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Mace & Crown | December 14, 2017

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Letter from the Editor

Adam Flores
Editor-in-Chief

On behalf of the Mace & Crown Editorial Board, we want extend a warm welcome to everyone as we begin the Spring 2017 semester. Whether you are a new, transfer or returning Monarch, we hope you had a joyous holiday and relaxing winter break as we return to campus and continue our journeys in those passions and aspirations that drive and define who we are.

My name is Adam Flores, Editor-in-Chief of the Mace & Crown, our student-run newspaper here at ODU. I am excited to continue taking on the challenges and tasks at hand of getting your story published in print and online to our readership on campus, the Hampton Roads area and beyond.

Mace & Crown offers news, arts & entertainment, sports, technology and opinion-editorial sections. Our creative enclave section features cartoon strips, satire, poetry and short stories.

As we begin the new term, we hope that everyone is refreshed and ready to continue new challenges on all levels. Our newsroom staff is excited to be in a unique position of reporting during this spring term. With last week’s presidential inauguration, which was a historical political shift for our country, the leadership change will have a great impact in many aspects of our lives as we move forward as a country.

Our Editorial Board is committed to bringing you news that is important to you: our readership. With a focus on our campus community, an issue of Mace & Crown brings to the forefront an account of your story as we, a culturally diverse people, engage and challenge the framework of the world we live in.

Would you like to be involved with Mace & Crown? You do not have to be a journalism major. Opportunities are available for every Monarch. We desire to work with you in getting your story told and published. Attend our Writers and General Interest Meeting held every Tuesday in our newsroom at 12:30 p.m., located in Webb Center within U-Center across from the ID Card office in Webb Center.

Can’t make a meeting? Email editorinchief@maceandcrown.com with your interest and ideas.

Like going to concerts, sporting events or news related events? Attend with press credentials and write a review, story or shoot photography for publication. Creative writer or artist? Submit your works for consideration in our weekly Mace & Crown publication.

Our section editors will help you to craft your writing and story. Interested in photography? Our photo editor will work with you and equip you with professional gear to capture the perfect moment. We also have staff you can work with and shadow in learning digital editing, web and graphic design, social media, distribution, and advertising and business.

Now is the perfect time to join the Mace & Crown team. Several newsroom positions will be open at the end of this semester due to graduation. By learning the operations of our newsroom, not only will it give you valuable experience, but it will also give you an advantage when applying for a position with Mace & Crown in the future.

Whether it is news or another section of Mace & Crown, there is a story out there waiting to be told. Will you be the one to help tell that story? The doors of the Mace & Crown are always open. Join us. Your voice is waiting to be heard.