Author Archives: Dominic Pino

About Dominic Pino

Dominic Pino is the opinion editor for Fourth Estate. You can follow him on Twitter @DominicJPino.

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…

Read the Federalist Papers

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER One of the foremost challenges college students face is inexperience. We’re nervous about the sparse experience section on our resumes when we apply for jobs. We’re nervous about our inexperience with relationships. We’re nervous about…

Twitter Isn’t Evil: It’s Easy

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER Twitter gets flak from everyone. It’s biased, it spreads fake news, it encourages meanness, it ruins people’s lives, it allows bullying, it’s a monopoly, on and on and on. If you believed all the criticisms,…

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,…

Darlington, Baby! The Southern 500

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing is not what it used to be. NASCAR (see what they did there?) used to be a sport for Southerners, by Southerners. In 1965 when Tom Wolfe…

On False Alarms and Rhetoric

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER The false alarm for an active shooter at Mason on Aug. 20 was a horrible mistake that rightfully scared students who were on campus at the time. As a student myself, I call on the university to…

Course Evaluation Changes Leave Students Wanting More

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER On April 3, the Faculty Senate endorsed the 14 recommendations of the Effective Teaching Committee to change the course evaluation process. Two of the three motions passed unanimously, and one had one dissenting vote. As…

Course Evaluation Power Grab

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER At the end of the semester, professors give students final course grades, and students give professors final course evaluations. Some professors want to change that. On Wednesday, April 3, the George Mason University Faculty Senate…