Student Media Introduces New Magazine

Posted: October 9, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Daniel Walsch

A new student-produced magazine that celebrates Mason’s diversity has just been published, thanks to the work of members of George Mason’s Student Media Group, part of University Life.

Titled VoxPop, the publication highlights the diversity at Mason by focusing on a range of students and faculty.

“We are very proud of this product and of the students who helped make it possible,” says Sandy Hubler, vice president of University Life. “They put a great deal of their heart and talent into this publication. We look to forward to more and more of their outstanding work.”

Tonka Dobreva, a 2006 graduate from Mason’s Government and International Politics Program, is editor of VoxPop.

“The purpose of our magazine is to highlight some of Mason’s students, faculty and staff who work hard to bring diversity to our campus,” she explains. “Our goal is to inspire an ongoing dialogue about the true value of our differences so we can understand and appreciate them better.”

The name of the magazine, she says, is an abbreviation of vox populi, a Latin phrase that means “voice of the people.”

Joining Dobreva on the editorial board are: Christopher Anzalone, BA History, ’06, BA Religious Studies ’06; Jason Hartsel, sophomore in art and visual technology; Mark Strandquist, junior in English; Anjoo Pokharel, student in the graduate professional writing and editing certificate program; Leah Donnelly, senior in philosophy; Nadia Siddiqui, senior in government and international politics and Islamic studies; and Laura Messer, senior in communication.

Kathryn Mangus of the Communication Department and Michele Braithwaite, director of the Student Media Group, serve as advisors.

VoxPop will be produced annually. For more information, e-mail

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