Category: Culture

Is Fast Fashion Worth It?

Roosevelt@Mason discusses the consequences of the fast-fashion industry BY NAYOMI SANTOS, STAFF WRITER New fashion releasing according to the seasons is a thing of the past due to the rise of fast fashion, as new fashion now releases every week. Roosevelt@Mason…

Setting Realistic Goals for the New Year

Mason students share tips on achieving New Year’s resolutions BY SARA ANWAR, STAFF WRITER Another year has passed in the blink of an eye: 2019 is just a few days away. This is a great time to think of New…

Nic’s Flicks November movie recap

KEY 4 = Great; 3 = Good; 2 = Fair; 1 = Poor; 0 = Ooh, let’s not go there BY NICOLAS MACOTTO  Bohemian Rhapsody: Will it, will it rock you? Not entirely. Rami Malek’s performance as the great Freddie…

Jazz Ensemble Swings

Group covers Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and more in Jazz Vocal Night BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY CHIEF From Duke Ellington to Sara Bareilles, the Mason Jazz Vocal Ensemble played tunes from all eras of jazz at their Mason Jazz Vocal Night…

Four Fun Things to Do in NOVA

Local activities for some winter fun this finals season BY BROOKE LEWITAS, STAFF WRITER With finals on your mind, it can be hard to focus on anything else. As the holidays are just around the corner, if you can pull…

Faces of Mason

HAILEY BULLIS, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR Student: Katana Lippart HOW DID YOU GET INTO ART? I started in high school doing art classes, just sort of as an elective. Then in community college, I was exploring it a little bit more…

December Horoscopes

Winter is coming. Here are some tips for how to spend the break. BY MONICA ECHOLS, CULTURE EDITOR Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) –  Happy Sagittarius season! December is the perfect time for one of the most curious and open-minded zodiac…

Dear Ivy

Dear Ivy

Ivy helps someone struggling with a break-up Dear Ivy, I just broke up with my boyfriend. He and I care for each other very much, but he did not have enough time or space in his life for me. He…

More than a stereotype

An Afghan student talks about her country and Islamophobia BY MANSUR SHAHEEN, STAFF WRITER When Americans think of the Middle East, they often imagine a war-torn region, wrought with mass terrorism and fascist governments. There is also a common perception…