Category: Culture

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September Horoscopes

Great Advice For All Signs BY MONICA ECHOLS, CULTURE EDITOR AND BASMA HUMADI, MANAGING EDITOR Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Happy Virgo season! Your attention to detail and perfectionist tendencies will come in handy when you get your first major assignment…

Upperclassmen Look Back On Their First Day At Mason

Stories and advice for new students BY CHRISTINE VIRAY, STAFF WRITER Although college life at Mason may seem daunting as a new student, it is good to know that almost every upperclassman (and even some faculty members) were feeling the same…

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The Last Ship out of Debt: Scholarships

When looking for scholarships, here’s some do’s and don’ts BY LEIGH NORMAN, STAFF WRITER Today, you’re going unlock the secret to financial aid: scholarships. You might already have one or two scholarships for leadership or sport-based. But there’s so more scholarships…

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Hidden Hangouts: Burke Lake Park

With the summer coming to an end, visit Burke Lake Park for your favorite last-minute summer activities BY KIM BARTENFELDER, STAFF WRITER With the beginning of a new semester comes new responsibilities, more dedication to our studies and the sad reality…

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Fifty Years of Mason

Half a decade of Patriot Pride Celebrated in the First Class Exhibit BY AHMED FARID, STAFF WRITER Fifty years ago, something very special happened at Mason. For the first time, a group of students put on the green cap and…

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Handshake officially launches at Mason

Find out how Handshake will benefit your job or internship search… BY ANGELIQUE ARINTOK, STAFF WRITER On Thursday, Sept. 6, the HUB Ballroom was crowded with students at the Handshake Launch Party, hosted by University Career Services. New to Mason,…

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Faces of Mason

BY HAILEY BULLIS, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR Student: Rebecca Durant WHAT ARE YOU INVOLVED IN? I’m a Mason ambassador. We’re the tour guide[s] on campus. So we welcome prospective students. I’m in Pi Beta Phi. I was a new member in the…

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Mason Student Luke Pierce Releases Album

Senior Luke Pierce talks about the inspirations behind his new album and his plans for the future BY MONICA ECHOLS, CULTURE EDITOR Mason is home to many talented musicians, and senior music major Luke Pierce is no exception. You might have…

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Beginner’s Guide to Astrology

Meanings, Misconceptions, and More BY BASMA HUMADI, MANAGING EDITOR Disclaimer: I’m not an astrology expert, but I am a fan of it and have many, many thoughts. Astrology is a lot more than the surface-level qualities that make it seem like…

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Virginia Launches Equal Rights Amendment Campaign

Gender equality could finally become a constitutional right BY MONICA ECHOLS, CULTURE EDITOR  Those who have not paid close attention to the Constitution might be shocked to realize that gender equality is not explicitly included. To make Constitutional gender equality a…