Author Archives: Billy Ferguson

About Billy Ferguson

I am a Junior film and video studies major. This is my 6th semester at the Fourth Estate. I started as Graphics Editor as a freshman. Last year, I was the Art Director. Currently, I am the Online Director of the organization. This means that I coordinate the multimedia and social sections of Fourth Estate and manage the website.

Korean Age Calculation Methods: How Old Are You?

BY DA HYUN KIM, STAFF WRITER On Jan. 1, 2019, a petition was posted on the Korea presidential office’s page demanding the revision of the “Law on Age Calculation and Marking.” The description of the petition says, “the Korean age…

The Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

Mason students create platform to help students buy and sell their textbooks BY ROGER HINCAPIE, CONTRIBUTOR What comes to your mind when you think about entrepreneurs? You probably recall the people who have made millions with their companies, and even…

Progress With Purpose

BY ADIA MCLAUGHLIN, CANDIDATE FOR STUDENT-BODY VICE PRESIDENT Our organizational outreach, platform and dedication to transparency make us, Camden Layton and Adia McLaughlin, the perfect choice for Student Body President and Vice President. Camden and I are two out of…

Empowering Women One Speaker At a Time

NOVA will host the 2019 VISION conference on International Women’s Day BY ROGER HINCAPIE, NOVA CONTRIBUTOR In celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD), the Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), will be hosting the VISION 2019 event, which will…

Hypocrisy of Prison Labor

BY IVAN ANYANWU, CONTRIBUTOR The 13th Amendment did not outlaw slavery in America. This is reflected in its language: “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime … shall exist within the United States.” We exist, effectively, within…

New Faces Expose Left’s Rift on Israel

Conflicting views of Israel are a source of contention in American politics BY ARJIT ROSHAN, CONTRIBUTOR On Feb. 18, 27-year-old Ibraheem Samirah won the special election for Virginia House District 86, encompassing most of Herndon and just northwest of Mason’s Fairfax…

The International Students of NOVA

BY ROGER HINCAPIE, NOVA CONTRIBUTOR Since July 2018, Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) has been hosting 30 students coming from 12 different countries around the globe as part of the Community College Initiative Program (CCI). This year the CCI program,…