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Mace & Crown | April 22, 2018

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Mace & Crown * Page 3 of 254 * The ODU Student Magazine

Album review: The Neighbourhood’s ‘The Neighbourhood’

March 24, 2018 |

Fatima Rivera | Staff Writer

Indie rock band The Neighbourhood is back with 18 new and old tracks on their self-titled album, “The Neighbourhood.” This is their first official album since “Wiped Out!”

The album’s overall tone is alternative yet has … Read More

A new challenger arises: The resurgence of competitive gaming

March 24, 2018 |

James Finney | Assistant A&E Editor

Competitive video games are experiencing a kind renaissance at the moment. Competitive, team-based games such as “Overwatch,” “League of Legends” (LoL), “Rainbow Six: Siege,” “Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds” (PUBG), “Fortnite” and games of the like have … Read More

Earning money through apps

March 24, 2018 |

Audra Reigle | Technology Editor

College students are generally broke. We’ve got bills to pay, food to eat and things to buy (even if we don’t necessarily need them). But there are some apps out there that can help you get … Read More

Slowing the spread of fake news through social media

March 24, 2018 |

Audra Reigle | Technology Editor

Fake news is a term we hear on a regular basis these days. Sometimes it’s used as a joke among friends, and other times, it’s not meant as a joke. Social media outlets have been working … Read More

Deep Water, Hot Fire: Shaomin Li’s journey from army painter to ODU professor

March 23, 2018 |

James Finney | Assistant A&E Editor

Shaomin Li was 12-years-old when Mao’s government moved his family from Beijing to the countryside. It was punishment for his father, an outspoken intellectual and part of the Chinese government.

It was 1969, and things … Read More

BJ Griffin comes to ODU for Virginia Arts Festival

March 21, 2018 |

Alton Thompson | Contributing Writer

BJ Griffin is the multi-talented musician on the rise from Hampton Road to watch. After a successful trip around the world and guest performances with stars like Lauryn Hill and Smash Mouth, BJ blasts off to … Read More

‘Slouching Toward Sunshine’ brings political commentary to Norfolk

March 20, 2018 |

James Finney | Assistant A&E Editor

The sun is setting and the party’s starting. Waiters and waitress are dancing between exhibits and dining tables, their feet shuffling against the wood floor. They’re grabbing trays and checking to make sure they’re ready … Read More

Review: ‘Jessica Jones’ season two

March 20, 2018 |

Pettie Perkins | Contributing Writer

When we left season one of “Jessica Jones,” she had just snapped Kilgraves’ neck and stopped all of the people he affected from having nightmares. This contains a few spoilers so just beware. Season two opens … Read More

You’re going to want to go down to Strawberry Fields in Ghent

March 20, 2018 |

Darryan Miller | Contributing Writer

The coolest thing about Strawberry Fields isn’t just the gelato, but also its ode to The Beatles. Located on 1510 Colley Ave., the independent business named after the 1967 record, “Strawberry Fields Forever,” specializes in homemade … Read More

A lot of love for ‘Love, Simon’

March 20, 2018 |

Erik Billings | Contributing Writer

Struggles of queer youth never graced screens in such a realistic and powerful way. By avoiding mass stereotypes and giving life to relatable characters this movie will serve as a way to comfort the overly emotional … Read More

Local Business a go to for all ‘Local Heroes’

March 20, 2018 |

Fatima Rivera | Staff Writer

At the Historic District of Ghent, squished between Cogan’s and Cafe Stella is a small store where different worlds collide and colors bounce off from every corner as soon as the door opens. Their identity? Local … Read More

‘Going to Mars’ with Judah and the Lion

March 19, 2018 |

Lindsey Lanham | A&E Editor

The floor is sticky with alcohol as the crowd jumps up and down. All 1,500 bodies are tightly packed, exchanging body heat, blinded by the lights flashing on them. The couple on the balcony that has … Read More

St. Patrick’s Day at O’Connor Brewing

March 19, 2018 |

James Finney | Assistant A&E Editor

With a name like O’Connor, it’s no surprise that the team of foodies and brewmasters at Norfolk’s most humble brewery pulled out all the stops for their St. Patrick’s Day celebration and 7th-year anniversary. Sipping … Read More

“The Evil Within 2” Brings More Scares

March 17, 2018 |

Brooke Nicholson | Assistant A&E Editor

This article may contain spoilers of “The Evil Within” franchise.

 

The first “The Evil Within,” developed by Tango Gameworks and published by Bethesda, brought players a new experience in the horror survival genre back in October … Read More

PLS speaker Tamron Hall talks about domestic abuse

March 17, 2018 |

Alex Scruggs | News Editor

Broadcast journalist Tamron Hall spoke at the Ted Center last Thursday evening as part of the President’s Lecture Series. Hall’s speech surrounded the topic of domestic violence, and the fact that it is preventable to a … Read More

Local Artist Spotlight: Nay Nay

March 15, 2018 |

Pettie Perkins | Contributing Writer

Nathan Swihart (Nay Nay) is a hip-hop artist from Virginia Beach. He is a current graduate student at Old Dominion University in the MBA Program. His undergraduate studies were also at ODU where he graduated summa cum … Read More