Author Archives: Chris Kernan-Schmidt

About Chris Kernan-Schmidt

Majoring in Government & International Politics as well as Russian & Eurasian Studies. I love hiking, writing, and watching The Office.

Policing in America

BY CHRIS KERNAN-SCHMIDT Police officers in America are, for the most part, an essential and vital service for the safety, well-being and education of a community. They are an invaluable backbone in our modern society. That said, the state of policing…

A Letter To A Trump Aide

This letter was written in response to the New York Time’s anonymous op-ed written by a senior official in the White House and published on September 5th, 2018. Dear Anonymous Trump Aide, You should resign. You have been appointed to…

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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…

OPINION: Parking Services is Not Actually the Devil

By Chris Kernan-Schmidt, Columnist Parking at Mason is not the greatest thing in the world. Permit prices are exorbitantly high, tickets cost too much, and why does it seem Parking Services is always out to get me? All that said,…

OPINION: US Imperialism: Key to National Security

By: Chris Kernan-Schmidt, Columnist Protecting our national security should be a priority for the United States government. Whether it is through diplomacy or military action, keeping our allies and ourselves safe from rogue states, terrorist organizations and lone wolves is…

OPINION: A total witch hunt!

By Chris Kernan-Schmidt, Columnist A few weeks ago President Donald Trump woke up bright and early to remind the Twittersphere of the “WITCH HUNT!” that is supposedly being perpetrated by the ominous left. This latest witch hunt-themed tweet is one…

OPINION: Russia’s Ban from Pyeongchang

By Chris Kernan-Schmidt, Columnist Following an investigation into systematic and state-sponsored manipulation of anti-doping laboratories, the Russian Federation was barred from competing in this year’s Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Russia was not permitted to send any athletes to…

OPINION: College is what you make of it

By Chris Kernan-Schmidt, Columnist I love Mason. The classes, the staff, athletics, even the mundane walks to and from class can be interesting. However, some of my peers do not have the same attitude that I do. From looking at…

OPINION: The Debate on Gun Control

By Chris Kernan-Schmidt, Columnist The debate on gun control has been revived once again after Wednesday’s horrific school shooting in Parkland, Fla. It seems after every mass shooting our legislators, political commentators, news anchors, and practically everyone I know is…