Tag: GMU

A look at the making of “In the Next Room”

Ian Brinksman, staff writer. With a title like “In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play,” all manner of sexual images are immediately conjured for the Mason Players’ upcoming play. “Don’t be scared when you see the title,” said Dramaturge…

Student tweets on Hollywood’s biggest night

Last night, “Birdman” secured the grand prize in the 87th Annual Academy Awards. The evening had its highs and lows, from good and bad fashion to Neil Patrick Harris’ mostly unfunny jokes to  John Legend and Common’s performance of “Glory.”…

Student government removes undersecretary of dining over tweets

Update (Feb. 25): Storm Paglia has provided an official statement to Fourth Estate regarding his removal from Student Government. Fourth Estate will continue to follow this story as it develops. Statement from Storm Paglia   George Mason University’s Student Government has…

The health issues behind Love Your Body Week

Students living a college lifestyle filled with stress, pressure and even home-sickness are at a high risk of developing unhealthy habits. These habits can negatively affect both physical and mental health. Mason’s LOVE Your Body Task Force is helping to…

Mason Alumni Save Lives from Ebola

This story was originally published in the Feb. 23 issue of Fourth Estate. As many American health workers return home from West Africa after helping to fight the Ebola epidemic, the question arises as to if their assistance was actually helpful….

Top 5 Mason snow tweets this week

The Mason community went through a roller coaster of emotions this week as they waited on the powers that be to decide whether or not to cancel classes amid snow on Monday evening going into Tuesday morning. Some students took…

Faculty senate votes to extend policy to protect gender identity

This story was originally published in the February 16 issue of Fourth Estate. The George Mason University faculty senate passed a resolution on Feb. 4 to add gender identity and expression to the university’s anti-discrimination policies. The resolution would extend…

Student political organizations prove to have a growing effect

The Roosevelt Institute Campus Network was just selected as a 2015 MacArthur Foundation award winner for “Creative and Effective Institutions” giving them a one-time grant of $750,000, an achievement amidst a rise of student run political organizations on college campuses….