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Activists and Politicians Gather At Mason To Support Era

Women demand equality in this genERAtion BY DANA NICKEL NEWS EDITOR “We are here because we have unfinished business,” Virginia House Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy announced over a hushed crowd at Mason. “Women are not entitled to equality under the United…

Midterms Bring Reelection For Senator Tim Kaine

Kaine celebrates reelection and other Democratic victories in Virginia BY DANA NICKEL NEWS EDITOR The midterm elections kept the country in suspense as both Republicans and Democrats gained and lost seats in the House of Representatives and Senate. In Virginia,…

This Week in Politics

BY DANA NICKEL, NEWS EDITOR Monday, Nov. 5, 2018: Republicans and Democrats gear up for the 2018 midterm elections. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018: The Republicans retain their control of the Senate, but the Democrats have gained control of the House…

What Is “Students Demand Action”?

A closer look into Mason’s newest activism organization BY DANA NICKEL, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR Mason’s newest Registered Student Organization (RSO) has been working hard to make big changes on the state and national level. Students Demand Action (SDA), a branch of…

Hidden Hangouts: Unique

A high-end department store with affordable prices BY DANA NICKEL, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR Fashion trends are constantly changing. For college students, it can be difficult to keep up with different styles that go in and out of season so quickly, especially…

Mason’s Introduces New Cybersecurity Program

New program designed to address need for Cyber Security in U.S. BY DANA NICKEL, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR According to an article released by the New York Times in July 2018, the risk of attacks on U.S. infrastructure and financial systems has…

Kavanaugh Sparks Pushback From Student Groups

Mason students speak out against Kavanaugh’s confirmation BY DANA NICKEL, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR Judge Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court in a 50-48 Senate vote On Saturday, Oct. 6. This was one of the most “divisive votes in congressional…

Hitting the Ground Rolling

Logrolling comes to Mason hoping to make a splash BY DANA NICKEL, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR Two years ago, Mason purchased a $2000 log to teach young children log rolling at a summer camp. Due to the high price of the activity,…

Mason Student With Down Syndrome Rejected From Mason Sororities

MasonLIFE Cheerleader Dropped From All Panhellenic Recruitments BY DANA NICKEL, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR Editor’s Note: This story is part one of what will be a more in-depth examination in the coming week. AnnCatherine Heigl was released from sorority recruitments on Sunday,…

Substance Abuse Rates Spike Among College Students

Mason lacks the recovery resources that other Virginia schools offer BY DANA NICKEL, LONGFORM EDITOR Overdoses kill 115 people every day in the U.S., according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. September is National Recovery Month, as stated by…