Category: Culture

Movie Review: Titanic

The importance of learning to share BY: AHMED FARID, FAUX ESTATE CORRESPONDENT  Editor’s Note: This piece is a work of fiction written for Fourth Estate’s satire issue, Faux Estate. As is usual for Fourth Estate on the Slate, we explore…

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…

Hidden Hangouts: Home Edition

The best kept secrets for food, music and entertainment  BY: MAGGIE ROTH, FAUX ESTATE CORRESPONDENT Editor’s Note: This piece is a work of fiction written for Fourth Estate’s satire issue, Faux Estate. With campus closed and social distancing measures in…

“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,…

Mason social work students start Facebook supply exchange

Graduating seniors create platform for distribution and communication during pandemic BY: PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR As U.S. cases for the COVID-19 continue to climb exponentially, panic seems like a reasonable response. Citizens from all across the country have been told…

Coronavirus Survival Guide

Stocking up: grocery store do’s and don’ts  BY: DANA NICKEL CO EDITOR-IN-CHIEF So, halfway through your first, third or final semester of college, things have been unfortunately cut short by a literal global pandemic. Whether you’ve been permitted to stay…

Faces of Mason

INTERVIEW BY IMANI HOLLOMAN Organization: Mason Cable Network’s The Spill How did you become involved with The Spill? Reagan Ortiz: I joined The Spill my sophomore year. I saw they were having an interest meeting and it was something I…

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…

The Bookshelf

 Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo BY: PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR In 2019, the judges for the Booker Prize, one of the most prestigious English literary awards, decided for the first time ever to select two authors and two books…

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…