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Mason’s best kept secret: Club sports

Staff writer, Mitchell Westall Club sports might just be the best kept secret at Mason. Contrary to popular belief, a student doesn’t have to be an athlete to get the involved in the programs. There are a variety of club sports offered…

Healthy, active and in college

Staff Writer, Kaleel Weatherly For many busy college students, diet and exercise can often take a backseat to studying and extracurricular activities. According to Lois Durant, Mason’s registered dietician, some students can expect to gain between seven to ten pounds throughout…

Mason’s Flexible Housing program to be reviewed

The current school year marked the first time George Mason University offered Flexible Housing, an option allowing male and female students to live together on campus. The Office of Housing and Residence Life will soon receive an assessment of the…

Complications with flu season

This story was originally published in the Feb. 09 issue of Fourth Estate. Barbara Brophy, staff writer This year’s flu season has proven to be worse than in recent years, but Mason students may not be taking the necessary precautions…

Mason Police “rarely use” DOD military surplus program

University law enforcement agencies are able to receive surplus military gear through a program with the Department of Defense. Many college police departments have used the program since its creation in the late 1990’s. It is called the 1033 program,…

Movie Review: The Equalizer

Written by Alisa Posey “The Equalizer” is an action-packed thriller starring Denzel Washington. Is there really anything else you can ask for? The movie, directed by Antoine Fuqua, centers on Robert McCall (Washington), a man with a questionable past trying…

New technology connects college classrooms across Virginia

Mason is one of four universities that can now broadcast courses to other campuses with high-definition TelePresence screens that were installed in classrooms two years ago. 4-VA, a state-funded program that promotes collaboration and partnerships between member universities, started shared…

Video: Honoring those we lost

Fourth Estate has had a rocky start, but we wanted to take today to remember some of our staff and loved ones who have perished in our first eight months of existence. They will be missed. Happy April 1st!

Air Lucy: Bark ranger

There was upheaval in the Mason Police Department this past week when, in response to the recent bomb threats, President Cabrera has reportedly selected a new interim Chief of Police with a specialty in explosive ordinance. In an email sent…