Category: culture

Mason students in the boardroom

How marketing wine provides real-world experience in client-relations for future advertisers By Lauryn Cantrell, Staff Writer During the first half of the Spring 2018 semester, Mason graphic design and marketing students in AVT 416: Advertising Design created original advertising campaigns…

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A Woman Who Hikes Her Mountain Dreams

Marinel M. de Jesus empowers others by sharing her journey By Diana Nadira, Staff Writer Marinel had everything: a wonderful family, a good education, a profession as lawyer, friends and much love from everyone. There was no reason to be…

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Making History with the Mural Festival

Mason Hosts Mural Festival in April By Ahmed Farid, Staff Writer Mason has impressive buildings and great scenery. However, Jeff Yu, vice president of the Mural Brigade, said that “our campus is very ‘businesslike’.” Mason’s campus can be described as…

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Making clothes out of condoms

Project Condom seeks to promote safe sex and the importance of condom usage with HIV/AIDS fashion shows By Hailey Bullis, Staff Writer In the United States alone, approximately 1.1 million people are affected by HIV, according to HIV.gov.   Mason’s…

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Faces of Mason

Compiled by Student Media Student: Nelson Alvarado If you could go back in time to the first day of college and tell yourself one thing, what would it be? I think I would tell myself to change my major. I’m…

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The 90th Annual Academy Awards

VIEW A RECAP OF THE 2018 ACADEMY AWARDS By Angelique Arintok, Staff Writer On Sunday, Mar. 4, the 90th Annual Academy Awards took center stage at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California. This year’s star-studded event filled the room…

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Faces of Mason: Women’s History Month Edition

As a part of Women’s History Month, Fourth Estate wanted to celebrate the wonderful leading ladies of Student Media. As of now, all Student Media organizations are run by women. We thought it was pretty historic – especially since representation…

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Technicolor explores the diversity in film industry

ROOSEVELT @ MASON CONUDCTED A PANEL EXPLORING DIVERSITY IN THE FILM INDUSTRY By Diana Nadira & Muhammad Arham, Staff Writers On Feb. 27, Roosevelt @ Mason organized a panel discussion called “Technicolor Was Never Meant to Be So White” about…

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Nic’s Flicks

  KEY 4 = Great; 3 = Good; 2 = Fair; 1 = Poor; 0 = Ooh, let’s not go there A Fantastic Woman: A nominee for Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Oscars, this Chilean film offers a…