Category: Culture

Oat-Covered Showers and Clogged Toilets

Students share stories of the worst experiences they have with the communal bathrooms in Presidents Park BY TRAVIS MCMILLAN, STAFF WRITER Part of anyone’s first lecture from their parents about college is the talk about the grotesque communal bathrooms and…

Dear Ivy

Ivy helps a student who is suspicious of a new boyfriend BY KIM BARTENFELDER, STAFF WRITER Dear Ivy, My first semester of college I met this guy and we hit it off, but he had a girlfriend and I respected…

Faces of Mason

INTERVIEWS BY YIJIE ZHU, RUTH MEKONNEN, AND HAILEY BULLIS   STUDENT: Saba Giorgis WHAT ARE YOU STUDYING AT MASON? I’m majoring in communication with a concentration in public relations (PR). It’s an exciting time to get into this field seeing as…

New LLC to Come to Mason

Gender and Social Justice Living Learning Community will join other Mason LLCs in the Fall BY LAURA SCUDDER, SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR In Fall 2019, the Gender and Social Justice Living Learning Community (LLC) will come to Mason with a focus…

Hidden Hangouts: Vivi Bubble Tea

Thank the skeleton on your way out! BY LEIGH NORMAN, STAFF WRITER The cashier has called your order of taro bubble tea four times, but you can’t hear her. There’s so much to take in. The lobby has a wall…

Macotto Movies

91st ACADEMY AWARDS – “BEST PICTURE” NOMINEES KEY: 4 = Great; 3 = Good; 2 = Fair; 1 = Poor; 0 = Ooh, let’s not go there   Black Panther is without a doubt one of the most memorable superhero…

Learning With Every Piece

Mason artist talks about her experiences with art and about some of her work BY HAILEY BULLIS, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR Nails, thread, wood and paper towels might not be the first materials you think of when you want to create…

Blackness In the Muslim Community

Access Islam hosts event discussing the close ties between Islam and African-American heritage BY KATHYA MENDEZ, STAFF WRITER During Black History Month, the Mason community spreads awareness of the creativity and contributions of the Black community throughout history. On Thursday,…

Dear Ivy

Ivy helps a student whose roommate keeps eating their food BY TRAVIS MCMILL, STAFF WRITER Dear Ivy, First and foremost, I really love reading your column. It’s really amazing that you are so willing to hear problems from everyone and…