Category: Culture

Hidden Hangouts: Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe

Serving lattes to the literati since 1976 BY DANA NICKEL, CO EDITOR-IN-CHIEF The Dupont neighborhood in Washington, D.C. is home to many colorful works of art, historic buildings and other attractions that are perfect for a fun outing for college…

Film Winter-Warm Up

Mason Film students collaborate and get creative BY AHMED FARID, STAFF WRITER At the start of every semester, Mason film students come together to bring their talents to collaborate and make great films.  This year, the event, called Film at…

More Money, Less Problems

Keep friends and stay frugal BY LEIGH NORMAN, STAFF WRITER “Let’s split it evenly!” Chills go down your spine. You look around the table. One friend ordered an appetizer, drinks and a steak. Another selected the shrimp and dessert. In…

Movie Review: Uncut Gems

Uncut Gems showcases Adam Sandler’s surprisingly serious role in this surreal A24 film BY: TRAVIS MCMILLAN, STAFF WRITER I think most anyone around today knows who Adam Sandler is, whether it’s from his early days on “Saturday Night Live” or…

Faces of Mason

INTERVIEW BY PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR Student: Tyler Tep So, you’re in your last semester at Mason. What are your plans for when you leave? At the moment, I have nothing definitive, but I’d ideally want to get a job…

More Money, Less Problems

Finding entertainment at Mason for free BY: PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR To me, entertainment is essential. We should all set a few of our dollars aside to make ourselves happy. Being strategic about doing that is one of the more…

Hidden Hangouts: Busboys and Poets

 Get acquainted with Washington’s cultural hotspot for poetry and activism BY: MAGGIE ROTH, STAFF WRITER Busboys and Poets is all at once a bookshop, bar, coffee shop, restaurant and space for creative performance. Each aspect of the shop flows into…

Local Artists Use Comic Art to Tackle Issues

D(C)MV exhibit is about more than just colorful pictures BY NIKAYLA KIRCHNER, STAFF WRITER Last semester, Mason opened its doors to the complex and exciting world of comic art. Mason University Libraries is currently hosting “Comics Art Community, Process, and…

Grasping at What is Endangered

The CFA hosts its first show of the season, “Figures of Speech” BY: NAYOMI SANTOS, STAFF WRITER The legendary choreographer Alonzo King views the world as lines — both straight and circular, related to all things. To commence the spring…

CVPA Mason Jamfest Games Around the Clock

Game Analysis Design Interest Group holds a 24-hour video game extravaganza BY PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR A wide collection of Mason students gathered in Innovation Hall to kick off the third Mason Jamfest, a 24-hour celebration of all things video…