North Plaza

Mason students speak out about Israeli-Palestinian conflict

In light of recent operations by the Israeli military in the Gaza Strip, dozens of students attended a Nov. 15 protest on the Gaza Strip held at George Mason University's North Plaza.

The recent Israeli military actions are directed at Hamas, the Islamic political party that governs the Gaza Strip. Israeli forces have conducted missile-strikes in the area, while Israeli cities have been targeted by Hamas rocket-fire.

Protestors took turns discussing their opinions about the crisis, some shedding tears as they expressed their sympathy for the people of Gaza.

San Antonio mayor holds Obama rally at Mason

Video courtesy of Jake McLernon

On September 8, San Antonio mayor and keynote speaker at the Democratic National Convention, Juilán Castro attended a rally at George Mason University in support of President Obama's reelection campaign. Castro’s speech at the DNC took place a few days prior to the rally in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Protesters take to North Plaza, rally to fly Kurdish flag during International Week

Members of the Kurdistan Students Organization and other supporters protest the new International Week flag display policy on the North Plaza. (Jake McLernon)

Student Government listens to student concerns at monthly event

C2M's George Yanez recently stopped by North Plaza to cover the new Student Government initiative, "What Do You Want Wednesdays." SG senators and chairs recorded student concerns, and Speaker of the Senate, Allyson Bowers spoke to C2M about the new event. Those present were also treated to free hot chocolate and Spunkbuggy cookies.