Isis: the other side of war reporting in the modern age

Reports from the battlefield have come and gone with the changing times. From the runners of ancient Greece to carrier pigeons in World War I, information has been the most valuable asset a military force can acquire. In today’s world, people get war reporting on current engagement s such as those occurring in Syria and Afghanistan from news networks […]

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The Secret Life of a GMU Squirrel

Tatyana White-Jenkins, Assistant Lifestyle Editor There are many things that are commonly associated with Mason: green and gold, the Patriot and, more recently, squirrels. The GMU Squirrels Twitter account has gained considerable attention and popularity since its creation three years ago. After facing boredom and noticing a Twitter account dedicated to the squirrels at another university, […]

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Cabrera no show remains unexplained

This story was originally published in the March 23 print issue. An “Ask Dr. Cabrera” event was supposed to take place on March 18; however, President Cabrera did not attend, and no one substituted in his absence. No statement was released explaining the situation. According to Newsdesk, another “Ask Dr. Cabrera” will take place April 29. Students and faculty […]

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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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The Impact of Social Media: good or bad?

Social networking sites like twitter, facebook, tumblr, help you connect and find almost anyone, from a friend sitting two seats away from you in your American Literature class, to a girl you dated back in high school ten years ago. The cool thing about these sites is that they can make you feel as though […]

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Autobiography

About me My name is Elizabeth Ebert and I am currently a freshman here at George Mason. Someday, I hope to become an elementary school teacher because working with kids is one of my passions. I also love to swim, which is why I joined the swim team here at Mason. I signed up for […]

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Autobiography

All About Me. My name is Elizabeth Purnell and I am a freshman at George Mason University and am taking this class as an IT general education requirement. I am on the Division I swim team here at Mason and am also a Mason Ambassador. My web presence and online activity varies. Although I enjoy […]

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Twitter is 7

Twitter is seven-years old today (March 21). Does it matter? Really? Is that a question? This is the first day of spring. Twitter was the pathway for the Arab Spring. This terrific video takes you along the path Twitter has taken the world. I trust you’re on that path, too.

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AVP gives it another try

Many of us hope that Donald Sun will be the savior to all our past AVP problems. After going bankrupt once again, the AVP was bought out buy mulit-millionaire Donald Sun in attempt to make a profitable professional league.   He was made some significant changes to the website, and I really believe that the […]

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Guest speaker: Mark Stencel

Mark Stencel’s journalism career began around 1995 where he worked at the Washington Post for 12 years (9 focusing in online things), The News & Observer in Raleigh, NC. He currently works for NPR (National Public Radio), has been there for just under 2 years and is the digital managing editor. NPR is a non-profit organization, so money […]

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