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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…

First Class Procession

Fifty Years of Mason

Half a decade of Patriot Pride Celebrated in the First Class Exhibit BY AHMED FARID, STAFF WRITER Fifty years ago, something very special happened at Mason. For the first time, a group of students put on the green cap and…

Special sculptures in the Art and Design building

By Ahmed Farid, Staff Writer The Art and Design building is one of the most creative buildings on campus. Students in the art department and those who are taking art classes have put their mark in the building, showcasing their…

A Helping Hand

MAP’s clinic helps underprivileged communities navigate through health resources By Ahmed Farid, Staff Writer Being able to help people in our community is something all of us want. To do this, you sometimes need to get creative and seek out…

Does Mason have a campus culture?

A look at what defines the Mason Nation By Ahmed Farid, Staff Writer Many colleges in Virginia have a culture that defines them. With Virginia Tech, for example, football comes to mind. With University of Virginia, the basketball team is…

Best Mason Buildings to Study

With finals and deadlines approaching, finding a place to study on campus is a must By Ahmed Farid, Staff Writer April has arrived, which means everyone must start getting ready for final exams and assignments. Before you know it, you…

Making History with the Mural Festival

Mason Hosts Mural Festival in April By Ahmed Farid, Staff Writer Mason has impressive buildings and great scenery. However, Jeff Yu, vice president of the Mural Brigade, said that “our campus is very ‘businesslike’.” Mason’s campus can be described as…