Category: culture

Coronavirus Survival Guide

Stocking up: grocery store do’s and don’ts  BY: DANA NICKEL CO EDITOR-IN-CHIEF So, halfway through your first, third or final semester of college, things have been unfortunately cut short by a literal global pandemic. Whether you’ve been permitted to stay…

Faces of Mason

INTERVIEW BY IMANI HOLLOMAN Organization: Mason Cable Network’s The Spill How did you become involved with The Spill? Reagan Ortiz: I joined The Spill my sophomore year. I saw they were having an interest meeting and it was something I…

Social Distancing While Going to Class

Students respond to Mason’s transition to online instruction BY: NAYOMI SANTOS, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR For the rest of this semester, the Mason campus will be devoid of any students rushing to class or meeting up at dining halls. Instead, students…

The Bookshelf

 Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo BY: PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR In 2019, the judges for the Booker Prize, one of the most prestigious English literary awards, decided for the first time ever to select two authors and two books…

Dear Ivy: Pandemic Panic

Ivy provides some essential tips on what to do during this pandemic. Hello Patriots! Like many of you, I’ve packed my bags and gone home for the semester to stay healthy and safe.Though there is no letter this week, I…

Faces of Mason

INTERVIEWS BY NIKAYLA KIRCHNER FACULTY: DAVID ZEGLAN Why do you teach what you teach?  This semester I’m teaching a class on nationalism in the Honors College. I did a guest lecture for a colleague of mine the day after Trump…

A Story of Grief and Love

 Mason Players perform “Women of Lockerbie” BY: NAYOMI SANTOS, ASSITANT CULTURE EDITOR Set in the rolling hills of Lockerbie, Scotland, the play “The Women of Lockerbie,” written by Deborah Brevoort, depicts a story of grief and its everlasting impact. The…

A Legacy to Keep

Well-known Southside employee leaves Mason BY: LEIGH NORMAN, STAFF WRITER Robert Daniels is always smiling. His kind eyes and salt-and-pepper beard have been a welcome sight for Southside diners.   He spent years sitting at the register or preparing sandwiches. Sometimes…

More Money, Less Problems

Spend now to save later BY: PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR Unfortunately, life costs a lot of money. Every single day, we need to eat, put on clothing, get around and maintain some sense of personal hygiene. We have to spend…

Celebrating Love Through Storytelling

Mason Folklore Roundtable hosts annual open mic event at Old Town Hall BY: MAGGIE ROTH, STAFF WRITER Students and community members alike took to the stage at Old Town Hall to tell their best love stories in front of a…