Category: Culture

The Story told In Lorton’s Darkroom

Documentary from GMU Visiting Filmmakers By Muhammad Arham, Contributor From the history of the Lorton Correctional Complex comes the story of “In Lorton’s Darkroom”, which changed the lives of the inmates living there. GMU Visiting Filmmakers Series conducted a short…

Best Mason Buildings to Study

With finals and deadlines approaching, finding a place to study on campus is a must By Ahmed Farid, Staff Writer April has arrived, which means everyone must start getting ready for final exams and assignments. Before you know it, you…

Faces of Mason

Interviews by Basma Humadi and Student Media Organization, United2Heal Malek Salhab, Founder What does your organization aim to do and why? Our organization aims to bridge the socioeconomic gap between underprivileged minorities and viable healthcare by bringing excess medical supplies…

Making a change step by step

Palestinian student Malek Salhab establishes organization that provides medical supplies to countries in need By Kathya Mendez, Staff Writer United2Heal is a non-profit organization and humanitarian aid charity that collects excess medical supplies from local hospitals and clinics and ship…

A look at Mason students who are also parents

Stigmas, guilt, and other challenges faced by these student parents everyday By Dinanda Pramesti, Lifestyle Editor and Hailey Bullis, Staff Writer Mason prides itself on being a diverse campus. However, there are some students who feel there are not enough…

Album Review: The Weeknd’s My Dear Melancholy

By Wafir Salih, Staff Writer When Abel Tesfaye — also known as The Weeknd — first came onto the music scene in 2011 it was with a series of mixtapes. These tapes were known for their moody atmosphere, drugged out…

Nic’s Flicks: “Isle of Dogs”

KEY 4 = Great; 3 = Good; 2 = Fair; 1 = Poor; 0 = Ooh, let’s not go there “Isle of Dogs” is a tale – no intended dog pun there – of acceptance. It also works in another…

Mason Presents First-Ever Upcycling Fashion Exhibit

Fashion Exhibit reuses discarded materials to make clothes By Stephanie Gomez, Contributor The Office of Sustainability and the Mix@Fenwick present the Mason community their first fashion exhibit, initiating a movement to raise awareness about upcycling — which is reusing discarded…

Women’s History Month Features:

To wrap up Women’s History Month, our writers at Fourth Estate compiled the stories of exceptional women from Virginia and D.C. area. Among the featured are: Lillian Lincoln Lambert, the first African American woman to graduate from Harvard Business School,…

Mason alumna builds a passion project out of portraits

Check out how Mason almuna, Chanel Grice, integrates her passion for foreign service with portraiture By Angelique Arintok, Staff Writer Chanel Grice graduated from Mason in May 2017 with a double major in global affairs and economics. Grice was a…