Author Archives: Travis McMillan

Visiting Filmmakers: Hail Satan?

Director Penny Lane visits for a documentary screening and Q&A session BY: TRAVIS MCMILLAN, STAFF WRITER The Johnson Center Cinema had a treat rather than a trick on Halloween this year, with director Penny Lane screening her documentary “Hail Satan?”…

‘Joker’ Movie Review

 Joaquin Phoenix shines in supervillian thriller BY TRAVIS MCMILLAN STAFF WRITER After the waves of controversy surrounding  surrounding “Joker,” the film was released on Oct. 4. Because of the 2012 Aurora, Colo. theater shooting that happened during a midnight showing…

Mason Jazz Guitar Night at Epicure Cafe

Musicians from the Shawn Purcell Studio entertain BY: TRAVIS MCMILLAN, STAFF WRITER On Saturday, Oct. 5, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., students and alumni from Professor Shawn Purcell’s studio gathered at Epicure Cafe in Fairfax to perform for family…

Mason to Fully Integrate Chosen Name Policy by 2022

Town hall meeting addresses name policies and provides a time for integration BY TRAVIS MCMILLAN, STAFF WRITER In an effort to further the goal of inclusive community Mason hopes to foster, Josh Kinchen, associate director for LGBTQ resources, spoke about…

Mason Filmmakers Showcase Original Films

Best of Film event debuted a variety of impactful projects in Harris Theater BY TRAVIS MCMILLAN, STAFF WRITER  Harris Theater was filled with film majors, movie lovers and student directors on Friday, Sept. 6. Held by Film at Mason, Best…

Pride Alliance Takes Off In New Directions

Pride Alliance continues to be a safe haven for the LGBTQ+ community  BY TRAVIS MCMILLAN, STAFF WRITER Now celebrating their 30th year as an organization at Mason, Pride Alliance is a group focused around making Mason safer and more inclusive…

Denim Day Raises Awareness of Sexual Assault

Sigma Psi Zeta holds Denim Day on campus to help bring awareness to victim blaming and sexual assault BY TRAVIS MCMILLAN, STAFF WRITER Denim Day was held on April 24 to raise awareness of sexual assault. Students wear as much…

Construction to Block Your Next Walk to Class

After a slew of problems with demolition, the Mason construction estimate has been moved back to 2060 BY TRAVIS MCMILLAN, STAFF WRITER Mason has heard all of your complaints about the construction, in particular both how difficult it has made…

It’s Always Sunny at Hypernova Solar

Mason students build solar car that will race for a week in Australia BY TRAVIS MCMILLAN, STAFF WRITER The World Solar Challenge (WSC) and the American Solar Challenge (ASC) are competitions where people construct a solar car to be raced…

Dear Ivy

Ivy helps a student figure out off-campus housing BY TRAVIS MCMILLAN, STAFF WRITER Dear Ivy, So my problem isn’t relationship-related and there isn’t any drama within my friend group, but I wanted to write to you to ask for your…