Category: Culture

ON THE SLATE

“Raya and the Last Dragon” BY MATTHEW HOANG STAFF WRITER “Raya and the Last Dragon” is Disney’s first big, animated release of the year. It tells the story of Raya, a princess from the land of Kumandra, a nation that…

VISUAL VOICES: MIA EVE ROLLOW

Mason School of Art hosts artist Mia Eve Rollow BY SYDNEY JOHNSON STAFF WRITER Visual Voices Colloquium is a lecture series held by the School of Art that recognizes visiting artists and designers to speak about their work and the…

ADD TO QUEUE

“Too Tired to be Crazy” BY ALEXIS MCCUTCHAN STAFF WRITER The podcast “Too Tired to Be Crazy,” created by Violet Benson, serves as a space for women to vent and come together to discuss a wide range of topics including…

FACES OF MASON

INTERVIEW BY DANA NICKEL SENIOR STAFF WRITER Alumnus: Shannon Howley What year did you graduate from Mason? What was your major?  I graduated last spring. I majored in Government and International Politics.  What made you choose Mason for undergrad?  George…

FACES OF MASON

INTERVIEW BY ALEXIS MCCUTCHAN STAFF WRITER Employee: Ivan Rosales, Mail Services Why did you pick up this job? Originally, it was just a job I applied for in a field I’ve never tried before. Over the years, I’ve learned to…

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Cameron’s Chocolates BY ALEXIS MCCUTCHAN STAFF WRITER A bakery and chocolate shop by the name of Cameron’s Chocolates, located in Fairfax Circle Shopping Center, serves up delicious treats with a heartfelt message. Founded in 2013, this bakery strives to create…

THE MUSIC & MEMORY INITIATIVE

Mason initiative aims to improve lives of those with dementia through music BY ABIGAIL ADCOX STAFF WRITER For the kickoff webinar event on Feb. 24, Mason’s Music & Memory Initiative hosted founder Dan Cohen. Cohen was featured on the 2014…

SOJOURNER TRUTH: POLITICS AND PROTEST

A panel examining the power of politics and protest in the pursuit of justice BY SYDNEY JOHNSON STAFF WRITER The annual Sojourner Truth Lecture was held on Thursday, Feb. 25, marking the 21st year in the event’s history. The Women…

MASON STUDENT FILMMAKER GAINS INTERNATIONAL ATTENTION

Layth Alwatban and “Food for Others” BY MAGGIE ROTH CULTURE EDITOR Layth Alwatban, one of Mason’s student filmmakers, has garnered international attention while raising awareness for an essential community resource. Alwatban is a senior Communication major pursuing an accelerated master’s…