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Smartphones Storm Campus: Students Following National Trend Scoop Up Phones

by   Posted on February 15th, 2010 in Uncategorized

Lauren Jost, Connect2Mason Reporter Blackberrys, Droids and iPhones, oh my. Smartphones have begun to dominate the cell phone market, as well as the George Mason University campus. Many students can be found walking around campus with their phones in hand, texting and chatting away. Smartphones, such as the iPhone, allow students to check e-mail, play […]


by   Posted on February 2nd, 2010 in Uncategorized

Emily Sharrer, Editor-in-Chief The Mason students that survived the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti, say that for them, luck and coincidences only went so far in returning their group home safely—and then came God. “We prayed on this trip,” said group leader Mark Cruz, a sophomore conflict analysis and resolution major. “We were just like […]

Pro-Life Supporters Descend on D.C.: Students Participate in Annual March For Life

by   Posted on February 2nd, 2010 in Uncategorized

John Powell, Asst. Sports Editor Masses of people lined the streets at The Mall in Washington, DC, shouting, chanting, singing and praying last Friday to participate in the annual March for Life. On the anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling, which ruled that most laws against abortion violated a constitutional right […]

Anthropology 114: Students Win Award for Class Project

by   Posted on February 2nd, 2010 in Uncategorized

Sonya Hudson, Managing Editor Virginia Commonwealth, Old Dominion University
and James Madison University each have 21 less Public Anthropology Award winners than George Mason University, specifically Professor Susan Trencher’s Anthropology 114 class, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology. Students from Trencher’s class participated in the Public Anthropology Community Action Website Project, in which students from different universities write […]

Funding for Facilities: Cost Break Down of Construction on Campus

by   Posted on December 1st, 2009 in Uncategorized

Amanda Cheek, News Editor With some students attending George Mason University who have never seen the campus without construction, building projects have been causing quite a ruckus on campus the past few semesters. From traffic jams to waking students before their alarm clocks in the morning or simply blocking normal paths students take to class, […]

Former Peruvian Senator Speaks to Mason: Riots Among Indigenous Amazonians Spark Discussion

by   Posted on November 17th, 2009 in Uncategorized

Amanda Cheek, News Editor Former Peruvian Senator Javier Diez Canseco traveled to George Mason University to speak to students on the Amazonian struggle, protests and conflict in Peru. The lecture, titled “Rising Up: The Amazonian Struggle in Peru,” was sponsored by Latin American Studies, Global Interdisciplinary Affairs, and the Center for Global Studies at Mason, […]

Twenty Years Later: Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Where Were You When the Wall Fell?

by   Posted on November 12th, 2009 in Uncategorized

On November 9, 1989, I was the Patient Care Information Systems . . . computer training coordinator, providing hospital computer training for all levels of staff in all departments, including physicians and physicians’ office staff at California Pacific Medical Center, a 425-bed acute care hospital in San Francisco, California. I found out by TV news. […]

Mason Alumnus Dead at 22: Students Mourn the Loss of Brian Picone

by   Posted on November 5th, 2009 in Uncategorized

Emily Sharrer, Editor-in-Chief For many George Mason University students, recently deceased alumnus Brian Picone will live on as a role model, teacher and friend who dedicated himself to increasing visibility of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning issues and always lived life to the fullest. Picone was guest teaching in Leah Perry’s Queer Theory class […]

Search For Missing Student Continues: Metallica Puts Money Toward Reward for Virginia Tech Girl

by   Posted on October 27th, 2009 in Uncategorized

Heather Gioia, Broadside Correspondent Popular metal band Metallica announced last Friday that they were giving $50,000 towards the reward for any information about Morgan Harrington, the 20-year-old Virginia Tech student who went missing during the band’s concert at the University of Virginia on Oct. 17. The total reward currently stands at $150,000. According to CBS […]

End of the Season: On-Campus Farmers’ Market Closes for the Winter on Wednesday

by   Posted on October 27th, 2009 in Uncategorized

Katie Miller, Staff Writer This Wednesday, the weekly Mason Farmers’ Market comes to a close after three seasons on campus. The market’s success ebbed and flowed, depending on how populated the campus was at that time. “In the spring, there were very few participating vendors and very little attention from the campus community,” said Mark […]