Category: opinion

Letter from the Editor

Dear Patriots, The news these days is often depressing. It can be difficult and emotionally draining to keep up with the political world. However, I would assert that staying politically active is one of the most important things you can…

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editors, As directors of two units that provide direct services to students with active substance use and those who are in recovery, we want to express our concerns about the Fourth Estate article “Substance Abuse Rates Spike Among College…

Letter to the Editor

BY DR. LASHONDA ANTHONY On September 17th, Fourth Estate published a letter from an anonymous contributor entitled “Cheating is Not Immoral.”  It would be easy to see my role and assume that I am writing with expected responses such as…

All-Nighters Are For Owls

BY: SUSAN KATHERINE CORKRAN One of the best pieces of advice I have ever heard from a professor is that no perfect paper is ever written at three in the morning. A passable paper, sometimes. But a truly good paper?…

Why We Should Care About Student Government

BY CHRIS KERNAN-SCHMIDT Whether you are a freshman or senior, are a commuter or on-campus resident, or have too much school spirit or none at all, Student Government works for you. Student Government is composed of three main parts: the…

Policing in America

BY CHRIS KERNAN-SCHMIDT Police officers in America are, for the most part, an essential and vital service for the safety, well-being and education of a community. They are an invaluable backbone in our modern society. That said, the state of policing…

Term Limits Won’t Fix Anything

BY JACE WHITE 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 in office…

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…