Author Archives: Sydney Johnson

SOJOURNER TRUTH: POLITICS AND PROTEST

A panel examining the power of politics and protest in the pursuit of justice BY SYDNEY JOHNSON STAFF WRITER The annual Sojourner Truth Lecture was held on Thursday, Feb. 25, marking the 21st year in the event’s history. The Women…

HYLTON AT HOME STORY CORNER

“The Trouble with Ben” by Barry Louis Polisar, featuring Sound Impact BY SYDNEY JOHNSON STAFF WRITER In an effort to raise awareness for different forms of performance art, the Hylton Performing Arts Center and the Prince William Public Library System…

MASON ARTS AT HOME: SANKOFA DANZAFRO DANCE COMPANY

Exploring social disparity through Afro-Colombian dance BY SYDNEY JOHNSON STAFF WRITER Sankofa Danzafro’s “The City of Others” explores the ideas of racism and social disparity in Colombia through contemporary, hip-hop and capoeira dancing. On Friday, Feb. 5, The Center for…

What to Watch Weekly

BY: SYDNEY JOHNSON STAFF WRITER “Ozark” Jason Bateman’s next-level acting skills are on display in this drama-filled series that has brought viewers to the edge of their seats for three seasons. This show could be Breaking Bad 2.0 and is…

Road Rage is Good for You

BY: SYDNEY JOHNSON, FAUX ESTATE CORRESPONDENT Editor’s note: This piece is a work of fiction written for Fourth Estate’s satire issue, Faux Estate. Driving in Fairfax is such a joy. Having to wake up early to arrive at school an…

Dear College Seniors

BY: SYDNEY JOHNSON, STAFF WRITER Coronavirus has completely shocked the entire world. It feels as though the way we operate as a society is being put on pause. Unfortunately, one aspect of this disruption is that it has altered graduation…

Cursive Writing is Not the Bad Guy

BY: SYDNEY JOHNSON, STAFF WRITER In my second grade class, we had to learn cursive. My teacher made us write every single letter of the alphabet in cursive on a sheet of graph paper every day and corrected us on…

Why Am I in This Class Anyways?

BY: SYDNEY JOHNSON, STAFF WRITER The feeling of passing a class is so underrated at times. Not having to worry about that one bothersome class that you pushed off to the side during your college career is such a sweet…

Your First “F” Isn’t A Fail

BY SYDNEY JOHNSON, STAFF WRITER Ah, yes. That gut-wrenching feeling you get when you look around at everyone getting their tests handed back to them in class and hear different waves of sighs, groans and slamming of papers on desks…