Letter from the Editor

Hey Patriots,

Nice to see ya again. I hope you survived your midterms and had a great two weeks since our last issue.

I know our staff enjoyed the two weeks off, but we’re excited to be back in production and bringing you new content again. 

Read the Culture section for a preview of the Mason Player’s fall performance of the musical “Rags.” In our News section, read about the College of Health and Human Services’ new on-campus Population Health Center. 

Sports spoke with Mason men’s soccer senior Gilian Buijk about his decision to come to Mason. Our Opinion writers talked about why Mason doesn’t need an official Division 1 football team and the lack of coverage of women’s major league sports. 

In other news, Mason’s pep band the Green Machine played at Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday. Check out the story online on our website and social media. 

In spookier news, Halloween is this week. I personally love the atmosphere of haunted trails and pumpkin patches that I’m sure many of us have already visited in the past two weeks. But if you haven’t been able to spare a night yet to visit either, I hope you take some time this week to do so.

Make the trip to Cox Farms’ Fields of Fear or Kings Dominion’s Halloween Haunt. If you’re strapped for cash consider visiting the Haunted Laurianne Woods on Halloween, where admission is free (though they do ask you bring non-perishable food items to donate to the Haymarket Regional Food Pantry). It’s honestly a pretty amazing haunted trail for being located in the suburbs. 

After all, Halloween only comes around once a year before we have to wait a whole 365 days for it to come around again. 

Have a spine-chilling week Patriots,


Hailey Bullis

Co Editor-in-Chief