Let’s talk about climate change: Mason and beyond

(Credit: Laura Baker/Fourth Estate) The Earth Month event “Let’s Talk About Climate Change,” which was held April 1, explored how organizations on Mason’s Campus, the city of Fairfax and the state of Virginia educate and empower residents to combat climate change. Sponsored by the Office of Sustainability and the George Mason University Center for Climate […]

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Mason’s land owned by three individuals during the Civil War

(Photo credit: David Schrack/Fourth Estate) Before there was Mason… This story is the second in a short series by Fourth Estate that explores what Mason’s campus looked like before it became the grounds for a university. Northern Virginia is rich with history, and we hope this series connects the Mason community to its vibrant past. Stay […]

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Escape Room trend takes over Fairfax

Darlene Alegrado, Staff Writer With high stakes, puzzles to solve and only an hour to get out, the escape room phenomenon is taking over the average evening date or friends’ night out.  These interactive and intense games are known to get players’ hearts racing and start the gears turning in their heads. Many escape room companies are starting to pop […]

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How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day on a College Budget

Hunter Samuelson/Staff Writer On Valentine’s Day, love can be an expensive business. Fortunately, there are some ways you can spend a romantic day with your significant other while sticking to a college budget. Don’t worry ladies — none of them involve “Netflix and chill.” D.C. is your playground Download the Ride Systems app and take advantage of being a […]

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Kathy Griffin talks improv, being a boss and celebrity run-ins

  (Courtesy of Maggie Gardner) Savannah Norton, Staff Writer The two-time Emmy and Grammy award-winning comedian will be performing Thursday, Feb. 11, at 8 p.m., at EagleBank Arena, one of the 80 stops on her tour. Fourth Estate and WGMU were able to chat with Kathy Griffin before her “Like a Boss” tour stop in Fairfax […]

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Civil War-era road discovered in Fairfax

(Photo credit: Amy Rose/Fourth Estate) Before there was Mason… This story is the first in a short series by Fourth Estate that explores what Mason’s campus looked like before it became the grounds for a university. Northern Virginia is rich with history, and we hope this series connects the Mason community to its vibrant past. Stay […]

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Weekend Suggestions 11/6-11/8

Kelsey Davidson, Staff Writer On-Campus Events “Art of Time Ensemble: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” Taking place Sunday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. in Concert Hall on the Fairfax Campus, this concert will put a twist on classic Beatles songs using new arrangements and musical styles. Mason students can get two free tickets with a Mason ID. […]

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Weekend Suggestions 10/23-10/25

Kelsey Davidson, Staff Writer On-Campus Johnson Center Cinema: “The Gift” This weekend the Johnson Center Cinema is showing “The Gift,” a psychological thriller film that tells the story of a married couple who is faced suddenly with a terrifying secret from the past when a past acquaintance leaves a strange gift. With a rating of 93 percent on […]

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Weekend Suggestions Oct. 10-11

  Kelsey Davidson, Staff Writer   Off-Campus Taste of DC The Taste of DC is a two-day event happening along Pennsylvania Avenue NW Oct. 10-11 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m each day. There will be food and drinks from over 50 restaurants around the D.C. area along with live musical performances, according to the event’s website. […]

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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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