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Students clean up campus streams for Earth Month

(Photo credit: Alec Moore/Fourth Estate) The Office of Sustainability’s latest Earth Month event, the Mason Stream Clean-Up, took place last Saturday by Lot C. Student volunteers, as well as Office of Sustainability and Facilities Management staff, worked together to pick up…

“If Mason’s trying to be a leader, it’s not being a leader in terms of sustainability of watersheds." -- Dr. Chris Jones, freshwater ecologist and Mason professor. (Megan Zendek/Fourth Estate)

We stand alone: Mason’s role as an independent watershed

This story was originally published in the Feb. 22 issue of Fourth Estate. When it comes to hydrological studies, Mason offers its students and faculty a unique living laboratory; the Fairfax campus functions as its own independent watershed. According to…

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As Autumn progresses, temperatures remain high

  (Photo by Claire Cecil, Fourth Estate) Issmar Ventura, Staff Writer This year, it seems as if Mother Nature has decided to extend the warm breezes of summer into the autumn season. Many Mason students are enjoying this change, but for others,…

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Candlelight ceremony commemorates victims of 9/11

Students, staff and volunteers gathered last night at Mason Pond for the candlelight vigil organized by Fourth Estate to honor, grieve and respect the families and first responders that we lost on Sept. 11, 2001.  A candle was lit for…