Category: Culture

All About the Bass

At Music in the Lobby, students have no treble playing Mozart, Brahms and more BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY EDITOR On Wednesday, Oct. 24, Mason held its second Music in the Lobby this semester in a partnership between the School of…

Dear Ivy

Dear Ivy

A stressed-out sophomore sends out an SOS BY LEIGH NORMAN, STAFF WRITER Dear Ivy, All anyone says when you ask for advice about college is to “get involved.” Well, I’m a sophomore and I still have yet to do so….

Faces of Mason

INTERVIEWS BY LEIGH NORMAN, HAILEY BULLIS Student: Cody Borden WHAT CLUBS ARE YOU APART OF AT MASON? I am really involved with Student Media. I have my own television show for Mason Cable Network, I help out behind the scenes with…

Hidden Hangouts: Cox Farms

Farm turned haunted forest is sure to scare the toughest of people BY ALEXANDRIA MCALPINE, ART DIRECTOR Want to be chased down by a clown with a chainsaw? If so, Cox Farms is the place for you. Fairfax’s very own…

As the Days Get Shorter

What is seasonal depression and how can you cope? BY LEIGH NORMAN, STAFF WRITER As winter comes, is your mood steadily getting worse? Do you spend more time sleeping? Do you overeat? Then you may be suffering from seasonal affective…

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…