Letter From the Editors

My Fellow Patriots, 

We asked our staff what we should write in our first letter addressing the Mason community. Our Online Director, Billy, shrugged and said, “You should tell them they’re going to have a good year.” 

So, here it is: Patriots, this is going to be a good year. 

Or at least we hope so. A lot of things happened over the last few years on campus, but we’re all still moving along. 

However, we’re here to make this year as smooth for you guys, Mason’s student body, as possible. If you have any concerns, we want to hear from you. If you see something on campus you want us to explore, let us know. We are here for you.

We want to represent you and shed light on both the triumphs and issues you think are important. 

Fourth Estate’s leadership last year, Alex and Basma, in our opinion, did an amazing job. They kept Mason’s administration honest and weren’t afraid to hold anyone’s feet to the fire. 

Important stories were shared with you all under their leadership, like an in-depth look into Mason’s Counseling and Psychological Services and Mason’s hiring of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. We hope to continue what they started and improve our work along the way. 

This week, our first week, we have some important stories concerning the construction on-campus, the 15 credit cap on Mason’s tuition that was implemented last spring, Mason’s fall sports lineup and op-eds concerning a variety of issues, both Mason-related and otherwise. 

If you have any questions, comments or concerns or are interested in being a part of Fourth Estate, do not hesitate to reach us at masonfourthestate@gmail.com 

This is going to be a great year, Patriots. 



Dana Nickel and Hailey Bullis 

Co Editors-in-Chief