Category: Culture

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“We Said What We Said” podcast BY CAYLA CADE STAFF WRITER With their colorful personalities, internet stars Denzel Dion and Rickey Thompson give listeners an insight into their lives and opinions in their new podcast, “We Said What We Said.”…

FALL FOR THE BOOK: SO TO SPEAK ROUNDTABLE

A roundtable discussion on intersectionality in publishing with past and present editors BY MAGGIE ROTH STAFF WRITER On Saturday, Oct. 17, current and former writers of So to Speak, Mason’s graduate feminist literary journal, met in a digital roundtable as…

VISITING FILMMAKERS

A conversation with filmmaker Elegance Bratton and producer Effie Brown BY SYDNEY JOHNSON STAFF WRITER The Mason Center for the Art’s Visiting Filmmakers Series hosted a Q&A session on Thursday, Oct. 8, with filmmaker Elegance Bratton and “Dear White People”…

SPECUDATE, REVISITED

The dating app created by Mason students reaches a milestone BY TRAVIS MCMILLAN STAFF WRITER At the beginning of this year, computer science majors Cameron Smith and Dennis Nayandin’s app SpecUdate was in its alpha phase. The app had about…

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…