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| February 27, 2015

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Letter from the Editor Archives *

Letter from the Editor: On Student Apathy and Political Disengagement

February 24, 2015 |

Sean Davis Editor-in-Chief   The Mace staff had a chance to visit the Newseum in Washington D.C. a few months ago. Besides the fact that it was largely a temple of the problematic media elite, a lot of it was really interesting. The spire from the World Trade Center, a section of the Berlin Wall, […]Read More

Letter From The Technology Editor

February 13, 2015 |

By Rashad McDowell Technology Editor Here at the Mace & Crown, we pride ourselves on bringing quality news stories to our readership. While our primary focus is, and has always been, the activities and events that involve the ODU community at large, sometimes our stories do stray away. This has been the case much of […]Read More

The Mace Conducts Study to Better Serve ODU Students

December 12, 2014 |

Letter From the Editor [one_half] For those of us at the Mace & Crown, we’re approaching our organization’s 85th year of serving the campus community. With that in mind, we feel we can do better to continue finding ways to improve as an organization.   During the course of the Fall 2014 semester, the Mace & Crown implemented a number […]Read More

Letter from the editor

September 3, 2014 |

“I became a journalist because I did not want to rely on newspapers for information.” ― Christopher Hitchens Newspapers are obsolete, right? When was the last time you ventured off the net and picked up a real newspaper? Unless, of course, you’re reading the print version of this letter, in which case I love you. […]Read More

Letter From the Editor

January 23, 2014 |

Dear readers, I hope you all are refreshed and ready for another semester. Judging by this past weekend’s activities on 42nd Street, I’ve surmised a large number of students have built up a tremendous amount of energy over the break that was subsequently relinquished when college party videographers from “I’m Shmacked” made an appearance Friday […]Read More

Letter From the Editor

November 7, 2013 |

Dear readers, I’m pleased to introduce you to two new columns in our opinion-editorial section. “The Benchwarmers” written by Eric Guy and Brian Saunders that will cover the latest topics in athletic ecosystem and a column yet to be titled by Dominique Bailey that will address some of the anxieties facing young adults close to […]Read More

Letter from the Editor 10/30

November 1, 2013 |

Dear readers, The staff is back! The National College Media Convention in New Orleans was a blast and all of us are excited to apply our new insights toward making the Mace & Crown better than ever! Being able to see other student publications – their styles and ways of operating – gave us a […]Read More

Letter From The Editor

October 23, 2013 |

Dear readers, This is an exciting week for the Mace & Crown. The staff, our advisor, Vamsi Manne, and I are currently in New Orleans, Louisiana attending the 2013 CMA/ACP conference until Sunday. We are extremely grateful for the opportunity to meet with other college media organizations and media professionals from all over the country. […]Read More

Letter From the Editor 9/25

September 26, 2013 |

Dear readers, As you’ve surmised from the front page, this week’s issue turns an exciting eye to the new textures painting the picture of the future of our university. Old Dominion University will continue its progression from a sister school in the shadow of the Tribe to a modern marvel of academia noticeable on a […]Read More

Letter From The Editor

September 18, 2013 |

Dear readers, The future is upon us. Old Dominion University is rapidly expanding, merging into the realm of the academic main-stage. Administrators and students alike are striving to make our school a top tier institution of not only the Tidewater region, but also the nation. Much like tackling the issue of crime and safety on […]Read More

Letter From the Editor

September 11, 2013 |

It is with great vexation that I write you. In the two short weeks of the semester’s start, Old Dominion University has witnessed a handful of incidents reminding us of just how close to our door danger lurks. On Aug. 24, a man was shot on 41stStreet and sent to the hospital. On Sept. 2, […]Read More

Letter from the Editor

September 4, 2013 |

Greetings readers! Welcome to another semester at Old Dominion University and another issue of the Mace & Crown. I hope your summers were satiating and that you are now refreshed and ready to get back on the grind. The Mace staff and I are thrilled to be back in the swing of things bringing you […]Read More

An Ode to Employment; A Final Farewell to Two Long Years

April 3, 2013 |

I will be stepping down as Editor-in-Chief starting April 1. Derek Page will be the Editor-in-Chief as previously stated in last week’s address. I was offered a wonderful position at a graphics company and could not turn the offer down. Although no one at this university loves working for the Mace more than I do, […]Read More

[APRIL FOOLS] Editor 3-27

April 1, 2013 |

Readers of the Mace & Crown, Thank you for being so supportive of the Mace & Crown. We have been supported by you for over 80 years, and cannot say thank you enough. In honor of your dedication, we have worked with President Broderick to get a mace and a crown added to the lion […]Read More