Tag: Mason

Overweight female hotel workers preferred, study says

Tatyana White-Jenkins, Assistant Lifestyle Editor What makes a successful hotel employee? According to a recent study, having more to love may be the key to great work ethic and happier customers. A study conducted by researchers at Mason and Pennsylvania…

Let it go? How Mason decides to call a snow day

This story was originally published in the Feb. 22 issue of Fourth Estate. To many Mason students, the decision of whether or not to call a snow day seems fairly binary: is there snow on the roads? If so, cancel….

My $5 trip to Harry Potter World via Starbucks

Rachel Shubin, Staff Writer Hey, all you Starbucks lovers out there! Missing your Pumpkin Spice Latte? Starbucks has a new drink on their menu called the Smoked Butterscotch Latte (SBL). Starbucks says the SBL consists of “espresso with steamed milk and smoked…

Mason seeks to fill two university positions

This story was originally published in the Feb. 15 issue of Fourth Estate. Mason officials are seeking to fill two administrative positions: vice provost for digital innovation and learning and assistant vice president of University Life. The four candidates for…

Student writes children’s book on being different

Sara Moniuszko, Staff Writer Trace Wilson remembers hiding his arm in his pocket when he was younger so that people would not notice he was born with only one hand. Now a senior at Mason, Wilson’s perspective on his disability has…

Mason students tune out controversial preachers

Savannah Norton, Lifestyle Editor As Mason students are making their way through North Plaza on Tuesdays, they might often notice the angry preachers yelling arguably hateful words.  These preachers sometimes attract large crowds of curious, and often aggravated, students because of their passionate…

Weekend Suggestions 2/27-2/28

Kelsey Davidson, Staff Writer   On Campus GMU-NOVA Chinese New Year Go Tournament The GMU-NOVA Chinese New Year Go Tournament, a Chinese board game competition, is taking place Saturday, Feb. 27, with rounds starting at 9:30 a.m. The event will be at…

“Cloud 9” brings a story about gender, identity and family

(Photos taken by Amy Rose/Fourth Estate) Carola Patty Gorena Morales, Staff Writer “Cloud 9″ invites audience members into the life of a complicated family dealing with timeless issues. The cast and crew of “Cloud 9” is preparing for the performance…

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…