Category: Need To Know


Coursicle Comes to Mason

BY KATYA BEISEL, STAFF WRITER With registration for the upcoming spring semester now underway at Mason, the scheduling tool Coursicle seeks to provide students with an easy-to-use alternative to spending hours trying to find the right combination of classes or…

Bunting's Facebook post that caused a stir for student and faculty.


BY SARMAT CHOWDHURY, STAFF WRITER Mason’s Senior Assistant Director of Admissions Andrew Bunting is currently embroiled in a social media scandal over a Facebook post. Posted on his personal page, his post sparked an outrage after it talked about the…


In the market for fresh food?

  BY SYDNEY CANO, STAFF WRITER Fairfax County has 11 different farmers markets to choose from. All the food sold at these markets must be grown from the vendor’s farm or made from scratch, so everything is fresh and natural….


New name, new school

BY SARMAT CHOWDHURY, STAFF WRITER Mason’s growing and expanding school of government has a new name. Formerly known as the School of Policy, Government and International Affairs, the school’s name has been changed to the Schar School of Policy and…

PC Ryan Cooney

GMU hosts Christians United for Israel panel

BY RYAN COONEY, STUDENT GOVERNMENT BEAT The Christians United for Israel (CUFI) at GMU held a panel discussion in the Johnson Center Gold Room Saturday, Nov 5. The moderator at the talk was Jessica Marzucco, national director of CUFI on…


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…