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Meet the Candidates: Tipu and Shah

With campaign season for the Student Government election beginning Mar. 17, Fourth Estate has begun interviewing the candidates for the office of student body President and Vice President. Khadeja Tipu, running for President, is a second term senator and is currently the…

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Mason joins initiative to boost study abroad participation

Mason has joined a national initiative aimed at doubling the number of U.S. students studying abroad. The initiative, called Generation Study Abroad, is a program by the Institute of International Education, a Washington D.C. based non-profit. Mason’s goal as a…

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VIDEO: VH1 Reality Show star to give rousing spring commencement

Around this time of year, students and family members anxiously wait for the announcement of who will give the commencement speech during the spring graduation ceremonies. In an email announcement, Mason has finally announced that Jonny Sarhanis, a recent star…

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Anti-abortion group sparks debate on campus

The Genocide Awareness Project, a program that seeks to end abortion, staged a protest from Monday through Wednesday last week on SUB I Plaza. “The two most important facts that we want to present are the humanity of the child…

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Exam schedule altered due to snow days

On March 17, classes were cancelled due to winter weather for the fifth time this year. The number of missed days has resulted in an elimination of a reading day, and a shortening of each exam’s duration. A reading period…

Dorsey-Burnette Interview

Meet the Candidates: Dorsey and Burnette

With campaign season for the Student Government election beginning Mar. 17, Fourth Estate has begun interviewing the candidates for the office of student body President and Vice President.  David Dorsey, two-year President of the Class of 2015 and a supervisor at the…

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LIVEBLOG: 2014 Student Government Debate

Student government is holding it’s annual Student Government Executive Ticket Debate at 7:30pm in the JC Atrium. The debate will be moderated by Student Government’s Election Disputes Committee Chairman, Greg Mercer, and Executive Editor of Fourth Estate, Frank Muraca. Students…

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Man on the Street: Mason Dining

Each year, some of the biggest changes on campus are to dining. With a new dining hall in President’s Park and Student Government attempting to change the source of campus food, 2014 seems no different. Fourth Estate asked students about…

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Student senate passes bill to promote local, healthy food

On March 6, Mason’s student senate passed the Real Food resolution, a bill that attempts to change the current food source for all of Mason’s dining. If passed through the administration, this bill will transition the majority of Mason Dining’s…