Category: Culture

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…

Siyabulela Mandela Carries on His Grandfather’s Legacy

Mandela talks about his time at Mason and plans for the future BY RUTH MEKONNEN, STAFF WRITER When Siyabulela Mandela first arrived at Mason, he was shocked by the overwhelming support he received. “The minute I stepped my foot into…

One Last Bite Won’t Hurt

A Few Healthy Tips for Patriot Students BY KATHYA MENDEZ, STAFF WRITER As a college student, there are many responsibilities that can keep you busy throughout the day. Having a tight schedule can be overwhelming for Mason students, making it…

Thousands of Miles From Home

A Palestinian Mason student explains what it’s like for her living in today’s America BY MANSUR SHAHEEN, STAFF WRITER Suhad Sayyad is just like every other student at Mason. She is a senior who balances her busy work and personal…

Dear Ivy

Dear Ivy

This week, Ivy tells a student how to deal with online dating and friendship Dear Ivy, My best friend and I never really dated much in high school. Now that we’re in college, both of us have downloaded all those…

Mason Student Draws Her Way into HERstory

Junior Monique Le illustrated new book “Modern HERstory” BY MONICA ECHOLS, CULTURE EDITOR As an artist, the idea of your work being published in a book can seem like a dream. For Monique Le, this dream became a reality. Le,…