Category: opinion

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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…

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….


OPINION: Is Chem Too Discouraging?

By Paresha Khan, Staff Writer General Chemistry 211 is a class at Mason that is known to be very challenging and is always discussed among students. Because of the difficulty of this course, I strongly believe that it’s a weed-out…

The Mason Nation community participates in the Fear 2 Freedom program assembling after-care "fear 2 Freedom Kits" for those affected by rape, child abuse, domestic violence, and sex-trafficking. Following the program and discussion, Rosemary Trible, president and founder of Fear 2 Freedom, led students in a moment of silence. #MasonNation  Photo by:  Ron Aira/Creative Services/George Mason University

OPINION: #MeToo: Yes, even at George Mason

#MeToo: Yes, even at George Mason By: Lauren Agnello, Roosevelt @ Mason Sexual Assault/Interpersonal Violence Trigger Warning: for immediate support, Mason students can call the GMU 24-hour hotline at 703-380-1434. Non-Mason students can call 800-656-HOPE (4673) to be connected with…

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OPINION: Why Should You Vote?

Fourth Estate Editorial In one week, Virginia will decide its new Governor. In the last ten years, Virginia has had three Governors from the Democrat party and one from the Republican party – recently, Bob McDonnell (R) holding the 2010-2014…

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Culture-Based Halloween Costumes

WHERE SHOULD YOU DRAW THE LINE? By Paresha Khan, Staff Writer Halloween has become a controversial holiday in which creativity can flow into a grey area of discrimination and offense. Halloween costumes should not be inspired from actual cultures. Although…


White Privilege for A Brown Man

By Jose Mendez, Contributor I am a Mexican-American named Jose, I work a low-wage job, and I come from a family of illegal immigrants. Picture me in your mind for a second. What do you see? Is it a short,…

Whitetop and Rogers residence halls are seen in the Aquia neighborhood are seen at the Fairfax campus. Photo by Alexis Glenn/Creative Services/George Mason University

Mason Substance Abuse Recovery Housing: A Chance for “Innovation”

By Kaelyn Vitale, Internal Communications, Roosevelt at Mason Since 2015, opioids have killed more people than car crashes or gun violence in Virginia, according to a report by the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Republican Delegate Jason Mirayes introduced a rather progressive bill proposing a way…