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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Mason Nation gets creative with SnapChat Geofilters

Rachel Shubin, Staff Writer Mason’s campus has a lot to boast about, including its new and improved Snapchat Geofilters. Launched in 2011, Snapchat is an image messaging application that lets users send pictures to friends, while adjusting the amount of time recipients have to view photo messages after opening them. According its website, Snapchat’s primary audience is 18-24 year-olds, putting college students right in the middle of […]

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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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Starbucks Buzz: Caramelized Honey Latte is a delight

Rachel Shubin, Staff Writer Damn, Starbucks! Back at it again with the limited-edition drinks, I see. Even before I’d finished writing my review on the Cherry Blossom Frappuccino at Starbucks, I found out they had quietly released yet another spring drink — the Caramelized Honey Latte (CRHL). Starbucks describes the new drink as “a sophisticated, slow-cooked caramel […]

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Starbucks releases limited-edition Cherry Blossom Frappuccino

Rachel Shubin, Staff Writer The only thing shorter than the actual cherry blossom blooming period in Washington, D.C., was the time we had to sample Starbucks’ new, limited-edition Cherry Blossom Frappuccino (CBF). The beverage was available at Starbucks for five days, March 15-20. According to Starbucks, the CBF is made of a Strawberries and Cream Frappuccino […]

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Cellphones are the new blue light stations

Jevette Brown, Staff Writer With Monday’s email from the Department of Police and Public Safety detailing two new reports of sexual assault here at Mason, students’ safety and level of comfort has been called into question. Fairfax is known to be a safe area, reaching record low crime rates in 2014, according to an article in the Washington Post. However, […]

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Outlier sheds light on diversity in the LGBTQ community

Outlier Magazine: narrative, news and the new queer agenda Savannah Norton, Lifestyle Editor The Office of Student Media’s newest publication, Outlier Magazine, is taking a look into the uncensored minds of millennials and shedding a spotlight on diversity within the LGBTQ community. The magazine will share various art, prose and writing submissions, identifying with all LGTBQ backgrounds.  Outlier’s spring […]

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Town hall discusses state budget’s impact on Mason

Provost, senior vice president present a generally positive outlook On Tuesday, Provost David Wu and Senior Vice President of Administration and Finance J.J. Davis hosted a town hall to discuss how Governor Terry McAuliffe’s proposed budget for higher education would affect Mason. Although student attendance was low, the Johnson Center Cinema was nearly overflowing with […]

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Overweight female hotel workers preferred, study says

Tatyana White-Jenkins, Assistant Lifestyle Editor What makes a successful hotel employee? According to a recent study, having more to love may be the key to great work ethic and happier customers. A study conducted by researchers at Mason and Pennsylvania State University recently found that female hotel employees who weigh more than average are perceived […]

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Mason students tune out controversial preachers

Savannah Norton, Lifestyle Editor As Mason students are making their way through North Plaza on Tuesdays, they might often notice the angry preachers yelling arguably hateful words.  These preachers sometimes attract large crowds of curious, and often aggravated, students because of their passionate — and, for some, laughable — preaching. Lately, however, there has been a more positive reason […]

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