Category: Culture

Faces of Mason

INTERVIEWS BY KAYLYN MATIS This week, Faces of Mason gives a few graduating seniors the opportunity to tell their story about finishing their college career in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lindsay Krueger I’m a 33-year-old senior with a…

Banjo House Lockdown

A digital evening with the first family of banjo BY: PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR As we stay quarantined in our homes, a plethora of artists spanning several genres and media have decided to carry on providing (usually free) versions of…

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

Hand sanitizer is not the only thing you’ll need to get through the pandemic BY: AHMED FARID, STAFF WRITER In just a few short weeks, all of us have had our lives completely turned around. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean…

World-class performances at home

The Center for the Arts launches Mason Arts at Home  BY: NAYOMI SANTOS, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR As the Mason community practices social distancing, the Center for the Arts (CFA) sits totally empty. Yet Mason’s hub for all things art and…

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…