Author Archives: amcalpin

Lauren Ashlaie: A Heart That Belongs to Performance

Mason junior looks towards future filled with music BY ALEXANDRIA MCALPINE, ART DIRECTOR Being on stage was always in Lauren Ashlaie’s future. The junior vocal performance major’s accolades include winning the Hollywood Song Writing Contest this year, and a Music in…

Letter From the Editor

Dear Patriots, This week is International Week, which is one of the most important events that Mason holds. Mason is an incredibly diverse campus, and it is important to celebrate that. Whether you are celebrating your own culture or exploring…

What fabric should sports uniforms be made out of?

  BY ALEXANDRIA MCALPINE The biggest concern in sports today is which fabric jerseys are made out of, obviously. The polyester basketball jerseys are soooo three years ago. Also two years ago. And last year and this year, as well….

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…

A Night At the Theater

St. Olaf Orchestra visits Mason BY ALEXANDRIA MCALPINE, ART DIRECTOR Last Tuesday evening, the St. Olaf Orchestra performed in Mason’s Center for the Arts. Mason students Camille Brayshaw and Rhyan Elliott sat front and center in the fourth row with…

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…

Hidden Hangouts: Cox Farms

Farm turned haunted forest is sure to scare the toughest of people BY ALEXANDRIA MCALPINE, ART DIRECTOR Want to be chased down by a clown with a chainsaw? If so, Cox Farms is the place for you. Fairfax’s very own…