NEW UPDATES TO CHOSEN NAME AND PRONOUNS POLICY

Chosen names to be displayed in new online locations for students and employees BY LAURA SCUDDER COPY CHIEF Following the original adoption of the Chosen Name and Pronouns Policy in 2019, the university is making updates.  According to an email…

STUDENTS REACT TO THE TRIAL OF KYLE RITTENHOUSE

Mason students offer mixed reactions on the criminal trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, who shot and killed two people in Kenosha, Wis.  BY ROBERT STEWART STAFF WRITER A jury of twelve began deliberations for the criminal trial of Kyle Rittenhouse on…

THE EFFECTS OF FACEBOOK AND MISINFORMATION ON MASON STUDENTS

How students are reacting to the misinformation spreading online through social media platforms BY AMBER LUCAS STAFF WRITER The topic of misinformation has been very prominent, especially since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to this, many social…

STUDENTS REACT TO AARON ROGERS’ COVID-19 DIAGNOSIS

Aaron Rodgers Tests Positive for COVID-19 BY BRAD BYRNE STAFF WRITER Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers tested positive for COVID-19 on Nov. 3, and was ruled ineligible to play against the Kansas City Chiefs, according to The New York…

MASON STUDENTS’ REACTIONS TO ASTROWORLD INCIDENT

Students express their thoughts on the aftermath of Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival BY SYDNEY JOHNSON, STAFF WRITER About 50,000 people were in attendance at the Astroworld concert hosted by American rapper Travis Scott. Due to lack of crowd control during…

MASON HAS 18 TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 IN TWO WEEKS

Positive cases remain low as Mason enters 12th week of classes BY ALLISON ALBERTY, GRAPHICS EDITOR & SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR As Mason wrapped up the 11th week of school last week, positive COVID-19 cases remain low. The campus maintains its…

MASON STUDENTS VOTE ON CAMPUS IN VIRGINIA GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION

Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe and Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin face off in the Virginia governor’s race  BY SYDNEY JOHNSON, STAFF WRITER AND BRAD BYRNE, STAFF WRITER  The Virginia governor’s election took place on Nov. 2 as students, faculty and other…

WHO ARE THE CANDIDATES FOR GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA?

A brief overview of the major candidates in the 2021 Virginia gubernatorial election and their platforms. BY ROBERT STEWART STAFF WRITER  The Virginia gubernatorial race has become a close contest. Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin and Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe are…