Category: News

Students gather to mourn Chapel Hill victims

  On Friday, Feb. 13, The George Mason Muslim Student Alliance hosted a vigil in honor of the three victims of the Chapel Hill, N.C. shooting on Feb. 10. The vigil started with a recitation of verses from the Quran,…

Mason to review medical amnesty program

Following the program’s implementation last year, George Mason University will review the effectiveness of the Medical Amnesty Program this year. Currently, the program allows students to receive medical attention in an alcohol-related emergency without disciplinary action from the university (otherwise called “amnesty”). The…

Five best tweets about #MasonWiFiProblems

George Mason students seemed to have problems connecting to the university’s WiFi network yesterday afternoon across campus. Many people on Twitter were upset, but Mason WiFi is always a constant discussion online. Here are our picks for the best tweets…

Food pantry to address student homelessness

This story was originally published in the Feb. 9 issue of Fourth Estate. A storage closet in Sub 1 was converted into a Pop Up Pantry to help homeless and financially unstable students. The closet houses supplies such as non-perishable…

Mason works to promote healthy food choices for students

Food labels are becoming increasingly hard to decipher. With terms like “all-natural,” “non-GMO” and “free-range” appearing on labels, it is important that consumers understand exactly what they are buying. George Mason University’s Office of Sustainability works to provide leadership to…

Local Muslim organization makes space for all

This story was originally published in the Feb. 9 issue of Fourth Estate. MakeSpace is a progressive Muslim organization located in Alexandria that practices Islam through peaceful, all-inclusive acts of service. MakeSpace defines itself on its Facebook page as “an…

Ike’s will serve Mason-grown food

This story was originally published in the Feb. 9 issue of Fourth Estate. The President’s Park Greenhouse will start harvesting food for Ike’s dining hall this spring. “We have an arrangement with Sodexo where they have committed to $20,000 a…