Student Government Spring 2014 candidates announced

Student Government has posted the candidates for the 2014 spring election. There are four candidates for President with four Vice President running mates. There are currently thirty five candidates running for Student Senate with thirty spaces available. Campaigning begins March…

Star service sets Tex-Mex restaurant apart

Written by Fourth Estate Lifestyle Reporter Kyra Wiseman Sometimes, you just need a burrito. Located in the Main Street Marketplace, near the TJ Maxx right off the Green 2 CUE bus line (about a 20-30 minute walk from campus), the…

OPINION: The harm in “harmless” campus culture

About a month ago, an email sent over the Delta Zeta chapter of Sigma Chi fraternity listserv at William and Mary University gave everyone a look into the mind of one disgusting and disrespectful human being. The message spoke of…

How do we save the news at Mason?

Fourth Estate Editors Frank Muraca and Hau Chu spend a lot of time discussing how best to inform the Mason community. In rapidly changing world of journalism and media, they thought it’d be most helpful to have this discussion publicly….

Declaration of Student Rights continues development

This past semester, the Declaration of Student Rights bill has been the leading project under construction by Mason’s Student Government. Also, with the recent progress from the bill’s main supervisor, Student Government’s Attorney General, Rachael Grimesey, the bill is set…

Cardboard Hack-a-thon engages student creativity

Written by Fourth Estate Online Lifestyle Editor Arrielle Brooks On Feb. 28, Mason’s Center for Social Entrepreneurship collaborated with AE Green from Auxiliary Enterprises  to host a Cardboard Hack-a-thon in the Engineering building. Part of a series of similar events…

Chain Bridge construction to heavily impact commutes in March

This spring, commuter students may notice condensed traffic around Chain Bridge Road. The City of Fairfax will begin the demolition and replacement of an existing 90-year-old bridge over Accotink Creek in late March or early April. “The existing bridge is…

An alternative view on “12 Years a Slave”

Written by Fourth Estate Lifestyle Reporter Andrew Davis For years, directors have been releasing biographic films about the pre-Civil War era and the abolitionist movement such as “12 Years a Slave.” Taking place in the early 19th century, the film…