Category: News

Internal Battle Continues In Virginia Politics

Northam to kick off “reconciliation tour” Feb. 21 BY ABIGAIL ADCOX, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR After a whirlwind of a month in Virginia state politics, Gov. Ralph Northam has once again stated he won’t be resigning, instead announcing a “reconciliation tour.” The…

Campus Kitchen Provides for Locals

Student organization meets food insecurity with campus dining partnership BY SAMI GIBBS STAFF WRITER The leftover food from Mason’s dining halls is being utilized instead of composted. Campus Kitchens, a student-led organization, is spearheading these efforts on campus as a chapter…

Ex-Employee Speaks Out On Chipotle

An update on Chipotle’s working conditions since last fall BY SABIHA BASIT, STAFF WRITER Last fall, Fourth Estate released a report describing the accounts from former Chipotle employees who spoke out against unfair conditions, specifically working extended hours without compensation….

Mason Offers Assistance To Students Affected By Shutdown

Discounted courses and programs offered through Mason for government employees BY DANA NICKEL, NEWS EDITOR The longest government shutdown in U.S. history was temporarily halted on Jan. 25. At the risk of another upcoming shutdown with no end in sight, the…

Mason Weekly Crime Log

Wednesday, Feb. 6- Fairfax Campus, Multiple times Stalking: Complainant (GMU) reported receiving unwanted contact from a known subject (GMU) on multiple occasions. Case 2019-001154- Referred to Title IX Wednesday, Feb. 6- Taylor Hall, 8:34 p.m. Drug/Narcotic Violations/Liquor Law Violations: Two…

Mason Housing Program To Undergo Significant Changes

Chief housing officer looks to overhaul the entire housing department BY PETER NJOROGE, STAFF WRITER While the population of Patriots continues to climb, the housing department is making changes that will result in fewer student employees, especially resident advisors, effective next…

Professor Makes Career In Assisting LGBTQ+ Community

How research in psychology is helping Lauren Cattaneo effect change BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY CHIEF For Lauren Cattaneo, the field of psychology is one where real change for real problems can occur. “My interest in psychology, more broadly, has always been…

Politics of U.S.-Mexico Border Sample Class

Correa-Cabrera discusses MS-13, dynamics of countries BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY CHIEF When Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera, associate professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government, was a professor at the former University of Texas at Brownsville, she began to develop a course…

This Week in Politics

BY DANA NICKEL, NEWS EDITOR Monday, Feb. 4 Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam showed no signs of resigning over his racist university yearbook photo. President Trump announces his nominee for the secretary of the interior, David Bernhardt, a former oil lobbyist….

Virginia Is For Scandals

With four ongoing scandals among Virginia politicians, here’s what you need to know BY LAUREN SULLIVAN, INVESTIGATIVE EDITOR Editor’s Note: This article contains graphic recollections of a sexual assault. Reader discretion is advised. Top Virginia politicians have been embroiled in scandals…