Category: Culture

Midterm Madness

Helpful tips on how students stay on top during exam season BY ANGELIQUE ARINTOK, STAFF WRITER The days before spring break are always the toughest. Mason’s very own students are looking forward to some relaxation during the break, but before…

Halfway There

How to succeed during midterm season BY NAYOMI SANTOS, STAFF WRITER Before students are all released to enjoy the freedom that spring break offers, midterms must be dealt with. The beauty of midterms, though, is that they are the best chance…

A REALLY, REALLY Important Conversation

Mason’s theater department tackles topical issues with play ‘Really, Really’ BY ALEXANDRIA MCALPINE, ART DIRECTOR This play contains graphic depictions of sexual assault. Audiences are warned of possibly triggering material. Millennials are emerging into adulthood following Christine Blasey Ford accusing…

Student by Day, Giant Robot Fighter by Night

Mason student talks about his film, “Part-Time Defender GunKnuckle” BY AHMED FARID, STAFF WRITER From his first year at Mason, Conor Armstrong has been developing an idea for a movie. Therefore, it seemed only fitting that this story be the…

“The Unafraid” brings light to modern immigration issues

Producer Heather Courtney comes to Mason as part of the Visiting Filmmaker’s Series BY DE’ANDRE DARBY, STAFF WRITER On Thursday, Feb. 28, Emmy award-winning filmmaker Heather Courtney visited Mason for a film screening of “The Unafraid,” followed by a Q&A…

Volition Hosts Open Mic Night

Mason’s undergraduate literary and arts journal hosts place for students to perform their work BY LAURA SCUDDER, SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR Music played as Volition, Mason’s undergraduate literary and arts journal, hosted its first open mic event of the semester on…

Mason Celebrates Black Excellence

The fourth annual Black Excellence Gala celebrated the talents and achievements of Mason’s Black community BY MONICA ECHOLS, CULTURE EDITOR On Friday, Feb. 22, the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Education (ODIME) + LGBTQ Resources hosted the fourth annual…

Dear Ivy

Ivy helps a student who’s two friends are feuding Dear Ivy,              I’m having a bit of a problem with my friends. You see, two of my really good friends are fighting right now. Well actually, they are not even fighting,…

Delta Kappa Alpha Hosts Film Artist Mixer

Mixer Helps Students Make their First Step in the Film Industry BY TRAVIS MCMILLAN, STAFF WRITER The Delta Kappa Alpha (DKA) film mixer, held in George’s in the Johnson Center on Feb. 19, proved to be a very useful introduction…

Faces of Mason

BY IMANI HOLLOMAN, HAILEY BULLIS, AND BASMA HUMADI STUDENT: Dominique Arnold WHAT ARE YOU STUDYING AT MASON? I am an integrative studies major with a concentration in legal studies. I like history, so I’m getting a minor in that too….