Category: News

Video Surfaces Of Mason Students Singing N-word

The university responds  By Fareeha Rehman On Tuesday, May 15 Twitter user @heyitsgene uploaded a video with students in a car, singing Freaky Friday by Lil Dicky ft. Chris Brown. The 14 second clip uploaded to what appears to be Snapchat, showed…

Photo Finish – Mason Breaks Records in A-10 Championship

MASON MEN’S TRACK AND FIELD COME IN SECOND, WOMEN IN THIRD IN THE A-10 CHAMPIONSHIP    By Domenic Allegra and Natalie Heavren, Staff Writers Mason hosted the Atlantic 10 Outdoor Track and Field Championship this past weekend, hoping to win…

Koch Uncovered

Editorial Note: Since September 2017, the Fourth Estate investigative team has been gathering information on the relationship between GMU and billionaire donor Charles Koch. The following stories are part of a series in which we will release everything we have…

Electrical fire causes campus-wide power outage

By Olivia Vermane, Staff Writer UPDATE: According to Mason Chief of Police Carl Rowan, the fire began while the power company was in the process of installing new fuses. The transformer caught fire after installing the second fuse, and the oil within…

First meeting of new student government

By Tisha Herrera, Staff Writer; Michael Eberhart, News Editor Mason’s 39th Student Senate met for the first time on Thursday, April 26, 2018 in Merten Hall. New student government members were sworn into office, elected to senate leadership positions, and…

Transparent GMU lawsuit update

Students and community members rallied on campus and outside Fairfax County courthouse in support By Sarah Bassil, Staff Writer Students from Transparent GMU and members of the Mason community gathered outside Merten Hall on Tuesday, April 24, with one clear…

A Title IX report alleged harassment by Student Body President

  By Lauren Sullivan, Staff Writer; Fareeha Rehman, Co-editor-in-chief; Michael Eberhart, News Editor Editor’s note: headline has been updated to more accurately reflect new information brought to Fourth Estate after the original article was published. Further updates have been added throughout…

Mason’s SAE Fraternity suspended for exam distribution

By Dana Nickel, Staff Writer UPDATE: After the April 24, 2018 announcement that the SAE fraternity was suspended from Mason for an alleged illegal “exam bank,” Fourth Estate now has information that a fellow student and fraternity brother has been…

Northam’s population strategy

Eradicating the Opioid Crisis in Northern Virginia By Olivia Vermane, Staff Writer Governor Ralph Northam and Northern Virginia leaders spoke at Mason on April 19 regarding the opioid crisis currently threatening the nation. As the largest public research university in…

Men’s volleyball ends season in EIVA tournament

A four-set loss closes out the Patriots’ 17-12 season By Domenic Allegra, Staff Writer The Patriots’ men’s volleyball team entered the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA) Tournament on Thursday, April 19, as the number one seed, looking to win and…