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Talk politics to me

  BY FAREEHA REHMAN, STAFF WRITER The sixth annual Student/Industry Communications Forum, Political and Policy Communications: Impact, Ethics and the Art of Persuasion, was held Oct. 25. For the forum, political communication professionals and former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley joined…

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Meal tax vote

BY KATYA BEISEL, STAFF WRITER Voters living in Fairfax County will have several choices to make on their ballots when they vote Nov. 8. Aside from voting for candidates in the presidential, state and local elections, voters will also be…

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report released

BY FAREEHA REHMAN, STAFF WRITER Mason’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report was released to the community Sept. 30, and this year’s report contained several points on dealing with sexual assault on campus. Each September or October, Mason releases the…

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Native American Heritage Month

BY HAMNA AHMAD, STAFF WRITER The Native American and Indigenous Alliance (NAIA) will host its 14th annual Veterans Day Powwow Friday, Nov. 11. The event, which will take place on the SUB I quad, features Native American culture while also…

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Student Government update

BY RYAN COONEY, STUDENT GOVERNMENT BEAT WRITER On Oct. 20, Mason’s Student Senate met for its weekly meeting in Merten Hall Room 1201. Key legislation of the day included the support and funding of Lunch with a Dean, the approval…

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Miscommunication in gunmen scare

BY ROSHAN MIRAJKAR, STAFF WRITER A routine ROTC training session at Mason Sept. 22 caused panic on campus when an individual reported seeing two armed men on campus. It was later discovered that the two supposed gunmen were actually two…

Mason treasure hunter

BY FAREEHA REHMAN, STAFF WRITER What’s the story you want to tell? For Robinson Professor Spencer Crew, it was the story of African-American communities that were able to thrive despite the challenges they faced after slavery. Crew was able to…

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George Mason and Slavery

BY GRACE ZIPPERER, STAFF WRITER On Sept. 21, Honors College Black Ambition, a student-run organization that is “intent on creating a diverse presence within Mason’s Honors College,” according to their GetConnected page, held the event “Caja. Millie. Tom. Liberty: The…

Sexual assault investigation

BY SARMAT CHOWDHURY, STAFF WRITER Students received an email Sept. 16 alerting the community to the launch of an investigation surrounding a sexual assault case filed by a female student on campus. The investigation, led by the U.S. Department of…

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Bomb scare at Mason

BY RYAN COONEY, STAFF WRITER On Thursday, Oct. 13, students and faculty at Mason’s Fairfax campus were notified via Mason Alert of a possible bomb threat in the Johnson Center at approximately 4:05 p.m. Following the alert, the building was…