Category: News

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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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Your newly elected student leaders

Pettine, Truong and new senators win 2018-2019 student body election By Tisha Herrera, Staff Writer President-elect Bekah Pettine and Vice President-elect Erik Truong are officially declared the winners of Mason’s 2018-2019 student government election. With more than 2000 registered student…

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Student Government against sexual assault

Proposed bill will suspend SG members under investigation By Lauren Sullivan, Staff Writer Mason’s Student Government is taking a stand against sexual assault this semester by introducing new legislation, promoting a safety app and teaming up with Patriots in Action…

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Mason men’s volleyball has record-breaking season

History has been made, but the team still has work to do By Natalie Heavren, Staff Writer Mason Men’s Volleyball is making history this season. After beating New Jersey Institute of Technology on March 30, the team secured a berth…

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Sustainability the sweet way: honey bees

Mason’s beehives produce honey for dining halls and a future business venture By Claire Underwood, Staff Writer Since 2013, Mason has been part of the Honey Bee Initiative, a project that helps educate people about ways to help sustain honey…

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Campus construction part of Mason plan

How the campus will change by 2024 By Paresha Khan, Staff Writer Mason has been involved with construction and renovating buildings ever since the Campus Master Plan was set by President Cabrera and faculty. The university currently spans more than…

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“From journalism to politics” with Danica Roem

Freshman delegate talks about her career and campaign at Mason’s SciTech campus By Michael Eberhart, News Editor Delegate Danica Roem spoke about her journey “From Journalism to Politics” at Mason’s SciTech Prince William campus on Tuesday, April 3. Roem won…

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Women’s Basketball End of Season Interviews

Interviews by Natalie Heavren, Staff Writer Assistant Coach Tajama Abraham Ngongba (Coach T) Fourth Estate (IVE): What has this season’s success meant to you, and to the program? Coach T: Personally it has been amazing, and I am so impressed…

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All good things must come to an end

Mason women’s basketball team ends a historic season By Natalie Heavren, Staff Writer  The Mason Women’s Basketball Team’s record-breaking run has come to an end in the second round of the WNIT, with a close loss to the Virginia Tech…

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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…