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Catchin’ Toads Swims Up Music Streams

High School Band Takes College by Storm BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY EDITOR Most high school bands don’t manage to survive past graduation, but Catchin’ Toads has beat the odds. The group, which started in 2013, includes siblings Kamron Rose on bass…

Visiting Professor: Anne Holton

The Former Secretary of Education Now Teaches at Mason  BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY EDITOR Two words have defined Anne Holton’s life: opportunity time. “If you’ve got a certain confidence that life will bring more opportunities, it’s easier to let go of…

Women’s athletics panel

Discussion Focused on Issues for Female Coaches in College Sports By Isabella LaMagdeleine, Staff Writer Mason’s Division of Sport, Recreation and Tourism hosted the “Breaking Gender Roles: Women Coaching Men” symposium with a panel of  women’s coaches in Merten Hall…

Mental health resources at Mason

On-campus resources for spring and finals stress By Isabella LaMagdeleine, Staff Writer With the academic year winding down, students can feel anxious with numerous end-of-year finals and papers looming ahead. In order to combat the end-of-year stress, Mason provides a…

How Mason Police respond to active threats

Mason’s police department and Special Response Team lay out their active threat strategy By Isabella LaMagdeleine, Staff Writer As public shootings capture the attention of the nation, Mason’s responders are working hard to make sure that our campus and community…

How Mason pays for campus construction

If funds can’t be raised, tuition and housing costs may go up By Isabella Lamagdeleine, Staff Writer With massive construction projects planned for the next several years, Mason administration officials have plans to make sure the university does not overextend…

Students examine George Mason’s past

Research group looks into the Founding Father’s history of slavery By Isabella Lamagdeleine, Staff Writer Enslaved Children of George Mason (ECGM), a research group dedicated to the intricacies of the university namesake’s interactions and history with enslavement, spent last summer…

Mason’s observatory looks to the stars

THE ASTRONOMY DEPARTMENT HOSTS VISITING SCIENTISTS SEARCHING FOR OTHER PLANETS By Isabella LaMagdeleine, Staff Writer Space is the limit for researchers at the Mason observatory in Research Hall. Students and faculty from the astronomy department investigate topics like astrobiology —…

Medical Amnesty program offers second chances

THE OFFICE OF STUDENT CONDUCT OFFERS HELP IN EMERGENCIES By Isabella LaMagdeleine, Staff Writer The medical amnesty program offered at Mason through the Office of Student Conduct is designed to ensure that all students can receive medical care if they…

Virginia General Assembly Considers Bills Pitched by Students

POLICY ISSUES INCLUDE VOTER REGISTRATION, FREE SAT’S AND MORE By Isabella LaMagdeleine, Staff Writer Danielle Melton, Jamie Thomas, Rasheda Elsamahi, and Andrew Millin, all members of the Mason chapter of the think tank The Roosevelt Institute, pitched legislation to members…