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 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…

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…