Category: News

Fourth Estate staff shares ghost stories for Halloween

  Tomorrow is Halloween, and in the spirit of the spooky holiday, the Fourth Estate staff has shared its best ghost stories for everyone to enjoy! Natalia Kolenko, Assistant News Editor “I lived in Massachusetts till I was nine, in an…

Watch: Bernie Sanders brings student on stage at town hall

At the National Student Town Hall Wednesday, Oct. 28, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders fielded questions from students in the audience and around the nation. Hosted in a gym in the Recreation and Athletic Complex, the town hall was streamed live to…

Mason looks to decrease substance abuse with new training program

by Sophia Delmar The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) awarded Mason a three-year, $920,000 Health Professions Student Training grant to provide new training in screening for substance abuse. According to Mason’s College of Health and Human Services,…

Mason Republicans and Democrats host public debate

by Sarmat Chowdhury On October 19, the Johnson Center was the host venue to the annual event “First Of All: We Vote,” a debate on the electoral issues of the season held traditionally between the College Republicans and the George…

A 36 million year old whale finds a new home at Mason

(Photo credit: Claire Cecil/Fourth Estate) Mason students can now get a glimpse of the past just by walking through Exploratory Hall. The university has received the fossil of a Zygorhiza kochii, an ancient relative to the modern-day whale, from the…

Various scams affect the Mason community

In the past month, students in some large lecture classes have been subjected to a scam. The scam comprised of students being asked to sign up for free tutoring by giving their names and numbers and then were spammed with…

Mason going faster, farther

by Nina Motazedi, Staff Writer Mason has launched a fundraising campaign that aims to raise $500 million by 2018. The Faster Farther campaign hopes to increase funding for students, research, and campus facilities. It will also contribute to faculty funds…

Right and Wrong: Students discuss displaced populations

(Photo credit: Astacia Pegram/Fourth Estate) On the night of Oct. 14, a group of students came together to ask, “Right, Wrong or Different?” The theme of this semester’s discussion was the ethical issues surrounding the global treatment of displaced populations,…

Mason looks to assist first generation population

For every three students that attend Mason, one of them is a first generation student. According to the Office of Institutional Research and Reporting, the percentage of Mason undergraduates who were first generation had reached 33% for the 2014-2015 school…