Letter From the Editor

Hey Patriots,

In case you haven’t heard, on Tuesday, Nov. 5 the Democratic party gained control of the Virginia State Senate and House of Delegates.

This hasn’t been done in 26 years. Regardless of your political stance, it was truly a historic election for Virginia.

And, of course, with the passing of this election season, we are officially only a year out from the 2020 presidential election.

Our News section went to Merten Hall on election day to gather student reactions and responses and also attended presidential candidate Andrew Yang’s rally on Monday, Nov. 4. Read more about these two events on page five and three respectively. 

Steering away from political news, our Culture section went to the Fall New Dances performance put on by the School of Dance.

Meanwhile, our Sports section worked tirelessly all weekend to provide you with the most up-to-date basketball game coverage. You can check it out online. Our Assistant Sports Editor Domenic Allegra also wrote a profile about Mason volleyball player Erin Derick —  read it on page seven.

Opinion staff writer Eli Kohn wrote an opinion surrounding the national student debt and what policies the Democratic presidential candidates have to solve it. See more about his take on page 16. 

As we draw closer to the end of the semester and the holiday season (Starbucks has already changed over to their holiday cups), I hope you guys are taking care of yourselves and making time to accomplish everything that you want to this semester. 

And as my Co Editor-in-Chief Dana Nickel and I always say, if you have any comments, questions or concerns, please feel free to email us at masonfourthestate@gmail.com



Hailey Bullis