Author Archives: Avery Powell

About Avery Powell

Avery is the former Online News Editor for Fourth Estate. He graduated in May 2015 with a BA in Global Affairs and a minor in Electronic Journalism. He is now a full time television reporter for WHSV-TV3 in Harrisonburg, Va. During his time at Mason, he was a Collegiate Correspondent for USA Today College and an intern for Meet the Press, the NBC News Political Unit, and the Charlottesville Newsplex. Twitter: @WHSVAvery Email:
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Parking pass restrictions create confusion

Staff Writer: Abenaa Asare For many Mason students, parking is a topic that invokes anger, frustration and sometimes confusion especially when it comes to parking pass restrictions and variety. Mason sophomore Darian Banks received a $40 ticket for parking in…

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Ex-student sues Mason for sexual assault expulsion

According to an Associated Press report, a George Mason University student who was suspended last September for violating the university’s sexual misconduct policy is now suing Mason in federal court under a pseudonym, claiming that the encounter with a girlfriend was…

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Mason sexual assault task force releases report

George Mason University President Ángel Cabrera released the final report from Mason’s Task Force on Sexual Assault and Interpersonal Violence yesterday, which included over 15 long-term and eight short-term recommendations for the university to best eradicate sexual violence. Among the short-term recommendations to…

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Interview with the Candidates: Kleine & Wilson

Due to technical issues, part of the interview with Pete Kleine and Jordan Wilson was cut short. The remainder of the interview is transcribed below. Pete Kleine and Jordan Wilson are running for Student Body President and Vice-President for the…

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Interview with the Candidates: Freeman & Sprague

As part of our “Interview the Candidates” series, Fourth Estate will be interviewing all four candidates for Student Government President and Vice President. Laura Freeman and Taylor Sprague are running for Student Body President and Vice President for the 2015-16 school…

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Student government removes undersecretary of dining over tweets

Update (Feb. 25): Storm Paglia has provided an official statement to Fourth Estate regarding his removal from Student Government. Fourth Estate will continue to follow this story as it develops. Statement from Storm Paglia   George Mason University’s Student Government has…

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Top 5 Mason snow tweets this week

The Mason community went through a roller coaster of emotions this week as they waited on the powers that be to decide whether or not to cancel classes amid snow on Monday evening going into Tuesday morning. Some students took…

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Five best tweets about #MasonWiFiProblems

George Mason students seemed to have problems connecting to the university’s WiFi network yesterday afternoon across campus. Many people on Twitter were upset, but Mason WiFi is always a constant discussion online. Here are our picks for the best tweets…