Tag: COVID-19

IT’S TIME FOR A SHIFT IN PHILOSOPHY

BY LAURA SWIHART STAFF WRITER In March, Mason students went home for a normal spring break, but since then, nothing has been normal. We accepted lockdown and dealt with the chaos because we had to, under the pretense that it…

WHAT TRUMP’S COVID-19 CARE REVEALS ABOUT PRIVILEGE IN HEALTHCARE

BY SAVANNAH MARTINCIC STAFF WRITER Donald Trump spent months downplaying the seriousness of COVID-19. He held large rallies, mocked face masks and scoffed at social distancing guidelines. He rested comfortably in his privilege while over seven million Americans grappled with…

THE ARRIVAL OF GREGORY WASHINGTON

Mason’s president speaks about anti-racism, COVID-19 and the revival of the Renaissance BY PETER NJOROGE and LAURA SCUDDER, CO-EDITORS-IN-CHIEF Editor’s Note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity.  Could you give us a summary of your long and…

Homesickness has a new meaning, and a new cure

BY LUKE HARRIS STAFF WRITER Home doesn’t feel the same anymore. The walls of my room appear to be slowly closing in on me while my legs shake restlessly in back-to-back Zoom classes. I’m not under house arrest, but I…

Governor Ralph Northam announces new refinancing plan

 Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announces plan that will help universities in Virginia recover from COVID-19 debts BY SUDIKSHA KOCHI STAFF WRITER Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, joined by President Gregory Washington and state legislators on campus, announced a refinancing plan on…

Zoom university: Adjusting to college without a campus

  Mason students face major adjustments to remote learning amid the coronavirus pandemic BY OLIVIA VERMANE, STAFF WRITER Jeremy Hodge, an upperclassman studying history and screenwriting, came to Mason to start a new life.  A complicated relationship with his hometown…

Feeling nostalgic?

BY LAURA SWIHART STAFF WRITER The leniency shown to students during the spring semester is all but gone as we dive back into schoolwork, either virtually or in person. “Safe Return to Campus” and “the virtual experience” are plastered on…

Virginia Colleges Respond to Spikes in COVID-19 Cases

Mason to continue hybrid classes, despite rise in COVID-19 cases on college campuses BY HANNAH CHO STAFF WRITER Similar to other Virginia colleges, Mason has implemented a COVID-19 dashboard, that is to be updated weekly. The dashboard displays the number…