Tag: 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…

Destination DC : Things to do before you graduate

BY DINANDA PRAMESTI, STAFF WRITER Visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture    The opening of the new Smithsonian museum has guests from all over the nation visiting the district to get a sense of African-American history and…

Grad Fair prepares seniors for future

Cynthia Jessup, Staff Writer As seniors wrap up the last of their classes, smooth out their resumes and reminisce about when they began college; a key factor that tends to evade them are the actual logistics of graduation day. There is a…

Mason Alum Deanne Kaczerski shares her passion for fashion

Savannah Norton, Lifestyle Editor Not everyone goes into a career that has to do with what they studied in college. Not long ago, Deanne Kaczerski was a Mason Patriot sitting in class, attending basketball games, hanging out in Corner Pocket playing pool…

Student Debt ‘Infects’ Universities

Savannah Norton, Lifestyle Editor In celebration of Halloween—but more importantly, to raise awareness about a critical issue impacting college students—Mason’s Student Power student organization held a Walking-Debt march at the Bernie Sanders National Student Town Hall October 28 at the Recreation and Athletic…

Walking across the stage more like walking to the bank

May is just around the corner and that means graduation season will soon be here but instead of feeling excited, some students have become concerned about the amount they are spending to celebrate their big day. “Buying a cap and…