Category: News

MASON STUDENTS PROTEST PBR BULL RIDING EVENT

Local activists join students to protest alleged animal cruelty BY MADDIE GIERBER STAFF WRITER Mason students plan to protest the Professional Bull Riders’ (PBR) upcoming Fairfax Invitational event at EagleBank Arena, where 45 top bull riders will compete in three…

MASON TO RAMP UP TESTING AS SEMESTER CONTINUES

Safety & Emergency Management staff comment on Mason’s testing operations BY LAURA SCUDDER, COPY CHIEF As Mason responds to the Delta variant, COVID-19 testing is expected to be ramped up within the coming weeks.  In an email sent on Wednesday,…

AS FALL SEMESTER BEGINS, COVID-19 CASES AT MASON REMAIN LOW

Campus guidelines keep COVID-19 cases at Mason low among students and employees   BY LIANNA BROWN, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF During the 2020-2021 school year, Mason was applauded for its ability to keep campus COVID-19 cases low. As the United States surpasses 40…

PRESIDENT WASHINGTON REFLECTS ON YEAR, LOOKS AHEAD

Mason’s president speaks on work environment, COVID-19 updates and accomplishments BY LIANNA BROWN AND SAMI GIBBS, CO-EDITORS-IN-CHIEF Editor’s Note: This interview was edited for length and clarity. Sami Gibbs conducted the interview.  How do you think handling your first year…

MASON’S VACCINATION PLAN

Mason emails students, faculty, staff and contracted workers regarding their plans to get vaccinated BY SUDIKSHA KOCHI STAFF WRITER  On March 23, Safety, Emergency, & Enterprise Risk Management sent out an email stating that Mason was coordinating with the Virginia…

CAPS OFFICE ANNOUNCES VIRTUAL CARES TRAINING PROGRAM MASON CARES

Mason announces new student awareness, referral and education program for suicide prevention training BY ISABELLE BARRETT STAFF WRITER  On Thursday, April 22, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Counseling and Psychological Services will host the Mason CARES training program virtually….

END OF SPRING SEMESTER SEES LOW COVID-19 CASES

Mason’s campus guidelines have kept positives low as the academic year comes to a close BY MADDIE GIERBER STAFF WRITER Mason is ending its spring semester with a total of 276 positive COVID-19 cases since Jan. 25 and a seven-day…

MASON ANNOUNCES IN-PERSON CELEBRATIONS FOR 2021 GRADUATION

Mason will allow for in-person celebrations following Governor Northam’s announcement BY MADDIE GIERBER STAFF WRITER Per new guidelines released recently by Governor Ralph Northam, Virginia universities may hold in-person commencement ceremonies provided they meet COVID-19 safety precautions.  According to Northam’s…

STUDENTS SHARE SKEPTICISM OVER BIDEN’S LOAN RELIEF PLANS

Students react to Biden’s announcement that he will only cancel student loan debt up to $10,000 rather than the suggested $50,000 BY MADDIE GIERBER STAFF WRITER During a Milwaukee town hall on Feb. 16, President Joe Biden reiterated his position…