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About cmckay3

I'm Cat, the Online Editor for the Fourth Estate. I'm a senior majoring in Global Affairs, with a concentration in Spanish.
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Holiday Traditions

December is a time of celebration of many different holidays and traditions. How do Mason students of different backgrounds and traditions celebrate the holidays? Let’s find out… Jaskiran Kaur- Sikh December is a sad month in Sikh history because many…

Mason Madness celebrates the start of the basketball season with the green machine, mason dance team, mason cheerleading, and more. Photo by Bethany Camp / Creative Services / George Mason University

Natalie Butler: A Story of Coming Home

By Natalie Heavren, Staff writer  When I found out Natalie Butler was transferring from the powerhouse University of Connecticut women’s basketball team to Mason for her last year of eligibility, I was understandably excited. As a Connecticut native and now…


Nic’s Flicks

By Nicolas Macotto, Staff Writer Key 4 = Great; 3 = Good; 2 = Fair; 1 = Poor; 0 = Ooh, let’s not go there Coco had me worried at one point. Originally, it seemed troublesome as another film, The…

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Delegate Bulova Talks Education

FAIRFAX’S STATE REPRESENTATIVE ON WORKING WITH MASON AND COLLEGE COSTS By Alexander Shedd, News Assistant Editor Democratic Delegate David Bulova, who represents Fairfax City, parts of the county, and the Mason area as the state delegate for the 37th district,…

Patriots of All Ages Lead the Team to Victory

By Natalie Heavren, Contributor        On Nov. 29, the Mason Women’s Basketball team, coming off only their second loss of the season, against a University of Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks a team that hasn’t won since their opening game on November…

Students, faculty, staff, the Police Department, and Wellness, Alcohol, and Violence Education and Services (WAVES) join the national victims’ rights week in promoting victims rights to honor crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf. The Victims’ Rights 5K Run/Walk is a George Mason University tradition in collaboration with the Aimee Willard Endowed Scholarship Fund.

The proceeds of this event go to support the George Mason University Victims of Violence Fund and the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Program. Mason’s Victims of Violence Fund, administered by WAVES, provides direct assistance to student survivors of sexual assault, stalking, and dating/partner violence. Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University

OPINION: The Right to Report Crime Fearlessly

By Jocelyn Varela-Martinez, Contributor Anna* is a college student who attends church regularly and goes out with friends on weekends. Anna is your typical American girl – but she was sexually abused as a child. After this horrific trauma, she…


OPINION: Normalizing Ink

By Alexander Kenny, Staff Writer Tattooed men are the new “sensitive.” Tattooed women are the new “approachable.” According to Pew Research Center, 40 percent of millennials (ages 18-35) have at least one tattoo and most have degrees. I’ve met librarians…


OPINION: Eating Disorder Recovery During the Holidays: A Guide

By Susan Katherine Corkran, Columnist Between the Thanksgiving leftovers spilling out of the fridge and sugar cookies at every turn, I know firsthand that the holiday season can feel overwhelming during recovery from an eating disorder. Eating mindfully, giving your…


OPINION: Good Old College Try

By Emily Bartenfelder, Contributor Give something the good old college try. At first this may sound like a blanket statement, but to many people this has a different meaning. No matter who you are, the person next to you will…