Category: Culture

Faces of Mason

INTERVIEWS BY PETER NJOROGE, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF  On Friday, June 12, Fourth Estate spoke with student protestors on campus during a demonstration for George Floyd.  Tristan Zambrano What do you think is the most important thing for students to be doing right…

CVPA Suspends 2020 Season

 Mason’s performing arts venues will be empty during the fall semester BY: PETER NJOROGE, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF  On Wednesday, June 10, the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) issued two press releases stating that both the Center for the Arts and…

Faces of Mason

INTERVIEWS BY KAYLYN MATIS STAFF WRITER This week, Faces of Mason focuses on students working from home during the pandemic. Students were asked how and where they are completing their work and if they found a difference in their working…

Joe Exotic’s Long-Time Partner Speaks to Mason

Patriot Activities Council hosts John Finlay from blockbuster docuseries  BY: PETER NJOROGE CULTURE EDITOR On Friday at 5 p.m., the Patriot Activities Council (PAC) hosted a Zoom call with John Finlay, one of the former employees at the Greater Wynnewood…

A Virtual Night at the Met

High fashion community of Twitter set to host online version of Met Gala BY: NAYOMI SANTOS STAFF WRITER Around every corner, news about COVID-19 is there waiting for you, so it’s natural that many people are looking for an escape…

Incoming Advice from an Outgoing Staff Writer

Making the most out of Mason BY: AHMED FARID STAFF WRITER I must say, writing this article is a little bittersweet. After two and a half years writing for Fourth Estate, this will be my last article. I’ve been thinking…

The Bookshelf

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt BY: MAGGIE ROTH STAFF WRITER With national stay-at-home orders in place and more time on my hands than I know what to do with, I’m finally getting around to knocking some books off of my…

Coronavirus Survival Guide

Time to turn on the alarm clocks again BY: PETER NJOROGE CULTURE EDITOR At this point, COVID-19 and the way that it has reoriented our lives is not brand new. We know that we should only leave the house when…

Visiting Filmmakers Online

Erica Ginsberg offers advice through experiences promoting creative resilience in tough times BY: TRAVIS MCMILLAN STAFF WRITER The College of Visual and Performing Arts has not missed a beat when it comes to keeping their Visiting Filmmakers series going. This…

What to Watch Weekly

BY: SYDNEY JOHNSON STAFF WRITER “Ozark” Jason Bateman’s next-level acting skills are on display in this drama-filled series that has brought viewers to the edge of their seats for three seasons. This show could be Breaking Bad 2.0 and is…