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Mace & Crown | March 1, 2015

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AllyshipODU: Be Open to Others’ Opinions

February 22, 2015 | 1

AllyshipODU is a series by ODU students for the campus community that illustrates how people from diverse social identities can support one another in addressing issues of inclusivity and equity. Each week features a different story on a different topic addressing allyship through the perspectives of race, (a)religion, (a)gender, ability, (a)sexuality, nationality, body type, military affiliation, […]Read More

AllyshipODU: From Fatso! to Fat, So?

February 16, 2015 |

AllyshipODU is a series by ODU students for the campus community that illustrates how people from diverse social identities can support one another in addressing issues of inclusivity and equity. Each week features a different story on a different topic addressing allyship through the perspectives of race, (a)religion, (a)gender, ability, (a)sexuality, nationality, body type, military affiliation, […]Read More

Laci Green Schools ODU on Sex

February 14, 2015 | 1

By Alyse Stanley Senior Writer Students have passed out at previous presentations, YouTube personality Laci Green warned as she began her “Best Sex Ever” lecture on Feb 9.  She clicked to the next slide: a close-up photograph of a woman’s genitalia.  Even though the room was full of college students (or perhaps especially because the […]Read More

AllyshipODU: The Rain is Your Ally

February 8, 2015 |

AllyshipODU is a series by ODU students for the campus community that illustrates how people from diverse social identities can support one another in addressing issues of inclusivity and equity. Each week features a different story on a different topic addressing allyship through the perspectives of race, (a)religion, (a)gender, ability, (a)sexuality, nationality, body type, military affiliation, […]Read More

Asking Alexandria breaks metalcore monotony

December 28, 2014 |

By Sean Davis Editor in Chief Let’s get one thing straight. I don’t fully “get” deathcore, metalcore, screamo, or whatever other genres the kids these days are making up. I can still, however, appreciate talent, originality and a good live show. Asking Alexandria headlined Friday’s show at the NorVa with Upon a Burning Body, Blessthefall […]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

Body of An Angel

December 11, 2014 |

I had the blessing and the opportunity To witness the sight of an Angel Her feet swelled at her heels Toes delegated and strong Standing faithfully for what she believes in Her legs were elegantly carved From running down her own untouched and rug ged path It did leave her knee scared As proof though […]Read More

Grand jury decision fosters outrage in Ferguson and beyond

November 30, 2014 |

By Josh Whitener Staff Writer Rioting continued into Tuesday in Ferguson, Mo., over the shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on August 9. Civil unrest erupted Monday when a grand jury reached a decision not to indict Wilson. Violent protests broke out over the decision leading residents to loot and damage […]Read More

Faux News is Good News: Walmart Black Friday madness

November 29, 2014 |

While many were enjoying the deals and bargains associated with Friday’s namesake, tragedy struck a Walmart in Gary, Ind. In other cities, previous isolated reports of attacks and injuries incited by the aggressive nature of the sales event, but this Walmart decided to up the ante. For many, the sales event began the night before. […]Read More

Self-confidence

November 23, 2014 |

She has been thrown into the deep end tossed aside like an ox in a whirlwind all alone, an outcast without a friend She does not obtain a heart to mend   For it is lost, she’s heartless her world is flooded with mess She requires her esteem and ego caressed and to know that […]Read More

Open your eyes

November 23, 2014 |

To give my bright future In some way of the truth, To laugh and to relax Till the hard work has begun. Beneath a fake smile While painfully hurting inside, Hard like a brick wall— That is my heart!   To show my true self In the eyes of the crowd, Be honest! Have fun! […]Read More

Mistress of Time

November 14, 2014 |

To settle down in droll and drum, what a terrible curse. Life was rustic and dull, but a mistress made it interesting, I saw her and lost inhibition, having obligations is the worst. With her time wasted turned precious, for now my purpose is fulfilling.   Beautiful as the night sky and just as eternal, […]Read More

Poems by Mouri

November 12, 2014 |

World of Mine By Mouri I am the boy walking with his hood up, earphones in, chain wallet clinkin’ – I am the woman with the scarf around her neck, pencil skirt, sunglasses shinin’- I am the businessman with his pressed suit, sharp tie, briefcase, phone ringin’ – I am the girl with the pigtails, […]Read More

Same-Sex Marriage – Times Are Changing

October 15, 2014 |

Out with the old and in with the new; on Oct. 6 Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia Wisconsin and Colorado lifted their bans on gay marriage. The United States is finally taking the necessary steps forward for same-sex equality. At least to 25 states here in America, it isn’t looked at like it’s some strange phenomenon […]Read More