Category: Culture

Injustice in the “Justice” System

James Forman Jr. gives a lecture on the mass incarceration of African Americans BY NAYOMI SANTOS, STAFF WRITER *Not actual name for confidentiality purposes Social justice is one of Mason’s greatest values. Many dedicated students and faculty are motivated and…

Horror-scopes

A fun, Halloween twist on your classic horoscope BY MONICA ECHOLS, CULTURE EDITOR Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) – Scorpios are known for their passionate emotions, but they can also seem closed off to other people. This Halloween, don’t hide your…

Take A Moment For Self-Care

Mason hosted workshop highlighting the importance of self-care among students BY MONICA ECHOLS, CULTURE EDITOR College students usually have a lot on their plate—intense workloads, jobs, extracurricular activities, hanging with friends and making time for themselves. All of this can…

What Is “Students Demand Action”?

A closer look into Mason’s newest activism organization BY DANA NICKEL, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR Mason’s newest Registered Student Organization (RSO) has been working hard to make big changes on the state and national level. Students Demand Action (SDA), a branch of…

Faces of Mason

INTERVIEWS BY HAILEY BULLIS/ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR Student: Carter Knapp WHAT STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS ARE YOU INVOLVED IN? I’m involved in PAC, [which is] the Patriot Activities Council. So we help plan events that go on around campus and the famous performers…

A Girl with Big Dreams

Sahar Sarsour finds new opportunities at Mason BY SARA ANWAR, STAFF WRITER Growing up in the Gaza strip is not easy or favorable for a girl with big dreams. Gaza is a war-torn territory where individuals constantly struggle with financial…

Samuel J. Comroe Headlines Mason’s Comedy Circuit

BY ANGELIQUE ARINTOK, STAFF WRITER On the night of Thursday, Oct. 18, the Patriot Activities Council (PAC) and Student Involvement hosted a sold-out comedy show featuring some of Mason’s most talented comics and “America’s Got Talent” finalist, Samuel J. Comroe….

Hidden Hangouts: Unique

A high-end department store with affordable prices BY DANA NICKEL, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR Fashion trends are constantly changing. For college students, it can be difficult to keep up with different styles that go in and out of season so quickly, especially…

Following the “Dark Money”

An inside look at “Dark Money” film with director Kimberly Reed BY NAYOMI SANTOS, STAFF WRITER Movies and literature have a significant power in opening the eyes of their audiences to injustices. In today’s climate wrought with falsehoods, one film…