The Eagle (Cam) has Landed

Rachel Shubin, Staff Writer Eagles can now grace the screen of your smartphone or laptop via the eagle nest cams at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. Sponsored by the American Eagle Foundation, the USNA has two video cameras perched by the nest of two mated bald eagles, Mr. President and The First Lady. […]

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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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Useful Apps: Dash

Savannah Norton, Lifestyle Editor Dash is solving many restaurant and bar customers’ biggest buzzkill: waiting for the check.  The app has most recently paired with the popular Mason spot, the Auld Shebeen, and many D.C. locations. The Auld Shebeen posted on their Facebook page May 13 to express their excitement about their new collaboration with Dash. “Cash […]

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Weekend Suggestions

Kelsey Davidson, Staff Writer Welcome (back) to Mason! Here are some events happening on and around campus this weekend that students might enjoy. Whether one feels like staying at Mason or heading out to D.C., there are plenty of events to attend, from theater performances to welcome back block parties.   Here are some of the events […]

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Blossom fiasco: A pilgrimage for more Pilsner

This article was first published in the April 20 issue of Fourth Estate. Connor Smith, staff writer This past weekend marked a slew of events celebrating the annual bloom of Washington D.C.’s Cherry trees, however in the nation’s gridlocked capital, the trains were far from on time and Murphy’s Law ruled without contest. The day […]

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Best DMV spring break activities

Taylor Wichtendahl, staff writer Looking for some fun things to do if you’re stuck at Mason for spring break? Assuming that it ever stops snowing, here are some ideas to keep you busy! Pinstripes Bowling What? Bowling and Boche ball plus a gourmet bistro all in one building. See their menu at http://www.pinstripes.com/Georgetown. Where? The […]

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Mason Takes on Capitol Hill

This story was originally published in the Nov. 10 issue of Fourth Estate. Allison Lundy, staff writer Students are taking advantage of living near Washington D.C. Mason attracts many politically-minded students, and students interested in politics have good reason to attend a school just a metro ride away from Washington, D.C. Whether interning or just […]

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Assignment 4-18

How many miles of railroad tracks were in the city in 1880? 29 miles. When did Washington, DC, join the ranks of the most populous cities? What was its highest ranking between 1790 and 1880? The District arrived as the fourteenth most populated city in 1810. It’s highest ranking was in 1820, where it placed […]

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Weekly Progress

After a long thought process and debate, I have finally decided on a topic this week which has helped me understand what my goals are in the weeks to come. Now that I have focussed on what question I would like to answer for this research project which is, “What did African-Americans in the Washington, […]

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Make a Map

  One vital step in understanding history is understanding maps. Maps, new and old, electronic or hand-drawn, all helps to serve as a visual aid for understanding historical landmarks and events, and how they may interrelate to each other. I create the above map using google’s “maps enginge”, in order to display important locations in the […]

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