Category: Culture

Hidden Hangouts: GMU Swing Dance Club

Get into the swing of things with Mason’s Swing Dance Club BY LEIGH NORMAN, STAFF WRITER Descend to the ground floor of the Johnson Center (JC), beyond the warmth of the Starbucks and the savory smell of Red Hot &…

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Dear Ivy

A Freshman Asks Ivy For Advice On How to Make Friends At College BY KIM BARTENFELDER, STAFF WRITER Dear Ivy, People always say that college is supposed to be the best years of your life, but I’m four weeks into…

Passport To Diversity

One Love Cultural Festival Shows Off the Different Cultures Of Mason BY KATHYA MENDEZ, STAFF WRITER To describe what the One Love Cultural Festival was all about is to use Patriot Activities Council’s (PAC) catchphrase, “We create events, so you…

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College life on a budget

Saving can feel overwhelming, but with these tips, it doesn’t have to be HAILEY BULLIS, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR Saving money as a college student is easier said than done. Between the countless cups of coffee and the convenience of on-campus…

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Behind the Scenes at Fenwick

A Peek At Some Cool Offices In Fenwick Library BY NAYOMI SANTOS, STAFF WRITER The way someone decorates their space — whether it be a home or office — can say a lot about that person. Students aren’t the only…

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Finding Inner Peace with Mindful Meditation

Sessions At Mason Bring Peace And Relaxation BY D’ANDREA BRADY, STAFF WRITER School can be very stressful for a lot of students, no matter what year they are. Students have an endless amount of homework during the semester, and those who…

Dear Ivy

Dear Ivy

In Fourth Estate’s First Advice Column, A Student Asks Ivy For Advice About How To Balance Their Schedule Dear Ivy, I’m having problems with balancing my school work, my job and the club I’m a part of.  My problem is…

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Faces of Mason

Alumna- Liana Montecinos HOW DOES BEING LATINA AFFECT WHO YOU ARE? It affects every moment of my existence, particularly during the current political climate in the U.S.  I believe that our humanity should be our equalizer in the world. In…

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Construction and Campus Life

How Mason students feel about construction on campus BY CHRISTINE VIRAY, STAFF WRITER With Mason expanding in order to accommodate new students, there is a lot of construction taking place on campus. Construction teams worked throughout the summer to remodel multiple…

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L’Shanah Tovah (Happy New Year)!

Mason’s Jewish Community Celebrates Rosh Hashanah BY HAILEY BULLIS On Sept. 9 – 11, Mason’s Jewish population will be celebrating Rosh Hashanah. Rosh Hashanah, which translates to “head of the year,” is the Jewish new year. Rosh Hashanah  is also the…