Author Archives: Travis McMillan

Visiting Filmmakers Online

Erica Ginsberg offers advice through experiences promoting creative resilience in tough times BY: TRAVIS MCMILLAN STAFF WRITER The College of Visual and Performing Arts has not missed a beat when it comes to keeping their Visiting Filmmakers series going. This…

Movie Review: Tiger King

Netflix’s powerful answer to boredom during the global pandemic BY: TRAVIS MCMILLAN, STAFF WRITER Netflix, one of the few things keeping us sane during the pandemic, released the documentary series “Tiger King” on March 20. In a strange way, the…

More Money, Less Problems

Keeping Your Money in Quarantine BY: TRAVIS MCMILLAN, STAFF WRITER While we remain at home indefinitely, why not try to save some money for after these stay at home orders end? It’s much easier now that we can’t go out…

Coronavirus Survival Guide

Tips to thrive while inside! BY: TRAVIS MCMILLAN, FAUX ESTATE CORRESPONDENT  Editor’s Note: This piece is a work of fiction written for Fourth Estate’s satire issue, Faux Estate. Many of you are probably nearing insanity after this first week or…

Dear Ivy: Pandemic Panic

Ivy provides some essential tips on what to do during this pandemic. Hello Patriots! Like many of you, I’ve packed my bags and gone home for the semester to stay healthy and safe.Though there is no letter this week, I…

A Night of Voguing and Style

As a closer for Black History Month, BSA showcases amazing style in annual fashion show  BY: TRAVIS MCMILLAN, STAFF WRITER In the form of a fashion show, the Black Student Alliance (BSA) used its platform to not only showcase its…

Virginia Opera Presents: Cinderella

Gioachino Rossini’s “Cinderella” created the perfect atmosphere for Valentine’s weekend in Concert Hall BY: TRAVIS MCMILLAN, STAFF WRITER Subtitles, singers and symphonies, oh my! Gioachino Rossini’s “Cinderella,” a two-act opera directed by Kyle Lang, opened this weekend to an energetic…

SpecUdate: Online Dating’s Real Game

Two Mason students forge their own path in a flooded market  BY: TRAVIS MCMILLAN, STAFF WRITER As many students may have seen around campus — whether it be by flyers, business cards or a personal pitch from one of the…

The Great American Songbook

Mason Cabaret opens semester with a colorful performance of classic songs BY TRAVIS MCMILLAN, STAFF WRITER The Mason Cabaret debuted their first spring show of the semester on Friday, Jan. 31, in the Harris Theatre, performing American standards to an…