C2M Reporter Nicole Lewis

Global affairs continues to be popular major for graduates

Graduation day is one of nerves, self-doubt and fear. However, it is also a day of celebration with the promise of a bright future.

Student Health Services prepares for flu season

As the influenza pandemic continues to spread, George Mason University is promoting healthy precautions through its health service organizations.

According to Student Health Services, the flu is a respiratory virus that usually hits between October and April and varies in severity from year to year.

“The flu begins suddenly with high fever, body aches and fatigue,” SHS says on their website.

Mason to compete with University of Richmond in first Holiday Hoop Classic

This holiday season, George Mason University will be giving back to the community by participating in the first ever Governor’s Holiday Hoops Classic, where Mason’s men’s basketball team will play the University of Richmond.

The event is encouraging fans to donate canned foods and raise money through The Cause of the Classic Food Drive. George Mason University is competing against the University of Richmond to see who can donate the most in support of the Capital Area Food Bank.

Mason community aims to raise homelessness awareness

In an effort to close the gap between classroom and community, members of the Faces of Homelessness Speaker’s Bureau came to George Mason University to talk about their personal experiences with homelessness.

Lauren Cattaneo, Ph.D, who teaches Community Engagement for Social Change at Mason, said inviting the speakers to her Nov. 6 class helped her students better understand poverty as a social issue.

Voter registration deadline approaching for Virginia

Students have a limited amount of time remaining to register to vote in Virginia.

According to the Fairfax County Office of Elections, mail-in registration or change of address must be post-marked by Oct. 15, and in-office registration forms will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 15.

Cameron Quinn, general registrar for the Fairfax County Office of Elections, said first-time registration must be received in hard copy, however, change of address may also be faxed.