Tag: Activism

Leadership is Paving Pathways and Opening Doors

BY ELIJAH NICHOLS, STAFF WRITER For too long, I’ve seen a rise to power by those who’ve had the voice for a rally, but truly lack the stamina to strategically and empathetically organize both with and for their community. This…

Living In Limbo

Looming fears from pro-Palestinian activists on campus and inconsistency from Mason BY BASMA HUMADI, MANAGING EDITOR It is no secret that Mason student activism exists and has been advocating for a number of issues. From Transparent GMU to Turning Point…

Who Are Mason for Survivors?

A conversation with Mason’s newest student-activist organization BY DANA NICKEL NEWS EDITOR A group of Mason students congregated in front of the Mason statue Thursday, April 4. Journalists and camerapeople surrounded them, reporting on the the scene. Teal tape covered…

What IZZ Activism

Izz LaMagdeleine, COPY CHIEF When people learn my name, they always have to repeat it. “Izz?” they ask with a hint of confusion. My favorite way to react, if I am not tired and can think straight, is to ask,…

ERA Dies in Virginia House Subcommittee

Opponents celebrate as supporters look toward 2019 elections BY ABIGAIL ADCOX, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR Efforts for Virginia to become the 38th and final state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) into the U.S. constitution died in the Virginia House…

A Better Movement

BY ELIJAH NICHOLS, STAFF WRITER To build a better society, a better system, we must first build a better community. When we have one voice lost in the crowd, we must uplift it. There is no doubt that there is…

Activists and Politicians Gather At Mason To Support Era

Women demand equality in this genERAtion BY DANA NICKEL NEWS EDITOR “We are here because we have unfinished business,” Virginia House Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy announced over a hushed crowd at Mason. “Women are not entitled to equality under the United…

Non Cisgender Rights Gone?

Trump administration might change definition of gender; Mason community responds BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY CHIEF For people who are transgender or gender nonconforming, gender is a complex construct. However, the Trump administration is considering narrowing the definition of gender considerably according…

What Is “Students Demand Action”?

A closer look into Mason’s newest activism organization BY DANA NICKEL, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR Mason’s newest Registered Student Organization (RSO) has been working hard to make big changes on the state and national level. Students Demand Action (SDA), a branch of…

UVA Protest

Activists on Campus

From Voter registration to helping students call senators, Mason student organizations do it all BY HAILEY BULLIS, CULTURE ASSISTANT EDITOR Being a university just outside of Washington D.C., it’s no surprise that there are multiple organizations within Mason that facilitate…