A Little About Mace & Crown

Mace and Crown is a student-run news magazine written and published for the students of ODU. Originally founded in 1930 as The High Hat, the paper became The Mace and Crown in 1961 with the transition to a magazine in 2017. Mace and Crown is primarily a self-supporting magazine, maintaining journalistic independence from the university. All views expressed in this collegiate magazine are those of the author, not of the university, Mace and Crown or the editors.

Meet our Executive Board

Natalie Hockaday

Natalie Hockaday is a senior at Old Dominion University majoring in Communication and minoring in English with a concentration in journalism. She has a passion for storytelling and hopes to be a news reporter after she graduates. 

Ashley Mazza

Copy Editor

Ashley Mazza is a double major in English Creative Writing and Cinema Production at Old Dominion University. She is Copy Editor for both the Mace and Crown and Sonder Literary Magazine. She is also a member of the national honors society Phi Kappa Phi.​ Ashley has a passion for photography, writing, advertising, and film. Her commercials and short films can be found on Youtube. Her poems “Nameless” and “Strangers” were published in Sincerely Magazine in 2018. In 2019 her poem “Sleepwalking Cliché” was published in the Mace and Crown. Ashley is proficient in adobe premiere, coding, editing, videography, and directing. 

Carly Herbert

Carly Herbert is an English major with a concentration in journalism and a minor in marketing. She's currently the News Editor for the Mace and Crown and enjoys working with the other editors and writers to create content for ODU students and the community! 

Fatima Rivera

Arts and Entertainment Editor


 Fatima Rivera, Senior, Arts & Entertainment Editor. She loves working for the Mace as it gives her experience in her field and she is able to write about the area as a great learning experience. In her free time, she likes to sleep or catch up on books she's been reading. Going on impulsive road trips is her thing too.

Tyler Eddins

Gaming and Technology Editor


Tyler Eddins. Technology Editor. Sports Management major. I like working for the Mace and Crown because of all the friends and connections I’ve made. There’s nothing like sitting and collaborating in the office during production week. Other things I enjoy doing are playing video games, reading books about presidents and athletes, and collecting football cards!

James Onsuka

An eight year Navy Veteran now preparing for a career in Education while majoring in Earth Science.  Mace & Crown allows for James to write creatively while reporting on the University's athletes and sports.  His son is my inspiration and really enjoy times at the Norfolk Zoo and Virginia Beach Aquarium. 

Nicholas Clark

Nicholas Clark, photography and print media, photography, it gives me the opportunity to work with others who have a similar passion as me, I play soccer and golf.

Kieran Rundle

Digital Editor


Kieran Rundle is a senior Photography major, Art History minor. In addition to managing the Mace & Crown website, she runs her own literary art magazine, Sincerely Magazine, works as the visual resource head for the Art History Department, is a Student Prime Campus Representitive, and the president of Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority. 

Amber Wilson

Graphic Designer

Amber is rarely seen resting, always spotted designing or jogging. This woman is a passionate senior graphic design major enhancing editorial layout skills with Mace & Crown. She enjoys group settings with discussions of social and environmental topics and she is always looking forward to opportunities to help people through design. 

Sean Fitzpatrick 

Distribution Manager

Sean is an MFA fellow and a fiction writer. He enjoys taking long walks with his dog and writing about cool stuff.

Annastasia Bimler

Social Media Editor


Annastasia loves working for the Mace & Crown because it gives an opportunity to learn and enhance your skills. The people that make up the Mace & Crown are supportive in every way to help you reach your goals and succeed.  

She is the mother of three children, ages 6, 9, and 12. She enjoys cross stitching, photography, writing, and classic rock music. 

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