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Construction projects to finish for the fall

As members of a campus that is constantly changing, George Mason University students are anxiously wondering what their campus will look like in the fall.

Dance class provides a taste of African culture

Students circle up and get their marching orders. Once they receive their schedule the instruction begins and students are forced to step out of their comfort zone and dance their “buttsy” off.

“You hear about this class before you ever walk in,” said junior Elle Thomas, a current student of Nuamah’s. “The class exceeds [your] expectations.”

Student government to expand advertising for next year's election

On April 4, 30 senators were elected in the student government elections as well as a new president and vice president. The election this year was competitive for senators, with 41 candidates running for 30 seats.

Some student government officials believe that additional advertising for the election helped increase the number of candidates running.

OPINION: Power and femininity are not mutually exclusive

During my senior year of high school, I was required to write a research paper on the topic of my choice. I chose a subject regarding the expression of feminism in America. I focused on situations in which women took over a more masculine role than was traditional, such as in the popular musical “Chicago,” where the women murder their significant others. As I reflect on that paper, I realize that I do not agree with my previous viewpoint on what constituted feminism. Being a feminist is not synonymous with acting like a man.

Mail Services to improve speed of service

There are few students on George Mason University’s Fairfax campus that do not know the agony of waiting in line at the mail room.  More often than not, the line weaves around the mail stacks and along the hallway as students wait to receive their packages.

Mason Recreation to host 12th Annual Student/Faculty Golf Classic Friday

Mason Recreation will be hosting the 12th Annual Student/Faculty Golf Classic at the Penderbrook Golf Club on Friday, May 3, starting at 1 p.m.

The event pins students and faculty against each other in an 18-hole golf tournament, bringing instructors and students together for a friendly competition outside the classroom. The tournament is merely an end of the year event to help in the de-stressing process before Finals Week.

UPDATE: University makes headway on efforts to donate unused meal plans

After months of planning and discussion with various university departments, George Mason University is making headway towards implementing a program that would allow students and faculty to voluntarily donate their unused meal plans.

Student Government unanimously passed a bill on Thursday, April 18 in favor of implementing the Patriot 2 Patriot program proposed by sophomore Yara El Mowafy.

VIDEO: Cabrera inaugurated as Mason's sixth president

On April 26, Ángel Cabrera was inaugurated as George Mason University's sixth president. The public event was held in the Patriot Center, where the audience heard from members of the board of visitors, state officials, student leaders, and Cabrera. The full video of the inauguration can be seen here

Mason baseball travels to Williamsburg for weekend series with William & Mary

When the George Mason baseball team steps onto the field of Plumeri Park in Williamsburg on Friday, it’ll look to accomplish something they haven’t done since March 17 — win a three-game series against a Colonial Athletic Association rival.

Their last CAA series victory came against Northeastern in Fairfax. This time, the opponent is the William & Mary Tribe. With a record of 26-16, 9-6 in the CAA, the Tribe sits at third in the conference. Mason, meanwhile, is last in the conference with an overall record of 14-29, 5-16 in the CAA.

Audio: Interview with Mason Day peformer Andy Grammer

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