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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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OPINION: Virginia Needs Tuition Reform Now

By Virginia Senator Bill DeSteph, Contributor Last year, almost two dozen colleagues from both sides of the aisle and both Houses of the General Assembly came together to support the radical idea that a degree from one of Virginia’s public colleges…

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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…

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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,…

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: 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…

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…