Author Archives: Jack Harvey

About Jack Harvey

Jack Harvey is a sophomore and the assistant opinion editor at Fourth Estate. He is also a frequent news writer.

Sanity in a Time of Corona

BY: FONTLEROY FRITZ-ROBBINS IV JR., FAUX ESTATE CORRESPONDENT Editor’s note: This piece is a work of fiction written for Fourth Estate’s satire issue, Faux Estate. During our weekly fireside chats, my father, Fontleroy Fritz-Robbins IV, would sit me down, shake…

Faux Student Government Members Try to Cope with Coronavirus

Students resort to implementing faux student government rules into their respective home lives BY JACK HARVEY, FAUX ESTATE CORRESPONDENT Editor’s Note: This piece is a work of fiction written for Fourth Estate’s satire issue, Faux Estate. Three weeks into Mason’s…

Are You Glued to Your Phone?

BY: ELI KOHN, STAFF WRITER I have it, you have it, your grandma has it, even your seven-year-old cousin has it: cell phone addiction. Smartphones have become a completely, undeniably essential part of our everyday lives. We are required to…

NO MASS TRANSIT MAKES CARS WORSE

BY: JACK HARVEY, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR In the U.S., 36,750 people were killed in car accidents in 2018 according to Reuters. That’s after you get past the crumple zones, car-assisted auto-breaking and distracted driving safeguards that are nigh-ubiquitous in modern…

Consumerism and Football: The Most American Holiday

BY: ELI KOHN, STAFF WRITER   In the 21st century, materialism and television addiction have given rise to a massive, multi-billion dollar holiday: Super Bowl Sunday.   Now, football itself is as American as it gets, but that’s really only…

The Hedonist’s Case for Reading Fiction

JACK HARVEY, ASSISTANT OPINION EDITOR A myriad of possible activities are jockeying for your time: Should you stay up-to-date on the Netflix show your friends have been talking about for the past week? Should you learn meal-prep? Learn about the…

New Year, (Mostly) Same Southside

BY ELI KOHN, STAFF WRITER New classes, new professors, new… Southside? Maybe you’ve noticed that Southside dining hall has been advertising “Southside 2020” — improvements they’ve made in the new year, most notably their shift to being open 24/7. What…

How the Warren Campaign Wasted Two Good Scandals

BY JACK HARVEY, ASSISTANT OPINION EDITOR Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren and her campaign staff have made waves in the media during the lead-up to the Iowa caucuses as two stories came out that pitted her against Bernie Sanders. The…

Virginia Supreme Court Rules Against Transparent GMU

VSC upholds Mason’s practice of not releasing donor names, says this is by design BY JACK HARVEY, ASSISTANT OPINION EDITOR The Virginia Supreme Court affirmed a prior Virginia Circuit Court’s ruling stating that the George Mason University Foundation, a private…