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Mace & Crown | May 30, 2017

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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

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

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 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

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

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

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

Parting Words for the Pride

April 24, 2016 |

Dear Monarch,

As the end of the semester approaches, I wanted to take a moment to share some thoughts with you all. First off, many thanks to you, dear reader, for reading our publication, whether in print or digital. … Read More