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Mason signs White House environmental pledge

This story was originally published in the Feb. 22 issue of Fourth Estate. (Photo credit: Megan Zendek/Fourth Estate) This past December, Mason joined a list of over 200 colleges and universities in signing the American Campus Act on Climate Pledge….

On-campus assaults lead to “It’s on Us” reminder

(Photo credit: Megan Zendek/Fourth Estate) After Interim Police Chief Thomas Longo sent out an email to the Mason Community Feb. 8 regarding two recent sexual assaults, Student Body President Khushboo Bhatia reminded the community of the It’s on Us campaign. It’s on…

Mason adds new Wi-Fi access points around campus

Basma Humadi, Staff Writer Ask anyone on campus about the school Wi-Fi, and you are most likely to hear, “the Wi-Fi sucks!” On Twitter, there are numerous tweets dedicated to Mason’s inconsistent Wi-Fi. However, some up-and-coming improvements could drastically improve the situation.  Starting…

Uber and Lyft offer flexible employment, cheap rides for Mason students

Issmar Ventura, Staff Writer Two competing mobile ride hail companies, Uber and Lyft, have become popular sources of income for Mason students. Working for either of the two San Francisco-based companies, which function almost identically by connecting users with drivers via mobile apps, is flexible…

5 ways to save when you spend

Rachel Shubin, Staff Writer It’s not news that college students are often pretty strapped for cash. But who has time to sit around cutting out coupons? Fortunately, there are many ways to save money that do not require you to become an extreme couponer….

Mason wins Educator of the Year award

(Credit: Megan Zendek/Fourth Estate) By Bindu Kumari The World Affairs Council–Washington, DC (WAC-DC) has selected Mason as the recipient of the Educator of the Year award for 2016. This award is given to universities, colleges and school systems in the tristate region of Washington,…

“You deserve Hell” preacher’s message to Mason

(Photo credit: Alya Nowilaty/Fourth Estate) Nearly every week, DCforJesus founder and preacher Jorge Piña can be found spreading his message in North Plaza near the Johnson Center. “Any time, any place, any way; proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ!” is the…

Weekend Suggestions 2/12-2/14

Kelsey Davidson, Staff Writer   On campus   Homecoming 3v3 Basketball Tournament Mason’s very first Homecoming 3v3 Basketball Tournament will open for all Mason students, faculty and alumni today at 2 p.m. at the RAC. Winners will be crowned and receive a…

Students celebrate the Lunar New Year among friends

Carola Patty Gorena Morales, Staff Writer The Year of the Monkey arrived with its annual batch of Lunar New Year traditions, and Mason students did not miss out on the celebration. On Feb. 7, the Chinese Student & Scholars Association…

Boyfriend hand-crafts Nimbus 2000 for his girlfriend

Savannah Norton, Lifestyle Editor It’s time for a serious question to all the muggles out there: what would you do if you owned a Nimbus 2000? This past Christmas, senior tourism and events management major Shelby Stein received a handmade Nimbus…