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About ilamagde

Izz LaMagdeleine is the Assistant Culture Editor for Fourth Estate. When they are not investigating or writing their next article(s), they can be found eating ice cream or sushi,, serving as Society of Professional Journalists' secretary for the 2019-2020 year, and cuddling their cat, Big Boy.

Civility Comes Together at Mason

Round table promotes civility in online political speech BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR  On Wednesday, Oct. 2, Mason hosted a civility round table in Merten Hall from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. titled “Coming Together in the Age of…

Second City And Mason Improv Association Perform At Hylton

Legendary Chicago comedy company comes to the Hylton Performing Arts Center BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR On Friday, Oct. 4, the Mason Improv Association and Second City On Tour performed fun, audience-based improv shows at the Hylton Performing Arts…

Northern Virginia’s Pagan Pride Festival

A celebration of community and spirituality on Mason’s campus By: Maggie Roth STAFF WRITER The Northern Virginia (NOVA) Pagan Pride Festival was held on Merten Hall’s lawn Saturday, Sept. 28, allowing one of the area’s lesser-known cultures to gather on…

Scholarships Sparkle At ARTS By George!

Biggest fundraiser for nine Mason programs BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR During Luke Ratcliffe’s childhood, he began teaching himself music on a small upright piano his family owned. His parents wanted him and his two younger brothers to each…

Faces of Mason

 BY IMANI HOLLOMAN, STAFF WRITER STUDENT: Jordan Moser WHICH CAME FIRST, RAPPING OR SINGING?  It was singing that came first. I was in a play at my church when I was mad young, like 9 years old. And I was…

More Money, Less Problems

How to spend less on food BY: IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR If you are what you eat, Mason students would be Dunkin iced coffees, Chipotle burrito bowls, Ike’s late-night breakfasts and groceries from Walmart or Giant.  At least, the…

The Return of Hispanic Heritage Month

Bienvienda Latina kicks off celebrations with music, balloons BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR As Bievienda Latina began this year, Hispanic music was blasting. Shiny pink balloons spelling out the event’s name on Merten Hall’s quad were visible near the…

Consent Carnival Continues In Second Year

Consent and healthy sex practices emphasized at outdoor celebration BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR A vagina bean bag toss and lube tasting were just some of the fun that could be found at this year’s Consent Carnival. Held on…

Mason Leaves A Mark

Community signs beam going into New Academic Building BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR Patriots left their legacy on campus Aug. 27–29 as they signed a beam that will be placed in the new academic building.  The beam was available…

Aid For 16 Credits Affects Many

How Mason provides financial aid for tuition credits BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR Nelly Solares did not receive any aid from Mason when the credit cap changed from 16 to 15 credits. The sophomore music education student is not…