Author Archives: Peter Njoroge

The Art of Children’s Literature

Author and illustrator Juana Medina traces path from Colombia to Washington, D.C. BY: PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR For author, illustrator and designer Juana Medina, a children’s book can mean a lot. Medina is a Colombian-born, Washington-based artist and writer who…

Hidden Hangouts: Sotto

A place looking to bring back the golden age of jazz in Washington  BY: PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR I love jazz. I’m unashamed to say it. I like it more than hip-hop, R&B, neo-soul, pop music, complex orchestral scores written…

More Money, Less Problems

Know where your money is going BY: PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR Warning! There’s nothing mind-blowing about this week’s edition of More Money, Less Problems. In fact, the advice that I’m going to offer is quite simple — but definitely not…

Faces of Mason

INTERVIEW BY PETER NJOROGE Organization: TEDxGeorgeMasonU Can you talk a little about TEDxGeorgeMasonU and what you do? So, TEDxGeorgeMasonU is an organization that is a club, technically, that is committed to the [parent organization] which is TED globally. And we…

Dear Ivy

The return of Mason’s favorite advice column For all those that have been asking, my long-awaited return is imminent. Since I left last spring, Mason has undergone many changes. There used to be a giant hole in the center of…

Hidden Hangouts: A Baked Joint

What your favorite coffee shop wishes it could be BY: PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR In a sea of overhyped coffee shops with “nice aesthetics” and “a cool staff,” A Baked Joint on K street in Washington, D.C. stands out as…

Mason Celebrates 5th Black Excellence Gala

Students, staff and alumni turn out for Black Excellence in Dewberry Hall BY PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR On Saturday, Feb. 8, over 400 members of the Mason community were in attendance of the 5th annual Black Excellence Gala in the…

More Money, Less Problems

Keep friends and stay frugal BY LEIGH NORMAN, STAFF WRITER “Let’s split it evenly!” Chills go down your spine. You look around the table. One friend ordered an appetizer, drinks and a steak. Another selected the shrimp and dessert. In…

Faces of Mason

INTERVIEW BY PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR Student: Tyler Tep So, you’re in your last semester at Mason. What are your plans for when you leave? At the moment, I have nothing definitive, but I’d ideally want to get a job…

More Money, Less Problems

Finding entertainment at Mason for free BY: PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR To me, entertainment is essential. We should all set a few of our dollars aside to make ourselves happy. Being strategic about doing that is one of the more…