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About dominicpino

Dominic Pino is an opinion columnist for the Fourth Estate who writes about current events and GMU issues. He is pursuing a B.S. in economics with a minor in data analysis.

Read the Federalist Papers

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER One of the foremost challenges college students face is inexperience. We’re nervous about the sparse experience section on our resumes when we apply for jobs. We’re nervous about our inexperience with relationships. We’re nervous about…

Twitter Isn’t Evil: It’s Easy

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER Twitter gets flak from everyone. It’s biased, it spreads fake news, it encourages meanness, it ruins people’s lives, it allows bullying, it’s a monopoly, on and on and on. If you believed all the criticisms,…

Why College Is So Weird

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER Ever wonder why college is so weird? It’s not like work and it’s not like home. It’s a weird, four(ish)-year span of our lives when we complain about other people making our food for us,…

Darlington, Baby! The Southern 500

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is not what it used to be. NASCAR (see what they did there?) used to be a sport for Southerners, by Southerners. In 1965 when Tom…

On False Alarms and Rhetoric

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER The false alarm for an active shooter at Mason on Aug. 20 was a horrible mistake that rightfully scared students who were on campus at the time.  As a student myself, I call on the university…

Course Evaluation Changes Leaves Students Wanting More

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER On April 3, the Faculty Senate endorsed the 14 recommendations of the Effective Teaching Committee to change the course evaluation process. Two of the three motions passed unanimously, and one had one dissenting vote. As…

Course Evaluation Power Grab

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER At the end of the semester, professors give students final course grades, and students give professors final course evaluations. Some professors want to change that. On Wednesday, April 3, the George Mason University Faculty Senate…

John Delaney for President

BY DOMINIC PINO, BROOMSQUIRE I’m just going to say what everyone is already thinking: this country needs John Delaney to be president of the United States. If you haven’t heard anyone say that, I would ask if you’ve heard of the…