Author Archives: Amy Woolsey

About Amy Woolsey

Amy Woolsey is a senior English major with a creative writing concentration and psychology minor. Besides being a voracious reader, she has a passion for Washington Nationals baseball, feminism and anything related to pop culture. This is her third year as a news writer for Fourth Estate.

Backpack display raises awareness for widespread prevention

Hundreds of backpacks were scattered across North Plaza recently to reflect on growing suicide rates among college students. Mason’s Active Minds organization co-sponsored the Send Silence Packing event on Sept. 10, in which the backpacks represented the number of college…

Updated minor keeps journalism relevant at Mason

George Mason University’s Communication Department faculty voted to change its electronic journalism minor into an updated journalism minor starting this semester. The decision comprises one component of the department’s ongoing efforts to better accommodate its students and their career ambitions….

Newly named Merten Hall creates student confusion

Students arrived at the Mason Fairfax campus this semester to find that “University Hall” no longer existed. Instead, the building had been renamed Alan and Sally Merten Hall in honor of the university’s former president and first lady. “I think Alan and…