Author Archives: Maggie Roth

The Bookshelf

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt BY: MAGGIE ROTH STAFF WRITER With national stay-at-home orders in place and more time on my hands than I know what to do with, I’m finally getting around to knocking some books off of my…

Hidden Hangouts: Home Edition

The best kept secrets for food, music and entertainment  BY: MAGGIE ROTH, FAUX ESTATE CORRESPONDENT Editor’s Note: This piece is a work of fiction written for Fourth Estate’s satire issue, Faux Estate. With campus closed and social distancing measures in…

Volition Creates Space for Expression

A night of poetry and performance with Mason’s literary publication BY: MAGGIE ROTH, STAFF WRITER The artists, poets and musicians of Mason got the opportunity to share their work in front of a crowd when Volition, Mason’s student literary magazine,…

Visual Voices Invites Curator Dorothy Moss

Shedding light on the inner workings of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery BY: MAGGIE ROTH, STAFF WRITER Mason students were given the opportunity this past week to peer behind the scenes of the iconic portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama…

Faces of Mason

INTERVIEWS BY CAYLA CADE AND MAGGIE ROTH STUDENT: Mia Brice As a dance major, what is your day like? I obviously dance all day. But with that, I am taking two technique classes a day. And then I take improv…

Hidden Hangouts: Busboys and Poets

 Get acquainted with Washington’s cultural hotspot for poetry and activism BY: MAGGIE ROTH, STAFF WRITER Busboys and Poets is all at once a bookshop, bar, coffee shop, restaurant and space for creative performance. Each aspect of the shop flows into…

Mason Artist Alley

Providing a space for Mason’s artistic entrepreneurs for the second year running BY MAGGIE ROTH, STAFF WRITER Students looking to get a jump on their holiday shopping and support local artists got an opportunity to do both on Saturday, Nov….

Azucar Salsa Club: Halloween Fiesta

A holiday celebration of dance and culture BY: MAGGIE ROTH STAFF WRITER Face to face with their partners, the members of Azucar, Mason’s salsa club, stood in a circle under flashing lights and moved to the sounds of the lively…

Northern Virginia’s Pagan Pride Festival

A celebration of community and spirituality on Mason’s campus BY MAGGIE ROTH, STAFF WRITER The Northern Virginia (NOVA) Pagan Pride Festival was held on Merten Hall’s lawn Saturday, Sept. 28, allowing one of the area’s lesser-known cultures to gather on…