Tag: freshman

A Dutch Dream

Women’s soccer freshman soars to the top of the leaderboards BY NATALIE HEAVREN SPORTS EDITOR Twaalf doelen. Twelve goals. More than each of her teammates, more than anyone else in the conference, and more than all other freshman soccer players in…

An Unexpected Leader

Two time Co-Rookie of the Week brings a breath of fresh air to the women’s volleyball program BY KARL PANTON STAFF WRITER It’s been a long journey for Mason Women’s Volleyball— for the 2017-2018 season, they had six wins. More than…

A Whole New World

Mason volleyball freshman talks about her transition from Hawaii to Fairfax BY MANSUR SHAHEEN STAFF WRITER Fairfax, Virginia, is more than 4,500 miles from Laie, Hawaii. The trip from the rural Hawaiian city to the suburbs of northern Virginia takes over…

Upperclassmen Look Back On Their First Day At Mason

Stories and advice for new students BY CHRISTINE VIRAY, STAFF WRITER Although college life at Mason may seem daunting as a new student, it is good to know that almost every upperclassman (and even some faculty members) were feeling the same…

Freshman Focus

How to Get Involved as a Transfer Student

The daunting decision of transferring schools becomes less so after time as a Patriot BY ANGELIQUE ARINTOK, CULTURE WRITER A new and fresh start as a transfer student can be an overwhelming but joyous time. Communication majors Reagan Ortiz and Tyson…

Back to School

Start the New School Year Off Right

Four tips to hit the ground running in September BY MONICA ECHOLS, CULTURE EDITOR   It’s back to school time again. Whether it’s your first semester in college or your last, transitioning from summer break to school can be difficult…