Category: Local

Courtesy of Mia Wise

Opal Tometi: Inclusion for all

Black Lives Matter co-founder visits Mason for DREAM Week BY MIA WISE, ASSISTANT CAMPUS NEWS EDITOR   Opal Tometi, one of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter, visited Mason March 30 to speak about Black Lives Matter as a part…

Commencement speaker announced

“Spotlight” inspiration Marty Baron to deliver speech at graduation BY EDNA MCCLUNG     Martin “Marty” Baron, the executive editor for The Washington Post, will deliver the Spring 2017 Commencement address at Mason’s 50th annual commencement on May 20. Baron…

Junior Olympian Bryce Sampson refuses to give up

BY KEVIN SANFORD   With every step, a sharp pain pierced his spine as if a bullet was passing through his flesh.  Bryce Sampson, 20, barely found the power to take another step as he made his way into the…

In memoriam: Roger Wilkins

President Cabrera remembers former professor The following letter was emailed to George Mason faculty and staff from President Ángel Cabrera on March 28.   Dear Colleague,   This week, we lost one of our brightest stars. I’m saddened by the…

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Mason gets an A+

Mason named one of the top institutions for graduating black students BY KELAYAH DICKERSON   The Education Trust recently released a report that named Mason as a university with one of the highest black student graduation rates in the country….

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Combating college costs

Sen. Tim Kaine, journalists discuss higher education financial issues and policy BY DONNA IMADI   The national organization Young Invincibles sponsored a summit on higher education Feb. 27 that brought together journalists and policymakers to discuss higher education financial issues…

Mason students Stop the Bleed

Students learn how to save lives with the National Center for Disaster Medicine & Public Health BY RACHEL MARKFELDER     On Monday, March 27, the National Center for Disaster Medicine & Public Health (NCDMPH) conducted a study at Mason’s…

A season of hope for Mason Basketball

BY MICHAEL ABLER   A year after their disastrous 2015-16 season, the Mason Men’s Basketball Team managed to pull off an amazing turnaround. After 11 wins and 21 losses last season, the Patriots came back strong with a 20-win season,…

Column: Controversy and the Beast

Disney movie a huge hit despite controversy BY ALEXANDER SHEDD   [Minor spoilers for Beauty and the Beast below] The Walt Disney Company is no stranger to controversy. Ever since their earliest animated classics, Disney has been plagued by angry…