Tag: advice

Dear Ivy

Ivy gives some advice about making friends at Mason, even during a pandemic BY SHYLOH-SYMONE BAILEY STAFF WRITER Dear Patriots, If you’re reading this letter in hopes of making friends during the new era of COVID-19, then it was written…

Dear Ivy: How to Juggle Hybrid Classes

BY KAYLYN MATIS STAFF WRITER  Dear Ivy, We are starting a really weird semester that none of us have experienced before. I have a few online classes and a few meeting in person. I have never done an online class…

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…

Dear Ivy

The return of Mason’s favorite advice column For all those that have been asking, my long-awaited return is imminent. Since I left last spring, Mason has undergone many changes. There used to be a giant hole in the center of…

More Money, Less Problems

Keep friends and stay frugal BY LEIGH NORMAN, STAFF WRITER “Let’s split it evenly!” Chills go down your spine. You look around the table. One friend ordered an appetizer, drinks and a steak. Another selected the shrimp and dessert. In…

Roommate Troubles? No Problem!

BY SUMMER BROWN, STAFF WRITER I remember my mother always said that two individuals can get along easily while living in separate households, but once you put them together they’re like two completely different people. I’ve noticed that this is…

The Japanese Breakfast and Its Health Benefits

CLAUDE MCVICKER, CONTRIBUTOR Japan is an island nation directly off the eastern coast of China, boasting a population of about 126 million (as of 2018), the third largest economy in the world and, most noticeably, the longest expected life span…

Freshmen, You Got This!

BY SUMMER BROWN, STAFF WRITER The first couple of weeks of college are done. For some, it is the very first weeks of college in their life and for others it’s been the same old, same old. Upperclassmen? You have…

Mason: Observations From A Gen Z Freshman

BY ELI KOHN, STAFF WRITER Well, freshmen, we’re here. The last few years of our lives have been leading up to this. We’ve killed ourselves to make it here—so, is it everything you dreamed? The parties, the classes, the work,…

Maintaining Good Physical Health As A College Student

BY CLAUDE MCVICKER, STAFF WRITER Staying physically fit in college can be a challenge, and for good reason. After all, one of the major things that sets college apart from high school is the workload students receive. According to the…