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First meeting of new student government

By Tisha Herrera, Staff Writer; Michael Eberhart, News Editor Mason’s 39th Student Senate met for the first time on Thursday, April 26, 2018 in Merten Hall. New student government members were sworn into office, elected to senate leadership positions, and…

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Patriot Pantry hosts end-of-year donation drive

But the program’s future is uncertain as leaders prepare to graduate By Michael Eberhart, News Editor Financial difficulties and food insecurity can be a major worry for Mason students, but the student-run Patriot Pantry program is available to help. Professor…

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“From journalism to politics” with Danica Roem

Freshman delegate talks about her career and campaign at Mason’s SciTech campus By Michael Eberhart, News Editor Delegate Danica Roem spoke about her journey “From Journalism to Politics” at Mason’s SciTech Prince William campus on Tuesday, April 3. Roem won…

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Mason hosts rally for gun reform

Student organizations united to speak out in Wilkins Plaza By Michael Eberhart, News Editor Dozens of students gathered to protest and call for reforms to end gun violence on Friday, March 23, in Mason’s Roger Wilkins Plaza (formerly known as…

SCHEV Releases Annual Report on Higher Education

VIRGINIA IS FAILING TO REACH MEASURES FOR IMPROVEMENT BY 2030 GOAL By Michael Eberhart, News Editor The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) recently released its annual report to the General Assembly for 2017, addressing how the commonwealth’s…

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Tim Kaine hosts public Q&A with voters

THE SENATOR MET WITH CONSTITUENTS FOR HIS 2018 REELECTION CAMPAIGN By Michael Eberhart, News Editor Senator Tim Kaine hosted a “Community Conversation” event to answer questions from his Virginia constituents on Thursday, Feb. 1, in the Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo gymnasium…

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Board of Visitors Revises Mason’s Ten Year Strategic Plan

THE PLAN PROMISES TO KEEP TUITION COSTS LOW WHILE INCREASING ENROLLMENTS BY 8,000 By Michael Eberhart, News Editor Mason’s Board of Visitors met just before finals in December to update the school’s ten-year strategic plan, which began in 2014. Part…

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Students hand out facts and snacks for HIV/AIDS Awareness Week

MEDX GLOBAL MEMBERS EDUCATE OTHERS ABOUT COMMUNITY HEALTH AND CAMPUS RESOURCES By Michael Eberhart, News Editor One in six infected U.S. citizens don’t know they have HIV. Mason’s MedX Global chapter ensured Mason’s community learned these uncommon facts about the…

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Mason Turns Out for Historic Virginia Election

A BREAKDOWN OF HOW STUDENTS VOTED IN THE 2017 RACE  By Michael Eberhart, News Editor A breakdown of how students voted in the 2017 race Virginia voters made their voices heard at the polls last week in the first major…