Clarifying the public image of the George Mason Review

As University students, we constantly look for opportunities to set us apart from others. Whether for a job application or for graduate schools, we want our resumes to shine without resorting to the use of actual glitter.

I have a suggestion for that glimmering bullet-point, no craft supplies needed: the publication of student scholarship.

When a work is accepted by a publication, it signifies that the author, researcher or artist can clearly articulate their ideas.

It signifies effective communication skills, dedication and intelligence. Who would not want that on their resume?

We might think of research-based writing when we first hear the word “scholarship,” but it actually offers much more diversity.

Creative writing and visual art are an essential part of scholarship too. Quite simply, scholarship involves the exploration of an interest or question which contributes to the discourse of a discipline.

Whereas scholarly publications usually reserve their precious pages for one particular type of work, Mason’s undergraduate publication, The George Mason Review, wants work from all disciplines, all classes and all students.

If you have not noticed, we like to do things a little differently at GMU.

We want to re-envision what scholarship means to the Mason community, so we need works from every corner of every college.

Some student work might blur the boundaries between the academic and the creative.

For example, a work of art might involve research.

Other work crosses disciplines, finding overlaps and intersections in various fields. There is no limit to the variances of student scholarship.

The George Mason Review wants to know what Mason has been exploring lately.

We want to publish your work and get you that glitter for your resume. Our deadline for Vol. 22 of The George Mason Review is March 15th. Check us out online and submit at

Evelyn Seay
Editor in Chief
The George Mason Review