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Mace and Crown | May 25, 2018

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ODU Archives * Mace and Crown

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

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

Review: ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ at Goode Theatre

February 15, 2018 |

Kyle Winfield | Contributing Writer

“The Importance of Being Earnest,” written by Oscar Wilde, has been considered a theatrical classic since it’s introduction to audiences on Valentine’s Day, 1895. Written as a satire on Victorian Era social customs like marriage, social … Read More

Monarchs narrowly defeat Southern Miss 68-63

February 11, 2018 |

Chibuikem Akamiro | Contributing Writer

Thursday Feb. 8th, the Old Dominion Men’s Basketball team traveled to Mississippi to take on Southern Miss and maintain their Conference-USA standings. While the win margin was narrow the Monarchs marked another winning defeating Southern … Read More

Brothers in blood and ball *** for Mag**

February 8, 2018 |

Sports Editor | Brittany Reigelsperger

While playing collegiate basketball is an honor in itself, two Old Dominion men’s basketball players have the greater honor of calling each other brothers. Not only do Brandan and B.J. Stith have the privilege of being … 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

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

Recap: Black Art Matters 3

November 14, 2017 |

Dejonna Mayo | Contributing Writer

“I think it’s very supportive. I love that everyone gets to come out together and be inspired. I’m a freshman and haven’t seen this that often, everyone enjoying art and having a good time,” Fatiyah Neville … Read More

The ODU Literary Festival is still sexy at 40

October 5, 2017 |

Brooke Nicholson | A&E Assitant Editor

ODU’s annual Literary Festival is back again with its five-day long event that puts everything about literature on display. The tradition began back in 1978 as an annual poetry slam hosted by the English department, … Read More

Down, But Not Out of The Game

August 24, 2017 |

Justin K. Thomas | Contributing Writer

Before attending Old Dominion University and becoming a member of the Women’s Soccer team, Demi Maris of Antwerp, Belgium, was a rising star on her country’s national football team. But while playing, she seriously injured … Read More

What’s Your Sketch Comedy Group’s Name Again?: Meet Comickaze

August 7, 2017 |

Megan Snyder | Contributing Writer

What has six legs, two penises, long blonde hair and over 400 followers on Facebook? Actually, don’t Google that. It’s Comickaze, a local sketch comedy group “with explosive humor conducting a deliberate comical crash into … Read More

In Memoriam: Chester Bennington of Linkin Park

July 29, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

The rock community was again shaken July 20 by the tragic death of iconic Linkin Park frontman, Chester Bennington. The singer, 41, was found dead in his Palos Verdes Estates, California, home and on the following … Read More

Old Dominion University’s Student Tuition Increases

May 5, 2017 |

Daija Marrow | Contributing Writer

On April 27, the Board of Visitors of Old Dominion University confirmed an increase in 2017-18 tuition rates by $300. For the first time in University history, the student health, transportation and general service fees will … Read More

Graduation Reflection From the Senior Graphic Designer

April 22, 2017 |

Tim Pace | Graphic Designer

Four years at ODU is coming to an end, and now it’s time for me to rejoin the work force. It has been difficult, with my field of study going all over the place, from art … Read More

Graduation Reflection From the Sports Editor

April 22, 2017 |

Harry Howard Jr. | Sports Editor

In my time at the Mace, I grew as both a writer and an editor. I learned more than you can imagine in just the one year that I held this position. It took us … Read More