Category: opinion

Hello, all—   For this issue, I traveled to the National Gallery of Art for the reopening of its East Building. While there, I felt way out of my league, as I met several professional art critics who’ve been doing…

P.S.A.: Remember to be respectful during games

BY DAVE SCHRACK, SPORTS EDITOR   Mason athletics is now well underway. Teams and individuals are returning to the field, courts or pitches to continue their hard work from last year.   Consequently, fans and students will be returning to…

Hello, all—   I’m MacKenzie Reagan, the new editor-in-chief of Fourth Estate.   I came here by way of the University of Missouri, where I was the culture editor of the student paper. Since then, I’ve worked in the field…

Editorial: It’s always been “on us”

BY ALEXA ROGERS, FORMER EDITOR-IN-CHIEF   Over the past two weeks on George Mason’s campus, two cases of sexual assault have been reported to Mason Police. This isn’t really a breaking news opener; I know you all know this by…

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Mason Day 2016

Amanda Philipse, Fourth Estate contributor Mason day is a great opportunity to hang out with friends and celebrate the end of another semester in the books. There are plenty of fun things to enjoy including carnival rides, music and dance…

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Owning Millennials: Do we have the power to shape the future?

Change. Development. Progression. Impact. As young people born at the beginning of a new age in time, we’ve all felt the yearning to become creators of tangible change. Raised during chaotic times, there seems to be an innate passion within Millennials…

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“The Great One” comes to Manassas

(Photo credit: Ben Cowlishaw) A number of events in my life would have never come across my mind just prior to their occurrence – going to George Mason being one of them. I never would have considered the first political…

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OPINION: The hypocrisy of the U.S.’s support of Saudi Arabia

This opinion piece was originally published in the April 27 version of Fourth Estate. On February 18, the White House held a three day summit on “countering violent extremism,” and although they never explicitly specified they would only talk about…

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OPINION: BDS is the Only Peace Process for Israel and Palestine

If there is one thing Israel has learned through its colonization of Palestine, it is the indestructibility of Palestine and the soul of its people. Today, millions of Palestinians within Occupied Palestine, and many millions more in solidarity internationally, are…