Category: culture

Fall Fashion Trends

Tips for staying warm while still looking stylish BY MONICA ECHOLS, CULTURE EDITOR The days are shorter and colder and pumpkin spice lattes are back, which can only mean one thing—it’s officially fall. One of the best aspects of fall…

Mason Students Part of Cult-Classic at University Theatres

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” invites all into true cult-film classic at University Mall Theatre BY PETER NJOROGE, STAFF WRITER “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” is truly unlike any other. Featuring equal parts movie, play, improv, performance arts, political criticism,…

Faces of Mason

INTERVIEWS BY HAILEY BULLIS, MONICA ECHOLS, AND NAYOMI SANTOS Student, Terrica Dang WHAT IS YOUR ULTIMATE DREAM? Career-wise, I just want to do something that makes me happy. I know that’s really cliche, but there are so many things that…

Mason Artists’ Creativity is Infinite

Mason Art Students and the Meaning Behind Their Work BY KATHYA MENDEZ, STAFF WRITER While you could immediately think of paint and pencils when thinking of art, art students at Mason actually work in a variety of mediums such as…

Dear Ivy

Dear Ivy

Ivy gives advice to a student who is feeling the stress of the end of the semester BY D’ANDREA BRADY, STAFF WRITER Dear Ivy, This point in the semester has me so stressed. Midterms just ended, and I thought I…

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…