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Faces of Mason

INTERVIEWS BY MONICA ECHOLS AND IMANI HOLLOMAN Student: Alexandra Kostovski What are you studying at Mason? I am currently studying Global Affairs, with a concentration in Inequality and Responses. Growing up in D.C., I saw the real world from a…

January Horoscopes

Start the semester off right with these New Year’s resolutions ideas for each sign BY MONICA ECHOLS, CULTURE EDITOR Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) – Happy Aquarius season. As one of the most creative and eccentric signs, you are constantly coming…

Dear Ivy

Dear Ivy

BY MONICA ECHOLS, CULTURE EDITOR DEAR IVY, The semester has not yet started, and already I am feeling stressed. For months now, I have been applying for internships in different companies, yet I have not received a positive response so…

December Horoscopes

Winter is coming. Here are some tips for how to spend the break. BY MONICA ECHOLS, CULTURE EDITOR Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) –  Happy Sagittarius season! December is the perfect time for one of the most curious and open-minded zodiac…

Dear Ivy

Dear Ivy

Ivy helps someone struggling with a break-up Dear Ivy, I just broke up with my boyfriend. He and I care for each other very much, but he did not have enough time or space in his life for me. He…

“Du” It for the Culture

National Durag Week helps break down stigma around Black hair care BY MONICA ECHOLS, CULTURE EDITOR Durags are staples of Black hair care. Like bonnets and scarves, durags both protect hair and preserve hairstyles. Despite their practical use and their…

Fall Fashion Trends

Tips for staying warm while still looking stylish BY MONICA ECHOLS, CULTURE EDITOR The days are shorter and colder and pumpkin spice lattes are back, which can only mean one thing—it’s officially fall. One of the best aspects of fall…

October Horoscopes

The signs as fall activities BY MONICA ECHOLS, CULTURE EDITOR Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) – Happy Libra season! Libras love to have a good time, so planning a costume party would be a great fall activity. Invite some of your…