Category: Culture

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A Sea Change

A harsh look at what’s happening to our seas BY JAMES STEMPLE   A sea change is defined, according to Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” as a change brought about by the sea. It’s an idiom often used to signify a notable…

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COLUMN: Greek life gives back on campus

Greek life raises awareness about organizations By BY MOLLY FESER, ALPHA XI DELTA    While common depictions of sororities and fraternities on campus include partying and controversial actions, one aspect of Greek life that many overlook is the philanthropic side….

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Protesters turn out for Tax March

Tax March marchers called for Donald Trump to release tax returns. BY ALEX SHEDD   On April 15, known as “tax day” because the deadline to file federal taxes typically falls on that day, tens of thousands of protesters turned…

Top 10: grossing films of 2017

Top-10 grossing films of 2017 (so far) 1) Beauty and the Beast (2017) | $461,124,384 2) Logan | $222,428,262 3) The LEGO Batman Movie | $173,972,739 4) Get Out | $168,638,145 5) Kong: Skull Island | $162,423,946 6) Split |…

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Herman Wainggai and the struggle of displaced people

Visiting scholar gives speech on SEED Displacement Day BY DINANDA PRAMESTI, CULTURE EDITOR   One of the most contentious issues of today’s politics is refugees — particularly Syrian refugees, whose country’s civil war has created one of the worst humanitarian…

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The Sudanese identity

Questions about ethnicity lead to discussion BY NATHALIE NGUYEN   On April 13, a group of students at Mason gathered inside the Johnson Center Room E for a discussion night. This event, hosted by the Sudanese Student Association, discussed the…

From group home to front of the camera

A Discussion with Nicole Opper, documentary filmmaker BY BASMA HUMADI, STAFF WRITER   On Wednesday, April 19, Mason’s Visiting Filmmaker Series held a screening of the documentary “Visitor’s Day.” A Q&A discussion with Director Nicole Opper followed the screening, facilitated…

STAFF PICKS: What we’re listening to

  We asked the newsroom what they’re currently jamming to. We got a range of responses, from sad indie rock to hyped-up hip-hop.   Natalia Kolenko, Campus Editor:   “My favorite song right now is ‘Green Light’ by Lorde. When…

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COLUMN: Whitewashing in the shell

The Rupert Sanders thriller draws criticisms BY DINANDA PRAMESTI, CULTURE EDITOR   With the recent Academy Awards show being much more diverse than the previous few years, Hollywood continues to try to appeal and listen to the public about the…