Category: News

LONE PROTESTOR TAKES STAND AGAINST BULL RIDING EVENT

Former Mason student protests invitational at EagleBank BY MADISON SCHOFIELD, STAFF WRITER Asteria Lysippe, a vegan activist and former Mason student, held a protest against Professional Bull Riding (PBR)’s Fairfax Invitational event on Saturday, Sept. 25 outside EagleBank Arena. As…

MASON’S NEW CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER ARRIVES

Dr. Sharnnia Artis comes from California school to enhance diversity and inclusion on campus BY ROBERT STEWART, STAFF WRITER Dr. Sharnnia Artis has a track record of creating programs to improve diversity and inclusion in higher education.  Most recently, she…

MASON STUDENTS PROTEST PBR BULL RIDING EVENT

Local activists join students to protest alleged animal cruelty BY MADDIE GIERBER STAFF WRITER Mason students plan to protest the Professional Bull Riders’ (PBR) upcoming Fairfax Invitational event at EagleBank Arena, where 45 top bull riders will compete in three…

MASON TO RAMP UP TESTING AS SEMESTER CONTINUES

Safety & Emergency Management staff comment on Mason’s testing operations BY LAURA SCUDDER, COPY CHIEF As Mason responds to the Delta variant, COVID-19 testing is expected to be ramped up within the coming weeks.  In an email sent on Wednesday,…

AS FALL SEMESTER BEGINS, COVID-19 CASES AT MASON REMAIN LOW

Campus guidelines keep COVID-19 cases at Mason low among students and employees   BY LIANNA BROWN, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF During the 2020-2021 school year, Mason was applauded for its ability to keep campus COVID-19 cases low. As the United States surpasses 40…

PRESIDENT WASHINGTON REFLECTS ON YEAR, LOOKS AHEAD

Mason’s president speaks on work environment, COVID-19 updates and accomplishments BY LIANNA BROWN AND SAMI GIBBS, CO-EDITORS-IN-CHIEF Editor’s Note: This interview was edited for length and clarity. Sami Gibbs conducted the interview.  How do you think handling your first year…