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Mace & Crown | October 23, 2017

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Blow Me! The Glassblowers of Norfolk

October 5, 2017 |

James Finney | Contributing Writer

Everyone in the crowd is nervous. They can’t see the flames, only feel it. An intense hot sun, glowing from the singular opening in the furnace. Its warmth radiates out from the center of the glass … Read More

Beauty is pain: women and tattoos

October 4, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham | A&E Editor

In the back of the well-lit tattoo parlor, over the incessant buzzing of the guns and the smell of disinfectant, newly turned 20-year-old Lyncia Berry mutters “beauty is pain” repeatedly under her breath. Berry winces as … Read More

The Anderson Collection at the Chrysler Museum

September 25, 2017 |

Alyssa Branch | Contributing Writer

For over 30 years, Lisa and Dudley Anderson have traveled across seven countries and collected a variety of pieces from 40 different artists. Now, they have promised nearly 100 of those works to the Chrysler Museum. … Read More

Diverse individuals gather at the Global Family Welcome

September 2, 2017 |

Maggie Giordano | Assistant News Editor

The Office of Intercultural Relations hosted the Global Family Welcome on Aug. 31. It occurred from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Ainslie Football Complex Lexus Terrace located on 49th St. Monarch Dining and … Read More

A Timeline of Art & Culture in Norfolk

June 9, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham | A&E Editor

There’s no denying that the art and culture scene in Norfolk is a prominent one. Featuring music venues, art galleries and theatres, the city has definitely grown into its own in terms of art. Here is … Read More

Local Photographer Battles Depression With Mermaids

May 21, 2017 |

Justin K. Thomas | Contributing Writer

Throughout our lives, there may be a period when we feel melancholy or a sense of despair. However, some people deal with those emotions in different ways. Some positive. Some negative. Some people deal with … Read More

Toast Celebrates 100 Days of Trump With Photography Show

May 2, 2017 |

Vann Vitug | Contributing Writer

The 100th Day Photography show, a traveling, pop-up style exhibition features 68 photographs taken at protests and rallies around Washington D.C. and the Hampton area including the Inauguration March, the Immigration March, the Women’s March, the … Read More

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

‘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

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

‘.Skin’ by Nathan Croslin Brings Attention to Self Injury Awareness Month

March 17, 2017 |

Kelsey Walker | Arts & Entertainment Editor

Junior Nathan Croslin is no stranger to the camera. Using photography to capture reality in ways that others may not be able to clearly see, his latest series “.Skin” took on the task of … Read More

‘Public and Private: East Germany in Photographs’

March 13, 2017 |

Elizabeth Proffitt Contributing Writer

Hazy black and white photographs lined the walls of the “Public and Private: East Germany in Photographs” exhibit at the Chrysler Museum of Art. Hanging was the work of photographer Ulrich Wüst, who captured the public and … Read More

Do It for the Gram: Norfolk’s NEON District

February 24, 2017 | 1

Kelsey Walker Arts & Entertainment Editor

The Norfolk Arts District, also known as the NEON District, has made a huge leap into becoming both a destination spot and your new favorite downtown detour. Driving down Granby Street, it’s impossible to miss … Read More

Five Travel Hacks for College Students

February 17, 2017 |

Seena Khalil Contributing Writer

The perfect time to travel, before entering the “real world,” is in college. Summer, winter and spring breaks do not exist when you enter the corporate workforce, so take advantage of it while you can. Traveling and … Read More

New Exhibitions at Virginia MOCA Kickoff 2017

January 28, 2017 |

T.J. Thompson Staff Writer

The ambiance was set in the atrium of the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Friday night for their Winter/Spring 2017 opening. Guests were greeted with glasses of champagne and refreshments provided by numerous local catering companies. … Read More

Donald Trump vs. Hollywood

January 22, 2017 |

Kelsey Walker Arts & Entertainment Editor

While there’s no doubt that the mainstream media played a role in the election of Donald Trump for president, those in Hollywood have never shied away from speaking their mind.

A day after the inauguration an … Read More