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.

Why You Should Learn A Second Language

BY CLAUDE MCVICKER STAFF WRITER English has become the standard language around the world. Although people in different countries speak the language of the place they were born in, many are now taught English in school to a very proficient degree….

New Title IX Coordinator, Who This?

BY NUHA ANWAR, STAFF WRITER Early this March, Jennifer Hammat, Mason’s Title IX coordinator at the time, announced her forthcoming resignation in the wake of numerous reports of sexual assault and harassment experienced by students on campus. This resignation hastened Mason’s search…

The Exploitation of Workers with Disabilities

BY SARAH PATNAUDE, CONTRIBUTOR Everyone has that one thing that fires them up. For me, it’s knowing that I am not protected under the law as I enter the workforce. The government continues to systematically discriminate against me and my peers…

Creating a Culture of Care

New NOVA program aims to help students with tuition, housing and textbook costs BY ROGER HINCAPIE, STAFF WRITER NOVA Community College is focusing on an entirely new approach to what students know as student services. In a previous interview with…

NOVA Community College looking for new college president

NOVA elects interim president after former president, Scott Ralls, left in March BY ROGER HINCAPIE Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is going through the process of selecting a new president for the upcoming year as Dr. Scott Ralls, who was…