Category: Culture

ARTS EMERGING: A CELEBRATION OF RENEWAL

Reopening the “front door to the university” with the CVPA BY MAGGIE ROTH CULTURE EDITOR In celebration of the reemergence of live performance and to mark the twentieth anniversary of its founding, Mason’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA)…

STUDENT ORGANIZATION PROFILE: BALLROOM CLUB

Ballroom club members try out new skills post-pandemic BY ARI MASTERS, STAFF WRITER Down the stairs from the Johnson Center food court and discretely tucked behind the WGMU studio, where beats drift out into an all but deserted hallway, is…

HUMANS OF MASON: STEVEN FRANKLIN

Steven Franklin, Class of 2023 BY THAO HO, STAFF WRITER “As of February this past year, I decided to start my own business as an Amazon FBA wholesaler. Throughout quarantine, I decided I was going to work to have money…

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: FINDING A WIN EVERYDAY

Women’s Basketball hosts a pre-season open practice with coach Vanessa Blair-Lewis BY JALEN STUBBS STAFF WRITER Basketball is looking great this year for the Patriots as they continue their pre-season practices, wasting no floor-time. The team held their first open…

STUDY ABROAD FROM HOME

How the Global Education Office is making virtual study abroad possible BY ALEXIS MCCUTCHAN STAFF WRITER With the new changes this past year has brought, Mason’s Global Education Office (GEO) has adapted and brought about a way to make the…

FALL COMEDY HEADLINER CRAIG ROBINSON BREAKS EXPECTATIONS

Matchmaking, prank calls and a surprise pit with “The Office” comedian BY MAGGIE ROTH CULTURE EDITOR AND ALLISON ALBERTY SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR A typical comedy show turned into an impromptu concert when audience members left their seats to crowd the…

HUMANS OF MASON: DR. SPENCER CREW

BY JOSEPH MOORE STAFF WRITER For those who don’t know, where have you worked before coming to Mason? I came to Mason from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati. Which looks at the history of the Underground Railroad….

MOVING TOWARDS A PLASTIC-FREE CAMPUS

  How the Office of Sustainability is implementing eco-friendly changes BY ALEXIS MCCUTCHAN STAFF WRITER On March 23, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s Executive Order 77 was put into effect, with impacts spanning all of Virginia — including Mason. The executive…

PRIDE ALLIANCE HOSTS BACK 2 SCHOOL BALL

The Pride Alliance Welcomes Back Members with a Drag Show BY TRAVIS MCMILLAN, STAFF WRITER Pride Alliance wanted a big opener for Mason’s first semester back in person, and they brought it with their Back 2 School Ball at the…