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Students go from YouTube to Mason: Video applications now part of admissions

by   Posted on April 19th, 2010 in Uncategorized  and tagged

By Rashad Mulla, Staff Writer Prospective George Mason University freshmen had a new way to impress admissions officials during this year’s application cycle: one-minute video essays. About 150 potential students took advantage of the option to include a supplemental video essay as part of their applications for fall 2010. The video gave high school students […]

The tradition continues: Musical guests, games planned for Mason Week celebration

by   Posted on April 19th, 2010 in Uncategorized  and tagged

By Sandra Evans, Broadside Correspondent It is more than likely that you have seen the fliers all over campus — George Mason University’s annual Mason Week is here! Mason Week will be held this week, with the always-popular and highly anticipated Mason Day to be celebrated Thursday, April 22. The day will feature a live […]

Mason celebrates Asian students: ODPS to host Asian Pacific Heritage Month events

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By Matthew Harrison, Broadside Correspondent George Mason University’s Office of Diversity Programs and Services (ODPS) is hosting events on campus for the annual Asian Pacific Heritage Month (APAHM) throughout April and May. Normally, Asian Pacific Heritage Month kicks off on May 1, but because of finals, Mason moved the events back to accommodate its students. […]

Cherry blossoms in full bloom: National Cherry Blossom Festival wraps up festivities after succesful two-week run in capital

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By Genevieve Timpone, Broadside Correspondent The National Cherry Blossom Festival wrapped up festivities on Sunday, April 11 after a two-week run. According to the official National Cherry Blossom Festival website, each year Washington, D.C. holds the festival in order to commemorate the date of March 27, 1912, when a gift of 3,000 ornamental cherry trees […]

Possible arson: Housing cart catches fire

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By Yasmin Tadjdeh & Ethan Vaughan, News & Asst. News Editors Early Thursday morning a Cushman brand Housing cart caught on fire near Dominion Hall, causing approximately $7,000 in damages, said a police official. At 4:23 a.m. last Thursday, the George Mason University Police Department was informed of a fire near Dominion. However, by the […]

Condom heist in SUB I: Second theft baffles officials, police investigate

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By Ethan Vaughan, Asst. News Editor Employees at the Office of Alcohol, Drugs and Health Education (OADHE) were stumped last week when, for the second time this school year, unidentified thieves stole hundreds of condoms and other contraceptives from the clinic. “I have no idea [why this happened],” said Danielle Lapierre, assistant director of the […]

Protest over Confederate History Month: College Dems lead rally

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By Evan Benton, Staff Writer A small group of protesters joined together Monday at the North Plaza outside the Johnson Center to protest Governor Robert F. McDonnell’s controversial decision to proclaim April “Confederate History Month.” The protesters, organized by the George Mason University College Democrats, were made up of students, concerned citizens and local politicians […]

Mason Ecosphere

by   Posted on April 12th, 2010 in Uncategorized

By Environmental Action Group Last Thursday, advocates for comprehensive climate and energy policies held a film screening and panel discussion at George Mason University. The film was Clean Energy Jobs for a Strong USA, which highlights the benefits of clean energy jobs for American workers. The screening of the film was followed by a discussion […]

Physicians speak to students: Colloquium to teach young people about the joys, hardships of careers in medicine

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By Ethan Vaughan, Asst. News Editor George Mason University students considering careers in medicine will have a valuable resource to turn to on Tuesday, April 13. The Alpha Epsilon Delta Colloquium, to be held in the Johnson Center’s Room F tomorrow, will focus on the issues faced by those going into the medical field. The […]

Zimride comes to Mason: Ride-sharing tool connects community

by   Posted on April 12th, 2010 in Uncategorized

By Lauren Jost, C2M Contributor In addition to the new faculty and staff carpool and fuel-efficient parking programs, George Mason University is introducing a new eco-friendly way to commute to campus: ride-sharing. The program, called Zimride, is similar to a former car-sharing program at Mason called Zipcar — used to provide driving plans and cars […]