Author Archives: Brad Byrne

About Brad Byrne

Brad Byrne has been a part of the Fourth Estate since 2019 and is News Editor Editor for Spring 2022. He is majoring in Communications with a concentration in Journalism and Minoring in Comparative/International Studies. He can be found @BradByrne11 on Twitter and @bradbyrneee on Instagram.

LAST WEEK IN THE NEWS

Top news from Mar. 21 to Mar. 25. BY BRAD BYRNE, NEWS EDITOR Monday, March 21 Senate hearings for the appointment of Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson begin. Ukraine rejects Russian offer to withdraw troops from Maripol. In…

KOCH INDUSTRIES TO STAY IN RUSSIA

One of Mason’s biggest donors continues its operations in Russia BY BRAD BYRNE, NEWS EDITOR According to both CBS News and The Washington Post, Koch Industries will continue its operations in Russia, despite other companies withdrawing because of the Russia-Ukraine…

STUDENT GOVERNMENT HAS EVENTFUL LAST VIRTUAL MEETING

A spring Farmer’s Market, a liaison resigning and a debate over disciplinary strikes BY BRAD BYRNE, NEWS EDITOR On Feb. 24, the 42nd Student Senate met over Zoom to discuss issues relevant to the student body. The meeting went according…

LAST WEEK IN THE NEWS

Top news from Feb. 21 to Feb. 25 BY BRAD BYRNE, NEWS EDITOR Monday, Feb. 21 Queen Elizabeth of England tests positive for COVID-19. Hank the Tank, a 500-Pound Bear, ransacks a California community. Biden Administration halts new drilling in…

HIDDEN HANGOUTS

Foundation Coffee Roasters in Fairfax BY BRAD BYRNE, NEWS EDITOR This might be the most hidden place in all of Fairfax. Located in Fair City Mall, you have to be in the know of the area to find this place….

MASON STUDENT RUNS FOR OFFICE IN PENNSYLVANIA

Mason student Logan Hoover announced candidacy for Pennsylvania State Representative  BY BRAD BYRNE, NEWS EDITOR AND SYDNEY JOHNSON, NEWS ASSISTANT Mason student Logan Hoover announced his candidacy for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in the 98th Legislative District. This district…

MASON NEEDS TO CONSIDER WHO SPEAKS AT THE UNIVERSITY

Has Mason lost its morals when inviting speakers to speak? BY BRAD BYRNE, COPY EDITOR  On Nov 18., the Mason chapter of Turning Point USA hosted Representative Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina’s 11th congressional district in The Hub Ballroom. As…

MASON STUDENTS VOTE ON CAMPUS IN VIRGINIA GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION

Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe and Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin face off in the Virginia governor’s race  BY SYDNEY JOHNSON, STAFF WRITER AND BRAD BYRNE, STAFF WRITER  The Virginia governor’s election took place on Nov. 2 as students, faculty and other…

TIKTOK REACHES ONE BILLION USERS GLOBALLY

The short-form video application shared that it has one billion active global users BY BRAD BYRNE STAFF WRITER On Sept. 27, the short-form video application TikTok shared that it had reached one billion users using the app globally every month….