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Robinson Hall replacement part of upcoming renovations

Both buildings will be torn down to create a more modern facility 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 will…

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Review: Sister’s Thai in Old Town Fairfax

THAI FOOD LESS THAN A MILE AWAY FROM CAMPUS By Christine Viray, Staff Writer Known as “Sisters–the Living Room Café” or “Sisters Thai” for short, this picturesque restaurant is easily accessible to Mason students who want to try something new…

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Campus Group Sues School for Koch Foundation Records

By Dana Nickel, Staff Writer Transparent GMU began oral arguments in their lawsuit against Mason last Friday, Sept. 22 at the Fairfax County Historic Courthouse over obtaining donation records from the influential Charles Koch Charitable Foundation, a non-profit organization funded…

Students of Student Government & Academic Affairs encourage voting with after successfully implementing a polling station on Mason's Fairfax Campus.

A Student’s Guide to Virginia Voting

WHERE, WHEN, HOW, AND WHY TO VOTE IN THE UPCOMING GOVERNOR’S ELECTION By Gemma Carretta, Staff Writer Virginia’s next gubernatorial election is coming up on Nov. 7, 2017, but many Mason students are still unprepared to vote. Because the state’s election…

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New restaurant takes on the DMV

A FILIPINO RESTAURANT WITH A MODERN FLAIR OPENS IN ARLINGTON, VA By Christine Viray, Staff Writer A Filipino restaurant known as Bistro 1521 — the numbers referencing the year in which Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan reached the Philippines and was shortly…

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Campus updates

By Sarah Wheeler, Staff Writer NEW STEARNS CENTER FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING OPENS IN INNOVATION HALL Innovation Hall of Mason’s Fairfax campus received a major update as of August 29. The fourth floor has been transformed into what is now…

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Stopping sexual assault

Photos courtesy of Mimi Albano   Biden and 13 Reasons Why team visit Mason to speak on sexual assault awareness BY FAREEHA REHMAN & LOTTYE LOCKHART   Former Vice President Joe Biden came to Mason on the morning of April…

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Weekend in the woods

Mason cadets create and train in real-world Army scenarios at Quantico BY FAREEHA REHMAN, ONLINE EDITOR   Mason ROTC cadets spent four days outdoors at Marine Corps Base Quantico in an annual spring Joint Field Training Exercise (JTFX) along with…

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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…

Metro events April 24-30

Monday, April 24 Filmfest DC (through April 30) | various locations   Tuesday, April 25 Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting | Fairfax County Government Center | Open to the public   Wednesday, April 26 NVCC student art exhibition |…