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Mace & Crown | March 21, 2018

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News Archives * Mace & Crown

PLS speaker Tamron Hall talks about domestic abuse

March 17, 2018 |

Alex Scruggs | News Editor

Broadcast journalist Tamron Hall spoke at the Ted Center last Thursday evening as part of the President’s Lecture Series. Hall’s speech surrounded the topic of domestic violence, and the fact that it is preventable to a … Read More

Heart of a Monarch: A conversation with the man behind the curtain

February 1, 2018 |

Josh Castro | Contributing Writer

John Broderick possesses the afficable likeness of a man bred for life in public service. His neatly combed hair and pressed oxford shirt convey an almost Kennedy-like appearance, both sharp and aristocratic. One would be shocked, … Read More

Campus safety: ODU’s readiness for an active shooter

February 1, 2018 |

Alex Scruggs | News Editor

An American English class of 15 students in the Batten Arts and Letters building ran across the hall, down the stairwell and outside the building to escape a hypothetical gunman on a mild, mid-January day. At … Read More

AG Sessions speaks on immigration, national security at the Slover Library

January 30, 2018 |

Elizabeth Proffitt | Contributing Writer

Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke in Norfolk at the Slover Library on immigration and national security last Friday.

Sessions began his nearly half-an-hour-long speech by thanking the law enforcement officers and various Department of Justice personnel … Read More

Student political organizations debate gun control

January 29, 2018 |

Tracey Buyrn | Contributing Writer

At a time when the thought of politics can be a discouragement for many on campus, there is a coalition of groups that are trying to host conversations.  Turning Point USA, a conservative non-profit organization on … Read More

Michelle Alexander kicks off spring 2018 President’s Lecture Series

January 23, 2018 |

Hallie Edwards | Contributing Writer


Michelle Alexander, an acclaimed author, civil rights lawyer and social justice advocate, delivered the keynote speech during the Jan. 16 President’s Lecture Series event.


Alexander spoke to a crowd of university and local community members in … Read More

Her Campus ODU empowers women through Topics and Hot Chocolate

December 9, 2017 |

Alex Scruggs | News Editor

The Her Campus magazine chapter on campus held a Topics and Hot Chocolate event where females could get together, drink hot chocolate and talk about issues that matter to them in a safe space.

About 30 people … Read More

Construction on campus: The Barry Art Museum

December 9, 2017 |

Amber McCluney | Contributing Writer

Looming over the corner of 43rd St. and Hampton Blvd. sits a mysterious behemoth metal skeleton of a building which seemed to spring up out of nowhere. The drab spaces between the support beams are often … Read More

“Stop Trying to Make Fake News Happen!” seminar held on campus

November 6, 2017 |

Audra Reigle | Technology Editor

Students and staff filled about half of a small auditorium in the Mills Godwin Building for an event held by the ODU Libraries. The event, titled “Stop Trying to Make Fake News Happen!,” was aimed to … Read More

What do ODU students know about the gubernatorial election?

November 1, 2017 |

Alex Scruggs | News Editor

With less than a week to go before election day, is ODU ready? A survey done by the Mace indicates that 38 out of 100 students don’t even know when voting is taking place.

Polling places are … Read More

Students attend women’s self-defense workshop

October 30, 2017 |

Darryan Miller | Contributing Writer

The Norfolk Karate Academy & Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Center held a women’s self-defense workshop, sponsored by the ODU Women’s Center on Oct. 21. An estimated 50 women attended the two-hour course, where they each partnered up to … Read More

DACA uncertainty protest takes place on Kaufman Mall

October 30, 2017 |

Natalie Hockaday | Contributing Writer

Protesters marched chanting “D-A-C-A, immigrants are here to stay,” and “No justice, No Peace” along the Kaufman Mall Tuesday, Oct. 24. In early September, President Trump announced his desire for the termination of  DACA (Deferred Action … Read More

The Indian Students Association Celebrates the Festival of Lights

October 28, 2017 | 1

Maggie Giordano | Assistant News Editor


The Indian Students Association brought India to the North Cafe in the Webb Center on Oct. 23 with a Diwali celebration, Ignite the Lights of Passion. The event was sponsored by multiple organizations including the … Read More

One-legged wrestler Zach Gowen: Perseverance through adversity

October 13, 2017 |

Alex Scruggs | News Editor

Zach Gowen, a one-legged wrestler, came to speak at ODU on Oct. 12 to a crowd of about 20 students and community members in the Webb Center. The speech organized by an ODU initiative enacted by … Read More

Cartoonist Roz Chast speaks at ODU

October 11, 2017 |

Daija Marrow | Contributing Writer


Roz Chast graced the stage as the final guest on the last day of the Lust for Life literary festival. At 7:25 p.m., the Blue Room of the Ted Constant Center buzzed with anticipation. A lively … Read More

Women’s zombie climb night not so scary

October 10, 2017 |

Julia Varnier | Contributing Writer

A women’s climb night with a twist! A zombie-apocalypse-themed climb night was held by the ODU Women’s Center at the Student Recreation Center’s rock wall on Monday, Oct. 2. The event’s flyer described a fun and … Read More