Category: culture


Photo Galley: Geek Week

Geek Week events are taking place through Friday, Oct. 10. Photos from: Superhero Happy Hour included refreshments and tables of materials to decorate masks and make capes. Technical Challenge will be a week long program in which teams of four students work…

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Theatre Review: Wuthering Heights

Cynthia Jessup, staff writer It is a tale of horror and lost love. Last weekend, the Aquila Theater brought Emily Bronte’s work, “Wuthering Heights,” to Mason’s Center for the Arts. This adaption focused on the relationship between Heathcliff and Cathy….

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Patriot Center Preview for this Semester

Oct. 10 at 8p.m. Marc Anthony Cambio de Piel U.S. Tour Multicultural music star Marc Anthony has kicked off his 15-city tour, making a stop at the Patriot Center.  The “Cambio de Piel” tour follows his widely successful “Vivir Mi…

Tokyo Babylon cosplay characters Subaru Sumeragi, Seishirou Sakurazuka, and Hokuto Sumeragi posing at the Sakura Matsuri in New York.

The Art of Cosplay: How to be Geek Week Chic

Written by Elena Galindo Mason’s Geek Week hosted an informational cosplay panel where cosplay construction basics and convention etiquette were discussed. It featured professional cosplayer Margie Cox. Two cosplay events were also held where Mason cosplayers exhibited their handiwork. Cosplay,…

Turn off the Violence with WAVES

For the last 17 years, Turn off the Violence has served as a week to educate the Mason community on violence against women and sexual violence. It runs from Oct. 6-10. This week’s events will include: The Clothesline Project- Monday,…

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Geek Week: This weekend’s events

Saturday, Oct. 4 Dress (and Act) the Part 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. A panel discussing all things cosplay, featuring professional cosplayer Margie Cox located in the HUB room 1. Artist Alley 1-7 p.m. Browse local and student art in the HUB…

Madison Landis and Matt Succi in Almost Maine

Mason Fringe: Theater Review

Two very different plays with one common thread: love. From Wednesday through Sunday, the plays “The Blue Room” and “Almost, Maine” will alternate performances in the Mason Fringe. Ken Elston’s, director of the School of Theatre, wrote that the Mason…


A Pro’s Tips to On-Campus Pizza Delivery

We here at Fourth Estate enjoy our pizza. We enjoy it so much in fact that we order it every Friday for when we work on the print newspaper and have our weekly staff meeting (insert plug here about why…

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Mason celebrates the power of film at The Best of FAVS Showcase

Blanca Acevedo, Staff Writer To  draw attention to award winning student films, Film and Video Studies, Delta Kappa Alpha, the cinematic arts fraternity, and Film and Media Studies showcased alumni’s work. The films shown were “Money or Bunnies” by Christie…

Michele Greet poses wth Bachué by Rómulo Rozo from the collection of José Darío Gutiérrez, Bogata, Colombia. Photo provided by Greet.

Profile: Greet

In an ideal world, Michele Greet, associate professor of art history at Mason, would curate her art exhibition with 125 pieces and tour it in five cities: three locations in the United States, one in Paris and one in Latin…