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Patriot Politics: Automatic Weapons

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: Should automatic weapons be banned? GEORGE MASON DEMOCRATS By Andrew…

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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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After Charlottesville, Warnings of Alt-Right on Campuses

WHY ARE HATE GROUPS TARGETING COLLEGES AND STUDENTS AND WHAT IS IN STORE FOR THE FUTURE? By Michael Eberhart, News Editor In the wake of last month’s violent “Unite the Right” rally at the University of Virginia (UVA), organizations including…

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DeVos Announces Changes to Campus Sexual Assault Policy

SECRETARY DEVOS GIVES MAJOR TITLE IX SPEECH AT MASON’S ANTONIN SCALIA LAW SCHOOL By Gemma Carretta and Henry Clay, Staff Writers Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced major changes to campus sexual assault policy while speaking at Mason’s Antonin Scalia Law…

Perriello Discusses DeVos’s Education Agenda with Students

By Alexander Shedd, Staff Writer Tom Perriello, former 2017 Democratic candidate for governor in Virginia and current CEO of WinVirginia, a political action group directed towards supporting Democratic candidates for the House of Delegates in Virginia, held a conference call…

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Fighting for the Unknown Family

A week after Donald Trump was inaugurated as president of the United States, he passed an executive order that revoked the visas of 60,000 people and barred all persons from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia from entering…

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Gov. McAuliffe meets with student journalists

At luncheon, McAuliffe speaks on immigration ban, education BY FAREEHA REHMAN, ONLINE EDITOR On Feb. 1, Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) welcomed a select few Virginia college reporters into the Executive Mansion. Over an intimate three-course luncheon, Gov. McAuliffe expressed his…

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Students protest Trump

We asked several students why they joined the protest against Trump’s executive order banning immigrants and refugees BY SARAH BASSIL, STAFF WRITER Why did you decide to join the protest against Trump’s executive order banning immigrants and refugees from certain…

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FIRST PERSON: Women’s March on Washington

BY LOTTYE LOCKHART | Office of Student Media As a child, my mother was brought to a picket line. There, the people that she had grown up around marched for her right to attend an integrated school in New York…