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Alessandra Luchini, Lance Liotta, and Ginny Espina pose in the Applied Proteomics & Molecular Medicine lab. Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University

Mason scientists develop tech to save lives

NEW TUBERCULOSIS TEST COULD “HELP MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WORLDWIDE” By Olivia Booth, Staff Writer Professors Alessandra Luchini and Lance Liotta led Mason students Marissa Howard, Sarah Sharif, and Sameen Yusuf, as well as students from Johns Hopkins, Peru, and Italy…

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Who Benefits From the High Costs of Textbooks?

THE TRUE PRICE OF PROFESSORS ASSIGNING THEIR OWN WORK By Olivia Booth, Staff Writer The start of the new semester has Mason students spending hundreds of dollars on textbooks, but what if professors are unethically benefitting from assigning their own…

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What is wrong with Wi-Fi on campus?

MASON’S IT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR EXPLAINS WHAT IS BEING DONE TO IMPROVE THE NETWORK By Olivia Booth, Staff Writer If you’ve never stood in the middle of a dorm room, holding your laptop to the ceiling in an effort to connect to eduroam…

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Dr. Davis Addresses Women’s Leadership Conference

HIGHEST RANKING WOMAN AT MASON DELIVERS INSPIRING SPEECH TO FEMALE STUDENTS  By Olivia Booth, Staff Writer Roosevelt at Mason partnered with the Honors College, Women and Gender Studies, and the LEAD office to host the Women’s Leadership Conference to embolden…

Students direct other students to the on-campus precinct on election day at the Fairfax campus. Photo by Alexis Glenn/Creative Services/George Mason University

Students Get Involved in Political Campaigns

VOLUNTEERS KNOCK ON DOORS FOR CANDIDATES IN GOVERNOR’S RACE  By Olivia Booth, Staff Writer With its proximity to Washington, D.C., George Mason attracts students with an interest in politics from all across the political spectrum. This election season saw many…

Mason Professor Details Plans for Prison Reform

CRIMINOLOGY PROFESSOR LAURIE ROBINSON EXPLAINS PROPOSAL TO SHUT DOWN RIKER’S ISLAND By Olivia Booth, Staff Writer Professor Laurie Robinson spoke on campus last week regarding proposals to reform the criminal justice system and plans to close infamous jail facilities like…

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The high price of free speech

MASON COMMUNITY WEIGHS IN ON FREE SPEECH AS U.C. BERKELEY HOSTS FREE SPEECH WEEK By Olivia Booth, Staff Writer The University of California-Berkeley, designated Sept. 24-27 as “Free Speech Week,” bringing focus to an issue that has generated controversy and violence…