Author Archives: Kim Bartenfelder

Gender Identities and Greek Life

An inside look at Greek life for transgender and non-binary students at Mason BY KIM BARTENFELDER, STAFF WRITER Embedded in Mason’s campus culture is diversity and inclusion. Mason pledges to “build and sustain an inclusive campus community and to foster…

Students Weigh in on New Administration

Student organizations have high expectations for President Holton’s administration BY KIMBERLY BARTENFELDER, STAFF WRITER As the 2019 fall semester begins, so does the presidency of Anne Holton—Virginia’s 2014-2016 Secretary of Education and visiting professor for both the Schar School of…

On the Abroad Agenda

Mason Students Become Part of the Global Community Through Study Abroad BY KIM BARTENFELDER, STAFF WRITER For many students, study abroad programs are seen as an opportunity. With dozens of study abroad options that range from lasting a whole semester…

Tea with Ivy

From Digital Affair to Interpersonal Reluctance, Two Youngsters Are Caught in Identity Crises   BY KIM BARTENFELDER, STAFF WRITER Dear Ivy, My girl best friend, let’s call her E, recently created a fake online dating profile for fun. My guy…

Dear Ivy

Ivy helps a student who is suspicious of a new boyfriend BY KIM BARTENFELDER, STAFF WRITER Dear Ivy, My first semester of college I met this guy and we hit it off, but he had a girlfriend and I respected…

One Last Stride

Senior Sarah Moore reflects on her college experience as a student-athlete BY KIM BARTENFELDER STAFF WRITER For senior Sarah Moore, track and field has been a guiding light. Starting her career early on as a freshman at James Hubert Blake High…

#HappyPeriod—Meaningful Event Focuses on Local Women’s Health

Mason Students Become More Involved in Community Health BY KIM BARTENFELDER, STAFF WRITER The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) hosted their first #HappyPeriod event on Nov. 8 in The Hub, encouraging Mason students to think more about women’s menstrual…

The Best of Both Worlds

Junior volleyball player goes above and beyond in her academic and athletic careers BY KIM BARTENFELDER STAFF WRITER Junior Bailey Williams is revamping the image of student-athletes at Mason. Excelling on the court as an outside hitter for Mason’s women’s volleyball…

Jaire Grayer: A True Patriot At Heart

On and off the court Grayer exceeds expectations as a player and a man of his community BY KIM BARTENFELDER STAFF WRITER Tackling his senior year, Jaire Grayer could not be more on top of his game. As a guard for…

Dear Ivy

Dear Ivy

This week, Ivy tells a student how to deal with online dating and friendship Dear Ivy, My best friend and I never really dated much in high school. Now that we’re in college, both of us have downloaded all those…