Category: opinion

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OPINION: George Mason’s Legacy on Freedom

By Paresha Khan, Columnist The attention to free speech on college campuses is rising in public opinion and media. At Mason, pro-life senior citizens and non-Mason students gather around the clock tower and plaster bloody fetus posters in North Plaza….

Students, faculty, staff, the Police Department, and Wellness, Alcohol, and Violence Education and Services (WAVES) join the national victims’ rights week in promoting victims rights to honor crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf. The Victims’ Rights 5K Run/Walk is a George Mason University tradition in collaboration with the Aimee Willard Endowed Scholarship Fund.

The proceeds of this event go to support the George Mason University Victims of Violence Fund and the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Program. Mason’s Victims of Violence Fund, administered by WAVES, provides direct assistance to student survivors of sexual assault, stalking, and dating/partner violence. Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University

OPINION: The Right to Report Crime Fearlessly

By Jocelyn Varela-Martinez, Contributor Anna* is a college student who attends church regularly and goes out with friends on weekends. Anna is your typical American girl – but she was sexually abused as a child. After this horrific trauma, she…

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OPINION: Normalizing Ink

By Alexander Kenny, Staff Writer Tattooed men are the new “sensitive.” Tattooed women are the new “approachable.” According to Pew Research Center, 40 percent of millennials (ages 18-35) have at least one tattoo and most have degrees. I’ve met librarians…

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OPINION: Eating Disorder Recovery During the Holidays: A Guide

By Susan Katherine Corkran, Columnist Between the Thanksgiving leftovers spilling out of the fridge and sugar cookies at every turn, I know firsthand that the holiday season can feel overwhelming during recovery from an eating disorder. Eating mindfully, giving your…

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OPINION: Good Old College Try

By Emily Bartenfelder, Contributor Give something the good old college try. At first this may sound like a blanket statement, but to many people this has a different meaning. No matter who you are, the person next to you will…

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OPINION: The Difficulty of Parking at Mason

SHOULD MASON PLACE A LIMIT ON NORTHERN VA STUDENT ADMISSION? By Paresha Khan, Staff Writer As a commuter, driving to Mason daily has been the ultimate struggle. After commuting for 45 minutes to an hour, circling around Lot K for…

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OPINION: Improving Safety in Mason Rec

By: Chris Kernan-Schmidt, contributor Mason Recreation seems to have some sort of  aversion to proper safety standards when it comes to diabetic athletes. The issue lies in their inability, or rather their unwillingness, to provide proper and relevant life-saving information…

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OPINION: Why I Don’t Vote

By Michelle Gardner I grew up in Nokesville, Virginia, a small town in the northern Virginia county of Fauquier. I turned 18 in the fall of 2007 and was excited to cast my vote for Barack Obama the following year….