Category: Culture

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New App brings a platform to deliver and receive

Matthew Odom, Staff Writer “The future.” That’s how Mo Belhaj, co-founder of the new app BringMe, describes the fledgling start-up he and Moustafa Baiou founded in 2014. The app, which launched on April 11 and is available for both iPhone…

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Weekend Suggestions: 4/15- 4/17

  Kelsey Davidson, Staff Writer   On Campus GMU Vietnamese Student Association Cultural Show: “Mỹ Con” (American Child) This Saturday, April 16, GMU’s Vietnamese Student Association is presenting their annual cultural show, taking place at Annandale High School. The show…

Another successful iWeek celebrates diversity at Mason

Basma Humadi, Staff Writer Every year, the Mason community comes together to celebrate its notable diversity during International Week or iWeek. This week of festivity represents the 130 countries in Mason’s student body. iWeek 2016 started Friday, April 8, and will end Sunday, April…

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Web of Lies

Rachel Shubin, Staff Writer “My dog ate my homework.” If that excuse didn’t for you in elementary school, what makes you think a college professor is going to believe it? We’ve all been there. You feel like you can’t finish an assignment…

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Weekend Suggestions 4/8- 4/10

Kelsey Davidson, Staff Writer On Campus International Week (iWeek) International Week takes place from Friday, April 8, to Sunday, April 17. The week is dedicated to showing off the vibrant international and multicultural organizations Mason has on campus. This weekend,…

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Bullied to death?

Tiffany Lin, Staff Writer An honors student at Scottsdale Community College was allegedly bullied to death in February by two professors.  This is a situation any student could come across on while attending college.  Fourth Estate prompted discussion about professor-student…

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First Well-Being Day promotes physical, mental health

May Thinnyun, Staff Writer On Wednesday, March 30, Mason’s Well-Being Team (WBT) hosted its first Well-Being Day from 12-4 p.m. in North Plaza. Created earlier this school year, WBT is a direct response to President Ángel Cabrera’s 2014 Well-Being Initiative, a facet of Mason’s Strategic…

An Afghan soldier seen warming his henna stained hands from EID worship on the front lines in Zhari District, Kandahar, Afghanistan.
From the documentary film Kandahar Journals.
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Kandahar Journals

Basma Humadi, Staff Writer Many of today’s college students grew up hearing news stories about what was happening in Afghanistan, and today some of us are studying and building careers around international conflict. But what most of us won’t ever be able to understand is…