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Mace & Crown | April 28, 2017

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Opinion Archives * Mace & Crown

Graduation Reflection From the Senior Graphic Designer

April 22, 2017 |

Tim Pace | Graphic Designer

Four years at ODU is coming to an end, and now it’s time for me to rejoin the work force. It has been difficult, with my field of study going all over the place, from art … Read More

Who’s at Fault, the Victim or Rapist?

April 22, 2017 |

Jessica Miller | Contributing Writer

There is an ongoing argument about whether it is the victim’s fault or not. People argue that because of what women wear, they draw attention to themselves and “ask for it,” so to speak. The argument … Read More

Graduation Reflection From the Sports Editor

April 22, 2017 |

Harry Howard Jr. | Sports Editor

In my time at the Mace, I grew as both a writer and an editor. I learned more than you can imagine in just the one year that I held this position. It took us … Read More

Let Them Be Snipped: A Proposal of Ideas

April 22, 2017 | 1

Carla Leanzo | Contributing Writer

Selfish. Regret. Irresponsible. Not truly in love.

All of these are ideas circulating around individuals, coined “childfree” that have decided to deliberately not have children. It seems, though, that family and friends seem to hold more interest … Read More

Graduation Reflection From the Technology Editor

April 22, 2017 |

Ross Reelachart Technology Editor

I started with Mace & Crown when a friend, and then staff member of the Mace, showed me they were holding an interest meeting. I was interested because they had free pizza. So I entered the room, … Read More

Graduation Reflection From the Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 22, 2017 |

Kelsey Walker | Arts & Entertainment Editor

My only regret when it comes to the Mace & Crown is not coming on board sooner. As a transfer student, it took me awhile to find my place at ODU. Right before my … Read More

The Death Penalty: An Appropriate Punishment

April 22, 2017 |

Summer Trzcinski | Contributing Writer

I will never forget the day I received the email that my teammate’s mother was killed in a racial hate crime.

On June 17, 2015, Dylan Roof walked into Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church and murdered nine … Read More

Individuality: The New Gimmick?

March 26, 2017 |

Shana Blue | Contributing Writer

“I’m a leader, y’all on some followin’ s— / Comin’ in this game on some modeling s—” -Lil’ Kim from “Quiet Storm (Remix).”

Yep! I quoted Lil’ Kim of all people. A disgrace, isn’t it? Horrible, isn’t … Read More

Killing the Fashion Myth: Self-Image Versus Vanity

March 24, 2017 |

Shana Blue | Contributing Writer

Image can be defined in several ways. Some will say it’s your own identity, your outer appearance or even an outer representation of yourself. Glance at a dictionary and you’ll find image as a noun or … Read More

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