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Mace & Crown | February 20, 2018

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Mace & Crown * Page 2 of 249 * The ODU Student Magazine

Creative Enclave: “composite lover” by Josh Whitener

January 31, 2018 |

composite lover


by Josh Whitener


late July I sat, parked

engine running, radio low

only a commercial and no melody

I was angry

at a cornucopia of things

you: for not choosing me

myself: for making you a composite lover

how I doted on my mother

at my father

for showing … Read More

Creative Enclave: “Questionable Love?” by Arlynn Parker

January 31, 2018 |

Questionable Love?

by Arlynn Parker

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Their lovemaking was like two hyenas clawing each other over scraps of meat they scratched and laughed as if they … Read More

Creative Enclave: “4 Years of Delight” by Caitlin Helveston

January 31, 2018 |

4 Years of Delight

by Caitlin Helveston

Dark shadows and bright lights

Lead me to my future just ahead

It’s so far out of reach

Yet so close to my feet


The pile of misery

Pushes down on my shoulders

And assignments pile over my head

Why must I … Read More

Creative Enclave: “Celestia” by Wendell Ward

January 31, 2018 |


by Wendell Ward

Her style was musty thrift store, And I swear I saw a mite Buzzing the dried-up feather She’d taped to her Robin Hood hat.

Her lashes: a burned-out forest Clumped with ashes and soot, But her eyes! How they … Read More

Judging a game by its color: Persons of color in historical shooters

January 31, 2018 |

James Finney | Assistant A&E Editor


The dust has finally settled, following the release of the hit shooters “Battlefield 1” and “Call of Duty World War 2.” Both games were the subject of controversy among more political and historical-minded gamers, who … Read More

University Recycling Department shares importance of recycling technology

January 31, 2018 |

Audra Reigle | Technology Editor


Each and every day, there are people out there buying new phones, new computers, new TVs or any new electronic. Maybe it’s their first one, but maybe it’s their third or fourth one and the others … Read More

Meet the Mace and Crown photographers

January 31, 2018 |

Darryan Miller | Contributing Writer

Antonia Tempesta is a Political Science major, minoring in Criminal Justice at ODU. Her favorite things to photograph are architecture and weddings. She began taking an interest in photography while taking pictures on a field trip … Read More

ODU men put on an defensive clinic in route to 73-62 win over FAU

January 31, 2018 |

Contributing Writer | Jazzmyn Bradley

The Monarchs made out like bandits, coming away with 17 steals in their 10th win out of their last 11. ODU was fortunate enough to control the pace of the entire contest as they would lead … Read More

ODU Drone Club racing towards creating their own competitions

January 30, 2018 |

Audra Reigle | Technology Editor


The SRC is the place for students to go if they’re looking to work out or just have some fun with friends on the basketball courts. What students may not know is that the MAC courts … Read More

AG Sessions speaks on immigration, national security at the Slover Library

January 30, 2018 |

Elizabeth Proffitt | Contributing Writer

Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke in Norfolk at the Slover Library on immigration and national security last Friday.

Sessions began his nearly half-an-hour-long speech by thanking the law enforcement officers and various Department of Justice personnel … Read More

Student political organizations debate gun control

January 29, 2018 |

Tracey Buyrn | Contributing Writer

At a time when the thought of politics can be a discouragement for many on campus, there is a coalition of groups that are trying to host conversations.  Turning Point USA, a conservative non-profit organization on … Read More

Monarchs mash Marshall, winning 82-76

January 23, 2018 |

Brittany Reigelsperger | Sports Editor

Saturday night, the Old Dominion men’s basketball team took on Marshall in an effort to rectify their loss earlier in the week. While both side battled valiantly, the Monarchs ultimately came out on top winning 82-76.

During the first … Read More

ODU’s win streak comes to a screeching halt at the hands of WKU: WKU 75 ODU 68

January 23, 2018 |

Jazzmyn Bradley | Contributing Writer

Old Dominion Monarchs were in the midst of a seven-game streak before their competitive conference matchup against Western Kentucky. In the end, ODU’s late-game heroics fell short as they narrowly lost 75-68.

Coming into the matchup both … Read More

Michelle Alexander kicks off spring 2018 President’s Lecture Series

January 23, 2018 |

Hallie Edwards | Contributing Writer


Michelle Alexander, an acclaimed author, civil rights lawyer and social justice advocate, delivered the keynote speech during the Jan. 16 President’s Lecture Series event.


Alexander spoke to a crowd of university and local community members in … Read More

I’d Tap That! O’Connor Beer

January 20, 2018 |

James Finney | Assistant A&E Editor

The first thing that hits you on your way inside O’Connor Brewing Company, is the rich whiff of hops in the air. The scent is reminiscent of a countryside drive, filling your nose with the … Read More

Fatima’s Best Reads: ‘Monsterland,’ ‘King’s Cage’ and ‘Superman’

January 20, 2018 |

Fatima Rivera | Staff Writer

‘Monsterland:’ Bleak and confusing despite potential storyline

The tales of werewolves, vampires and zombies have influenced many parts of entertainment for decades. From books to movies, there have been countless renditions of … Read More