Category: Culture

Fall for the Book: Abby Wombach

Mason Reads author Abby Wombach talks leadership, community and confidence BY NAYOMI SANTOS CULTURE EDITOR Every year Mason freshmen are required to read a book intended to inspire community and conversation around a specific, timely topic. Whether the book is…

Dear Ivy

A message from Ivy about dealing with pandemic unease BY TRAVIS MCMILLAN STAFF WRITER Hey Patriots, Stress can manifest in many ways, big or small. The expected stress of college is only intensified when coupled with the anxiety that comes…

The Bookshelf

“How the García Girls Lost Their Accents” by Julia Alvarez BY ALEXIS MCCUTCHAN STAFF WRITER Julia Alvarez’s “How the García Girls Lost Their Accents” is an inside look into Dominican lifestyle and culture. The book covers the hardships faced during…

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Podcast “Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend” BY MATTHEW HOANG STAFF WRITER It has been 10 years since Conan O’Brien left “The Tonight Show” and since his departure from the world’s oldest talk show, he has hosted his own show, “Conan,”…

Fall for the Book: Authors Jennifer Hirsch and Shamus Khan

A talk on campus culture and the future of sexual assault prevention BY MAGGIE ROTH STAFF WRITER On Monday, Sept. 21, authors Jennifer Hirsch and Shamus Khan met with Mason students in a virtual conversation about their new book “Sexual…

The Gourmet

Make delicious chicken casserole in less than an hour BY TRAVIS MCMILLAN STAFF WRITER Unless it came out of a box, I never used to enjoy cooking.That is, until my mom showed me how to make one of my favorite…

On the Slate

New HBO Drama “Lovecraft Country” BY SHYLOH-SYMONE BAILEY  STAFF  WRITER “Lovecraft Country” cannot fit neat and tidy within one genre. It’s an experimental show where the writer obviously plays with the ideas of several different genres at the same time….

The Bookshelf

“Batman: Three Jokers” #1 by Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok BY MATTHEW HOANG STAFF WRITER   After four years of development, the comic “Batman: Three Jokers” finally makes its long-awaited debut. This narrative arc was first teased in 2016’s “Justice…

Dear Ivy

Ivy gives some advice about making friends at Mason, even during a pandemic BY SHYLOH-SYMONE BAILEY STAFF WRITER Dear Patriots, If you’re reading this letter in hopes of making friends during the new era of COVID-19, then it was written…

Movie Review: I’m Thinking of Ending Things

“I’m Thinking of Ending Things” leaves the viewer wondering what is real and what isn’t BY TRAVIS MCMILLAN STAFF WRITER The film “I’m Thinking of Ending Things,” written by Charlie Kaufman and based on the book by Ian Reid, was…