Category: News

Mason Weekly Crime Log

BY TISHA HERRERA, NEWS EDITOR Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018: Fairfax Campus (Online) Intimidation. Complainant (GMU) reported receiving a threatening message on social media. Case 2018-008834-Pending Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018: Southside Dining Theft from Building. Complainant (GMU) reported the theft of…

Chipotle Employees Allege Work Without Fair Pay

Employees speak out against unfair conditions BY SABIHA BASIT, STAFF WRITER The arrival of one of the most popular fast-food chains has brought excitement for students at Mason, but Chipotle’s success comes at a cost. Employees have alleged that Chipotle avoids…

Mason Plans To Send $3000 To Rebuild Infrastructure

Concern over the allocation of funds to assist Mason Veteran Patriots BY JALEN REID, STAFF WRITER The fourth meeting of the 39th Student Senate took place last Thursday. The meeting was headed by the new speaker, Davide Genoese-Zerbi, and President Bekah…

Mason Weekly Crime Log

BY TISHA HERRERA, NEWS EDITOR Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 – Rappahannock Parking Deck, 6:00 p.m. Hit and Run: Complainant (GMU) reported a hit and run of a vehicle. Case 2018-008740 – Inactive Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 – Johnson Center, 4:33…

Substance Abuse Rates Spike Among College Students

Mason lacks the recovery resources that other Virginia schools offer BY DANA NICKEL, LONGFORM EDITOR Overdoses kill 115 people every day in the U.S., according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. September is National Recovery Month, as stated by…

Laziness, Desperation or Something Else?

  How Mason students feel about cheating on homework and tests BY SANJANA RAGHAVAN, STAFF WRITER Editor’s Note: All names in this article have been changed to protect the sources’ privacy. Every semester, Mason professors warn their students not to…

Mason Ambassadors vs. Patriot Leaders

Two Different Organizations, Two Different Purposes BY HAILEY BULLIS, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR Most Mason students know who the Mason Ambassadors and Patriot Leaders are, through the highlighter shirts and khakis respectively, the Ambassadors and Patriot Leaders are easy to pick out…

Jennifer Wagner Davis

Mason Administrator JJ Davis Leaves for UVA

Senior vice president of finance and administration takes up new job BY SABIHA BASIT, STAFF WRITER Back in August of 2018, according to Mason’s Senior Vice President for Administration & Finance, Jennifer (JJ) Davis left Mason to pursue a job opportunity…

Mason Hillel Sends Twenty Students To Israel And West Bank

Fact Finders trip lets students understand political situation BY KRISTEN TALMAN, STAFF WRITER Every year Mason Hillel, a Jewish community center at Mason, funds 20 to 25 students on a “Fact Finders” trip where students discover for themselves what Israel has…

9/11 Memorial New York City

2018 Marks the 17th Anniversary of 9/11

Mason students discussed their memories of the fateful day BY SANJANA RAGHAVAN, STAFF WRITER Devon Alonge, age 29 Major: Creative Writing “I was in seventh-grade history class. [The crash] was happening right in the middle of our class. Someone came in…