Author Archives: ilamagde

About ilamagde

Izz LaMagdeleine is the resident grammer 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.

Immigration And LGBTQ+ Collide On Policy

Associate Professor, Rachel Lewis, tackles immigration in her latest book BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE COPY CHIEF When Rachel Lewis began her dissertation studies, it was not in studies about lesbian cinema or transnational feminism and human rights —it was in musicology, the study…

Professor Makes Career In Assisting LGBTQ+ Community

How research in psychology is helping Lauren Cattaneo effect change BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY CHIEF For Lauren Cattaneo, the field of psychology is one where real change for real problems can occur. “My interest in psychology, more broadly, has always been…

Politics of U.S.-Mexico Border Sample Class

Correa-Cabrera discusses MS-13, dynamics of countries BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY CHIEF When Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera, associate professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government, was a professor at the former University of Texas at Brownsville, she began to develop a course…

Supreme Court Allows Transgender Ban In Military

Mason responds to Trump’s transgender military ban BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE COPY CHIEF A proposed transgender military ban has been kept from becoming active policy by court action since July 2017, when President Trump tweeted about how he wished to reverse progressive…

Off-Campus Housing Issues

What students moving off-campus should know BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE COPY CHIEF As finding space on-campus is a problem for many Mason students, living off-campus in their own apartment or room is an attractive alternative. With 652 students seen last semester in…

ACA-Awesome A Capella

Mason Some Noise and Patriot Pitches sing their way to ICCA’s Izz LaMagdeleine/Fourth Estate When Austin Lazo, senior mechanical engineering major, was a freshman, he was interested in joining a vocal performance group, like choir or a music class. However, when…

Upperclassmen Housing not Guaranteed

Problems with on-campus housing continue into 2019 BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY CHIEF After senior communication major Madeline Powell applied for on-campus housing last year, she received an email from the department responsible for accommodating the “more than 6,500 current Mason…

Immigration and the Midterms

Panel talks future of immigration legislation BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY CHIEF The 2018 midterm election saw the House of Representatives turn blue with a Democrat majority, while the Senate gained more Republican members. The midterms held several historic moments for…

Jazz Ensemble Swings

Group covers Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and more in Jazz Vocal Night BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY CHIEF From Duke Ellington to Sara Bareilles, the Mason Jazz Vocal Ensemble played tunes from all eras of jazz at their Mason Jazz Vocal Night…

Content Coma Makes Waves

Band talks latest album, recording process, and how to stay together after a decade BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY CHIEF With over 10 years of experience making music together, as well as five albums in total, the band Papadosio are well-known…