Monthly Archives: September 2016

Fantasy focus week three

BY MITCHELL WESTALL, STAFF WRITER   What we learned: Stafford and the Lions are just fine without Megatron. Upon the shocking announcement of wide receiver Calvin Johnson’s retirement this March, pundits figured Detroit’s offense would suffer. This offseason, they signed…

Put your phone on Drunk Mode

BY MELISSA MOORE, STAFF WRITER   Have you ever gone out to a party, had a little too much to drink and made a phone call that you wish you didn’t? The application Drunk Mode, which recently surpassed 1.3 million…

Mason ranks high in diversity

  BY FAREEHA REHMAN, STAFF WRITER   Mason has made the list of the Diverse’s Top 100 Degree Producers, a survey that ranks U.S. universities based on minority graduation rates. According to the organization’s survey, Mason ranked number 46 for…

Meet Darrell Green, Mason’s Associate Athletics Director

BY BEN CRISWELL, STAFF WRITER   Standing 5 feet 8 (and three-quarters, as he’ll tell you) inches, dressed in a green-collared shirt, dark pants and dress shoes, he blends right into a campus of more than 35,000 students and faculty….

Cross-country races to triumph at James Madison Invitational

BY JAMES STEMPLE, STAFF WRITER   George Mason’s cross-country teams secured first and third place during the James Madison Invitational on Sept. 10. The men secured first place, winning their first title of the year, and the women narrowly came…

Club Sport of the Week: Football

BY MICHAEL ABLER, STAFF WRITER   Few people think of George Mason as a football school. That’s because Mason does not have a NCAA Division 1, or D1, football program, despite attempts to create one. But Mason does have a…

Rosetta Stone comes to Mason

BY HAMNA AHMAD, STAFF WRITER   Salut! ¿Cómo andas? Heb je geluncht? From dining halls to classrooms, a chorus of languages and dialects can be heard all across Mason’s campuses. With University Libraries’ new Rosetta Stone subscription, students, faculty and…

Who wants to be an astronaut?

BY GABRIELLE NELSON, STAFF WRITER   Astronaut Timothy Kopra recently came to Mason to tell students and staff about his career with NASA and his experience in space after returning in June from a six-month mission to the International Space…

CAPS introduces initial consultations

BY RIDA KAYANI, STAFF WRITER   University Life’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) has introduced a new way to schedule counseling appointments called initial consultations According to CAPS, the initial consultations, created from the feedback provided by the student body…

Johnson Center Cinema closes

BY TAYLOR WICHTENDAHL, STAFF WRITER AND JENNIFER SHASKAN, ONLINE EDITOR   Much to the dismay of many students, the Johnson Center Cinema has recently stopped offering movies. For 20 years, the Cinema would show one movie per weekend with limited…