Author Archives: Leigh Norman

Eating Books in Fenwick Library

Mason’s first Edible Book Festival is a success BY LEIGH NORMAN, STAFF WRITER On April 1, Fenwick Library room 1014 was bursting with book-lovers, art-viewers and cake-eaters. Students and staff sampled treats made by peers. All left satisfied. Some even left…

False Eyelashes, Real People

Annual Drag Show is a Smash Hit BY LEIGH NORMAN, STAFF WRITER The room was alive with rainbow flags and dollar bills. “How many of you have heard of RuPaul’s Drag Race?” host Shi-Queeta Lee shouted. The audience hollered. Lee…

Hidden Hangouts: Vivi Bubble Tea

Thank the skeleton on your way out! BY LEIGH NORMAN, STAFF WRITER The cashier has called your order of taro bubble tea four times, but you can’t hear her. There’s so much to take in. The lobby has a wall…

Spiderman, Miku and Pikachu Walk into a Bar…

Second ComicCon at Mason is a success BY LEIGH NORMAN, STAFF WRITER Venom slinks by boxes of vintage comic books. Pearl scolds her twin Steven Universes, who clutch Eevee plushies. In the distance is a walking slice of bacon. On…

Dear Ivy

Dear Ivy

A stressed-out sophomore sends out an SOS BY LEIGH NORMAN, STAFF WRITER Dear Ivy, All anyone says when you ask for advice about college is to “get involved.” Well, I’m a sophomore and I still have yet to do so….

As the Days Get Shorter

What is seasonal depression and how can you cope? BY LEIGH NORMAN, STAFF WRITER As winter comes, is your mood steadily getting worse? Do you spend more time sleeping? Do you overeat? Then you may be suffering from seasonal affective…

Hidden Hangouts: GMU Swing Dance Club

Get into the swing of things with Mason’s Swing Dance Club BY LEIGH NORMAN, STAFF WRITER Descend to the ground floor of the Johnson Center (JC), beyond the warmth of the Starbucks and the savory smell of Red Hot &…

Scholarship

The Last Ship out of Debt: Scholarships

When looking for scholarships, here’s some do’s and don’ts BY LEIGH NORMAN, STAFF WRITER Today, you’re going unlock the secret to financial aid: scholarships. You might already have one or two scholarships for leadership or sport-based. But there’s so more scholarships…

VA BEACH

A Summer Well Spent

Mason students turned an ordinary summer into a learning experience BY LEIGH NORMAN, STAFF WRITER   As the semester begins, so does the question that brings on intense feelings of anxiety and self-loathing: “How was your summer?” Someone visited the Bahamas….