Category: News

STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN “GET OUT THE VOTE” EFFORTS

Get Out the Vote efforts target young voters and students BY LIANNA BROWN NEWS EDITOR Students and student groups across campus have been working throughout the fall semester to get Virginians, particularly students, to vote in the 2020 election on…

STUDENTS REACT TO CONFIRMATION OF JUDGE AMY CONEY BARRETT

Mason students express opposition and support for Amy Coney Barrett as Supreme Court justice  BY SUDIKSHA KOCHI STAFF WRITER  After much pushing by Republicans, the Senate voted to confirm Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the…

MASON ANNOUNCES CANCELLATION OF SPRING BREAK

Students share opposing opinions on canceling spring break BY LIANNA BROWN NEWS EDITOR In an email to the Mason community on Oct. 19, Provost Mark Ginsberg announced an updated plan for the spring semester, highlighting the elimination of spring break….

MASON STUDENTS REACT TO POLLING FOR THE UPCOMING ELECTION

Students share conflicting thoughts on polling of 2020 presidential election BY BRAD BYRNE STAFF WRITER As the 2020 presidential election looms in the very near future, polling has become another topic of debate for this election. After some polling was…

STUDENTS REACT TO SECOND PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

Students share thoughts on how the final debate went and what the candidates could have done better BY SUDIKSHA KOCHI STAFF WRITER Participating in their second and final presidential debate before Election Day on Nov. 3, Republican President Donald Trump…

Hayden Center holds panel session on 2020 election security

Michael V. Hayden Center invites three panelists to talk about foreign interference in the upcoming election BY SUDIKSHA KOCHI STAFF WRITER  With Election Day coming up in November, voters all around the United States are casting their early ballots and,…

US Representative Jennifer Wexton discusses election

U.S. Rep. Jennifer Wexton gives insight on her campaign in First Tuesday talk  BY BRAD BRYNE STAFF WRITER On Oct. 12, Democratic Rep. Jennifer Wexton discussed her campaign and the importance of local elections as part of the First Tuesday…

Campus groups navigate elections and COVID-19

Campus and local groups work to make effective campaigns and get students registered despite COVID-19 BY: DANA NICKEL STAFF WRITER This June, Virginia saw a 40 percent decrease in the number of new voters registered in comparison to June 2016,…

THE ARRIVAL OF GREGORY WASHINGTON

Mason’s president speaks about anti-racism, COVID-19 and the revival of the Renaissance BY PETER NJOROGE and LAURA SCUDDER, CO-EDITORS-IN-CHIEF Editor’s Note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity.  Could you give us a summary of your long and…