Tag: college

It’s Time to Close up Shop

BY: STEVEN ZHOU, FAUX ESTATE CORRESPONDENT Editor’s note: This piece is a work of fiction written for Fourth Estate’s satire issue, Faux Estate. In light of all that’s been happening with the coronavirus pandemic, higher education is facing a number…

With Great Cuteness Comes Great Responsibility

BY: CHRISTINA O’FARRELL, STAFF WRITER My best friend in the whole world is my kitten, Donkey. To me, he’s the cutest kitten on the planet, but I’m likely biased. I got Donkey back in October of 2019 and he has…

SPECIAL SECTION: MASON CORE

BY: DOMINIC PINO, OPINION EDITOR Since every student is affected by the Mason Core, it is only fitting that students have a lot to say about it. By the time students enroll in college, they have been attending school for…

A Tripartite Model for Higher Education

BY STEVEN ZHOU, CONTRIBUTOR Higher education today is facing an array of challenges. Top companies like Apple and Google no longer require job candidates to hold a four-year degree. The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center reported the eighth consecutive year…

So You Say You Want a Football Team?

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER So you say you want a football team? Of course, when you say you want a football team, you don’t really mean you want football. We already have football. You can watch the club football…

Why College Is So Weird

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER Ever wonder why college is so weird? It’s not like work and it’s not like home. It’s a weird, four(ish)-year span of our lives when we complain about other people making our food for us,…

Money? A Monstrous Battle With Tuition

How can I get out of this mess? BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE ASSISTANT, CULTURE EDITOR It’s the Wednesday of the week I’m supposed to go back to Mason. This year, I’m a junior. I am the Assistant Culture Editor of the newspaper…

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A Summer Well Spent

Mason students turned an ordinary summer into a learning experience BY LEIGH NORMAN, STAFF WRITER   As the semester begins, so does the question that brings on intense feelings of anxiety and self-loathing: “How was your summer?” Someone visited the Bahamas….

Cheap fun

ENJOY YOUR SPRING BREAK WITHOUT EMPTYING YOUR BANK ACCOUNT By Ahmed Farid, Staff Writer Spring Break is finally here, and after two months of projects, lectures and midterms, there’s a whole week to relax and enjoy your time. But sometimes…

OPINION: College is what you make of it

By Chris Kernan-Schmidt, Columnist I love Mason. The classes, the staff, athletics, even the mundane walks to and from class can be interesting. However, some of my peers do not have the same attitude that I do. From looking at…