Category: Culture

The Outsider’s Guide to the Alexandria Film Festival

The Alexandria Film Festival celebrates local, independent filmmakers BY PETER NJOROGE, STAFF WRITER In an age where film seems to be less and less popular, the Alexandria Film Festival stands as a beacon of light for both independent filmmakers and…

#HappyPeriod—Meaningful Event Focuses on Local Women’s Health

Mason Students Become More Involved in Community Health BY KIM BARTENFELDER, STAFF WRITER The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) hosted their first #HappyPeriod event on Nov. 8 in The Hub, encouraging Mason students to think more about women’s menstrual…

Faces of Mason

INTERVIEWS BY IZZ LAMAGDELINE, HAILEY BULLIS, AND NAYOMI SANTOS Student: Jordan Lear WHAT COMPANY DID YOU FOUND? EXPLAIN IT A LITTLE BIT. I created a company called Adorkable. It’s literary and pop-culture themed jewelry, and I use 10 percent of the money…

“Du” It for the Culture

National Durag Week helps break down stigma around Black hair care BY MONICA ECHOLS, CULTURE EDITOR Durags are staples of Black hair care. Like bonnets and scarves, durags both protect hair and preserve hairstyles. Despite their practical use and their…

Thanksgiving at Mason

Students who can’t go home for Thanksgiving share their experiences BY SARA ANWAR, STAFF WRITER While Thanksgiving is a national family holiday in the U.S., not all students are able to travel back to see their family during the five-day…

What is the American Dream?

Senior Allen Hester seeks the definition of the American Dream and the perceptions that come with it BY NAYOMI SANTOS, STAFF WRITER While the idea of the American dream has been around for a long time, the perception of this…

A Partnership Between Brothers

Award-winning alumnus Rob Clyde speaks to Fourth Estate BY HAILEY BULLIS, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR If you know who the Tuition Monster is, you know the work of Mason alumnus Rob Clyde. It is a big green fluffy monster that follows…

Wgmu Hosts First Art and Music Festival

Local talent brought together for the first time BY HAILEY BULLIS, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR Music festivals are known as exhibitions for artists to come alive with their work, as well as a place where fans soak up everything they love…

Content Coma Makes Waves

Band talks latest album, recording process, and how to stay together after a decade BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY CHIEF With over 10 years of experience making music together, as well as five albums in total, the band Papadosio are well-known…

The Amazing Comic Shop marvels Mason community

Store offers comic books, manga and more for residents from Fairfax to D.C. BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY CHIEF If you ever want to spend hours catching up on the latest manga plots or comic book series, the Amazing Comic Shop,…