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Studying Abroad in Florence

This story was originally published in the March 25 issue of Fourth Estate. Twenty-three Mason undergraduates are currently living and studying in Florence, Italy through the Center for Global Education’s Florence Semester. The program allows students to earn class credit…

“Air Pump” ties centuries of science

Ian Brinksman, staff writer Upon learning the Mason Players’ current season would be named the “Season of Innovation,” School of Theater Performance faculty member and show director Mary Lechter knew she had the perfect play. “I’ve been a big fan…

Photo Gallery: Pentatonix

Last night, the Grammy award winning a cappella group, Pentatonix, performed a sold out concert at the Patriot Center. Photos by Amy Rose

Spring into a box of tissues

Kelsey Davidson, Staff Writer As spring slowly arrives, moods improve alongside the weather. But for some, the warmer weather brings something a little less cheerful: spring allergies. The stuffy nose (or runny), watery and itchy eyes, headaches and the constant sneezing…

Campus Drive remains undrivable

The Campus Drive entrance to campus from Braddock Road was expected to open on Jan. 7 but the road remains unfinished and a firm opening date has not been established. Senior Communications Manager Michele McDonald stated that the project is…

Black history from behind the lens

Barbara Brophy, Staff Writer Last week, George Mason University’s Film and Media Studies department hosted a screening of Chimpanzee Productions’ 2014 documentary “Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People.” The event, which included a discussion…

10 apps for student survival

Ashley Cook, Staff Writer Whether you are dreaming of summer plans or simply trying to make it through fast approaching midterms, there is an app to fit your desired need. From studying on the go to budgeting your money, there…

Best DMV spring break activities

Taylor Wichtendahl, staff writer Looking for some fun things to do if you’re stuck at Mason for spring break? Assuming that it ever stops snowing, here are some ideas to keep you busy! Pinstripes Bowling What? Bowling and Boche ball…

No swiping for students with new Mason ID

Mason plans to introduce new ID cards this spring for students, faculty and staff. They will employ more sophisticated technology than the ones currently in use, replacing the barcodes with computerized chips. “We’re moving to an ID that has a…

Adjunct faculty hold “teach in” for better treatment

Students and faculty at George Mason University participated a “teach in” called Adjunct Dignity Day in solidarity with national Adjunct Walkout Day.  The event occurred on campuses across the United States on Feb. 25. The teach-in was organized by the…