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.

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‘Tick, Tick… BOOM!’ By ARI MASTERS STAFF WRITER “So, you know, lately, I’ve been hearing this sound. Everywhere I go, like a tick, tick, tick … Like a time bomb … The fuse has been lit. The clock counts down…

THE FIGHT FOR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS CONTINUES

A look into the struggles women in Texas are currently facing  BY ALEXIS MCCUTCHAN STAFF WRITER  Texas’ recent abortion restrictions went into effect on Sept. 1, but the fight to re-instate the right to abortion is still being fought on…

STUDENTS REACT TO THE TRIAL OF KYLE RITTENHOUSE

Mason students offer mixed reactions on the criminal trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, who shot and killed two people in Kenosha, Wis.  BY ROBERT STEWART STAFF WRITER A jury of twelve began deliberations for the criminal trial of Kyle Rittenhouse on…

THE EFFECTS OF FACEBOOK AND MISINFORMATION ON MASON STUDENTS

How students are reacting to the misinformation spreading online through social media platforms BY AMBER LUCAS STAFF WRITER The topic of misinformation has been very prominent, especially since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to this, many social…

STUDENTS REACT TO AARON ROGERS’ COVID-19 DIAGNOSIS

Aaron Rodgers Tests Positive for COVID-19 BY BRAD BYRNE STAFF WRITER Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers tested positive for COVID-19 on Nov. 3, and was ruled ineligible to play against the Kansas City Chiefs, according to The New York…

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“About Time” BY ALEXIS MCCUTCHAN STAFF WRITER  The 2013 film “About Time” with lead actors Rachel McAdams as Mary and Domhall Gleeson as Tim, will warm your heart. This movie was written by Richard Curtis, who also wrote the romantic…

WHY SECRETARY CARDONA SHOULD ENCOURAGE DISAFFILIATION

BY VICTORIA WESTERMEYER STAFF WRITER Mason has long been considered a flagship school of the Koch network due to its numerous connections to the Charles Koch Foundation and its donations to our school. Unfortunately, Mason isn’t alone, with the foundation…

WHO ARE THE CANDIDATES FOR GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA?

A brief overview of the major candidates in the 2021 Virginia gubernatorial election and their platforms. BY ROBERT STEWART STAFF WRITER  The Virginia gubernatorial race has become a close contest. Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin and Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe are…