Category: Sports

Mason cheerleaders perform during Mason Madness. (Claire Cecil/Fourth Estate)

Mason Madness: Then and Now

(Photo credit: Claire Cecil/Fourth Estate) A sea of students decked out in green and gold flocked to Eagle Bank Arena on Friday night to celebrate the start of the 2015-2016 basketball season. However, the bright lights and grand performances have…

Mason Madness Live Stream

Mason Madness has been the celebratory pep rally for the Patriots’ basketball season since the 1980s. On Friday, October 16, at 8 p.m., students, faculty and other fans will head to EagleBank Arena to ring in the beginning of the season. Both…

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Fantasy Football Week 5 vs. Week 6

Kaleel Weatherly and Mitchell Westall, staff writers As the National Football League (NFL) heads into its sixth week, it’s time for fantasy football fanatics to take a look at the wins and defeats on the field and in their brackets….

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Mason student reflects on running from sea to shining sea

Writer, Colleen Walsh This past summer, I ran from San Francisco, California to Baltimore, Maryland with a team of 28 college students for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. We covered fifteen states and 4,000-plus miles in 49 days….

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RAD program faces challenges

For many female college students, feeling and staying safe can seem like a challenge. Mason Police’s Rape Aggression and Defense System (RAD) classes make it easy for women to learn how to defend themselves in the event of an emergency for free. The…

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Mason’s best kept secret: Club sports

Staff writer, Mitchell Westall Club sports might just be the best kept secret at Mason. Contrary to popular belief, a student doesn’t have to be an athlete to get the involved in the programs. There are a variety of club sports offered…

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Healthy, active and in college

Staff Writer, Kaleel Weatherly For many busy college students, diet and exercise can often take a backseat to studying and extracurricular activities. According to Lois Durant, Mason’s registered dietician, some students can expect to gain between seven to ten pounds throughout…

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Mason soccer players score honors

Staff Writer, David Schrack Mason men’s and women’s soccer programs have had successful kick-offs this year, with two players taking home awards for their performances. The Atlantic 10 Conference named women’s central defender Abby Downey Player of the Week and men’s center forward Stephen Durbin…

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Yoga trends take students off-campus

A new, off-campus class trend is spreading among Mason’s yoga and Pilates gurus. Students are turning down the convenience and pricing of on-campus options for the variety and pizzaz of local yoga studios. Spark Yoga studio is located in the Mosaic District in Merrifield,…

Top Workout Apps: Dorm Edition

You’re going to hit the gym everyday, right? You’re thinking “new semester, new me”. Well, I’m not falling for it. The moment the temperature drops below 70 and you have the option to walk to the gym or continue eating…