“Batman v Superman”: two and a half hours of failed potential

Luke Waltermire, Staff Writer Editor’s Note: This review contains only the mildest of spoilers and can be read before seeing the movie. “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is a movie that puts two things on the screen: money and potential. However, despite its immense budget and baseline appeal of pitting two of the biggest names […]

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“Peter Pan: The Boy Who Hated Mothers” takes flight at Mason

(Photos taken by Claire Cecil, Photo Editor)   Savannah Norton, Lifestyle Editor A little bit of imagination mixed with adventure and a longing to never grow up are exactly what students will experience this weekend if they attend Mason Players’ “Peter Pan: The Boy Who Hated Mothers.” Taking place in TheatreSpace on Thursday, Nov. 19, and Friday, Nov. […]

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Slideshow: Salem Witch Trials take a modern spin

(Image Credit: Nikki Gerald) Savannah Norton, Lifestyle Editor A new and fresh version of an American classic play, “The Crucible,” was recently performed by Mason’s School of Theater at Harris Theatre.  The last showing of the play was November 1, this past weekend. This fictionalized play, written by Arthur Miller about the Salem Witch Trials […]

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Weekend Suggestions

Kelsey Davidson, Staff Writer Welcome (back) to Mason! Here are some events happening on and around campus this weekend that students might enjoy. Whether one feels like staying at Mason or heading out to D.C., there are plenty of events to attend, from theater performances to welcome back block parties.   Here are some of the events […]

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Short and Sweet: The Ten-Minute Play Festival

This story was originally published in the April 20 issue of Fourth Estate. Asher Ackman, staff writer For the ninth year in a row, Mason will be hosting its annual Ten-Minute Play Festival. For those of you who might not know, a ten minute play is just what it sounds like, “a play that runs […]

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Professor uses life experience to empower youth

This story was originally published in the March 02 issue of Fourth Estate. Kelsey Davidson and Asher Ackman, staff writers There are few teachers that invest so much of themselves into their student’s well-being. Donovan Hall is a graduate teaching assistant at George Mason University looking for ways to improve kid’s lives from kindergarten to […]

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A look at the making of “In the Next Room”

Ian Brinksman, staff writer. With a title like “In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play,” all manner of sexual images are immediately conjured for the Mason Players’ upcoming play. “Don’t be scared when you see the title,” said Dramaturge Nadine Rousseau. “It’s really about relationships.” Written in 2009 by playwright Sarah Ruhl, the play […]

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Vagina Monologues Preview

Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” is a well-known series of monologues about the vagina. The concept may seem simple, but the play is about more than just genitalia. “The Vagina Monologues” explores many aspects of the vagina including femininity, sexuality birth, and even some darker aspects, like rape and female genital mutilation. The piece, which will be […]

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Five Things to Look Forward to this Semester

Welcome back to school from Fourth Estate! While there are many exciting events happening this semester, here are five big happenings that you don’t want to miss out on: 1. Panera is officially open during the week…and weekends! The long awaited restaurant favorite is finally open on campus. Students will be lining up to get their […]

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Washington, D.C. Holiday Theater Guide

This story was originally published in the Nov. 24 issue of Fourth Estate. The Washington area has a thriving theater scene. Every year brings new ideas and diverse shows. The winter season is no different. “Bad Jews” Studio Theater: 1501 14th Street NW. Washington, DC Run: Nov. 5-Dec. 21, 2014 Written by Joshua Harmon, Directed by Serge […]

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