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Mace & Crown | April 30, 2017

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Opinion Archives * Page 2 of 9 * Mace & Crown

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

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