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Top 10: Reasons to work at Fourth Estate

Join the team.   1) Get experience in writing, photographing, designing and editing. 2) Interview cool people. 3) Interview boring people. 4) Cover protests, concerts and games. 5) Meet people with similar interests. 6) Cut heds, bury ledes and kill…

Top 10: Grossing rom-coms of all time

Just in time for Valentine’s Day   The following numbers reflect lifetime gross. Information courtesy of  Box Office Mojo. Used with permission.   1) “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” | $241,438,208 2) “What Women Want” | $182,811,707 3) “Hitch” |…

A Valentine’s Day mixtape

No more mushy love songs. Here are five tracks that won’t make your crush blush.   BY MACKENZIE REAGAN, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF   While cheesy love songs have their place—high school dances, first dances at weddings, weeknight karaoke—for the most part, they’re…

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Breaking up is easy to do

Tips on how to end a relationship   BY MACKENZIE REAGAN, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF   Well, this is awkward. Everyone’s excited for Valentine’s Day, but you no longer feel the way you did when you first started dating your significant other. Maybe…

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Troye Sivan plays at EagleBank Arena

     sivan01 ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 9 Troye Sivan performs at EagleBank Arena on Nov. 17. (Naomi Folta/Fourth Estate) BY MACKENZIE REAGAN, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Death, taxes, heartthrobs. These three things are the precious few constants in an…

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Avett Brothers get psyched

BY MACKENZIE REAGAN, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Casting directors for biopics have a difficult choice to make: do they cast Actor A, who looks just like the subject, or Actor B, who might never be mistaken for the subject but embodies their “essence?”…

BREAKING: Johnson Center evacuated due to bomb threat

by Fourth Estate staff The Johnson Center has been closed due to a bomb threat, which university police are currently investigating. They have asked people to vacate the building and remain away from the area. No further information has been…

Hello, all—   For this issue, I traveled to the National Gallery of Art for the reopening of its East Building. While there, I felt way out of my league, as I met several professional art critics who’ve been doing…

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ESSAY: Art, aliens and Sigur Rós

BY MACKENZIE REAGAN, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF (Photos courtesy of the National Gallery of Art)   I wouldn’t be the first to compare Pollock to Pavement, with their shared carefully orchestrated chaos, brushstrokes (lyrics) dripping with irony. Art and music go hand in…

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FLOTUS headlines Clinton rally

BY MACKENZIE REAGAN, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF   First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama spoke at Mason on Friday, Sept. 16 on behalf of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.   Supporters lined up as early as 8:30 a.m. for the afternoon event….