Category: Culture

Catchin’ Toads Swims Up Music Streams

High School Band Takes College by Storm BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY EDITOR Most high school bands don’t manage to survive past graduation, but Catchin’ Toads has beat the odds. The group, which started in 2013, includes siblings Kamron Rose on bass…

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Female Empowerment Shines in Contemporary Music

Ariana Grande becomes an inspiring activist for women through music BY KIM BARTENFELDER, STAFF WRITER Since the release of “God is a Woman” by Ariana Grande in July 2018, the song has served as a lyrical and visual representation of women’s…

Resources for Mason’s LGBTQ+ Community

Learn more about Mason’s Safe Zone and other resources available to students BY BROOKE LEWITAS, STAFF WRITER Actress and trans rights activist Laverne Cox once said, “I’ve never been interested in being invisible and erased.” However, incidents of invisibility, erasure…

Dear Ivy

Dear Ivy

This week, Ivy gives advice to someone dealing with a bad roommate BY TRAVIS MCMILL, STAFF WRITER Dear Ivy, My roommate is a freaking slob. He leaves USED toilet paper on the bathroom floor. He only showers three times a…

Egyptian Filmmaker Talks About His Latest Documentary

Tamer El Said’s “In The Last Days of the City” captures a memory of Egypt BY BASMA HUMADI, MANAGING EDITOR Award-winning filmmaker Tamer El Said stopped by Mason on Wednesday, Oct. 10 for a film screening of “In The Last…

Hidden Hangouts: The Swiss Bakery

Grüezi wilkomme! Bring a book and enjoy some “me” time at The Swiss Bakery BY KATHYA MENDEZ, STAFF WRITER For many college students, an ideal morning starts with a nice cup of coffee before class. If you ever get tired…

Faces of Mason

INTERVIEWS BY HAILEY BULLIS, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR Student: Alex James WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY? One really good memory that I have is of my parents and [I, when I] was a baby, like maybe three or four. We were driving…

Mason Celebrates Indigenous People’s Day

A Tribute to the Original Inhabitants of America BY AHMED FARID, STAFF WRITER With students from nearly 130 countries, it is safe to say that Mason has a diverse campus. Learning about different cultures is something all Mason Patriots enjoy…

“The Office” Star Comes To Mason

Craig Robinson talks to Mason students about his experiences in Hollywood, confidence, and more BY BASMA HUMADI, MANAGING EDITOR “Out of paper, out of stock, there’s friendly faces around the block,” sang Craig Robinson alongside a crowd of Mason students. ”Call…

“Rethinking Lines” Artist Speaks to Mason Students

The artist behind the Fenwick Gallery exhibition, Mel Parada, gives a presentation BY NAYOMI SANTOS, STAFF WRITER Communication is unavoidable in everyday life. From billboards to street signs, everything has a message. Mel Parada aims to change that. For the past…