Author Archives: Tisha Herrera

About Tisha Herrera

Tisha Herrera is the News Editor for Fourth Estate. Herrera is a senior majoring in communication with a concentration in journalism. She enjoys learning new languages and plans to return to Israel after graduation.

Spike In Sexual Assault And Other Title IX Violations

Crime Log BY TISHA HERRERA NEWS EDITOR Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 – Fairfax Campus, 12:29 a.m. Stalking/ Simple Assault: Complainant (GMU) reported receiving unwanted contact from a known Subject (GMU) on multiple occasions. A second Complainant (GMU) reported being assaulted by…

Jewish Students Respond to Antisemitism

Swastikas in Fairfax, “Jew-jokes” and fear: Jewish students speak out BY TISHA HERRERA NEWS EDITOR Earlier this month, the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCCNV or “the J”) found swastikas spray-painted on the building’s windows and walls. This vandalism happened…

Chemicals In Cosmetics

Mason Health professor evaluates four chemicals commonly found in makeup, lotions, and hand sanitizers BY TISHA HERRERA, NEWS EDITOR Bisphenol A (BPA), chlorophenols, benzophenones, and parabens: these chemicals are all found in everyday household products and cosmetics—some of which have been…

Mason Weekly Crime Log

BY TISHA HERRERA, NEWS EDITOR Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018: Fairfax Campus (Online) Intimidation. Complainant (GMU) reported receiving a threatening message on social media. Case 2018-008834-Pending Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018: Southside Dining Theft from Building. Complainant (GMU) reported the theft of…

Mason Weekly Crime Log

BY TISHA HERRERA, NEWS EDITOR Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 – Rappahannock Parking Deck, 6:00 p.m. Hit and Run: Complainant (GMU) reported a hit and run of a vehicle. Case 2018-008740 – Inactive Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 – Johnson Center, 4:33…

News in Brief

  According to Adanna Newby, Chief of Staff for Student Government (SG) at Mason, SG is looking to fill 22 senate positions. In order to run for a senators position, prospective senators will need to attend one of the candidates’…

Mason Weekly Crime Log

BY TISHA HERRERA, NEWS EDITOR Friday, September 7, 2018 – York River Road, 1:54 a.m. Drunkenness: Subject (GMU) was arrested and transported to Fairfax County Adult Detention Center for being highly intoxicated in public. Case 2018-008434 – Cleared by Arrest…

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…

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…