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About cmckay3

I'm Cat, the Online Editor for the Fourth Estate. I manage our website and social media accounts. I'm currently a senior in her last semester, looking for a path post-grad! Follow me on Twitter: @CatherineEMcKay
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The Story told In Lorton’s Darkroom

Documentary from GMU Visiting Filmmakers By Muhammad Arham, Contributor From the history of the Lorton Correctional Complex comes the story of “In Lorton’s Darkroom”, which changed the lives of the inmates living there. GMU Visiting Filmmakers Series conducted a short…

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Making a change step by step

Palestinian student Malek Salhab establishes organization that provides medical supplies to countries in need By Kathya Mendez, Staff Writer United2Heal is a non-profit organization and humanitarian aid charity that collects excess medical supplies from local hospitals and clinics and ship…

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Mason Presents First-Ever Upcycling Fashion Exhibit

Fashion Exhibit reuses discarded materials to make clothes By Stephanie Gomez, Contributor The Office of Sustainability and the Mix@Fenwick present the Mason community their first fashion exhibit, initiating a movement to raise awareness about upcycling — which is reusing discarded…

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Solving problems with Co-Arg

 Cognitive assistant for intelligence analysts developing at Mason By Emily Verbiest, Contributor Mason’s Learning Agents Center is developing a cognitive assistance system to aid intelligence analysts and other national security professionals with AI problem-solving tools. The 4.5-year long program was…

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Women’s History Month Features:

To wrap up Women’s History Month, our writers at Fourth Estate compiled the stories of exceptional women from Virginia and D.C. area. Among the featured are: Lillian Lincoln Lambert, the first African American woman to graduate from Harvard Business School,…

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A Woman Who Hikes Her Mountain Dreams

Marinel M. de Jesus empowers others by sharing her journey By Diana Nadira, Staff Writer Marinel had everything: a wonderful family, a good education, a profession as lawyer, friends and much love from everyone. There was no reason to be…

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OPINION: Guilt-free snow days are justified

By William Barnhart, Columnist With the recent closure and delaying of university operations, there has been a great deal of discussion of the choices made by the university. It is undeniable that the school was justified in closing Wednesday. But…

Meet the Candidates: Michael Gracia + Andrew Nesterczuk

Name: Michael “Big Mike” Gracia Major: Information Systems and Operations Management Year: Junior Position for candidacy: President Why are you running for this position ? I spent the last year as a Student Senator watching all of the members of…