Category: Culture

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…

Faces of Mason

INTERVIEWS BY BASMA HUMADI, MANAGING EDITOR AND HAILEY BULLIS, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR Student: Bria Reel WHAT IS THE QATAR MALONE FELLOWSHIP AND HOW DID YOU GET ACCEPTED? The National Council on U.S. Arab Relations and the Qatar Embassy announced the…

Dear Ivy

Dear Ivy

BY MONICA ECHOLS, CULTURE EDITOR DEAR IVY, The semester has not yet started, and already I am feeling stressed. For months now, I have been applying for internships in different companies, yet I have not received a positive response so…

The Invisible Around Us

The Fenwick Gallery hosts a reception for the current exhibition, [Land]scape BY NAYOMI SANTOS, STAFF WRITER Fenwick Library is not only a space for studying, but also for creative innovation. The library hosts several exhibits in its main lobby throughout…

Hannibal Buress Performs at Mason

Buress cracks up audience BY ELWAFIR SALIH, STAFF WRITER Comedian Hannibal Buress performed for a packed audience in Mason’s Center for the Arts on Saturday, Dec. 1. The show was hosted by Student Involvement, and was open to Mason students…