“Let us love Winter, for it is the Spring of genius.“  ― Pietro Aretino
March 21, 2016

What's Happening This Week?
DREAM Week 2016
March 19th-27th
Every year, Mason DREAMers hosts DREAM Week to honor and celebrate the power and resilience of the undocumented community. Hispanic Culture Review is co-sponsoring several events including a film screening, art exhibit, and discussion about the prison industrial complex.
Click here to learn more.

Film Screening: "Bajo La Misma Luna"
Tuesday, March 22nd @ 7:30PM
The Hub Rooms 1&2
Join the Hispanic Culture Review, Hispanic Student Association, and Mason DREAMers for a documentary screening about a mother who works illegally in the U.S. to provide for her son back in Mexico. FREE pizza will be provided.

WGMU Radio Interview with
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe

Friday, March 25th @ 9:30AM
WGMU Radio General Manager Jesse Robinson and political host John Hill will interview Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe on-air this Friday. Topics of discussion include the legislative session, budget, and higher education. Click here to listen live or on tune in on campus channel 2.6!
Pride Week 2016 Kick Off Party
Friday, March 25th @ 7:00PM
JC Bistro

Pride Week is March 25th-April 1st. Join LGBTQ Resources for a kick off party with food, prizes, games, and more! Click here to learn more.

MCN Sports
Video Live Stream Schedule:

Men's Volleyball vs. UC Irvine
   Tuesday, March 22th @ 7:00PM

• Men's Baseball vs. Rhode Island
   Friday, March 25th @ 3:00PM

• Men's Volleyball vs. UCWV
   Friday, March 25th @ 7:00PM

• Men's Baseball vs. Rhode Island
   Saturday, March 26th @ 2:00PM

• Men's Baseball vs. Rhode Island
   Sunday, March 27th @ 1:00PM


Bulletin Board
Volition, Mason's undergraduate literary and arts journal, is currently accepting original submissions of poetry, prose, photography, art, or short screenplays. Click here to learn more.

Submit your work now!
Witness & Memory is a brand new Student Media publication that showcases Mason students' perspectives on the Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here DC 2016 project.

Pick up your copy today!

Content Spotlight
WGMU Radio to Interview VA Governor McAuliffe
On Friday March 25th, WGMU Political Host John Hill and station General Manager Jesse Robinson will interview Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe at 9:30AM on WGMU Radio.
The Governor and two WGMU Radio hosts will discuss topics of legislative session, budget, and higher education. The Governor will bring a regional focus to the interview, discussing these issues and events as they pertain to the growing college community.
Have a question for Governor McAuliffe?
Feel free to Tweet @WGMU before and during the morning interview with your questions.

Listen to the interview LIVE at, via the RadioFlag mobile app, or on cable channel 2.6!

Left: McAuliffe introduces presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at a rally on Mason's Fairfax campus (02/29/16). Photo by: Amy Rose

In Case You Missed It
SPJ Visits WTOP Radio 103.5 Headquarters
Photos courtesy of: GMasonSPJ

On Friday, March 18th, Mason's chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists hosted a field trip to the headquarters of WTOP Radio 103.5 in downtown Washington, D.C. where they got to ask questions and learn directly from local media professionals. Past field trips have included visits to NPR headquarters and the Newseum.
Former WGMU Radio Camp Student in the Media
Excerpt and photo from the Loudoun Times-Mirror:

Blind teen wows crowds announcing Heritage High basketball games.

A blind 14-year-old Heritage High School freshman is breaking boundaries and crushing stigmas with his memorable, booming, energetic voice.

Brendan Friedrich, who's been blind since birth, started announcing basketball games at Heritage in January. Since then, his unique voice has garnered attention from the community, TV news outlets and even the Washington Capitals.

“I don’t let the disability hold me back,” Friedrich told the Times-Mirror. “I let it carry me forward.” Click here to read the full article.
Award-Winning Staff Members
Student Media would like to congratulate the following students on their recent achievements:

Communication Department "Excellence in Communication Award"
Amy Rose (Fourth Estate Photography Editor)
Andrew Hood (WGMU Radio DJ)
Raquel DeSouza (COMM 345)

WGMU Radio Awards

Broadcaster of the Year: Ryan Allen (WGMU Promotions Director)
Announcer of the Year:
Jackie Reed (WGMU DJ)
Beth Kauffman Award for Creativity:
Matt Dotson (WGMU Program Director)

This scholarship is named after the late Beth Kauffman, a Chemistry major who was a volunteer DJ at WGMU.
She died after a traffic accident. Beth’s parents founded and fund the award for a deserving WGMU student.

Congratulations to these outstanding students!

Did you win an award? Email and let us know about your accomplishments!

Student Recognition Nominations
Student Media's Student Recognition Program honors winners each month in the following categories:

Best Creative Content   • Leader in Action
Outstanding Employee    • Spirit Award

We are now accepting nominations for March 2016! If you know someone who deserves consideration in the categories above, click on the button below to submit your nomination(s).

REMINDER: March nominations are due by 4/1/16!
Nominate an Outstanding Student Today!

Event Staffing
Student Media has a number of events on the calendar for Spring 2016. Please take a moment to look over our event signup list and add your name for a shift or two. We know you are busy, but just an hour of your time could make a big impact on the students you meet at any given event.

Do your part to help represent our office at campus events and recruit Mason's best and brightest to work for your group.

Many thanks to those who have already signed up!
Click below to add your name:
Event Staffing Signup Sheet

Window of Opportunity
MCN General Manager Opportunity:
2016-2017 MCN General Manger: Mason Cable Network has begun the process of hiring a new General Manager for the 2016-2017 school year. The General Manger oversees all production and distribution of content for the network and  represents MCN at meetings with Student Media staff and advisers. The position is open to any Mason student with prior video experience and appropriate qualifications. Click here for more information about the position and an application.

Writing/Video Publishing Opportunity:
What's My Story? Chicken Soup for the Soul is looking for and will pay for your true stories and videos on any of these themes: tolerance, respect, and compassion; embracing differences; making good choices; rejecting stereotypes; being held back by a bias/stereotype someone had about you; being held back by a bias/stereotype you had about someone; learning to be more tolerant; overcoming prejudices; becoming a better person; overcoming being raised to be intolerant or prejudiced; turning negative thoughts into positive thoughts; putting things in perspective. If accepted, your written story will be included in Chicken Soup for the Soul: What’s Your Story? Any college student enrolled in the 2015–2016 school year can submit a story or a video at The deadline for written and video entries is March 31, 2016. For further information, and to submit stories or videos, go to

City Internships Opportunity:
City Internships Student Ambassadors: City Internships provides immersive career training programs for college students and recent graduates designed to expand your horizons and get you job-ready. We are looking for driven and strategic individuals to act as a strong and persuasive voice on their university campus. The most successful Student Ambassadors will be able to effectively build brand awareness and represent City Internships in a positive light. Student Ambassador duties will include generating public interest, utilizing media platforms, implementing marketing strategies, and more. For more information you can review our link and apply at:
Created by: Sasha Toophanie and Jason Hartsel