Category: Need To Know

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Mail Room Renovations Reduce Wait Times

THE NEW PACKAGE SYSTEM IS PART OF $300,000 IN UPGRADES TO MAIL SERVICES By Sarah Wheeler, Staff Writer You may have noticed something different about the mailroom this semester. With the lines of students waiting to pick up packages often…

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What is wrong with Wi-Fi on campus?

MASON’S IT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR EXPLAINS WHAT IS BEING DONE TO IMPROVE THE NETWORK By Olivia Booth, Staff Writer If you’ve never stood in the middle of a dorm room, holding your laptop to the ceiling in an effort to connect to eduroam…

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Faces of Mason

Interviews by Huong Cao, Staff Writer, Mia Wise, Staff Writer  and Dinanda Pramesti, Lifestyle Editor Staff: Michael Hunter, Access Service Specialist at Fenwick Library What is your position at Fenwick Library? Outside of providing circulation and information services, which is everything…

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Mason Appoints New Chief of Police

CHIEF CARL ROWAN JR. ANSWERS CONCERNING QUESTIONS ON CAMPUS CRIME AND SAFETY By Sabrina Acerra, Staff Writer  Mason recently appointed Carl Rowan Jr. as the new Chief of Police and head of public safety. “Law enforcement has been something that…

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“Stranger Things” Season 2: A Solid Follow-up in the Series

BINGE-WORTHY SHOW “STRANGER THINGS” SEASON 2 DOES NOT DISAPPOINT… By Angelique Arintok, Staff Writer Just a few days before Halloween, Netflix graced its viewers with a new season of its original creation “Stranger Things.” Ever since the first season’s release…

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Perks of Being a Mason Student

By Basma Humadi, Assistant Lifestyle Editor Being a Mason student comes with its advantages. Aside from its crisp red and yellow leaves lining trees across campus in autumn, diverse student body, and coming-soon Chipotle, there is an abundance of perks,…

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Transparent GMU Organizes Buchanan Hall Protest

THE STUDENT GROUP RALLIED SUPPORT FOR THEIR LAWSUIT AGAINST THE SCHOOL AND THE GMU FOUNDATION By Ashley Stewart, Staff Writer Students from Transparent GMU recently organized a demonstration at Buchanan Hall in support of their ongoing lawsuit against the school’s…

Patriot Pantry Provides for Students in Need

OVER 60 STUDENTS USE THE PANTRY WEEKLY FOR FOOD AND HYGIENIC SUPPLIES By Gemma Carretta, Staff Writer and Fareeha Rehman, Co-Editor-in-Chief Mason’s diversity includes students from upper, middle, and lower economic classes. According to a New York Times study of…

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Mason Love Week Feeds Syrian Refugees

STUDENTS RAISE AWARENESS AND PACK MEALS FOR ANNUAL HUMANITARIAN AID PROJECT By Michael Eberhart, News Editor The Syrian Civil War has been an ongoing humanitarian crisis since 2011, with hundreds of thousands killed and millions forced to flee from their…