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.

Cultural Diversity among  NOVA Students

A look into the impact of sharing one’s culture on a college campus BY ZULFIKAR BELAL How proud do you feel when you introduce your country and culture to diverse multicultural students on campus? If classrooms are filled with diverse…

George Mason Doesn’t Do Enough for its Jewish Students

BY MCKENNA BATES, CONTRIBUTOR Over the course of my three years at Mason, I have been involved with advocating for Jewish students on campus. Whether that be through fighting for Hebrew classes to be taught, working to pass resolutions in Student…

Why is Marxism Still Cool?

BY STEPHEN JONES, CONTRIBUTOR Of all the ideologies that plague academia, the worst may be Marxism. The founder of Marxism is philosopher Karl Marx, author of “The Communist Manifesto.”. Being that Marxism and its offspring communism have inspired brainwashing, gulags, mass…

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…