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.

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…

“The Office” Star Comes To Mason

Craig Robinson talks to Mason students about his experiences in Hollywood, confidence, and more BY BASMA HUMADI, MANAGING EDITOR “Out of paper, out of stock, there’s friendly faces around the block,” sang Craig Robinson alongside a crowd of Mason students. ”Call…

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September Horoscopes

Great Advice For All Signs BY MONICA ECHOLS, CULTURE EDITOR AND BASMA HUMADI, MANAGING EDITOR Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Happy Virgo season! Your attention to detail and perfectionist tendencies will come in handy when you get your first major assignment…

Letter From the Editor

Dear Patriots, This school year at Fourth Estate, I’m excited for the paper to continue to expand and make more of an impact on the Northern Virginia community at large. I’ve been a part of Fourth Estate since my freshman…

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Beginner’s Guide to Astrology

Meanings, Misconceptions, and More BY BASMA HUMADI, MANAGING EDITOR Disclaimer: I’m not an astrology expert, but I am a fan of it and have many, many thoughts. Astrology is a lot more than the surface-level qualities that make it seem like…

Faces of Mason

Alum, Thomas LeGro   This year, Washington Post staff won a Pulitzer in the investigative reporting category for “purposeful and relentless reporting that changed the course of a Senate race in Alabama by revealing a candidate’s alleged past sexual harassment…