Caribbean Student Association reaches out to students with message of self love

Continuing the educational thread of events for Black History Month, the Caribbean Student Association hosted a kiosk in the Johnson Center on Feb. 4, 11 and 18.

Captain Phillips sails into the Oscar nominations and the JC Cinema

Office of Student Involvement will be showing  “Captain Phillips” at the JC Cinema this weekend.

A quick search online will easily show that “Captain Phillips” is a favorite of many award shows. It has won eight so far, with 76 nominations overall.  The upcoming Academy Awards has given the movie a nod for Best Motion Picture, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Writing, among others.  Even Rotten Tomatoes has given “Captain Phillips” a good score.

So does this movie live up to the hype?

Artist Min Li exposes Mason campus to traditional Chinese art

Artist Min Li comes to Mason campus to battle against the "made in China" image of Chinese art.

This month, the Confucius Institute welcomes visitors to its Chinese Paper Cutting Exhibit at Mason. The exhibit is located in the JC 123 Gallery and features both the traditional works of artists from China's Fujian province and the works of modern artist Min Li.

The works have been transported to several universities in the U.S. with the help of Li’s liason to Mason Yunhan Zhang.

OPINION: Grinds my gears: The Johnson Center edition

Ahh, the Johnson Center—the focal point of our beautiful campus and the biggest building that freshmen still cannot seem to find until October.

The Johnson Center is truly a one-of-a-kind building. It is a place where all of its sleeping students can dream of eating at the culinary delight that is Mein Bowl, watch movies in the classy basement theatre or study in the never-so-quiet library area upstairs.