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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

Campus Poll Reveals Apathy Among Student Voters

INFORMAL POLL SHOWS STUDENTS NOT VOTING By Alexander Shedd, Assistant News Editor  An informal poll conducted on campus reveals that a majority of polled students are either unsure or not voting in the upcoming Virginia gubernatorial election. Of the 65…

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White Privilege for A Brown Man

By Jose Mendez, Contributor I am a Mexican-American named Jose, I work a low-wage job, and I come from a family of illegal immigrants. Picture me in your mind for a second. What do you see? Is it a short,…

Whitetop and Rogers residence halls are seen in the Aquia neighborhood are seen at the Fairfax campus. Photo by Alexis Glenn/Creative Services/George Mason University

Mason Substance Abuse Recovery Housing: A Chance for “Innovation”

By Kaelyn Vitale, Internal Communications, Roosevelt at Mason Since 2015, opioids have killed more people than car crashes or gun violence in Virginia, according to a report by the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Republican Delegate Jason Mirayes introduced a rather progressive bill proposing a way…

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REZZ electrified echostage

ELECTRONIC ARTIST, REZZ LIGHTS UP ECHOSTAGE By Tyler Shields, Staff Writer On Sept. 30 a very special guest brought powerful rhythm and booming bass hits to the thousands of concert goers at Washington, D.C.’s Echostage. It was Rezz’s Echostage debut…

Student life on the North Plaza. Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University

Is Campus Free Speech Truly Free?

By Jimmy O’Hara, contributor Peaceful resistance against hate is an important form of learning outside the classroom, and many in our Patriot community practice this at the heart of GMU’s campus, North Plaza.  A popular location for various forms of protest…

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Patriot Politics: Automatic Weapons

A weekly column contributed by The George Mason Democrats and the George Mason College Republicans. Topics are selected by the Fourth Estate Editorial team with input from readers. This week’s opinion: Should automatic weapons be banned? GEORGE MASON DEMOCRATS By Andrew…

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Patriot Politics: Trump Tweets by GMD

A weekly column contributed by The George Mason Democrats and the George Mason College Republicans. Topics are selected by the Fourth Estate Editorial team with input from readers. This week’s opinion: Trump Tweets. What is your position/opinion on his use of…

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Patriot Politics: Trump Tweets by GMCR

A weekly column contributed by The George Mason Democrats and the George Mason College Republicans. Topics are selected by the Fourth Estate Editorial team with input from readers. This week’s opinion: Trump Tweets. What is your position/opinion on his use…

Speeding on campus

By Sarah Heaton, Contributor Car accidents are the number one leading cause of death among college students, according to a 2013 study by the The National Center for Biotechnology Information. The deafening part of this statistic is that most of…

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Campus Briefs

A NEW LOOK FOR THE AFC POOL By Sarah Wheeler, Staff Writer The Aquatic Fitness Center’s (AFC) competition pool underwent renovations between June 12 and Aug. 30. The recreation facility team worked with local contractors to improve safety as well…