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by   Posted on May 3rd, 2010 in Uncategorized

By Pras Gustanto, Staff Writer Goats have been given negative associations in most of Western culture. The Greeks envisioned their half-man half-goat nature god Pan as a lecherous deity. Christianity also considered goats to be a symbol of evil, with people in the Middle Ages believing that goats whispered dirty sentiments into the ears of […]

Golfers fight against cancer: Tournament raises funds for leukemia and lymphoma research

by   Posted on May 3rd, 2010 in Uncategorized

By Beverly Scholnick, Broadside Correspondent The Students Against Leukemia and Lymphoma (SALL) organization will host its annual golf tournament at Fairfax National Golf Club in Centreville on Monday, May 17, beginning at 7 a.m. Over 70 people are expected to attend. SALL is a nonstock corporation founded by George Mason University foreign languages major James […]

Take the stress off exams: Spring Finals Madness helps students relax

by   Posted on May 3rd, 2010 in Uncategorized  and tagged

By Jason Hasnat, Broadside Correspondent In the midst of final presentations and exams, George Mason University will be holding its Spring Finals Madness event from 10 p.m. to midnight on Tuesday in Dewberry Hall. There will be plenty of free food, games, giveaways and live performances for students to enjoy before they settle in for […]

Mason Ecosphere: Environmental action group collects over 100 pounds of trash

by   Posted on May 3rd, 2010 in Uncategorized

By Jason Von Kundra, EAG Co-Chair On Saturday morning, April 15, members of the Environmental Action Group participated in the inaugural Mason Beautification Day. According to Environmental Action Group member and history major Anthony Murray, “Cleaning our campus is an important thing do; the trash that we collected would otherwise likely end up in the […]

Student allegedly sexually assaulted: Alleged attack occurs in Presidents Park’s Madison Hall

by   Posted on May 3rd, 2010 in Uncategorized

By Yasmin Tadjdeh, News Editor A George Mason University student was allegedly sexually assaulted on the second floor of Madison Hall, a freshmen co-ed dormitory in Presidents Park, in the early morning hours on Sunday, April 25. According to police records, the alleged victim reported being sexually assaulted by an acquaintance in her dorm room. […]

Sodexo workers explain grievances to Student Government: Employees reiterate concerns regarding pay and unsafe working conditions

by   Posted on May 3rd, 2010 in Uncategorized

By Ethan Vaughan, Asst. News Editor Four Sodexo workers, accompanied by Service Employees International Union organizers and about 10 student supporters, appeared at a Student Government Senate meeting Thursday to further express objections regarding dining services, repeating assertions that management has engaged in “intimidation and discrimination.” The student lawmakers heard testimonies from Southside employees Angelica […]

Mason Ecosphere

by   Posted on April 26th, 2010 in Uncategorized

By Environmental Action Group Just in time for Earth Day, Mason’s Office of Sustainability received word that they had been awarded a $5,000 grant for their Student Training for Environmental Protection program. For a week this summer, college students from all over the United States and Puerto Rico will be coming together at Prince William […]

GMU sets gaze on East: Mason explores partnership with South Korea

by   Posted on April 26th, 2010 in Uncategorized

By Rashad Mulla, Staff Writer George Mason University is seeking to build relationships beyond its established boundaries. Within the last four years, Mason officials have contacted a number of universities in South Korea to explore the possibilities of setting up partnerships there. Already, Mason has recruited a number of Korean undergraduate students through admissions trips. […]

So you think you can Cook? TAP residents face off in cooking competition

by   Posted on April 26th, 2010 in Uncategorized

By Kristin Conklin, Broadside Correspondent Last Saturday, George Mason University hosted the third TAP Chef Cooking on a Budget event, as part of TAP’s (which stands for Townhouses, Apartments) annual, campus-wide Young, Broke and Fabulous program. “Participants are required to cook a budget-friendly meal, under $10, in 30 to 45 minutes,” said Malissa Brennan, the […]

Get the scoop on the budget: Provost Stearns and Vice President Scherrens host meeting with students at Ike’s

by   Posted on April 26th, 2010 in Uncategorized

By Yuri Svjagintsev, Broadside Correspondent George Mason University will undergo a drastic budget cut and a tuition raise in the fall semester as a response to the global credit crunch and the Virginia General Assembly slashing part of its state subsidy to Mason. Last Monday, Provost Peter Stearns and Senior Vice President of the University […]