Author Archives: Abigail Adcox

About Abigail Adcox

Abigail is a junior at Mason majoring in communications with a concentration in journalism. She is the current News Editor of Fourth Estate and Vice President for Mason's chapter of Society of Professional Journalists. Abigail's area of interest falls in politics and breaking news.

Last Week in Politics

Monday, Nov. 11 Disney+ streaming service released.  U.S. set to have record-breaking Arctic temperatures this week, 30 degrees below average. U.S. Marine Corps celebrates its 244th birthday. Driver crashes Porsche into second floor of Toms River building, killing two.  Tuesday,…

Last Week in the News

Monday, Nov. 4 McDonald’s CEO steps down after revelation of relationship with an employee. In Norway, an American white supremacist was arrested hours before he was due to give a speech at far-right conference. Airbnb announces ban on “party houses”…

Virginia Legislature Goes Blue

Virginia sets the tone for 2020, flipping both chambers of state legislature Democratic BY ABIGAIL ADCOX, NEWS EDITOR For the first time in 26 years, Virginia Democrats gained control of both chambers of the state legislature. All 140 legislative seats…

This Week in Politics 11/4/19

Monday, Oct. 28 Pelosi announces House will vote on resolution formalizing impeachment procedures this week. EU delays Brexit until Jan. 31, EU President Donald Tusk announces. GOP Rep. Greg Walden announces he will retire at the end of his Congressional…

Last Week in News

Monday, Oct. 21  Facebook takedowns show new Russian activity targeting Biden, praising Trump. British House of Commons Speaker John Bercow denies Boris Johnson vote on Brexit. U.S. reduces its troop strength by 2,000 in Afghanistan, according to Gen. Austin “Scott”…

Campus Wiped Clean of Alleged Racial Slur

Student Government passes resolution to conduct clean-up of potentially offensive campus chalking BY SAMI GIBBS, STAFF WRITER; JACK HARVEY, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR; ABIGAIL ADCOX, NEWS EDITOR  Student Government is responding to students’ discomfort over the word “toads,” which has been…

Last Week in Politics

Monday, Sept. 30 The Federal Aviation Administration certifies UPS drone delivery business; becomes nation’s first. House committee chairs subpoenas Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani. GOP Rep. Chris Collins resigns from congress following insider trading charges.  Trump reportedly pressured Austrailian prime…

Mason Weekly Crime Log

Tuesday, Oct. 1 — PV Lot Drug Law Violations: Subject (GMU) was issued a releasable summons for possessing illegal drugs. Case 2019-009531 — Cleared by Summons Monday, Sept. 30 — Hampton Roads Drug Law Violations/Liquor Law Violations: Subject (GMU) was…

A One-On-One With President Holton

  Anne Holton shares her vision and goals for her administration; talks funding, transparency BY ABIGAIL ADCOX, NEWS EDITOR It started with a phone call. Interim President Anne Holton was preparing for her fall courses as a professor at Mason…

Last Week in Politics

BY ABIGAIL ADCOX NEWS EDITOR Monday, Sept. 23 Climate protestors block street of D.C. during morning commute for climate strike. America may lose its “measles elimination” status according to the New York Times. Tuesday, Sept. 24 Pelosi confirms formal Trump…