Category: Need To Know

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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…

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…

Mark Youker accepting his award.

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…

The women's club soccer team in action during practice held September 14. Credit: Dave Schrack, IV Estate

Club sport of the week: Soccer

BY DAVE SCHRACK, SPORTS EDITOR   The field was overrun with mosquitoes and gnats, even as day turned to dusk turned to night. Cleats and shoes drifting through the natural grass gradually collected loose blades and trimmings with the glue…

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ESSAY: Art, aliens and Sigur Rós

BY MACKENZIE REAGAN, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF (Photos courtesy of the National Gallery of Art)   I wouldn’t be the first to compare Pollock to Pavement, with their shared carefully orchestrated chaos, brushstrokes (lyrics) dripping with irony. Art and music go hand in…

Mason ranks high in diversity

  BY FAREEHA REHMAN, STAFF WRITER   Mason has made the list of the Diverse’s Top 100 Degree Producers, a survey that ranks U.S. universities based on minority graduation rates. According to the organization’s survey, Mason ranked number 46 for…

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CAPS introduces initial consultations

BY RIDA KAYANI, STAFF WRITER   University Life’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) has introduced a new way to schedule counseling appointments called initial consultations According to CAPS, the initial consultations, created from the feedback provided by the student body…

BREAKING: JC cinema shuts its doors

FOURTH ESTATE STAFF   The cinema in the Johnson Center has officially stopped screening free movies for students. The Office of Student Involvement has a sign-up sheet for free tickets to showings at University Mall Theater instead. Follow Mason Student…

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Men’s basketball schedule released

BY DAVE SCHRACK, SPORTS EDITOR   The men’s basketball team’s regular season schedule was released on Sept. 6, and it features nine games that the Green and Gold will contest on national television.   “We’re going to play a lot…

Jordan Lemoine & John Hubbard actively in the JC quad area, recruiting for a newly formed fraternity here at George Mason. Beta Theta Pi has successfully recruited 30 students but looks to expand out to at least a total of 50.

Beta back at Mason

  BY FAREEHA REHMAN, STAFF WRITER   Fraternity Beta Theta Pi is making a comeback to Mason’s campus after the chapter was closed down in 1997 due to low recruiting numbers. Back then, there were only about 24,000 students enrolled…