Author Archives: Brad Byrne

About Brad Byrne

Brad Byrne has been a part of the Fourth Estate since 2019 and is the Editor-In-Chief for the 2022-2023 year. He is majoring in Communications with a concentration in Journalism and minoring in Comparative/International Studies. He can be found @BradByrne11 on Twitter and @bradbyrneee on Instagram.

WHEN WILL IT END?

College campuses across the country have become crime scenes, with students fearing for their lives instead of their finals.  BY TAYLOR RAMIREZ, OPINION EDITOR  This school year, the fall semester has consisted of more than just football games, midterms and…

MINDFULNESS AT MASON

Ask the Mind BY TIFFANY BOGGS, STAFF WRITER  There’s no doubt that college can be one of the most overwhelming times for students because they have personal lives happening outside of the classrooms too.  “The stress of not having friends…

EQUALITY IN VOTING

The importance of women’s rights. BY ALEXIS MCCAFFREY, CULTURE EDITOR AND AVA KUCH, STAFF WRITER Walking into the voting booth and having a ballot handed to you. In that, there is the power to end stigmas, re-establish equality and end…

PATS FOR PATRIOTS – 11/18

Welcome back, Patriots! Things on campus are beginning to cool down both literally and figuratively with the holiday season just around the corner. The Fourth Estate hopes that everyone has a restful break next week, and comes back in December…

ALEXANDRIA ‘WEREWOLF KILLER’ IS MASON STUDENT

  Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story noted that John Hollis confirmed Bhasin was a Mason student. He confirmed that the information on People Finder was up-to-date and that is it updated weekly. BY BRAD BYRNE, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF On…

VISITING PROTEST GROUPS HARASS AND THREATEN STUDENTS

  Accounts of harassment, violence and antisemitism from the student body. BY ERICA MUNISAR, STAFF WRITER Mason’s Fairfax Campus is home to one of the most diverse campuses in Virginia. As part of Mason’s legal requirements, they have a designated…

GOING DARK

BY AMANI KHAN, STAFF WRITER Every morning, despite knowing how bad it was for me, I woke up and immediately opened Instagram or Twitter. For the life of me, I couldn’t stop doing it.  It’s not like I enjoyed seeing…

PATRIOT TO PATRIOT

BY KAYLYN BARNHART, STAFF WRITER For people who serve in the military, life is not their own anymore. They don’t make their own decisions – following orders and going with the flow is second nature. But after dedicating their time…

425 STUDENTS VOTE AT MERTEN HALL ON ELECTION DAY

Mason voter turnout increased with access to same-day voter registration. BY ERICA MUNISAR, STAFF WRITER On Nov. 8, a total of 425 students voted at Merten Hall during the midterm elections, in which U.S Representative Gerald Connolly of the Democratic…