Tag: college

A Tripartite Model for Higher Education

BY STEVEN ZHOU, CONTRIBUTOR Higher education today is facing an array of challenges. Top companies like Apple and Google no longer require job candidates to hold a four-year degree. The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center reported the eighth consecutive year…

So You Say You Want a Football Team?

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER So you say you want a football team? Of course, when you say you want a football team, you don’t really mean you want football. We already have football. You can watch the club football…

Why College Is So Weird

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER Ever wonder why college is so weird? It’s not like work and it’s not like home. It’s a weird, four(ish)-year span of our lives when we complain about other people making our food for us,…

Money? A Monstrous Battle With Tuition

How can I get out of this mess? BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE ASSISTANT, CULTURE EDITOR It’s the Wednesday of the week I’m supposed to go back to Mason. This year, I’m a junior. I am the Assistant Culture Editor of the newspaper…

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A Summer Well Spent

Mason students turned an ordinary summer into a learning experience BY LEIGH NORMAN, STAFF WRITER   As the semester begins, so does the question that brings on intense feelings of anxiety and self-loathing: “How was your summer?” Someone visited the Bahamas….

Cheap fun

ENJOY YOUR SPRING BREAK WITHOUT EMPTYING YOUR BANK ACCOUNT By Ahmed Farid, Staff Writer Spring Break is finally here, and after two months of projects, lectures and midterms, there’s a whole week to relax and enjoy your time. But sometimes…

OPINION: College is what you make of it

By Chris Kernan-Schmidt, Columnist I love Mason. The classes, the staff, athletics, even the mundane walks to and from class can be interesting. However, some of my peers do not have the same attitude that I do. From looking at…

Combating college costs

Sen. Tim Kaine, journalists discuss higher education financial issues and policy BY DONNA IMADI   The national organization Young Invincibles sponsored a summit on higher education Feb. 27 that brought together journalists and policymakers to discuss higher education financial issues…

5 ways to save when you spend

Rachel Shubin, Staff Writer It’s not news that college students are often pretty strapped for cash. But who has time to sit around cutting out coupons? Fortunately, there are many ways to save money that do not require you to become an extreme couponer….

Spring Semester Starts…Now.

Compiled by Savannah Norton, Lifestyle Editor It’s time for Spring semester 2016 to begin… You try to hold back tears from your parents while you are packing up to leave because you will actually miss them… Your pet doesn’t understand…