Author Archives: sbasit

Ex-Employee Speaks Out On Chipotle

An update on Chipotle’s working conditions since last fall BY SABIHA BASIT, STAFF WRITER Last fall, Fourth Estate released a report describing the accounts from former Chipotle employees who spoke out against unfair conditions, specifically working extended hours without compensation….

Removal Of Water Tower From Fairfax Campus

A Q&A with Mason and Fairfax Water representatives over water tower removal BY  SABIHA BASIT STAFF WRITER As students have noticed, Mason has recently undergone major changes to its Fairfax campus, from demolishing Robinson Hall A to the introduction of…

Ending the Stigma

A Discussion About HIV/AIDS Awareness BY SABIHA BASIT, STAFF WRITER The end of November at Mason marked Mason’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Week. Many activities and events were conducted in collaboration with various organizations at Mason, including the Student Support and Advocacy Center (SSAC),…

Weeding Out Students In Stem

Students and College of Science faculty describe their experiences with STEM BY SABIHA BASIT, STAFF WRITER As the fall semester slowly begins to wrap up, most students are beginning to sign up for the classes they will take next semester. Many…

Mason Economics Professor Writes Controversial Column

Multicultural organizations respond to Professor Walter Williams’ articles on diversity “corrupting” universities BY SABIHA BASIT AND CYD MEJIA STAFF WRITERS In a racially charged political climate, is diversity negatively affecting colleges across the U.S.? That is the question posed by Walter…

Rejected As A Sister

Mason LIFE student gets dropped from every sorority on campus BY SANJANA RAGHAVAN, SABIHA BASIT, STAFF WRITERS AnnCatherine “AC” Heigl is currently a D1 cheerleader at Mason and described as approachable and kind. She was a varsity cheerleader, three-time homecoming princess,…

Chipotle Employees Allege Work Without Fair Pay

Employees speak out against unfair conditions BY SABIHA BASIT, STAFF WRITER The arrival of one of the most popular fast-food chains has brought excitement for students at Mason, but Chipotle’s success comes at a cost. Employees have alleged that Chipotle avoids…

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Mason Administrator JJ Davis Leaves for UVA

Senior vice president of finance and administration takes up new job BY SABIHA BASIT, STAFF WRITER Back in August of 2018, according to Mason’s Senior Vice President for Administration & Finance, Jennifer (JJ) Davis left Mason to pursue a job opportunity…

9/11 Memorial

A Muslim Perspective

3 American Muslim women share their experiences and opinions about the aftermath of 9/11 BY SABIHA BASIT On September 11, 2001, an extremist group hijacked four airplanes to carry out one of most malicious terrorist attacks in history. The attacks caused…