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.

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…

New Faces Expose Left’s Rift on Israel

Conflicting views of Israel are a source of contention in American politics BY ARJIT ROSHAN, CONTRIBUTOR On Feb. 18, 27-year-old Ibraheem Samirah won the special election for Virginia House District 86, encompassing most of Herndon and just northwest of Mason’s Fairfax…

The International Students of NOVA

BY ROGER HINCAPIE, NOVA CONTRIBUTOR Since July 2018, Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) has been hosting 30 students coming from 12 different countries around the globe as part of the Community College Initiative Program (CCI). This year the CCI program,…

A Survivor’s Dilemma

BY ANONYMOUS I am a survivor of sexual assault. I have only ever told three people my story. I believe it is important to talk about my mindset as a survivor, especially in today’s climate where reports and allegations are…

Redshirt Senior Tejon Anthony Recounts His Wrestling Career

BY BILLY FERGUSON, ONLINE DIRECTOR In the seventh grade, Tejon Anthony did not make his school’s basketball team. As a result, he continued with youth wrestling. This deferral kept Anthony interested in wrestling throughout much of his academic career. He chose…