Category: culture

Patriots for Choice Rolls Out New Campus Initiative

Student group brings access and comfort to reproductive dialogue on campus BY ANGELIQUE ARINTOK, STAFF WRITER With just a few clicks on SUB 1’s Vengo machine, anyone on campus now has access to My Way morning-after pill emergency contraceptives. After a…

Page-Ing All Bookworms

Fall for the Book Festival opens dialogue about different cultures and ideas BY D’ANDREA BRADY AND NAYOMI SANTOS, STAFF WRITERS Last week, Mason held the annual Fall for the Book Festival in which 150 authors visited and discussed their different literary…

The Uphill Journey for International Students

Adjusting to life at Mason come with its own challenges for international students BY SARA ANWAR, STAFF WRITER Even though immigration has been a common habit of human civilization since the ancient ages, leaving one’s homeland is never easy. Thousands of…

Catchin’ Toads Swims Up Music Streams

High School Band Takes College by Storm BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY EDITOR Most high school bands don’t manage to survive past graduation, but Catchin’ Toads has beat the odds. The group, which started in 2013, includes siblings Kamron Rose on bass…

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Female Empowerment Shines in Contemporary Music

Ariana Grande becomes an inspiring activist for women through music BY KIM BARTENFELDER, STAFF WRITER Since the release of “God is a Woman” by Ariana Grande in July 2018, the song has served as a lyrical and visual representation of women’s…

Resources for Mason’s LGBTQ+ Community

Learn more about Mason’s Safe Zone and other resources available to students BY BROOKE LEWITAS, STAFF WRITER Actress and trans rights activist Laverne Cox once said, “I’ve never been interested in being invisible and erased.” However, incidents of invisibility, erasure…

Dear Ivy

Dear Ivy

This week, Ivy gives advice to someone dealing with a bad roommate BY TRAVIS MCMILL, STAFF WRITER Dear Ivy, My roommate is a freaking slob. He leaves USED toilet paper on the bathroom floor. He only showers three times a…

Egyptian Filmmaker Talks About His Latest Documentary

Tamer El Said’s “In The Last Days of the City” captures a memory of Egypt BY BASMA HUMADI, MANAGING EDITOR Award-winning filmmaker Tamer El Said stopped by Mason on Wednesday, Oct. 10 for a film screening of “In The Last…

Hidden Hangouts: The Swiss Bakery

Grüezi wilkomme! Bring a book and enjoy some “me” time at The Swiss Bakery BY KATHYA MENDEZ, STAFF WRITER For many college students, an ideal morning starts with a nice cup of coffee before class. If you ever get tired…

Faces of Mason

INTERVIEWS BY HAILEY BULLIS, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR Student: Alex James WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY? One really good memory that I have is of my parents and [I, when I] was a baby, like maybe three or four. We were driving…