Category: culture

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Bike to Mason Day 2018

A yearly tradition since 2008, this day encourages and incentivizes students and staff to bike to Mason… By Angelique Arintok, Staff Writer On April 17, Mason Parking & Transportation hosted Bike to Mason Day in collaboration with the Office of Sustainability….

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The mental aftermath of hurricanes

Mason student reflects on the hardships after Irma and Maria hit her home By Lauren Sullivan, Staff Writer Melting ice caps and disappearing forests are common visualizations of climate change, but mental health issues can be a direct cause of…

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How climate change affects Virginia’s wine

Northern Virginia’s past wine-making ventures make growers adaptable to foreseeable changes in the industry By Lauryn Cantrell, Staff Writer Attempts to grow wine in Virginia date back to the settlers of Jamestown, whose numerous attempts failed as a result of…

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Nic’s Flicks

  KEY 4 = Great; 3 = Good; 2 = Fair; 1 = Poor; 0 = Ooh, let’s not go there Star Rating: 3.5/4         “Ready Player One” is a love letter to pop culture. Instances like this are not…

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Faces of Mason

Yves Beneche, Alumni You were a part of Delta Chi and Mason Ambassadors – what made you want to join these clubs and what was your favorite thing about them? I joined Delta Chi because upon coming to GMU, I…

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A not so tiny movement

By Nancy Nyamaa, Contributor The demand for eco-friendly tiny houses is on the rise due to the lifestyle’s affordability, as demonstrated by shows such as “Tiny House Hunters” on HGTV. Tiny houses are typically 80 to 600 square-feet and are…

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Vision Board Party

By Cat Tong, Staff Writer As the end of the semester approaches, students may lack determination to follow through with their goals. The Omicron Rho Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority hosted a Vision Board Party on Wednesday, April 18,…

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Yes, your professors do know you’re on Facebook

By Hailey Bullis, Staff Writers If you’ve ever wondered if your professors realize whether or not you’re on your phone or not reading your assigned reading chapters, the answer is yes they do. They also realize when you don’t show…

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‘ADVANCE’ Mason partnership helps NOVA transfers

A Successful Partnership Leads a Long Way By Kathya Mendez, Staff Writer Mason is one of the largest public institutions in the Commonwealth of Virginia, with 35,189 students. However, for many years, transfer students have struggled to transition smoothly from…

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Subscribe and stream

Looking for a way to de-stress during finals season? Check out what platforms are available for streaming television online! By Angelique Arintok, Staff Writer With finals season right around the corner, students are looking for ways to destress and wind…