Category: Culture

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…

Hidden Hangouts: Fairfax Denny’s

A hangout hidden in plain sight BY: JACK HARVEY, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR As I am seated at the local Fairfax Denny’s, happy to find shelter from the cool fall air, I am handed their Holiday Delights menu.  I am impressed by…

More Money, Less Problems

How to get around without breaking the bank BY: IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR The cheapest parking pass you can get at Mason is $120, and it’s located all the way over on West Campus. Additionally, that pass doesn’t include…

Fall New Dances: Creativity Shines in New Pieces

Fall New Dances Premieres Upperclassmen Work BY: IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR The dancers, 11 women dressed in black, walked onto the stage. They crowded so close together you couldn’t tell where each person began and ended. As the dancers lumped…

Mason’s Own Space for Inquiry in the Heart of the Library

Fenwick Gallery manager talks about accomplishments and goals BY NAYOMI SANTOS, STAFF WRITER The Fenwick Gallery is often the first thing that students, faculty and visitors see when they walk into Fenwick Library. The exhibit space allows people to explore…

Mason’s Green Machine Brings Passion and Soul

A deeper look into the essence of the musical community BY: KIM BARTENFELDER, STAFF WRITER At the core of Mason’s Green Machine is a lot of heart, continuous enthusiasm and a strong will to perform.  Excitement surrounding Green Machine, Mason’s…

Rosa Alcala Hosts a Talk at Mason

Poet and professor speaks about the poetry performance of Cecilia Vicuna BY: PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR On Nov. 6 in the Art and Design Building, poet and translator Rosa Alcala hosted a talk discussing the oral performances of multi-disciplinary artist…

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October Horoscopes

Scorpio Season Is (Finally) Here BY: NAYOMI SANTOS, STAFF WRITER Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Your season has arrived. Now is the time for new beginnings, so take advantage of that and jump into something new, whether it’s a project or…