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Mace & Crown | May 27, 2017

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Local Photographer Battles Depression With Mermaids

May 21, 2017 |

Justin K. Thomas | Contributing Writer

Throughout our lives, there may be a period when we feel melancholy or a sense of despair. However, some people deal with those emotions in different ways. Some positive. Some negative. Some people deal with … Read More

Rick Ross Wants to Show Norfolk Who’s Boss

May 2, 2017 |

Destiny Webb | Contributing Writer

Rick Ross, aka “Da Boss,” came to Norfolk and gave the city a one-night show. The 41-year-old, Maybach Music Group mogul, performed at the Ted Constant Convocation Center last Saturday night. The Florida rapper first debuted … Read More

Income Inequality in Norfolk

April 23, 2017 |

Chris Steadman | Contributing Writer

The purpose of this study is to visualize the income disparities in Norfolk. The divide in income and quality of life in this city is evident. For residents, these conditions are normalized. It is fairly clear … Read More

DevCon Teaches the Ins and Outs of Making Games

April 8, 2017 |

Brooke Nicholson | Contributing Writer

In its second year, Pixelfest, Norfolk’s own gaming festival centered around the art of gaming and all its concepts, was held at the Slover Library from April 7-9. Fans and video gamers from around the area … Read More

PixelFest Attracts Vendors, Hosts Game Jam

April 8, 2017 |

Daija Marrow | Contributing Writer

PixelFest, the rapidly growing, local video game convention held at Slover Library in Downtown Norfolk this weekend featured a family-friendly atmosphere welcoming guests to multiple floors of interactive workshops and games. It not only provided locals … Read More

Six Floors of Fun and Games at PixelFest!

April 8, 2017 |

Audra Reigle | Assistant Technology Editor

Gamers and vendors united under one roof this weekend at the Slover Library in Norfolk. PixelFest 2017 was a free event going into its second year featuring game developers, a developer’s conference, music and game … Read More

‘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