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A look at how Mason grows its own food

THE PRESIDENTS PARK HYDROPONIC GREENHOUSE GROWS FRESH PRODUCE FOR MASON DINING By Claire Underwood, Staff Writer Since 2013, Mason has grown lettuce, basil, cilantro and other microgreens in its campus greenhouse using a hydroponic growing system. Ike’s dining hall uses…

Tayler Dodson leads the team on and off the court

AN INTERVIEW WITH MASON’S STARTING SENIOR By Natalie Heavren, Staff Writer For senior Women’s Basketball starter Tayler Dodson, community service isn’t just a team requirement, it’s become a passion. Dodson, who quietly climbed to fifteenth in assists and twenty-second in…

OPINION: Compost On Campus

By Katie Russell, Contributor A little known fact about Mason’s Fairfax campus is that composting is available on campus to students, faculty, staff and anyone who wants to compost. Composting is the process of turning food scraps, yard waste and…

Why Flu Season is Worse than Usual

 MASON SENDS EMAIL ALERT NOTIFYING STUDENTS OF FLU EPIDEMIC By Tisha Herrera, Staff Writer This year’s seasonal influenza (flu) virus has been the most virulent since 2009 according to statistics from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, with…

Mason DREAMers Speak out on DACA

THE ACT PROTECTING UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS HAS AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE By Olivia Vermane, Staff Writer With less than a month remaining before the federal government ends the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), a sense of urgency has come over…

Dressing for Campus Comfort: Commuter Edition

PLANNING AHEAD IS A VITAL PART OF COMMUTER STUDENTS’ STYLE By Bria Lloyd, Staff Writer After being stuck in Northern Virginia traffic for 45 minutes, you finally arrive to campus. You soon remember that today’s forecast calls for rain and…

Homecoming is just around the corner

THESE ARE SNAPSHOTS OF SOME EVENTS TAKING PLACE  By Michael Abler, Staff Writer Starting on Tuesday Feb. 6, (or 8 depending on some GMU Website sources) Mason will partake in Homecoming 2018. From Feb. 6-10 Mason will play host to…

Mason scientists develop tech to save lives

NEW TUBERCULOSIS TEST COULD “HELP MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WORLDWIDE” By Olivia Booth, Staff Writer Professors Alessandra Luchini and Lance Liotta led Mason students Marissa Howard, Sarah Sharif, and Sameen Yusuf, as well as students from Johns Hopkins, Peru, and Italy…

OPINION: Spring Baseball Preview

A LOOK AT THE PATRIOTS’ ROSTER GOING INTO THE NEW SEASON By Hogan Lepore, Staff Writer Mason Baseball announced incoming freshman/transfer acquisitions for the upcoming 2018 season during the fall semester. With the spring season right around the corner, head…