Category: Culture

Coronavirus Survival Guide

Hand sanitizer is not the only thing you’ll need to get through the pandemic BY: AHMED FARID, STAFF WRITER In just a few short weeks, all of us have had our lives completely turned around. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean…

World-class performances at home

The Center for the Arts launches Mason Arts at Home  BY: NAYOMI SANTOS, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR As the Mason community practices social distancing, the Center for the Arts (CFA) sits totally empty. Yet Mason’s hub for all things art and…

Movie Review: Titanic

The importance of learning to share BY: AHMED FARID, FAUX ESTATE CORRESPONDENT  Editor’s Note: This piece is a work of fiction written for Fourth Estate’s satire issue, Faux Estate. As is usual for Fourth Estate on the Slate, we explore…

Coronavirus Survival Guide

Tips to thrive while inside! BY: TRAVIS MCMILLAN, FAUX ESTATE CORRESPONDENT  Editor’s Note: This piece is a work of fiction written for Fourth Estate’s satire issue, Faux Estate. Many of you are probably nearing insanity after this first week or…

Hidden Hangouts: Home Edition

The best kept secrets for food, music and entertainment  BY: MAGGIE ROTH, FAUX ESTATE CORRESPONDENT Editor’s Note: This piece is a work of fiction written for Fourth Estate’s satire issue, Faux Estate. With campus closed and social distancing measures in…

“Imagine” a Concert at the CFA

World-famous celebrities sing a world-famous song  BY: NAYOMI SANTOS, SECOND IN COMMAND OF FAUX ESTATE CORRESPONDENTS “Editor’s Note: This piece is a work of fiction written for Fourth Estate’s satire issue, Faux Estate.” It was an unforgettable night of celebration,…

Mason social work students start Facebook supply exchange

Graduating seniors create platform for distribution and communication during pandemic BY: PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR As U.S. cases for COVID-19 continue to climb exponentially, panic seems like a reasonable response. Citizens from all across the country have been told to…

Coronavirus Survival Guide

Stocking up: grocery store do’s and don’ts  BY: DANA NICKEL CO EDITOR-IN-CHIEF So, halfway through your first, third or final semester of college, things have been unfortunately cut short by a literal global pandemic. Whether you’ve been permitted to stay…

Faces of Mason

INTERVIEW BY IMANI HOLLOMAN Organization: Mason Cable Network’s The Spill How did you become involved with The Spill? Reagan Ortiz: I joined The Spill my sophomore year. I saw they were having an interest meeting and it was something I…

Social Distancing While Going to Class

Students respond to Mason’s transition to online instruction BY: NAYOMI SANTOS, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR For the rest of this semester, the Mason campus will be devoid of any students rushing to class or meeting up at dining halls. Instead, students…