Category: News

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Miscommunication in gunmen scare

BY ROSHAN MIRAJKAR, STAFF WRITER A routine ROTC training session at Mason Sept. 22 caused panic on campus when an individual reported seeing two armed men on campus. It was later discovered that the two supposed gunmen were actually two…

Mason treasure hunter

BY FAREEHA REHMAN, STAFF WRITER What’s the story you want to tell? For Robinson Professor Spencer Crew, it was the story of African-American communities that were able to thrive despite the challenges they faced after slavery. Crew was able to…

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George Mason and Slavery

BY GRACE ZIPPERER, STAFF WRITER On Sept. 21, Honors College Black Ambition, a student-run organization that is “intent on creating a diverse presence within Mason’s Honors College,” according to their GetConnected page, held the event “Caja. Millie. Tom. Liberty: The…

Sexual assault investigation

BY SARMAT CHOWDHURY, STAFF WRITER Students received an email Sept. 16 alerting the community to the launch of an investigation surrounding a sexual assault case filed by a female student on campus. The investigation, led by the U.S. Department of…

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Bomb scare at Mason

BY RYAN COONEY, STAFF WRITER On Thursday, Oct. 13, students and faculty at Mason’s Fairfax campus were notified via Mason Alert of a possible bomb threat in the Johnson Center at approximately 4:05 p.m. Following the alert, the building was…

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Foodies unite

BY RIDA KAYANI, STAFF WRITER A new food inspired app, HUNGRY, has been brought to the area to serve up authentic chef-curated meals to the Mason community. The “serial entrepreneurs,” as siblings Shayan and Eman Pahlevani call themselves on the…

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A (Democratic) party in the USA

BY TAYLOR WICHTENDAHL, STAFF WRITER   “Open up! You’re in big trouble! I’m kidding, it’s just me,” Miley Cyrus yelled as she pounded on the door of students in the Piedmont residence hall on Saturday. The singer/actress/activist came to campus…

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Scalia Law School protest

    BY SARAH BASSIL, STAFF WRITER On Oct. 6, students and faculty gathered outside the newly-renamed Antonin Scalia Law School, formerly known as the George Mason University School of Law, to protest “Charles Koch’s undue influence at GMU and…

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Police Chief search

BY FAREEHA REHMAN, STAFF WRITER   In the last week of September, Mason held candidate presentations as an opportunity for the community to see who could be their next chief of police on campus. The presentations offered the chance for…

Combatting substance abuse in Virginia

BY HAMNA AHMAD, STAFF WRITER Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe recently announced a new partnership with Mason that will bring the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment program to the Commonwealth to combat substance abuse and fatal drug overdoses. The…