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State Senator pushes for marijuana decriminalization

A BILL IN STATE LEGISLATURE INTRODUCES RELAXED PUNISHMENT FOR FIRST-TIME OFFENDERS By Alexander Shedd, News Assistant Editor A state senator has introduced a new bill to the state legislature that would relax certain parts of the laws for marijuana-related offenses….

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Why parking is still a problem

A CLOSER LOOK AT THE PARKING BUDGET AND HOW CONSTRUCTION AFFECTS STUDENTS By Abigail Adcox, Staff Writer Why does it cost so much to park at Mason, and why is it so hard to find a spot? The Fairfax campus…

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Medical Amnesty program offers second chances

THE OFFICE OF STUDENT CONDUCT OFFERS HELP IN EMERGENCIES By Isabella LaMagdeleine, Staff Writer The medical amnesty program offered at Mason through the Office of Student Conduct is designed to ensure that all students can receive medical care if they…

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Mason scientists develop tech to save lives

NEW TUBERCULOSIS TEST COULD “HELP MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WORLDWIDE” By Olivia Booth, Staff Writer Professors Alessandra Luchini and Lance Liotta led Mason students Marissa Howard, Sarah Sharif, and Sameen Yusuf, as well as students from Johns Hopkins, Peru, and Italy…

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Tim Kaine hosts public Q&A with voters

THE SENATOR MET WITH CONSTITUENTS FOR HIS 2018 REELECTION CAMPAIGN By Michael Eberhart, News Editor Senator Tim Kaine hosted a “Community Conversation” event to answer questions from his Virginia constituents on Thursday, Feb. 1, in the Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo gymnasium…

Uvaldo Acosta Honored in Men’s Volleyball Invitational

By Clinton W. Carlson JR, Contributor Mason’s Men’s volleyball team hosted the inaugural Uvaldo Acosta Invitational January 26-28 at the Recreation Athletic Complex (RAC) on the Fairfax Campus. The invitational honors Mason Class of 1996 alum Uvaldo Acosta who played…

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Virginia General Assembly Considers Bills Pitched by Students

POLICY ISSUES INCLUDE VOTER REGISTRATION, FREE SAT’S AND MORE By Isabella LaMagdeleine, Staff Writer Danielle Melton, Jamie Thomas, Rasheda Elsamahi, and Andrew Millin, all members of the Mason chapter of the think tank The Roosevelt Institute, pitched legislation to members…

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Peterson Hall Opens for Spring Classes

THE FACILITY IS HOME TO CUTTING-EDGE NURSING SIMULATORS AND OTHER NEW CLASSROOMS By Ashley Stewart and Dana Nickel, Staff Writers The Peterson Family Health Sciences Hall opens for classes this semester after being under construction since 2015. The building is…