Category: culture

The Benefits of Practicing Yoga

What you should know about yoga and why you should implement it into your life BY ANASTASIA SHKRETOVA, STAFF WRITER Yoga is a popular movement that brings together large groups of people. It is well-known for its positive effect on…

Upcycle instead of being a part of the cycle

The MIX@Fenwick hosts a sustainable-fashion challenge BY NAYOMI SANTOS, STAFF WRITER According to fast-fashion critic Elizabeth Cline, “Americans consume nearly 20 billion garments a year, equivalent to 62 garments each.” This is the result of the rise of the fast-fashion industry….

Tuba Euphonium Ensemble Gets Low

Mason’s Tuba Euphonium Ensemble is going strong with performances scheduled throughout the spring BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY CHIEF When most people think of a professional music ensemble, they think of a symphonic band or a jazz group. However, Mason has plenty…

The Gourmet: The Mystery of the Missing Staff

A review of Pho Banh Mi & Grill in Fairfax, VA BY ETHAN REYNOLDS, STAFF WRITER Editor’s Note: Restaurants are scored by three categories: decor, service and food. I live in the far lands of the Mason townhouses, and because…

Moving to the Beat of the World

Mason Students Celebrate Diversity by performing dances from all over the world BY AHMED FARID, STAFF WRITER On Thursday, April 11, Mason hosted its annual International Week Dance Competition. Students from eight different organizations came together to showcase their culture…

Hidden Hangouts: Call Your Mother

Wood-Fired perfection BY PETER NJOROGE, STAFF WRITER Get your mom, dad, brother, aunt and second cousin twice removed on the line for a bagel that will change everything that you think about breakfast. New-ish to the Parkview neighborhood in Washington,…

Faces of Mason

BY IMANI HOLLOMAN AND ANGELIQUE ARINTOK STUDENT – Justine Suegay HOW HAS YOUR COLLEGE EXPERIENCE AT MASON BEEN SO FAR? My college experience at Mason has surpassed everything I thought it would be. Mason wasn’t where I had planned to go…

Dear Ivy

Ivy helps a student who has a crush on their floormate BY BROOKE LEWITAS, STAFF WRITER Dear Ivy, There is a person on my floor I have had a crush on for most of the year. Let’s call them C….

Get Carried Away

Abby Rasheed boomerangs between genres BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY CHIEF Senior Abby Rasheed’s favorite song she’s created, “Lunar Letdown,” from her debut album, “Carried Away,” starts slow. A guitar and tambourine can be heard in the background as a saxaphone steals…

Bafa’ Bafa’  Stimulates Thought

Simulation addresses the difficulty of cross-cultural interaction BY DE’ANDRE DARBY, STAFF WRITER On Wednesday, April 10, 13 students experienced a simulation that forever changed their perspectives of different cultures. The students attended the Bafa’ Bafa’ Cultural Simulation, an event sponsored…