Category: culture

CVPA Mason Jamfest Games Around the Clock

Game Analysis Design Interest Group holds a 24-hour video game extravaganza BY PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR A wide collection of Mason students gathered in Innovation Hall to kick off the third Mason Jamfest, a 24-hour celebration of all things video…

Robots Bring up Accessibility Concerns

Starts and stops, curb cuts among issues BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR The concern that electrical and computer engineering Ph.D. student Brian Jarvis holds about Starship robots on campus is simple.  Jarvis is physically disabled and uses a power…

Mason Artist Alley

Providing a space for Mason’s artistic entrepreneurs for the second year running BY MAGGIE ROTH, STAFF WRITER Students looking to get a jump on their holiday shopping and support local artists got an opportunity to do both on Saturday, Nov….

Faces of Mason

INTERVIEWS BY PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR This week, for our final issue of the semester, we take a look at two Fourth Estate editors that will be leaving the newsroom, Opinion Editor Chris Kernan-Schmidt and News Editor Abigail Adcox STUDENT:…

More Money, Less Problems

Streaming service subscriptions BY: IMANI HOLLOMAN, STAFF WRITER Sure, the university provides students who live in residence halls with free basic cable service, but are students truly satisfied with Mason’s television programs?  Let’s take a look. There are some good…

Que Bonita Bandera

Hispanic Student Association hosts event to celebrate the flags of the Latinx community at Mason BY: NAYOMI SANTOS, STAFF WRITER Throughout the year, the Hispanic Student Association (HSA) hosts a variety of events to engage and bring visibility to the…

Rated R Models Steal the Show

Purple Reign showcased dancing, great fashion and amazing catwalk struts BY TRAVIS MCMILLAN, STAFF WRITER On Friday, Nov. 15, the Reign Model Troupe presented a memorable fashion showcase to a packed crowd in the Hub Ballroom. The room was filled…

A Tale of Two Solidarities

What Black-Palestinian solidarity can teach us about equality BY: NIKAYLA KIRCHNER, STAFF WRITER In this politically polarized American atmosphere, discussions about Palestinian-Israeli relations and black equality in the U.S. remain a controversial topic.  On Nov. 7, Greg Burris, author and…

Faces of Mason

INTERVIEWS BY: IMANI HOLLOMAN AND IZZ LAMAGDELEINE Student: Isaiah Jordan AS A TRANSFER STUDENT, HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT STUDENT GOVERNMENT? HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED? So, at my last school, I went to Valley Forge Military Academy and College…

Jazz for Justice

Mason Jazz Ensemble and Vocal Ensemble perform annual benefit concert BY: PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR On Friday, Nov. 8, Mason jazz musicians performed their annual Jazz for Justice concert as a joint benefit for the Mason jazz program and Legal…