Author Archives: Dawson Weinhold

Term Limits Cause More Problems Than They Solve

BY: DAWSON WEINHOLD, STAFF WRITER I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked to sign someone’s petition to support term limits. They’re usually surprised when I say I’m not a big fan of term limits.  Term limits are…

Bland, Uninspiring, Cold and Conforming

BY: DAWSON WEINHOLD, STAFF WRITER Until recently, I haven’t seen a lot of Mason’s campus. My normal routine keeps me centered around the Johnson Center and the Hub, only occasionally wandering out from the center of campus. Growing tired of…

Is the Mason Core Different From NOVA?

BY: DAWSON WEINHOLD, STAFF WRITER Like many people at Mason, I first went to Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). It provided a way for me to take introductory courses like the ones Mason offers, but at a lower price. Having…

Why Mason Lobbies is Important

BY: DAWSON WEINHOLD, STAFF WRITER We are constantly told that voting is our civic duty. Each year, as election day comes near, an army of political volunteers descends upon campus to register students to vote. This is the part of…

How the GOP Can Win on Climate Change

Dawson Weinhold Staff Writer Until recently, tackling climate change hasn’t been a priority for the GOP. Their prevailing narrative is that any action on the issue would be a backdoor for increasing the size of the government. As an advocate…

Housing Affordability and the Generational Divide

BY DAWSON WEINHOLD, STAFF WRITER Housing affordability remains a big issue for many Mason students. For upperclassmen, on-campus housing is far from guaranteed, and off-campus housing presents its own set of difficulties. With a growing population and one of the…

Let’s Restart The Deficit Debate

BY DAWSON WEINHOLD STAFF WRITER Our nation has a spending problem. Last year, the deficit reached $779 billion. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is estimating that by fiscal year 2020 that number will reach 1 trillion. To many people, that…

Freshman Delegates Haven’t Delievered

BY DAWSON WEINHOLD, STAFF WRITER 2017 was a critical year in Virginia politics. Democrats gained an astounding 15 seats in the House of Delegates, leaving the Republicans with a measly one-seat majority. One major reason for this shift was the…

The Life and Legacy of David Koch

DAWSON WEINHOLD, STAFF WRITER On Aug. 23, 2019, billionaire philanthropist David H. Koch died after his long battle with prostate cancer. Despite his death, the impact he made on society will not only remain but continue to grow through the…

Iran’s Increasing Influence in the Levant is Preventing Peace

BY DAWSON WEINHOLD, STAFF WRITER The term “Israeli-Palestinian conflict” doesn’t do enough to describe the scale of the the events currently happening in the Levant. For those unfamiliar with the term, the Levant broadly refers to Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria,…