Category: Culture

Siyabulela Mandela Carries on His Grandfather’s Legacy

Mandela talks about his time at Mason and plans for the future BY RUTH MEKONNEN, STAFF WRITER When Siyabulela Mandela first arrived at Mason, he was shocked by the overwhelming support he received. “The minute I stepped my foot into…

One Last Bite Won’t Hurt

A Few Healthy Tips for Patriot Students BY KATHYA MENDEZ, STAFF WRITER As a college student, there are many responsibilities that can keep you busy throughout the day. Having a tight schedule can be overwhelming for Mason students, making it…

Thousands of Miles From Home

A Palestinian Mason student explains what it’s like for her living in today’s America BY MANSUR SHAHEEN, STAFF WRITER Suhad Sayyad is just like every other student at Mason. She is a senior who balances her busy work and personal…

Dear Ivy

Dear Ivy

This week, Ivy tells a student how to deal with online dating and friendship Dear Ivy, My best friend and I never really dated much in high school. Now that we’re in college, both of us have downloaded all those…

Mason Student Draws Her Way into HERstory

Junior Monique Le illustrated new book “Modern HERstory” BY MONICA ECHOLS, CULTURE EDITOR As an artist, the idea of your work being published in a book can seem like a dream. For Monique Le, this dream became a reality. Le,…

Patriots for Choice Rolls Out New Campus Initiative

Student group brings access and comfort to reproductive dialogue on campus BY ANGELIQUE ARINTOK, STAFF WRITER With just a few clicks on SUB 1’s Vengo machine, anyone on campus now has access to My Way morning-after pill emergency contraceptives. After a…

Page-Ing All Bookworms

Fall for the Book Festival opens dialogue about different cultures and ideas BY D’ANDREA BRADY AND NAYOMI SANTOS, STAFF WRITERS Last week, Mason held the annual Fall for the Book Festival in which 150 authors visited and discussed their different literary…

The Uphill Journey for International Students

Adjusting to life at Mason come with its own challenges for international students BY SARA ANWAR, STAFF WRITER Even though immigration has been a common habit of human civilization since the ancient ages, leaving one’s homeland is never easy. Thousands of…

Catchin’ Toads Swims Up Music Streams

High School Band Takes College by Storm BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY EDITOR Most high school bands don’t manage to survive past graduation, but Catchin’ Toads has beat the odds. The group, which started in 2013, includes siblings Kamron Rose on bass…

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Female Empowerment Shines in Contemporary Music

Ariana Grande becomes an inspiring activist for women through music BY KIM BARTENFELDER, STAFF WRITER Since the release of “God is a Woman” by Ariana Grande in July 2018, the song has served as a lyrical and visual representation of women’s…