Author Archives: Brad Byrne

About Brad Byrne

Brad Byrne has been a Staff Writer for the News Section of the Fourth Estate since 2019. 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

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….

EIGHT OUT OF 4,900 STUDENTS TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

COVID-19 cases remain low at Mason BY BRAD BYRNE, STAFF WRITER As September falls into October, Mason continues to make efforts toward keeping campus COVID-19 cases low. With a mask and vaccination mandate put on campus over the summer and…

Mason Shifts to Remote Work, Offers Emergency Leave

As the U.S. adjusts to staggering unemployment rates, Mason employees telework BY BRAD BYRNE, STAFF WRITER As the coronavirus strengthens its grasp on societies all over the world, Mason employees have adjusted to a life of working from home as…

Mason Establishes Cyber Security Engineering Department

Professor, students react to the new department BY BRAD BYRNE, STAFF WRITER Mason’s Volgenau School of Engineering has been approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) to create a department of cyber security engineering, the first…

Mason Chosen to Host a TRHT Campus Center

Association of American Colleges & Universities selects Mason to host this center BY BRAD BYRNE, STAFF WRITER The Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) announced on Jan. 16 that Mason will host a Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT)…

Virginia Ratifies Equal Rights Amendment

After a long journey through state legislatures, ERA’s future is still unclear BY BRAD BYRNE, STAFF WRITER On Jan. 27, Virginia became the 38th state in the United States to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Virginia’s ratification opens up…

Virginia Gun Legislation Pushes Forward

Virginia looks to push stricter gun violence prevention legislation with a Democratic majority BY BRAD BYRNE, STAFF WRITER Virginia is in the process of one of the most progressive movements towards gun legislation in the U.S. On May 31, 2019,…