Category: Need To Know

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Remembering Tristan Medina

“STAR RUNNING BACK” SOPHOMORE “WOULD ALWAYS BRING THE LIGHT TO EVERY ROOM” By Olivia Vermane, Staff Writer Tragedy struck Mason’s Fairfax campus when 19-year-old sophomore Tristan Medina passed away in Fairfax hospital on Saturday, Sept. 30 after falling from a…

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Corner Pocket to Begin Serving Alcohol

BEER AND WINE SALES WILL BE AVAILABLE DURING LIMITED TIMES By Claire Underwood, Staff Writer The Corner Pocket, an on-campus game room located in the HUB, recently announced its plan to begin selling alcohol. The only option that previously existed…

Detail of the Mason Statue on the North Plaza at the Fairfax Campus. Photo by Alexis Glenn/Creative Services/George Mason University

Student Government Votes to Recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day

RESOLUTION 10 WILL ADD ANOTHER HOLIDAY TO UNIVERSITY CALENDARS By Michael Eberhart, News Editor The Mason Student Senate passed legislation urging the university “to recognize the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day,” in addition to Columbus Day. Resolution…

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Mason students bring #HappyPeriod to campus

HOMELESS WOMEN HAVE TO MAKE A DIFFICULT CHOICE BETWEEN FOOD AND FEMININE HYGIENE PRODUCTS By Hailey Bullis, Staff Writer “Periods are not taboo. Periods are not taboo. Periods are not taboo.” This phrase was written on a paper pad and stuck on…

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Mason Adopts New Public Safety App

RAVE GUARDIAN APP PROVIDES STUDENTS WITH VIRTUAL “BLUE LIGHT” EMERGENCY PHONES By Sarah Wheeler, Staff Writer There is a new way to stay safe and connected while on campus thanks to a personal safety app called Rave Guardian, which Environmental…

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Mason Community Takes Back the Night

STUDENTS GATHER TO MARCH AND SPEAK OUT ABOUT VIOLENCE By Abigail Adcox, Staff Writer “Stop the violence! No more silence!” chanted students during the march at the Take Back the Night event on Oct. 3 in North Plaza. Take Back…

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Mason’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon remembers lost brother

A VIGIL WAS HELD AT NORTH PLAZA ON SUNDAY EVENING IN MEMORY OF THE MASON STUDENT By Olivia Vermane, Staff writer and Fareeha Rehman, Co-Editor-in-Chief Mason’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) chapter held a vigil at the North Plaza clocktower 8…

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Staff Selects: Podcasts by Basma

HAVE A TOUGH TIME CHOOSING A PODCAST TO LISTEN TO? TAKE A PEEK AT THESE By Basma Humadi, Assistant Lifestyle Editor Podcasts seem like uncharted territory into adulthood and long commutes. Yet, finding the right podcast that feeds your interest and…

Students of Student Government & Academic Affairs encourage voting outside Mason's polling station after they successfully requested a station on Mason's Fairfax Campus.

Mason celebrates National Voter Registration Day

STUDENTS GET A CHANCE TO REGISTER AND LEARN ABOUT VOTING RIGHTS By Claire Underwood, Staff Writer National Voter Registration Day was last Tuesday, and Mason took part in the celebrations. This event focused on informing people about their right to…