Errors in reporting: a very straightforward apology

In October of 2014, online sports news website, Deadspin published a story that questioned what U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner has said publicly about his time playing high school football. Deadspin’s story suggested Gardner didn’t play any football, but it was incorrect. Editor Tommy Craggs wrote an apology with the headline, “How Deadspin Fucked Up The Cory Gardner Story.” This […]

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Men’s basketball falls to Colonials in Founder Feud

(Amy Rose, Fourth Estate) Kaleel Weatherly and Ben Criswell, staff writers In the first Revolutionary Rivalry match of the season, Mason’s men’s basketball team fell to the George Washington Colonials 76-70 at EagleBank Arena Sunday afternoon. In the first quarter, neither team got off to a fast start. Mason shot nine for 34 from the […]

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Top Workout Apps: Dorm Edition

You’re going to hit the gym everyday, right? You’re thinking “new semester, new me”. Well, I’m not falling for it. The moment the temperature drops below 70 and you have the option to walk to the gym or continue eating chips, while watching Friends re-runs in your sweats, I know which path you’ll take. Don’t […]

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Quidditch team flies through World Cup

Tatyana White-Jenkins, staff writer After competing over the weekend in Rock Hill, South Carolina for World Cup 8, Mason’s Quidditch team has returned with more drive than ever before. It was their first World Cup and Mason’s team went 2-3, an impressive feat for a group that became official only a year ago. “For a […]

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Mason Quidditch qualifies for World Cup

This story was originally published in the April 06 issue of Fourth Estate. Tatyana White-Jenkins, staff writer Mason’s Quidditch team has qualified for the chance to become crowned World Champions in their first official year as a team. The Quidditch team will be attending the U.S. Quidditch World Cup 8 in Rock Hill, S.C. The […]

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An ode to Steve Klein

Professor Steve Klein is a professor of journalism at George Mason University who has worked as a journalist, media consultant, and sports content specialist during his lengthy career in the field. He specializes in cross-platform communication and has served as coordinator for the Electronic Journalism minor. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, […]

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Leading scorer stays grounded

People say patience is a virtue. When trying to talk to Timi Mulgrew after a home match of Mason men’s soccer team, however, patience is nothing short of a requirement. An absolute favorite of the fans, Mulgrew is surrounded by people of all ages who take turns to embrace him and congratulate him on a […]

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Weekend Sports Preview

This is an important weekend for Mason athletic teams as Atlantic 10 Conference play begins across all sports. The Patriots hope to start off with strong in-conference play. In addition, the Mason Invitational cross country meet is being held this weekend in Leesburg, Va. Friday, Oct. 3 Women’s volleyball: vs. George Washington University, 7 p.m., RAC Gym, […]

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Native American students express frustration at Redskins name

Controversy surrounding the Redskins team name has sparked heated discussion on campus. In her visit to the Fall for the Book festival, Native American author and activist Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz discussed the controversial Redskins name and mascot. According to Dunbar-Ortiz, the term “Redskins” is not just a racially derogatory term, but a term of genocide […]

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Shades of Brown Open Mic Night

Open mic and poetry event highlighted student talent and engaged the audience in different cultural perspectives as a part of Hispanic Heritage Month. This annual event took place in the JC Bistro on September 25. It included poetry, spoken word, dance, and other musical performances. Special Guest performer Mariposa, also known as María Teresa Fernández, […]

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