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 Celebrates Diversity

For the first time, over 50 percent of current freshmen are people of color BY ABIGAIL ADCOX, STAFF WRITER This fall, Mason welcomes its largest and most diverse freshman class in the university’s history. According to President Cabrera, Mason’s total…

Dialogue In Democracy

An Open Discussion of Peace and War BY ABIGAIL ADCOX, STAFF WRITER In today’s polarized U.S. climate, the Dialogue and Difference Project aims to deepen the discussion and garner student involvement. This month the discussion topic was peace and war….

Immigrants’ Contribution To Science

Galileo’s Science Café Presents Research on New Americans in Science BY ABIGAIL ADCOX, STAFF WRITER Research has shown that foreign-born scientists have brought significant contributions to the U.S. scientific community. However, recent immigration policy changes may hinder future progress. Every month…

Mason Quidditch

Mason Brings Quidditch to Life

The Harry Potter based sport combines rugby, dodgeball and tag BY ABIGAIL ADCOX, STAFF WRITER When you think of Mason club sports, there is only one that comes to mind where you run with a “broom” between your legs. Mason’s club…

Body cameras for Mason Police

Program is expected to start before fall 2018 By Abigail Adcox, Staff Writer The Mason Police Department recently acquired 28 body cameras that will soon be worn by patrol officers on all shifts. According to Chief of Police Carl Rowan,…

Title IX Policy at Mason

The statistics for sexual and gender-based harassment By Abigail Adcox, Staff Writer  Since the beginning of April there have been two reports of sexual assault and four reports of stalking according to the Daily Crime and Fire Log published by…

Mason celebrates Women’s History Month

“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…

The Race for 2018 Midterm Elections Heats Up

FIVE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES OPPOSE INCUMBENT DEMOCRAT TIME KAINE FOR U.S. SENATE SEAT By Abigail Adcox, Staff Writer Three months after Virginia elected a new governor and slate of delegates to the General Assembly, campaigns are gearing up again for the…

Why parking is still a problem

A CLOSER LOOK AT THE PARKING BUDGET AND HOW CONSTRUCTION AFFECTS STUDENTS By Abigail Adcox, Staff Writer Why does it cost so much to park at Mason, and why is it so hard to find a spot? The Fairfax campus…

College Service Project Holds Winter Clothing Drive

STUDENTS COLLECT SOCKS, HATS AND GLOVES FOR D.C.’S HOMELESS By Abigail Adcox, Staff Writer Mason’s College Service Project will host a winter clothing drive for items to deliver to the homeless in Washington, D.C. The drive will be held on…