Category: Culture

Content Coma Makes Waves

Band talks latest album, recording process, and how to stay together after a decade BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY CHIEF With over 10 years of experience making music together, as well as five albums in total, the band Papadosio are well-known…

The Amazing Comic Shop marvels Mason community

Store offers comic books, manga and more for residents from Fairfax to D.C. BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY CHIEF If you ever want to spend hours catching up on the latest manga plots or comic book series, the Amazing Comic Shop,…

For Mark Rozell, the Schar School “Feels Like Home”

How the Dean of the Schar School Followed His Calling BY RUTH MEKONNEN, STAFF WRITER When Mark Rozell entered his office at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. in 2004, he did not expect a phone call from the associate dean…

Dear Ivy

Dear Ivy

Ivy gives advice to a struggling freshman BY BROOKE LEWITAS, STAFF WRITER AND HUONG CAO, COPY EDITOR Dear Ivy, I’m at a point in the semester where everything is stressing me out. My finances are not in check and I…

Mason Reacts to the Midterm Elections

Turnout soars as elections remain contested BY ALEXANDER SHEDD, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF The 2018 midterm elections have finally come to a close. The Democrats took the House of Representatives, flipping multiple incumbent Republican seats in the process, while the Republicans maintained control of…

Two Communities, One Student

A Jewish-American speaks about her experiences with Zionism and anti-Semitism BY MANSUR SHAHEEN, STAFF WRITER The topic of anti-Semitism has been brought back to the forefront of the American political sphere this past month. Between the vandalism of a Jewish…

Non Cisgender Rights Gone?

Trump administration might change definition of gender; Mason community responds BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY CHIEF For people who are transgender or gender nonconforming, gender is a complex construct. However, the Trump administration is considering narrowing the definition of gender considerably according…

Fall Fashion Trends

Tips for staying warm while still looking stylish BY MONICA ECHOLS, CULTURE EDITOR The days are shorter and colder and pumpkin spice lattes are back, which can only mean one thing—it’s officially fall. One of the best aspects of fall…

Mason Students Part of Cult-Classic at University Theatres

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” invites all into true cult-film classic at University Mall Theatre BY PETER NJOROGE, STAFF WRITER “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” is truly unlike any other. Featuring equal parts movie, play, improv, performance arts, political criticism,…

Faces of Mason

INTERVIEWS BY HAILEY BULLIS, MONICA ECHOLS, AND NAYOMI SANTOS Student, Terrica Dang WHAT IS YOUR ULTIMATE DREAM? Career-wise, I just want to do something that makes me happy. I know that’s really cliche, but there are so many things that…