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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.

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…

The Amazing Comic Shop marvels Mason community

Store offers comic books, manga and more for residents from Fairfax to D.C. BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY CHIEF If you ever want to spend hours catching up on the latest manga plots or comic book series, the Amazing Comic Shop,…

Immigration Policy Could Harm Scientific Development

Mason professors study effects of restricted immigration BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE COPY CHIEF When people discuss immigration, they often focus on the most visible effects, such as the controversial policies and decisions made by the Trump administration. However, other results of immigration…

Non Cisgender Rights Gone?

Trump administration might change definition of gender; Mason community responds BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY CHIEF For people who are transgender or gender nonconforming, gender is a complex construct. However, the Trump administration is considering narrowing the definition of gender considerably according…

All About the Bass

At Music in the Lobby, students have no treble playing Mozart, Brahms and more BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY EDITOR On Wednesday, Oct. 24, Mason held its second Music in the Lobby this semester in a partnership between the School of…

Talks On MS-13 Dispel Falsehoods

Migration and national security among issues discussed BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE COPY EDITOR With Attorney General Jeff Sessions stating that the gang Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) is the “most serious security threat” to the United States today, a question on many Americans’ minds…