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VIRGINIA ABOLISHES DEATH PENALTY

Virginia lawmakers create legislation to abolish the death penalty, making Virginia the first southern state to do so BY MADDIE GIERBER STAFF WRITER Virginia, one of the most prolific users of capital punishment, approved two pieces of legislation to abolish…

UPDATE ON COVID-19 NUMBERS IN VIRGINIA

Virginia Department of Health reports an increase in coronavirus cases BY SUDIKSHA KOCHI STAFF WRITER According to recent reports by the Virginia Department of Health, Virginia has come to a total of over 565,000 COVID-19 cases, with about 65,000 of…

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STUDENTS SHARE OPINIONS ABOUT MASON’S COVID-19 RESPONSE

A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, students reflect on university and state responses BY MADDIE GIERBER STAFF WRITER Nearly a year after the campus first shut down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mason students are still coming to terms…

MASON AIDS NORTHERN VIRGINIA VACCINE DISTRIBUTION

CHHS faculty and students work to expand vaccination distribution in areas surrounding Mason BY JAMES TALOCKA STAFF WRITER The nationwide COVID-19 vaccine rollout has experienced delays which are being felt in Northern Virginia. Despite this, Mason’s College of Health and…

HORIZON HALL SET TO OPEN ON JAN. 25

Horizon Hall, the new home of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, will open on the first day of the spring semester BY LIANNA BROWN NEWS EDITOR Horizon Hall, the new academic building at Mason and the new home…