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‘Virginia is for all lovers’: Protesters unite at Mason Law School to attest Attorney General Cuccinelli’s proposed change to university discrimination policies

by   Posted on March 29th, 2010 in Uncategorized

By Emily Sharrer, Editor-in-Chief Despite cold temperatures and sporadic rain, a combination of students, faculty and staff of George Mason University’s law school, passersby and members of Pride Alliance gathered on Tuesday to protest Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s visit to the George Mason School of Law in Arlington. The demonstration was in response to Cuccinelli’s […]

Former student pleads ‘not-guilty’ to terrorism charges

by   Posted on March 25th, 2010 in Uncategorized

By Sonya Hudson, Managing Editor A one-time George Mason University student studying accounting, Umar Farooq Chaudhry was one of the five Northern Virginian men charged by Pakistani authorities on accounts of terrorism-related crimes last Wednesday. The five men were arrested in Pakistan in December according to the Associated Press. Chaudhry, born in 1985 in Sargodha, […]

Tomato pricing woes hit campus: As tomato prices rise nationally, students now have to request the red fruit

by   Posted on March 25th, 2010 in Uncategorized

By Sonya Hudson, Managing Editor Always forgetting to ask for your sandwich without that tomato? Well, now you don’t have to. Tomatoes at dining facilities across campus will now be available only upon request. During the prolonged January cold snap, Florida farmers, the main source for fresh winter tomatoes for almost the entire country, lost […]


by   Posted on March 25th, 2010 in Uncategorized

By Emily Sharrer, Editor-in-Chief Sodexo workers at George Mason University are in the process of gathering testimonies and signing a petition to demand more affordable healthcare options, better working standards and the right to form a union — an entitlement, which a group of employees alleges has led to hostile working conditions and harassment on […]

Health care reform passes House

by   Posted on March 25th, 2010 in Uncategorized

By Ethan Vaughan, Asst. News Editor aIt was a close one, but the United States House of Representatives made history Sunday evening when the chamber narrowly passed President Barack Obama’s health care reform bill. The piece of legislation, which cleared the Senate late last year, squeaked through the lower house as Democratic leaders, including Speaker […]

Forensics team wins big at world tournament: Group takes highest honors at tourny for second year in a row

by   Posted on March 25th, 2010 in Uncategorized

By Evan Benton, Staff Writer The George Mason University Forensics team traveled to Germany last week to take part in the International Forensic Association tournament, held at the Park Iron Hotel in downtown Berlin. In addition to winning the team sweepstakes award (effectively the championship) for the second straight year, Mason also had five world […]

Tensions rise as AG’s visit nears: Protest planned in light of Cuccinelli’s recent legal option

by   Posted on March 25th, 2010 in Uncategorized

By Kevn Loker, C2M Executive Editor When an elected official — or any other successful public figure — returns upon invitation to his or her alma mater, they usually receive a warm welcome. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s situation is a bit more complicated. A potential 200 Mason students, faculty, alumni and community members will be […]

Damage Prompts Ballroom Closure

by   Posted on February 22nd, 2010 in Uncategorized

Kevin Loker, C2M Executive Editor The roof above the Student Union Building II Ballroom may not be a casualty of ‘Snowverkill 2010,’ but it has left some damage as far as events scheduling is concerned. The large-room space, which according to Events Management is used at least once a day by students and faculty for […]

Mason Majesty Showcases Spirit: Competition Becomes Fierce as Students Battle for Title

by   Posted on February 22nd, 2010 in Uncategorized

Yuri Svjaintsev, Broadside Correspondent Homecoming Week began on Monday with a heavy dose of George Mason University spirit. The celebration coincided with Mardi Gras and Michelle Davis, event coordinator and assistant director for programming from the Office of Student Activities, was there to bring a little New Orleans flavor to the Fairfax campus. One of […]

Revised Exam Schedule Unveiled; No Readings Days, Shorter Exams Part of New Plan

by   Posted on February 18th, 2010 in Uncategorized

Emily Sharrer, Editor-in-Chief To make up classes missed due to last week’s snowstorms, final exams originally scheduled for May 5-7, will be pushed back to May 8-12 and a reading day scheduled for May 4 has been cancelled. Final exams, which are usually two hours and 45 minutes long, will be reduced to two hours, […]