Letter to the Editor: Mason to lobby for greater funding

On Thursday, January 30, 2014, more than one hundred members of the George Mason community will travel down to the state capitol in Richmond, Virginia, for Mason Lobbies 2014. Mason Lobbies is a day of advocacy where students, faculty, staff, alumni, and administration join together to collectively advocate for Mason as “One Institution with One Voice.” The initiative was started last year with the goal of demonstrating the important investment that is George Mason University.

Mason women's soccer falls to Richmond 2-1

Mason women’s soccer fell to Richmond 2-1 in double-overtime on Saturday at George Mason Stadium.

Both teams managed just eight shots total in the first half, and played conservatively until the 40th minute. Richmond forward Shannon Colligan had a breakaway and took advantage of a mistake by the Patriot defense, which led to a one-on-one opportunity with Mason goalkeeper Lyndse Hokanson who made an incredible save.

OPINION: Mason should offer a greater variety of courses in the arts

Though George Mason University is not an art school, it needs to have more options to fulfill the general education fine arts requirement that all students must complete before graduation. Mason should offer classes that both fulfill the arts requirement and appeal to a greater variety of students’ interests.

Right now, Mason offers art courses that involve art history, dance, music, theater and art and visual technology. Basically, you can sing, dance, draw, paint, act, play with Photoshop or sit through a boring lecture.

City of Richmond bids farewell to 24-year March tradition in CAA tournament

The city of Richmond has been the heart of the Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball tournament for 24 years. However, next year when March rolls around, the Richmond Coliseum, that hosts the event, will be missing its weekend attraction as the tournament moves north to Baltimore.

Mason stretches losing streak to four games with 7-5 home loss to Richmond

When George Mason freshman shortstop Brandon Gum grounded out in the ninth inning to end Wednesday’s game against Richmond, he stranded redshirt junior Josh Leemhuis, the tying run, on first base. It was a common occurrence for the Patriots in a 7-5 loss at home to the University of Richmond.

The loss extended Mason’s losing streak to four straight games and it was the second loss in as many days to the Spiders (14-3), the other coming on a 11-2 throttling at Pitt Field in Richmond on Tuesday night.

Mason students lobby state government in Richmond

On Thursday, Feb. 7, the Mason Student Government led a group of students, faculty and alumni to the state capitol in Richmond to lobby state politicians on behalf of the university.

Junior Savannah Edwards, student government’s Secretary of MASON, and Vice President Jordan Foster began planning for Mason Lobbies in September 2012.

“Months ago we started coming up with an idea that we wanted lobbying to have a bigger place at Mason,” Edwards said in a statement to students, alumni and faculty.

Wright's buzzer beater lifts Mason to a dramatic 67-64 win over Richmond

Sophomore guard Corey Edwards caught the ball in the backcourt with 5.8 seconds left in regulation. Sprinting towards the basket, Edwards found a streaking Sherrod Wright curling around the perimeter, rose for a shot and fired.


The shot fell giving the George Mason University men's basketball team a 67-64 victory over the University of Richmond in the Governor's Holiday Hoops Classic.  

[PREVIEW] Mason faces Richmond Spiders in Governor's Holiday Hoops Classic

The Patriots head back to the court after a two-week finals break to face the University of Richmond in the First Annual Governor’s Holiday Hoops Classic.  The Patriots and Spiders have met a total of 50 times, with the last meeting coming in 2001--- a decisive 77-57 Richmond win.