Category: Need To Know

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Bike to Mason Day 2018

A yearly tradition since 2008, this day encourages and incentivizes students and staff to bike to Mason… By Angelique Arintok, Staff Writer On April 17, Mason Parking & Transportation hosted Bike to Mason Day in collaboration with the Office of Sustainability….

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Northam’s population strategy

Eradicating the Opioid Crisis in Northern Virginia By Olivia Vermane, Staff Writer Governor Ralph Northam and Northern Virginia leaders spoke at Mason on April 19 regarding the opioid crisis currently threatening the nation. As the largest public research university in…

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A preview of Mason Day 2018

Food trucks, an obstacle course and singer Daniel Caesar are coming to the 53rd annual campus celebration By Tisha Herrera, Staff Writer The 53rd annual Mason Day celebration is coming up on Friday, April 27, 2018. The main attraction at…

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Patriot Pantry hosts end-of-year donation drive

But the program’s future is uncertain as leaders prepare to graduate By Michael Eberhart, News Editor Financial difficulties and food insecurity can be a major worry for Mason students, but the student-run Patriot Pantry program is available to help. Professor…

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Koch Uncovered: Part 3

Inside the Charles Koch Foundation’s “partnership” with Mason By Dana Nickel, Ashley Stewart, Olivia Vermane, Staff Writers; Alexander Shedd, Assistant News Editor  “Twenty million dollars gets you a bench at Georgetown, but [20 million dollars] gets you a law school…

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‘ADVANCE’ Mason partnership helps NOVA transfers

A Successful Partnership Leads a Long Way By Kathya Mendez, Staff Writer Mason is one of the largest public institutions in the Commonwealth of Virginia, with 35,189 students. However, for many years, transfer students have struggled to transition smoothly from…

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Body cameras for Mason Police

Program is expected to start before fall 2018 By Abigail Adcox, Staff Writer The Mason Police Department recently acquired 28 body cameras that will soon be worn by patrol officers on all shifts. According to Chief of Police Carl Rowan,…

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Mental health resources at Mason

On-campus resources for spring and finals stress By Isabella LaMagdeleine, Staff Writer With the academic year winding down, students can feel anxious with numerous end-of-year finals and papers looming ahead. In order to combat the end-of-year stress, Mason provides a…

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Mason discusses tuition, budget, and more in town hall meeting

By Hailey Bullis and Isabella LaMageleine, Staff Writers  Mason hosted a town hall meeting to discuss tuition rates and student fees with J.J Davis, Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance, and Rose Pascarell, Vice President of University Life, on…

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International Week 2018

Events include a parade and a dance competition featuring multiple organiztions By Angelique Arintok, Staff Writer International Week is back at Mason. A 37-year-old tradition, the celebration is packed with rich diversity and culture that the university embodies. From Friday, April…