Category: city

Fairfax Petland Closes After Alleged Animal Neglect

HSUS undercover investigation reveals dead rabbits left in the freezer BY ABIGAIL ADCOX, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR On Wednesday, April 3, Petland ended its franchise agreement in Fairfax due to an ongoing investigation by the City of Fairfax Police Department of…

Four Fun Things to Do in NOVA

Local activities for some winter fun this finals season BY BROOKE LEWITAS, STAFF WRITER With finals on your mind, it can be hard to focus on anything else. As the holidays are just around the corner, if you can pull…

Jewish Students Respond to Antisemitism

Swastikas in Fairfax, “Jew-jokes” and fear: Jewish students speak out BY TISHA HERRERA NEWS EDITOR Earlier this month, the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCCNV or “the J”) found swastikas spray-painted on the building’s windows and walls. This vandalism happened…

Video Surfaces Of Mason Students Singing N-word

The university responds  By Fareeha Rehman On Tuesday, May 15 Twitter user @heyitsgene uploaded a video with students in a car, singing Freaky Friday by Lil Dicky ft. Chris Brown. The 14 second clip uploaded to what appears to be Snapchat, showed…

MASON ALUMNI CELEBRATE 50 YEARS

Notable Alumni Included Politicians, Astronaut By Dana Nickel, Staff Writer This year, Mason alumni celebrate 50 years since the creation of the Mason Alumni Association, while Mason was still George Mason College of UVA.  The association, headed by President Brian…

Photo Finish – Mason Breaks Records in A-10 Championship

MASON MEN’S TRACK AND FIELD COME IN SECOND, WOMEN IN THIRD IN THE A-10 CHAMPIONSHIP    By Domenic Allegra and Natalie Heavren, Staff Writers Mason hosted the Atlantic 10 Outdoor Track and Field Championship this past weekend, hoping to win…

Hidden gems inside the National African American Museum

By Muhammad Arham, Contributor On Feb. 14th, I visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. as recommended by my professor. I entered the museum with a giveaway ticket that is available during the weekdays….

State Senator pushes for marijuana decriminalization

A BILL IN STATE LEGISLATURE INTRODUCES RELAXED PUNISHMENT FOR FIRST-TIME OFFENDERS By Alexander Shedd, News Assistant Editor A state senator has introduced a new bill to the state legislature that would relax certain parts of the laws for marijuana-related offenses….

Restaurant Review: Magnolia Dessert Bar & Coffee

A SWEET ADDITION TO VIENNA By Cat Tong, Staff Writer Located on the outskirts of Vienna, Magnolia Dessert Bar & Coffee – opened in early Dec. 2017, has become the town’s newest attraction. Rising in popularity among instagrammers and foodies,…

2017 Elections signal change for Democrats in 2018

BUT THE PARTIES DISAGREE ON VIRGINIA’S IMPACT ON MIDTERMS  By Olivia Vermane, Staff Writer The November elections demonstrated huge successes for the Democratic party. In Virginia, Governor-elect Ralph Northam won by almost nine points, and fellow Democrats Justin Fairfax and…