Category: culture

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Literary Death Match

Literary game show visits for Fall for the Book BY: PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR On Saturday, Oct. 12, the extravaganza known as Literary Death Match performed their 502nd show as part of the Fall for the Book Festival in Harris…

Mason’s Second Edible Book Festival was a treat

Event held in Fenwick Library came back for seconds BY: LEIGH NORMAN, STAFF WRITER Attendees gathered around a cursed tome from the Harry Potter book series. Its tongue curled and its eyes glittered. True to its name card, it was…

Faces of Mason

BY TREVOR SMITH, STAFF WRITER; NAYOMI SANTOS, STAFF WRITER STUDENT: Ishaan Gupta WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO WORK IN REAL ESTATE? It’s a very flexible job with good earning potential. It is also a very relaxing and enjoyable business. You are…

Second City And Mason Improv Association Perform At Hylton

Legendary Chicago comedy company comes to the Hylton Performing Arts Center BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR On Friday, Oct. 4, the Mason Improv Association and Second City On Tour performed fun, audience-based improv shows at the Hylton Performing Arts…

First Artists-In-Residence Spend The Week At Mason

LADAMA performs in Center for the Arts, schools, masterclasses and more BY CAYLA CADE; STAFF WRITER; PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR LADAMA, the first group of Mason Artists-in-Residence, spent the week on campus visiting and performing at a variety of venues,…

More Money, Less Problems

Find work that works for you BY: SHYLOH-SYMONE BAILEY, STAFF WRITER Let’s be honest: Time is money.  As college students, it’s highly probable that both are very limited assets in our lives. In 2015, a study from the Georgetown University Center…

Hidden Hangouts: Sweet Berry

Find endless combinations at this sweet shop BY LAURA SCUDDER, COPY EDITOR Crepes, frozen yogurt, waffles, gelato — are we in heaven? Nope, we’re in Sweet Berry. Found on Main Street in the Pickett Shopping Center, right by Trader Joe’s,…

Judy Movie Review

The incredibly raw biopic delves into the life of the late “Wizard of Oz” actor BY DANA NICKEL, CO EDITOR-IN-CHIEF I remember the first time I learned who Judy Garland was. My mother was obsessed with her iconic role in “The…

Hidden Hangouts: Ching Ching Cha

Tea and serenity in the middle of bustling Georgetown BY PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR Step into Ching Ching Cha, a tiny tea shop in Georgetown, and enjoy a one-of-a-kind cultural experience. The tearoom is located a few steps away from…

Northern Virginia’s Pagan Pride Festival

A celebration of community and spirituality on Mason’s campus BY MAGGIE ROTH, STAFF WRITER The Northern Virginia (NOVA) Pagan Pride Festival was held on Merten Hall’s lawn Saturday, Sept. 28, allowing one of the area’s lesser-known cultures to gather on…