Author Archives: Lianna Brown

About Lianna Brown

Lianna Brown is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Fourth Estate for the 2021-2022 academic year. She is majoring in Government and International Politics, and can be reached at lbrown45@gmu.edu.

50TH ANNIVERSARY ROGER WILKINS LECTURE: JAMELLE BOUIE

A lecture on American politics with a New York Times columnist BY EMMA MICHELS, STAFF WRITER Students, alumni and Fairfax patrons gathered in the Fenwick Library for the annual Roger Wilkins Lecture on April 5 with The New York Times…

LAST WEEK IN THE NEWS

Top News From March 28 to April 1 BY ALLISON ALBERTY, SOCIAL MEDIA AND GRAPHICS EDITOR Monday, March 28 Colorado wildfires scorch almost 190 acres, prompting evacuations. The U.S. men’s soccer team qualifies for the 2022 World Cup. Will Smith…

FACES OF MASON

Madison Essig, Senior BY SAMI GIBBS, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Who did you recently interview and why? The interview was on Down Syndrome Awareness Day, and I thought it was important to do something for Respect Ability. I actually came up with the…

THE WORK OF STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Student Government keeps itself busy serving the Mason Nation BY ZAYD HAMID, STUDENT SENATOR  After a competitive gubernatorial election last November, students across campus have increasingly come to see the importance of participating in elections as their consequences affect everyone….

THE SPOT BRINGS LATE NIGHT BITES TO CAMPUS

Introducing the newest Mason Dining location BY MAGGIE ROTH, CULTURE EDITOR If you’ve ever found yourself on campus into the wee hours of the morning, searching for somewhere to grab a snack and hang out for a bit, a new…

MASON STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH UKRAINE

In the Russia-Ukraine war, Mason stands with Ukraine BY ERICA MUNISAR, STAFF WRITER Editor’s Note: This article was written and contains interviews taken on or before March 9. In the early morning hours of Feb. 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin…

SCHAR SCHOOL WELCOMES ‘EXILED’ UKRAINIAN PROFESSOR

A debrief with Professor Liguasha on his experience as an exiled Ukrainian citizen BY SYDNEY JOHNSON, NEWS ASSISTANT As conflict continues in Ukraine, Schar School professor Anton Lingusha reflects on his time as a Ukrainian citizen before he was exiled…

OLYMPIC SKATER COMPETING AFTER FAILED DOPING TEST

BY AUDREY MORALES, STAFF WRITER Following the rules is simple. Athletes have to do it all the time in order to compete. Though when some individuals cheat, there are consequences. Yet, in the 2022 Olympic figure skating competition, this has…