Category: News

This Week in Politics

Monday, September 2 34 people killed off of Santa Cruz Island in California after diving boat catches fire Tuesday, September 3 Walmart to stop Alaska handgun sales Panel of judges in North Carolina vote that district maps are skewed to…

Amazon HQ2 Brings New Initiatives To Mason

School of Computing established to expand technology education BY OLIVIA VERMANE, STAFF WRITER Mason will invest over $250 million over the next five years in order to achieve a large-scale expansion of initiatives in response to the establishment of Amazon’s…

Fall Semester Kicks Off With Mason Staycation

PAC encourages students to spend their long weekend oncampus BY ALEXA TIRONI, STAFF WRITER Mason Staycation, organized by the Patriot Activities Council (PAC), marked the first weekend of the fall semester. Thursday, Aug. 29 kicked off the fun-filled five-day event…

Mason Weekly Crime Log

Wednesday, Sept. 4 — Fairfax Campus Use of Threatening Language Over Public Airways: Complainant (GMU) reported receiving a threatening electronic message from an unknown subject. Case 2019-008451 — Referred to Title IX Wednesday, Sept. 4 — Art & Design Destruction/Damage/Vandalism…

Seven Years: The Era of Cabrera 

Highlighting the highs and lows of Cabrera’s presidential term BY COLLIN COPE, STAFF WRITER Following the 16-year term of former Mason President Alan Merten, Ángel Cabrera assumed the position in July of 2012 In his inaugural speech Cabrera said,“What if,…

Aid For 16 Credits Affects Many

How Mason provides financial aid for tuition credits BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR Nelly Solares did not receive any aid from Mason when the credit cap changed from 16 to 15 credits. The sophomore music education student is not…

Opioid Use Disorder Grant 

Mason partners with 11 institutions to conduct research on opioid addiction treatment within the Justice Community BY JALEN REID, STAFF WRITER  Mason is partnering with 11 other institutions that were collectively awarded $155 million dollars by the National Institutes of…

This Week in Politics

Monday 8/19 Arresting New York Police Department officer involved in Eric Garner’s death is fired. Planned Parenthood announces it will reject Title IX funding rather than comply with new abortion rules.  Tuesday 8/20 Massive fire rages at a record rate…

Starship Robots In Second Semester At Mason

The robots have become a fixture at Mason, growing from 25 to 40  BY HAILEY BULLIS, CO EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Since arriving to Mason in January, Starship Technologies’ and Sodexo’s robots have become part of everyday life at Mason. The robots were brought…

Freshmen and Interim President Holton Find New Home at Mason

Freshmen express high hopes for the upcoming year BY ABIGAIL ADCOX, NEWS EDITOR On Wednesday Aug. 21, over 3,800 freshmen, “the largest and most diverse class,” and approx. 3,000 transfer students moved into their new homes at Mason. Members of…