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.

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, The recent Fourth Estate article focusing on CAPS services (Oct. 1 edition) highlighted the importance of supporting the mental health of Mason’s students. However, it painted a skewed and incomplete picture. I want to share information and important…

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By Billy Ferguson

All-Nighters Have Value

BY ALEXANDER KOURMADAS, CONTRIBUTOR All-nighters get a lot of flack. They contribute to sleep deprivation, which damages our brains and reduces the quality of our work, as the argument goes. Why stay up all night to produce sub-par work when…

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By Billy Ferguson

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editors, As directors of two units that provide direct services to students with active substance use and those who are in recovery, we want to express our concerns about the Fourth Estate article “Substance Abuse Rates Spike Among College…

Letter to the Editor

BY DR. LASHONDA ANTHONY On September 17th, Fourth Estate published a letter from an anonymous contributor entitled “Cheating is Not Immoral.”  It would be easy to see my role and assume that I am writing with expected responses such as…

Are Yemenis in Jeju Fake Refugees?

BY HYUNSEON KIM, REPORTER “Fake Refugees Go Home Right Now!” is what a group of protesters were shouting on June 30, at the Gwanghwamun square, an emblematic place for civil protests in South Korea. This time, protestors were opposing Yemeni refugees…

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The Importance of Student Press Freedom

An Editorial from Liberty University BY JACK PANYARD, GUEST CONTRIBUTOR   Editor’s Note: Jack Panyard is a special guest columnist from Liberty University. We invited him to write an editorial on his experience with the school’s newspaper, the Liberty Champion,…