Author Archives: Billy Ferguson

About Billy Ferguson

I am a Junior film and video studies major. This is my 5th 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 One-On-One with Transparent GMU

Student organization continues to fight Koch influence during the 2018-2019 school year BY JACK HARVEY, STAFF WRITER With the start of a new school year comes the revving up of Transparent GMU. The student organization is dedicated to understanding and addressing…

Mason’s Mercatus Center Uses Private Email Server

Journalists attempt to use FOIA to uncover Mercatus emails on private servers BY JALEN REID, STAFF WRITER According to recent reports from The Intercept, the Mercatus Center, Mason’s policy think tank, uses a private email server inaccessible to Mason personnel….

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…

Swinging for the Sky

UVA graduate Connor Messick takes his talents to Fairfax BY BRYCE VALLIERE STAFF WRITER The Mason Men’s Golf team received a large boost to their program this summer when northern Virginia native Connor Messick committed to a one-year graduate program at…

An Athlete. An Academic. An Inspiration.

Senior soccer player excels in the classroom and on the pitch BY KIM BARTENFELDER STAFF WRITER This is Emily Littell. A soccer player. A scholar. A young woman to celebrate. Senior Emily Littell is approaching the end of her college experience…

A Radiant Return

UNC transfer comes home to Virginia to play the sport she loves BY ZACH SEAY STAFF WRITER Imagine achieving your dream only to be forced to give up the sport you love. This feeling would be devastating for most, and it…

A Whole New World

Mason volleyball freshman talks about her transition from Hawaii to Fairfax BY MANSUR SHAHEEN STAFF WRITER Fairfax, Virginia, is more than 4,500 miles from Laie, Hawaii. The trip from the rural Hawaiian city to the suburbs of northern Virginia takes over…

Upcoming Sports Calendar (October 3-13)

All You Need to Know About This Week’s Matches and Games Oct. 3 Men’s Soccer vs. George Washington University George Mason Stadium: 7 p.m. Oct. 4 Women’s Soccer vs. Saint Joseph’s University George Mason Stadium: 7 p.m. Oct. 5 Women’s…

Peer Review

By Isaiah King