Category: Need To Know


Student Government Night Walk

  BY RYAN COONEY, STUDENT GOVERNMENT BEAT The scene inside the Office of Student Involvement was anything but quiet Nov. 3. A sea of people milled around and engaged in conversation, while sophomore Danni Gonyo ran around ensuring that every…


Bridging religious gaps

BY SARAH BASSIL, STAFF WRITER Embrace Diversity at GMU hosted an Interfaith Dinner Nov. 4. According to their website, Embrace Diversity is a group that wants to “create a space in which people of all backgrounds, whether they identify by…

View of the Washington Monument from the tidal basin. PC: Naomi Folta

Destination DC : Things to do before you graduate

BY DINANDA PRAMESTI, STAFF WRITER Visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture    The opening of the new Smithsonian museum has guests from all over the nation visiting the district to get a sense of African-American history and…


Men’s basketball season preview

BY BEN CRISWELL, STAFF WRITER With the men’s basketball team opening its regular season this Saturday, Head Coach Dave Paulsen is prepared to improve off the 11-21 record the Patriots finished with last year. This year, Mason has one of…


Talk politics to me

  BY FAREEHA REHMAN, STAFF WRITER The sixth annual Student/Industry Communications Forum, Political and Policy Communications: Impact, Ethics and the Art of Persuasion, was held Oct. 25. For the forum, political communication professionals and former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley joined…


George Mason and Slavery

BY GRACE ZIPPERER, STAFF WRITER On Sept. 21, Honors College Black Ambition, a student-run organization that is “intent on creating a diverse presence within Mason’s Honors College,” according to their GetConnected page, held the event “Caja. Millie. Tom. Liberty: The…


A (Democratic) party in the USA

BY TAYLOR WICHTENDAHL, STAFF WRITER   “Open up! You’re in big trouble! I’m kidding, it’s just me,” Miley Cyrus yelled as she pounded on the door of students in the Piedmont residence hall on Saturday. The singer/actress/activist came to campus…

Fantasy football

Fantasy focus: Week six

BY MITCHELL WESTALL, STAFF WRITER What we Learned:   David Johnson is officially the best running back in football. Through six weeks, Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson leads all running backs in total yards, touchdowns and consequently fantasy points….


Club sport of the week: Field hockey

BY MITCHELL WESTALL, STAFF WRITER Like some of the other club sports at Mason, field hockey isn’t what many consider a typical college sport. But, also like other club sports, Mason’s field hockey team is a hard-working, motivated team that…


Scalia Law School protest

    BY SARAH BASSIL, STAFF WRITER On Oct. 6, students and faculty gathered outside the newly-renamed Antonin Scalia Law School, formerly known as the George Mason University School of Law, to protest “Charles Koch’s undue influence at GMU and…