Tag: diversity

“Du” It for the Culture

National Durag Week helps break down stigma around Black hair care BY MONICA ECHOLS, CULTURE EDITOR Durags are staples of Black hair care. Like bonnets and scarves, durags both protect hair and preserve hairstyles. Despite their practical use and their…

Mason Economics Professor Writes Controversial Column

Multicultural organizations respond to Professor Walter Williams’ articles on diversity “corrupting” universities BY SABIHA BASIT AND CYD MEJIA STAFF WRITERS In a racially charged political climate, is diversity negatively affecting colleges across the U.S.? That is the question posed by Walter…

Thousands of Miles From Home

A Palestinian Mason student explains what it’s like for her living in today’s America BY MANSUR SHAHEEN, STAFF WRITER Suhad Sayyad is just like every other student at Mason. She is a senior who balances her busy work and personal…

Differences Make Us Closer

Shades of Brown showcase celebrates Hispanic Heritage month BY ALLY MCALPINE, ART DIRECTOR Last Wednesday, cheerful chatter, the chime of steel drums, melodic prose and smooth jazz drifted out from the back corner of the Johnson Center (JC). The crowd…

Mason Celebrates Diversity

For the first time, over 50 percent of current freshmen are people of color BY ABIGAIL ADCOX, STAFF WRITER This fall, Mason welcomes its largest and most diverse freshman class in the university’s history. According to President Cabrera, Mason’s total…

Rejected As A Sister

Mason LIFE student gets dropped from every sorority on campus BY SANJANA RAGHAVAN, SABIHA BASIT, STAFF WRITERS AnnCatherine “AC” Heigl is currently a D1 cheerleader at Mason and described as approachable and kind. She was a varsity cheerleader, three-time homecoming princess,…

Mason Student With Down Syndrome Rejected From Mason Sororities

MasonLIFE Cheerleader Dropped From All Panhellenic Recruitments BY DANA NICKEL, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR Editor’s Note: This story is part one of what will be a more in-depth examination in the coming week. AnnCatherine Heigl was released from sorority recruitments on Sunday,…

APA Heritage Month celebrates the diversity of Asian Americans

Asian American students led a discussion on the challenges and stereotypes they face By Diana Nadira, Contributor As a part of ODIME’s Asian Pacific American Heritage (APAH) month celebration, a panel discussion on “Dreams, possibilities and challenges for APA students”…

Technicolor explores the diversity in film industry

ROOSEVELT @ MASON CONUDCTED A PANEL EXPLORING DIVERSITY IN THE FILM INDUSTRY By Diana Nadira & Muhammad Arham, Staff Writers On Feb. 27, Roosevelt @ Mason organized a panel discussion called “Technicolor Was Never Meant to Be So White” about…

OPINION: Good Old College Try

By Emily Bartenfelder, Contributor Give something the good old college try. At first this may sound like a blanket statement, but to many people this has a different meaning. No matter who you are, the person next to you will…