Tag: Research

Professor Makes Career In Assisting LGBTQ+ Community

How research in psychology is helping Lauren Cattaneo effect change BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY CHIEF For Lauren Cattaneo, the field of psychology is one where real change for real problems can occur. “My interest in psychology, more broadly, has always been…

Climate Change: The Past And Present

Journalist Leigh Phillips talks about dealing with the Anthropocene BY ABIGAIL ADCOX, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR Humanity has just over a decade to get climate change under control before catastrophic climate change impacts become unavoidable, according to a recent report from…

Study Shows Increasing Acceptance of Climate Change

Mason and Yale gather data on climate-change beliefs BY COLLIN COPE, STAFF WRITER Climate change has played an increasingly significant role in U.S. politics in recent decades. As science has increasingly supported climate change as reality, more people are acknowledging it….

Why I Like Mason’s New Delivery Robots––and You Should Too

BY DANIEL SCOTT MITCHELL, STAFF WRITER Since their deployment at the beginning of the semester, convoys of delivery robots have quickly taken the Mason community by storm. In under a week, these cooler-sized couriers had already become virtual celebrities, drawing…

What is the American Dream?

Senior Allen Hester seeks the definition of the American Dream and the perceptions that come with it BY NAYOMI SANTOS, STAFF WRITER While the idea of the American dream has been around for a long time, the perception of this…

Mason Students and a Rise in Vaping on Campus

Recent studies on vaping and students’ opinions on e-cigarettes BY COLLIN COPE STAFF WRITER Whether on the way to class or walking through a residence hall, it would be hard for a day to go by without seeing at least…

Research-Based Solutions To The Opioid Crisis

Emily Jones, branch chief for National Institute on Drug Abuse, speaks at Mason BY ABIGAIL ADCOX STAFF WRITER According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 116 people died every day from opioid-related drug overdoses. Emily Jones, chief…

Money in Medicine

BY: JACE WHITE When discussing the evils of big corporations, it is not uncommon for someone to put forth the conspiracy theory that pharmaceutical companies already have the cure for cancer but won’t release it because they make more money…

Chemicals In Cosmetics

Mason Health professor evaluates four chemicals commonly found in makeup, lotions, and hand sanitizers BY TISHA HERRERA, NEWS EDITOR Bisphenol A (BPA), chlorophenols, benzophenones, and parabens: these chemicals are all found in everyday household products and cosmetics—some of which have been…

Mason students earn money and class credit to help with research

THE PSYCHOLOGY AND ECONOMICS DEPARTMENTS OFFER OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS By Sarah Wheeler and Noah Winthrop, Staff Writers Research shapes our academic world, and Mason’s Departments of Economics and Psychology allow students to get involved by contributing directly to research projects. Professor…