October 2, 2023

Roots and Rhythm

UMW junior Bethel Mahoney’s music drifts onto Ball Circle, calling classmates together for an impromptu jam.

“I love music’s effect on people,” said Mahoney, a psychology major and cellist who plays a medley of instruments.

The first in her family to pursue a four-year degree, she ties her roots – her mother was
born in Ethiopia – to her thirst for the future, which includes grad school.


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