Alumna Creates Indie Film “The Long-Term Side Effect”

(Photo courtesy of Dannie Snyder)

(Photo courtesy of Dannie Snyder)

Here is one of my first features for Broadside as the Lifestyle Editor! The entire issue can be viewed here.

 
Forget “(500) Days of Summer” and “Little Miss Sunshine.” Mason may be more interested in independent film “The Long-Term Side Effect,” which was produced and directed by a Mason alumna and is featuring a number of Mason students and faculty, as well as actors in the D.C. area.

What Makes Love Turn Sour

Read Broadside’s online post of this Op-Ed here!

When I first came to George Mason University as a freshman, I was as single as you could get.

I went to parties with my girls, had nights in and then the inevitable first date popped up.

I never really dated back home. It was more like this guy takes me to a dinner and movie, holds my hand and then, if we both liked each other enough, we became boyfriend-girlfriend.

College is different, though. Single gals can go out with three different guys in two weeks and keep going out with them. That is, until they find the deal breaker.

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Jolly J and Mason Students are Shaking Up Student Media with “Late Night Patriot”

Never before has there been a completely student-run, late-night news broadcast at Mason.

That is, until Late Night Patriot hit the scene.

Jake McLernon, also known as Jolly J for his brand Jolly J. Photography, is the creator of the brand-new show.

McLernon got his inspirations from Steve Buttry, a former reporter and editor who is now the director of Community Engagement & Social Media for Journal Register Co, when he presented to the online journalism course McLernon was taking.

“Buttry telling us that if you have an idea, you’ve got to work with it, just motivated me to start something new,” said McLernon, a senior majoring in communication from Herndon, Va.

And McLernon hopes that Late Night Patriot will stand out from all the other student media.

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Fashion Week At GMU

Bright neon, natural earth tones, exotic patterns and flowing fabrics graced the  DC Fashion Week runways — and now they’re walking the sidewalks of George Mason University.

Adorned in bright-blue skinny jeans from American Eagle and a neon-pink blazer from H&M, Allie Hunter, a 21-year-old junior and communication major from Baltimore, simulated Olga DeNogga’s structured designs and Favala’s stunning hues.

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Kony 2012: Mason Making One Man Famous; Actually, Infamous

#MakeHimFamous

#KONY2012

#stopKony

These hashtags have been floating around social media sites like Facebook and Twitter since Tuesday, March 5, when Invisible Children, a charity whose goal is to end the war in Uganda, premiered this short film about a man named Joseph Kony, and how they want him to become a household name:

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Jason Wu Teaming Up With Target

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Target is notorious for teaming up with haute couture designers —  creating more affordable designs. The Missoni collection sold out in minutes — the latest designer is  Jason Wu, whose designs have been worn by Michelle Obama, Ivana Trump and January Jones.

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Mason’s Never Been a Saucier Place

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A new form of music is taking over weekend raves. Instead of bubblegum techno and trippy dance tunes reminiscent of the disco age, warehouses filled with sweaty and intoxicated college students are pumping out dub-step, a genre of house music that prides itself on “making people’s ears bleed.”

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“I Will Always Love You”

Read from the original blog: Mason Students React to Death of a Pop Star

“Oh, I wanna dance with somebody; I wanna feel the heat with somebody!” sings Whitney Houston on a flat-screen in the popular late-night dining establishment at Mason, Ike’s, as college students stare at the late pop-star while munching on six-inch pancakes and crinkle-cut fries.

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