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President Ángel Cabrera speaks at the Johnson Center North Plaza naming ceremony in honor of Roger Wilkins, professor of history and American culture. Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services

President Cabrera Dedicates North Plaza to Roger Wilkins

THE FORMER MASON PROFESSOR WAS A CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER AND PULITZER-PRIZE WINNING JOURNALIST By Alex Shedd and Michael Eberhart, News Editors President Cabrera took to the North Plaza last Thursday, Oct. 12 to give tribute to Roger Wilkins, a civil…

Challenging Schedule Stunts Women’s Soccer Team Early

By Tyler Byrum, Contributor lready one team is well into the start of their 2017 season: the Women’s Soccer Team. Heading into this year, the team is hoping to build off of back-to-back Atlantic 10 Semi-Finals appearances. Their goal is…

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report released

BY FAREEHA REHMAN, STAFF WRITER Mason’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report was released to the community Sept. 30, and this year’s report contained several points on dealing with sexual assault on campus. Each September or October, Mason releases the…

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Fourth Estate remembers Pilot House

Tatyana White-Jenkins, Assistant Lifestyle Editor The news that Pilot House will soon be closing has greatly impacted the Fourth Estate staff, inspiring us to reminisce on our wonderful, grease-filled memories of the after-hours dining hub. Alexa Rogers, Editor-In-Chief Any time there was…

Behind the success of Taylor Brown

Redshirt senior guard Taylor Brown has been making a name for herself during her five years as a Mason Patriot. Brown has stepped up to be an example for success both academically and within the sport. She has also helped…

CON: No pay for play in college athletics

Ben Criswell, staff writer It’s no secret that student athletes generate (Donald Trump voice) millions and billions of dollars for their respective schools. It’s also no secret that student athletes receive exactly zero percent of the money their programs collect….

Former Mason player drafted by Canadian pro team

Tyler Byrum, staff writer Former Mason men’s basketball star, Erik Copes, was chosen as the #1 overall pick in the 2015 National Basketball League of Canada draft. Copes was selected to play for the Niagara River Lions, who are entering their inaugural season in…

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Men’s soccer records another tie

Mitchell Westall, staff writer In need of a strong performance to remain in line for the Athletic-10 conference playoffs, Mason’s men’s soccer team pulled a close tie Wednesday against A-10 rivals, the University of Dayton Flyers. The Flyers’ overpowering offensive attack dominated…

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Student Government plans to keep students involved

Taylor Wichtendahl, Staff Writer Fourth Estate caught up with Student Body President Khushboo Bhatia and Vice President Ali Zaidi to find out what’s coming up next for Student Government (SG) at Mason this semester. Last month, the organization started things…

Mason Madness Live Stream

Mason Madness has been the celebratory pep rally for the Patriots’ basketball season since the 1980s. On Friday, October 16, at 8 p.m., students, faculty and other fans will head to EagleBank Arena to ring in the beginning of the season. Both…