Author Archives: Savannah Martincic

Broken Dreams and Pinky Promises

BY: SAVANNAH MARTINCIC, ASSISTANT OPINION EDITOR What started as the most diverse Democratic candidate pool whittled down to what the nation saw on the March 15 debate stage: two white men in their 70s.  Out of the numerous candidates that…

Dear College Seniors

BY: SYDNEY JOHNSON, STAFF WRITER Coronavirus has completely shocked the entire world. It feels as though the way we operate as a society is being put on pause. Unfortunately, one aspect of this disruption is that it has altered graduation…

Cursive Writing is Not the Bad Guy

BY: SYDNEY JOHNSON, STAFF WRITER In my second grade class, we had to learn cursive. My teacher made us write every single letter of the alphabet in cursive on a sheet of graph paper every day and corrected us on…

An Honors College Approach to Gen Ed

BY: SAVANNAH MARTINCIC, STAFF WRITER As a member of the Honors College Recruitment Team at Mason, I have been taught to tell prospective students that one of the biggest appeals of the Honors College is its curriculum, in that they…

Climate Change is an Attack on Health

BY: SAVANNAH MARTINCIC STAFF WRITER Over the years, climate change has become a highly politicized issue. Party lines have been drawn over economics and whether climate change is even happening. But rarely do we hear climate change called what it…

When They Run, They Win: Dispelling the Electability Myth

BY SAVANNAH MARTINCIC, STAFF WRITER Electability. What is it? Who has it? The word that appeared in almost every bit of news coverage of the 2016 presidential election has once again begun to dominate the national conversation surrounding the diverse…

Student Voters: Suppressed and Disenfranchised

BY SAVANNAH MARTINCIC, CONTRIBUTOR As the country draws nearer to the 2020 election and passes through a scattering of state elections, the issue of across-the-board attacks on voting rights for college students is becoming central to the political conversation.  2018…

America Needs to Fix its Broken Mental Healthcare System

BY SAVANNAH MARTINCIC In the wake of years of mass shootings, mental illness has become a frequent topic of discussion. However, mental health care in America remains a system that does not meet the needs of some 47.6 million people…