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Mace & Crown | March 24, 2017

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Opinion Archives * Mace & Crown

The Failure and Falsehood of Nationalism

February 10, 2017 |

Matthew Kemper Contributing Writer

Hello, to the Traditional Nationalist American. I ask you, what do you define to be the unifying trait–the common cohesive that binds a people–what institutional norm, from collective recognition, will grant immunity from initial hostility? As agreement … Read More

Using Your Voice During Turbulent Times

January 21, 2017 |

Zach Moeller Copy Editor

No one can deny that we live in turbulent, uncertain times. After so much progress, the election of President Trump seems like a giant step backwards to many. A lot of minorities in the U.S. are scared … Read More

Letter from the Editor

January 20, 2017 |

Adam Flores Editor-in-Chief

On behalf of the Mace & Crown Editorial Board, we want extend a warm welcome to everyone as we begin the Spring 2017 semester. Whether you are a new, transfer or returning Monarch, we hope you had a … Read More

Donald Trump Voted to Become the Next President of the United States

November 13, 2016 |

Ross Reelachart Technology Editor

After a long and arduous election season fraught with every kind of nastiness and conflict that could be imagined, the ostensibly nightmare scenario has been reached. So what now?

For many, this turn of events feels like the … Read More

Faux News Is Good News: Donald Trump Admits Whole Campaign Was Bet

November 12, 2016 |

<h5>George Plank Staff Writer</h5>

After Nov. 8th’s Election Day results, some new information has come to light regarding the man known as Donald J. Trump. During his speech, late Tuesday night, Donald Trump confirmed that his entire campaign had been a … Read More

Faux News Is Good News: Mike Pence Realizes He Must Pretend to Like Donald Trump for Four Years

November 12, 2016 |

<h5>George Plank Staff Writer</h5>

With the surprising turn in the election, the world must come to terms with the reality that is, a Donald Trump presidency. The president elect had not won without making his share of opponents during his campaign, … Read More

Faux News Is Good News: Hillary Clinton Exhales After Full Year

November 12, 2016 |

<h5>George Plank Staff Writer</h5>

History was made, Tuesday night, when reporters officially announced that Hillary Clinton would become the 45th president of the U.S. This was a historic moment for America and for women around the world. This has provided opportunities … Read More

How to Be a Better Ally

November 11, 2016 |

Dean R. Pratchett Contributing Writer

An ally can be defined as someone who supports equal civil rights, gender and racial equality and social movements. An ally also challenges homophobia, racism and religious intolerance. What does it mean, however, to be an … Read More

A ‘Revellution’ Is Needed in Portsmouth

November 1, 2016 |

Robbie Bradshaw Contributing Writer

I have lived in Portsmouth my entire life. Honestly, I love this city and all that it has given me. Portsmouth is historic, and in my opinion, it is perhaps the most beautiful city in Hampton Roads.

Lately, … Read More

Creating a Safe Space on Campus for Skateboarding

September 10, 2016 | 1

Guillermo Rivera-Hernandez Contributing Writer

Over the past few decades, the world has seen skateboarding turn into a sensation among youth. Not only have we seen the impact of skateboarding on the young, but we have also seen its impact on street … Read More

Letter from the Editor

September 9, 2016 |

Adam Flores Editor-in-Chief

On behalf of the Mace & Crown editorial board, we want to extend a warm welcome to all new and returning Monarchs. We hope that your summer found you involved with family and community, relaxing and pursuing your … Read More

Is Donald Trump Equipped to Run the Country? The Answer is an Absolute Yes!

September 9, 2016 | 1

Isaiah Hobbs Contributing Writer

Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump’s honesty, lack of political correctness, ability to create wealth and consistencies in economic concepts convey his possession of the required levels of competence necessary to run the country and all form … Read More

My Time at ODU, Thanks to the Global UGRAD Program

June 26, 2016 |

Roohi Patel Girish Nandakumar Contributing Writers

“God has something better written for you,” my mother said when I got rejected from the first exchange program I applied to. Based on the events of the past year, I can now say that … Read More

Moving On Up: A Word from the Mace Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 28, 2016 |

I had the privilege of working with many writers this semester as Arts & Entertainment Editor. We all shared and learned a lot from one another as we covered and wrote a variety of stories. From on campus to our … Read More

Farewell to the Mace

April 27, 2016 |

When I first started applying to colleges, I swore I would never go to Old Dominion University. Growing up in the area, I wanted to go to UVA or some other fancy school away from home— not the “ole dirty.” … Read More

Why We Need to Elect This Monarch to the School Board

April 27, 2016 |

Claudette Woodhouse Contributing Writer

My entire life, I have lived and breathed the city of Norfolk. One thing that I have always remembered is the motivation from my teachers to perform well, regular visits from superintendents, the overarching need for a … Read More