Tag: culture


Questions and Answers: How long is an MMMBop?

A very serious investigation BY MACKENZIE REAGAN, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF    In April 1997, before most GMU freshmen were born, boy band Hanson—made up of brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac—released “MMMBop,” a song voted best single in The Village Voice’s end-of-the-year Pazz…

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Students think Jorge’s needs kick in the ass

Taylor Wichtendahl, staff writer Jorge’s opened on Feb. 25 in the Johnson Center, in place of student favorite, La Patisserie. Since it’s opening, students have voiced strong opinions through social media. Comments range from the taste of the food, to…

2014 iWeek Parade. Photo by Will Martinez/Creative Services/George Mason University

iWeek list of events

                      International Week starts today. For what is going on read below and for more information check out the event’s website. Correction was made to time/place of “Bengali Patriots Saree…


Studying Abroad in Florence

This story was originally published in the March 25 issue of Fourth Estate. Twenty-three Mason undergraduates are currently living and studying in Florence, Italy through the Center for Global Education’s Florence Semester. The program allows students to earn class credit…

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Photo Gallery: Holi Moli

Over the weekend the Indian Student Association hosted Holi Moli. “Holi is the Hindu festival of colors. It celebrates spring, but it’s also a way for the community to come together and celebrate. That’s why I wanted to bring it…

A St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin. Photo by William Murphy.

The real Saint Patrick of Ireland

Connor Smith, staff writer Saint Patrick’s Day is upon us once again. For many of us, the holiday is about wearing green and an excuse to drink copious amounts of alcohol. While there may be some truth to these claims,…


Dance Orgs

Mason’s celebration of different cultures can be seen through the many different kinds of dance organizations around campus. Dance is just one of the many ways people can express themselves and their culture. Through the many organizations offered on campus,…

The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority performs at the Step Expo for Welcome Week

Annual Step Expo entertains through historic art form

Photos by Amy Rose. Last Friday, students flocked to Dewberry Hall to attend the annual Step Expo where members of the Mason community performed a historic and culturally-rich art form known as “stepping.” Currently, Mason is home to eight of the…

In honor of International Week, the Confucius Institute at Mason hosted a special cultural workshop on tea on April 11 (Illustration by Katryna Henderson).

Confucius Institute engages students in cultural tea tradition

Written by Fourth Estate Online Lifestyle Editor Arrielle Brooks In the spirit of International Week 2014, the Confucius Institute at Mason held a special Chinese cultural workshop dedicated to tea on April 11. Students of all backgrounds were invited into…

This year's International Week features a number of events promoting national pride (photo courtesy of University Life).

2014 International Week events preview

Written by Fourth Estate Online Lifestyle Editor Arrielle Brooks With International Week upon Mason yet again, organizations and departments around campus have organized a week full of events inspired by communities across the globe. All individuals are free to attend….