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Life Safety Fair on the Merten Hall lawn sponsored by Housing and Residence Life, University Life, Environmental Health & Safety, University Police, and the Fairfax Fire Department. Photo by Evan Cantwell/George Mason University.

Annual Safety Fair Comes to Merten Hall Oct. 26

EVENTS WILL INCLUDE A MOCK DORM ROOM BURNING STAGED BY FAIRFAX FIREFIGHTERS  By Sarah Wheeler, Staff Writer The annual Mason Ready Life Safety Fair will be held on the lawn outside Merten Hall on Thursday, Oct. 26 from 2-4 p.m….

The Freshman Class of 2021 exits the Eagle Bank arena following the preamble ceremony on the Fairfax Campus. photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University

Incoming Class of Fall 2017 Makes Mason History

IT IS THE LARGEST AND MOST DIVERSE SINCE THE UNIVERSITY WAS FOUNDED By Lydia Antonio-Vila, Staff Writer Mason welcomed its largest incoming class in the university’s history this fall, with 6,359 new students on campus. According to the office of…


Mason Celebrates Halloween with Upcoming Campus Events

DISCOUNTS FOR KING’S DOMINION HAUNTED PARK, WITCH WATCH AND MORE By Claire Underwood, Staff Writer As Halloween approaches, most college students are eager to make plans to celebrate the occasion. George Mason has worked with the Office of Student Involvement…


Mason Recognized for Student Voter Participation

SENIOR MONICA VIDAURRI HOSTED A DISCUSSION ABOUT STUDENT VOTING AT THE NEWSEUM By Michael Eberhart, News Editor The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge recently recognized Mason with a Silver Campus Seal of Achievement for reaching over 60 percent participation by…

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Transparent GMU: What You Need to Know

STUDENT ORGANIZATION MOVES FORWARD WITH LAWSUIT AGAINST SCHOOL By Alexander Shedd, Assistant News Editor  Transparent GMU, a student organization that “aims to shed light on the on the potential undue influence of GMU donors,” is moving forward with a lawsuit…

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Timeline of Transparent GMU Lawsuit

By Dana Nickel, Staff Writer 2005 – The Charles Koch Foundation begins donations to George Mason University totalling $95 million as of 2017 – the largest amount the foundation has donated to any school. 2012 – Transparent GMU’s founders learn…

Campus Poll Reveals Apathy Among Student Voters

INFORMAL POLL SHOWS STUDENTS NOT VOTING By Alexander Shedd, Assistant News Editor  An informal poll conducted on campus reveals that a majority of polled students are either unsure or not voting in the upcoming Virginia gubernatorial election. Of the 65…

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Mason Elects New Student Senators

INCOMING FRESHMEN AND TRANSFER STUDENTS FILL SEATS IN 2017-2018 STUDENT GOVERNMENT  By Olivia Vermane, Staff Writer Mason’s student government recently held semi-annual elections, with ten new members from the incoming freshmen class voted in to the student senate. The election…

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Mason LIFE Student Changes Student Government

MADISON ESSIG CHAMPIONS RIGHTS  By Isabella LaMadgeleine, Staff Writer Madison Essig did not set out to be a trailblazer. She takes the same classes, eats in the same dining halls, and thinks of Mason as her home just like the…

Students meet with recruiters from more than 25 national and regional arts, entertainment and media employers based in the DC metro region at the Arts in the Real World Internship and Career Fair. Photo by Evan Cantwell/George Mason University

Dewberry Hall Hosts Evening Career Fair

MONDAY’S EVENT OFFERS STUDENTS A CHANCE TO MEET WITH 55 POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS By Noah Winthrop, Staff Writer The office of Career Services will host a career night on Oct. 23 to follow up on the success of their fall career…