Author Archives: Sidonia Cannon

“Folklore” is Taylor Swift’s best album

BY SIDONIA CANNON I want to spin around on my tiptoes in a flowy dress and send sparkles dancing across the room. I want to stand on the steepest gray cliff, salty air blowing through my hair, and scream out…

Sowing Seeds of Happiness

BY: SIDONIA CANNON STAFF WRITER Social distancing has created a vacuum. You can either choose to fill it with boredom, negativity and angst, or if you’re able, you can make something out of it. A flood of TikToks, “Tiger King”…

Patriots from Home: Why We Should Support Mail-in Voting

BY: SIDONIA CANNON STAFF WRITER “Every society, all government, and every kind of civil compact therefore, is or ought to be, calculated for the general good and safety of the community.” – George Mason  Take the words of our founding…

Construction Should Last Forever

BY: SIDONIA CANNON, FAUX ESTATE CORRESPONDENT Editor’s note: This piece is a work of fiction written for Fourth Estate’s satire issue, Faux Estate. Construction has become an integral part of the Mason campus and has introduced so many unexpected benefits….

How to Defeat the Coronavirus

BY: SIDONIA CANNON, STAFF WRITER Editor’s Note: The following is not a transcription of a real press conference. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued new guidelines to diminish the spread of the coronavirus.  CDC spokesman Benjamin…

A Memorable Start: Honors 110

BY: SIDONIA CANNON, STAFF WRITER I was walking into the classroom, the fluorescent lights stung my eyes as they replaced the warm sunlight. I was slightly panting, although it was from nerves, not from climbing the stairs two at a…

Lost Wallet Leads to Found Hope

BY SIDONIA CANNON, STAFF WRITER Frankly, with the spread of the coronavirus, the recent impeachment trials, the Doomsday Clock signaling only 100 seconds to midnight — and just general rudeness — it’s easy to think  negatively. Like the rest of…

“Little Women” Makes its Own Way in the World

By: SIDONIA CANNON STAFF WRITER “I intend to make my own way in this world,” Jo Marsh boldly proclaims in Greta Gerwig’s 2019 adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic 1868 novel “Little Women.” Like Jo, we need to make our…

There’s No Smiling at the DMV

BY SIDONIA CANNON, STAFF WRITER The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is where souls come to die. The waiting room is sopping with despair. Forgotten dreams and lost hopes hang in the air like the humidity on a muggy summer…