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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…

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Cops in the Community

Mason police, Fairfax police discuss public’s trust in law enforcement BY EDNA MCCLUNG   The Eta Delta Delta chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., along with student government, hosted an open dialogue with police officers called “Cops in the…

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Fighting for the Unknown Family

A week after Donald Trump was inaugurated as president of the United States, he passed an executive order that revoked the visas of 60,000 people and barred all persons from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia from entering…

Full-Time Worker Part-Time Student

BY TYLER SHIELDS   David Elmer wakes up at 6 a.m. every day. He scurries to work and grinds until 5 p.m. When he gets off work, he grabs a quick bite then heads straight to class until 10 p.m….

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Sports broadcast schedule: week of March 6

George Mason University sports broadcast schedule Monday, March 6– Sunday, March 12   Monday 6 Tuesday  7 Wednesday 8 Thursday 9 Friday 10 Saturday 11 Sunday 12 No Broadcasts Men’s Baseball vs. Radford 2:30 p.m. on MCN and WGMU Men’s…