Author Archives: Natalie Heavren

About Natalie Heavren

I'm Natalie! I'm a communication major with minors in sports analytics and sports communication. I have a passion for sports and my favorite way to watch Mason Basketball games is as a member of Green Machine.
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Tayler Dodson leads the team on and off the court

AN INTERVIEW WITH MASON’S STARTING SENIOR By Natalie Heavren, Staff Writer For senior Women’s Basketball starter Tayler Dodson, community service isn’t just a team requirement, it’s become a passion. Dodson, who quietly climbed to fifteenth in assists and twenty-second in…


Early Olympics Update

By Natalie Heavren, Staff Writer The United States is in fifth place in the 2018 Winter Olympics medal count with seven total — four gold, one silver and two bronze as of Feb. 13. Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, and Canada…


Eagles fly past the Patriots

By Natalie Heavren, Sports Editor It took 53 years, but the Philadelphia Eagles are finally Super Bowl Champions. Philadelphia was led by Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles, who became the first backup quarterback to win a Super Bowl since John…

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“The sky’s the limit” for Nicole Cardano-Hillary

MASON FRESHMAN HAS BEEN ALREADY NAMED A-10 ROOKIE OF THE WEEK FIVE TIMES By Natalie Heavren, Staff Writer Nicole Cardaño-Hillary, a native of Madrid, Spain, has been around basketball longer than she can remember. Her mother, Erin Hillary, played while…

Mason Madness celebrates the start of the basketball season with the green machine, mason dance team, mason cheerleading, and more. Photo by Bethany Camp / Creative Services / George Mason University

Natalie Butler: A Story of Coming Home

By Natalie Heavren, Staff writer  When I found out Natalie Butler was transferring from the powerhouse University of Connecticut women’s basketball team to Mason for her last year of eligibility, I was understandably excited. As a Connecticut native and now…

Patriots of All Ages Lead the Team to Victory

By Natalie Heavren, Contributor        On Nov. 29, the Mason Women’s Basketball team, coming off only their second loss of the season, against a University of Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks a team that hasn’t won since their opening game on November…