Author Archives: amcalpin

A REALLY, REALLY Important Conversation

Mason’s theater department tackles topical issues with play ‘Really, Really’ BY ALEXANDRIA MCALPINE, ART DIRECTOR This play contains graphic depictions of sexual assault. Audiences are warned of possibly triggering material. Millennials are emerging into adulthood following Christine Blasey Ford accusing…

A Greener Vision

The Green New Deal resolution seeks to cut emissions, create jobs BY ALEXANDRIA MCALPINE, ART DIRECTOR Three hundred billion dollars is how much money the United States spent on 16 natural disasters in 2017. Six is the average number of natural…

Embracing the Unbridled Attention

Mason’s Equestrian Club talks competition and team bonding BY ALEXANDRIA MCALPINE, ART DIRECTOR Imagine waking up at 4 a.m. in the dead of winter to drive 45 minutes to work out in the cold. For the 25 members of the…

Womanhood As a Right

A discussion on inequality for women and minorities BY ALEXANDRIA MCALPINE, ART DIRECTOR Did you know that the more education a woman has, the greater disparity in her wages? How do you think that you could improve workplace inequality in…

En Garde!

Mason’s fencing team provides a close-knit environment for students of all levels BY ALLY MCALPINE, ART DIRECTOR Fencing is the modern Olympic sport of sword fighting. “The best way I would describe fencing is it is very fast-paced and your cliche…

Know Your Vote, Share Your Voice

Sisters of Delta Sigma Theta teach students about midterm election candidates BY ALLY MCALPINE ART DIRECTOR Red, white and blue balloons shouted “Go out and vote!” Thursday, Oct. 18, in an attempt to inspire students to be more politically engaged. Sisters…

Those Who Tackle Together Stay Together

Women’s Rugby Is the Place for Camaraderie and Confidence BY ALLY MCALPINE ART DIRECTOR “Hey what’s up, you want to play rugby?” Many students will recognize the common call of a friendly woman, holding an oblong ball, to people passing by…

Differences Make Us Closer

Shades of Brown showcase celebrates Hispanic Heritage month BY ALLY MCALPINE, ART DIRECTOR Last Wednesday, cheerful chatter, the chime of steel drums, melodic prose and smooth jazz drifted out from the back corner of the Johnson Center (JC). The crowd…