Articles by: Sonya Hudson

  • Job Poll

    Editorials October 18, 2010 at 12:13 pm Comments are Disabled

    Over the past year, would you say it has been easier or harder to get a job? (polls)

  • Postpone the party – it’s Family Weekend

    Postpone the party – it’s Family Weekend

    News1 October 4, 2010 at 3:50 am Comments are Disabled
  • Laptops in class poll

    News1 September 27, 2010 at 7:25 pm Comments are Disabled

    What do you think about laptops in class? (polls)

  • College Tuition: A Necessary Evil

    College Tuition: A Necessary Evil

    News1 September 13, 2010 at 3:57 am Comments are Disabled
  • Founders Hall coming soon: New building on Arlington campus to open in January

    News1 May 3, 2010 at 1:10 pm Comments are Disabled

    By Sean Joyce, The Stylus Correspondent A giant, shiny building has appeared in the middle of George Mason’s Arlington campus. And you may be wondering, will you ever actually step foot in this state-of-the-art facility? If you are taking classes in the spring of 2011 or after, the answer is yes. The seven-story building, known as Founders Hall, will open for classes in January 2011 and will be the new home of the School of Pubic Policy. The building will also contain space for the Graduate School of Education; the College of Arts and Sciences; the School of Information Technology and Engineering; the School of Management; the College of Nursing and Health Sciences; the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution; the College of Visual and Performing Arts; Instructional Facilities; and the Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science. In addition to 256,000 square feet of office and classroom space, Founders Hall will also provide a much-needed 160,000-square-foot parking garage. The building will also include a new library, bookstore and auditorium. There will be a large open plaza in front of the building for students to enjoy during non-blizzard conditions. The current schedule calls for trees to be planted in the plaza by […]

  • Muslimat Al-Nissa: MSA collects supplies for Muslim women’s shelter

    News1 May 3, 2010 at 1:09 pm 4 comments

    By Shafi Khan, Broadside Correspondent The Muslimat Al-Nisaa, a shelter for abused and battered Muslim women is currently located in Baltimore, Md. The shelter for safety reasons does not give out its address, vetted guests are asked to meet at an address a few blocks away and then follow a car to the house that blends into its unassuming street. Once inside, the large house is warm and full of life, children running and playing, as their mothers try to cope from the trauma of broken homes they left behind. In the tight knit American Muslim Community, where there is always family, these women are the ones that really have nowhere else to turn, and it if it wasn’t for this shelter, the cold streets would be their home. After being moved by the scene, students in the GMU Muslim Students’ Association started to brainstorm on how they could increase their involvement in community service projects and also reach out to the George Mason University community. Out of this brainstorming, the GMU Muslim Students’ Association launched the newly formed outreach committee. “The outreach committee is a branch of the GMU Muslim Students’ Association which focuses on involving individuals in philanthropic, […]

  • Mason’s 14-year-old: Youngest high school grad in the nation successfully juggles class and extracurriculars

    News1 May 3, 2010 at 12:59 pm Comments are Disabled

    By Emily Sharrer, Editor-in-Chief For most 14-year-old girls, finishing the eighth grade and finding a boyfriend are top priorities. Even notions of a high school prom and getting into college are still distant dreams. But George Mason University freshman Paige Epler, the youngest high school graduate in the nation, is not most 14-year-old girls. In fact, she doesn’t even like the Jonas Brothers. “I like Vivaldi,” said Epler, who has been featured on major news programs to tell her unique story — that of a child genius who attends George Mason University, has broken a world record for successfully completing 200 laps on the monkey bars in less than 40 minutes and created a program on sharks endorsed by the Smithsonian — all before she even has her learner’s permit. Epler, who was homeschooled, graduated high school and attended her first high school prom at just 12, is an ambitious tween, who bides her time taking classes at Mason, practicing her violin and participating in a local Pokemon league. But for Epler, it’s all in a day’s work. “I still have time to play with my friends. I can balance my social life with my academic one. The best part […]

  • Campus Under Construction: Development projects to continue into fall semester

    News1 May 3, 2010 at 12:54 pm Comments are Disabled

    By Ethan Vaughan, Asst. News Editor George Mason University spent $240 million on construction projects during the 2009-2010 school year, and it will continue to build into the foreseeable future, with a score of ongoing efforts reaching completion this summer. Of the 22 items currently underway, 12 of them major construction projects, eight will make their debut between the fall and spring semesters. Opening their doors this summer will be the Biomedical Research Laboratory at Prince William, the Hylton Performing Arts Center at Prince William and the Aquia building at Fairfax in May; the Hampton Roads housing facility at Fairfax, the de Laski Performing Arts Building addition at Fairfax and the Mason Inn at Fairfax in July; and the Pilot House at Fairfax and the Center for Student Success in the SUB I addition at Fairfax in August. Thomas Calhoun, vice president of Facilities, expressed particular excitement about Hampton Roads and the Pilot House, which he said would “be a great addition to campus life.” “These projects markedly improve the university as a whole and make it an exciting place to be,” Calhoun said. In addition to those projects concluding in the summer, a number will either continue into the […]

  • Come fly with me: New Aviation Club lets prospective pilots take the controls during ‘Flight Day’ at Warrenton Airport

    Lifestyle May 3, 2010 at 12:48 pm Comments are Disabled

    By Emily Sharrer, Editor-in-Chief It’s been nearly three years since Rick Davis, associate provost for undergraduate education first hatched the idea of a flying club at George Mason University, close to a year since student James Buttery began rallying support and gathering paperwork to make it a reality, and a little over a month since the Mason Aviation Club has been instated at Mason. Already the group has gathered close to 200 Facebook fans and 50 official members, 29 of whom gathered on Saturday for the club’s first-ever Flight Day at Warrenton-Faquier Airport. “This is really a test semester for us, we’re just kind of seeing what works and what doesn’t,” said Conor Dancy, a freshman environmental science major and vice president of the Aviation Club. Last Saturday, the Aviation Club got together at Warrenton Airport to fly airplanes, eat BBQ, and have a meet and greet with local pilots, including famed Flying Circus Aerodrome airshow pilot Charlie Kulp, also known as “the Flying Farmer.” “In the aviation world Charlie Kulp, especially around here, is a pretty big celebrity, so even just the fact that he would come out to something like that, in the eyes of the aviation community, […]

  • Student hit by car moved to rehabilitation center: Michelle Dawson undergoing speech and brain therapy

    News1 May 3, 2010 at 12:47 pm Comments are Disabled

    By Emily Sharrer, Editor-in-Chief The road to recovery for Michelle Dawson, the student who was hit by a car while in a crosswalk on Patriot Circle on March 29, is going to be a long one say family of the junior marketing major. Dawson, who was recently moved from INOVA Fairfax to a local rehabilitation center, is currently undergoing speech, brain and occupational therapy according to Danielle Dawson, Michelle’s older sister and a senior art and visual technology major. “She’s gonna be in a wheelchair for a long time, there’s just no definite answer right now,” said Danielle Dawson, who has been at Michelle’s side almost everyday since the accident. “She’s a fighter and she’s doing everything the doctors are telling her to do with the various rehab that she’s going through,” said Michelle’s dad, Dave Dawson. “It’s like a waiting game and everyday we get a new little piece of the puzzle. [Michelle and Danielle] were like inseparable. [Danielle’s] basically taken off her semester to help rehabilitate Michelle, which is sweet of her and we all appreciate that. Thank god Danielle’s there with her everyday and night,” he said. The driver of the car that hit Michelle Dawson, Jeffrey […]