Category: county

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…

Virginia Gubernatorial Race Approaches Finsih Line

CANDIDATES RECEIVE IMPORTANT LAST-MINUTE ENDORSEMENTS  By Alexander Shedd, Assistant News Editor As the Virginia gubernatorial race enters its final week, both candidates received important endorsements from some of the country’s biggest political names. Republican candidate Ed Gillespie most recently received…

Protesters turn out for Tax March

Tax March marchers called for Donald Trump to release tax returns. BY ALEX SHEDD   On April 15, known as “tax day” because the deadline to file federal taxes typically falls on that day, tens of thousands of protesters turned…

Metro events April 24-30

Monday, April 24 Filmfest DC (through April 30) | various locations   Tuesday, April 25 Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting | Fairfax County Government Center | Open to the public   Wednesday, April 26 NVCC student art exhibition |…

Sophomore creates mentorship program

InvestinYOUth offers Mason students chance to mentor high schoolers BY CAROLA PATTY GORENA MORALES   Beginning in the last week of April, Mason students will visit Mountain View Alternative High School in Centreville, Virginia, for a weekly after-school mentorship program…

Understanding Israel

Israel Student Association hosts first full Israel Week BY KELAYAH DICKERSON   Mason’s first ever week-long Israel Week was held to offer the community the chance to learn about the culture, religions, ethnicities and ideas of the people of Israel….

Warner aims to tackle student debt crisis

Sen. Mark Warner introduces legislation for students struggling with debt BY LAURYN CANTRELL   Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) has introduced two bills to assist college students and college graduates in response to the rising cost of attending college.   In…