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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

Controversy In Norfolk: A spotlight on Confederate remnants may spark change

October 2, 2017 |

Josh Castro | Contributing Writer

Virginia is home to more Confederate monuments and relics than any other state, with well over 200 public remnants of the Confederacy still standing around the old dominion. We have several parks, roads, towns and public … Read More

Cultural Conversations: International students at ODU

October 2, 2017 |

James Finney | Contributing Writer

It’s an everyday occurrence at ODU. As you walk to the Webb for lunch, head to BAL for your next class or sit down and relax by Starbucks, you do so in the company of students … Read More

“Rock the Dot” talent show rocked

October 1, 2017 |

Bernadette Murphy | Contributing Writer

Students were invited to sign up and participate or just come and watch the “Rock the Dot” talent show. Hosted by the ODU Women’s Center, the event was originally scheduled to be on Kaufman Mall during … Read More

Kickstarting a movement

October 1, 2017 |

Antonia Tempesta | Contributing Writer

Sexual assault is bad, but that idea generally seems to be where a majority of institutions stop. At Old Dominion University, freshman attend “Red Zone Training” the morning after move in.

That four-hour program has the underclassmen … Read More

Community members discuss race during “Sankofa” dinner

September 25, 2017 |

Justin Ross | Contributing Writer

The annual Sankofa [san.KO.fa] Black Student Dinner was held in the Big Blue Room of the Ted Constant Hall Convocation Center on Thursday Sept. 21. The demand for the event was clear as over 560 registered … Read More

A celebration for elephants

September 23, 2017 |

Alyssa Branch | Contributing Writer

National Elephant Appreciation Day promotes the understanding and admiration of these beloved giants. Every year on Sept. 22, people can come together to observe the beauty and importance of elephants. The holiday was founded in 1996 … Read More

Gov. McAuliffe declares state of emergencey in anticipation of Hurricane Irma

September 8, 2017 |

Alex Scruggs | News Editor

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has declared a state of emergency for Virginia as of earlier today due to the potential upcoming effects of Hurricane Irma.

According to the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, “The order is designed to … Read More

Where you live where you work: ODU’s Virginia Beach campus

September 7, 2017 |

Daija Marrow | Contributing Wrier

Old Dominion University’s Virginia Beach Higher Education campus’ location is meant to ease the stress of commuting that students face. Its motto is, “Where You Live and Where You Work. No Tunnels. No Traffic. No tolls. … 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

ODU Students and Faculty React to Transgender Ban in the Military

August 7, 2017 |

Vann Allen Vitug | Contributing Writer

President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender service members from the military sparks discussion on campus concerning the future of transgender rights.

“After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States … Read More

How One Old Dominion University Lecturer Motivates Nontraditional Students into Learning a New Language

June 28, 2017 |

Justin K. Thomas | Contributing Writer

Educating college students from various cultural and demographic backgrounds is part skill and part refinement, according to Old Dominion University Lecturer of Spanish K. Bethea García. This sentiment is the same for nontraditional students or … Read More

Opinion: Truth in a Changing World

June 10, 2017 |

Alex Scruggs | News Editor

 

Being relayed relevant information and knowing what’s going on in your community is a service that will always be required. Since the 1600s newspapers, like the Mace & Crown, have provided this service. It’s no secret … Read More

Norfolk Treads Water, Sea-Levels Rise

June 9, 2017 |

Justin L.C. Ross | Contributing Writer

 

As the 2017-2018 hurricane season approaches, it is prudent for residents and Monarchs to make themselves aware of the City of Norfolk’s pattern of recurring flooding, if they wish to stay dry. Particularly because, as … Read More