Author Archives: ahmedfarid

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….

Student by Day, Giant Robot Fighter by Night

Mason student talks about his film, “Part-Time Defender GunKnuckle” BY AHMED FARID, STAFF WRITER From his first year at Mason, Conor Armstrong has been developing an idea for a movie. Therefore, it seemed only fitting that this story be the…

Faces of Mason

INTERVIEWS AHMED FARID Student: Maximilian Simkins What is one interesting thing about you? At the age of 19, I owned my first investment property. I quickly found out that to run investment properties, [it] takes a lot of work and…

Dressing for Halloween

Figuring out what to wear on the most creative day of the year BY AHMED FARID, STAFF WRITER That time of year when it is socially acceptable for adults to get creative and walk around dressed up as cartoon characters has…

Mason Celebrates Indigenous People’s Day

A Tribute to the Original Inhabitants of America BY AHMED FARID, STAFF WRITER With students from nearly 130 countries, it is safe to say that Mason has a diverse campus. Learning about different cultures is something all Mason Patriots enjoy…