A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.“  Carl Reiner
January 27, 2016

Photo courtesy of Mason Cable Network's Robert Horan
Photo courtesy of WGMU's Jesse Robinson
Photo courtesy of Fourth Estate's Savannah Norton
Photos courtesy of Leslie Steiger
What's Happening This Week?
Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here DC
Opening Receptions

January 28th @ 4:30
– 7:30PM
School of Art Gallery, Fenwick Library, and Mason Hall Atrium Gallery

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here DC 2016 is a book arts and cultural festival planned for January through March 2016 to commemorate the 2007 bombing of Baghdad’s historic bookselling street.
Learn more:

MCN Sports
Video Live Stream Schedule:

Women’s Basketball vs. St. Louis
   Thursday, January 28th @ 7:00PM

• Volleyball vs. IPFW
   Friday, January 29th @ 7:00PM

Women’s Basketball vs. UMass
   Saturday, January 30th @ 2:00PM

• Volleyball vs. Ball State
   Saturday, January 30th @ 7:00PM

WGMU Sports
Audio Live Stream Schedule:

Women’s Basketball vs. St. Louis
   Thursday, January 28th @ 7:00PM
   Click here to listen to FREE live audio!

Women’s Basketball vs. UMass
   Saturday, January 30th @ 2:00PM
   Click here to listen to FREE live audio!

Men's Basketball vs. George Washington
   Sunday, January 31st @ 12:00PM
   Click here to listen to FREE live audio!


Deadline extensions...

New add/drop deadline
: January 28th
M/F only add/drop deadline
: February 1st

Hot Off The Presses!
Check out the latest issue of Volition, Mason's undergraduate literary and arts journal.
Check out the latest issue of Phoebe, Mason's graduate art and literary journal.

In Case You Missed It
Winter Storm Jonas Coverage
Winter Storm Jonas descended on the Washington, DC region this past weekend, blanketing the nation's capital in nearly two feet of snow and forcing the cancellation of three full days of classes. Just before the storm, Fourth Estate and Mason Cable Network teamed up to bring the Mason community an important update about what to expect on campus. Savannah Norton anchors the segment, with @GMUweatherman Nick Stasiak providing forecast information. Fourth Estate also published an online article yesterday by Barbara Brophy that explores how Mason students passed time during the storm.  #PatriotsVSJonas
Knots, noms and Netflix:
How Mason students are spending their snow days

"In the wake of Winter Storm Jonas, which this weekend left much of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area buried in over two feet of snow, Mason students are finding themselves with lots of free time. Fourth Estate checked in with several members of the student body to get a feel for what folks have been doing—and not doing—with their freedom." Click here to read the full article.

Watch Fourth Estate and MCN's convergence coverage of Winter Storm Jonas.

Faculty Spotlight
David Carroll
General Manager Robert Horan and the staff of Mason Cable Network would like to recognize Associate Director and MCN Adviser David Carroll for his dedication and hard work under difficult conditions this past weekend. David worked on a snow day alongside MCN students to supervise their broadcast of Friday’s Men’s Basketball game vs. Duquesne, driving the golf cart in the snow and providing game footage during the storm. The live broadcast went off smoothly despite the snow and you can watch video highlights below.

Thank you, David!
Photos courtesy of Assoc. Dir. David Carroll
Check out MCN Sports highlights from Men's Basketball vs. Duquesne on 1/22/16.

Bulletin Board

Arrivals & Departures
Please welcome the newest member of the Communication Team, Christopher Campos-Perez!
Christopher will start work tomorrow, January 28th.

Staff Reminders
A note from the Fiscal and Operations Asst. Director, Leslie Steiger:

We WILL be having a Student Leader Meeting this Friday, January 29th @ 10:30AM.
See you there! (This meeting is for group leaders only)

Window of Opportunity
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

Summer Internship Opportunity:

Summer Institute on Political Journalism: The priority deadline for the Summer Institute on Political Journalism in Washington, DC is coming up on February 10. The final application deadline is March 16. Students can earn between 3 and 9 credits and are guaranteed an internship in the fields of journalism, communication and PR. Almost 1 million dollars in scholarship funding is awarded annually and awards are made on the basis of financial need and merit. We are also pleased to announce our inaugural Outstanding Student Leader Scholarship awards that will provide full scholarships to 4 students to attend the program this summer. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is February 10. More information on the selection criteria and the application process may be found here:
More information on the program can be found online at

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:
On behalf of everyone here at Student Media,
we would like to extend our wishes for the happiest of birthdays to...

Khanh Vo, Volition, January 29th
Usman Tahir, The George Mason Review, January 30th

Created by: Jason Hartsel