Author Archives: Christine Viray

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5 ways to destress for finals

HOW TO MAKE FINALS LESS INTIMIDATING By Christine Viray, Staff Writer As finals are just around the corner, most students find themselves stressed out—regardless of their year or major.  Sometimes, the stress is just so much that many students feel…

Celebrating Lillian Lincoln Lambert

Living through segregation and being the first African-American women graduate from Harvard Business School By Christine Viray, Staff Writer An author, speaker and entrepreneur, Lillian Lincoln Lambert was the first African-American woman to graduate from Harvard Business School (HBS), where…

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Five Simple Steps to Find Motivation

SOLUTIONS THAT MAKE YOU WORK SMARTER By Christine Viray, Staff Writer As you continue to get more notifications from Blackboard and less from your favorite social media outlets, you probably wish that winter break was longer.  You might even feel…

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Northern Virginia’s IHOP Alternative

CASUAL RESTAURANT SERVING YOU 24/7 SINCE THE 1960s By Christine Viray, Staff Writer If you are unfamiliar with IHOP, it’s a 24/7 restaurant where people can have breakfast for dinner. While it is well known for having an affordable selection of…

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Review: Sister’s Thai in Old Town Fairfax

THAI FOOD LESS THAN A MILE AWAY FROM CAMPUS By Christine Viray, Staff Writer Known as “Sisters–the Living Room Café” or “Sisters Thai” for short, this picturesque restaurant is easily accessible to Mason students who want to try something new…

A New Horror Movie to Watch Besides “It”

NETFLIX RELEASES A NEW HORROR COMEDY By Christine Viray, Staff Writer As a horror movie fanatic, I’m always interested in watching a horror movie whenever I have free time. Unlike many of my friends buying tickets to see the new…

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New restaurant takes on the DMV

A FILIPINO RESTAURANT WITH A MODERN FLAIR OPENS IN ARLINGTON, VA By Christine Viray, Staff Writer A Filipino restaurant known as Bistro 1521 — the numbers referencing the year in which Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan reached the Philippines and was shortly…