Tag: COVID

COVID KILLED THE VIDEO STAR (LAB)

BY RICHARD HRONIK STAFF WRITER Picture this. You sign up for a media production class expecting to be able to use high-tech equipment for your projects. A few weeks in, you find out that unless you spend thousands of dollars…

MASON PLANS FOR IN-PERSON COMMENCEMENT

BY DOMINIC PINO OPINION EDITOR On Friday, March 19, President Washington announced in an all-campus email that Mason would be having a more normal commencement in accordance with Virginia loosening COVID-19 restrictions for school graduation ceremonies. Jim Ryan, president of…

COMPLACENCY: THE NEXT CONTAGION

BY ELI KOHN STAFF WRITER It’s nice, isn’t it?  You have a class that starts at 10 a.m. You wake up at 9:50, turn on your computer, and load Zoom as you start making breakfast. You barely have to pay…

I MIGHT GRADUATE WITHOUT EVER SETTING FOOT ON CAMPUS

BY LUKE HARRIS STAFF WRITER Online schooling is reaching its breaking point. Last fall, roughly half of grade school students began experiencing the trials and tribulations of learning on the computer. This spring, that trend is set to hold course…

MASON’S COVID PROTOCOLS: FOR SAFETY OR FOR SHOW?

BY ELI KOHN STAFF WRITER If you’re affiliated with Mason in any way (if you so much as breathe the air on campus) you are familiar with the litany of protocols aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19 on Mason’s…

Movie Review: Tiger King

Netflix’s powerful answer to boredom during the global pandemic BY: TRAVIS MCMILLAN, STAFF WRITER Netflix, one of the few things keeping us sane during the pandemic, released the documentary series “Tiger King” on March 20. In a strange way, the…