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Dr. Yu says goodbye to Mason

Dear Mason faculty/staff, students/student leaders, student organizations, alumni and community members: On Feb. 3, 2016, I was presented by University Life (UL) Administration with a letter of termination without cause for my position as one of the two Associate Directors…

Trump instead of Clinton

BY WARREN SMITH President-elect Donald Trump has defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in their bids to become the next President of the United States. But the question now is whether he is trusted by the American public. Many concerns have…

After Graduation, Where Will You Lead?

BY MOHAMMAD SABRI My experience at George Mason University has been a rewarding one, but my path in getting here wasn’t always so certain. I came to Mason after attending community college for two years. When it came time to…

Mason Alumnus Stands Up to Sexual Assault

BY SYDNEY CANO, STAFF WRITER Approximately one in five women and one in 16 men are victims of sexual assault while in college. Out of those victims, less than 10 percent of them actually report their cases. Sexual assault has…

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Sweater Beats Comes Home to DC

BY DINANDA PRAMESTI, STAFF WRITER On the night of Nov. 23, I got a lucky chance to sit down with DJ Sweater Beats. His real name is Antonio, but people call him Sweaters — or, as a tour member calls…

Dr. Yu, formally one of the two Associate Directors of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education at GMU. (Naomi Folta/IV Estate)

Dr. Shaoxian Yu breaks his silence

BY GRACE ZIPPERER, STAFF WRITER Dr. Shaoxian Yu, one of the two former Associate Directors of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education at Mason, has come forward to discuss his “termination without cause” from University Life. Since his last day of…

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Sexual offender on campus again

BY SARAH BASSIL, STAFF WRITER Sexual offender Sean Tyree was seen on campus again after harassing students back in August of 2014. Two years ago, members of the Mason community were informed of a sex offender that was harassing female…

Students release sexual assault demands

BY GRACE ZIPPERER, STAFF WRITER During Patriots in Action Week, which ran from Nov. 28 to Dec. 2, student government helped spread the word about the Women and Gender Studies department’s sexual assault prevention demands for the Mason administration. This…

Bunting's Facebook post that caused a stir for student and faculty.

Bunting-gate

BY SARMAT CHOWDHURY, STAFF WRITER Mason’s Senior Assistant Director of Admissions Andrew Bunting is currently embroiled in a social media scandal over a Facebook post. Posted on his personal page, his post sparked an outrage after it talked about the…

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In the market for fresh food?

  BY SYDNEY CANO, STAFF WRITER Fairfax County has 11 different farmers markets to choose from. All the food sold at these markets must be grown from the vendor’s farm or made from scratch, so everything is fresh and natural….