Author Archives: Maggie Roth

About Maggie Roth

Maggie Roth is the Culture Editor for Fourth Estate. She is a senior Communication major with a concentration in Journalism and a minor in Social Justice. Find her on Twitter @MaggieRoth19

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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings BY JOSEPH MOORE STAFF WRITER The best superhero movies draw the audience into a fantastical world and lets people escape for a few hours. “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,”…

ARTS EMERGING: A CELEBRATION OF RENEWAL

Reopening the “front door to the university” with the CVPA BY MAGGIE ROTH CULTURE EDITOR In celebration of the reemergence of live performance and to mark the twentieth anniversary of its founding, Mason’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA)…

FALL COMEDY HEADLINER CRAIG ROBINSON BREAKS EXPECTATIONS

Matchmaking, prank calls and a surprise pit with “The Office” comedian BY MAGGIE ROTH CULTURE EDITOR AND ALLISON ALBERTY SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR A typical comedy show turned into an impromptu concert when audience members left their seats to crowd the…

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“Comedy Bang! Bang!” Podcast BY MATTHEW HOANG STAFF WRITER Scott Aukerman’s “Comedy Bang! Bang!” is a comedy podcast featuring a variety of guests who engage in improvised conversations with Aukerman. Most of the guests are notable comedians, including Nick Kroll,…

FACES OF MASON

INTERVIEW BY MADDIE GIERBER STAFF WRITER Student: Imani Agbionu Why did you choose your major? I chose marketing because I do like the route the marketing [industry] is going, where it’s becoming really social media-based, and also the outreach that…

“ARCADIA” AT THE PRESIDENTS PARK GREENHOUSE

Experience the sights and sounds of nature with a non-traditional art installation BY MAGGIE ROTH CULTURE EDITOR The Presidents Park Hydroponic Greenhouse is now home to a living art installation — where the plants inside serve as the performers. “Arcadia”…

“THE ART OF MINDFULNESS” PAINT NIGHT

Using art to practice mindfulness with University Life BY ALEXIS MCCUTCHAN STAFF WRITER University Life Arlington, University Life SciTech and Graduate Student Life worked together to create a space of virtual exploration through art for students in their “Art of…

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“Raya and the Last Dragon” BY MATTHEW HOANG STAFF WRITER “Raya and the Last Dragon” is Disney’s first big, animated release of the year. It tells the story of Raya, a princess from the land of Kumandra, a nation that…

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“Too Tired to be Crazy” BY ALEXIS MCCUTCHAN STAFF WRITER The podcast “Too Tired to Be Crazy,” created by Violet Benson, serves as a space for women to vent and come together to discuss a wide range of topics including…

FACES OF MASON

INTERVIEW BY ALEXIS MCCUTCHAN STAFF WRITER Employee: Ivan Rosales, Mail Services Why did you pick up this job? Originally, it was just a job I applied for in a field I’ve never tried before. Over the years, I’ve learned to…