Category: Need To Know

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…

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…

Faces of Mason

By Basma Humadi, Staff Writer Henry Munoz, student, junior, Communications Major with a concentration in Public Relations Q: What was your major? What’s your biggest goal right now? I’m a Communication major with a concentration in Public Relations and one…

Remembering Tristan Medina

“STAR RUNNING BACK” SOPHOMORE “WOULD ALWAYS BRING THE LIGHT TO EVERY ROOM” By Olivia Vermane, Staff Writer Tragedy struck Mason’s Fairfax campus when 19-year-old sophomore Tristan Medina passed away in Fairfax hospital on Saturday, Sept. 30 after falling from a…

Corner Pocket to Begin Serving Alcohol

BEER AND WINE SALES WILL BE AVAILABLE DURING LIMITED TIMES By Claire Underwood, Staff Writer The Corner Pocket, an on-campus game room located in the HUB, recently announced its plan to begin selling alcohol. The only option that previously existed…

Student Government Votes to Recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day

RESOLUTION 10 WILL ADD ANOTHER HOLIDAY TO UNIVERSITY CALENDARS By Michael Eberhart, News Editor The Mason Student Senate passed legislation urging the university “to recognize the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day,” in addition to Columbus Day. Resolution…

Mason students bring #HappyPeriod to campus

HOMELESS WOMEN HAVE TO MAKE A DIFFICULT CHOICE BETWEEN FOOD AND FEMININE HYGIENE PRODUCTS By Hailey Bullis, Staff Writer “Periods are not taboo. Periods are not taboo. Periods are not taboo.” This phrase was written on a paper pad and stuck on…

Mason Adopts New Public Safety App

RAVE GUARDIAN APP PROVIDES STUDENTS WITH VIRTUAL “BLUE LIGHT” EMERGENCY PHONES By Sarah Wheeler, Staff Writer There is a new way to stay safe and connected while on campus thanks to a personal safety app called Rave Guardian, which Environmental…

Mason Community Takes Back the Night

STUDENTS GATHER TO MARCH AND SPEAK OUT ABOUT VIOLENCE By Abigail Adcox, Staff Writer “Stop the violence! No more silence!” chanted students during the march at the Take Back the Night event on Oct. 3 in North Plaza. Take Back…