Category: Culture

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…

Off-Campus Housing Issues

What students moving off-campus should know BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE COPY CHIEF As finding space on-campus is a problem for many Mason students, living off-campus in their own apartment or room is an attractive alternative. With 652 students seen last semester in…

A Bridge Between Japan and America

JSA invites students to learn about Japanese culture BY HAILEY BULLIS, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR On Thursday, Jan. 31, the Japanese Student Association (JSA), a Japanese culture interest group at Mason, hosted a Japanese Culture Night. JSA, which has held origami nights…

ACA-Awesome A Capella

Mason Some Noise and Patriot Pitches sing their way to ICCA’s Izz LaMagdeleine/Fourth Estate When Austin Lazo, senior mechanical engineering major, was a freshman, he was interested in joining a vocal performance group, like choir or a music class. However, when…

Spiderman, Miku and Pikachu Walk into a Bar…

Second ComicCon at Mason is a success BY LEIGH NORMAN, STAFF WRITER Venom slinks by boxes of vintage comic books. Pearl scolds her twin Steven Universes, who clutch Eevee plushies. In the distance is a walking slice of bacon. On…

Upperclassmen Housing Not Guaranteed

Problems with on-campus housing continue into 2019 BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY CHIEF After senior communication major Madeline Powell applied for on-campus housing last year, she received an email from the department responsible for accommodating the “more than 6,500 current Mason…

January Horoscopes

Start the semester off right with these New Year’s resolutions ideas for each sign BY MONICA ECHOLS, CULTURE EDITOR Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) – Happy Aquarius season. As one of the most creative and eccentric signs, you are constantly coming…

A Look into the Golden Age of Broadway

The Mason Cabaret prepares to thrill at the Center for the Arts BY PETER NJOROGE, STAFF WRITER In her bestselling memoir “Becoming,” former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama proposes that art is nothing less than essential for…