Tag: News

“From journalism to politics” with Danica Roem

Freshman delegate talks about her career and campaign at Mason’s SciTech campus By Michael Eberhart, News Editor Delegate Danica Roem spoke about her journey “From Journalism to Politics” at Mason’s SciTech Prince William campus on Tuesday, April 3. Roem won…

Gender in STEM “Moving in the right direction:

How Mason women learn and teach in a male-dominated field By Tisha Herrera, Staff Writer  Female Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) students have historically been the minority in their respective colleges. Mason faculty say the ratio of male to…

Meet the Candidates: Michael Gracia + Andrew Nesterczuk

Name: Michael “Big Mike” Gracia Major: Information Systems and Operations Management Year: Junior Position for candidacy: President Why are you running for this position ? I spent the last year as a Student Senator watching all of the members of…

Meet the Candidates: Benjamin Olsen & Sara Babcock

Name: Benjamin Olsen Major: Government & International Politics  Year: Junior Position: Student Body President Why are you running for this position? I am running for the position of Student Body President because I have served in the Student Government for the…

Former Secretary of State speaks at Mason

Editor’s note: At the time of the event, former Sec. Rex Tillerson still held his position. He was fired on March 13. Tillerson will be replaced by Mike Pompeo, who was the C.I.A. Director. Pompeo’s position will be replaced by Gina Haspel, upon…

The search for on-campus housing

STUDENTS SCRAMBLE FOR ROOMS AS MANY LOSE HOUSING GUARANTEE By Lauren Sullivan, Staff Writer The search is on. Mason students are scrambling for off-campus housing following an email saying all seniors are waitlisted for on-campus housing. On Friday, Feb. 9,…

Products of prison labor on campus

HOW FURNITURE AND SUPPLIES MADE BY PRISONERS END UP IN MASON CLASSROOMS By Erik Truong, Staff Writer The furniture used at Mason every day, along with supplies in the academic buildings and residence halls, are all the products of prison…

Mason’s observatory looks to the stars

THE ASTRONOMY DEPARTMENT HOSTS VISITING SCIENTISTS SEARCHING FOR OTHER PLANETS By Isabella LaMagdeleine, Staff Writer Space is the limit for researchers at the Mason observatory in Research Hall. Students and faculty from the astronomy department investigate topics like astrobiology —…

Democrats scramble for House seat in District 10

INCUMBENT REP. BARBARA COMSTOCK FACES A COMPETITIVE MIDTERM ELECTION By Alexander Shedd, News Assistant Editor Although midterm elections in the U.S. normally see a significantly lower turnout than presidential elections, they can still be highly contentious. In Congressional District 10,…