Tag: history

Now That I’m An Atheist

BY ALEX MADAJIAN, CONTRIBUTOR Editor’s note: This piece is a work of satire. Today, I’ve decided to become an atheist. That means I am now defined by what I don’t believe. Now it doesn’t mean I don’t stand for anything,…

The Origination of Boshintang and Current Public Opinions

BY SOOYOUN KIM, STAFF WRITER Brigitte Anne Marie Bardot, a French animal rights activist, once said that Koreans are “dog-eating barbarians” who love consuming dog meat. Pet lovers might agree with her statement, but Koreans would respond that it is part…

Shutdowns Are Silly And Congress Should End Them

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER The logic of a government shutdown is quite straightforward: the government runs out of money because Congress cannot pass appropriations bills. Therefore, the government must shut down. However, like all issues in politics that seem…

A History Of The Mercatus Center

A Closer Look at One of Mason’s Policy Think Tanks BY JALEN REID, STAFF WRITER The Mercatus Center, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization located on Mason’s campus in Arlington, Virginia, is a think tank affiliated with the economics department at Mason. According…

First Class Procession

Fifty Years of Mason

Half a decade of Patriot Pride Celebrated in the First Class Exhibit BY AHMED FARID, STAFF WRITER Fifty years ago, something very special happened at Mason. For the first time, a group of students put on the green cap and…

The History of Food

THE SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY HAD THEIR 3RD ANNUAL FOOD HISTORY WEEKEND ON OCT. 26-28TH  By Hailey Bullis, Staff Writer From Chinese food, Japanese, Mexican, or Italian, there are many different types of food readily available in American…

Check out this week’s on-campus events

Monday, Feb. 13 Last day to drop classes (33 percent tuition penalty) “The 13th” film screening | JC Cinema | 4:30 p.m. | Free Tuesday, Feb. 14 Valentine’s Day Paul Mitchell Fashion Show Event | The Hub Ballroom | 2…

FIRST PERSON: Women’s March on Washington

BY LOTTYE LOCKHART | Office of Student Media As a child, my mother was brought to a picket line. There, the people that she had grown up around marched for her right to attend an integrated school in New York…

Mason celebrates National Women’s History Month

Basma Humadi, Staff Writer Since 1987, the month of March has been dedicated to Women’s History Month, which includes International Women’s Day on March 8. March is a month-long ode to the contributions women have made throughout history and continue to make…

Mason’s land owned by three individuals during the Civil War

(Photo credit: David Schrack/Fourth Estate) Before there was Mason… This story is the second in a short series by Fourth Estate that explores what Mason’s campus looked like before it became the grounds for a university. Northern Virginia is rich with…