Tag: coronavirus

University Provides Updates on Fall Semester

Mason holds town hall on reopening, launches website  BY LAURA SCUDDER, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF In a town hall held on Wednesday, June 24, Interim President Anne Holton and other university administrators answered questions from the Mason community and discussed Mason’s reopening plan…

Sowing Seeds of Happiness

BY: SIDONIA CANNON STAFF WRITER Social distancing has created a vacuum. You can either choose to fill it with boredom, negativity and angst, or if you’re able, you can make something out of it. A flood of TikToks, “Tiger King”…

Time in a Time of Corona

BY: JACK HARVEY STAFF WRITER Without looking at a clock, how close can you get to guessing what time it is? The answer will vary from student to student, but many of you reading this during quarantine will probably be…

Finding Unity and Comfort Through Music

BY: ZOEHRIYA “NUHA” ANWAR STAFF WRITER Many college students and faculty at Mason will have to face numerous difficulties because of this pandemic. These difficulties can be debilitating to our mental health and cause significant emotional distress. Music is an…

The Monastic Life During Lockdown

BY: ALEX MADAJIAN STAFF WRITER For better or worse, we must decide to accept our fate as modern monks. As you are no doubt aware, because of this virus, we have been spending a great deal of time withdrawn from…

A Virtual Night at the Met

High fashion community of Twitter set to host online version of Met Gala BY: NAYOMI SANTOS STAFF WRITER Around every corner, news about COVID-19 is there waiting for you, so it’s natural that many people are looking for an escape…

Mason’s Student Organizations Coping with Quarantine

How groups are working to stay connected despite the distance BY ALEXA TIRONI, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR  There has been talk about almost every stumbling block thrown onto college students’ paths due to quarantine — having limited time to move out…

Last Week in the News

Monday, April 20  Israeli leaders agree to form an emergency unity government, leaving Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister for now.  U.S. crude oil futures fall below $0 for the first time in history.  An Ohio prison is now the largest…

No Escape: Quarantined with an Abuser

BY: SAVANNAH MARTINCIC ASSISTANT OPINION EDITOR As the world battles the coronavirus pandemic, another pandemic — one that can also prove deadly — rages unchecked in quarantine: domestic violence.  Even before coronavirus, the rates of intimate partner violence against women…

Coronavirus Could Change Campaigning Forever

BY: DAWSON WEINHOLD STAFF WRITER If this were any other year, political campaigns around the country would be gearing up for the start of election season. Late spring to early summer is when campaigns really start to heat up. Interns…