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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….

By Billy Ferguson

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…

Photos courtesy of Mimi Albano

Sanders backs Perriello at campus rally

The Vermont senator spoke in support of the Virginia gubernatorial candidate BY LOTTYE LOCKHART, CONTRIBUTOR   When Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) stepped onstage in the HUB of George Mason University, the crowd went wild. More wild, even, than when Tom…

From Georgetown to the NBA and back

BY CHATEAU MANGAROO   The University of North Carolina surviving its championship game against Gonzaga University last Monday evening may not have been the most exciting news in college basketball.   Earlier that day, Georgetown University hired one of its…

Commencement speaker announced

“Spotlight” inspiration Marty Baron to deliver speech at graduation BY EDNA MCCLUNG     Martin “Marty” Baron, the executive editor for The Washington Post, will deliver the Spring 2017 Commencement address at Mason’s 50th annual commencement on May 20. Baron…

Courtesy of Donna Imadi

Combating college costs

Sen. Tim Kaine, journalists discuss higher education financial issues and policy BY DONNA IMADI   The national organization Young Invincibles sponsored a summit on higher education Feb. 27 that brought together journalists and policymakers to discuss higher education financial issues…

Mason students Stop the Bleed

Students learn how to save lives with the National Center for Disaster Medicine & Public Health BY RACHEL MARKFELDER     On Monday, March 27, the National Center for Disaster Medicine & Public Health (NCDMPH) conducted a study at Mason’s…

Column: Controversy and the Beast

Disney movie a huge hit despite controversy BY ALEXANDER SHEDD   [Minor spoilers for Beauty and the Beast below] The Walt Disney Company is no stranger to controversy. Ever since their earliest animated classics, Disney has been plagued by angry…

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Cops in the Community

Mason police, Fairfax police discuss public’s trust in law enforcement BY EDNA MCCLUNG   The Eta Delta Delta chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., along with student government, hosted an open dialogue with police officers called “Cops in the…