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onMason Round-Up – 4-23-12

April 23rd, 2012 · Comments Off on onMason Round-Up – 4-23-12

Let’s check out some of the most interesting posts from last week throughout onMason.

An interview with Mason Dining’s Dietitian Lois Durant” by Nicole Merrilees

This interview with Lois Durant provides insight to the life and hard work of a Mason employee who likely often goes unrecognized for her role in maintaining the high quality of life students at the university have. Ms. Durant also offers tips and suggestions for what students can do to support a healthy lifestyle, such as the importance of eating breakfast and how they can cut down on their sugar intake.

Rogers and Whitetop Opening Event!” by Leigh DeWitte

DeWitte describes the opening ceremony on last Wednesday April 11 for Rogers and Whitetop, George Mason’s two new residential dorms. The event featured food, a concert by the band Jukebox the Ghost, a cake cutting ceremony, a panel on the importance of sustainability and tours for both prospective students and students who will be moving into the dorms next year. DeWitte declares the event a huge success.

Remembering Mike Wallace” by Professor Steve Klein

This article has no text and instead features an embedded CBS News video commemorating longtime 60 Minutes correspondent and highly respected journalist Mike Wallace, who passed away earlier this month. The video is about forty minutes long and provides great insight into the life, career and accomplishments of one of the most prominent figures in journalism for the past century.

Enough is Enough: Arkansas Coach Bobby Petrino is Just the Latest Victim of Unjust Media Exposure” by Cody Norman

This opinion piece uses the case of Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino, who was dismissed after it was revealed he had mislead athletic director Jeff Long about his relationship with 25 year old mistress Jessica Dorrell, to explore the often contentious relationship between the media and public figures. Norman asserts that the media often goes too far when it comes to revealing the private lives of its subjects and that journalists’ demand to know the personal lives of public figures is irresponsible and undermines journalism as an institution.

A Visceral Thrill Ride” by Jeffery Giorgi

This is a review of the film Cabin in the Woods from writer and producer Joss Whedon. Giorgi gives the movie a glowing review, emphasizing the mixture of horror and comedy and the thrilling experience he had watching it with an enthusiastic crowd at the theater, calling the film possibly the most entertaining of the year so far.

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