Author Archives: Peter Njoroge

Mason social work students start Facebook supply exchange

Graduating seniors create platform for distribution and communication during pandemic BY: PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR As U.S. cases for the COVID-19 continue to climb exponentially, panic seems like a reasonable response. Citizens from all across the country have been told…

The Bookshelf

 Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo BY: PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR In 2019, the judges for the Booker Prize, one of the most prestigious English literary awards, decided for the first time ever to select two authors and two books…

Faces of Mason

INTERVIEWS BY NIKAYLA KIRCHNER FACULTY: DAVID ZEGLAN Why do you teach what you teach?  This semester I’m teaching a class on nationalism in the Honors College. I did a guest lecture for a colleague of mine the day after Trump…

A Story of Grief and Love

 Mason Players perform “Women of Lockerbie” BY: NAYOMI SANTOS, ASSITANT CULTURE EDITOR Set in the rolling hills of Lockerbie, Scotland, the play “The Women of Lockerbie,” written by Deborah Brevoort, depicts a story of grief and its everlasting impact. The…

A Legacy to Keep

Well-known Southside employee leaves Mason BY: LEIGH NORMAN, STAFF WRITER Robert Daniels is always smiling. His kind eyes and salt-and-pepper beard have been a welcome sight for Southside diners.   He spent years sitting at the register or preparing sandwiches. Sometimes…

More Money, Less Problems

Spend now to save later BY: PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR Unfortunately, life costs a lot of money. Every single day, we need to eat, put on clothing, get around and maintain some sense of personal hygiene. We have to spend…

Celebrating Love Through Storytelling

Mason Folklore Roundtable hosts annual open mic event at Old Town Hall BY: MAGGIE ROTH, STAFF WRITER Students and community members alike took to the stage at Old Town Hall to tell their best love stories in front of a…

Annual Festival Helps Unite Local Jazz Community

Mason school of jazz invites community to learn and celebrate the music BY: PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR In and around Harris Theater, the Mason school of jazz along with a collection of visiting high school and professional jazz bands, held…

A Night of Voguing and Style

As a closer for Black History Month, BSA showcases amazing style in annual fashion show  BY: TRAVIS MCMILLAN, STAFF WRITER In the form of a fashion show, the Black Student Alliance (BSA) used its platform to not only showcase its…

The Bookshelf

How We Fight For Our Lives: A Memoir by Saeed Jones  BY: KIM BARTENFELDER, STAFF WRITER “How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir” is a gripping reflection of the life of Saeed Jones, an LGBTQ+ author as well as…