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This week at Mason

Monday, Feb. 20 Midterm progress reports Screening: “Ex Machina” | JC Cinema | 6 p.m. | Free   Tuesday, Feb. 21 Hispanic Student Association Karaoke Night | The Hub Ballroom | 7 p.m. | Free Improv Jam | JC Georges…

The Johnson Center gets revamped

New dining options to be added to the JC over spring break BY FAREEHA REHMAN, ONLINE EDITOR   The Johnson Center will undergo renovations during spring break to give Mason students brand-new dining options. According to Caitlin Lundquist, unit marketing…

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Mason Pride Alliance rally

Students hold rally in wake of anti-LGBTQ Virginia bill BY MIA WISE, ASSISTANT CAMPUS EDITOR   The Mason Pride Alliance, along with Transgender Queer Mason and Arrows and Aces, organized a rally Feb. 7. These organizations, which are communities for…

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Mason attends AWP

Writers meet up in DC for annual conference BY TODD GONDA, COPY CHIEF   This year several Mason organizations attended the Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference and book fair from Feb. 8 to 11 in Washington D.C. The…

Top 10: Reasons to work at Fourth Estate

Join the team.   1) Get experience in writing, photographing, designing and editing. 2) Interview cool people. 3) Interview boring people. 4) Cover protests, concerts and games. 5) Meet people with similar interests. 6) Cut heds, bury ledes and kill…

Top 10: Grossing rom-coms of all time

Just in time for Valentine’s Day   The following numbers reflect lifetime gross. Information courtesy of  Box Office Mojo. Used with permission.   1) “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” | $241,438,208 2) “What Women Want” | $182,811,707 3) “Hitch” |…

A Valentine’s Day mixtape

No more mushy love songs. Here are five tracks that won’t make your crush blush.   BY MACKENZIE REAGAN, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF   While cheesy love songs have their place—high school dances, first dances at weddings, weeknight karaoke—for the most part, they’re…

Break out of boredom

Room Escape DC offers life-sized puzzles   BY JAMES STEMPLE, STAFF WRITER Puzzles come in all shapes and sizes. At Room Escape DC, however, puzzles come in the form of being locked in a room with a time limit on…

Giant Food proves to be catering to the Mason student

BY KY’LEND ADAMS Giant Food grocery store, which has been in the University Mall Shopping Center since 1977, re-opened its doors Feb. 9 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Heather Wade, store manager at Giant, gave an exclusive tour to Student Media…

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Food delivery services make college life easier

BY MOLLY FESER, STAFF WRITER   Whether it’s in line at the bookstore, in the HUB mail room or on the waitlist for a class you really want, you will spend much of your time at Mason waiting in a…