Category: News

Politics of U.S.-Mexico Border Sample Class

Correa-Cabrera discusses MS-13, dynamics of countries BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY CHIEF When Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera, associate professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government, was a professor at the former University of Texas at Brownsville, she began to develop a course…

This Week in Politics

BY DANA NICKEL, NEWS EDITOR Monday, Feb. 4 Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam showed no signs of resigning over his racist university yearbook photo. President Trump announces his nominee for the secretary of the interior, David Bernhardt, a former oil lobbyist….

Virginia Is For Scandals

With four ongoing scandals among Virginia politicians, here’s what you need to know BY LAUREN SULLIVAN, INVESTIGATIVE EDITOR Editor’s Note: This article contains graphic recollections of a sexual assault. Reader discretion is advised. Top Virginia politicians have been embroiled in scandals…

Supreme Court Allows Transgender Ban In Military

Mason responds to Trump’s transgender military ban BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE COPY CHIEF A proposed transgender military ban has been kept from becoming active policy by court action since July 2017, when President Trump tweeted about how he wished to reverse progressive…

Removal Of Water Tower From Fairfax Campus

A Q&A with Mason and Fairfax Water representatives over water tower removal BY  SABIHA BASIT STAFF WRITER As students have noticed, Mason has recently undergone major changes to its Fairfax campus, from demolishing Robinson Hall A to the introduction of…

Climate Change: The Past And Present

Journalist Leigh Phillips talks about dealing with the Anthropocene BY ABIGAIL ADCOX, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR Humanity has just over a decade to get climate change under control before catastrophic climate change impacts become unavoidable, according to a recent report from…

Mason Honors MLK Multigenerational Activist Event

Three prominent female activists visit Mason to honor Martin Luther King Jr. BY DANA NICKEL NEWS EDITOR Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s words and actions in his life have inspired activism and advocacy across the U.S. since the Civil Rights Movement…

Northam Under Fire To Resign After Racist Photo Emerges

George Mason Democrats react to the news ABIGAIL ADCOX ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is under tremendous pressure from both sides of the aisle to resign after a photo emerged from his 1984 Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook…

Students Bring Their Agenda to the Capitol

Mason lobbies for higher education funding BY ABIGAIL ADCOX, ASSITANT NEWS EDITOR On Wednesday Jan. 30, roughly 50 students rode to the Virginia State Capitol to lobby for Mason Lobbies, an annual event. This year students were advocating for increased financial…

Robots Roll Up To Campus

A breakdown of business, security and student opinion BY MATTHEW HAYES, STAFF WRITER As well as the incoming freshman and transfer students, Mason has a new addition to its Fairfax campus―delivery robots. The food delivery service, Starship Technologies, is currently delivering…