Tag: north plaza

Mason hosts rally for gun reform

Student organizations united to speak out in Wilkins Plaza By Michael Eberhart, News Editor Dozens of students gathered to protest and call for reforms to end gun violence on Friday, March 23, in Mason’s Roger Wilkins Plaza (formerly known as…

Is Campus Free Speech Truly Free?

By Jimmy O’Hara, contributor Peaceful resistance against hate is an important form of learning outside the classroom, and many in our Patriot community practice this at the heart of GMU’s campus, North Plaza.  A popular location for various forms of protest…

Bomb scare at Mason

BY RYAN COONEY, STAFF WRITER On Thursday, Oct. 13, students and faculty at Mason’s Fairfax campus were notified via Mason Alert of a possible bomb threat in the Johnson Center at approximately 4:05 p.m. Following the alert, the building was…

Mason students tune out controversial preachers

Savannah Norton, Lifestyle Editor As Mason students are making their way through North Plaza on Tuesdays, they might often notice the angry preachers yelling arguably hateful words.  These preachers sometimes attract large crowds of curious, and often aggravated, students because of their passionate…

Students march in solidarity for Michael Brown in #HandsUpWalkOut

Mason students affiliated with the Black Student Alliance and other campus organizations marched on North Plaza on Monday afternoon in protest of the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Following the shooting, subsequent protests and clashes in Ferguson have sparked a…