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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…

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…

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…