Fourth Estate Staff Writer Denisha Hedgebeth

Co-curricular learning model on the horizon

Mason’s University Life department is spearheading a new initiative to develop co-curricular learning as part of their five-year strategic plan.

While not a part of the regular curriculum, a co-curricular activity enhances and applies the knowledge learned in the classroom.

National rise in Molly use leads officials to raise awareness

Kathryn Hernandez first heard about Molly in a popular song on the radio.

Hernandez, a criminology major at Mason, didn't think much of the song until she received a mass email from Rose Pascarell, vice president of University Life, warning students about the dangers of the drug Molly.

"You always hear about it in songs on the radio, but I didn't know that Molly was something big on campuses," Hernandez said. "So her email really brought it to the forefront that it's becoming a problem among college students."