STUDENT GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS BRING NEW CANDIDATES

A look into this year’s candidates and their plans for Student Government  BY KENDALL BARNHARDT STAFF WRITER  Fall 2021 Student Government (SG) elections are here, with 22 people running for the Student Senate body. Freshman Zayd Hamid: Candidate Zayd Hamid…

ON THE SLATE

“Venom: Let There Be Carnage” BY JOSEPH MOORE STAFF WRITER “Venom: Let There Be Carnage,” the latest entry in the Sony Pictures Spider-Man Universe, was released in cinemas on Oct. 1. The film, which is a direct sequel from “Venom”…

WHY NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY IS STILL IMPORTANT

BY BEN DEALEY STAFF WRITER National Coming Out Day is an annual event celebrated on Oct., 11 in the United States, as well as in several European countries. It was first celebrated in 1988 to commemorate the National March on…

STUDENTS TOUR LGBTQ+ SPACES IN DOWNTOWN WASHINGTON D.C.

LGBTQ+ Resource Center and LLC kick off LGBTQ+ history month with a trip downtown BY ARI MASTERS STAFF WRITER On Sunday, Oct 3, Mason students took a trip downtown to tour D.C. LGBTQ+ services, led by the LGBTQ+ Resources Center…

NWSL HEAD COACH FIRED AFTER ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT

BY BEN DEALEY STAFF WRITER CONTENT WARNING: This article discusses allegations of sexual and verbal harassment. After a series of scandals and controversies that have spanned the summer season, fans and players are demanding fundamental changes to the top professional…

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

A review of the best allergen-free eats in the DMV BY ALEXIS MCCUTCHAN STAFF WRITER As someone who has learned to live with a severe dairy allergy, at times it can be difficult to find a place to eat out…

MASON’S COVID RESPONSE: A CRY AGAINST HYPOCRISY

BY ELI KOHN STAFF WRITER So, here we all are. A new year, and boy, things look promising. There’s hundreds of people roaming Wilkin’s Plaza, tons of in-person classes and a line outside Chipotle that has only gotten longer since…

EIGHT OUT OF 4,900 STUDENTS TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

COVID-19 cases remain low at Mason BY BRAD BYRNE, STAFF WRITER As September falls into October, Mason continues to make efforts toward keeping campus COVID-19 cases low. With a mask and vaccination mandate put on campus over the summer and…