Review: Saga #1

BY: John J. Gillooly REVIEW: Saga #1 Writer: Brian K Vaughn Artist: Fiona Staples Publisher: Image Release: March 14, 2012   After a long, terrible, gut wrenching amount of time, comic crafter extraordinaire Brian K. Vaughn has returned to the warmth that is the comic book world. The world-builder made famous for such nerd-worship glory […]

Kony 2012: Mason Making One Man Famous; Actually, Infamous

BY: RYAN WEISSER #MakeHimFamous #KONY2012 #stopKony These hashtags have been floating around social media sites like Facebook and Twitter since Tuesday, March 5, when Invisible Children, a charity whose goal is to end the war in Uganda, premiered this short film about a man named Joseph Kony, and how they want him to become […]

In Living Color

In Vibrant Color: Vintage Celebrity Portraits from the Harry Warnecke Studio By Kayla Cohen Harry Warnecke lived in a world that was black and white. But, he wanted color. A photographer for the Daily News in the 1930s, he planned, designed, and then constructed his own camera to shoot colors in their unique pigments. He photographed […]

Soul Food Night Gets a Latin Twist

By: Jessica Farley At Soul Food Night celebrating Black History month — there were collard greens, sweet potato pie — and plates full of puposas and quesadillas. Quesadillas? “[There is] a rich African cultural history in Latin America, from Afro-Cuban dance to the large African populations in Brazil,” explains Wendi N. Manuel Scott, a professor of […]

Third Times the Charm for GBAY

The Patriot Duckie was just one giveaway that was given to those who bought tickets to GBAY   By Rachel Newdorf There are some things you can’t buy on eBay — like better parking spots, or the chance to create and name your own food on campus. But, you can buy it at GBay. The […]

The 6th Degree working its way to the spotlight

By: Samita Mason By the time he graduates, freshman Ryan McGreedy, hopes to have a record deal. The 18-year-old civil engineering major started his band, The 6th Degree, three years ago with fellow freshman, 18-year-old graphic design major Jason Peevy. In high school, the two started writing music that they describe as post-rock instrumental. “We […]

Taking the Mic on Their Own Volition

By Daniel A. Shyti Before Monday, March 5, I didn’t know very much about Volition, GMU’s art and literary magazine.  To be completely honest, I didn’t even know we had one.  But with events like last Monday’s open-mic night, the magazine staffers are hoping to change that. “We’re trying to revamp our image,” said Hannah […]

Art Olympians take the Challenge!

By Rachel Newdorf Millions around the world will be watching the summer Olympics in London this year.   Can’t afford a ticket across the pond? Mason is offering their own Olympics this Spring.   On April 5, the first ever School of Art Olympics will take place in the Art and Design building. With events […]

The Next Spike Lee Went to Mason

By Zohra Alnoor Halfway through his junior year at GMU, Ali Baluch, realized he didn’t want to be a government drone. He wanted to be Spike Lee. “I realized that I didn’t have a passion for politics and if I didn’t get out at that point, then I never would,” says Baluch, 22. What he […]

Fashion Week On Campus

BY: RYAN WEISSER Bright neon, natural earth tones, exotic patterns and flowing fabrics graced the  DC Fashion Week runways — and now they’re walking the sidewalks of George Mason University. Pure Elegance Boutique Design: Mason Sylvester Design: Adorned in bright-blue skinny jeans from American Eagle and a neon-pink blazer from H&M, Allie Hunter, […]