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Whitetop and Rogers residence halls are seen in the Aquia neighborhood are seen at the Fairfax campus. Photo by Alexis Glenn/Creative Services/George Mason University

Mason Substance Abuse Recovery Housing: A Chance for “Innovation”

By Kaelyn Vitale, Internal Communications, Roosevelt at Mason Since 2015, opioids have killed more people than car crashes or gun violence in Virginia, according to a report by the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Republican Delegate Jason Mirayes introduced a rather progressive bill proposing a way…

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Mason Community Takes Back the Night

STUDENTS GATHER TO MARCH AND SPEAK OUT ABOUT SEXUAL VIOLENCE By Abigail Adcox, Staff Writer “Stop the violence! No more silence!” chanted students during the march at the Take Back the Night event on Oct. 3 in North Plaza. Take…

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Remembering Tristan Medina

“STAR RUNNING BACK” SOPHOMORE “WOULD ALWAYS BRING THE LIGHT TO EVERY ROOM” By Olivia Vermane, Staff Writer Tragedy struck Mason’s Fairfax campus when 19-year-old sophomore Tristan Medina passed away in Fairfax hospital on Saturday, Sept. 30 after falling from a…

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Student Seminars Promote Healthy Relationships

SSAC PROVIDES EDUCATION AND RESOURCES TO AVOID ABUSE By Noah Winthrop, Staff Writer The Student Support and Advocacy Center (SSAC) hosted a pair of hour-long Healthy Relationship seminars on Wednesday, Oct. 4 and Thursday, Oct. 5. as part of Domestic…

Mason Professor Details Plans for Prison Reform

CRIMINOLOGY PROFESSOR LAURIE ROBINSON EXPLAINS PROPOSAL TO SHUT DOWN RIKER’S ISLAND By Olivia Booth, Staff Writer Professor Laurie Robinson spoke on campus last week regarding proposals to reform the criminal justice system and plans to close infamous jail facilities like…

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Corner Pocket to Begin Serving Alcohol

BEER AND WINE SALES WILL BE AVAILABLE DURING LIMITED TIMES By Claire Underwood, Staff Writer The Corner Pocket, an on-campus game room located in the HUB, recently announced its plan to begin selling alcohol. The only option that previously existed…

Detail of the Mason Statue on the North Plaza at the Fairfax Campus. Photo by Alexis Glenn/Creative Services/George Mason University

Student Government Votes to Recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day

RESOLUTION 10 WILL ADD ANOTHER HOLIDAY TO UNIVERSITY CALENDARS By Michael Eberhart, News Editor The Mason Student Senate passed legislation urging the university “to recognize the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day,” in addition to Columbus Day. Resolution…

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Mason Adopts New Public Safety App

RAVE GUARDIAN APP PROVIDES STUDENTS WITH VIRTUAL “BLUE LIGHT” EMERGENCY PHONES By Sarah Wheeler, Staff Writer There is a new way to stay safe and connected while on campus thanks to a personal safety app called Rave Guardian, which Environmental…

Board of Visitor meeting. Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University

First Board of Visitors Meeting of 2017-2018 School Year

MEMBERS ANNOUNCED PLANS FOR TITLE IX, DREAMERS AND MORE By Isabella Lamagdeleine, Staff Writer The Mason Board of Visitors met for the first time during the 2017-2018 school year on Thursday, Oct. 12 in Merten Hall. The meeting covered many…