Category: Culture

WGMU HOSTS AMPLIFEST

Mason’s student radio hosts their first concert presenting local bands BY VIVIANA SMITH, MANAGING EDITOR On April 17, Mason’s WGMU hosted Amplifest, a concert featuring several DMV local band performances at Jammin’ Java.  According to junior Ashlyn Cole, WGMU’s General…

THE INSPIRING STORIES OF WOMEN OF COLOR IN STEM

Discover the challenges, triumphs and contributions of women of color in STEM BY JAMIE GHOLSON, STAFF WRITER In 2021, the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) stated that women are underrepresented minorities in the STEM workforce, consisting of 35% of the…

TECH IS GOOD 4 YOU

New tech student organization at Mason has a successful first year BY MARY DEMARCO, STAFF WRITER “When I was a freshman, I really wanted to get involved with some cool [computer engineering] projects with people. There [were] some clubs out…

AWARENESS AND WORLD CITIZENSHIP

The World Citizen Club gives students the chance to volunteer and make an impact BY VALENTINA FALA, STAFF WRITER Nowadays many people feel scared and powerless in front of the tragedies happening all around the world. One may want to…

SISTERS THAI: A FLAVORFUL RETREAT NEAR MASON

Discover authentic Thai cuisine and cozy vibes just minutes from campus BY SAAHITI KIRAN CHAMALA, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR Sisters Thai, a beloved eatery frequented by Mason students, offers an array of tantalizing dishes that cater to various preferences. From their…

GEAR UP FOR MASON DAY 2024

Celebrating unity and tradition: Mason Day 2024 promises a day of fun, community and memorable performances BY JOHNNY SURIA, STAFF WRITER Mason’s Student Involvement Office (SIO) invites the community to the biggest event of the school year: Mason Day. Mason’s…

BREAKING NEWS: BABY GEESE AT MASON POND

Six baby geese seen waddling on campus BY ANDANI MUNKAILA, SOCIAL MEDIA AND GRAPHICS EDITOR Attention all Patriots, the geese have babies! That’s right, some good news before finals. Earlier this month, multiple baby geese were seen waddling around the…

GET READY TO ROCK: MASON DAY 2024!

Neon Trees announced as Mason Day headliner BY SAAHITI CHAMALA, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR Mark your calendars because Mason Day, one of the most anticipated traditions at George Mason University, is just around the corner! On April 26, from 3 p.m….

FACES OF MASON: MARZANA AFROZ

Student ambassador for the College of Engineering and Computing talks about her role BY ALEXANDRA HENRIQUES, STAFF WRITER Junior Marzana Afroz is the definition of a Mason Patriot. This year, she currently serves as a Mason Student Government Senator, director…

FACES OF MASON: JESSICA SRIKANTIA

Mason professor talks about the importance of well-being and unique practices in her classes BY SARENA MARRISA SOHAN, STAFF WRITER Editor’s note: This interview, originally conducted on April 14, 2023, was edited for length and clarity.  Dr. Jessica Srikantia has…