A plane crash in Egypt sparks worldwide controversy about who caused it and if it was a bomb. This crash has started to impact U.S. international flight. An upcoming Fourth Estate article will mention the plane crash and its implications for the U.S. and Mason students.
The Fourth Estate staff members shared their ghost stories in the spirit of the Halloween weekend.
Bernie Sanders launched his first campaign ad. Read our story coverage of Bernie’s Town Hall at Mason from last Wednesday here.
Tuesday was Election Day for Fairfax County. Here are the results according to WTOP’s website:
State Senator, District 34
Sen. Chap Peterson (D) – winner
Delegate, District 37
Del. David Bulova (D) – winner
Sang Yi (R)
Chairman, Board of Supervisors
Sharon Bulova (D) – winner
Arthur Purves (R)
Clerk of Court
John Frey (R) – winner
Bettina Lawton (D)
Ray Morrogh (D) – winner
Stacey Kincaid (D) – winner
Bryan Wolfe (R)
Supervisor, Braddock District
John Cook (R) – winner
Janet Oleszek (D)
School Board, Braddock District
Megan McLaughlin (Endorsed by Fairfax County Democratic Party) – winner
Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District Directors
See the unofficial results here.
School Board, At Large
Bob Copeland (Endorsed by Fairfax County Republican Party)
Jeanette Hough (Endorsed by Fairfax County Republican Party) – winner
Manar Jean-Jacques (Endorsed by Fairfax County Republican Party)
Ryan McElveen (Endorsed by Fairfax County Democratic Party) – winner
Ilryong Moon (Endorsed by Fairfax County Democratic Party) – winner
Ted Velkoff (Endorsed by Fairfax County Democratic Party)
A CNN article states that NASA released a report showing that Antarctica is gaining ice. According to the article, the Antarctic Peninsula and West Antarctica are losing ice, but those losses are offset by ice gains on the eastern part of the continent and in the interior. The report also said that scientists think increased snowfall, which began 10,000 years ago, is the reason for the ice gains. In an upcoming issue, Fourth Estate will talk about how food waste contributes to climate change.
Mason’s Bike share program was postponed due to unforeseen circumstances.
The construction being done on Fenwick Library is expected to be completed for the Spring 2016 semester.
Staff writer Nina Motazedi discusses what the 2016 presidential candidates are planning for higher education reform.
This year marked the 30th anniversary of the Volgenau School of Engineering.