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COLUMN: Whitewashing in the shell

The Rupert Sanders thriller draws criticisms BY DINANDA PRAMESTI, CULTURE EDITOR   With the recent Academy Awards show being much more diverse than the previous few years, Hollywood continues to try to appeal and listen to the public about the…

Column: Controversy and the Beast

Disney movie a huge hit despite controversy BY ALEXANDER SHEDD   [Minor spoilers for Beauty and the Beast below] The Walt Disney Company is no stranger to controversy. Ever since their earliest animated classics, Disney has been plagued by angry…

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Students protest Trump

We asked several students why they joined the protest against Trump’s executive order banning immigrants and refugees BY SARAH BASSIL, STAFF WRITER Why did you decide to join the protest against Trump’s executive order banning immigrants and refugees from certain…

Review: ‘Night Sky with Exit Wounds’

A recap of one of the best poetry books published in 2016   BY KELLY FOSTER, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR In the past year of poetry, there have been multitudes of well-crafted poems coming from a diverse background of poets, more…

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FIRST PERSON: Women’s March on Washington

BY LOTTYE LOCKHART | Office of Student Media As a child, my mother was brought to a picket line. There, the people that she had grown up around marched for her right to attend an integrated school in New York…

Dr. Yu says goodbye to Mason

Dear Mason faculty/staff, students/student leaders, student organizations, alumni and community members: On Feb. 3, 2016, I was presented by University Life (UL) Administration with a letter of termination without cause for my position as one of the two Associate Directors…

Trump instead of Clinton

BY WARREN SMITH President-elect Donald Trump has defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in their bids to become the next President of the United States. But the question now is whether he is trusted by the American public. Many concerns have…

After Graduation, Where Will You Lead?

BY MOHAMMAD SABRI My experience at George Mason University has been a rewarding one, but my path in getting here wasn’t always so certain. I came to Mason after attending community college for two years. When it came time to…

Letter to the Editor

During the third Clinton-Trump presidential debate, Trump stated “[Clinton]’s taking in tens of thousands of Syrian refugees, who probably in many cases—not probably, who are definitely in many cases, ISIS-aligned, and we now have them in our country.” Trump is…

OPINION: Student Senate’s opposition to Meals Tax misguided

Dear Editor,   The GMU Student Senate’s recent opposition to a Fairfax County meals tax, while laudable in its intentions, is misguided. The Honorable Senators expressed concern regarding the impact of the meals tax on the poor without acknowledging its…