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.

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…

Housing Crisis or Economic Boom?

The Fuller Institute and New Virginia Majority release contradictory reports BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY CHIEF For some, Amazon’s upcoming move to Northern Virginia is welcome and a decision that would greatly benefit both the region and the state as a…

Student Debt At Mason

Spiros Protopsaltis discusses current trends and offers advice to students BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY CHIEF When Spiros Protopsaltis was the deputy assistant secretary for higher education and student financial aid in the Obama administration, he helped to expand students’ access…

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…