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.

A S-Painful Experience

BY KAYLYN MATIS, STAFF WRITER On my first day in Madrid, Spain, I got off the plane and got into a taxi to go to my host family’s house. I had no idea where I was going and had been…

The Japanese Breakfast and Its Health Benefits

CLAUDE MCVICKER, CONTRIBUTOR Japan is an island nation directly off the eastern coast of China, boasting a population of about 126 million (as of 2018), the third largest economy in the world and, most noticeably, the longest expected life span…

Fall Semester Kicks Off With Mason Staycation

PAC encourages students to spend their long weekend oncampus BY ALEXA TIRONI, STAFF WRITER Mason Staycation, organized by the Patriot Activities Council (PAC), marked the first weekend of the fall semester. Thursday, Aug. 29 kicked off the fun-filled five-day event…

Your First “F” Isn’t A Fail

BY SYDNEY JOHNSON, STAFF WRITER Ah, yes. That gut-wrenching feeling you get when you look around at everyone getting their tests handed back to them in class and hear different waves of sighs, groans and slamming of papers on desks…

Mason: Observations From A Gen Z Freshman

BY ELI KOHN, STAFF WRITER Well, freshmen, we’re here. The last few years of our lives have been leading up to this. We’ve killed ourselves to make it here—so, is it everything you dreamed? The parties, the classes, the work,…

Maintaining Good Physical Health As A College Student

BY CLAUDE MCVICKER, STAFF WRITER Staying physically fit in college can be a challenge, and for good reason. After all, one of the major things that sets college apart from high school is the workload students receive. According to the…

Inform, Not Conform; Resisting The Temptation Of Polarity

BY ELI KOHN, STAFF WRITER In 2016, following one of the most divisive presidential elections in American history, voters elected one of the most divisive presidents in American history. This shocking (to many) outcome, accompanied by the relentless campaigns of both…