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I guess I was in the sweet spot. Facebook was still college only, and 90% of the students had an account. It was relatively easy to spread the word about stuff, and cops were left out. Of course, they still knew where to be and when to be there, but nothing like how it is now where it's really easy to blow stuff up.

After I graduated, using the event feature on facebook was a godsend. Made planning/hosting parties after college even better
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I think this is a myth. If you follow anything on social media, students are definitely having a good time. Maybe this one kid just doesnt know anyone, perhaps because he came from another school. I think to interview one kid and take only his opinion as this is the way things are at ODU is ridiculous.

Secondly about students attending the games. Really? You really need ODU or someone to tell you there is a football game going on? If you have any interest at all you would look up the schedule. If you cant even do that, then I really doubt you would ever go to a game even if ODU hit you in the face with free tickets. Some students these days are pathetic.
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(05-24-2019 02:21 PM)cmett003 Wrote:  I think this is a myth. If you follow anything on social media, students are definitely having a good time. Maybe this one kid just doesnt know anyone, perhaps because he came from another school. I think to interview one kid and take only his opinion as this is the way things are at ODU is ridiculous.

Secondly about students attending the games. Really? You really need ODU or someone to tell you there is a football game going on? If you have any interest at all you would look up the schedule. If you cant even do that, then I really doubt you would ever go to a game even if ODU hit you in the face with free tickets. Some students these days are pathetic.

**** looking up the schedule. Just watch the traffic on Hampton Blvd. or walking around the campus or listening to the band or on Kaufman Mall.
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Both good points, CMett and Jump. And as my link showed, kids are still throwing ragers. That leads to this question, does said intern live on campus?
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Good points. Not sure. People see things differently. Shrug.
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ODU does a horrible job of engagement with students. I think now that the VP for student engagement is leaving, many are hoping for a positive change.
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(05-24-2019 04:26 PM)Mr.BigBlue Wrote:  ODU does a horrible job of engagement with students. I think now that the VP for student engagement is leaving, many are hoping for a positive change.

Not saying there is no room for improvement but the students need to drop the “too cool for school” attitude. That has been a problem for a very long time.
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(05-24-2019 02:21 PM)cmett003 Wrote:  I think this is a myth. If you follow anything on social media, students are definitely having a good time. Maybe this one kid just doesnt know anyone, perhaps because he came from another school. I think to interview one kid and take only his opinion as this is the way things are at ODU is ridiculous. [/b]

Secondly about students attending the games. Really? You really need ODU or someone to tell you there is a football game going on? If you have any interest at all you would look up the schedule. If you cant even do that, then I really doubt you would ever go to a game even if ODU hit you in the face with free tickets. Some students these days are pathetic.

Sorry I should have been clearer. I should have put it was one kids perceptions. I assumed many have read my posts and it was clear I'm usually one of the ones dispelling such statements.
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(05-24-2019 09:19 PM)bit_9 Wrote:  
(05-24-2019 02:21 PM)cmett003 Wrote:  I think this is a myth. If you follow anything on social media, students are definitely having a good time. Maybe this one kid just doesnt know anyone, perhaps because he came from another school. I think to interview one kid and take only his opinion as this is the way things are at ODU is ridiculous. [/b]

Secondly about students attending the games. Really? You really need ODU or someone to tell you there is a football game going on? If you have any interest at all you would look up the schedule. If you cant even do that, then I really doubt you would ever go to a game even if ODU hit you in the face with free tickets. Some students these days are pathetic.

Sorry I should have been clearer. I should have put it was one kids perceptions. I assumed many have read my posts and it was clear I'm usually one of the ones dispelling such statements.

It is way more than one kids perspective.
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(Yesterday 05:11 AM)Mr.BigBlue Wrote:  
(05-24-2019 09:19 PM)bit_9 Wrote:  
(05-24-2019 02:21 PM)cmett003 Wrote:  I think this is a myth. If you follow anything on social media, students are definitely having a good time. Maybe this one kid just doesnt know anyone, perhaps because he came from another school. I think to interview one kid and take only his opinion as this is the way things are at ODU is ridiculous. [/b]

Secondly about students attending the games. Really? You really need ODU or someone to tell you there is a football game going on? If you have any interest at all you would look up the schedule. If you cant even do that, then I really doubt you would ever go to a game even if ODU hit you in the face with free tickets. Some students these days are pathetic.

Sorry I should have been clearer. I should have put it was one kids perceptions. I assumed many have read my posts and it was clear I'm usually one of the ones dispelling such statements.

It is way more than one kids perspective.

I'm sure it's many. And just as many with the polar opposite perspective. Nothing about that topic is in absolutes.
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(05-24-2019 12:43 PM)MonGNARch Wrote:  
(05-24-2019 11:40 AM)bit_9 Wrote:  Just had a little chat with a summer intern who's at ODU. He went to Morgan State before coming to ODU. I asked him what it was like on campus and just kind of picked his brain a bit. I asked about sports and engagement. He said he doesn't think there is a lot of school spirit/pride at ODU. He said there isn't a lot of communication to the students about the games. At Morgan State there was banners everywhere promoting things and band would be playing around campus - a lot more hype. His take is that at ODU is really primarily focused on academics, which is it's core and I agree with. But in the context of athletics and this forum and us wondering why students don't attend the football games he said he doesn't think ODU does much to engage or communicate. He said there is not a lot of social stuff going on around campus either. He had a interesting take on why there are no parties on 42nd street. No parties on 49th. Just nothing going on. He said his generation blows things up quick. Example - someone has a party. All it takes is one tweet or instagram post and it gets out of hand and the cops are there instantly. I was like wow I hadn't thought of that. Even when we had parties or get togethers it took hours to get out of hand because we had to page our friends and they had to go find a pay phone or be at home. Things took longer to matriculate unless it was planned.

He said he thinks ODU football needs to be completely re-envisioned and started over in that regard.

I know this wasn't the point of this post but man how times have changed quickly, when I was attending (2009-2015) literally every house on 42nd was throwing a party with the cops hanging out just to make sure nothing too over-the-top happened. I totally get how twitter or instagram could ruin that nowadays but that is shock to me lol

I live in Colonial Place and used to Bike to ODU (15-18 on the GI Bill). There were a lot more parties I'd bike past as I would head home after night classes.

I think another thing that has killed some of the party atmosphere the last few years have been all the shootings and students killed around 43-45th streets. I think it's been at least 1 or 2 incidents a year.

I don't really buy that things have changed via face book all that much since 2015.
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