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1. Ravi the Raviator urges audiences to take to the skies

Ravi encourages young adults to let their dreams take flight in his "You Can Do It" tour (photo courtesy of Ravi the Raviator).

For those who have ever considered getting in the pilot's seat of an airplane, the Hylton Performing Arts Center is hosting Ravi the Raviator while on his “You Can Do It” tour.

On March 19, Ravi will be visiting the Prince William Mason campus to motivate potential pilots, especially those from ages 15 to 25 and women and minorities. Ravi said he wanted to help attract another generation of people so that they may embrace their sometimes unrealized dreams of taking to the skies.

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2. An alternative view on "12 Years a Slave"

"12 Years a Slave" concludes its visit to the the JC Cinema on March 8 (photo by Amy Rose).

For years, directors have been releasing biographic films about the pre-Civil War era and the abolitionist movement such as “12 Years a Slave.”

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3. WAVES sends students off with tips to keep safe over spring break

WAVES encourages all students to keep safe during spring break(photo by Amy Rose).

While Spring Break can be fun and relaxing, it can prove to be dangerous to some college students. WAVES held safety awareness events during the week of March 2 to help prepare students for Spring Break.

One of the events was called “Sex on the Beach.” Named after the fruity cocktail, Sex on the Beach was an informative event that discussed the dangers of mixing alcohol with sexual activity. According to statistics, 50 to 72 percent of sexual assault perpetrators were under the influence of alcohol in sexual assault cases amongst college students.

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4. [PREVIEW] Baseball tangles with Fairfield in weekend duel

Shortstop Brandon Gum fields a ball vs. Hartford (Maurice C. Jones).

On Saturday, Mason baseball hosts Fairfield University in a doubleheader before squaring off with the Stags again on Sunday in the series finale.

Mason (8-3) is off to its best start since the 2009 season when they started 14-3 en route to the school’s only at-large bid.

Fairfield (1-4) continues its Commonwealth tour in Fairfax, as they faced the University of Richmond earlier this week, losing 2-13 and 0-8, but also capturing the first win of the season behind a dominant performance on the mound by EJ Ashworth.

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5. Star service sets Tex-Mex restaurant apart

Coyote Grille's exceptional service impresses guests (photo courtesy of Kyra Wiseman).

Sometimes, you just need a burrito.

Located in the Main Street Marketplace, near the TJ Maxx right off the Green 2 CUE bus line (about a 20-30 minute walk from campus), the Coyote Grille in Fairfax offers a variety of Tex-Mex cuisine in a fun, casual dining environment. Our experience wasn’t the best because we went when it was busy, but this does not mean we had a bad time.

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6. Hedda Gabler uncovers skeleton of human nature

Hedda Gabler, no trigger warnings required (photo by Amy Rose).

At George Mason University, an institution founded on the principles of its namesake that all men are created equal, the Mason Players explored the shackles of the eighteenth century genteel society in Henrik Ibsen’s “Hedda Gabler.”

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7. Housing demand expected to increase by 50 percent over ten years

8. Paul Hewitt backs current NCAA system for student-athletes

Hewitt has a quick chat with a trio of his players during a game vs. George Washington (photo by Maurice C. Jones).

Imagine receiving the brunt end of a fiery debate that rocks the foundation of American higher education to its core and you are just months removed from high school and had no prior hand in the debate.

Add in the fact that rules were implemented for your current organization by an outside organization that is preventing you from turning professional, forcing you to join said current organization, and you have thousands of men who are labeled as coddled and not deserving of fame.

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9. Arts Building cleared of early morning bomb threat

Police were seen removing caution tape after threat was cleared (photo by Alexa Rogers).

Mason’s Art and Design Building on the Fairfax campus has been reopened this morning after police investigated a written bomb threat that was discovered last night. The building was closed this morning and all classes beginning at 7:30 a.m. in the Art and Design Building were cancelled. Students were encouraged to take necessary precautions and stay away from the building.

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10. Student Government election candidates posted

The 34th Student Senate in session (photo by Vernon Miles)

Student Government has posted the candidates for the 2014 spring election. There are four candidates for President with four Vice President running mates. There are currently thirty five candidates running for Student Senate with thirty spaces available. Campaigning begins March 17, the Monday following Spring Break. Voting will take place between March 31 and April 4.

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