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Mace & Crown | December 17, 2017

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Posts ByBriel Felton, Author at Mace & Crown

The Rise of the New Monarchy: Following an ODU Alum’s Rise to Fame in the Octagon

October 5, 2017 |

Josh Castro | Contributing Writer

As a sound like thunder began to fill the Ted Constant Center, Chris Mecate stared blankly down the hallway, his eyes locked keenly on the black steel cage in the center of the arena. The warrior … Read More

A Nationwide Brotherhood: The NFL Unites Against Social Injustice

October 5, 2017 |

Jazzmyn Bradley | Contributing Writer

It has been over a year since The Kaepernick Effect has taken the nation by storm. Colin Kaepernick, a former San Francisco 49er quarterback, began protesting the national anthem in August of 2016. His initial silent … Read More

Women Writers Epistle to Saphho

October 4, 2017 |

Caitlin Helveston


Dear Sappho,

It is a tragedy that your works were burned and only fragments remain. You are the great creator of Sapphic meter that was left of your name. Women then and women now struggle just to live their lives … Read More

Coffee With a Stranger

October 4, 2017 |

Ann Garcia


Elissa sighed, staring out the window at the gray sky. Her shoulders slumped and her eyes drooped with exhaustion – god, what she wouldn’t do for some actual coffee right now.

Coffee hadn’t been around for almost 50 years; after … Read More


October 4, 2017 |

Richard Gabrintina

I wonder about strangers

that sit alone on empty park benches. Those characters dissolve in the background

like A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.

As lonely as cookie crumbs buried in the sofa,

they watch the earth spin on … Read More


October 4, 2017 |

Matthew Meier


I have stood on your steps, Lincoln,

my soul has been reflected

by the murky mirror of your pond,

petitioning my heart for answers

to questions I fear may go unresolved.


Oh mighty Washington!

My nervous eyes are open wide

against your tower of integrity,

coercing me … Read More

Just Because I’m Different

October 4, 2017 |

Gabi Martinez


Just because I’m different

Don’t be negative towards me

Just because I’m different

It doesn’t mean I’m an outsider

Just because I’m different

You can still get to know me

Just because I’m different

I don’t like being considered “normal”

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Enlightenment Overshadowed

October 4, 2017 |

Matthew Gardner


Enlightenment overshadowed! Overshadowed by Prejudice’s veil

Mankind, assuming itself wise, intelligent, and learned, learns merely ignorance

Enlightenment lies shadowed by the senses still

Humility alone grants deliverance


Believing themselves enlightened by their sight,

Men see nothing

To be enslaved by Prejudice’s dominion is a dreadful … Read More

a history of all things considered

October 4, 2017 |

Josh Whitener



please take me off your call list

talk is cheap now with inflation

and my time is worth more

than my pride


is your daddy alright

puffing half lit cigarettes to life,

head buried in spread hands?

is your sister proud of you

leading black sheep away … Read More

The Mace Wants You

June 11, 2017 |

The Mace & Crown wants your help!

Are you interested in getting to know the campus better? Gaining experience in writing to help with classes and future employment? Being published? Working with a great team?

Opportunities are available for writers and photographers … Read More