Author Archives: Billy Ferguson

About Billy Ferguson

I am a Junior film and video studies major. This is my 5th 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.

Mason Weekly Crime Log

BY JACK HARVEY, STAFF WRITER Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018- Lot K, 12:17 a.m. Drug/ Narcotic Violations: Subject (Non-GMU) was issued a releasable summons for possessing illegal drugs. A second Subject (GMU) was referred to Office of Student Conduct (OSC) for…

Student Government Discusses Controversial Topics

Gold Rush talk, being a conflict-free campus and condemning anti-Semitism BY JALEN REID STAFF WRITER On Oct. 11, 2018, the 39th Student Senate met at Merten Hall to discuss The George, Congressman John Lewis’ Fall for the Book talk, the first…

Page-Ing All Bookworms

Fall for the Book Festival opens dialogue about different cultures and ideas BY D’ANDREA BRADY AND NAYOMI SANTOS, STAFF WRITERS Last week, Mason held the annual Fall for the Book Festival in which 150 authors visited and discussed their different literary…

The Uphill Journey for International Students

Adjusting to life at Mason come with its own challenges for international students BY SARA ANWAR, STAFF WRITER Even though immigration has been a common habit of human civilization since the ancient ages, leaving one’s homeland is never easy. Thousands of…

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Female Empowerment Shines in Contemporary Music

Ariana Grande becomes an inspiring activist for women through music BY KIM BARTENFELDER, STAFF WRITER Since the release of “God is a Woman” by Ariana Grande in July 2018, the song has served as a lyrical and visual representation of women’s…

Resources for Mason’s LGBTQ+ Community

Learn more about Mason’s Safe Zone and other resources available to students BY BROOKE LEWITAS, STAFF WRITER Actress and trans rights activist Laverne Cox once said, “I’ve never been interested in being invisible and erased.” However, incidents of invisibility, erasure…

Dear Ivy

Dear Ivy

This week, Ivy gives advice to someone dealing with a bad roommate BY TRAVIS MCMILL, STAFF WRITER Dear Ivy, My roommate is a freaking slob. He leaves USED toilet paper on the bathroom floor. He only showers three times a…

Hidden Hangouts: The Swiss Bakery

Grüezi wilkomme! Bring a book and enjoy some “me” time at The Swiss Bakery BY KATHYA MENDEZ, STAFF WRITER For many college students, an ideal morning starts with a nice cup of coffee before class. If you ever get tired…

Cycling Into Fairfax

Capital Bikeshare considers extending service to Mason BY APRIL HORENCY, STAFF WRITER For the many locals who drive to work or school every day, the New York-based Motivate created a Washington D.C., branch called Capital Bikeshare. The bicycle rental system, which…

Mason Weekly Crime Log

BY COLLIN COPE, STAFF WRITER Wednesday, October 11, 2018 – Essex Hall, 11:49 p.m. Drug/Narcotic Violations: Three Subjects (GMU) were referred to Office of Student Conduct (OSC) for possessing illegal drugs. Case 2018-010019 – Referred to OSC Wednesday, October 11, 2018…