Author Archives: Chris Kernan-Schmidt

About Chris Kernan-Schmidt

Majoring in Government & International Politics as well as Russian & Eurasian Studies. Primarily interested in topics regarding public policy, ethics, and politics.

Young Men Are Checking Out — For A Different Reason

BY CHRIS KERNAN-SCHMIDT, OPINION EDITOR There is a prevailing stigma in our culture that has prevented young men from seeking the help they need during times of mental crisis. Young men in the U.S. and around the world are suffering…

Higher Wages Are Good For People On Campus: Here’s Why

BY CASSIDY POLLARD, CONTRIBUTOR As I sit down in the Johnson Center, holding food from one of the many Sodexo-operated restaurants, I take a minute to think about how heavily our campus relies on the workers that staff these restaurants…

Yes, The Equal Rights Amendment Matters

BY ZOEHRIYA ANWAR, STAFF WRITER The Declaration of Independence says “all men are created equal.” What about women? Aren’t we created equal too? As I wake up in the morning and head to my classes, these are the questions I…

Letter To The Editor: Dear Candidate for President of GMU:

BY THE GMU CHAPTER OF AAUP, TRANSPARENT GMU, AND GMU RETIRED FACULTY ASSOCIATION, CONTRIBUTORS Thank you for applying to be the next president of George Mason University. As a candidate, we are certain that the executive search firm has told…

Mason Is A Commuter School

BY CHRISTOPHER KERNAN-SCHMIDT Mason is a commuter school. Step into the administrative offices in Merten Hall and dare to utter those cursed words, and I imagine one would be near exiled for such a statement. Certainly that is hyperbole, but…

The Argument for Wingdings

BY CHRIS KERNAN-SCHMIDT, ACTIONS AND REPERCUSSIONS ADVISOR I have never found myself a fan of the traditional 12-point font, New Times Roman jazz. It has always felt too boring, and if I’m being honest,  too easy to read. When peers, professors…

Why You Should Write

BY CHRIS KERNAN-SCHMIDT, OPINIONS EDITOR Whether I have liked it or not, writing has always been in my life. When I was younger, I despised writing. A common punishment in my parents’ house was writing sentences like, “I will never…”…

Students Need Health Education

BY CHRIS KERNAN-SCHMIDT George Mason has a myriad of Mason Core requirements from science labs to philosophy, and while Mason Core aims to strengthen our mind, it fails to help us strengthen our bodies. College is all about learning new…

Who Are We to Look Up to?

BY CHRIS KERNAN-SCHMIDT Who is the future of America to look up to? Is it those who hold the highest positions of power and influence in our government, is it celebrities and superstars who fill our social media feed or…

Why We Should Care About Student Government

BY CHRIS KERNAN-SCHMIDT Whether you are a freshman or senior, are a commuter or on-campus resident, or have too much school spirit or none at all, Student Government works for you. Student Government is composed of three main parts: the…