Author Archives: Basma Humadi

About Basma Humadi

Basma is the Managing Editor at Fourth Estate. She is a senior majoring in Conflict Resolution with a minor in Journalism. In her spare time she can be found making terrible puns, crying in movies and sharing her sorrows on the internet.

SAIA Members Lobby Against Anti-BDS Bill

Members head to Congress to voice concerns BASMA HUMADI, MANAGING EDITOR Members of Mason’s Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA) headed over to Congress last week to lobby against a bill that would allow for state governments to refuse to do…

Letter From the Editor

Dear Patriots, This past Valentine’s Day marked the one-year anniversary of the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 dead and 17 injured. The tragedy led to the rise of survivors from the…

Letter From the Editor

Dear Patriots, Hope you’ve all had a good start to your semester so far. In our News section, we have great stories updating you on the political situation in Virginia since Ralph Northam’s yearbook photos came out last week and…

Letter from the Editor

Dear Patriots, Welcome back! It’s definitely been an interesting week on campus with little robots hovering around, the main center of campus closing off and the Robinson building looking like a demolished and abandoned site. Fourth Estate is also back…

Letter from the Editor

Dear Patriots, It seems we can all shift gears slowly to begin prep for Thanksgiving. I don’t know about you, but I’m especially excited for pumpkin pie—and to see my family after dealing with a lot of schoolwork and stress….

Letter from the Editor

Dear Patriots, Happy (early) Halloween! Hope you all find the time to celebrate, whether you are assembling a costume last minute for a party or staying in and watching Halloween-themed movies. If you’ve been following the news, you’ve probably heard…

Egyptian Filmmaker Talks About His Latest Documentary

Tamer El Said’s “In The Last Days of the City” captures a memory of Egypt BY BASMA HUMADI, MANAGING EDITOR Award-winning filmmaker Tamer El Said stopped by Mason on Wednesday, Oct. 10 for a film screening of “In The Last…

Letter from the Editor

Dear Patriots, “Looks great,” our Assistant Culture Editor, Hailey Bullis, wrote sarcastically on the blank Google Doc I had open for this week’s letter from the editor. That’s where I’m at this week. Staying on top of schoolwork and extracurriculars…