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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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Women’s basketball team wins season home opener

PATRIOTS DEFEATED OLD DOMINION 66-53 AT EAGLEBANK ARENA By Hogan Lepore, Staff Writer Mason’s women’s basketball started their 2017-2018 season at EagleBank Arena with a win, as the women defeated Old Dominion University 66-53 on Friday, Nov. 17 in their…


Nic’s Flicks

By Nic Macotto, Staff Writer KEY 4 = Great; 3 = Good; 2 = Fair; 1 = Poor; 0 = Ooh, let’s not go there Thor: Ragnarok Star Rating: 3/4 In terms of a feature length film, “Thor: Ragnarok” is…

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OPINION: Improving Safety in Mason Rec

By: Chris Kernan-Schmidt, contributor Mason Recreation seems to have some sort of  aversion to proper safety standards when it comes to diabetic athletes. The issue lies in their inability, or rather their unwillingness, to provide proper and relevant life-saving information…

Fans cheer during the Mason Homecoming 2012 basketball game at the Patriot Center, Fairfax Campus. Photo by Alexis Glenn/Creative Services/George Mason University

Patriots Open the Season With a Narrow Victory

By Hogan LePore, Staff Writer The Mason men’s basketball team started their 2017-2018 season on the right note, defeating Lafayette College on Friday, Nov. 10 at the EagleBank Arena. The Patriots toppled the Leopards 67-65 in a close finish. Mason…

The Men's Basketball game against Fordham  during Homecoming 2016.  Photo by:  Ron Aira/Creative Services/George Mason University

Mason Men’s Basketball Ranked Middle of the Pack

RETURNING JUNIOR AND SOPHOMORES HOPE TO LEAD PATRIOTS TO VICTORY  By Hogan LePore, Staff Writer Out of the 351 Division I intercollegiate men’s basketball programs in the nation, George Mason University is left hanging in the middle. According to rankings by…

The Mason Nation community participates in the Fear 2 Freedom program assembling after-care "fear 2 Freedom Kits" for those affected by rape, child abuse, domestic violence, and sex-trafficking. Following the program and discussion, Rosemary Trible, president and founder of Fear 2 Freedom, led students in a moment of silence. #MasonNation  Photo by:  Ron Aira/Creative Services/George Mason University

OPINION: #MeToo: Yes, even at George Mason

#MeToo: Yes, even at George Mason By: Lauren Agnello, Roosevelt @ Mason Sexual Assault/Interpersonal Violence Trigger Warning: for immediate support, Mason students can call the GMU 24-hour hotline at 703-380-1434. Non-Mason students can call 800-656-HOPE (4673) to be connected with…

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Media and the Arab Uprising Panel

PANEL DISCUSSING THE POLITICS AND CULTURE OF THE MIDDLE EAST AND HOW THEY ARE PORTRAYED IN THE MEDIA  By Nick Puzzanghera, Staff Writer On Wednesday, the department of Middle East and Islamic Studies and the department of Film and Video Studies…

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OPINION: Why Should You Vote?

Fourth Estate Editorial In one week, Virginia will decide its new Governor. In the last ten years, Virginia has had three Governors from the Democrat party and one from the Republican party – recently, Bob McDonnell (R) holding the 2010-2014…


Transparent GMU Lawsuit Continues

“HISTORIC CASE” AGAINST THE UNIVERSITY AND GMU FOUNDATION MAY GO TO TRIAL By Dana Nickel, Staff Writer The second oral hearing for the Transparent GMU lawsuit against the George Mason administration and the GMU Foundation took place last Thursday, Oct….