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Mace & Crown | March 3, 2015

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Editor Column Archives * Mace & Crown

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

The Well-Travelled Geek; India Part 4

April 23, 2014 |

On a cool summer day, I went to the Garden of Five Senses. The Garden of Five Senses is not just a park; it is a space with a variety of activities inviting public interaction and exploration. The space was developed as a place for people to socialize and unwind. It’s a twenty-acre park with stainless-steel […]Read More

Crown Jewels: John Cena Makes Sick Kids’ Dreams Reality

October 1, 2013 | 3

Much has been said about the stigma attached to the reputation of professional wrestling. The pseudo world of sports and entertainment has its fair share of critics, pundits and bashers, most of whom choose to harp on the negative aspect of the industry. However, there are many individuals who compete in the ring that also […]Read More

Bioshock Infinite Review

April 24, 2013 | 1

“Bioshock Infinite” belongs to a caliber of games that comes around only once or twice in a generation. Rarely is a shooter produced that has an affecting narrative, stunning landscapes, great character development, and a fantastic musical score. Ken Levine and his team at Irrational Games have outdone themselves and delivered a masterpiece. “Bioshock Infinite” […]Read More

Letter From the Editor

March 27, 2013 |

Dear Monarchs,   I hope all is well and everyone is well-rested from Spring Break. A few things on the SGA radar before the end of the semester are as follows:   Elections will be next Tuesday and Wednesday, March 26-27. You will vote via orgsync. We will be co-sponsoring the long-standing tradition, Exam Jam, […]Read More

Ace of the Mace; A Farewell

December 5, 2012 |

Readers of the Mace & Crown, It has been an absolute pleasure to write for you all for the past six semesters, but the time has finally come for me to graduate and leave my position with the paper.  I have enjoyed every second of my time working for the Mace.  It was an extremely […]Read More

Top Five Scariest Video Games: No Sunshine and Princesses Here

October 31, 2012 | 3

Video games hold many forms of entertainment like adventures, comedy and mind exercises like puzzles. With the unique interaction video games offer, the pleasure had from them is an active one as opposed to a passive participation of a movie. The decisions made feel heavier, the hurdles overcome feel more triumphant and of course, the […]Read More

A Perspective on Video Game Journalism: Why the Tide is Changing

October 4, 2012 |

After writing for the Mace & Crown for nearly a year and a half, I have slowly formed a writing style that fits my persona. For most of my time with this newspaper, I have written about video games, so I consider myself a “rising games” journalist. I enjoy playing video games and even more […]Read More

Ace of the Mace: Too Little Too Late

October 3, 2012 |

Hallelujah the referee lockout is over!  After a miserable three weeks of football games filled with disastrous calls from the replacement refs, football as we know it can return.  All it took was the worst call the league has ever seen for National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell to finally wake up and get a […]Read More

Humble Indie Bundle 6: Non-stop Humble

October 3, 2012 |

“Child’s Play” put out yet another Indie Bundle a week ago. What we thought was an annual event came four months after the previous endeavor. Five new indie games, plus an additional five throughout the release week joined the Bundle. Of course, I picked it up right away because, like I said in my previous […]Read More

Ace of the Mace: Football Monarchs Redefine Saturday

September 26, 2012 |

Saturdays have a new meaning at Old Dominion University. It is no longer just part of the weekend, it is no longer just a day of relaxation and it is no longer simply the day after Friday. It is tailgating. It is face paint. It is Monarch Maniacs. It is screaming fans. It is black […]Read More

SEXcapades: “Savage U” Talks About Getting Tested

April 20, 2012 |

MTV premiered its new series “Savage U” on Tuesday, April 3. The show stars Dan Savage, a popular sex and relationship advice columnist, traveling to universities across the United States. In the first episode, Savage and his producer, Lauren Hutchinson, go to the University of Maryland to hold Q&A assemblies and meet students one-on-one. In […]Read More

SEXcapades: Smell of Sexy

April 20, 2012 |

The Old Spice commercials are a revolution in the advertising world. Everyone laughs at the ridiculous situations that they present in their commercials. Similar to Old Spice, Axe presents women with an overwhelming attraction to a man with their deodorant spray. I believe that the events portrayed in these commercials are not too far off […]Read More

Release the Cracken: the Cracken Released

April 20, 2012 |

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s sad to say, but this will be my last column.  Well, if you keep up with me, this is probably my first column in two months.  But hey, I’m trying to graduate on May 4 with no excuses, so excuse me.  While I embark on my new career, wherever or whenever […]Read More