Letter from the Editor

Hey Patriots, 

Another Halloween has come and gone. And honestly, as soon as the clock said “12:00 a.m.” on Nov. 1. I saw people already posting photos of people wrapped in Christmas lights. Several posts all over social media declared that it is finally “the most wonderful time of the year.” 

I wasn’t originally planning on making my letter to you all out to be a fanatical defense of Thanksgiving, but that seems to be the direction I’m going in. 

Thanksgiving is, first and foremost, the best holiday. Even if you aren’t an avid fan of turkey like myself, it’s still a super fun mini-break from classes — unless your professors are evil and have assignments due over the break. (I once had a paper due at midnight on Thanksgiving Day, as if my professor didn’t know I’d be in line for the Target Black Friday sale). 

Anyway, the time of year between Halloween and the December holidays is objectively the best. The weather is finally not terrible, but not so cold that you actively avoid going outside. 

But before I get so into my pro-Thanksgiving rant that I forget about the actual newspaper you’re all holding, let me cut myself off to talk about what we have in this issue for you guys! 

The Presidential Search Committee is working hard to find Mason’s next president, and our News section covered the public forum where students and faculty aired their grievances with the process to Mason’s administration. 

Our Culture section spent their Halloween doing the spookiest thing of all — covering the screening of a Satanist documentary. Our Sports section put together an amazing spread for Mason’s basketball season preview. 

In our Opinion section, our writers went in-depth on issues of voter suppression here at Mason. All of this is well worth the read. 

As always, if you have any questions, comments or concerns, feel free to reach out to us at masonfourthestate@gmail.com



Dana Nickel

Co Editor-in-Chief