Category: Culture

Annual Festival Helps Unite Local Jazz Community

Mason school of jazz invites community to learn and celebrate the music BY: PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR In and around Harris Theater, the Mason school of jazz along with a collection of visiting high school and professional jazz bands, held…

A Night of Voguing and Style

As a closer for Black History Month, BSA showcases amazing style in annual fashion show  BY: TRAVIS MCMILLAN, STAFF WRITER In the form of a fashion show, the Black Student Alliance (BSA) used its platform to not only showcase its…

The Bookshelf

How We Fight For Our Lives: A Memoir by Saeed Jones  BY: KIM BARTENFELDER, STAFF WRITER “How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir” is a gripping reflection of the life of Saeed Jones, an LGBTQ+ author as well as…

“Parasite” and the One Inch Jump

Why this foreign film continues to break barriers BY: SHYLOH-SYMONE BAILEY, STAFF WRITER “Once you overcome the one-inch tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films,” said Bong Joon-ho at the 2020 Golden Globes….

The Art of Children’s Literature

Author and illustrator Juana Medina traces path from Colombia to Washington, D.C. BY: PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR For author, illustrator and designer Juana Medina, a children’s book can mean a lot. Medina is a Colombian-born, Washington-based artist and writer who…

Volition Creates Space for Expression

A night of poetry and performance with Mason’s literary publication BY: MAGGIE ROTH, STAFF WRITER The artists, poets and musicians of Mason got the opportunity to share their work in front of a crowd when Volition, Mason’s student literary magazine,…

Hidden Hangouts: Sotto

A place looking to bring back the golden age of jazz in Washington  BY: PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR I love jazz. I’m unashamed to say it. I like it more than hip-hop, R&B, neo-soul, pop music, complex orchestral scores written…

Faces of Mason

INTERVIEWS BY BROOKE LEWITAS Student Chloe Clark How would you describe the Comm department to someone who’s considering Mason?  I look at the [Communication] department as a family. Not just because everyone’s nice, but because they will [help] you along….

From 30 Rockefeller Plaza to Fairfax, Va.

Weekend update host Colin Jost visits Mason BY: NIKAYLA KIRCHNER, STAFF WRITER On Thursday, Feb. 20, “SNL” writer, actor and comedian Colin Jost took the stage at Mason’s Center for the Arts to discuss politics, college life, Starship robots and…