Category: opinion

Term Limits Won’t Fix Anything

BY JACE WHITE, STAFF WRITER Congress’s frequent low approval ratings have lead many to suggest that creating term limits for our representatives would fix what many view as a corrupt and broken system. They believe that people who have been…

A Letter To A Trump Aide

This letter was written in response to the New York Time’s anonymous op-ed written by a senior official in the White House and published on September 5th, 2018. Dear Anonymous Trump Aide, You should resign. You have been appointed to…

On Memories and Reminders

BY DOMINIC PINO As a sophomore, I am a member of the first class to attend this university that does not have any memory whatsoever of the terrorist attacks which occured seventeen years ago last Tuesday. Some members of the Class…

Letter from the Editor

Dear Patriots, First of all, we’re up to 28 pages this issue. That’s pretty incredible, considering that last year we started out with 16. We couldn’t have done it without you. We’re also trying out a new format for our…

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Why are you still a Catholic?

BY SUSAN KATHERINE CORKRAN I converted to Christianity at 17 years old and at the age of 21, I was confirmed in the Catholic church on Easter of 2017. I was not a “cradle Catholic” brought into my faith from…

Liberty Champion

The Importance of Student Press Freedom

An Editorial from Liberty University BY JACK PANYARD, GUEST CONTRIBUTOR   Editor’s Note: Jack Panyard is a special guest columnist from Liberty University. We invited him to write an editorial on his experience with the school’s newspaper, the Liberty Champion,…

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…

John McCain

Where Are Your Manners?

BY DOMINIC PINO If American political culture had a mother, she would be asking-but-not-really-asking like only mothers can do, “Where are your manners?” U.S. Sen. John McCain, formerly Republican presidential nominee John McCain, formerly U.S. Rep. John McCain, always Captain John…

Freshman Fifteen

Rejecting the “Freshman Fifteen”

BY SUSAN KATHERINE The world is never in short supply of boogeymen, and when it comes to our self-image and sense of worth, the notion of gaining weight is the perfect monster. In a horror-movie worthy spectacle, fatness becomes the monster…

9/11 Memorial

A Muslim Perspective

3 American Muslim women share their experiences and opinions about the aftermath of 9/11 BY SABIHA BASIT On September 11, 2001, an extremist group hijacked four airplanes to carry out one of most malicious terrorist attacks in history. The attacks caused…