Category: Culture

Mason Leaves A Mark

Community signs beam going into New Academic Building BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR Patriots left their legacy on campus Aug. 27–29 as they signed a beam that will be placed in the new academic building.  The beam was available…

Pride Alliance Takes Off In New Directions

Pride Alliance continues to be a safe haven for the LGBTQ+ community  BY TRAVIS MCMILLAN, STAFF WRITER Now celebrating their 30th year as an organization at Mason, Pride Alliance is a group focused around making Mason safer and more inclusive…

Hidden Hangouts: Woody’s Ice Cream

Happiness in a scoop BY AHMED FARID, STAFF WRITER  Even though summer is almost over, there is probably never a time when anyone will say no to ice cream. With the giant workload that we have, it’s good to give yourself…

Eric O’Shea In The Harris Theater

Celebrated comedian brings wise words, jokes and advice to freshman  By: PETER NJOROGE CULTURE EDITOR As one of the highlights of the 2019 Welcome2Mason programming, Eric O’Shea, a professional campus comedian, welcomed the newest batch of freshmen to Mason with…

Faces of Mason

BY PETER NJOROGE, CULUTRE EDITOR IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR ORGANIZATION: Mason DREAMers CAN YOU TELL ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION? Basically our mission is to create a more inclusive environment for our Undocumented, DACAmented and [temporary protected…

New Semester’s Resolution

Getting a strong start to the new semester BY AHMED FARID, STAFF WRITER If you are reading this, then that means we have officially started the new semester. If this is your first year at Mason, welcome. And if, like…

Students Weigh in on New Administration

Student organizations have high expectations for President Holton’s administration BY KIMBERLY BARTENFELDER, STAFF WRITER As the 2019 fall semester begins, so does the presidency of Anne Holton—Virginia’s 2014-2016 Secretary of Education and visiting professor for both the Schar School of…

Lion King Movie Review

Disney looks to reserve a batch of classic live-action films BY PETER NJOROGE CULTURE EDITOR In the near and present future, multiple beloved Disney cartoons are being transformed into brand new live-action spectacles that are threatening precious childhood memories throughout…

Hidden Hangouts: Bard’s Books In Church Street

Explore the Bard’s Books in Church Street BY PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR Located in the heart of Vienna, Bard’s Alley provides much-needed quiet and ambiance for anyone looking to find a workspace away from their workspace.  Let’s face it. We…

Credit Change Affects Many

Students at Mason speak out against tuition cap BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, CONTRIBUTOR On April 29, 2019, an email addressed to the Mason community was sent on behalf of the Office of the Provost. It discussed proposals about to be brought…