Category: reviews

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New restaurant takes on the DMV

A FILIPINO RESTAURANT WITH A MODERN FLAIR OPENS IN ARLINGTON, VA By Christine Viray, Staff Writer A Filipino restaurant known as Bistro 1521 — the numbers referencing the year in which Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan reached the Philippines and was shortly…

Taylor Swift’s New Reputation

TAYLOR SWIFT SLITHERS INTO HER NEW REPUTATION By Lizzie MacKercher, Staff Writer 10 time Grammy Award winning songwriter, Taylor Swift, came out of hiding on August 24 to release her much anticipated first single in three years, along with a music…

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Coldplay ‘lights’ up FedEx field

IT WAS A SKY FULL OF STARS AND FIREWORKS AT COLDPLAY’S CONCERT  By Dinanda Pramesti, Lifestyle Editor Going to concerts always seems to happen for me during the summer, specifically in August. It happened this year, when I got early…

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Part-time jobs on campus

MASON STUDENTS SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES WORKING ON CAMPUS Serve and Protect By Jordan Burkhardt, Contributor   Reprinted from Freshman Focus Magazine, 2017. Serving as a cadet during my freshman year definitely changed my perspective and made me realize I want…

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King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

A shot to the chest of heart-thumping garage rock BY JAMES STEMPLE   A sizeable crowd gathered at the 9:30 Club March 29 to see King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. It was hard to move an inch at the…

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Dinner and a movie

Good food and movie picks for a good night out on the town BY BASMA HUMADI   Dinner: HalfSmoke With milkshakes, Monopoly and “Chipotle-style” assembly line sausages, HalfSmoke takes the title for being the coolest place around the block. Though…

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Seeking Refuge

Passarlay’s book chronicles his journey as a young refugee BY BASMA HUMADI   “At so many times on my journey to freedom I had felt hopeless, despondent and afraid,” Gulwali Passarlay writes in his book “The Lightless Sky.” “Many times…

Movie Review: “Get Out”

BY ALEX SHEDD   High-quality horror movies are hard to find in cinemas these days. From the fifteenth spinoff of a sequel of some “Blair Witch Project” ripoff to this month’s gory jump-scare, the horror genre has left something to…

Giant Food proves to be catering to the Mason student

BY KY’LEND ADAMS Giant Food grocery store, which has been in the University Mall Shopping Center since 1977, re-opened its doors Feb. 9 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Heather Wade, store manager at Giant, gave an exclusive tour to Student Media…