Category: Culture

The Bookshelf

“Batman: Three Jokers” #1 by Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok BY MATTHEW HOANG STAFF WRITER   After four years of development, the comic “Batman: Three Jokers” finally makes its long-awaited debut. This narrative arc was first teased in 2016’s “Justice…

Dear Ivy

Ivy gives some advice about making friends at Mason, even during a pandemic BY SHYLOH-SYMONE BAILEY STAFF WRITER Dear Patriots, If you’re reading this letter in hopes of making friends during the new era of COVID-19, then it was written…

Movie Review: I’m Thinking of Ending Things

“I’m Thinking of Ending Things” leaves the viewer wondering what is real and what isn’t BY TRAVIS MCMILLAN STAFF WRITER The film “I’m Thinking of Ending Things,” written by Charlie Kaufman and based on the book by Ian Reid, was…

Faces of Mason

INTERVIEW BY SYDNEY JOHNSON STAFF WRITER Can you tell me a little bit about yourself and the organization? How has Her Campus made an impact on George Mason University and its students? My name is Nautia Smalls (she/her/hers) and I…

Letter from the Culture Desk

Welcome to a new and strange semester at Mason! These last several months have been a completely new experience for everyone and the next few months will be a continued time of adjustment and learning for every Mason student. Here…

The Bookshelf

“The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett BY MAGGIE ROTH STAFF WRITER    Bestselling author Brit Bennet’s second novel, “The Vanishing Half,” has proven itself to be a compelling and timely tale about the intricacies of race and identity, while exploring…

Dear Ivy: How to Juggle Hybrid Classes

BY KAYLYN MATIS STAFF WRITER  Dear Ivy, We are starting a really weird semester that none of us have experienced before. I have a few online classes and a few meeting in person. I have never done an online class…

CVPA Provides Updates on Fall Performances

Outdoor performances, off-campus events and digital content will replace traditional programming BY: PETER NJOROGE, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF On Wednesday, June 24, Dean of the College of the Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) Rick Davis and Programming Director Adrienne Bryant Godwin provided updates…

Faces of Mason

INTERVIEWS BY PETER NJOROGE, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF  On Friday, June 12, Fourth Estate spoke with student protestors on campus during a demonstration for George Floyd.  Tristan Zambrano What do you think is the most important thing for students to be doing right…

CVPA Suspends 2020 Season

 Mason’s performing arts venues will be empty during the fall semester BY: PETER NJOROGE, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF  On Wednesday, June 10, the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) issued two press releases stating that both the Center for the Arts and…