Author Archives: Nayomi

VISITING FILMMAKERS

A conversation with filmmaker Elegance Bratton and producer Effie Brown BY SYDNEY JOHNSON STAFF WRITER The Mason Center for the Art’s Visiting Filmmakers Series hosted a Q&A session on Thursday, Oct. 8, with filmmaker Elegance Bratton and “Dear White People”…

SPECUDATE, REVISITED

The dating app created by Mason students reaches a milestone BY TRAVIS MCMILLAN STAFF WRITER At the beginning of this year, computer science majors Cameron Smith and Dennis Nayandin’s app SpecUdate was in its alpha phase. The app had about…

Fall for the Book: Abby Wombach

Mason Reads author Abby Wombach talks leadership, community and confidence BY NAYOMI SANTOS CULTURE EDITOR Every year Mason freshmen are required to read a book intended to inspire community and conversation around a specific, timely topic. Whether the book is…

The Bookshelf

“How the García Girls Lost Their Accents” by Julia Alvarez BY ALEXIS MCCUTCHAN STAFF WRITER Julia Alvarez’s “How the García Girls Lost Their Accents” is an inside look into Dominican lifestyle and culture. The book covers the hardships faced during…

Add to Queue

Podcast “Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend” BY MATTHEW HOANG STAFF WRITER It has been 10 years since Conan O’Brien left “The Tonight Show” and since his departure from the world’s oldest talk show, he has hosted his own show, “Conan,”…

On the Slate

New HBO Drama “Lovecraft Country” BY SHYLOH-SYMONE BAILEY  STAFF  WRITER “Lovecraft Country” cannot fit neat and tidy within one genre. It’s an experimental show where the writer obviously plays with the ideas of several different genres at the same time….

The Bookshelf

“Batman: Three Jokers” #1 by Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok BY MATTHEW HOANG STAFF WRITER   After four years of development, the comic “Batman: Three Jokers” finally makes its long-awaited debut. This narrative arc was first teased in 2016’s “Justice…

Dear Ivy

Ivy gives some advice about making friends at Mason, even during a pandemic BY SHYLOH-SYMONE BAILEY STAFF WRITER Dear Patriots, If you’re reading this letter in hopes of making friends during the new era of COVID-19, then it was written…

Faces of Mason

INTERVIEW BY SYDNEY JOHNSON STAFF WRITER Can you tell me a little bit about yourself and the organization? How has Her Campus made an impact on George Mason University and its students? My name is Nautia Smalls (she/her/hers) and I…