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.

Mason Weekly Crime Log

Wednesday, Feb. 27- Lot A, 4:44-6:39 p.m. Hit and Run: Complainant (GMU) reported a hit and run of a vehicle. Case 2019-002029-Inactive Thursday, Feb. 28- Fairfax Campus, Multiple Times Stalking: Complainant (GMU) reported receiving unwanted contact from a known Subject…

Patriot’s Pride, or Lack Thereof?

A look into how PAC, Athletics and other departments are fighting the “commuter school” stigma BY ABIGAIL ADCOX, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR As of Fall 2018, of the 37,316 students enrolled at Mason’s U.S. campuses, only 5,772 undergraduate degree-seeking students live on…

This Week in Politics

Monday, Feb. 25 Vice President Pence meets in Bogotá, Colombia, with South American leaders including Juan Guaidó. Sen. Bernie Sanders, 2020 presidential candidate, attends a town hall hosted by CNN. Tuesday, Feb. 26 Michael Cohen testifies before the Senate Intelligence…

Mason Weekly Crime Log

Wednesday, Feb. 13-Finley Hall, 6–9 a.m. Theft from Building: Complainant (GMU) reported the theft of a coffee-maker from an unsecured area. Case 2019-001449-Pending Wednesday, Feb. 13-EagleBank Arena, 7:45–8:40 p.m. Simple Assault/Sexual Battery: Three complainants (GMU) reported receiving unwanted touching by…

Internal Battle Continues In Virginia Politics

Northam to kick off “reconciliation tour” Feb. 21 BY ABIGAIL ADCOX, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR After a whirlwind of a month in Virginia state politics, Gov. Ralph Northam has once again stated he won’t be resigning, instead announcing a “reconciliation tour.” The…

Mason Weekly Crime Log

Wednesday, Feb. 6- Fairfax Campus, Multiple times Stalking: Complainant (GMU) reported receiving unwanted contact from a known subject (GMU) on multiple occasions. Case 2019-001154- Referred to Title IX Wednesday, Feb. 6- Taylor Hall, 8:34 p.m. Drug/Narcotic Violations/Liquor Law Violations: Two…

Climate Change: The Past And Present

Journalist Leigh Phillips talks about dealing with the Anthropocene BY ABIGAIL ADCOX, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR Humanity has just over a decade to get climate change under control before catastrophic climate change impacts become unavoidable, according to a recent report from…

Northam Under Fire To Resign After Racist Photo Emerges

George Mason Democrats react to the news ABIGAIL ADCOX ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is under tremendous pressure from both sides of the aisle to resign after a photo emerged from his 1984 Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook…

Students Bring Their Agenda to the Capitol

Mason lobbies for higher education funding BY ABIGAIL ADCOX, ASSITANT NEWS EDITOR On Wednesday Jan. 30, roughly 50 students rode to the Virginia State Capitol to lobby for Mason Lobbies, an annual event. This year students were advocating for increased financial…

ERA Dies in Virginia House Subcommittee

Opponents celebrate as supporters look toward 2019 elections BY ABIGAIL ADCOX, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR Efforts for Virginia to become the 38th and final state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) into the U.S. constitution died in the Virginia House…