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Making History with the Mural Festival

Mon, 26/03/2018 - 5:07pm
Mason Hosts Mural Festival in April By Ahmed Farid, Staff Writer Mason has impressive buildings and great scenery. However, Jeff Yu, vice president of the Mural Brigade, said that “our campus is very ‘businesslike’.” Mason’s campus can be described as...

Mason Club Ice Hockey Makes First Ever Trip to Nationals

Sat, 24/03/2018 - 5:07am
By Natalie Heavren, Staff Writer Mason Club Ice Hockey competed last week in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) National Championships for the first time in school history.   This was a historic season for the team, which finished with...

Meet the Candidates for Student Body President and Vice President

Sat, 24/03/2018 - 5:07am
Fourth Estate wants you to be informed for next week’s Student Government Elections. Click on the pictures below to read the full interview with each of the candidates running for Student Body President and Vice President. Voting will be open...

Meet the Candidates: Michael Gracia + Andrew Nesterczuk

Sat, 24/03/2018 - 5:07am
Name: Michael “Big Mike” Gracia Major: Information Systems and Operations Management Year: Junior Position for candidacy: President Why are you running for this position ? I spent the last year as a Student Senator watching all of the members of...

Meet the Candidates: Benjamin Olsen & Sara Babcock

Sat, 24/03/2018 - 5:07am
Name: Benjamin Olsen Major: Government & International Politics  Year: Junior Position: Student Body President Why are you running for this position? I am running for the position of Student Body President because I have served in the Student Government for the...

Meet the Candidates: Holden Spence & Chra Darwesh

Sat, 24/03/2018 - 5:07am
Name: Holden Spence Major: Global Affairs  Year: Rising Senior Position for candidacy: President Why are you running for this position? I’ve always been an advocate and tried to be a voice for those who have felt that their voice wasn’t heard. By running for President...

Meet the Candidates: Patrick Grady & Amir Jones

Sat, 24/03/2018 - 5:07am
Name: Patrick Grady Major: Government and International Affairs Year: Sophomore Position for candidacy: Student Body President Why are you running for this position? I have been in Student Government my entire collegiate career because I believe in creating positive change...

Meet the Candidates: Bekah Pettine & Erik Truing

Sat, 24/03/2018 - 5:07am
  Name: Bekah Pettine Major: Government and International Politics and Communication with a Concentration in Journalism Year: Junior Position for candidacy: Student Body President Why are you running for this position? Over the course of three years, I have had...

Former Secretary of State speaks at Mason

Sat, 24/03/2018 - 5:07am
Editor’s note: At the time of the event, former Sec. Rex Tillerson still held his position. He was fired on March 13. Tillerson will be replaced by Mike Pompeo, who was the C.I.A. Director. Pompeo’s position will be replaced by Gina Haspel, upon...

The 90th Annual Academy Awards

Sat, 24/03/2018 - 5:07am
VIEW A RECAP OF THE 2018 ACADEMY AWARDS By Angelique Arintok, Staff Writer On Sunday, Mar. 4, the 90th Annual Academy Awards took center stage at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California. This year’s star-studded event filled the room...

Faces of Mason: Women’s History Month Edition

Sat, 24/03/2018 - 5:07am
As a part of Women’s History Month, Fourth Estate wanted to celebrate the wonderful leading ladies of Student Media. As of now, all Student Media organizations are run by women. We thought it was pretty historic – especially since representation...

Mason Club Ice Hockey Makes First Ever Trip to Nationals

Fri, 23/03/2018 - 9:07pm
Natalie Heavren, Staff Writer Mason Club Ice Hockey competed last week in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) National Championships for the first time in school history.   This was a historic season for the team, which finished with a...

Koch Uncovered: Part One

Fri, 23/03/2018 - 1:07am
DONORS USE STUDENT AND FACULTY “TALENT PIPELINES” TO SERVE IDEOLOGICAL GOALS By Dana Nickel, Ashley Stewart, Olivia Vermane, Staff Writers; Alexander Shedd, News Assistant Editor Editorial Note: Since September 2017, the Fourth Estate investigative team has been gathering information on...

OPINION: Russia’s Ban from Pyeongchang

Thu, 22/03/2018 - 3:07am
By Chris Kernan-Schmidt, Columnist Following an investigation into systematic and state-sponsored manipulation of anti-doping laboratories, the Russian Federation was barred from competing in this year’s Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Russia was not permitted to send any athletes to...

OPINION: Good Cops, Bad Cops

Thu, 22/03/2018 - 3:07am
By Dominic Pino, Columnist On Feb. 14, a gunman opened fire and killed 17 people at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  This we all know.  However, there was a lesser known event on Feb. 20 that allows for...

OPINION: Think bigger than beer pong

Thu, 22/03/2018 - 3:07am
By Alexander Kenny, Columnist Beer pong (BP) is either the party’s thrilling main event or an uncreative party killer. At the mention of BP, Mason students react –let’s say all polled are 21 or older– with dreamy nostalgia for last...

New room and board prices set to rise for Fall 2019

Thu, 22/03/2018 - 3:07am
BILLS TO ALLOCATE FUNDS, GEO OPPORTUNITIES, AND NEW APPOINTMENTS IN MASON’S STUDENT SENATE By Tisha Herrera, Staff Writer Mason’s student senate met for the sixth time this semester on March 1 in Merten Hall. The Student Senate discussed increased student...

Mason celebrates Women’s History Month

Wed, 21/03/2018 - 10:07am
“MAKE YOUR OWN DAMN SANDWICH” AND OTHER EVENTS THROUGHOUT MARCH By Abigail Adcox, Staff Writer March 1 marks the official start of Women’s History Month. Mason’s Women and Gender Studies Center will celebrate with a variety of events throughout the...

2018 Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship preview

Wed, 21/03/2018 - 10:07am
By Natalie Heavren, Staff Writer The countdown to March Madness is almost over. However, the Mason men’s basketball team has been living in the excitement of March for much of the last two weeks — three of their last four...

Mason’s Women’s History Month: Are there fat people in the movement?

Sun, 18/03/2018 - 2:07am
By Reski Sululing, Contributor March is Women’s History Month, which is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture, and society. To celebrate, the Women and Gender Studies Department of George Mason University hosted a mini workshop called “Are There...