Author Archives: Lianna Brown

About Lianna Brown

Lianna Brown is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Fourth Estate for the 2021-2022 academic year. She is majoring in Government and International Politics, and can be reached at lbrown45@gmu.edu.

WHY ABIGAIL SPANBERGER HAS THE MOST TO LOSE NEXT YEAR

BY JEFFREY CARBERRY STAFF WRITER Elected in the blue wave of 2018, former CIA analyst Abigail Spanberger survived a tough election in 2020 but now faces perhaps the biggest challenge of her political career: surviving the 2022 midterms.  Poised with…

STUDENT GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS BRING NEW CANDIDATES

A look into this year’s candidates and their plans for Student Government  BY KENDALL BARNHARDT STAFF WRITER  Fall 2021 Student Government (SG) elections are here, with 22 people running for the Student Senate body. Freshman Zayd Hamid: Candidate Zayd Hamid…

ON THE SLATE

“Venom: Let There Be Carnage” BY JOSEPH MOORE STAFF WRITER “Venom: Let There Be Carnage,” the latest entry in the Sony Pictures Spider-Man Universe, was released in cinemas on Oct. 1. The film, which is a direct sequel from “Venom”…

STUDENTS TOUR LGBTQ+ SPACES IN DOWNTOWN WASHINGTON D.C.

LGBTQ+ Resource Center and LLC kick off LGBTQ+ history month with a trip downtown BY ARI MASTERS STAFF WRITER On Sunday, Oct 3, Mason students took a trip downtown to tour D.C. LGBTQ+ services, led by the LGBTQ+ Resources Center…

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

A review of the best allergen-free eats in the DMV BY ALEXIS MCCUTCHAN STAFF WRITER As someone who has learned to live with a severe dairy allergy, at times it can be difficult to find a place to eat out…

MASON’S COVID RESPONSE: A CRY AGAINST HYPOCRISY

BY ELI KOHN STAFF WRITER So, here we all are. A new year, and boy, things look promising. There’s hundreds of people roaming Wilkin’s Plaza, tons of in-person classes and a line outside Chipotle that has only gotten longer since…

AUSTRALIA FINALLY PICKED A SIDE, THE RIGHT SIDE

The Australian government makes a formal decision on nuclear-powered submarines BY JEFFREY CARBERRY STAFF WRITER On Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, President Joe Biden stood in the East Room of the White House, joined virtually by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison…

THE PANDEMIC’S LASTING EFFECTS

Long after the start of the pandemic, more of its long-lasting effects are brought to light BY MCKENNA BAXTER STAFF WRITER The COVID-19 pandemic brought no shortage of trials and tribulations. As the numbers of infected individuals climbed, so did…

SOLVING THE PROBLEM OF THE DINING HALLS

A suggestion for the students of George Mason BY CARLOS BORGERT STAFF WRITER  We’re all aware of the problem. We arrive at Southside or Ike’s, bellies rumbling, mouths watering, ready to tear apart whatever food gets on our plates. We…