Letter From the Editor

Dear Patriots,

This school year at Fourth Estate, I’m excited for the paper to continue to expand and make more of an impact on the Northern Virginia community at large.

I’ve been a part of Fourth Estate since my freshman year at Mason. Through it all, I have been able to understand the different roles and responsibilities staff writers and editors have. It is constantly meeting deadlines, impromptu interviews and putting the details together at the end to produce a paper each week.

Looking back, my favorite thing about being a part of the paper is seeing how Fourth Estate continues to grow larger in staff, produce stronger content and develop into something that has made marks on the Mason community and beyond.

This week, our News section has informative articles regarding addressing sexual misconduct at Mason and other schools. In our Culture section, we’re introducing a Mason-tailored horoscope section. Opinions has interesting takes on 9/11 from a Muslim perspective and rejecting the freshman fifteen. Turn over to Sports to find out more about Mason’s very own Quidditch team. Our Comics section this year features more original comics made entirely by Mason students.

If you’re interested in joining Fourth Estate, feel free to stop by Student Media located in the bottom floor of The Hub in room 1201. We’re a friendly bunch and always happy to see new faces come in.

If you have any questions, comments (angry or delighted), concerns (big or small) or anything else don’t hesitate to hit our line at masonfourthestate@gmail.com.



Basma Humadi

Managing Editor