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Student life on the North Plaza. Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University

Is Campus Free Speech Truly Free?

By Jimmy O’Hara, contributor Peaceful resistance against hate is an important form of learning outside the classroom, and many in our Patriot community practice this at the heart of GMU’s campus, North Plaza.  A popular location for various forms of protest…

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Patriot Politics: Trump Tweets by GMD

A weekly column contributed by The George Mason Democrats and the George Mason College Republicans. Topics are selected by the Fourth Estate Editorial team with input from readers. This week’s opinion: Trump Tweets. What is your position/opinion on his use of…

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Patriot Politics: Trump Tweets by GMCR

A weekly column contributed by The George Mason Democrats and the George Mason College Republicans. Topics are selected by the Fourth Estate Editorial team with input from readers. This week’s opinion: Trump Tweets. What is your position/opinion on his use…

Does Climate Change Exist?

By Paresha Khan, Staff Writer Prior to his Presidential election, Donald Trump tweeted in 2012, “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.” As a student who is tremendously passionate…

No place for cheaters in Hall of Fame

Ben Criswell, staff writer The year was 1998. For 37 years, the single season home run mark had remained in the possession of Roger Maris. A seemingly unbreakable record had stood fast for almost four decades, resistant to attempts made by some of the…

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OPINION: The hypocrisy of the U.S.’s support of Saudi Arabia

This opinion piece was originally published in the April 27 version of Fourth Estate. On February 18, the White House held a three day summit on “countering violent extremism,” and although they never explicitly specified they would only talk about…

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OPINION: BDS is the Only Peace Process for Israel and Palestine

If there is one thing Israel has learned through its colonization of Palestine, it is the indestructibility of Palestine and the soul of its people. Today, millions of Palestinians within Occupied Palestine, and many millions more in solidarity internationally, are…

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OPINION: Individualism, collective dissent, and Ferguson

This opinion piece was originally publish in the Nov. 17 issue of Fourth Estate.  Over the past two months, more than 1,000 law enforcement officials have undergone 5,000 hours of “specialized training” in anticipation for the announcement of Darren Wilson’s…

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OPINION: Free speech or incitement?

In response to one of Bill Maher’s recent anti-Islam tirades, a student group at the University of California at Berkeley petitioned the university to disinvite the talk-show host as their commencement speaker, citing Maher’s “offensive and dangerous rhetoric.” This petition,…

OPINION: Why should I vote?

In my Government 101 this semester, several students have written about friends who say: “Why should I vote? It doesn’t make any difference?” In a democratic society every adult, with some exceptions, has the right to vote:  But it is…