Author Archives: Brooke Lewitas

Dear Ivy

Ivy helps a student who has a crush on their floormate BY BROOKE LEWITAS, STAFF WRITER Dear Ivy, There is a person on my floor I have had a crush on for most of the year. Let’s call them C….

A Spring Cleaning Guide for College Students

With spring having just sprung and just five weeks left in the semester, it can feel great to clean out your dorm room or other living space BY BROOKE LEWITAS, STAFF WRITER Clean under your bed This is a big…

Mason Rapper A.S.K. spreads Message of Positivity and Growth

Sophomore Ahmed Khalafalla’s music is captivating audiences and spreading good messages BY BROOKE LEWITAS, STAFF WRITER Ahmed Khalafalla, or A.S.K., is a business marketing major, a Richmond native and an up-and-coming rapper with dynamic sound and clever lyricism that will…

Long Distance Relationships at Mason

Students give their experiences with long distance relationships BY BROOKE LEWITAS, STAFF WRITER According to the Journal of Communication in 2013, 75 percent of college students have been in or are currently in a long distance relationship.  When we think…

Four Fun Things to Do in NOVA

Local activities for some winter fun this finals season BY BROOKE LEWITAS, STAFF WRITER With finals on your mind, it can be hard to focus on anything else. As the holidays are just around the corner, if you can pull…

Another Look at Mason Students Who Are Also Parents

Mason strives to prioritize accessibility for all, but what about students with children BY BROOKE LEWITAS, STAFF WRITER Last April, Fourth Estate ran an article titled “A look at Mason students who are also parents,” which addressed the challenges of…

Resources for Mason’s LGBTQ+ Community

Learn more about Mason’s Safe Zone and other resources available to students BY BROOKE LEWITAS, STAFF WRITER Actress and trans rights activist Laverne Cox once said, “I’ve never been interested in being invisible and erased.” However, incidents of invisibility, erasure…

Global Perspectives Come Together at Mason

International Fellows Deliver Powerful Presentations on Gender Issues BY BROOKE LEWITAS, STAFF WRITER Three international fellows drew a small but diverse crowd in the Johnson Center’s Gold Room on Tuesday, Sept. 18 for the Global Perspectives Conference. The conference was…