Author Archives: Hau Chu

About Hau Chu

Hau is the editor-in-chief of Fourth Estate, and a senior majoring in government and international politics. Interests include hockey, movies, television, sandwiches and contemplating our fleeting existence on this rock. Email: Twitter: @hauchu

Men’s basketball team falls to Cornell in season opener

Photo gallery: Images 1-6: (Amy Rose/Fourth Estate), Images 7-14: (Amy Podraza/Fourth Estate) Although a new year for the George Mason University Patriots men’s basketball team meant a fresh start for the young team, the problems of last season seemed to linger…

Men’s basketball season preview

The Patriots take the court tonight against Cornell University in their season opener. Mason is a school aided by the development and exposure around the rise of the basketball program, but the general feeling around Fairfax is one of apathy….

A Second Chance at Life

After six arrests, an upward of six figures in debt, two failed stints managing restaurants, too many family members lost, eleven years of substance abuse and then a subsequent eight ongoing years of sobriety, certain numbers could define a life….

Mason Sports Roundup

Fourth Estate might have missed some sports coverage in recent weeks because of our own doing, but here are some things to catch up on: Mason Madness is coming up on Saturday, Oct. 18, so take a look at our…

Weekend Sports Preview

This is an important weekend for Mason athletic teams as Atlantic 10 Conference play begins across all sports. The Patriots hope to start off with strong in-conference play. In addition, the Mason Invitational cross country meet is being held this weekend in…

MCNews: Send Silence Packing

Our student media partners at Mason Cable Network reported on the “Send Silence Packing” campaign organized by Active Minds on North Plaza today. “Send Silence Packing is a nationally recognized traveling exhibition of 1,100 donated backpacks, representing the number of college…

MCN interview with Mark Kraner

Our friends and student media partners at Mason Cable Network talked with Mark Kraner, Executive Director of Campus Retail Operations last week and posted their interview yesterday in the midst of the dining drama you read this week on Fourth…

Farewell Interview with Provost Stearns

After 14 years as provost, Peter Stearns will officially resign from his position this summer. Fourth Estate’s Editor in Chief, Hau Chu, sat down with Stearns for a final interview about his time at Mason as provost.   While in…

Video: Honoring those we lost

Fourth Estate has had a rocky start, but we wanted to take today to remember some of our staff and loved ones who have perished in our first eight months of existence. They will be missed. Happy April 1st!