Category: News

Cycling Into Fairfax

Capital Bikeshare considers extending service to Mason BY APRIL HORENCY, STAFF WRITER For the many locals who drive to work or school every day, the New York-based Motivate created a Washington D.C., branch called Capital Bikeshare. The bicycle rental system, which…

Kavanaugh Sparks Pushback From Student Groups

Mason students speak out against Kavanaugh’s confirmation BY DANA NICKEL, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR Judge Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court in a 50-48 Senate vote On Saturday, Oct. 6. This was one of the most “divisive votes in congressional…

Mason Weekly Crime Log

BY COLLIN COPE, STAFF WRITER Wednesday, October 11, 2018 – Essex Hall, 11:49 p.m. Drug/Narcotic Violations: Three Subjects (GMU) were referred to Office of Student Conduct (OSC) for possessing illegal drugs. Case 2018-010019 – Referred to OSC Wednesday, October 11, 2018…

A One-On-One With President Cabrera

President Cabrera discusses the future of Mason, funding, Transparent GMU and Title IX BY JACK HARVEY, STAFF WRITER Fourth Estate sat down for a telephone conversation with Mason’s President Ángel Cabrera on Oct. 10. The interview touched on accommodating non-traditional students…

A History Of The Mercatus Center

A Closer Look at One of Mason’s Policy Think Tanks BY JALEN REID, STAFF WRITER The Mercatus Center, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization located on Mason’s campus in Arlington, Virginia, is a think tank affiliated with the economics department at Mason. According…

President Angel Cabrera Speaks At Faculty Senate Meeting

Infrastructure, transparent funding and online classes were discussed BY JACK HARVEY, STAFF WRITER Mason’s Faculty Senate resumed meetings last week on Oct. 3, with an address from President Cabrera and an ensuing discussion between members of faculty. Protestors from Transparent GMU…

New Senators Welcomed Into The Student Senate

BY JALEN REID, STAFF WRITER The 39th student senate met for the eighth time in Merten Hall this week and discussed the implementation of bills and resolutions and executive appointments while welcoming 23 new senators. From the Executive Cabinet, Bekah Pettine,…

Civil Rights Hero Speaks At Mason

Congressman John Lewis shares message of inspiration, hope and urgency BY SAMI GIBBS, STAFF WRITER The last living speaker from the March on Washington, Rep. John Lewis, was one of the 13 original Freedom Riders in the 1960s and is now…

Mason Weekly Crime Log

BY JACK HARVEY, STAFF WRITER Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 – Kennedy Hall, 12:22 a.m. Drug/Narcotic Violations / Possession of Fictitious ID: Four Subjects (GMU) were referred to Office of Student Conduct (OSC) for possessing illegal drugs. One of the four was…

Kavanaugh’s Former Law Clerk Speaks Out

Mason Law School professor recalls working with Kavanaugh BY  LAUREN SULLIVAN, LONGFORM EDITOR In the midst of sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, an Antonin Scalia Law School professor who has known Kavanaugh for over a decade spoke…