Category: News

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,…

Mason professor brings awareness to human trafficking

This past Wednesday, New Century College professor Dr. Al Fuertes received the 2015 Spirit of King Award at the event Faces of Human Trafficking. “[The Faces of Human Trafficking] was my way of giving back for receiving the 2015 Spirit…

Smoking out the health risks of vaping

This story was originally published in the April 6 print issue. The rising popularity of electronic cigarettes and vaporizers have exposed an omission in Mason’s smoking policy that allows people to smoke inside, but students and faculty have started to question…

Students and faculty receive updates about export compliance

Students and faculty received an email from the Office of Provost David Wu on March 30th explaining the university’s policy on complying with United States export controls and economic sanctions. According to the email, Mason is currently updating its procedures…

Mason charts a future online strategy

This story was originally published in the April 6 print issue. After expressing support for the development of an online completion college, Mason has been asked to provide a report by the Virginia General Assembly. According to Michelle Marks, vice…