Category: Local

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 |…

Courtesy of Donna Imadi

Sophomore creates mentorship program

InvestinYOUth offers Mason students chance to mentor high schoolers BY CAROLA PATTY GORENA MORALES   Beginning in the last week of April, Mason students will visit Mountain View Alternative High School in Centreville, Virginia, for a weekly after-school mentorship program…

Campus events: April 24-30

George Mason University campus events for Monday, April 24 — Sunday, April 30   Monday, April 24: none Tuesday, April 25: Palestinian-Israeli Roundtable, Johnson Center Meeting Room F, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26: It’s On Us event with Joe…

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Understanding Israel

Israel Student Association hosts first full Israel Week BY KELAYAH DICKERSON   Mason’s first ever week-long Israel Week was held to offer the community the chance to learn about the culture, religions, ethnicities and ideas of the people of Israel….

By Billy Ferguson

Warner aims to tackle student debt crisis

Sen. Mark Warner introduces legislation for students struggling with debt BY LAURYN CANTRELL   Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) has introduced two bills to assist college students and college graduates in response to the rising cost of attending college.   In…

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Dinner and a movie

Good food and movie picks for a good night out on the town BY BASMA HUMADI   Dinner: HalfSmoke With milkshakes, Monopoly and “Chipotle-style” assembly line sausages, HalfSmoke takes the title for being the coolest place around the block. Though…

Campus events April 10 – 14

George Mason University campus events for Monday, April 10 — Friday, April 14 The month of April: National Poetry Month National Arab-American Heritage Month Alcohol Awareness Month Monday, April 10: Student Government election results, 12 p.m. in the Johnson Center…

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…