Author Archives: ilamagde

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.

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…

Money? A Monstrous Battle With Tuition

How can I get out of this mess? BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE ASSISTANT, CULTURE EDITOR It’s the Wednesday of the week I’m supposed to go back to Mason. This year, I’m a junior. I am the Assistant Culture Editor of the newspaper…

Credit Change Affects Many

Students at Mason speak out against tuition cap BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, CONTRIBUTOR On April 29, 2019, an email addressed to the Mason community was sent on behalf of the Office of the Provost. It discussed proposals about to be brought…

September Horoscopes

Virgo Season Is Here BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): A Virgo’s ambition means that you might accidentally overwork yourself. Take some time to relax. Start that show you’ve been meaning to watch, or make one…

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…