Category: News

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…

MASON COMMUNITY SHOWS SUPPORT FOR CUSTODIAL STAFF AT CAR CARAVAN

Students, staff and local labor unions show up to advocate for Mason’s custodial workers, who have alleged poor working conditions BY LAURA SCUDDER CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Members of the Mason community gathered in the University Mall parking lot to caravan to support…

CAMPUS COVID-19 CASES REMAIN LOW

Only three new positive tests among students as of March 18 BY LAURA SCUDDER CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Mason’s positive cases of COVID-19 remain low as President Gregory Washington informed the community of new plans for some sort of in-person commencement celebration for…

PRESIDENT WASHINGTON ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR FALL SEMESTER

Mason plans for expansion of in-person classes and increased on-campus capacity for fall semester BY LIANNA BROWN NEWS EDITOR In an email to the Mason community on March 5, President Gregory Washington announced his plans for the fall semester. The…

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…