Tag: NOVA

Freshman Delegates Haven’t Delievered

BY DAWSON WEINHOLD, STAFF WRITER 2017 was a critical year in Virginia politics. Democrats gained an astounding 15 seats in the House of Delegates, leaving the Republicans with a measly one-seat majority. One major reason for this shift was the…

Mason Is A Commuter School

BY CHRISTOPHER KERNAN-SCHMIDT Mason is a commuter school. Step into the administrative offices in Merten Hall and dare to utter those cursed words, and I imagine one would be near exiled for such a statement. Certainly that is hyperbole, but…

Creating a Culture of Care

New NOVA program aims to help students with tuition, housing and textbook costs BY ROGER HINCAPIE, STAFF WRITER NOVA Community College is focusing on an entirely new approach to what students know as student services. In a previous interview with…

Empowering Women One Speaker At a Time

NOVA will host the 2019 VISION conference on International Women’s Day BY ROGER HINCAPIE, NOVA CONTRIBUTOR In celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD), the Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), will be hosting the VISION 2019 event, which will…

Upperclassmen Look Back On Their First Day At Mason

Stories and advice for new students BY CHRISTINE VIRAY, STAFF WRITER Although college life at Mason may seem daunting as a new student, it is good to know that almost every upperclassman (and even some faculty members) were feeling the same…

‘ADVANCE’ Mason partnership helps NOVA transfers

A Successful Partnership Leads a Long Way By Kathya Mendez, Staff Writer Mason is one of the largest public institutions in the Commonwealth of Virginia, with 35,189 students. However, for many years, transfer students have struggled to transition smoothly from…

How Riding And Working With Horses Can Impact People

THERAPEUTIC HORSE RIDING PROGRAM HELPS PEOPLE COPE  By Huong Cao, Staff Writer On Nov. 2, students in George Mason’s Department of Social Work gathered to discover something many may not have heard before – “How Riding and Working With Horses…

Northern Virginia’s IHOP Alternative

CASUAL RESTAURANT SERVING YOU 24/7 SINCE THE 1960s By Christine Viray, Staff Writer If you are unfamiliar with IHOP, it’s a 24/7 restaurant where people can have breakfast for dinner. While it is well known for having an affordable selection of…

New concerns over the safety of riding DC metro

This story was originally published in the February 16 issue of Fourth Estate.  The Washington, D.C. Metro system recently experienced two separate incidents where smoke filled a train, one of which killed a passenger. The first incident occurred on the…