Category: campus

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The search for on-campus housing

STUDENTS SCRAMBLE FOR ROOMS AS MANY LOSE HOUSING GUARANTEE By Lauren Sullivan, Staff Writer The search is on. Mason students are scrambling for off-campus housing following an email saying all seniors are waitlisted for on-campus housing. On Friday, Feb. 9,…

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Products of prison labor on campus

HOW FURNITURE AND SUPPLIES MADE BY PRISONERS END UP IN MASON CLASSROOMS By Erik Truong, Staff Writer The furniture used at Mason every day, along with supplies in the academic buildings and residence halls, are all the products of prison…

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Working students give advice

HOW DO STUDENTS STAY SANE WHILE JUGGLING SCHOOL AND WORK? By Mia Wise, Staff Writer According to a U.S. Census report from 2011, 71 percent of undergrads were working while in college. With such a high number, it is interesting…

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“Chewdanese” brings part of Sudan to Mason

By Wafer Salih, Staff Writer GMU’s Sudanese Student Association host their second annual “Chewdanese” event on Tuesday Feb. 20 at the JC Bistro. The event took place 5 p.m. between 8 p.m. Attendees enjoyed a night filled with food and…

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Faces of Mason

  Dr. Kristina M. Olson, Associate Professor of Italian, Department of Modern and Classical Languages, College of Humanities and Social Sciences Compiled by Student Media What motivates you to get up in the morning?         The joy of being a…

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Trayvon Martin’s mother speaks at Mason

SYBRINA FULTON DISCUSSES MYTHS SURROUNDING HER SON’S DEATH AND POLICING IN THE U.S. By Tisha Herrera, Staff Writer Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, spoke with Mason students for the 2018 Sojourner Truth Lecture in the HUB Ballroom on Monday,…

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Mason’s observatory looks to the stars

THE ASTRONOMY DEPARTMENT HOSTS VISITING SCIENTISTS SEARCHING FOR OTHER PLANETS By Isabella LaMagdeleine, Staff Writer Space is the limit for researchers at the Mason observatory in Research Hall. Students and faculty from the astronomy department investigate topics like astrobiology —…

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A look at how Mason grows its own food

THE PRESIDENTS PARK HYDROPONIC GREENHOUSE GROWS FRESH PRODUCE FOR MASON DINING By Claire Underwood, Staff Writer Since 2013, Mason has grown lettuce, basil, cilantro and other microgreens in its campus greenhouse using a hydroponic growing system. Ike’s dining hall uses…

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Get physical with Mason Rec

EARN CLASS CREDIT WHILE GETTING FIT By Ahmed Farid, Staff Writer It is a well-known fact that Mason offers a diverse array of majors. From Anthropology to Computer Science, there is a major for everyone to be able to study…