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.

HUMANS OF MASON

  Environmental Justice Club (SEJA) BY ALEXIS MCCUTCHAN, STAFF WRITER Justice Environmental Alliance (SEJA) is looking to make an impact, not just on Mason’s campus, but in surrounding areas of Northern Virginia. SEJA aims to empower students to take action…

MASON IN COLOR (AND IN CULTURE)

Patriots Activities Council debuts Mason in Color, showcasing talented students and the many student-led cultural organizations  BY M.E. GODFREY, STAFF WRITER Walking into the doors of Dewberry Hall at 6:00 pm on Jan 28., what is normally an empty ballroom…

PRESIDENT WASHINGTON ANNOUNCES COVID-19 POLICY CHANGES

Amid Governor Youngkin’s news laws regardings masks and vaccinations in schools, Mason announces future COVID-19 plans BY MADISON SCHOFIELD, STAFF WRITER In an email to the Mason community sent on Jan. 31, President Gregory Washington announced changes to GMU’s COVID…

MY JOURNEY IN AND OUT OF THE ALT-RIGHT

The rise of social media makes radicalization easier than ever, especially by the alt-right BY MATTHEW KOVACEV, STAFF WRITER As a bored young teen in 2013, I would typically be binging videos on YouTube. I frequently watched amusing skits, exciting…

MASON HAS 682 TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 IN TWO WEEKS

4.6% of Mason students and staff test positive over the two weeks BY ALISON ALBERTY, SOCIAL MEDIA AND GRAPHICS EDITOR   As Mason begins their second week of the semester, positive COVID-19 cases begin to climb down for the first time…

MASON HOMECOMING EVENTS 2022

A list of all the events in Mason’s Homecoming week BY ALEXA PALEO STAFF WRITER Happy Homecoming, Patriots! Homecoming season is upon us, from February 4 to February 13, 2022. Here’s a roundup of all the games, tailgates, alumni events,…

TIS THE SEASON TO SIT WITH YOUR AMYGDALA

BY HANNAH NIEVES, STAFF WRITER Some people go skydiving. They do the whole jump out of a plane like they’re in “Mission Impossible” thing. And I love that for them, but I’ve always found that my fears were less corporeal…

ADD TO QUEUE

What the editors behind IVE have been listening to BY IVE EDITORS It’s that wonderful time of the year again, where we all get a chance to look back at the year behind us and reflect on the things that…

PATRIOTS SEND GATORS BACK TO THE SWAMP

  Women’s Basketball team upsets Florida Gators BY BRAD BYRNE STAFF WRITER Mason’s women’s basketball team had an impressive win at EagleBank Arena against the Florida Gators on Wednesday with a final score of 75-71. This pushes the Patriots to…