Category: culture

Hidden Hangouts: Fairfax Denny’s

A hangout hidden in plain sight BY: JACK HARVEY, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR As I am seated at the local Fairfax Denny’s, happy to find shelter from the cool fall air, I am handed their Holiday Delights menu.  I am impressed by…

More Money, Less Problems

How to get around without breaking the bank BY: IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR The cheapest parking pass you can get at Mason is $120, and it’s located all the way over on West Campus. Additionally, that pass doesn’t include…

Fall New Dances: Creativity Shines in New Pieces

Fall New Dances Premieres Upperclassmen Work BY: IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR The dancers, 11 women dressed in black, walked onto the stage. They crowded so close together you couldn’t tell where each person began and ended. As the dancers lumped…

Mason’s Own Space for Inquiry in the Heart of the Library

Fenwick Gallery manager talks about accomplishments and goals BY NAYOMI SANTOS, STAFF WRITER The Fenwick Gallery is often the first thing that students, faculty and visitors see when they walk into Fenwick Library. The exhibit space allows people to explore…

Mason’s Green Machine Brings Passion and Soul

A deeper look into the essence of the musical community BY: KIM BARTENFELDER, STAFF WRITER At the core of Mason’s Green Machine is a lot of heart, continuous enthusiasm and a strong will to perform.  Excitement surrounding Green Machine, Mason’s…

Rosa Alcala Hosts a Talk at Mason

Poet and professor speaks about the poetry performance of Cecilia Vicuna BY: PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR On Nov. 6 in the Art and Design Building, poet and translator Rosa Alcala hosted a talk discussing the oral performances of multi-disciplinary artist…

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October Horoscopes

Scorpio Season Is (Finally) Here BY: NAYOMI SANTOS, STAFF WRITER Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Your season has arrived. Now is the time for new beginnings, so take advantage of that and jump into something new, whether it’s a project or…

Azucar Salsa Club: Halloween Fiesta

A holiday celebration of dance and culture BY: MAGGIE ROTH STAFF WRITER Face to face with their partners, the members of Azucar, Mason’s salsa club, stood in a circle under flashing lights and moved to the sounds of the lively…

Faces of Mason

BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR ALUMNUS: Janine Gaspari HOW DOES YOUR STUDENT ACTIVISM IMPACT THE WORK YOU DO NOW? It taught me a lot about how to be strategic in terms of achieving political goals, and not just wanting…

Visiting Filmmakers: Hail Satan?

Director Penny Lane visits for a documentary screening and Q&A session BY: TRAVIS MCMILLAN, STAFF WRITER The Johnson Center Cinema had a treat rather than a trick on Halloween this year, with director Penny Lane screening her documentary “Hail Satan?”…