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A Sea Change

A harsh look at what’s happening to our seas BY JAMES STEMPLE   A sea change is defined, according to Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” as a change brought about by the sea. It’s an idiom often used to signify a notable…

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Sophomore creates mentorship program

InvestinYOUth offers Mason students chance to mentor high schoolers BY CAROLA PATTY GORENA MORALES   Beginning in the last week of April, Mason students will visit Mountain View Alternative High School in Centreville, Virginia, for a weekly after-school mentorship program…

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Mason’s smoking policy gets an update

(Photo credit: Alya Nowilaty/Fourth Estate) This story was originally published in the Mar. 21 issue of Fourth Estate. Last October, Mason updated its smoking policy to include vaping, which is no longer allowed within university buildings, after concerns from the…

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Owning Millennials: Do we have the power to shape the future?

Change. Development. Progression. Impact. As young people born at the beginning of a new age in time, we’ve all felt the yearning to become creators of tangible change. Raised during chaotic times, there seems to be an innate passion within Millennials…

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Smoking out the health risks of vaping

This story was originally published in the April 6 print issue. The rising popularity of electronic cigarettes and vaporizers have exposed an omission in Mason’s smoking policy that allows people to smoke inside, but students and faculty have started to question…

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Students and faculty receive updates about export compliance

Students and faculty received an email from the Office of Provost David Wu on March 30th explaining the university’s policy on complying with United States export controls and economic sanctions. According to the email, Mason is currently updating its procedures…

Enforcement of Mason smoking policy still under review

Mason has revised its “Smoke Free Environment” policy to make sure it is in accordance with Virginia law. University Policy 2214 gives regulations for smoking in and around campus buildings, including a rule that smokers must maintain a 25-foot distance…