Category: culture

Cinema Hearts light local spark

This story was first published in the April 06 issue of Fourth Estate. Jesse Harman, staff writer Any music scene—a mass gathering of like-minded talents—has a propensity for competition. Friendly faces arise, and support often follows; still, new bands often…

Mason: the myth, the legend

Asher Ackman, staff writer For every college campus, there are college legends, and George Mason University is no exception. Colleges tend to have their own little stories that add to the college experience and help create a college identity. Most…

Mason Quidditch qualifies for World Cup

This story was originally published in the April 06 issue of Fourth Estate. Tatyana White-Jenkins, staff writer Mason’s Quidditch team has qualified for the chance to become crowned World Champions in their first official year as a team. The Quidditch…

Project Nur: Shining a New Light

Kelsey Davidson, staff writer As sophomore and Community Health major Asra Ahmad of Project Nur puts it, “The goal of Project Nur is to engage students through civic engagement and civic advocacy, grass-roots campaigning.” Currently up and active at the…

Coping with unhappiness on campus

This story was originally published in the April 06 issue of Fourth Estate. Mackenzie Bailey, staff writer Depression, as described by the National Institute of Health, is “feeling sad, blue, unhappy, miserable, or down in the dumps. Most of us…

Mary Lambert talks music, Macklemore, and LGBTQ

  It has been over two years since singer-songwriter Mary Lambert’s collaboration with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis was released. The song “Same Love” quickly hit double platinum in the United States. With the release, Lambert’s life completely changed from her…

The Mason Bucketlist

We asked the following question to Mason seniors and recent graduates: what is [at least] one thing you wish you had done or glad you did during your time at Mason? If you are a senior, perhaps there is still…

A look at Mason Nightlife

This story was originally published in the March 30 issue of Fourth Estate. Connor Smith, staff writer The time spent during one’s undergraduate years is rife with uncertainty. Opinions, habits, ideologies, preferences, all changing in the blink of an eye,…

4 local things to do this spring

Cynthia Jessup, staff writer. The sun is out so it’s time to leave hibernation and explore spring activities in the local area. Hiking: If you are feeling adventurous, Old Rag and Whiteoak Canyon trails will fill that desire, not to…

Founding Farmers: Fresh food, but stale staff?

Connor Smith, staff writer. Tucked into a commercial building in Tysons Corner sits a brand new location for one of D.C.’s most talked about restaurants, Founding Farmers. They are a fresh to table, LEED Gold certified restaurant with a focus…