Author Archives: Nikayla Kirchner

Kulture Night: A Night of Appreciation and Expression

Kappa Phi Gamma hosts a night of food and dance BY NIKAYLA KIRCHNER, STAFF WRITER On Friday, Nov. 1, the Mason community celebrated the fifth annual “Kulture Night,” where various cultural organizations from across campus came together to promote the…

The Fight Against Stigma

How Mason is Working to Destigmatize Mental Health BY: NIKAYLA KIRCHNER, STAFF WRITER Schizo. Bipolar. Psychotic. These are the words nonchalantly thrown around college campuses, characterized by stigma and dripping with negative connotation.  Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses sometimes…

Faces of Mason

BY NIKAYLA KIRCHNER, STAFF WRITER ORGANIZATION: Urbanknowlogy COULD YOU TELL ME A LITTLE ABOUT THE CLUB? Urbanknowlogy is the first hip-hop dance group on campus. We were founded in 2005 by Terrence “TP” Polite, LaShonda Wilson and JayEll Vaugn, and…