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.

A Message to the JC Preachers

BY SEAN BIRDSEY, CONTRIBUTOR While antagonizing the preachers that visit our campus can be cathartic, it’s unproductive. They will not be swain, and instead see it as justification for proselytizing because we are apparently willfully ignorant of God, and thus…

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By Billy Ferguson

Gold Rush

Mason fans prepare for 2018-2019 basketball season with on-campus festivities BY MANSUR SHAHEEN STAFF WRITER Mason basketball kicks off this week when the women’s and men’s teams begin their season with a doubleheader on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at EagleBank Arena. Festivities…

Transparency Trainwreck

BY SARA DERISO, CONTRIBUTOR Last spring, Transparent GMU exposed several examples of undue donor influence here at Mason. This included revelations that the university allowed the Charles Koch Foundation and other donors to be involved in the hiring of faculty…

The Legend of the Bunnyman

BY CONNOR CUEVO If you’re from the area, you may be familiar with an enigmatic figure called the Bunnyman. He’s a local urban legend, a cryptid of sorts. The story has numerous variations, all incredibly ghastly. He lives under a…

Keep Toasty

By Alan Terrazas

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By Billy Ferguson

Our Earth is Dying, Now What?

BY ELIJAH NICHOLS As you have probably heard, the global temperatures are rising and, of course, you are to blame. Media outlets, like Forbes and CNN, often address the issue of climate change in a singular way. For example, articles…