Category: News

Patriots Basketball Continues Victories Over Winter Break

MENS AND WOMENS TEAMS WON NINE OF 14 GAMES SINCE LAST SEMESTER  By Liam Griffin, Staff Writer Although most students have been away from campus since the end of the fall semester, Mason’s men’s and women’s basketball teams have been…

Who Benefits From the High Costs of Textbooks?

THE TRUE PRICE OF PROFESSORS ASSIGNING THEIR OWN WORK By Olivia Booth, Staff Writer The start of the new semester has Mason students spending hundreds of dollars on textbooks, but what if professors are unethically benefitting from assigning their own…

Board of Visitors Revises Mason’s Ten Year Strategic Plan

THE PLAN PROMISES TO KEEP TUITION COSTS LOW WHILE INCREASING ENROLLMENTS BY 8,000 By Michael Eberhart, News Editor Mason’s Board of Visitors met just before finals in December to update the school’s ten-year strategic plan, which began in 2014. Part…

Chipotle Arrives at Mason

OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, STUDENTS CAN EAT BURRITOS AND MORE AT THE JOHNSON CENTER FOOD COURT By Basma Humadi, Assistant Lifestyle Editor Chipotle opens on campus Thursday, Jan. 18, at 10:45 a.m just in time to feed hungry students this…

Patriot player sets record despite loss to William & Mary

OTIS LIVINGSTON SCORES HIS 1,000TH CAREER POINT  By Hogan Lepore, Staff Writer Wednesday’s men’s basketball game included a scoring milestone, an old CAA rivalry and a season first for the Mason men. The Patriots were defeated by William & Mary…

Students hand out facts and snacks for HIV/AIDS Awareness Week

MEDX GLOBAL MEMBERS EDUCATE OTHERS ABOUT COMMUNITY HEALTH AND CAMPUS RESOURCES By Michael Eberhart, News Editor One in six infected U.S. citizens don’t know they have HIV. Mason’s MedX Global chapter ensured Mason’s community learned these uncommon facts about the…

Patriots of All Ages Lead the Team to Victory

By Natalie Heavren, Contributor        On Nov. 29, the Mason Women’s Basketball team, coming off only their second loss of the season, against a University of Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks a team that hasn’t won since their opening game on November…

2017 Elections signal change for Democrats in 2018

BUT THE PARTIES DISAGREE ON VIRGINIA’S IMPACT ON MIDTERMS  By Olivia Vermane, Staff Writer The November elections demonstrated huge successes for the Democratic party. In Virginia, Governor-elect Ralph Northam won by almost nine points, and fellow Democrats Justin Fairfax and…

Mason professor creates news app for online journalists

INSTASTREAM LETS REPORTERS STREAM EVEN PHOTOS AND REPORT ON FACEBOOK LIVE By Isabella LaMagdeleine, Staff Writer A Mason professor has developed a new app called InstaStream for reporters and others to upload pictures directly into a Facebook livestream broadcast. The…

Annual hunger banquet brings awareness to food insecurity

INTERACTIVE EVENT TEACHES STUDENTS ABOUT HUNGER AND POVERTY AROUND THE WORLD By Gemma Carretta, Staff Writer Mason’s office of Social Action and Integrative Learning (SAIL) hosted an annual Hunger Banquet on Nov. 14, where approximately 100 Mason students, faculty, and…