Tag: International Students

Thanksgiving at Mason

Students who can’t go home for Thanksgiving share their experiences BY SARA ANWAR, STAFF WRITER While Thanksgiving is a national family holiday in the U.S., not all students are able to travel back to see their family during the five-day…

A Girl with Big Dreams

Sahar Sarsour finds new opportunities at Mason BY SARA ANWAR, STAFF WRITER Growing up in the Gaza strip is not easy or favorable for a girl with big dreams. Gaza is a war-torn territory where individuals constantly struggle with financial…

Thousands of Miles From Home

A Palestinian Mason student explains what it’s like for her living in today’s America BY MANSUR SHAHEEN, STAFF WRITER Suhad Sayyad is just like every other student at Mason. She is a senior who balances her busy work and personal…

The Uphill Journey for International Students

Adjusting to life at Mason come with its own challenges for international students BY SARA ANWAR, STAFF WRITER Even though immigration has been a common habit of human civilization since the ancient ages, leaving one’s homeland is never easy. Thousands of…

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…

Students protest executive order, others show support

The Mason community reacts to Trump’s travel ban BY SARAH BASSIL, STAFF WRITER Hundreds of Mason students met outside of North Plaza at approximately 3 p.m. Jan. 31 to protest an executive order signed by President Donald J. Trump. The…

What Mason looks like in graphs

Around this time a year ago, President Ángel Cabrera was inaugurated as Mason’s president – marking perhaps the biggest turning point in the university since it became an independent university in 1972. As Mason begins to go through these changes, it’s…