Category: culture

Rebecca Durant

Faces of Mason

BY HAILEY BULLIS, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR Student: Rebecca Durant WHAT ARE YOU INVOLVED IN? I’m a Mason ambassador. We’re the tour guide[s] on campus. So we welcome prospective students. I’m in Pi Beta Phi. I was a new member in the…

Luke Pierce Album Cover

Mason Student Luke Pierce Releases Album

Senior Luke Pierce talks about the inspirations behind his new album and his plans for the future BY MONICA ECHOLS, CULTURE EDITOR Mason is home to many talented musicians, and senior music major Luke Pierce is no exception. You might have…

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Beginner’s Guide to Astrology

Meanings, Misconceptions, and More BY BASMA HUMADI, MANAGING EDITOR Disclaimer: I’m not an astrology expert, but I am a fan of it and have many, many thoughts. Astrology is a lot more than the surface-level qualities that make it seem like…

Equal Rights Amendment

Virginia Launches Equal Rights Amendment Campaign

Gender equality could finally become a constitutional right BY MONICA ECHOLS, CULTURE EDITOR  Those who have not paid close attention to the Constitution might be shocked to realize that gender equality is not explicitly included. To make Constitutional gender equality a…

Freshman Focus

How to Get Involved as a Transfer Student

The daunting decision of transferring schools becomes less so after time as a Patriot BY ANGELIQUE ARINTOK, CULTURE WRITER A new and fresh start as a transfer student can be an overwhelming but joyous time. Communication majors Reagan Ortiz and Tyson…

UVA Protest

Activists on Campus

From Voter registration to helping students call senators, Mason student organizations do it all BY HAILEY BULLIS, CULTURE ASSISTANT EDITOR Being a university just outside of Washington D.C., it’s no surprise that there are multiple organizations within Mason that facilitate…

Hidden Hangouts: Epicure Cafe

Photo by Kim Bartenfelder Epicure Cafe off Lee Highway has music, good decor, and authentic Mediterranean dishes. BY KIM BARTENFELDER   The beginning of a new semester at Mason is a breath of fresh air, but the return to Fairfax…

Back to School

Start the New School Year Off Right

Four tips to hit the ground running in September BY MONICA ECHOLS, CULTURE EDITOR   It’s back to school time again. Whether it’s your first semester in college or your last, transitioning from summer break to school can be difficult…


A Summer Well Spent

Mason students turned an ordinary summer into a learning experience BY LEIGH NORMAN, STAFF WRITER   As the semester begins, so does the question that brings on intense feelings of anxiety and self-loathing: “How was your summer?” Someone visited the Bahamas….