5 ways to save when you spend

Rachel Shubin, Staff Writer It’s not news that college students are often pretty strapped for cash. But who has time to sit around cutting out coupons? Fortunately, there are many ways to save money that do not require you to become an extreme couponer. Fourth Estate is here to bring you the tricks of the trade to save money […]

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Spring Semester Starts…Now.

Compiled by Savannah Norton, Lifestyle Editor It’s time for Spring semester 2016 to begin… You try to hold back tears from your parents while you are packing up to leave because you will actually miss them… Your pet doesn’t understand why you have to go, yet again… But still you find the strength to leave… […]

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How to “DeStress” during Finals Week at Mason

Taylor Wichtendahl, Staff Writer It’s that time of year — stress is so high on campus that you can feel it in the air. Finals season is here, and Mason is prepared to help us handle the stress. This semester’s annual DeStress Fest, which is hosted by several Mason offices, is already underway. Shelby Waugh, graduate assistant for […]

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Students can outsource notes for profit with Luvo

Rachel Shubin, Staff Writer In today’s world, everything from taxes to computer programming is outsourced. Outsourcing can be a great way to get jobs done when there is not enough time to complete everything on one’s to-do list. Lately college campuses have been taking advantage of outsourcing by using it as a way to help […]

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Fashionably Fall

Tatyana White-Jenkins, Assistant Lifestyle Editor Fall is full of exciting transitions: leaves change color, students take new classes, and — not to be disregarded — those of us living in chillier climates dawn a different wardrobe. For many, dressing stylishly and comfortably is a must for the season. “The best thing about fall fashion would […]

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College Supply List

Tatyana White-Jenkins, Assistant Lifestyle Editor Remember in elementary school when teachers would send you a list with all of the supplies you needed for class? Back then you knew you needed one composition notebook, two glue sticks, a pair of scissors, and one pack of pencils. Those were the days, right? Unfortunately you don’t receive […]

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Start Your Semester Off Right

Jevette Brown, Staff Writer The fall semester has officially commenced, and faculty, staff and students at Mason are encouraging newcomers to start strong.   Mason’s Dean of the College of Education and Human Development, Mark Ginsberg encourages students to “take the inclination to be organized and successful,” in whatever manner best suits a student’s personality […]

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Mason charts a future online strategy

This story was originally published in the April 6 print issue. After expressing support for the development of an online completion college, Mason has been asked to provide a report by the Virginia General Assembly. According to Michelle Marks, vice provost of academic affairs, the report will provide examples of what other universities have done […]

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Professor uses life experience to empower youth

This story was originally published in the March 02 issue of Fourth Estate. Kelsey Davidson and Asher Ackman, staff writers There are few teachers that invest so much of themselves into their student’s well-being. Donovan Hall is a graduate teaching assistant at George Mason University looking for ways to improve kid’s lives from kindergarten to […]

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General Assembly considers mandatory police involvement in campus sexual assault

This story was originally published in the Feb. 9 issue of Fourth Estate. The Virginia General Assembly is currently considering multiple bills that propose mandatory reporting of campus sexual assaults to a law enforcement agency. For example, SB712, introduced by Richard Black (R-Loudoun), requires campus and local police to report all sexual harassment to the […]

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