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Student threatens South Park over Islam

by   Posted on April 26th, 2010 in Uncategorized

By Rachael Dickson, Four Years After Final Four Editor A former George Mason University Student posted a warning online to the creators of South Park that has been perceived as a threat by many, including Comedy Central. The message, posted on April 15 after a recent South Park episode in which the prophet Muhammad […]

Student hit by car remains in critical condition at INOVA: Michelle Dawson was planning trip to France

by   Posted on April 12th, 2010 in Uncategorized

By Emily Sharrer, Editor-in-Chief Since March 29, Michelle Pearl Dawson, a junior at George Mason University, has been in intensive care at INOVA Fairfax hospital after being hit by a car while in a crosswalk on Patriot Circle. For Michelle, who remains in critical condition, the accident has changed everything. A major in marketing with […]

Protest planned for Confederate History Month: College Dems claim intolerance

by   Posted on April 12th, 2010 in Uncategorized

By Sonya Hudson, Managing Editor Governor Bob McDonnell proclaimed April 2010 as Confederate History Month, a proclamation his two Democratic predecessors, Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, refused to make. In 1997, Governor George Allen started the practice of honoring the soldiers who fought for the South in the Civil War by declaring April Confederate History […]

Students hold food drive to help Food for Others: Nonprofit organization helps feed the hungry

by   Posted on April 5th, 2010 in Uncategorized

By Sonya Hudson, Managing Editor To help feed the hungry of Northern Virginia, George Mason University students collect donations of food Saturday outside the Giant Supermarket in Loehmann’s Plaza in Falls Church, Va. for Food for Others, a nonprofit organization dedicated to distributing free food directly to people in need in Northern Virginia. Food for […]

Earthlings learn to speak out of this world language: Klingon inventor speaks to students

by   Posted on April 5th, 2010 in Uncategorized

By Pearson Jones, Asst. Style Editor Star Trek is not just for geeks anymore. J.J. Abrams recent resurrection of the Star Trek franchise proved that. Capturing the attention of a whole new generation of trekkies, Abram’s installment beamed up younger fans to the Enterprise who were just being introduced to Captain James T. Kirk for […]

Mason Day headliner announced: Students express disappointment about choice of Cobra Starship

by   Posted on April 5th, 2010 in Uncategorized

By Emily Sharrer, Editor-in-Chief Following Program Board’s announcement March 27 that the neon-colored skinny jeans wearing fivesome Cobra Starship would be headlining this year’s Mason Day, close to 20 disillusioned members of the “Bring ____ to Mason Day 2010” Facebook group posted comments on the group’s wall, calling into question the process used to pick […]

Barnett and Yoo win election: Pair elected student body president and vice president

by   Posted on April 5th, 2010 in Uncategorized

By Rachael Dickson, Mason Nation Four Years Later Editor-in-Chief D’Leon Barnett and Jacky Yoo D’Leon Barnett and Jacky Yoo were named the next George Mason University student body president and vice president this week, marking the end of a competitive election that featured significant campaigning from all parties and higher voter turnout than ever before. […]

Student Government elections: Presidential and vice presidential candidates discuss their platforms and policies

by   Posted on March 29th, 2010 in Uncategorized

By Hayley Roder, Broadside Correspondent While interviewing the ten candidates for George Mason University student government president and vice president, one common theme transpired: advocating for the student body. The five tickets — Shane Smith and Rich Everett, Jillian Ferron and Mark Murphy, Sean Hobaugh and Evan Massengill, Lynn Gold and Dominic Pody and D’Leon […]

Alumnae helps impoverished children: Through Teach for America, former student aids at grade school

by   Posted on March 29th, 2010 in Uncategorized

By Ethan Vaughan, Asst. News Editor “I had a parent come up to me, crying. She said, ‘My child can read.’” That moment epitomized what got Marissa Herrmann out of bed early every morning five days a week, kept her going in the face of economic obstacles and gave her the strength to face down […]

Nondiscrimination policy unchanged: Board of Visitors ignores Cuccinelli’s advisement

by   Posted on March 29th, 2010 in Uncategorized

By Kevin Loker, C2M Executive Editor The Board of Visitors resolved yesterday to continue protection for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members of the George Mason University community under the university’s nondiscrimination policy. Mason’s governing body reaffirmed the current “institutional commitment to nondiscrimination,” maintaining the protected classes within University Policy 1201. The resolution comes over […]