Tag: diversity

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…

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…