Category: News

Walking across the stage more like walking to the bank

May is just around the corner and that means graduation season will soon be here but instead of feeling excited, some students have become concerned about the amount they are spending to celebrate their big day. “Buying a cap and…

Student Government Election Debate

March 26: Refresh this page throughout the night for live updates on the debate. You can also follow us on Twitter @IVEstate for live updates with the hashtag #gmudebate. The 2015 Spring Student Government Election Executive Debate was on March…

Mason weighs in on open web debate

This story was originally published in the March 30 issue of Fourth Estate. On Feb. 26, the Federal Communications Commission voted in favor of net neutrality, which prohibited Internet Service Providers from charging higher costs for faster high-speed Internet. The…

The lack of consensus on how to combat ISIS

Staff Writer / Alexa Gohl The fight against ISIS, also known as ISIL or the Islamic State, has been a topic of concern and debate in the United States. Similarly with the politicians in nearby Washington, the American public and…

VA in-state ratio bill fails in committee

This story was originally published in the March 23 print issue. A Virginia General Assembly bill for a percentage cap on out-of-state students wasn’t passed, again. The in-state ratio bill “died” in the Committee on Education in February 10. House…

Interview with the Candidates: Jenkins & Egolum

As part of our “Interview the Candidates” series, Fourth Estate will be interviewing all four candidates for Student Government President and Vice President. Chandler Jenkins and Obum Egolum are running for Student Body President and Vice President for the 2015-16 school…

Cabrera no show remains unexplained

This story was originally published in the March 23 print issue. An “Ask Dr. Cabrera” event was supposed to take place on March 18; however, President Cabrera did not attend, and no one substituted in his absence. No statement was released explaining the situation….

Interview with the Candidates: Kleine & Wilson

Due to technical issues, part of the interview with Pete Kleine and Jordan Wilson was cut short. The remainder of the interview is transcribed below. Pete Kleine and Jordan Wilson are running for Student Body President and Vice-President for the…