Category: Need To Know

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Understanding Israel

Israel Student Association hosts first full Israel Week BY KELAYAH DICKERSON   Mason’s first ever week-long Israel Week was held to offer the community the chance to learn about the culture, religions, ethnicities and ideas of the people of Israel….

By Billy Ferguson

Warner aims to tackle student debt crisis

Sen. Mark Warner introduces legislation for students struggling with debt BY LAURYN CANTRELL   Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) has introduced two bills to assist college students and college graduates in response to the rising cost of attending college.   In…

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King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

A shot to the chest of heart-thumping garage rock BY JAMES STEMPLE   A sizeable crowd gathered at the 9:30 Club March 29 to see King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. It was hard to move an inch at the…

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Dinner and a movie

Good food and movie picks for a good night out on the town BY BASMA HUMADI   Dinner: HalfSmoke With milkshakes, Monopoly and “Chipotle-style” assembly line sausages, HalfSmoke takes the title for being the coolest place around the block. Though…

Campus events April 10 – 14

George Mason University campus events for Monday, April 10 — Friday, April 14 The month of April: National Poetry Month National Arab-American Heritage Month Alcohol Awareness Month Monday, April 10: Student Government election results, 12 p.m. in the Johnson Center…

Photos courtesy of Mimi Albano

Sanders backs Perriello at campus rally

The Vermont senator spoke in support of the Virginia gubernatorial candidate BY LOTTYE LOCKHART, CONTRIBUTOR   When Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) stepped onstage in the HUB of George Mason University, the crowd went wild. More wild, even, than when Tom…

Courtesy of Mia Wise

Opal Tometi: Inclusion for all

Black Lives Matter co-founder visits Mason for DREAM Week BY MIA WISE, ASSISTANT CAMPUS NEWS EDITOR   Opal Tometi, one of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter, visited Mason March 30 to speak about Black Lives Matter as a part…

Courtesy of Lauren Sullivan

Picking a president

Student government candidates prepare for elections, showcase their platforms at debate BY LAUREN SULLIVAN   The candidates for president and vice president of student government showcased their platforms and rallied to win votes from the student body at the Spring…

Mason sports broadcast schedules April 10-16

George Mason University sports broadcast schedule Monday, April 10– Sunday, April 16    Monday April 10 Tuesday April 11 Wednesday April 12 Thursday April 13 Friday April 14 Saturday April 15 Sunday April 16 No Broadcasts Men’s Baseball at Mt….

Courtesy of Gulwali Passarlay

Seeking Refuge

Passarlay’s book chronicles his journey as a young refugee BY BASMA HUMADI   “At so many times on my journey to freedom I had felt hopeless, despondent and afraid,” Gulwali Passarlay writes in his book “The Lightless Sky.” “Many times…