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Mace & Crown | June 23, 2017

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Posts ByKelsey Walker, Author at Mace & Crown

High Stakes: The National Cannabis Festival

April 23, 2017 |

T.J. Thompson | Staff Writer

In Virginia, minorities are more likely to be arrested for simple marijuana possession, although their rate of use is close to their white counterparts. In our nation’s capital, legalization of this plant has helped empower minorities.

The … Read More

Graduation Reflection From the Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 22, 2017 |

Kelsey Walker | Arts & Entertainment Editor

My only regret when it comes to the Mace & Crown is not coming on board sooner. As a transfer student, it took me awhile to find my place at ODU. Right before my … Read More

Kendrick Lamar Has the Whole World Saying “DAMN.”

April 22, 2017 |

Destiny Webb | Contributing Writer

Kendrick Lamar has done it again, and his latest album will leave you saying “DAMN.” The Cali rapper’s fourth studio album, “DAMN.,” was released April 14 and hip-hop listeners are still going crazy.

Lamar first teased fans when … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘The Handmaiden,’ ‘Captain Fantastic’ and ‘Hello, My Name Is Doris’

April 22, 2017 |

Tyler Passarge | Staff Writer

‘The Handmaiden’ (2016) | NR | 144 min.🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬

Set within a Japanese occupied Korea in the 1930s, “The Handmaiden” is a film that bubbles with elements of romance, film noir and gothic thrillers. Daughter of a thief, Sook-Hee … Read More

Monarch Music Review: Summer Jams

April 22, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham | Staff Writer

Summertime is right around the corner and the one thing that’s going to make this summer great are the summer tunes. Luckily for you, I have brought to you the best music for your summer playlist. Ranging … Read More

Monarch Summer Movie Guide

April 21, 2017 |

Tyler Passarge | Staff Writer

With the semester coming to an end and the month of May slowly creeping up on us all, we are reminded that the summer movie season is about to begin. Starting off the crowded season are … Read More

‘Alice’: The Classic Tale With a Cajun Twist

April 18, 2017 |

Briel Felton | Contributing Writer

With a ‘crooked’ twist, the ODU Theatre Department presented Lewis Carroll’s classic story, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” Set in modern-day New Orleans, beginning on the eve of Mardi Gras, we travel with Alice down the rabbit … Read More

‘The Red Truth’ Sheds Light on Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 18, 2017 |

Kelsey Walker | Arts & Entertainment Editor

Junior and photographer Nathan Croslin, a.k.a. Geist, is back this month with another photo series, this one highlighting Sexual Assault Awareness Month. In his series, “The Red Truth,” Geist interviewed and photographed various artists … Read More

‘Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die: Musings from the Road’

April 15, 2017 |

T.J. Thompson | Staff Writer

Weed and Willie Nelson are synonymous within American pop culture. It’s only fitting Nelson released a book of anecdotes, quips and other life experiences entitled, “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die: Musings from the … Read More

Pot-umentaries

April 15, 2017 |

T.J. Thompson | Staff Writer

Check out these documentaries for in-depth views and reporting on marijuana.

 ‘The Culture High’ (2015)

Director Brett Harvey reaches into the history of marijuana and why it is illegal. Diving into this topic with cultural icons such as Joe … Read More

Vegan Munchies

April 15, 2017 |

Tristyn Tate | Contributing Writer

At some point in time, we all become victim to falling back on food choices that are cheap and convenient, more so than what’s the healthiest option, especially when we have the munchies. Despite the stereotype that … Read More

Best Restaurants to Eat at While Stoned

April 14, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham | Assistant A&E Editor

Perfectly Frank Located on Monarch Way, Perfectly Frank is perfect for any on campus pothead. It’s cheap, easy to get to and the food is amazing. They don’t ask a lot of questions, and if you … Read More

Music to Your Ears: Record Store Day Returns

April 14, 2017 |

Kelsey Walker | Arts & Entertainment Editor

There’s nothing quite like walking into a record store–the papery smell of old vinyl sleeves worn down by the decades; the sight of the shiny plastic coverings of brand new, never before touched or … Read More

Cannabis Culture: The History and Influence of 420

April 14, 2017 |

T.J. Thompson | Staff Writer

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Gates, Carl Sagan, and Martha Stewart are highly respected for the contributions they have made to society and culture. “Lazy,” “dumb” and “pothead” are terms which have been used as stereotypes for one … Read More

Monarch Movie Review: 4/20 Edition

April 13, 2017 |

Tyler Passarge | Staff Writer

‘Dazed and Confused’ (1993)

Richard Linklater’s “Dazed and Confused” is a love letter to lost children who find themselves stuck between transitions in life. The film never demonizes those children for their aimlessness seeing as it is … Read More

Monarch Style: Festival Edition

April 13, 2017 |

Kim Bering | Staff Writer

The season of concerts and music festivals is nearly here, so it’s time to appreciate great music, relaxed vibes and of course, festival fashion. Festival fashion receives its own genre of style since the combination of … Read More