Author Archives: Collin Cope

About Collin Cope

Collin Cope is the Editor of Opinion for the Fourth Estate's 2021-2022 publication year. As a Communication major and Journalist, Collin has a deep passion for written and broadcast media as he believes it to be crucial to life in a democratic society. For any questions or comments, Collin can be reached at ccope@gmu.edu or collinrcope228@gmail.com.

THE TRAGEDY AT ASTROWORLD

As 10 victims have been confirmed from the festival, where did Astroworld go wrong? BY COLLIN COPE OPINION EDITOR On the evening of Nov. 5, rapper Travis Scott’s third annual Astroworld Festival was held on the grounds of NRG Park…

LETTER FROM THE OPINION EDITOR

Hey Patriots! It’s good to be back. My name is Collin Cope and this year I will be opinion editor for Fourth Estate! I am very excited to work with anyone who is interested in making a contribution and will…

Seven Years: The Era of Cabrera 

Highlighting the highs and lows of Cabrera’s presidential term BY COLLIN COPE, STAFF WRITER Following the 16-year term of former Mason President Alan Merten, Ángel Cabrera assumed the position in July of 2012 In his inaugural speech Cabrera said,“What if,…

Author Scott. W Stern Visits Mason

“The Trials” looks at the effects of the American Plan BY COLLIN COPE, STAFF WRITER Author Scott W. Stern visited Mason for Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Awareness Month on Wednesday, April 3 to discuss his recently released book, “The Trials of…

Right, Wrong or Indifferent

An open conversation for Mason BY COLLIN COPE STAFF WRITER On Thursday, March 21, Mason students and staff from both international and domestic backgrounds were invited to come together for the “Right, Wrong or Different event. The event was hosted…

Engaging in Candid Conversations

A “Brave Space” with Room for Every Voice To Be Heard BY COLLIN COPE, STAFF WRITER Mason is home to a community of diverse students, who come from many different backgrounds all over the world. With this diversity, Mason students…

Study Shows Increasing Acceptance of Climate Change

Mason and Yale gather data on climate-change beliefs BY COLLIN COPE, STAFF WRITER Climate change has played an increasingly significant role in U.S. politics in recent decades. As science has increasingly supported climate change as reality, more people are acknowledging it….

Mason Students and a Rise in Vaping on Campus

Recent studies on vaping and students’ opinions on e-cigarettes BY COLLIN COPE STAFF WRITER Whether on the way to class or walking through a residence hall, it would be hard for a day to go by without seeing at least…