Category: Culture

SOJOURNER TRUTH: POLITICS AND PROTEST

A panel examining the power of politics and protest in the pursuit of justice BY SYDNEY JOHNSON STAFF WRITER The annual Sojourner Truth Lecture was held on Thursday, Feb. 25, marking the 21st year in the event’s history. The Women…

MASON STUDENT FILMMAKER GAINS INTERNATIONAL ATTENTION

Layth Alwatban and “Food for Others” BY MAGGIE ROTH CULTURE EDITOR Layth Alwatban, one of Mason’s student filmmakers, has garnered international attention while raising awareness for an essential community resource. Alwatban is a senior Communication major pursuing an accelerated master’s…

HYLTON AT HOME STORY CORNER

“The Trouble with Ben” by Barry Louis Polisar, featuring Sound Impact BY SYDNEY JOHNSON STAFF WRITER In an effort to raise awareness for different forms of performance art, the Hylton Performing Arts Center and the Prince William Public Library System…

“RELATIONSHIPS IN COVID TIMES”

Hylton Performing Arts Center and local theater highlight universal frustrations felt throughout the pandemic BY HAILEY BULLIS SENIOR STAFF WRITER The Hylton Performing Arts Center partnered with Prince William Little Theatre to create a virtual collection of performances about “Relationships…

ON THE SLATE

“Malcolm & Marie” BY ALEXIS MCCUTCHAN STAFF WRITER “Malcolm & Marie” is a Netflix film that beautifully represents modern societal struggles through the lives of a young couple, telling an ornate story over the course of a night-long argument.  I…

MASON ARTS AT HOME: SANKOFA DANZAFRO DANCE COMPANY

Exploring social disparity through Afro-Colombian dance BY SYDNEY JOHNSON STAFF WRITER Sankofa Danzafro’s “The City of Others” explores the ideas of racism and social disparity in Colombia through contemporary, hip-hop and capoeira dancing. On Friday, Feb. 5, The Center for…

FACES OF MASON

INTERVIEW BY DANA NICKEL SENIOR STAFF WRITER Student: Jordan Lear What year are you at Mason? What are you studying?  I am a junior here at Mason and I’m majoring in Communication with a concentration in media production and criticism,…

TOM FELTON HEADLINES MASON’S HOMECOMING

Patriot Activities Council hosts former “Harry Potter” star on YouTube livestream BY LAURA SCUDDER CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Echoes of “Pottah” could be heard on the YouTube livestream that hosted Tom Felton on Saturday, Feb 6. The actor, best-known for his role as…

PAC KICKS OFF SPRING SEMESTER WITH THE POWER OF LANGUAGE

Spoken word poet Adán Bean shared works in virtual event BY HAILEY BULLIS SENIOR STAFF WRITER The Patriot Activities Council started off the semester by hosting a spoken word event titled “Hear Me Out,” featuring spoken word poet Adán Bean…

ADD TO QUEUE

“Live from Emmet’s Place” streams BY PETER NJOROGE CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Music is something I take with me everywhere that it’s even quasi-appropriate. Whether I’m cooking, cleaning, working, running, in class, driving, in the grocery store or in the shower, the chances…