Mason adds new Wi-Fi access points around campus

Basma Humadi, Staff Writer Ask anyone on campus about the school Wi-Fi, and you are most likely to hear, “the Wi-Fi sucks!” On Twitter, there are numerous tweets dedicated to Mason’s inconsistent Wi-Fi. However, some up-and-coming improvements could drastically improve the situation.  Starting this month, Mason is increasing the number of Wi-Fi network access points across campus, both […]

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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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Like, Subscribe, Share: The Life of a College YouTube Star

9,319 people is almost enough to fill every seat in EagleBank Area, leaving just 681 seats open. It’s also the number of people who subscribe to Chaney Steinke’s YouTube channel, where the Mason junior posts hair and makeup tutorials as well as personal vlogs. “In late high school, I started getting really into watching YouTube videos,” Steinke, an integrative […]

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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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Five Semester Resolutions Every College Student Needs to Make

Written by Hunter Samuelson By the end of the fall semester, negative emotions tend to spoil the everyday lives of college students, so a new semester calls for a mindset makeover. According to a Huffington Post article, most of us see a new calendar year as a clean slate for moving on and improving your life. So, forget about your GPA […]

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Potomac Heights Vegetable Garden Flourishes

Tatyana White-Jenkins, Assistant Lifestyle Editor In response to the creation of the Potomac Heights Vegetable Garden in 2009, a group of Mason students formed the Mason Organic Garden Association (GOGA) to further cultivate both the garden and their passions. GOGA is an on-campus student organization dedicated to educating members of the Mason community about sustainable food and […]

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Professors discuss getting graded by students

This story was originally published in the April 27 print issue. The arrival of May heralds a familiar ritual for Mason students. Amid the stress and sleepless nights synonymous with final exams, they are required to fill out teacher evaluations. It takes about 15 minutes to complete the standardized forms, nothing compared to long hours of […]

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Student Government plans to solve Wi-Fi problems

This story was originally published in the April 20 print issue. This spring semester, IT Services and Student Government declared that they had a plan to improve Mason’s Wi-Fi, but so far enhancements are yet to be seen. On March 6, the Student Government University Services department made an announcement that they and the Network […]

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Student Government Election Debate

March 26: Refresh this page throughout the night for live updates on the debate. You can also follow us on Twitter @IVEstate for live updates with the hashtag #gmudebate. The 2015 Spring Student Government Election Executive Debate was on March 26, 7:30p.m. at the JC Atrium. Four pairs of president and vice president candidates are running […]

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Looking at learning upside down

This story was originally published in the March 23 print issue. In mid-February, Mason was praised for turning the average classroom on its head. The school was recognized for embracing the concept of a flipped classroom – a space designed to foster student engagement and team learning. The school was one of three winners in […]

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