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A Virtual Night at the Met

High fashion community of Twitter set to host online version of Met Gala BY: NAYOMI SANTOS STAFF WRITER Around every corner, news about COVID-19 is there waiting for you, so it’s natural that many people are looking for an escape…

World-class performances at home

The Center for the Arts launches Mason Arts at Home  BY: NAYOMI SANTOS, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR As the Mason community practices social distancing, the Center for the Arts (CFA) sits totally empty. Yet Mason’s hub for all things art and…

“Imagine” a Concert at the CFA

World-famous celebrities sing a world-famous song  BY: NAYOMI SANTOS, SECOND IN COMMAND OF FAUX ESTATE CORRESPONDENTS “Editor’s Note: This piece is a work of fiction written for Fourth Estate’s satire issue, Faux Estate.” It was an unforgettable night of celebration,…

Social Distancing While Going to Class

Students respond to Mason’s transition to online instruction BY: NAYOMI SANTOS, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR For the rest of this semester, the Mason campus will be devoid of any students rushing to class or meeting up at dining halls. Instead, students…

A Story of Grief and Love

Mason Players perform “Women of Lockerbie” BY: NAYOMI SANTOS, ASSITANT CULTURE EDITOR Set in the rolling hills of Lockerbie, Scotland, the play “The Women of Lockerbie,” written by Deborah Brevoort, depicts a story of grief and its everlasting impact. The…

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Students Show Out Against Fast Fashion

Roosevelt at Mason hosts a clothing exchange to help you style sustainably BY NAYOMI SANTOS: ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR The fast fashion industry is a global force that does more harm than good. The multi-billion dollar industry is very resource-intensive. In…

Faces of Mason

INTERVIEWS BY AHMED FARID AND NAYOMI SANTOS STUDENT: Tom Sit What made you come to Mason? Mason’s close to D.C. Since I’m majoring in IT, I found out that there are a lot of IT jobs in NOVA and Washington,…

More Money, Less Problems

Reading your “required text” on a budget  BY: NAYOMI SANTOS, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR Classes are well underway and those pesky required readings are creeping up each week. If you’re like me, you dread the amount of “required” textbooks that are…

Four Seasons of Italy and Buenos Aires

Violinist Simone Porter and Fairfax Symphony Orchestra perform first show of the year NAYOMI SANTOS, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR On Saturday, Feb. 8, the Center for Performing Arts (CFA) hosted the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra’s (FSO) first performance of the new year….

Are You a Problem?

World debut of “What Problem?” performance closes out Artist-In-Residence at the CFA  BY NAYOMI SANTOS, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR In its second installation, the Center for the Arts’s (CFA) Artist-in-Residence program continues to foster the collaboration between world-renowned artists and Mason…