Tag: graduation

MASON ANNOUNCES IN-PERSON CELEBRATIONS FOR 2021 GRADUATION

Mason will allow for in-person celebrations following Governor Northam’s announcement BY MADDIE GIERBER STAFF WRITER Per new guidelines released recently by Governor Ralph Northam, Virginia universities may hold in-person commencement ceremonies provided they meet COVID-19 safety precautions.  According to Northam’s…

CAMPUS COVID-19 CASES REMAIN LOW

Only three new positive tests among students as of March 18 BY LAURA SCUDDER CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Mason’s positive cases of COVID-19 remain low as President Gregory Washington informed the community of new plans for some sort of in-person commencement celebration for…

MASON PLANS FOR IN-PERSON COMMENCEMENT

BY DOMINIC PINO OPINION EDITOR On Friday, March 19, President Washington announced in an all-campus email that Mason would be having a more normal commencement in accordance with Virginia loosening COVID-19 restrictions for school graduation ceremonies. Jim Ryan, president of…

Faces of Mason

INTERVIEWS BY KAYLYN MATIS This week, Faces of Mason gives a few graduating seniors the opportunity to tell their story about finishing their college career in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lindsay Krueger I’m a 33-year-old senior with a…

Dear College Seniors

BY: SYDNEY JOHNSON, STAFF WRITER Coronavirus has completely shocked the entire world. It feels as though the way we operate as a society is being put on pause. Unfortunately, one aspect of this disruption is that it has altered graduation…

Life After College

Mason senior students share their plans after graduation BY KATHYA MENDEZ, STAFF WRITER Most college students have heard the cliche phrase that once a student graduates, they are “stepping into the real world.” It all becomes part of a flashback…

So, What’s Next?

BY SUSAN KATHERINE CORKRAN, STAFF WRITER About five seconds after the word “congratulations” leaves their lips, the question inevitably follows. “So, what are your plans after graduation?” There’s still a mouthful of celebratory cake in your mouth, relatives clamoring to get…

Senioritis

Senioritis Immunization

BY: SUSAN KATHERINE CORKRAN There are certain traditions accompanying graduation that seem inescapable. Bookstores are filled with special copies of “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” and teddy bears in graduation gowns. Grocery stores proudly display balloons shaped like caps and…

Commencement speaker announced

“Spotlight” inspiration Marty Baron to deliver speech at graduation BY EDNA MCCLUNG     Martin “Marty” Baron, the executive editor for The Washington Post, will deliver the Spring 2017 Commencement address at Mason’s 50th annual commencement on May 20. Baron…