Category: opinion

FIRST PERSON: Women’s March on Washington

BY LOTTYE LOCKHART | Office of Student Media As a child, my mother was brought to a picket line. There, the people that she had grown up around marched for her right to attend an integrated school in New York…

Dr. Yu says goodbye to Mason

Dear Mason faculty/staff, students/student leaders, student organizations, alumni and community members: On Feb. 3, 2016, I was presented by University Life (UL) Administration with a letter of termination without cause for my position as one of the two Associate Directors…

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…