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Mason students divided on national gun control debate

The Virginia Senate rejected a package of gun regulation measures proposed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Jan. 26 amid concealed carry debates on college campuses throughout the country. The bills proposed by McAuliffe would have renewed Virginia’s one-a-month handgun limit, required…

General Assembly considers standardization of AP and IB credits

A bill before the Virginia General Assembly would require that all of the state’s public universities and colleges award incoming freshman students the same amount of credits for Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and other college preparatory courses. State universities and…

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Mason student creates program giving cats to those with autism

A Mason graduate student has created a new program that will provide companionship through cats to people with Autism and other developmental disabilities. Cats for Autism Treatment and Companionship was started last year by Melissa Mooney, a second year masters…

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Our top five news picks this week

1. Former Massachusetts Governor, Mitt Romney, won’t run a 3rd presidential race On Friday, Romney said he believed he could get the nomination, but he didn’t want to risk the Republican Party’s chance of winning the White House in 2016. He…

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Mason Lobbies advocates for millennials

Interviews conducted by Ryan Thornton. For the third year in a row, students, faculty and alumni  will advocate on behalf of several issues facing higher education institutions to Virginia legislators. On Jan. 29, Mason Lobbies will visit the Virginia General…

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Summer camp for girls in STEM receives grant

A summer camp designed by Mason’s STEM Accelerator program was awarded a $20,000 grant on Dec. 15 by Northern Virginia’s Business Women’s Giving Circle. Females of Color Underrepresented in STEM is a week-long camp aimed at middle-school girls. It seeks…

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Book by Mason professor says happiness is not always needed

George Mason University psychology professor Todd Kashdan has published a book on why the pressure to always be happy can cause negative effects, particularly in today’s connected society. “I think one of the most toxic messages in our culture is try…