Author Archives: Alexander Shedd

About Alexander Shedd

Alexander Shedd is the Editor-In-Chief of Fourth Estate for the 2018-2019 year. He is a Government and International Politics major and Journalism minor in the class of 2019.

Fountains of Mason

Rating the Water Fountains of George Mason University BY ALEXANDER SHEDD, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR In this column, I will rate the wonderful world of Mason’s water fountains using five quality categories: Water Pressure, Usability, Stream Consistency, Location and Presentation. Johnson…

Patriots beat Mason Patriots 4.25 to -2 in first tournament

Mason Athletics Invents New Sport, Will Play Themselves at the Division I Level BY ALEXANDER SHEDD, ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR Mason Athletics announced the creation of a new sport last week, Patriotball, and immediately played against their own team in a…

Student Government Presidential Campaigns Heat Up

Candidates prepare for the vote, or lack thereof BY ALEXANDER SHEDD, EDITOR IN CHIEF As Student Government President Bekah Pettine and Vice President Erik Truong prepare to graduate, one new campaign is running to succeed them, while one campaign is…

Letter From the Editor

Dear Patriots, Spring Break is almost upon us. If you can make it through your midterms this week, you will be home free to celebrate as you please for a nice little breather. Whether you’re staying in Fairfax or going…

Letter From The Editor

Dear Patriots, It’s that time of year when the weather is as unpredictable as getting a parking spot in Shenandoah. This is the NoVA charm: you can get all four seasons in one week. This semester feels busier than most,…

Letter From the Editor

Dear Patriots, This has been an interesting semester so far, to say the least. Between the construction taking up most of campus and the robots periodically running into people around fence corners, it’s been a very different spring for a…

Coffee With the President

President Cabrera talks business, education and the future BY ALEXANDER SHEDD, EDITOR IN CHIEF The first thing you notice walking into the president’s corner office on the top floor of Merten Hall is the glass double doors. Looking through, one sees…

Student Poverty Is Real

BY ALEXANDER SHEDD, EDITOR IN CHIEF Being a college student is not easy. That is not an original idea. Across the country, millennial students are calling attention to the hardships of working full time to merely scrape by among the…

Letter from the Editor

Dear Patriots, I cannot overstate what an incredible experience it’s been to be your Editor-In-Chief this semester. While we have had our ups and downs, our dramas and late nights, our successes and our failures, I would not change a…