Category: culture

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?”…

Creators at Mason Call and Get a Response

Annual “Call & Response” exhibit is hosted by the Fenwick Gallery BY NAYOMI SANTOS, STAFF WRITER Every year the Fenwick Gallery is the site for a unique exhibit titled “Call & Response,” in which collaborations between pairs of visual artists…

Kulture Night: A Night of Appreciation and Expression

Kappa Phi Gamma hosts a night of food and dance BY NIKAYLA KIRCHNER, STAFF WRITER On Friday, Nov. 1, the Mason community celebrated the fifth annual “Kulture Night,” where various cultural organizations from across campus came together to promote the…

More Money, Less Problems

Prepping food is the meal deal BY: NATALIE HEAVREN, SPORTS EDITOR Meal prepping is hard.  You cook a lot of the same food, you get sick of eating it after two days, you spend a lot of money on eating…

‘Joker’ Movie Review

 Joaquin Phoenix shines in supervillian thriller BY TRAVIS MCMILLAN STAFF WRITER After the waves of controversy surrounding  surrounding “Joker,” the film was released on Oct. 4. Because of the 2012 Aurora, Colo. theater shooting that happened during a midnight showing…

‘Rags’ Returns to the Stage at Mason

Mason Players reanimate a timeless tale about America BY AHMED FARID, STAFF WRITER What if I told you that you were about to watch a musical about a refugee who comes to the U.S. searching for a better life, only…

Hidden Hangouts: Westover Farmers Market

Head to this local market for a collection of quality products BY PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR Launch into millennial adulthood by checking out the freshest produce around at the Westover Farmers Market. While often associated with hipsters and high prices,…

Mason Jazz Guitar Night at Epicure Cafe

Musicians from the Shawn Purcell Studio entertain BY: TRAVIS MCMILLAN, STAFF WRITER On Saturday, Oct. 5, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., students and alumni from Professor Shawn Purcell’s studio gathered at Epicure Cafe in Fairfax to perform for family…