Tag: diversity

Gender Identities and Greek Life

An inside look at Greek life for transgender and non-binary students at Mason BY KIM BARTENFELDER, STAFF WRITER Embedded in Mason’s campus culture is diversity and inclusion. Mason pledges to “build and sustain an inclusive campus community and to foster…

The Return of Hispanic Heritage Month

Bienvienda Latina kicks off celebrations with music, balloons BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR As Bievienda Latina began this year, Hispanic music was blasting. Shiny pink balloons spelling out the event’s name on Merten Hall’s quad were visible near the…

Moving to the Beat of the World

Mason Students Celebrate Diversity by performing dances from all over the world BY AHMED FARID, STAFF WRITER On Thursday, April 11, Mason hosted its annual International Week Dance Competition. Students from eight different organizations came together to showcase their culture…

Cultural Diversity among  NOVA Students

A look into the impact of sharing one’s culture on a college campus BY ZULFIKAR BELAL How proud do you feel when you introduce your country and culture to diverse multicultural students on campus? If classrooms are filled with diverse…

Engaging in Candid Conversations

A “Brave Space” with Room for Every Voice To Be Heard BY COLLIN COPE, STAFF WRITER Mason is home to a community of diverse students, who come from many different backgrounds all over the world. With this diversity, Mason students…

The International Students of NOVA

BY ROGER HINCAPIE, NOVA CONTRIBUTOR Since July 2018, Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) has been hosting 30 students coming from 12 different countries around the globe as part of the Community College Initiative Program (CCI). This year the CCI program,…

Faces of Mason

INTERVIEWS BY YIJIE ZHU, RUTH MEKONNEN, AND HAILEY BULLIS   STUDENT: Saba Giorgis WHAT ARE YOU STUDYING AT MASON? I’m majoring in communication with a concentration in public relations (PR). It’s an exciting time to get into this field seeing as…

Blackness In the Muslim Community

Access Islam hosts event discussing the close ties between Islam and African-American heritage BY KATHYA MENDEZ, STAFF WRITER During Black History Month, the Mason community spreads awareness of the creativity and contributions of the Black community throughout history. On Thursday,…