Seniors benefit from graduation regalia donations

Mia Wise, Staff Writer There is a quick fix for one of the biggest headaches of graduation season: purchasing a cap and gown. Now, students can buy reduced-price graduation regalia donated by Mason alumni. Gowns for Grads is a program that lends donated caps and gowns from Mason alumni to current graduates unable to pay for graduation wear. The […]

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Music Program gives old instruments new life

Basma Humadi, Staff Writer A new outreach program is spreading tunes in a new way by collecting used musical instruments for children and students to give them a second life. Instruments in the Attic, first sprouted in 2007 when Mason alumnus John Paul Phaup took a methods class that required him to learn to play numerous […]

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Universities tackle millennial mental health

Rachel Shubin, Staff Writer Many college students struggle with mental health difficulties and diagnoses like anxiety and depression seem to be on the rise. Fortunately, Mason and other Virginia universities are doing their best to tackle this issue. According to Daphne Watkins, assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Michigan, “Evidence suggests that the mental health […]

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Weekend Suggestions April 22-24

Kelsey Davidson, Staff Writer   On Campus Mason Dance Company: Spring Dance Concert This Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23 at 8 p.m., the George Mason Dance Company is showcasing their Spring Dance Concert. The concert is taking place in Harris Theatre. Students can receive one free ticket with their Mason ID. For more […]

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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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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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