Category: Culture

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,…

For Mark Rozell, the Schar School “Feels Like Home”

How the Dean of the Schar School Followed His Calling BY RUTH MEKONNEN, STAFF WRITER When Mark Rozell entered his office at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. in 2004, he did not expect a phone call from the associate dean…

Dear Ivy

Dear Ivy

Ivy gives advice to a struggling freshman BY BROOKE LEWITAS, STAFF WRITER AND HUONG CAO, COPY EDITOR Dear Ivy, I’m at a point in the semester where everything is stressing me out. My finances are not in check and I…

Mason Reacts to the Midterm Elections

Turnout soars as elections remain contested BY ALEXANDER SHEDD, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF The 2018 midterm elections have finally come to a close. The Democrats took the House of Representatives, flipping multiple incumbent Republican seats in the process, while the Republicans maintained control of…

Two Communities, One Student

A Jewish-American speaks about her experiences with Zionism and anti-Semitism BY MANSUR SHAHEEN, STAFF WRITER The topic of anti-Semitism has been brought back to the forefront of the American political sphere this past month. Between the vandalism of a Jewish…

Non Cisgender Rights Gone?

Trump administration might change definition of gender; Mason community responds BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY CHIEF For people who are transgender or gender nonconforming, gender is a complex construct. However, the Trump administration is considering narrowing the definition of gender considerably according…