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Virginia Gubernatorial Race Approaches Finsih Line

CANDIDATES RECEIVE IMPORTANT LAST-MINUTE ENDORSEMENTS  By Alexander Shedd, Assistant News Editor As the Virginia gubernatorial race enters its final week, both candidates received important endorsements from some of the country’s biggest political names. Republican candidate Ed Gillespie most recently received…

Students direct other students to the on-campus precinct on election day at the Fairfax campus. Photo by Alexis Glenn/Creative Services/George Mason University

Students Get Involved in Political Campaigns

VOLUNTEERS KNOCK ON DOORS FOR CANDIDATES IN GOVERNOR’S RACE  By Olivia Booth, Staff Writer With its proximity to Washington, D.C., George Mason attracts students with an interest in politics from all across the political spectrum. This election season saw many…

Life Safety Fair on the Merten Hall lawn sponsored by Housing and Residence Life, University Life, Environmental Health & Safety, University Police, and the Fairfax Fire Department. Photo by Evan Cantwell/George Mason University.

Annual Safety Fair Comes to Merten Hall Oct. 26

EVENTS WILL INCLUDE A MOCK DORM ROOM BURNING STAGED BY FAIRFAX FIREFIGHTERS  By Sarah Wheeler, Staff Writer The annual Mason Ready Life Safety Fair will be held on the lawn outside Merten Hall on Thursday, Oct. 26 from 2-4 p.m….

The Freshman Class of 2021 exits the Eagle Bank arena following the preamble ceremony on the Fairfax Campus. photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University

Incoming Class of Fall 2017 Makes Mason History

IT IS THE LARGEST AND MOST DIVERSE SINCE THE UNIVERSITY WAS FOUNDED By Lydia Antonio-Vila, Staff Writer Mason welcomed its largest incoming class in the university’s history this fall, with 6,359 new students on campus. According to the office of…

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Mason Recognized for Student Voter Participation

SENIOR MONICA VIDAURRI HOSTED A DISCUSSION ABOUT STUDENT VOTING AT THE NEWSEUM By Michael Eberhart, News Editor The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge recently recognized Mason with a Silver Campus Seal of Achievement for reaching over 60 percent participation by…

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Mason Celebrates Halloween with Upcoming Campus Events

DISCOUNTS FOR KING’S DOMINION HAUNTED PARK, WITCH WATCH AND MORE By Claire Underwood, Staff Writer As Halloween approaches, most college students are eager to make plans to celebrate the occasion. George Mason has worked with the Office of Student Involvement…

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Transparent GMU: What You Need to Know

STUDENT ORGANIZATION MOVES FORWARD WITH LAWSUIT AGAINST SCHOOL By Alexander Shedd, Assistant News Editor  Transparent GMU, a student organization that “aims to shed light on the on the potential undue influence of GMU donors,” is moving forward with a lawsuit…

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Timeline of Transparent GMU Lawsuit

By Dana Nickel, Staff Writer 2005 – The Charles Koch Foundation begins donations to George Mason University totalling $95 million as of 2017 – the largest amount the foundation has donated to any school. 2012 – Transparent GMU’s founders learn…

Campus Poll Reveals Apathy Among Student Voters

INFORMAL POLL SHOWS STUDENTS NOT VOTING By Alexander Shedd, Assistant News Editor  An informal poll conducted on campus reveals that a majority of polled students are either unsure or not voting in the upcoming Virginia gubernatorial election. Of the 65…

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Mason Elects New Student Senators

INCOMING FRESHMEN AND TRANSFER STUDENTS FILL SEATS IN 2017-2018 STUDENT GOVERNMENT  By Olivia Vermane, Staff Writer Mason’s student government recently held semi-annual elections, with ten new members from the incoming freshmen class voted in to the student senate. The election…