Category: Student Government

First meeting of new student government

By Tisha Herrera, Staff Writer; Michael Eberhart, News Editor Mason’s 39th Student Senate met for the first time on Thursday, April 26, 2018 in Merten Hall. New student government members were sworn into office, elected to senate leadership positions, and…

A Title IX report alleged harassment by Student Body President

  By Lauren Sullivan, Staff Writer; Fareeha Rehman, Co-editor-in-chief; Michael Eberhart, News Editor Editor’s note: headline has been updated to more accurately reflect new information brought to Fourth Estate after the original article was published. Further updates have been added throughout…

Your newly elected student leaders

Pettine, Truong and new senators win 2018-2019 student body election By Tisha Herrera, Staff Writer President-elect Bekah Pettine and Vice President-elect Erik Truong are officially declared the winners of Mason’s 2018-2019 student government election. With more than 2000 registered student…

Student Government against sexual assault

Proposed bill will suspend SG members under investigation By Lauren Sullivan, Staff Writer Mason’s Student Government is taking a stand against sexual assault this semester by introducing new legislation, promoting a safety app and teaming up with Patriots in Action…

Executive Candidates debate in the JC

Candidates running for Mason student body president and vice president By Tisha Herrera, Staff Writer Ten candidates from five campaigns participated in the spring Student Government Election Executive Debate, hosted on Thursday night, March 22 in the Johnson Center. Candidates…

Meet the Candidates: Michael Gracia + Andrew Nesterczuk

Name: Michael “Big Mike” Gracia Major: Information Systems and Operations Management Year: Junior Position for candidacy: President Why are you running for this position ? I spent the last year as a Student Senator watching all of the members of…

Meet the Candidates: Benjamin Olsen & Sara Babcock

Name: Benjamin Olsen Major: Government & International Politics  Year: Junior Position: Student Body President Why are you running for this position? I am running for the position of Student Body President because I have served in the Student Government for the…

Meet the Candidates: Holden Spence & Chra Darwesh

Name: Holden Spence Major: Global Affairs  Year: Rising Senior Position for candidacy: President Why are you running for this position? I’ve always been an advocate and tried to be a voice for those who have felt that their voice wasn’t heard. By running for President…