Category: Culture

The new kid’s guide to local entertainment

BY PETER ECCLESTON, CULTURE EDITOR and MACKENZIE REAGAN, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF    New to Campus? Looking to find places to unwind after a long week of hard work? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve gathered together a list of some of the…

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Filmmaker Khalik Allah shares his voice with Mason

Basma Humadi, Staff Writer Making its debut with an unforgettable title, “Field Niggas,” is a documentary that is not as controversial as its name implies. Filmmaker Khalik Allah delves into one street corner in Harlem, New York — 125th and…

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Seniors benefit from graduation regalia donations

Mia Wise, Staff Writer There is a quick fix for one of the biggest headaches of graduation season: purchasing a cap and gown. Now, students can buy reduced-priced graduation regalia donated by Mason alumni. Gowns for Grads is a program that lends donated caps…

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Moving from Protection to Integration

Conference focuses on African refugee and immigrant issues Basma Humadi, Staff Writer The refugee crisis is one of today’s most widely known, and sometimes ignored, issues. Many people are aware of the treacherous journeys and harsh conditions refugees endure to reach safety,…

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Music Program gives old instruments new life

Basma Humadi, Staff Writer A new outreach program is spreading tunes in a new way by collecting used musical instruments for children and students to give them a second life. Instruments in the Attic, first sprouted in 2007 when Mason alumnus…

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Mason alumna moves from student-run newspaper to community publication

Savannah Norton, Lifestyle Editor Topping lattes off with caramel syrup during the weekends and editing articles on weekdays, recent Mason graduate Hannah Menchhoff is on her way to achieving her dream of editing international journalism. Menchhoff currently works as the editor for…

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Universities tackle millennial mental health

Rachel Shubin, Staff Writer Many college students struggle with mental health difficulties and diagnoses like anxiety and depression seem to be on the rise. Fortunately, Mason and other Virginia universities are doing their best to tackle this issue. According to Daphne…

Weekend Suggestions April 22-24

Kelsey Davidson, Staff Writer   On Campus Mason Dance Company: Spring Dance Concert This Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23 at 8 p.m., the George Mason Dance Company is showcasing their Spring Dance Concert. The concert is taking place…

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Mason Nation gets creative with SnapChat Geofilters

Rachel Shubin, Staff Writer Mason’s campus has a lot to boast about, including its new and improved Snapchat Geofilters. Launched in 2011, Snapchat is an image messaging application that lets users send pictures to friends, while adjusting the amount of time recipients have to view photo messages after opening…

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Swipe into Safety

Tatyana White-Jenkins, Assistant Lifestyle Editor With technology advancing left and right, the trend has followed into the realm of dating. Over the past few year, online dating websites, apps and services have been created in order to make finding a…