Tag: Student Organizations

Be Happy They’re Here

BY JACE WHITE, STAFF WRITER When I go into DC, I always stop and see the White House. I do it in part because I’m a tourist who doesn’t know anything better to do, but also because I enjoy watching…

Freshmen, You Got This!

BY SUMMER BROWN, STAFF WRITER The first couple of weeks of college are done. For some, it is the very first weeks of college in their life and for others it’s been the same old, same old. Upperclassmen? You have…

Students Weigh in on New Administration

Student organizations have high expectations for President Holton’s administration BY KIMBERLY BARTENFELDER, STAFF WRITER As the 2019 fall semester begins, so does the presidency of Anne Holton—Virginia’s 2014-2016 Secretary of Education and visiting professor for both the Schar School of…

Faces of Mason

INTERVIEWS BY MONICA ECHOLS AND IMANI HOLLOMAN Student: Alexandra Kostovski What are you studying at Mason? I am currently studying Global Affairs, with a concentration in Inequality and Responses. Growing up in D.C., I saw the real world from a…

The Hidden Benefit of University

BY DAWSON WEINHOLD, STAFF WRITER Over the last several years there has been much debate over the cost of going to university. As the number of college graduates rise, some of the overt benefits of going to college seem to…

Faces of Mason

INTERVIEWS AHMED FARID Student: Maximilian Simkins What is one interesting thing about you? At the age of 19, I owned my first investment property. I quickly found out that to run investment properties, [it] takes a lot of work and…

A Bridge Between Japan and America

JSA invites students to learn about Japanese culture BY HAILEY BULLIS, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR On Thursday, Jan. 31, the Japanese Student Association (JSA), a Japanese culture interest group at Mason, hosted a Japanese Culture Night. JSA, which has held origami nights…

Faces of Mason

INTERVIEWS BY BASMA HUMADI, MANAGING EDITOR AND HAILEY BULLIS, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR Student: Bria Reel WHAT IS THE QATAR MALONE FELLOWSHIP AND HOW DID YOU GET ACCEPTED? The National Council on U.S. Arab Relations and the Qatar Embassy announced the…

Dear Ivy

Dear Ivy

A stressed-out sophomore sends out an SOS BY LEIGH NORMAN, STAFF WRITER Dear Ivy, All anyone says when you ask for advice about college is to “get involved.” Well, I’m a sophomore and I still have yet to do so….

What Is “Students Demand Action”?

A closer look into Mason’s newest activism organization BY DANA NICKEL, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR Mason’s newest Registered Student Organization (RSO) has been working hard to make big changes on the state and national level. Students Demand Action (SDA), a branch of…