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Students concerned over lack of police information

November 20, 2014 | 2

By Josh Whitener Staff Writer

The concern over the recent sexual assault in an Old Dominion University’s residence hall reported on Nov. 10 has caused concern over the transparency of campus police and their urgency and timeliness of conveying vital … Read More

Byron Hurt speaks to ODU students on ending Sexual Assault

November 19, 2014 |

By Kiahnna Patterson

Contributing Writer

Byron Hurt, an award winning documentary filmmaker, writer, activist, and feminist encourages ODU students to use their voices to make a difference in the world. Hurt is committed to actively advocating against gender based violence among … Read More

Local Holocaust survivors share stories

November 12, 2014 |

Holocaust survivors work to be sure that their stories are never forgotten. But will those stories still carry the emotional weight when the survivors themselves have passed away?


On Nov. 6, the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater shared with … Read More

Monarchs for Monarchs dramatically increase butterfly population

November 12, 2014 | 2

ODU witnessed a dramatic and welcomed increase in the Monarch butterfly population across campus, thanks to the Monarchs for Monarchs program that was initiated last spring.

Now, there are bigger plans to expand the engaging program off campus through … Read More

Awkward Black Girl Reps at ODU

November 5, 2014 |

Dancing may not be her forte, but “awkward black girl” Issa Rae has comedy and inspiration down to a “T.” On Thursday night, Oct. 30, Rae filled Webb Center’s North Cafe with wild laughter as she shared Twitter drama as … Read More

Change the world, not your body

October 29, 2014 |

By Jessica Perkins Staff Writer

Jess Baker, a blogger, mental health care professional and founder of the Body Love Conference talked body image with Old Dominion University students on the evening of Oct. 23 in the North Cafe. Banker is … Read More

We Want it All: LGBTQ Community not satisfied with Marriage Rights

October 28, 2014 | 1


by Sean Davis Copy Editor

Despite the recent legalization and expansion of marriage equality to Virginia and12 other states– bringing the number that issue and recognize same-sex marriages to 32– the LGBTQ community is far from finished fighting for … Read More

Big Blue Take Back reminds ODU “It’s On Us”

October 28, 2014 |


By Josh Whitener Staff Writer

Uniting together on Oct. 24, students formed a coalition pledging to end relationship violence and sexual assault at Old Dominion University’s Big Blue Take Back rally.

This was the first Big Blue Take Back … Read More

Ebola: A crisis without borders

October 22, 2014 |

As the Ebola crisis in West Africa continues to spread, it is rapidly becoming apparent that this is a world health issue, reaching far beyond the borders of the three countries primarily afflicted.

Saio Conteh, a 22-year-old Old Dominion University … Read More

Same-sex marriage legal in Va.

October 22, 2014 | 1

As of a decision made, but not made, by the Supreme Court last month, same-sex marriages in Virginia are now legal.

Many are thrilled and disbelieving about this turn of events, yet there are those who have merely reaffirmed their … Read More

ODU fraternity fighting stigma of sexual assault

October 22, 2014 | 2


Fraternities have a national reputation as a haven for college rape and sexual assaults. Several Old Dominion University fraternities are fighting against that stigma while others at ODU remain susceptible to it.

John D. Foubert, Ph.D., a former … Read More

Socially liberal, fiscally conservative, mostly ignored: Libertarian candidate Sarvis speaks to ODU

October 22, 2014 |

At 7:55, only ten seats out of 100 were filled. The event was set to begin at 8 p.m.

The room seemed cavernous, and far too quiet. The few attendees were clustered around the center aisle, huddled against the back … Read More

Congressman Rigell on tuition, loans and the job market

October 22, 2014 |

Congressman Scott Rigell spoke openly with the Mace and Crown on Oct. 12 on the major obstacles associated with earning a college degree. Rigell is the Representative for Virginia’s second congressional district, the nation’s largest military district … Read More

The hustlepreneur, information jacker, American dream catcher

October 15, 2014 |

On Oct. 7, Old Dominion University welcomed renowned chef and author, Jeff Henderson, to the North Café as one of the speakers in the President’s Lecture Series for the 37th Annual Literary Festival.

Henderson’s presentation was titled … Read More