Category: Local

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…

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…

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….

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…

Board of Visitors’ first meeting of the year

BOV vote on changes to campus, discuss budgets   BY MICHAEL EBERHART   The Board of Visitors met for the first time in three months March 2 in Merten Hall. The meeting consisted of voting on several changes to campus…

Mailroom makeover

Mail Services to make package pickup faster BY KEIRSTEN ROBINSON, STAFF WRITER Starting in the summer of 2017, Mail Services will implement changes in the mailroom to make package pickups more convenient. In recent years, the growth of package services…

Concert calendar

Live music this week   Monday, Feb. 27 Airpark | Jammin’ Java | Doors at 6 p.m. | $12 to $22   Tuesday, Feb. 28 Japandroids | 9:30 Club | Doors at 7 p.m. | $25   Wednesday, March 1…