Category: opinion

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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…

Sen. Cory Booker

Overdoing It

BY DOMINIC PINO, COLUMNIST I wonder if Senator Cory Booker has recently been leaving food in the microwave too long. Or swinging his clubs too hard on the golf course. Or getting injured from working out too much. My curiosity is…

Senioritis

Senioritis Immunization

BY: SUSAN KATHERINE CORKRAN There are certain traditions accompanying graduation that seem inescapable. Bookstores are filled with special copies of “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” and teddy bears in graduation gowns. Grocery stores proudly display balloons shaped like caps and…

Insuline

Life Saving Medicine at Life Altering Costs

BY: CHRIS KERNAN-SCHMIDT Americans are no strangers to the high cost of healthcare. Those with more niche conditions like diabetes, cancer, and arthritis, just to name a few, suffer high out-of-pocket costs. The inability to purchase life-saving medicine such as…

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 13, 2017.

Credit Where Credit is Due

Photo courtesy of Huffington Post BY DOMINIC PINO Jeff Sessions isn’t that bad of a guy. It is becoming more difficult to find anyone who holds this position on our long-suffering attorney general.  Granted, his persona is not affable. He is…