Category: opinion

Coronavirus Could Change Campaigning Forever

BY: DAWSON WEINHOLD STAFF WRITER If this were any other year, political campaigns around the country would be gearing up for the start of election season. Late spring to early summer is when campaigns really start to heat up. Interns…

My Family’s Story from the Forgotten Genocide

BY: ALEX MADAJIAN STAFF WRITER If you’ve met me in person, chances are one of the first things I’ll tell you is that I am an Armenian. If you’re lucky, you’ll even hear me declare my heritage: “I am the…

Patriots from Home: Why We Should Support Mail-in Voting

BY: SIDONIA CANNON STAFF WRITER “Every society, all government, and every kind of civil compact therefore, is or ought to be, calculated for the general good and safety of the community.” – George Mason  Take the words of our founding…

People or the Economy?

BY: MOLLY HARNISH CONTRIBUTOR Do we quit this world-on-pause strategy out of fear that the economy will collapse, or do we keep going indefinitely until this thing dies down? In other words: Do we save the economy, or do we…

Our Doctors and Nurses Deserve Better

BY: AHMAD ALACH CONTRIBUTOR Although coronavirus has wreaked havoc and exposed the deficiencies of governments at every level and in every corner of the globe, there are some silver linings. It has shown us that telework (when possible) may not…

We Need to Flatten the Unemployment Curve Too

BY: STEVEN ZHOU STAFF WRITER Due to recent stay-at-home orders closing businesses and inducing mass layoffs, unemployment insurance filings in the U.S. is at an all-time high. In three weeks, 17 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits — and…

Letter from the Editor

Hey Patriots, I don’t know about you guys, but I’m ready to go back to a semblance of normalcy in these very not-normal times. I want to go to the movies, or to a restaurant, or on a trip this…

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…

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…