Tag: diversity

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,…

A Badge Of Honor

Rebekah Schmidt talks being a woman in the male-dominated athletic training field BY ZACH SEAY, STAFF WRITER Of the 353 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball programs across the country, a mere 28 of them currently have a female athletic trainer—7.9 percent….

“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…