Category: opinion

Trump instead of Clinton

BY WARREN SMITH President-elect Donald Trump has defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in their bids to become the next President of the United States. But the question now is whether he is trusted by the American public. Many concerns have…

After Graduation, Where Will You Lead?

BY MOHAMMAD SABRI My experience at George Mason University has been a rewarding one, but my path in getting here wasn’t always so certain. I came to Mason after attending community college for two years. When it came time to…

Letter to the Editor

During the third Clinton-Trump presidential debate, Trump stated “[Clinton]’s taking in tens of thousands of Syrian refugees, who probably in many cases—not probably, who are definitely in many cases, ISIS-aligned, and we now have them in our country.” Trump is…

OPINION: Student Senate’s opposition to Meals Tax misguided

Dear Editor,   The GMU Student Senate’s recent opposition to a Fairfax County meals tax, while laudable in its intentions, is misguided. The Honorable Senators expressed concern regarding the impact of the meals tax on the poor without acknowledging its…

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…