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Mace & Crown | March 30, 2017

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‘Public and Private: East Germany in Photographs’

March 13, 2017 |

Elizabeth Proffitt Contributing Writer

Hazy black and white photographs lined the walls of the “Public and Private: East Germany in Photographs” exhibit at the Chrysler Museum of Art. Hanging was the work of photographer Ulrich Wüst, who captured the public and … Read More

Student Volunteers Pitch in at Norfolk SPCA

February 25, 2017 |

T.J. Thompson Staff Writer

Nothing could be more irresistible than helping animals in a shelter on a Saturday morning. Students active with Circle K International pitched in at Norfolk SPCA on Feb. 25, giving back to the Norfolk animal community.

Junior Jason … Read More

K. Flay and Paper Route Dominate The NorVa

February 24, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham Staff Writer

A strange mix of eyeliner-wearing, emo high schoolers, drunk college students and determined elders made their way to The NorVa Thursday night. Though all were of varying ages and attitudes, they were there with one … Read More

Do It for the Gram: Norfolk’s NEON District

February 24, 2017 | 1

Kelsey Walker Arts & Entertainment Editor

The Norfolk Arts District, also known as the NEON District, has made a huge leap into becoming both a destination spot and your new favorite downtown detour. Driving down Granby Street, it’s impossible to miss … Read More

PixelFest 2017 Expectations From a 2016 Attendee

February 23, 2017 |

Daija Marrow Contributing Writer

PixelFest made its debut last year in the City of Norfolk with over 4,000 attendees. The convention is a free, three-day, family-friendly event held in the Slover Library. There are six floors of video game inspired activities … Read More

Vinyl Gets Its Groove Back in Downtown Norfolk

February 9, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham

Staff Writer

In recent years, there’s been a resurgence of vinyl records, meaning that there’s also been a growth in record stores. Taking advantage of the rebirth of vinyl, Paul Levine opened The Groove Record … Read More

Hampton Roads Welcomes Home Big Baby D.R.A.M.

January 20, 2017 |

Kelsey Walker Arts & Entertainment Editor

My first Instagram DM was from D.R.A.M.

“Hey there lil lady, lemme play a tune for ya,” it read, accompanied by an image of the Jim Hensen muppet, Dr. Teeth.

I wasn’t sure how to respond, so … Read More

Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland

December 10, 2016 |

Amanda Martin Contributing Writer

As people crowded the streets of Norfolk, awe-filled their faces as the Grand Illumination of the skyline began. With the theme, “Winter Wonderland,” it has been 32 years since the tradition of lighting up the streets of … Read More

Best Places For Moms to Unwind During Finals

December 7, 2016 |

Jacie Litz Staff Writer

Finals week is a stressful time for any student, and even more so for student moms. On top of tests and final papers, moms also have to worry about doctor appointments, running kids around to activities and … Read More

Coelacanth Brewing Co. – They’re ‘Just Different’

November 30, 2016 |

Jacie Litz Staff Writer

“Ugly Fish. Beautiful Beer.” Tucked away in Ghent, the Coelacanth Brewing Company offers a new take on beer. The focus on flavor and local ingredients provide a unique experience to the rapidly growing craft beer scene. After … Read More

Monarch Style: What to Buy in Boutiques

November 28, 2016 |

Kim Bering Staff Writer

Boutique shopping is a great way to find eccentric clothes. Most of them have clothing, accessories, home décor and gift items that are not commonly seen in other stores. The unordinary items found in boutiques can diversify … Read More

Hopsin Brings ‘Savageville’ to Norfolk

November 20, 2016 |

Brooke Nicholson Contributing Writer

Marcus Jamal Hopson, better known by his stage name “Hopsin,” has had a particularly hard journey getting to the success he has built up. The Los Angeles native had always wanted to pursue a career making music … Read More

Grouplove Takes Over The NorVa

November 12, 2016 |

Lindsey Lanham Staff Writer

After a week of what felt like mostly downs, Grouplove brought some much-needed joy to Norfolk. Their bubbly personalities and over the top act was the cure to everyone’s post-election blues.

No one could feel down as the band … Read More

‘The Burial at Thebes’ Comes to ODU’S Goode Theater

November 9, 2016 |

Kevin Washington Contributing Writer

Coming this week at the Goode Theater, the ODU Theatre Department will be presenting one of their biggest plays of the year: “The Burial at Thebes.” Originally written by Seamus Heaney and directed for ODU by Steve … Read More

The ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show:’ a Staple of the Naro

November 3, 2016 |

Tyler Passarge Staff Writer

On Oct. 28, a large crowd gathered outside of the Naro Expanded Cinema for the “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Although people went in time for Halloween weekend, the “Rocky Horror Show” is a tradition that has been … Read More

Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls Awaken The NorVa

November 3, 2016 |

Michael McCann Contributing Writer

The NorVa was alive on a sleepy night before Halloween with Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls playing to an eager crowd. The show’s atmosphere was much like his previous shows, with bombastic sing-a-long onstage banter with … Read More