Category: culture

Gateway to Success

Written by Cynthia Jessup Mason’s library is showing off their new Gateway library options to students. Mason has its very own Gateway library that gives students access to hundreds of streamline files and media. Students can stream feature films, documentaries, speeches on audio and…

Help Charles Dickens finish his story

Over 200 props, a 35-piece orchestra, 28 actors, 7 stage managers and collaboration among 4 different university departments creates a large musical. Then add ten points where the audience can vote and over 100 possible plot endings, and the show…

Computer Science UTAs

Illustration by Laura Baker Undergraduate students can apply to be a teacher assistant in classes they have already taken. The Undergraduate Teacher Assistant position is an hourly wages job that can work around a student’s school schedule.  They can work…

Yik Yak: taking over schools one yak at a time

Written by Kelsey Davidson   Mason students are using a new app sweeping across college campuses for jokes, comments and advice throughout the day. Yik Yak is an app that allows one to post an anonymous 200 character message and…

Guantanamo Bay politics through the lens of a photojournalist

Bright orange jumpsuits are a familiar symbol of Guantanamo Bay, but according to photojournalist Louie Palu, that symbol has been hijacked by ISIS. “Pictures have become part of the contemporary landscape of conflict,” said Palu while giving a guest lecture…

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Film students expose the complexities of cinema

Meghann Patterson, staff writer Mason film students are bringing together both film and non-film majors to learn about the production of movies. The Films about Filmmaking series gives students the chance to discuss their love of film with a community…

Lay On: The LARPing Lifestyle

Written by Amy Rose “Lay on!” A shout can be heard across the battlefield as the two sides start to advance positions. LARPing, or Live Action Role Playing, involves different units or countries going to war with one another using…

Easy Access and Cheap Halloween Happenings Around GMU

Written by Savannah Norton Mason and the Fairfax community is fully preparing students, friends and families for a fun and safe Halloween holiday with various activities throughout the fall season. Cox Farm Festival Sept. 27- Nov. 2 , Cox Farms…

Family Weekend List of Events

Friday, Oct. 17 Check-In and Information Desk 11 a.m.–6:30 p.m. Johnson Center, Dewberry Lobby Free Play at the Corner PocketPlay pool, ping pong, air hockey and your favorite games against your family. 11-1 a.m. The Hub Free for Family Weekend…