C2M Opinion Columnist Brooke Jones

OPINION: Students with autism are a crucial part of Mason's diverse population

No one person is truly the same as another. Some people come from small towns with little diversity, while others come from larger communities or more urban environments. Large universities like Mason act as a crossroads of culture: people from all over the world come together with the universal goal of learning.

OPINION: Study strategies that might surprise you

Final exams are just around the corner. This time of year can be blissful or agonizing. Some students may be blessed with a reduced exam load, while others are trying to resolve any exam time conflicts. There will be plenty of stress in dealing with final exams. However, the key to finishing the semester well is having a finals week game plan.

Here are some useful strategies inspired by Cal Newport’s book How to Become a Straight- A Student.