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No Shave November

SPREADING AWARENESS FOR MEN’S HEALTH By James Stemple, Staff Writer November brings thoughts of family, tradition, holidays, and daylight savings. All that and the lack of shaving. You’ve probably heard the term “No Shave November” thrown around before—maybe as a…

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Review: Lou the Human– “Humaniac”

NEW YORK NATIVE DROPS DEBUT MIXTAPE By James Stemple, Staff Writer When Lou the Human released his first song back in 2016, he quickly developed a fanbase. Now, Lou has released his debut mixtape, “Humaniac,” on Oct. 13 with fans…

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Room Escape Fairfax

INTELLECTUAL CHALLENGE FOR THE THRILL SEEKERS: By James Stemple, Staff Writer Have you ever wanted to willingly lock yourself in a room for fun with the only way out being solving puzzles? This Halloween, spook yourself with a thrilling experience at…

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Janet Mock Comes to Mason for Fall for the Book

TRANSGENDER ACTIVIST OF HER LIFE AND BOOK By James Stemple, Staff Writer Fall for the Book is an annual event hosted at Mason by a non-profit organization of the same name in hopes of educating the many students on campus….

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A Sea Change

A harsh look at what’s happening to our seas BY JAMES STEMPLE   A sea change is defined, according to Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” as a change brought about by the sea. It’s an idiom often used to signify a notable…

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King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

A shot to the chest of heart-thumping garage rock BY JAMES STEMPLE   A sizeable crowd gathered at the 9:30 Club March 29 to see King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. It was hard to move an inch at the…

Music Spotlight: Volcano by Temples

Psychedelic BY JAMES STEMPLE, STAFF WRITER   Prepare to take a trip through pulsing colors with British psychedelic rock band Temples through their newest album, “Volcano,” which was released by Heavenly Records March 3 of this year. Formed in Kettering,…

Break out of boredom

Room Escape DC offers life-sized puzzles   BY JAMES STEMPLE, STAFF WRITER Puzzles come in all shapes and sizes. At Room Escape DC, however, puzzles come in the form of being locked in a room with a time limit on…

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Valentine’s Day date ideas

BY JAMES STEMPLE, STAFF WRITER We all know that dreaded feeling: checking your bank account and seeing the equivalent of a tumbleweed rolling through the desert. It’s a common stereotype that college students are broke. For many of us, as…

"George Mason University men's cross country team competes in the 2014 George Mason University Invitational at the Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg, Va. on October 4, 2014. Photo by Craig Bisacre/Creative Services/George Mason University."

Cross-country races to triumph at James Madison Invitational

BY JAMES STEMPLE, STAFF WRITER   George Mason’s cross-country teams secured first and third place during the James Madison Invitational on Sept. 10. The men secured first place, winning their first title of the year, and the women narrowly came…