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| January 29, 2015

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Opinion Editorial Archives *


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 … Read More

The Mace Conducts Study to Better Serve ODU Students

December 12, 2014 |

Letter From the Editor

Some of the interesting things we found from the study are that ODU students don’t read newspapers too often– as if that were a surprise. Many of you rely on the internet and social media for … 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 … 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 … 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 … Read More


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 … 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!


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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 … 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 … 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 … Read More

How about them Cowboys

October 8, 2014 | 1

Who would have thought the Dallas Cowboys would be sitting at 3-1 in the first quarter of the season, especially with all the talk about Dallas coming into the season with possibly the worst defense in the … Read More

built of eden

October 8, 2014 |

atmospheric skin:

jealous stars, orange blossom air, polished chunks of sapphire sky comprise the geography of a young woman with small hands.

built of eden: damp earth, july wild fire, crushed goal and diamonds tasted by the rough hands of … Read More

Artful agents: Mastering the art of genre blending with X Ambassadors

October 8, 2014 |

The thick floor of The NorVa thundered while audience members stomped and clapped in unison. The joint act of the X Ambassadors and Jamie N Commons emanated an ardent enthusiasm for their craft, which radiated throughout the concert venue … Read More

Asking the right questions: the Landscape of today’s sports

October 8, 2014 | 10

Sports. Today the word means something completely different than it did 10 years ago.

Sports used to mean fun at a ballpark, football stadium, racetrack or ice rink. All that mattered then was how many … Read More