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Simply the Best

By Buzz McClain, BA '77 on May 5, 2017

Mason senior Mason MacDonald won the Sodexo USA National Customer Experience Award for his lively efforts behind the counter at the Northern Neck Starbucks on Mason’s Fairfax Campus.

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Lights, Camera, FAVS Students in Action

By Colleen Kearney Rich on June 21, 2016

“I toured a lot of different film schools, and this was one of the only ones that emphasized working with other students,” says FAVS Meagan Arnold, who comes from Stephens City, Virginia. “It is really hard to make a short film by yourself.”

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Mason Engineering Students Work on Anti-Stuttering Device

By Catherine Probst on October 10, 2012

After volunteering at the National Stuttering Association, Mason electrical engineering student Jonathan Posey pondered how he could apply some engineering know-how to help people who stutter. He joined forces with fellow electrical engineering students. They came up with a plan to create a device that could replicate the technology but cost significantly less than electronic earpieces currently on the market.

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Mason Day? You Should Have Been Here in the ’70s…

By Buzz McClain, BA '77 on April 23, 2012

The early Mason Days in the ’70s were experiments in social media. We’d send a Tweet to the student body announcing when we’d be celebrating our founder, then the message would be circulated via everything from Facebook to Tumblr and then . . . ah, who are we fooling?

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Mindful Living LLC: A Home All Their Om

By Lisa M. Gerry on August 1, 2011

While my dorm experience was less of the yoga mat and meditation variety (and more carryout and cramming), there is a whole new generation of students who are looking to enhance their college experience. As Mason’s campus community continues to grow with more than 5,400 on-campus residents, so too do its offerings for Living Learning…

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Alumni Association Establishes the Golden Quill Society

By Mason Spirit contributor on May 23, 2011

The Mason Alumni Association inducted the first class of members into the new Golden Quill Society on Wednesday, May 18. The society, which the association formed earlier this year, recognizes outstanding graduates prior to graduation and cultivates their leadership within the alumni community after graduation. “Our student leaders make a tremendous impact on the life…

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Mason’s Barcode Orchestra Rocks the Walmart

By Colleen Kearney Rich on May 16, 2011

Most students are used to struggling for their art, but getting kicked out of Target is a different matter entirely. Still Mason senior Lindsay Hawks was not at all troubled by the store’s request. Instead, Hawks and her partners in art, Alex Straub and Peter Lee, moved on to the Walmart in Burke to conduct…

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Tweeting with the Dean

By Colleen Kearney Rich on May 11, 2011

Recently Dean of Admissions Andrew Flagel invited me to join him and a group of students for lunch over at Boxwoods in the Mason Inn. I was especially intrigued by his invitation because he mentioned that he had specifically invited students who are active on Twitter, the social media application. In the recent issue of…

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Mason? Yeah, There’s an App for That

By Jason Jacks on April 22, 2011

Junior Carlo Solano is not one for maps—well, not ones of the paper variety. So what did he do to ensure he doesn’t get lost on Mason’s massive Fairfax Campus? He made himself an app. Called GMU Mobile and designed mainly for people new to Mason, Solano’s smartphone application is a multitasking Mason tour guide…

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Student Veterans Looking Out for Each Other

By Colleen Kearney Rich on April 5, 2011

As the number of veterans within Mason’s student population increases, it isn’t surprising that the number of veterans’ student organizations has also increased. One such organization is the student-run Veterans Society of George Mason University. Do student veterans seek each other out? You bet they do, says Veterans Society president and former Marine Jacobo Flores….

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