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Mace & Crown | March 25, 2017

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Opinion Archives * Page 2 of 9 * Mace & Crown

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

Pro Feed: Supporting Moms in the Right to Breastfeed

April 17, 2016 |

Katherin Dodge Contributing Writer

After nine months of carrying another life and the intense process of labor, women deserve the respect to breastfeed in public. You and I are not asked to leave a public place such as a restaurant or … Read More

Op-Ed: University Should Reconsider Ban on Concealed Carry

April 15, 2016 |

Christopher Tucker Contributing Writer

From the very beginning of our time here, the university has assured us that safety is of the highest priority. They have created policies to protect students, but do these policies protect us? From what I have … Read More

Will Donald Trump Be a Good or Bad President?

April 14, 2016 |

Maria D’erizans Contributing Writer

When I hear the name Donald Trump and his ongoing nomination for the Presidency of the United States, I can’t help but feel worried about the possibility for such an arrogant and pretentious man to win the … Read More

Opinion: College Relationships: A Chance to Know Yourself

April 2, 2016 |

Dalia Pace Nathan Green Contributing Writers

In college, when someone talks about relationships they often to hear remarks like, “Who wants to be tied down?” or “You are too young, you should live more.” These remarks do not seem too outlandish. … Read More

Opinion: ODU Should Cut All Ties with Charles the Monarch

April 2, 2016 |

Rob Blizard Executive Director, Norfolk SPCA

It is unclear what relationship ODU has with Charles the Monarch, the Labradoodle whose owner is apparently so unwilling to keep his dog safe that he lets him roam. However, my hope is that the … Read More

Op-Ed: Irish Dance and My Final World Championship

April 1, 2016 |

Stef Wasko Copy Editor

In addition to finishing my double major and working as the copy editor of the Mace and Crown this semester, I have been training for the World Championships of Irish dance, which took place Mar. … Read More

April Fool’s: Big Blue Revealed to be Old Man Jenkins All Along

April 1, 2016 |

George Plank Staff Writer

Recently, tour groups visiting Old Dominion have been wary of their safety. The growing insecurity stems from the fact that, for the past few months, all tour groups that visit the campus have been interrupted by ODU’s … Read More

April Fool’s: How Soon Could ODU be Affected by Climate Change?

April 1, 2016 |

George Plank Staff Writer

This winter was one of the warmest on record for the Old Dominion campus. While many students claim it as another case of ‘Virginia Weather,’ others see it as a sign that climate change could soon have … Read More

April Fool’s: Have Fraternities Taken Things Too Far?

April 1, 2016 |

George Plank Staff Writer

Old Dominion University made national headlines last semester when the members of Sigma Nu displayed signs from the balcony of their frat house. These signs, bearing such slogans as “Freshman Daughter Drop-Off” and “Rowdy and Fun,” were … Read More

April Fool’s: ODU Parking to be Affected by 2016-2017 School Year

April 1, 2016 |

George Plank Staff Writer

The ODU Office of Transportation and Parking Services recently announced that parking on campus will be affected by a minor event. Students should expect parking to be negatively impacted by the entirety of the 2016-2017 school year.

Regular … Read More

April Fool’s: Engineering Club Creates First Fully Functional College Student

April 1, 2016 |

George Plank Staff Writer

On Wednesday, March 20, 2016, members of ODU’s advanced technologies club presented their newest invention before a panel of top scientists the country over. They declared that their new invention would completely change the way that people … Read More