Author Archives: Tisha Herrera

About Tisha Herrera

Tisha Herrera is a staff writer for Fourth Estate. Herrera is a junior majoring in communication with a concentration in journalism. She also enjoys learning new languages, and plans to work abroad after graduation.
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A preview of Mason Day 2018

Food trucks, an obstacle course and singer Daniel Caesar are coming to the 53rd annual campus celebration By Tisha Herrera, Staff Writer The 53rd annual Mason Day celebration is coming up on Friday, April 27, 2018. The main attraction at…

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Model World Health Organization Conference 2018

Mason students study drug policies, practices, and prevention By Tisha Herrera, Staff Writer On April 14, Mason hosted its third annual World Health Organization Conference (MWHO), where Mason students heard and discussed drug crises around the world and demonstrated a…

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Your newly elected student leaders

Pettine, Truong and new senators win 2018-2019 student body election By Tisha Herrera, Staff Writer President-elect Bekah Pettine and Vice President-elect Erik Truong are officially declared the winners of Mason’s 2018-2019 student government election. With more than 2000 registered student…

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Executive Candidates debate in the JC

Candidates running for Mason student body president and vice president By Tisha Herrera, Staff Writer Ten candidates from five campaigns participated in the spring Student Government Election Executive Debate, hosted on Thursday night, March 22 in the Johnson Center. Candidates…

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Gender in STEM “Moving in the right direction:

How Mason women learn and teach in a male-dominated field By Tisha Herrera, Staff Writer  Female Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) students have historically been the minority in their respective colleges. Mason faculty say the ratio of male to…

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New room and board prices set to rise for Fall 2019

BILLS TO ALLOCATE FUNDS, GEO OPPORTUNITIES, AND NEW APPOINTMENTS IN MASON’S STUDENT SENATE By Tisha Herrera, Staff Writer Mason’s student senate met for the sixth time this semester on March 1 in Merten Hall. The Student Senate discussed increased student…

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Trayvon Martin’s mother speaks at Mason

SYBRINA FULTON DISCUSSES MYTHS SURROUNDING HER SON’S DEATH AND POLICING IN THE U.S. By Tisha Herrera, Staff Writer Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, spoke with Mason students for the 2018 Sojourner Truth Lecture in the HUB Ballroom on Monday,…


Why Flu Season is Worse than Usual

 MASON SENDS EMAIL ALERT NOTIFYING STUDENTS OF FLU EPIDEMIC By Tisha Herrera, Staff Writer This year’s seasonal influenza (flu) virus has been the most virulent since 2009 according to statistics from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, with…

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Mason’s Student Senate Passes New Budget

SENATORS ALSO VOTED ON NEW CABINET APPOINTMENTS TO REPLACE FORMER MEMBERS By Tisha Herrera, Staff Writer Mason’s student senate met for the third time this semester on Thursday, Feb. 8, in Merten Hall. They discussed resignations and new appointments, passed…