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Mace & Crown | March 24, 2017

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Editorials 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

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

Cheers to the Mace and Crown

April 24, 2016 |

Jason Kazi Assistant Digital Editor Advertising and Business Manager

Having come from a couple of years experience as photo editor of my high schools’ yearbooks, I knew before I committed to Old Dominion University I wanted to be involved in the campus … Read More

The Risks of Chemotherapy as a Cancer Treatment

April 22, 2016 |

Krislyn McCann Contributing Writer

The devastating news of cancer can be more monstrous than what cancer and its treatment does to the body. When patients are first told, doctors resort to the most common treatment, chemotherapy. Chemotherapy has many positives such … Read More

Andria McClellan & Norfolk’s Untapped Potential

April 20, 2016 |

Taisha Cuebas-Ellin Contributing Writer

Ten months ago, when I first moved to the area to go to ODU, I was told that I should consider living in Chesapeake or Virginia Beach because Norfolk? Well, the general consensus was it’s not a … Read More

Why the United States Should Enforce Gun Control

April 18, 2016 | 31

Ziad Haboush Contributing Writer

Just like many other countries, the United States should enforce gun control to save lives and reduce crime rates. Accidents and deaths could be avoided by enforcing gun control, which is why it is an important matter … Read More