Author Archives: ahmedfarid

‘Rags’ Returns to the Stage at Mason

Mason Players reanimate a timeless tale about America BY AHMED FARID, STAFF WRITER What if I told you that you were about to watch a musical about a refugee who comes to the U.S. searching for a better life, only…

Spanish Conversations: Tertuila Social Spanish

Learning Spanish while having fun with Ana Ruiz BY AHMED FARID, STAFF WRITER Mason, ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the most diverse campus in Virginia, has events that celebrate what makes us all unique, exposing students to different…

Insights Into Diplomacy

A firsthand look at the life of a foreign service officer BY AHMED FARID, STAFF WRITER In an effort to help students broaden their views and gain insight into different work fields, Mason hosted Government Week from Sept. 16–20. The…

MORE MONEY, LESS PROBLEMS 

Quick tips on how to save money as a college student BY AHMED FARID, STAFF WRITER As college students, there are many things that separate us. We have different majors, enjoy different hobbies and come from diverse backgrounds. Yet, there…

Hidden Hangouts: Woody’s Ice Cream

Happiness in a scoop BY AHMED FARID, STAFF WRITER  Even though summer is almost over, there is probably never a time when anyone will say no to ice cream. With the giant workload that we have, it’s good to give yourself…

New Semester’s Resolution

Getting a strong start to the new semester BY AHMED FARID, STAFF WRITER If you are reading this, then that means we have officially started the new semester. If this is your first year at Mason, welcome. And if, like…

Changing the Hole Mind

Mason Professor Researches the Effects of Solitary Confinement on Inmates BY AHMED FARID, STAFF WRITER For the past two years, Professor Danielle Rudes has led a team of researchers including 12 undergraduate students, seven graduate students and two professors in…

Moving to the Beat of the World

Mason Students Celebrate Diversity by performing dances from all over the world BY AHMED FARID, STAFF WRITER On Thursday, April 11, Mason hosted its annual International Week Dance Competition. Students from eight different organizations came together to showcase their culture…

Things of Mason

BY AHMED FARID George “The Statue” Mason WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT MASON? Obviously, the fact that it is named after me is my favorite thing about GMU. Not a lot of people can say that they have a large…

Dear Ivy

Ivy helps a student figure out their major Dear Ivy, I am currently a freshman here at Mason. Right now, I am still not sure what my major will be. There is not a single subject that I particularly like….