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Transparent GMU lawsuit update

Students and community members rallied on campus and outside Fairfax County courthouse in support By Sarah Bassil, Staff Writer Students from Transparent GMU and members of the Mason community gathered outside Merten Hall on Tuesday, April 24, with one clear…

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A Title IX report alleged harassment by Student Body President

  By Lauren Sullivan, Staff Writer; Fareeha Rehman, Co-editor-in-chief; Michael Eberhart, News Editor Editor’s note: headline has been updated to more accurately reflect new information brought to Fourth Estate after the original article was published. Further updates have been added throughout…

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Cradling a freshman phenom

An Interview with Patriots’ Midfielder Erin Donoghue By Domenic Allegra, Staff Writer The Atlantic 10 Conference Rookie of the year Erin Donoghue started her journey at Lenape High School, a New Jersey school located about 20 miles east of Philadelphia. Donoghue…


Mason’s SAE Fraternity suspended for exam distribution

By Dana Nickel, Staff Writer UPDATE: After the April 24, 2018 announcement that the SAE fraternity was suspended from Mason for an alleged illegal “exam bank,” Fourth Estate now has information that a fellow student and fraternity brother has been…

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Bike to Mason Day 2018

A yearly tradition since 2008, this day encourages and incentivizes students and staff to bike to Mason… By Angelique Arintok, Staff Writer On April 17, Mason Parking & Transportation hosted Bike to Mason Day in collaboration with the Office of Sustainability….

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Northam’s population strategy

Eradicating the Opioid Crisis in Northern Virginia By Olivia Vermane, Staff Writer Governor Ralph Northam and Northern Virginia leaders spoke at Mason on April 19 regarding the opioid crisis currently threatening the nation. As the largest public research university in…

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Men’s volleyball ends season in EIVA tournament

A four-set loss closes out the Patriots’ 17-12 season By Domenic Allegra, Staff Writer The Patriots’ men’s volleyball team entered the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA) Tournament on Thursday, April 19, as the number one seed, looking to win and…

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A preview of Mason Day 2018

Food trucks, an obstacle course and singer Daniel Caesar are coming to the 53rd annual campus celebration By Tisha Herrera, Staff Writer The 53rd annual Mason Day celebration is coming up on Friday, April 27, 2018. The main attraction at…

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APA Heritage Month celebrates the diversity of Asian Americans

Asian American students led a discussion on the challenges and stereotypes they face By Diana Nadira, Contributor As a part of ODIME’s Asian Pacific American Heritage (APAH) month celebration, a panel discussion on “Dreams, possibilities and challenges for APA students”…