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.

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…

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,…