Category: culture

Faces of Mason

HAILEY BULLIS, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR Student: Katana Lippart HOW DID YOU GET INTO ART? I started in high school doing art classes, just sort of as an elective. Then in community college, I was exploring it a little bit more…

December Horoscopes

Winter is coming. Here are some tips for how to spend the break. BY MONICA ECHOLS, CULTURE EDITOR Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) –  Happy Sagittarius season! December is the perfect time for one of the most curious and open-minded zodiac…

Dear Ivy

Dear Ivy

Ivy helps someone struggling with a break-up Dear Ivy, I just broke up with my boyfriend. He and I care for each other very much, but he did not have enough time or space in his life for me. He…

More than a stereotype

An Afghan student talks about her country and Islamophobia BY MANSUR SHAHEEN, STAFF WRITER When Americans think of the Middle East, they often imagine a war-torn region, wrought with mass terrorism and fascist governments. There is also a common perception…

The Outsider’s Guide to the Alexandria Film Festival

The Alexandria Film Festival celebrates local, independent filmmakers BY PETER NJOROGE, STAFF WRITER In an age where film seems to be less and less popular, the Alexandria Film Festival stands as a beacon of light for both independent filmmakers and…

#HappyPeriod—Meaningful Event Focuses on Local Women’s Health

Mason Students Become More Involved in Community Health BY KIM BARTENFELDER, STAFF WRITER The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) hosted their first #HappyPeriod event on Nov. 8 in The Hub, encouraging Mason students to think more about women’s menstrual…

Faces of Mason

INTERVIEWS BY IZZ LAMAGDELINE, HAILEY BULLIS, AND NAYOMI SANTOS Student: Jordan Lear WHAT COMPANY DID YOU FOUND? EXPLAIN IT A LITTLE BIT. I created a company called Adorkable. It’s literary and pop-culture themed jewelry, and I use 10 percent of the money…

“Du” It for the Culture

National Durag Week helps break down stigma around Black hair care BY MONICA ECHOLS, CULTURE EDITOR Durags are staples of Black hair care. Like bonnets and scarves, durags both protect hair and preserve hairstyles. Despite their practical use and their…

Thanksgiving at Mason

Students who can’t go home for Thanksgiving share their experiences BY SARA ANWAR, STAFF WRITER While Thanksgiving is a national family holiday in the U.S., not all students are able to travel back to see their family during the five-day…