Author Archives: dananickel

About dananickel

Dana is a junior at Mason double majoring in Communications with a concentration in Journalism and Global Affairs with a concentration in International Development. She is the current Co Editor-in-Chief of Fourth Estate and has worked on stories ranging from in-depth coverage of donor influence at Mason to the arrival of Brett Kavanaugh as a visiting professor at Mason's law school.

Letter from the Editors

Our Fellow Patriots, This might be a longer letter than usual. We have reached the end of our publication schedule. This is our final issue for the year. This is our final issue as your Co Editors-in-Chief.  Last August, we…

Letter from the Editor

Hey Patriots,  I hope everyone had a moderately successful first week back from Spring Break, and a first week with online classes. I admit, I had to sit through some classes with technical issues, but I appreciated my professors’ willingness…

GEESE-KIT-BALL

It’s all the rage BY DAND NICKEL CHIEF EGG Editor’s Note: This piece is a work of fiction written for Fourth Estate’s satire issue, Faux Estate. A crowd of 150 students — all sitting 12 seats apart from one another…

Coronavirus Survival Guide

Stocking up: grocery store do’s and don’ts  BY: DANA NICKEL CO EDITOR-IN-CHIEF So, halfway through your first, third or final semester of college, things have been unfortunately cut short by a literal global pandemic. Whether you’ve been permitted to stay…

Letter from the Editor

Hey Patriots,  After a six week stretch, we’ll be taking a couple weeks off for midterms and spring break. Spending six weeks with the same group of people in close proximity really taught me a lot about the team my…

Letter from the Editor

Hey Patriots,  This week, my Co Editor and I are happy to announce that this issue will feature one of Mason’s women’s sports teams on the cover. This is the first time this school year that we’ll feature a women’s…

Letter from the Editor

Hey Patriots,  As the semester picks up, so does flu season. So I want to remind everyone that self-care and health comes first. As I read this first sentence out to the room, Jack, the assistant opinion editor rolled his…

Hidden Hangouts: Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe

Serving lattes to the literati since 1976 BY DANA NICKEL, CO EDITOR-IN-CHIEF The Dupont neighborhood in Washington, D.C. is home to many colorful works of art, historic buildings and other attractions that are perfect for a fun outing for college…

Letter From the Editor

Hey Patriots,  So we have reached the end of our time together for this semester. I can honestly say that, despite some ups and downs, this has been a relatively smooth ride. My Co Editor Hailey and I haven’t fought…