Author Archives: Dominic Pino

About Dominic Pino

Dominic Pino is the opinion editor for Fourth Estate. You can follow him on Twitter @DominicJPino.

There’s nothing wrong with not voting

BY JAMES TALOCKA CONTRIBUTOR Voter registration propaganda is everywhere — it seems like every company, sport and musician is telling you to vote. Despite desperate pleas to register, politically disinterested citizens should not feel guilty for disregarding the message. One…

Lean into online learning: stop the live lectures

BY DOMINIC PINO, OPINION EDITOR The real world diverges from our ideal world, and we are often stuck choosing between second-bests. Well, if we lived in a world of second-bests before the coronavirus pandemic, then now we must be down…

This is What Winning Looks Like

BY: DOMINIC PINO OPINION EDITOR In 2001, the Commonwealth (that’s your stay-at-home, it’s-5-o’clock-somewhere drinking game word for this article) of Virginia had a Republican governor, a Republican lieutenant governor, a Republican attorney general, a Republican-controlled Senate, a Republican-controlled House of…

Pass/Fail Grades Are a Good Idea for This Semester

BY: DOMINIC PINO, OPINION EDITOR Perseverance is a virtue, but so is wisdom, and sometimes it is not wise to persevere. While we should press on and complete our semester, we should not keep the same grading system we had…

Letter to the Editor: Perspectives on Well-Being

BY: PHILIP WILKERSON During the past few years, my interest in the study of well-being and holistic wellness has blossomed. I have subscribed to journals and podcasts, and I have spent numerous hours diving into the aspects of life that…

SPECIAL SECTION: MASON CORE

BY: DOMINIC PINO, OPINION EDITOR Since every student is affected by the Mason Core, it is only fitting that students have a lot to say about it. By the time students enroll in college, they have been attending school for…