Rebranding the Prince William campus

This story was originally published in the April 27 print issue. Last week, Mason’s Prince William Campus was renamed the Science and Technology Center at George Mason University.  Va. Governor Terry McAuliffe came to an official ribbon cutting ceremony last Thursday, when the change was made.  “We want the university to be an economic engine, an […]

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10 apps for student survival

Ashley Cook, Staff Writer Whether you are dreaming of summer plans or simply trying to make it through fast approaching midterms, there is an app to fit your desired need. From studying on the go to budgeting your money, there are apps available to make your life easier. Studying StudyBlue (Android, iOS) StudyBlue is an […]

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Modern day propaganda

Propaganda – information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view. From our childhood education until now, we all were taught and learned the art of propaganda used in the past for war efforts. Events such as Hitler unifying the efforts to condemn […]

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New iPhone case that connects via magnet created at Mason

Two members of George Mason University’s Innovation Lab have created a smartphone case designed as a sleeve to wear on the arm in which the phone attaches to the sleeve magnetically. OnYou is a smartphone case designed by Scott Bauer, a Masters student at Mason, and his business partner Jimmy Rogers. Bauer and Rogers developed […]

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The Internet and political campaigns

Many people believe that if the Internet didn’t exist, Barack Obama never would have won the Democratic Party’s 2008 nomination, or even more so, the presidency. When he entered the race in February 2007, the then-46-year-old Illinois senator had spent very little time in Washington and was considered a long-shot candidate by many. However, the […]

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Mason email login to change later this semester

Mason students, faculty and staff will no longer be able to log in to their Masonlive email with their school assigned NetID and password starting later this semester. There are currently two ways to access Mason email: Patriot Pass, with a school-assigned NetID and password, or through Masonlive, which requires students to enter their full […]

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Hong Kong communicates through FireChat

From the tipao to modern-day, China has a history of censorship. It was only over 2000 years ago that the tipao was the main source of news, exclusively for the elite. Now news and communication has expanded to anyone capable of buying a smart phone, even those under censorship. In modern-day Hong Kong, minor protests ensued last […]

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Students change passwords due to systems instrusion

The IT department asked students to change their passwords earlier this month in response to a system intrusion. According to Marlyn Smith, vice president of Mason’s information technology unit, the intrusion compromised about 4,400 social security numbers. The intrusion affected mostly mostly faculty and staff, but some students were also affected. “We detected an intrusion in […]

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Samsung trolls Apple’s new iPhone 6 in 30 seconds

In a Tech Times article and MacRumors article, Samsung has begun to poke fun at Apple’s release of the new iPhone 6. Through their use of video ads, Samsung promotes its new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 by pointing out the flaws in Apple’s design. All of the ads feature two actors dressed similarly to Apple […]

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Cadillacking: self-driving cars face legal difficulties

In a Yahoo News article, Cadillac promises a self-driving car technology by 2017. But is it too good to be true? General Motors plans to sell the new technology, “Super Cruise”, as a convenience feature. By avoiding to suggest that it could make a driver safer, GM attempts to avoid legal scrutiny. Of course, who […]

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