Category: Culture

A Night At the Theater

St. Olaf Orchestra visits Mason BY ALEXANDRIA MCALPINE, ART DIRECTOR Last Tuesday evening, the St. Olaf Orchestra performed in Mason’s Center for the Arts. Mason students Camille Brayshaw and Rhyan Elliott sat front and center in the fourth row with…

What Is Love?

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, find out what Mason students think of the holiday BY ANGELIQUE ARINTOK, STAFF WRITER In 2019, the expected amount of Americans celebrating Valentine’s Day is down to 51 percent compared to 63 percent back…

Long Distance Relationships at Mason

Students give their experiences with long distance relationships BY BROOKE LEWITAS, STAFF WRITER According to the Journal of Communication in 2013, 75 percent of college students have been in or are currently in a long distance relationship.  When we think…

Looking Back on Fifty Years of Civil Rights

Fenwick’s “Before and Beyond 1968” exhibit explores three civil rights movements’ BY D’ANDREA BRADY, STAFF WRITER Fenwick Library is hosting the exhibit “Before and Beyond 1968: Three Civil Rights Movements in America.”  The exhibit shows unique and outstanding photographs, artifacts,…

Coffee With the President

President Cabrera talks business, education and the future BY ALEXANDER SHEDD, EDITOR IN CHIEF The first thing you notice walking into the president’s corner office on the top floor of Merten Hall is the glass double doors. Looking through, one sees…

Dear Ivy

Dear Ivy, I am currently a freshman Bioengineering major, and I am honestly not loving my major. I thought it would be a good fit for me because I wanted to help people through stem cell research. But now that…

Faces of Mason

INTERVIEWS AHMED FARID Student: Maximilian Simkins What is one interesting thing about you? At the age of 19, I owned my first investment property. I quickly found out that to run investment properties, [it] takes a lot of work and…

The Student Consensus On Starship Robots

Mason students’ candid experiences with the new food delivery system BY ANGELIQUE ARINTOK, STAFF WRITER The group of 25 semi-autonomous robots making their way through campus is captivating attention from some big fans—the Mason students. It didn’t take long for…

February Kicks Off with a (Silent) Bang

Students celebrate Black/African Heritage Month with a silent party BY MONICA ECHOLS, CULTURE EDITOR To kick off the beginning of Black/African Heritage Month, the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Education (ODIME) and LGBTQ Resources hosted the Stay Woke Silent…