Category: Culture

Another Look at Mason Students Who Are Also Parents

Mason strives to prioritize accessibility for all, but what about students with children BY BROOKE LEWITAS, STAFF WRITER Last April, Fourth Estate ran an article titled “A look at Mason students who are also parents,” which addressed the challenges of…

Prepping for the Polls Pre-Election Day

Mason student voters are engaging in political discourse before the midterm elections BY ANGELIQUE ARINTOK, STAFF WRITER While awaiting the midterm elections, students on campus are taking the lead in creating a political conversation. On the night of Thursday, Nov….

Filmmaker Kimberly Reed talks “Dark Money”

Mason hosts a film screening and Q&A with Kim Reed BY NAYOMI SANTOS, STAFF WRITER Mason’s Film and Media Studies department invited Kimberly Reed, the director of “Dark Money,” to an event that featured her film Tuesday, Oct. 30. As…

Pathways to Students’ Futures

Professionals share what it’s like to work in the communication field BY ANGELIQUE ARINTOK, STAFF WRITER On Tuesday, Oct. 23, the Department of Communication’s Insight Committee hosted the 8th Annual Communication Forum in Dewberry Hall. Kicking off with a power outage,…

Dressing for Halloween

Figuring out what to wear on the most creative day of the year BY AHMED FARID, STAFF WRITER That time of year when it is socially acceptable for adults to get creative and walk around dressed up as cartoon characters has…

All About the Bass

At Music in the Lobby, students have no treble playing Mozart, Brahms and more BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY EDITOR On Wednesday, Oct. 24, Mason held its second Music in the Lobby this semester in a partnership between the School of…

Dear Ivy

Dear Ivy

A stressed-out sophomore sends out an SOS BY LEIGH NORMAN, STAFF WRITER Dear Ivy, All anyone says when you ask for advice about college is to “get involved.” Well, I’m a sophomore and I still have yet to do so….

Faces of Mason

INTERVIEWS BY LEIGH NORMAN, HAILEY BULLIS Student: Cody Borden WHAT CLUBS ARE YOU APART OF AT MASON? I am really involved with Student Media. I have my own television show for Mason Cable Network, I help out behind the scenes with…

Hidden Hangouts: Cox Farms

Farm turned haunted forest is sure to scare the toughest of people BY ALEXANDRIA MCALPINE, ART DIRECTOR Want to be chased down by a clown with a chainsaw? If so, Cox Farms is the place for you. Fairfax’s very own…

As the Days Get Shorter

What is seasonal depression and how can you cope? BY LEIGH NORMAN, STAFF WRITER As winter comes, is your mood steadily getting worse? Do you spend more time sleeping? Do you overeat? Then you may be suffering from seasonal affective…