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Student Media has produced many magazines over the years exploring a wide range of topics from diversity to global studies to health and well-being to career readiness to Mason athletics to the “best of Mason.” Each magazine is a unique student creation and represents a synthesis of writing, photography, graphic design, and journalistic reportage.

We are always open to creating new magazines that cover topics that are relevant to the lives of Mason students and welcome original ideas for new publications. Email us at with your idea for the next great magazine!

Copies of current and past issues of select magazines are available in the Student Media office. Email us at to request copies.

Read Magazines from Student Media:

Freshman Focus Magazine
Published from 2013-2019, Freshman Focus featured stories and experiences of first-year Mason students in their own words. A magazine “for freshmen, by freshmen,” Freshman Focus offered incoming and prospective students a look into the first year experience at Mason by showcasing personal stories of struggle and success, the “ins and outs” of college life, and handy guides to campus resources. Click here to read Freshman Focus online.

Outlier Magazine
Published in spring 2017, Outlier explored “matters of global human rights, domestic advocacy, and culture at the intersection of diversity within the LGBTQ community.” A cousin to a the 2011 publication, Out LoudOutlier was an original idea brought to Student Media that we helped make a reality through funding, technological support, and faculty guidance. Click here to read Outlier online.

Witness & Memory Magazine
Student Media partnered with Mason’s School of Art to produce Witness & Memory, a magazine published in 2016 that captured Mason students’ involvement and reaction to the Al-Mutanabbi Starts Here DC project. The magazine showcased original student artwork and responses to the AMSSH cultural festival that included gallery exhibits, a live street fair, poetry readings, lectures, and guest artists at Mason and throughout the Washington, D.C. region. Click here to read Witness & Memory online.

VoxPop Magazine
Originally created in 2005 by a group of students and faculty advisors, the first issue of VoxPop explored Mason’s designation as the most diverse campus in America. Subsequent issues have tackled a wide range of topics including health and well-being, career readiness, environmental sustainability, gender and sexuality, global studies, music, the historic 2008 presidential election, and “the best of Mason.” Student editors from VoxPop were invited to present their work at the annual ACP National College Media Conventions in Washington, D.C. and New York City and the magazine was the recipient of the 2007 University Life Innovations Award. Since its inception, 15 unique issues have been released under the VoxPop masthead.