Category: campus

Incoming Class of Fall 2017 Makes Mason History

IT IS THE LARGEST AND MOST DIVERSE SINCE THE UNIVERSITY WAS FOUNDED By Lydia Antonio-Vila, Staff Writer Mason welcomed its largest incoming class in the university’s history this fall, with 6,359 new students on campus. According to the office of…

Mason Celebrates Halloween with Upcoming Campus Events

DISCOUNTS FOR KING’S DOMINION HAUNTED PARK, WITCH WATCH AND MORE By Claire Underwood, Staff Writer As Halloween approaches, most college students are eager to make plans to celebrate the occasion. George Mason has worked with the Office of Student Involvement…

Mason Recognized for Student Voter Participation

SENIOR MONICA VIDAURRI HOSTED A DISCUSSION ABOUT STUDENT VOTING AT THE NEWSEUM By Michael Eberhart, News Editor The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge recently recognized Mason with a Silver Campus Seal of Achievement for reaching over 60 percent participation by…

Culture-Based Halloween Costumes

WHERE SHOULD YOU DRAW THE LINE? By Paresha Khan, Staff Writer Halloween has become a controversial holiday in which creativity can flow into a grey area of discrimination and offense. Halloween costumes should not be inspired from actual cultures. Although…

Transparent GMU: What You Need to Know

STUDENT ORGANIZATION MOVES FORWARD WITH LAWSUIT AGAINST SCHOOL By Alexander Shedd, Assistant News Editor  Transparent GMU, a student organization that “aims to shed light on the on the potential undue influence of GMU donors,” is moving forward with a lawsuit…

Timeline of Transparent GMU Lawsuit

By Dana Nickel, Staff Writer 2005 – The Charles Koch Foundation begins donations to George Mason University totalling $95 million as of 2017 – the largest amount the foundation has donated to any school. 2012 – Transparent GMU’s founders learn…

Campus Poll Reveals Apathy Among Student Voters

INFORMAL POLL SHOWS STUDENTS NOT VOTING By Alexander Shedd, Assistant News Editor  An informal poll conducted on campus reveals that a majority of polled students are either unsure or not voting in the upcoming Virginia gubernatorial election. Of the 65…

Dress Your Best on Halloween

HALLOWEEN SEASON IS APPROACHING, HERE ARE SOME FUN COSTUME IDEAS THAT WILL SURELY GET PEOPLE TALKING By Angelique Arintok, Staff Writer The big question arises every year leading up to Halloween: “what should I be?” The following ideas should spark some…

Mason Elects New Student Senators

INCOMING FRESHMEN AND TRANSFER STUDENTS FILL SEATS IN 2017-2018 STUDENT GOVERNMENT  By Olivia Vermane, Staff Writer Mason’s student government recently held semi-annual elections, with ten new members from the incoming freshmen class voted in to the student senate. The election…

Mason LIFE Student Changes Student Government

MADISON ESSIG CHAMPIONS RIGHTS  By Isabella LaMadgeleine, Staff Writer Editor’s Note: Since this article, Fourth Estate has updated her progress in Student Government here, and has spoken with her further on separate topics, which we have added a transcript of…