Category: Local

Fairfax Petland Closes After Alleged Animal Neglect

HSUS undercover investigation reveals dead rabbits left in the freezer BY ABIGAIL ADCOX, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR On Wednesday, April 3, Petland ended its franchise agreement in Fairfax due to an ongoing investigation by the City of Fairfax Police Department of…

The Legend of the Bunnyman

BY CONNOR CUEVO If you’re from the area, you may be familiar with an enigmatic figure called the Bunnyman. He’s a local urban legend, a cryptid of sorts. The story has numerous variations, all incredibly ghastly. He lives under a…

Video Surfaces Of Mason Students Singing N-word

The university responds  By Fareeha Rehman On Tuesday, May 15 Twitter user @heyitsgene uploaded a video with students in a car, singing Freaky Friday by Lil Dicky ft. Chris Brown. The 14 second clip uploaded to what appears to be Snapchat, showed…

MASON ALUMNI CELEBRATE 50 YEARS

Notable Alumni Included Politicians, Astronaut By Dana Nickel, Staff Writer This year, Mason alumni celebrate 50 years since the creation of the Mason Alumni Association, while Mason was still George Mason College of UVA.  The association, headed by President Brian…

Koch Uncovered: Part 3

Inside the Charles Koch Foundation’s “partnership” with Mason By Dana Nickel, Ashley Stewart, Olivia Vermane, Staff Writers; Alexander Shedd, Assistant News Editor  “Twenty million dollars gets you a bench at Georgetown, but [20 million dollars] gets you a law school…

Mason Turns Out for Historic Virginia Election

A BREAKDOWN OF HOW STUDENTS VOTED IN THE 2017 RACE  By Michael Eberhart, News Editor A breakdown of how students voted in the 2017 race Virginia voters made their voices heard at the polls last week in the first major…

Room Escape Fairfax

INTELLECTUAL CHALLENGE FOR THE THRILL SEEKERS: By James Stemple, Staff Writer Have you ever wanted to willingly lock yourself in a room for fun with the only way out being solving puzzles? This Halloween, spook yourself with a thrilling experience at…

Annual Safety Fair Comes to Merten Hall Oct. 26

EVENTS WILL INCLUDE A MOCK DORM ROOM BURNING STAGED BY FAIRFAX FIREFIGHTERS  By Sarah Wheeler, Staff Writer The annual Mason Ready Life Safety Fair will be held on the lawn outside Merten Hall on Thursday, Oct. 26 from 2-4 p.m….

Robinson Hall replacement part of upcoming renovations

BOTH BUILDINGS WILL BE TORN DOWN TO CREATE A MORE MODERN FACILITY By Sarah Wheeler, Staff Writer Mason has decided to demolish Robinson Hall to create a more modern academic facility for students and faculty. Construction for the new building…