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Foodies unite

BY RIDA KAYANI, STAFF WRITER A new food inspired app, HUNGRY, has been brought to the area to serve up authentic chef-curated meals to the Mason community. The “serial entrepreneurs,” as siblings Shayan and Eman Pahlevani call themselves on the…

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A (Democratic) party in the USA

BY TAYLOR WICHTENDAHL, STAFF WRITER   “Open up! You’re in big trouble! I’m kidding, it’s just me,” Miley Cyrus yelled as she pounded on the door of students in the Piedmont residence hall on Saturday. The singer/actress/activist came to campus…

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Scalia Law School protest

    BY SARAH BASSIL, STAFF WRITER On Oct. 6, students and faculty gathered outside the newly-renamed Antonin Scalia Law School, formerly known as the George Mason University School of Law, to protest “Charles Koch’s undue influence at GMU and…

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Police Chief search

BY FAREEHA REHMAN, STAFF WRITER   In the last week of September, Mason held candidate presentations as an opportunity for the community to see who could be their next chief of police on campus. The presentations offered the chance for…

Combatting substance abuse in Virginia

BY HAMNA AHMAD, STAFF WRITER Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe recently announced a new partnership with Mason that will bring the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment program to the Commonwealth to combat substance abuse and fatal drug overdoses. The…

BREAKING: Johnson Center evacuated due to bomb threat

by Fourth Estate staff The Johnson Center has been closed due to a bomb threat, which university police are currently investigating. They have asked people to vacate the building and remain away from the area. No further information has been…

Pakistan to Mason

BY FAREEHA REHMAN, STAFF WRITER   Mason has collaborated with the University of Management and Technology in Lahore, Pakistan to have 40 faculty fellows from UMT attend academic seminars on campus. Funded by a U.S. Department of State Secretary’s Office…

EPA sues Mason for water contamination

BY NINA MOTAZEDI, STAFF WRITER Mason has agreed to pay a $20,000 fine for the discharge of diesel fuel oil and additional Environmental Protection Agency violations. On Jan. 17, 2015, Mason’s aboveground Central Heating and Cooling Plant in Fairfax discharged…

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ROTC alternative summer

BY MELISSA MOORE, STAFF WRITER For many students, summer vacation consists of lazy days, beach trips and catching up on much needed sleep, but for several cadets of the Mason Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), or Patriot Battalion, summer looked…

Put your phone on Drunk Mode

BY MELISSA MOORE, STAFF WRITER   Have you ever gone out to a party, had a little too much to drink and made a phone call that you wish you didn’t? The application Drunk Mode, which recently surpassed 1.3 million…