Author Archives: ilamagde

About ilamagde

Izz LaMagdeleine is the resident grammar nerd for Fourth Estate. When they are not screaming about the Oxford comma, they can be found writing stories, attending concerts and cuddling their cat, Big Boy.

Mason Swim Club swims together as one

BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY CHIEF In the Mason Swim Club, which just came back from the Collegiate Club Swimming National Championship, two very different factors are at work: the family feeling that the members find within the club and the…

Tuba Euphonium Ensemble Gets Low

Mason’s Tuba Euphonium Ensemble is going strong with performances scheduled throughout the spring BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY CHIEF When most people think of a professional music ensemble, they think of a symphonic band or a jazz group. However, Mason has plenty…

Get Carried Away

Abby Rasheed boomerangs between genres BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY CHIEF Senior Abby Rasheed’s favorite song she’s created, “Lunar Letdown,” from her debut album, “Carried Away,” starts slow. A guitar and tambourine can be heard in the background as a saxaphone steals…

Students Reach New Heights In Nepal Study Abroad

Two-week study abroad trip teaches filmmaking and better photography BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY CHIEF When students think of a study-abroad trip, they probably imagine living in a flat in London or an apartment in Paris, where they can spend their time…

Our Country’s Good

The play opened last weekend in the de Laski Performing Arts Building BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY CHEIF The following article contains spoilers to the plot of “Our Country’s Good” In one scene of “Our Country’s Good,” the latest play put…

Faces of Mason

BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE AND IMANI HOLLOMAN ALUM: John Daniels YOU MAY GET THIS A LOT, BUT SERIOUSLY, WHAT IS IT LIKE TO BE A TRIPLET? Being a triplet for me is pretty special. I was born essentially with two best…

Mason Student Gets Drunk, Actually Beats Robot

“It just wanted to have a beep-boop day” BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE COPY GOD In a manner that showed how professional, incredible and amazing Mason students are, Tuesday, March 28, a student was found in a state of intoxication close to…

What IZZ Activism

Izz LaMagdeleine, COPY CHIEF When people learn my name, they always have to repeat it. “Izz?” they ask with a hint of confusion. My favorite way to react, if I am not tired and can think straight, is to ask,…

Mason Weekly Crime Log

Monday, March 18- Fairfax Campus, Multiple times Stalking: Complainant (GMU) reported receiving unwanted contact from an unknown subject (GMU) on multiple occasions. Due to confidentiality of reporting, limited information is available regarding this incident. CSA Report #031819- Information Only. Tuesday,…

South Sudan Still in Crisis

Mason student researches problems in the country BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE COPY CHIEF The world’s youngest nation, South Sudan, was first recognized in 2011 and has been engulfed in civil war since 2013. The country is often known in the media…