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In Livin Color

In Livin’ Color

A NIGHT TO CELEBRATE BLACK CULTURES AND BLACK EXCELLENCE By Huong Cao, Staff Writer February is Black History Month, which was established to honor the expansive and growing history of the black community. To celebrate this special occasion, the Omicron…

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Compiled by Basma Humadi, Assistant Lifestyle Editor Organization: Amber Igodan- Delta Sigma Theta Photographed: Amber Igodan and Brittni Beverly-Adams What is the purpose of Delta Sigma Theta? Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is an organization of college-educated women committed to…

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Eliot Cohen and “the big stick”

THE FORMER STATE DEPARTMENT ADVISOR DISCUSSED HIS NEW BOOK FOR MASON’S CENTER OF SECURITY AND POLICY STUDIES By Erik Truong, Staff Writer “Speak softly and carry a big stick,” said Theodore Roosevelt, America’s 26th president, speaking in 1901 about the…

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Mason Celebrates Black History Month

ODIME AND CAMPUS ORGANIZATIONS HOST EVENTS FOR FEBRUARY By Ashley Stewart, Staff Writer  This February is Black History Month — the time every year when people across the country celebrate the rich history and culture of African-Americans. “The U.S. and…

NEW OREANS, LA - FEBRUARY 12:  A float in the Rex parade turns on to Canal Street to large crowds with out outstretched arms on Mardi Gras Day.  Fat Tuesday, the traditional celebration on the day before Ash Wednesday and the begining of Lent, is marked in New Orleans with parades and marches through many neighborhoods in the city. (Photo by Rusty Costanza/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 161338988

Mardi Gras: the Fun and the Facts

By Michael Abler, Staff Writer During the week of Feb. 12, it’ll be that time of year again for great celebration. That’s right, it’ll be the famed event know as Mardi Gras. Also known as ‘Fat Tuesday’ in French, Mardi…

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Why Flu Season is Worse than Usual

 MASON SENDS EMAIL ALERT NOTIFYING STUDENTS OF FLU EPIDEMIC By Tisha Herrera, Staff Writer This year’s seasonal influenza (flu) virus has been the most virulent since 2009 according to statistics from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, with…

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Mason DREAMers Speak out on DACA

THE ACT PROTECTING UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS HAS AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE By Olivia Vermane, Staff Writer With less than a month remaining before the federal government ends the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), a sense of urgency has come over…

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Mason’s Student Senate Passes New Budget

SENATORS ALSO VOTED ON NEW CABINET APPOINTMENTS TO REPLACE FORMER MEMBERS By Tisha Herrera, Staff Writer Mason’s student senate met for the third time this semester on Thursday, Feb. 8, in Merten Hall. They discussed resignations and new appointments, passed…