Tag: community

The Outsider’s Guide to the Alexandria Film Festival

The Alexandria Film Festival celebrates local, independent filmmakers BY PETER NJOROGE, STAFF WRITER In an age where film seems to be less and less popular, the Alexandria Film Festival stands as a beacon of light for both independent filmmakers and…

Policing in America

BY CHRIS KERNAN-SCHMIDT Police officers in America are, for the most part, an essential and vital service for the safety, well-being and education of a community. They are an invaluable backbone in our modern society. That said, the state of policing…

COLUMN: Greek life gives back on campus

Greek life raises awareness about organizations By BY MOLLY FESER, ALPHA XI DELTA    While common depictions of sororities and fraternities on campus include partying and controversial actions, one aspect of Greek life that many overlook is the philanthropic side….

Cops in the Community

Mason police, Fairfax police discuss public’s trust in law enforcement BY EDNA MCCLUNG   The Eta Delta Delta chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., along with student government, hosted an open dialogue with police officers called “Cops in the…

Outlier sheds light on diversity in the LGBTQ community

Outlier Magazine: narrative, news and the new queer agenda Savannah Norton, Lifestyle Editor The Office of Student Media’s newest publication, Outlier Magazine, is taking a look into the uncensored minds of millennials and shedding a spotlight on diversity within the LGBTQ community. The…

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…

Best places to cry at Mason

I admit it, I am a crier. I cried recently at the end of “Furious 7,” so I know it’s a problem. I have what I like to call over-productive tear ducts. This article marks one of my contributions to…

Student cancer survivor inspires community

Barbara Brophy, staff writer In many ways, Emily Albis is a typical college senior. An accounting major with a theater minor, she’s committed to her studies and hopes to enroll in law school after graduation. In addition to her hefty…

Community radio revived

This story was originally published in the April 6 print issue. A new low-power FM radio station is going to open in Arlington by December of this year, headed by communication adjunct professor Paul LeValley. LeValley is the Executive Director…

Fourth Estate Recommends

Hannah Menchhoff, Online Lifestyle Editor: Somehow I overcame the odds this semester and read a book for fun. “Scandals of Classic Hollywood: Sex, Deviance, and Drama from the Golden Age of American Cinema” by Anne Helen Peterson is a must…