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Eliot Cohen and “the big stick”

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 7:05am
THE FORMER STATE DEPARTMENT ADVISOR DISCUSSED HIS NEW BOOK FOR MASON’S CENTER OF SECURITY AND POLICY STUDIES By Erik Truong, Staff Writer “Speak softly and carry a big stick,” said Theodore Roosevelt, America’s 26th president, speaking in 1901 about the...

Mason Celebrates Black History Month

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 7:05am
ODIME AND CAMPUS ORGANIZATIONS HOST EVENTS FOR FEBRUARY By Ashley Stewart, Staff Writer  This February is Black History Month — the time every year when people across the country celebrate the rich history and culture of African-Americans. “The U.S. and...

Mardi Gras: the Fun and the Facts

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 7:05am
By Michael Abler, Staff Writer During the week of Feb. 12, it’ll be that time of year again for great celebration. That’s right, it’ll be the famed event know as Mardi Gras. Also known as ‘Fat Tuesday’ in French, Mardi...

Art imitates life: Mason students’ films inspired by real themes

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 7:05am
“THE GAY CLUB” AND “IN UNDERTOW” SHOW COMMUNITY ACCEPTANCE AND HEARTBREAK By Hailey Bullis, Staff Writer For many, movies are a way to explore new worlds and experience different lives. Perhaps more importantly, movies are also a way to parallel...

OPINION: Compost On Campus

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 7:05am
By Katie Russell, Contributor A little known fact about Mason’s Fairfax campus is that composting is available on campus to students, faculty, staff and anyone who wants to compost. Composting is the process of turning food scraps, yard waste and...

OPINION: Why Getting Your Flu Shot Can Save Another’s Life

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 7:05am
By Chris Kernan-Schmidt, Columnist It is that time of year again where it seems like everyone you know is or has been sick recently. It’s flu season, and this year’s flu is particularly bad. You may have been one of...

OPINION: Hacking Online Dating

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 7:05am
By Alexander Kenny, Columnist On Valentine’s Day, campus couples exhibit more PDA than usual. That night, they’ll spend way too much on surf & turf, then exchange flowers, chocolate and fluids. They will smooch during a 90s movie starring Tom...

OPINION: Ash Valentine’s Day

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 7:05am
A Lenten date night guide for the Catholic college student By Susan Katherine Corkran, Columnist As we approach the beginning of Lent, we are called upon to reflect on our life, our choices and our willingness to sacrifice. Sometimes this...

OPINION: More Must be Done to Replace Robinson Hall

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 7:05am
By William Barnhart, Columnist Last year, the demolition of Robinson Hall was announced in order to accomodate space for a new building. Some say that it’s a great opportunity to improve the campus, but I think it’s a very flawed...

The Race for 2018 Midterm Elections Heats Up

Wed, 14/02/2018 - 7:05am
FIVE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES OPPOSE INCUMBENT DEMOCRAT TIME KAINE FOR U.S. SENATE SEAT By Abigail Adcox, Staff Writer Three months after Virginia elected a new governor and slate of delegates to the General Assembly, campaigns are gearing up again for the...

SCHEV Releases Annual Report on Higher Education

Mon, 12/02/2018 - 7:05am
VIRGINIA IS FAILING TO REACH MEASURES FOR IMPROVEMENT BY 2030 GOAL By Michael Eberhart, News Editor The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) recently released its annual report to the General Assembly for 2017, addressing how the commonwealth’s...

Why Flu Season is Worse than Usual

Sun, 11/02/2018 - 5:05pm
 MASON SENDS EMAIL ALERT NOTIFYING STUDENTS OF FLU EPIDEMIC By Tish Herrera, Staff Writer This year’s seasonal influenza (flu) virus has been the most virulent since 2009 according to statistics from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, with...

Mason DREAMers Speak out on DACA

Sun, 11/02/2018 - 5:05pm
THE ACT PROTECTING UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS HAS AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE By Olivia Vermane, Staff Writer With less than a month remaining before the federal government ends the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), a sense of urgency has come over...

Mason’s Student Senate Passes New Budget

Sun, 11/02/2018 - 5:05pm
SENATORS ALSO VOTED ON NEW CABINET APPOINTMENTS TO REPLACE FORMER MEMBERS By Tish Herrera, Staff Writer Mason’s student senate met for the third time this semester on Thursday, Feb. 8, in Merten Hall. They discussed resignations and new appointments, passed...

Eagles fly past the Patriots

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 8:05am
By Natalie Heavren, Sports Editor It took 53 years, but the Philadelphia Eagles are finally Super Bowl Champions. Philadelphia was led by Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles, who became the first backup quarterback to win a Super Bowl since John...

State Senator pushes for marijuana decriminalization

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 8:05am
A BILL IN STATE LEGISLATURE INTRODUCES RELAXED PUNISHMENT FOR FIRST-TIME OFFENDERS By Alexander Shedd, News Assistant Editor A state senator has introduced a new bill to the state legislature that would relax certain parts of the laws for marijuana-related offenses....

OPINION: Winter Olympics: The Quadrennial Oddity

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 8:05am
By Alexander Kenny, columnist Every four years, Americans tune to NBC to watch beautiful figure skaters, high-tech sled races, Shaun White, and dangerously fast downhill skiing, yet nobody knows what a triple Salchow actually is. We like the drama. We...

Faces of Mason

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 8:05am
Organization- Caribbean Student Organization Interview by Huong Cao, Staff Writer Why did you feel interested in being a part of CSA? My dad is Trinidad-Chinese so I had the opportunity to visit Trinidad three times. I [felt] I belonged and...

OPINION: What does the ‘P’ in EPA stand for nowadays?

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 8:05am
By: Chris Kernan-Schmidt, Columnist Since President Trump took office in January of 2017, the leaders of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have taken a vastly different approach to environmental protection compared to their Obama-administration predecessors. Under Trump-appointee Scott Pruitt, the...

Dressing for Campus Comfort: Commuter Edition

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 8:05am
PLANNING AHEAD IS A VITAL PART OF COMMUTER STUDENTS’ STYLE By Bria Lloyd, Staff Writer After being stuck in Northern Virginia traffic for 45 minutes, you finally arrive to campus. You soon remember that today’s forecast calls for rain and...