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“From journalism to politics” with Danica Roem

Mon, 09/04/2018 - 2:07am
Freshman delegate talks about her career and campaign at Mason’s SciTech campus By Michael Eberhart, News Editor Delegate Danica Roem spoke about her journey “From Journalism to Politics” at Mason’s SciTech Prince William campus on Tuesday, April 3. Roem won...

OPINION: A total witch hunt!

Mon, 09/04/2018 - 2:07am
By Chris Kernan-Schmidt, Columnist A few weeks ago President Donald Trump woke up bright and early to remind the Twittersphere of the “WITCH HUNT!” that is supposedly being perpetrated by the ominous left. This latest witch hunt-themed tweet is one...

OPINION: Vitamin B—Books

Mon, 09/04/2018 - 2:07am
By Susan Katherine Corkran, Columnist Assigned reading is often viewed as an optional exercise. After a long range of pages crammed with small print appears ominously on Blackboard, questions like, “did you do the reading?” or, “are we going to...

OPINION: Should college athletes get paid?

Mon, 09/04/2018 - 2:07am
By Natalie Heavren, Staff Writer Fourth Estate’s sports writer Natalie Heavren weighs in on fair pay for student athletes March Madness is circled on the calendars of people around the world. This tournament is hosted by the National Collegiate Athletic...

OPINION: Mental Makeup: What does being ‘healthy’ really mean?

Wed, 28/03/2018 - 8:07pm
By Zara Farouk, Columnist We’ve all been there: it’s 8:45, your eyes are half sealed shut, it’s cold and the last thing you need is the added pressure of looking a certain way. The world we live in today pressurizes...

Women’s Basketball End of Season Interviews

Wed, 28/03/2018 - 8:07pm
Interviews by Natalie Heavren, Staff Writer Assistant Coach Tajama Abraham Ngongba (Coach T) Fourth Estate (IVE): What has this season’s success meant to you, and to the program? Coach T: Personally it has been amazing, and I am so impressed...

All good things must come to an end

Wed, 28/03/2018 - 8:07pm
Mason women’s basketball team ends a historic season By Natalie Heavren, Staff Writer  The Mason Women’s Basketball Team’s record-breaking run has come to an end in the second round of the WNIT, with a close loss to the Virginia Tech...

OPINION: The Fairfax Blackouts

Wed, 28/03/2018 - 8:07pm
By Alexander Kenny, Columnist  Spring in Fairfax welcomed us with 6” of snow. We shoveled, we received an irritating email about “make up days,” but this was a breeze compared to the nor’easter that knocked us back to the Renaissance...

Women’s History Month Features:

Wed, 28/03/2018 - 8:07pm
To wrap up Women’s History Month, our writers at Fourth Estate compiled the stories of exceptional women from Virginia and D.C. area. Among the featured are: Lillian Lincoln Lambert, the first African American woman to graduate from Harvard Business School,...

Mason alumna builds a passion project out of portraits

Wed, 28/03/2018 - 8:07pm
Check out how Mason almuna, Chanel Grice, integrates her passion for foreign service with portraiture By Angelique Arintok, Staff Writer Chanel Grice graduated from Mason in May 2017 with a double major in global affairs and economics. Grice was a...

Celebrating Lillian Lincoln Lambert

Wed, 28/03/2018 - 8:07pm
Living through segregation and being the first African-American women graduate from Harvard Business School By Christine Viray, Staff Writer An author, speaker and entrepreneur, Lillian Lincoln Lambert was the first African-American woman to graduate from Harvard Business School (HBS), where...

Koch Uncovered: Part 2

Wed, 28/03/2018 - 8:07pm
Mason faculty express concerns over administration’s lack of transparency By Dana Nickel, Ashley Stewart, Olivia Vermane, Staff Writers; Alexander Shedd, News Assistant Editor Editorial Note: In Koch Uncovered: Part 1, the Fourth Estate investigative team described how billionaire businessman Charles...

Mason hosts rally for gun reform

Wed, 28/03/2018 - 8:07pm
Student organizations united to speak out in Wilkins Plaza By Michael Eberhart, News Editor Dozens of students gathered to protest and call for reforms to end gun violence on Friday, March 23, in Mason’s Roger Wilkins Plaza (formerly known as...

Executive Candidates debate in the JC

Wed, 28/03/2018 - 8:07pm
Candidates running for Mason student body president and vice president By Tisha Herrera, Staff Writer Ten candidates from five campaigns participated in the spring Student Government Election Executive Debate, hosted on Thursday night, March 22 in the Johnson Center. Candidates...

Mason students “March for Our Lives” in D.C.

Wed, 28/03/2018 - 12:07am
Thousands join Parkland survivors to call for gun reform in Washington By Olivia Vermane, Staff Writer Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School senior Emma Gonzalez was one of many student speakers who survived the Feb. 2018 shooting in Parkland, Fla. who...

How Mason pays for campus construction

Tue, 27/03/2018 - 2:07am
If funds can’t be raised, tuition and housing costs may go up By Isabella Lamagdeleine, Staff Writer With massive construction projects planned for the next several years, Mason administration officials have plans to make sure the university does not overextend...

Students examine George Mason’s past

Tue, 27/03/2018 - 2:07am
Research group looks into the Founding Father’s history of slavery By Isabella Lamagdeleine, Staff Writer Enslaved Children of George Mason (ECGM), a research group dedicated to the intricacies of the university namesake’s interactions and history with enslavement, spent last summer...

Gender in STEM “Moving in the right direction:

Mon, 26/03/2018 - 7:07pm
How Mason women learn and teach in a male-dominated field By Tisha Herrera, Staff Writer  Female Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) students have historically been the minority in their respective colleges. Mason faculty say the ratio of male to...

Mason students in the boardroom

Mon, 26/03/2018 - 5:07pm
How marketing wine provides real-world experience in client-relations for future advertisers By Lauryn Cantrell, Staff Writer During the first half of the Spring 2018 semester, Mason graphic design and marketing students in AVT 416: Advertising Design created original advertising campaigns...

A Woman Who Hikes Her Mountain Dreams

Mon, 26/03/2018 - 5:07pm
Marinel M. de Jesus empowers others by sharing her journey By Diana Nadira, Staff Writer Marinel had everything: a wonderful family, a good education, a profession as lawyer, friends and much love from everyone. There was no reason to be...