Category: News

Faculty members seek fossil fuel divestment

This story was originally published in the April 20 print issue. Additional reporting by Ellen Glickman. A petition was released among faculty urging Mason to fully divest from fossil fuels. The petition contains a letter addressed to Mason president Ángel…

Students can now take a ride on Campus Drive

The Campus Drive entrance to George Mason University opened Saturday, April 19 with a ceremony that gave awards to several members of the Mason and the Fairfax communities for their participation in the project. “This campus, in our mindset, was a little…

Some schools allow coding to be on par with foreign languages

High schools across the United States are considering allowing computer programming to satisfy foreign language requirements, in an effort to encourage students to pursue computer-related disciplines in the future. Currently, 17 states and the District of Colombia allow students to…

Mason Atheists gather on Easter Sunday

While many gathered for Easter Sunday this year, another group was gathering at Mason for the first Young Atheist convention. The George Mason University Student Secular Alliance hosted the convention on Easter Sunday this year, featuring panelists, presentations, kiosks, food…

Parking pass restrictions create confusion

Staff Writer: Abenaa Asare For many Mason students, parking is a topic that invokes anger, frustration and sometimes confusion especially when it comes to parking pass restrictions and variety. Mason sophomore Darian Banks received a $40 ticket for parking in…

Send in the clowns (and out the elephants)

This story was originally published in the April 13 print issue. The circus is back in town. The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus returned to the Patriot Center Wednesday Apr. 8 for its annual visit to Mason, an…

NoVA Congressman urges action on climate change

Congressman Gerry Connolly, representing the 11th District of Virginia, is urging more community action to solve climate change in the United States and around the world. “The scientific evidence is overwhelming and it is not a matter of belief. I…

Real Food Challenge releases “real” results

This story was originally published in the April 13 print issue. The Real Food Challenge at Mason has recently finished their calculations of how much of Southside’s food is considered “real” and the number might shock you. The Real Food…

Confederate flag: hatred or heritage?

This story was originally published in the April 13 print issue. A new debate over an old symbol has reentered the national spotlight. On March 23, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Walker v. Texas Div., Sons of Confederate Veterans,…

Task force leads charge against sexual assault at Mason

This story was originally published in the April 13 print issue. Months of dedication and research came to fruition March 26, when Mason president Ángel Cabrera released a report outlining the university’s strategy for tackling campus sexual assault. The report,…