua Anton, CEO and cofounder of the DrunkMode app will speak at the Strome Entrepreneurial Center later this month.In late 2012, Anton and his friends launched the DrunkMode app. The app touts itself as “your all-in-one solution for when you go out.” Drunk Mode which has garnered over […]
By Ross Reelachart Technology EditorGreg Tomchick and Adam Datsko are two students at ODU who are starting their own business aiming to provide similar aid that they’ve received from the university to help other businesses. They said their goal is to pursue the spirit of entrepreneurship with their own company while […]
Zach Moeller Staff WriterRecord high temperatures encouraged Virginia Beach skateboarders to enjoy what would be their last days of free skatepark access. With the New Year, Virginia Beach skateparks require an annual membership.Since their creation, skate parks in Virginia Beach have mandated skaters to turn in a pass with an […]
Jason Kazi Staff WriterSpeaking Engagements to Enlighten StudentsEvery semester, the Office of University Events brings an eclectic variety of speakers to campus. This spring’s speakers include: activist Alicia Garza, humanitarian Alan Gross, biologist and neurologist Kenneth Catania, Ai-jen Poo, Erik Nielson and Travis Gosa.Alicia Garza is a social activist and […]
Josh Whitener News EditorOld Dominion police have arrested two suspects in connection with an armed robbery that occurred at 4 a.m. in a university parking lot on Jan. 9. The victims told police they were approached by two men brandishing handguns in a parking lot near Killam Avenue and 43rd […]
Information in our Interactive Crime Log is compiled and updated daily from Norfolk Police Dept., ODU Police Dept. and ODU Alerts.
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Jason Kazi Staff Writer3DXtremes is the latest innovative startup to be launched in association with the Strome Entrepreneurial Center at Old Dominion University. This past semester, 3DXtremes was launched by Aron Blade Taylor with the goal of using 3D printing and vinyl decal production methods using his own 3D printer […]
Jason Kazi Staff WriterAlicia Garza, community organizer and co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter will speak as part of the President’s Lecture Series.After George Zimmerman’s 2013 acquittal, Alicia along with friends Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors took to social media to launch the hashtag and conversation around “Black Lives Matter.” The movement now […]