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.

SOLVING THE PROBLEM OF THE DINING HALLS

A suggestion for the students of George Mason BY CARLOS BORGERT STAFF WRITER  We’re all aware of the problem. We arrive at Southside or Ike’s, bellies rumbling, mouths watering, ready to tear apart whatever food gets on our plates. We…

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: FINDING A WIN EVERYDAY

Women’s Basketball hosts a pre-season open practice with coach Vanessa Blair-Lewis BY JALEN STUBBS STAFF WRITER Basketball is looking great this year for the Patriots as they continue their pre-season practices, wasting no floor-time. The team held their first open…

STUDY ABROAD FROM HOME

How the Global Education Office is making virtual study abroad possible BY ALEXIS MCCUTCHAN STAFF WRITER With the new changes this past year has brought, Mason’s Global Education Office (GEO) has adapted and brought about a way to make the…

WHY EVERYONE SHOULD BE WATCHING GLENN YOUNGKIN

The gubernatorial election is almost here, but the path to victory might not be there for Democratic nominee Terry McAuliffe BY JEFFREY CARBERRY STAFF WRITER As the 2021 Virginia Gubernatorial Election winds to a close in the final two months…

MASON STUDENTS PROTEST PBR BULL RIDING EVENT

Local activists join students to protest alleged animal cruelty BY MADDIE GIERBER STAFF WRITER Mason students plan to protest the Professional Bull Riders’ (PBR) upcoming Fairfax Invitational event at EagleBank Arena, where 45 top bull riders will compete in three…

HUMANS OF MASON: DR. SPENCER CREW

BY JOSEPH MOORE STAFF WRITER For those who don’t know, where have you worked before coming to Mason? I came to Mason from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati. Which looks at the history of the Underground Railroad….

MOVING TOWARDS A PLASTIC-FREE CAMPUS

  How the Office of Sustainability is implementing eco-friendly changes BY ALEXIS MCCUTCHAN STAFF WRITER On March 23, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s Executive Order 77 was put into effect, with impacts spanning all of Virginia — including Mason. The executive…

AS FALL SEMESTER BEGINS, COVID-19 CASES AT MASON REMAIN LOW

Campus guidelines keep COVID-19 cases at Mason low among students and employees   BY LIANNA BROWN, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF During the 2020-2021 school year, Mason was applauded for its ability to keep campus COVID-19 cases low. As the United States surpasses 40…