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.

Embracing the Unbridled Attention

Mason’s Equestrian Club talks competition and team bonding BY ALEXANDRIA MCALPINE, ART DIRECTOR Imagine waking up at 4 a.m. in the dead of winter to drive 45 minutes to work out in the cold. For the 25 members of the…

Long Distance Relationships at Mason

Students give their experiences with long distance relationships BY BROOKE LEWITAS, STAFF WRITER According to the Journal of Communication in 2013, 75 percent of college students have been in or are currently in a long distance relationship.  When we think…

Looking Back on Fifty Years of Civil Rights

Fenwick’s “Before and Beyond 1968” exhibit explores three civil rights movements’ BY D’ANDREA BRADY, STAFF WRITER Fenwick Library is hosting the exhibit “Before and Beyond 1968: Three Civil Rights Movements in America.”  The exhibit shows unique and outstanding photographs, artifacts,…

Why I and Most Other Students Hate Construction

BY OWEN FERGUSON, STAFF WRITER It seems everywhere I go on campus, there is a fence surrounding piles of dirt and rubble. As I try to navigate campus, it feels like a maze. I have to plan out which way is…

Mason’s Procurement Needs to be Conflict-Free

BY SUMMER BROWN, STAFF WRITER Every action we make has consequences. Some have minor impacts and some have larger impacts. At times, we most often think that our actions cannot possibly have too large of consequences, at least on a…

Robots Roll Up To Campus

A breakdown of business, security and student opinion BY MATTHEW HAYES, STAFF WRITER As well as the incoming freshman and transfer students, Mason has a new addition to its Fairfax campus―delivery robots. The food delivery service, Starship Technologies, is currently delivering…

February Kicks Off with a (Silent) Bang

Students celebrate Black/African Heritage Month with a silent party BY MONICA ECHOLS, CULTURE EDITOR To kick off the beginning of Black/African Heritage Month, the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Education (ODIME) and LGBTQ Resources hosted the Stay Woke Silent…

This Week In Politics

BY JENNIFER MUCHNIKOFF, STAFF WRITER Monday, Jan. 21 California Democrat Sen. Kamala Harris announces her bid for presidency in 2020. Delta Air Lines Foundation provides a private grant to ensure Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park in Atlanta is…

Study Shows Increasing Acceptance of Climate Change

Mason and Yale gather data on climate-change beliefs BY COLLIN COPE, STAFF WRITER Climate change has played an increasingly significant role in U.S. politics in recent decades. As science has increasingly supported climate change as reality, more people are acknowledging it….