Author Archives: Summer Brown

Freshmen, You Got This!

BY SUMMER BROWN, STAFF WRITER The first couple of weeks of college are done. For some, it is the very first weeks of college in their life and for others it’s been the same old, same old. Upperclassmen? You have…

You Are Not Alone

BY SUMMER BROWN, STAFF WRITER Mental health affects a large portion of the population of the world on a daily basis, and students are definitely not an exception to this. Mental health issues can make completing daily tasks absolutely difficult and…

I Am the Lorax and I Speak for The Trees!

BY SUMMER BROWN, PROFESSIONAL LUMBERJACK You know what? When I came back from spring break and noticed the trees gone, I realized something. I realized something so incredibly important that I was beside myself for days on end. What did…

Failure is an Amazing Tool

BY SUMMER BROWN, STAFF WRITER Oh midterms … a lovely section of our time here at Mason to remind us that we are still indeed students and that we still need to strive for the best. I consider this one of…

Women Can Play Sports Too

BY SUMMER BROWN, STAFF WRITER At the beginning of the year, the Women’s Basketball team was killing it. They were absolutely dominating the competition and definitely beginning to gain traction. I mean, after all, Mason is a basketball college, right?…

Be Patient With Housing

BY SUMMER BROWN, STAFF WRITER It is safe to say that most of us have had our incidents with Housing and Residence Life here at Mason. Whether it be a minor issue or something incredibly frustrating, we’ve all experienced these…

Service Dog Etiquette

BY SUMMER BROWN, STAFF WRITER I’m going to be flat out and honest. Service dogs are not for your personal pleasure. Yes, they may look really cute, cuddly and behave rather well, but it still does not mean they exist…

The Importance of Traveling

BY SUMMER BROWN, STAFF WRITER If there’s one thing I tell someone the most, it’s likely about the importance of traveling to another country. Since I was six months old, I have been traveling the United States and the globe, eventually…

Mason’s Procurement Needs to be Conflict-Free

BY SUMMER BROWN, STAFF WRITER Every action we make has consequences. Some have minor impacts and some have larger impacts. At times, we most often think that our actions cannot possibly have too large of consequences, at least on a…

The Importance of Understanding Diversity

BY SUMMER BROWN, STAFF WRITER As of 2019, there are 954 hate groups in America, which has been increasing nationally ever since 1999. It is not unusual in this day and age in the United States to see hate crimes…