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.

Arlington Shuttle

No student should have to worry about how to get to class each week BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE COPY CHIEF Earlier this week when I was in my Ethics and Human Rights class on the Arlington campus, my professor made a point…

Faces of Mason

BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY CHIEF ORGANIZATION- American Association of University Professors (AAUP) HOW DID AAUP@MASON FORM? So, AAUP’s chapter is an advocacy chapter, because we’re in a right-to-work state. But the advocacy chapter has its origins around 1971, so it’s actually been…

Reach for the Sky With Nesmith

Senior Jason Nesmith talks about the inspiration for his music and more BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY CHIEF When thinking about how to answer a particularly challenging question, Jason Nesmith does not just say, “Uh, uh, uh”—he sings it, sounding like he…

Mason Holds Sexual Assault Town Hall

Q&A Addresses Kavanaugh, Pober, Title IX and more BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE COPY CHIEF On Tuesday, April 16, Mason for Survivors hosted a town hall to address student’s concerns with sexual assault issues, in conjunction with Student Government and other offices on…

Plazapalooza Enters Fourth Year

Local Lineup Holds Both Fresh Talent And Familiar Faces BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY CHIEF In 2015, local Mason band Cinema Hearts sat down for an interview with Fourth Estate about their music and their band. At the time, Caroline Weinroth, lead…

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…