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Weekend Suggestions: 4/15- 4/17

  Kelsey Davidson, Staff Writer   On Campus GMU Vietnamese Student Association Cultural Show: “Mỹ Con” (American Child) This Saturday, April 16, GMU’s Vietnamese Student Association is presenting their annual cultural show, taking place at Annandale High School. The show starts at 7 p.m., and the doors open at 6:30 p.m. “Mỹ Con” is about a Vietnamese-American […]

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Another successful iWeek celebrates diversity at Mason

Basma Humadi, Staff Writer Every year, the Mason community comes together to celebrate its notable diversity during International Week or iWeek. This week of festivity represents the 130 countries in Mason’s student body. iWeek 2016 started Friday, April 8, and will end Sunday, April 17, with the iWeek 7v7 Soccer Tournament. iWeek began Friday, April 8, with the Mason iWeek Parade […]

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Web of Lies

Rachel Shubin, Staff Writer “My dog ate my homework.” If that excuse didn’t for you in elementary school, what makes you think a college professor is going to believe it? We’ve all been there. You feel like you can’t finish an assignment — or you simply don’t want to finish it — so you come up with an excuse that […]

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Weekend Suggestions 4/8- 4/10

Kelsey Davidson, Staff Writer On Campus International Week (iWeek) International Week takes place from Friday, April 8, to Sunday, April 17. The week is dedicated to showing off the vibrant international and multicultural organizations Mason has on campus. This weekend, there will be a few events to kick off the celebration. Click here to read […]

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Bullied to death?

Tiffany Lin, Staff Writer An honors student at Scottsdale Community College was allegedly bullied to death in February by two professors.  This is a situation any student could come across on while attending college.  Fourth Estate prompted discussion about professor-student relationships on Mason’s campus.  The 20-year-old honors student, Kendra Parton, was pursuing an associate’s degree […]

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Mary Bowman’s empowering message for Mason Pride Week

    A dandelion in the midst of rose bushes would stick out like a sore thumb to ignorant souls
But I know the road this dandelion endured
This weed that all gardeners want to destroy is more appreciated by God than any seemingly beautiful bush of roses
Though that misunderstood dandelion wont for long last
Let it be […]

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Nursing student gets internship in Tanzania helping at-risk children

Savannah Norton, Lifestyle Editor While spring semester finds most Mason students pinning down summer internships in D.C. or in their hometowns, one Mason student will be traveling much farther — 7,768 miles, to be exact — to spend her summer interning in Tanzania. Taylor Wittel, junior studying nursing at Mason, will be working with a nonprofit called Neema House […]

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First Well-Being Day promotes physical, mental health

May Thinnyun, Staff Writer On Wednesday, March 30, Mason’s Well-Being Team (WBT) hosted its first Well-Being Day from 12-4 p.m. in North Plaza. Created earlier this school year, WBT is a direct response to President Ángel Cabrera’s 2014 Well-Being Initiative, a facet of Mason’s Strategic Plan aimed at tying well-being into all parts of university life. WBT is student-run, and its members […]

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Kandahar Journals

Basma Humadi, Staff Writer Many of today’s college students grew up hearing news stories about what was happening in Afghanistan, and today some of us are studying and building careers around international conflict. But what most of us won’t ever be able to understand is how war impacts people on a personal level. Mason held a film screening  of the documentary […]

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The Eagle (Cam) has Landed

Rachel Shubin, Staff Writer Eagles can now grace the screen of your smartphone or laptop via the eagle nest cams at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. Sponsored by the American Eagle Foundation, the USNA has two video cameras perched by the nest of two mated bald eagles, Mr. President and The First Lady. […]

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