Category: Need To Know

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A look at Mason students who are also parents

Stigmas, guilt, and other challenges faced by these student parents everyday By Dinanda Pramesti, Lifestyle Editor and Hailey Bullis, Staff Writer Mason prides itself on being a diverse campus. However, there are some students who feel there are not enough…

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How Mason Police respond to active threats

Mason’s police department and Special Response Team lay out their active threat strategy By Isabella LaMagdeleine, Staff Writer As public shootings capture the attention of the nation, Mason’s responders are working hard to make sure that our campus and community…

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Terry McAuliffe at Mason

Former Va. governor explains how Trump’s tax bill will affect students By Dana Nickel, Staff Writer Former Governor Terry McAuliffe spoke to Mason students, affected families, tax officials and small business owners during a town hall focused on the Republican…

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Women’s History Month Features:

To wrap up Women’s History Month, our writers at Fourth Estate compiled the stories of exceptional women from Virginia and D.C. area. Among the featured are: Lillian Lincoln Lambert, the first African American woman to graduate from Harvard Business School,…

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Koch Uncovered: Part 2

Mason faculty express concerns over administration’s lack of transparency By Dana Nickel, Ashley Stewart, Olivia Vermane, Staff Writers; Alexander Shedd, News Assistant Editor Editorial Note: In Koch Uncovered: Part 1, the Fourth Estate investigative team described how billionaire businessman Charles…

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Executive Candidates debate in the JC

Candidates running for Mason student body president and vice president By Tisha Herrera, Staff Writer Ten candidates from five campaigns participated in the spring Student Government Election Executive Debate, hosted on Thursday night, March 22 in the Johnson Center. Candidates…

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Mason students “March for Our Lives” in D.C.

Thousands join Parkland survivors to call for gun reform in Washington By Olivia Vermane, Staff Writer Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School senior Emma Gonzalez was one of many student speakers who survived the Feb. 2018 shooting in Parkland, Fla. who…

How Mason pays for campus construction

If funds can’t be raised, tuition and housing costs may go up By Isabella Lamagdeleine, Staff Writer With massive construction projects planned for the next several years, Mason administration officials have plans to make sure the university does not overextend…

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Students examine George Mason’s past

Research group looks into the Founding Father’s history of slavery By Isabella Lamagdeleine, Staff Writer Enslaved Children of George Mason (ECGM), a research group dedicated to the intricacies of the university namesake’s interactions and history with enslavement, spent last summer…