Category: Culture

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College life on a budget

Saving can feel overwhelming, but with these tips, it doesn’t have to be HAILEY BULLIS, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR Saving money as a college student is easier said than done. Between the countless cups of coffee and the convenience of on-campus…

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Behind the Scenes at Fenwick

A Peek At Some Cool Offices In Fenwick Library BY NAYOMI SANTOS, STAFF WRITER The way someone decorates their space — whether it be a home or office — can say a lot about that person. Students aren’t the only…

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Finding Inner Peace with Mindful Meditation

Sessions At Mason Bring Peace And Relaxation BY D’ANDREA BRADY, STAFF WRITER School can be very stressful for a lot of students, no matter what year they are. Students have an endless amount of homework during the semester, and those who…

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Dear Ivy

In Fourth Estate’s First Advice Column, A Student Asks Ivy For Advice About How To Balance Their Schedule Dear Ivy, I’m having problems with balancing my school work, my job and the club I’m a part of.  My problem is…

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Faces of Mason

Alumna- Liana Montecinos HOW DOES BEING LATINA AFFECT WHO YOU ARE? It affects every moment of my existence, particularly during the current political climate in the U.S.  I believe that our humanity should be our equalizer in the world. In…

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Construction and Campus Life

How Mason students feel about construction on campus BY CHRISTINE VIRAY, STAFF WRITER With Mason expanding in order to accommodate new students, there is a lot of construction taking place on campus. Construction teams worked throughout the summer to remodel multiple…

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L’Shanah Tovah (Happy New Year)!

Mason’s Jewish Community Celebrates Rosh Hashanah BY HAILEY BULLIS On Sept. 9 – 11, Mason’s Jewish population will be celebrating Rosh Hashanah. Rosh Hashanah, which translates to “head of the year,” is the Jewish new year. Rosh Hashanah  is also the…

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September Horoscopes

Great Advice For All Signs BY MONICA ECHOLS, CULTURE EDITOR AND BASMA HUMADI, MANAGING EDITOR Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Happy Virgo season! Your attention to detail and perfectionist tendencies will come in handy when you get your first major assignment…

Upperclassmen Look Back On Their First Day At Mason

Stories and advice for new students BY CHRISTINE VIRAY, STAFF WRITER Although college life at Mason may seem daunting as a new student, it is good to know that almost every upperclassman (and even some faculty members) were feeling the same…

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Fifty Years of Mason

Half a decade of Patriot Pride Celebrated in the First Class Exhibit BY AHMED FARID, STAFF WRITER Fifty years ago, something very special happened at Mason. For the first time, a group of students put on the green cap and…