Author Archives: Brad Byrne

About Brad Byrne

Brad Byrne has been a part of the Fourth Estate since 2019 and is the Editor-In-Chief for the 2022-2023 year. 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.

PATRIOTS WIN THREE IN A ROW AT HOME

Men’s basketball team continues to be better at home, being undefeated at EagleBank Arena. BY JALEN STUBBS, MANAGING EDITOR AND BRAD BYRNE, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF MASON VS. QUEENS Mason men’s basketball remained undefeated at home after securing a victory against Queens College…

PATS FOR PATRIOTS – 12/02

As the semester comes to a close, the only thing standing between the Mason community and winter break full of rest and relaxation is finals. The stress and anticipation on campus are palpable, but Pats for Patriots returns as a…

HIGH SPIRITS AND PATRIOT PRIDE

As students rushed into EagleBank Arena for the annual Gold Rush event, enthusiasm and school spirit filled the atmosphere leading into the first home game and win of the season. BY MADALYN GODFREY, STAFF WRITER Another year and another win…

TIMELYCARE REVIEW

Ask the Mind BY ALEXIS MCCAFFREY, CULTURE EDITOR Mason recently adopted a new virtual platform called TimelyCare that helps students access free counseling and psychological services on a schedule that is convenient for them. Upon first hearing about this platform…

FALL ACROSS THE GLOBE: THE NETHERLANDS

If we are talking about a season where it becomes cooler after a long summer, nature is turning into a beautiful palette of red, orange and brown, and the season of the pumpkins, we are obviously talking about the fall….

FUN THINGS TO DO IN D.C.

BY ALEXIS MCCAFFREY, CULTURE EDITOR AND BRAD BYRNE, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF As the fall leaves begin to touch the ground activities in D.C. have become more popular. Here are some of our favorites! The Office Experience: Are you a fan of the…

MASON HONORS THOSE LOST ON TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

Students gather to mourn and call for action to protect trans youth. BY MADISON SCHOFIELD, STAFF WRITER Mason students and community members gathered at Horizon Hall on Friday to observe Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). TDOR is held annually on…

WHEN WILL IT END?

College campuses across the country have become crime scenes, with students fearing for their lives instead of their finals.  BY TAYLOR RAMIREZ, OPINION EDITOR  This school year, the fall semester has consisted of more than just football games, midterms and…