Category: culture

Faces of Mason

BY NIKAYLA KIRCHNER, STAFF WRITER ORGANIZATION: Urbanknowlogy COULD YOU TELL ME A LITTLE ABOUT THE CLUB? Urbanknowlogy is the first hip-hop dance group on campus. We were founded in 2005 by Terrence “TP” Polite, LaShonda Wilson and JayEll Vaugn, and…

ARTS By George! Showcases Mason Art Students

Student performances included dance, guard and opera  BY NAYOMI SANTOS, STAFF WRITER On the evening of Saturday, Sept. 28, in multiple showcases at the de Laski Performing Arts Center, students from across the College of Visual and Performing Arts demonstrated…

Scholarships Sparkle At ARTS By George!

Biggest fundraiser for nine Mason programs BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR During Luke Ratcliffe’s childhood, he began teaching himself music on a small upright piano his family owned. His parents wanted him and his two younger brothers to each…

BI-BI-BI Karaoke Night

Shining a light on bisexuals in the LGBTQ+ Community  BY CAYLA CADE, STAFF WRITER Pride Alliance hosted a karaoke event dedicated to bisexuality in SUB 1 on Wednesday, Sept. 25. This event was hosted by Pride Alliance’s president Elijah Nichols….

Insights Into Diplomacy

A firsthand look at the life of a foreign service officer BY AHMED FARID, STAFF WRITER In an effort to help students broaden their views and gain insight into different work fields, Mason hosted Government Week from Sept. 16–20. The…

Cue An Adventure

Check out these cool locations in Fairfax accessible through the CUE bus routes. Locations are five minutes or less from each stop BY NAYOMI SANTOS, STAFF WRITER 29 Diner: If you’re looking for an old-school diner with great comfort food,…

Faces of Mason

 BY IMANI HOLLOMAN, STAFF WRITER STUDENT: Jordan Moser WHICH CAME FIRST, RAPPING OR SINGING?  It was singing that came first. I was in a play at my church when I was mad young, like 9 years old. And I was…

More Money, Less Problems

How to spend less on food BY: IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR If you are what you eat, Mason students would be Dunkin iced coffees, Chipotle burrito bowls, Ike’s late-night breakfasts and groceries from Walmart or Giant.  At least, the…

“Migration Studies” replaces statistics with people

Film about Budapest semester trip premiered at Mason BY: NAYOMI SANTOS, STAFF WRITER On Friday, Sept. 20, Dr. Yehuda Lukacs presented “Migration Studies,” a film about the experience of students who participated in the spring 2017 Budapset study abroad. The…

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra Downton Abbey Era

A local orchestra performs a concert to go along with new movie BY PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra (FSO) presented “Music from the Downton Abbey Era” at the Center for the Arts in conjunction with the release…