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Mace & Crown | March 25, 2017

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Student Life Archives * Page 3 of 6 * Mace & Crown

Renaissance Assembly Hosts ‘Art and Coffee: Spoken Word and Art Showcase’

May 5, 2016 |

Kamaria Mason Contributing Writer

Melodic serenades, piercing compositions and raw choreography unleashed to addictive beats beckoned the audience to watch every moment. The artist atmosphere was accompanied by a familiar warm cup of java decorated with rich aromas such as French … Read More

From National Palace in Sofia, Bulgaria to Whitehurst Beach

May 2, 2016 |

Hristina Georgieva is an international student from Bulgaria. This is her second year at ODU. Georgieva’s father worked for NATO and her family moved often. She lived in England for a year and a half before moving to the United … Read More

An Albanian Student’s Perspective on Life in the United States

April 29, 2016 | 2

Girish Sreevatsan Nandakumar Contributing Writer

ODU’s page on monarch diversity says there are only six Albanian students at ODU. The Mace talked to one, Ana Marku, who had interesting experiences and perspectives to share.

From Tirana, the capital of Albania, Marku is … Read More

From Kurdistan to Kaufman Mall: One Monarch’s Lifelong Journey

April 27, 2016 |

Amy Poulter Editor-in-Chief

More than 6,000 miles separate Bnar (pronounced B-nar) Abdul-Azim Mustafa from her home in Iraqi-Kurdistan. She was born and raised there, but has traveled over the Atlantic Ocean, landing in Norfolk to study at Old Dominion University. To … Read More

ODU Celebrates Relay for Life

April 25, 2016 |

Kamaria Mason Contributing Writer

Update, April 25 at 5:45 p.m.: The Mace earlier reported that student organizations were offering haircuts to benefit Locks for Love. This information was incorrect. The hair from the haircuts was donated to Pantene Beautiful Lengths.

Health is a valuable … Read More

Kevin O’Connor Speaks On a Brewing Entrepreneurship

April 23, 2016 |

Ben Maxie Contributing Writer

Kevin O’Connor founded O’Connor Brewing in 2009 with the help of his wife and family. On April 14, he spoke to the ODU community at the Strome Entrepreneurial Center about how he became involved in brewing and starting … Read More

Meet Our New Editorial Board

April 22, 2016 |

Adam Flores, Editor-in-Chief – Adam is currently pursuing his master’s degree in English literature. In fall 2014, then-editor-in-chief Adrienne Mayfield and copy editor David Thornton stopped by his English 200 class and gave a presentation on the Mace & Crown. … Read More

Sigma Pi Hosts 15th Annual ‘Firefighter Day’

April 15, 2016 |

Erin Sudek Staff Writer

Brothers of Sigma Pi Fraternity hosted the 15th annual “Firefighter Day” on Saturday, April 2, in spite of the rainy weather conditions. More than 150 students and members of the community attended the event that afternoon to … Read More

Struck by Wanderlust: A Young Korean’s Experiences in America

April 11, 2016 |

Girish Sreevatsan Nandakumar Contributing Writer

Hwa Jeong Lee is an International Student from the city of Daejeon in South Korea. She is at ODU through the Global Undergraduate Exchange (UGRAD) Program funded by the United States Department of State. In South … Read More

Marketing Students Have New Options at ODU’s College of Business

April 4, 2016 |

Jason Kazi Staff Writer

This fall, students interested in digital media, analytics and sales will have three new major concentrations for marketing. The new options include digital marketing, marketing analytics and research and professional sales.

Dr. Yuping Liu-Thompkins, chair of the department, … Read More

International Student Kleopatra Moditsi: Adapting to Life in America

March 28, 2016 |

Girish Sreevatsan Nandakumar Contributing Writer

Out of more than 1,000 international students on campus, less than one percent are from Greece. This means that there is a very low chance that you have met one of them. The Mace talked to Kleopatra Moditsi, … Read More

Monarchs March to Victory at International Band Championship

March 26, 2016 |

Star LaBranche Contributing Writer

Winning the Limerick International Band Championship was never the goal when the Marching Monarchs left Virginia for the competition in Ireland. In fact, the band didn’t even know they were competing until they had already left the … Read More

ODU Hosts Model United Nations Conference

February 24, 2016 |

Meng Mclendon Contributing Writer

Once again, Old Dominion University’s Model United Nations Society has successfully hosted their biggest event of the school year, ODU Model United Nations Conference. The 39th annual conference convened more than 800 high school … Read More

Student Profile: The College Woodworker

February 10, 2016 |

Rachael Vinson Contributing Writer

Zac Jone’s girlfriend stands in front of an unstable tripod, gripping an adhesive gun on a weatherworn deck inside a fenced-in backyard a few miles from the ODU campus. The couple listens to the sound of college students … Read More

Where Does ODU Rank on Student Loan Default Rates?

January 31, 2016 | 1

Jonah Grinkewitz Staff Writer

For many college students, loans are a sad reality, and paying them back after graduation can be difficult. Each year, the U.S. Department of Education releases a report on the most recent student loan default rates. This … Read More

Sarah Glaser Shares Love for Comics Through New Major

January 31, 2016 |

Jason Kazi Staff Writer

While Old Dominion University offers over 50 academic options, when it comes to master’s degrees, there isn’t necessarily an ideal fit for everyone student’s interests. Graduate student Sarah Glaser is paving the way for fans of comics who come … Read More