Category: Culture

Kulture Night: A Night of Appreciation and Expression

Kappa Phi Gamma hosts a night of food and dance BY NIKAYLA KIRCHNER, STAFF WRITER On Friday, Nov. 1, the Mason community celebrated the fifth annual “Kulture Night,” where various cultural organizations from across campus came together to promote the…

More Money, Less Problems

Prepping food is the meal deal BY: NATALIE HEAVREN, SPORTS EDITOR Meal prepping is hard.  You cook a lot of the same food, you get sick of eating it after two days, you spend a lot of money on eating…

‘Joker’ Movie Review

 Joaquin Phoenix shines in supervillian thriller BY TRAVIS MCMILLAN STAFF WRITER After the waves of controversy surrounding  surrounding “Joker,” the film was released on Oct. 4. Because of the 2012 Aurora, Colo. theater shooting that happened during a midnight showing…

‘Rags’ Returns to the Stage at Mason

Mason Players reanimate a timeless tale about America BY AHMED FARID, STAFF WRITER What if I told you that you were about to watch a musical about a refugee who comes to the U.S. searching for a better life, only…

Hidden Hangouts: Westover Farmers Market

Head to this local market for a collection of quality products BY PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR Launch into millennial adulthood by checking out the freshest produce around at the Westover Farmers Market. While often associated with hipsters and high prices,…

Mason Jazz Guitar Night at Epicure Cafe

Musicians from the Shawn Purcell Studio entertain BY: TRAVIS MCMILLAN, STAFF WRITER On Saturday, Oct. 5, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., students and alumni from Professor Shawn Purcell’s studio gathered at Epicure Cafe in Fairfax to perform for family…

The Fight Against Stigma

How Mason is Working to Destigmatize Mental Health BY: NIKAYLA KIRCHNER, STAFF WRITER Schizo. Bipolar. Psychotic. These are the words nonchalantly thrown around college campuses, characterized by stigma and dripping with negative connotation.  Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses sometimes…

Faces of Mason

BY: KIM BARTENFELDER, STAFF WRITER FACULTY: Lilian de Jonge WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO MASON? Well, I’m originally from the Netherlands. I went to Montreal for an internship, and was then offered to stay so I got my degree. I spent…

Amateur Drag Show Brings Pride to Mason

Performers vogued, shimmied and slayed BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR On Friday, Oct. 25, the small Gillespie Gallery of Art in the Art and Design Building buzzed with chatter. From the moment the doors opened, the audience section was full,…

Lauren Ashlaie: A Heart That Belongs to Performance

Mason junior looks towards future filled with music BY ALEXANDRIA MCALPINE, ART DIRECTOR Being on stage was always in Lauren Ashlaie’s future. The junior vocal performance major’s accolades include winning the Hollywood Song Writing Contest this year, and a Music in…