Letter from the Editor

Hey Patriots,

I hope everyone had an amazing Homecoming week. Whether you went to any events, or just the basketball game — I hope you were able to have some fun. 

Our Culture section covered a few of the events this past week including the Off the Wall event at the Art and Design building on Saturday, where students, faculty and alumni came and viewed art made by students. 

Culture writer Nikayla Kirchner also went to the Colin Jost comedy headliner show that took place last Thursday. Flip to page seven to read more about the show.

Or, go back to page four of our News section to read about how Mason’s College of Education and Human Development is working to create equal access and opportunity for those with visual impairments. 

Our Sports section sat down with women’s basketball player Jacy Bolton and men’s basketball player AJ Wilson. Read more about these two players on page 11 and page 13 respectively. 

And last, but not least, our Opinion section has dedicated their entire section to general education classes and whether they are good, bad or in need of a shakeup. Personally, I have never been a huge fan of general education credits, so reading what other students thought about the required credits was interesting.

I also learned a lot more about how the honors college treats general education classes through Opinion writers Savannah Martincic and Sidonia Cannon, and their thoughts on how to shake up general education are worth reading. Read both of their articles on page 16.

One change you might notice in our Index next week is that our Assistant Opinion Editor Jack Harvey is leaving us, and as such, this will be his final issue. Jack has been such an integral part of this team this year and his presence on staff will be missed dearly. 

As midterms season is upon us as well, make sure you aren’t procrastinating. Hone in on those projects and essays you have coming up, stay strong, and try not to drink too much caffeine.

And, as always, if you have any comments, questions, or concerns — or something to pitch us — feel free to shoot us an email at masonfourthestate@gmail.com.


See you next week Patriots,

Hailey Bullis

Co Editor-in-Chief