Letter from the Editor

Dear Patriots,

It seems we can all shift gears slowly to begin prep for Thanksgiving. I don’t know about you, but I’m especially excited for pumpkin pie—and to see my family after dealing with a lot of schoolwork and stress.

This week, you can read more about research showing a rise of vapes randomly exploding, as well as the correlation between changing immigration policy and scientific development in the STEM field.

In our Culture section we covered National Durag Week, which was hosted by Mason’s My Natural and Collegiate Black Men (CBM). One of our writers also sat down and talked to Mark Rozell, the dean of the Schar School of Policy and Government.

In Sports and Opinion, read on to hear an interesting take on the JC preachers on campus, as well as men’s and women’s basketball predictions.

I’m proud we’ve been able to establish a pretty consistent comic section this school year. If you’re interested in submitting some of your own work, feel free to send us an email.

We’ll be taking a break for a bit because of Thanksgiving, so expect to see our next issue out December 3. As always, if you have any questions, submissions, comments or concerns, feel free to send us an email at masonfourthestate@gmail.com.



Basma Humadi

Managing Editor