Category: opinion

Sowing Seeds of Happiness

BY: SIDONIA CANNON STAFF WRITER Social distancing has created a vacuum. You can either choose to fill it with boredom, negativity and angst, or if you’re able, you can make something out of it. A flood of TikToks, “Tiger King”…

This is What Winning Looks Like

BY: DOMINIC PINO OPINION EDITOR In 2001, the Commonwealth (that’s your stay-at-home, it’s-5-o’clock-somewhere drinking game word for this article) of Virginia had a Republican governor, a Republican lieutenant governor, a Republican attorney general, a Republican-controlled Senate, a Republican-controlled House of…

Time in a Time of Corona

BY: JACK HARVEY STAFF WRITER Without looking at a clock, how close can you get to guessing what time it is? The answer will vary from student to student, but many of you reading this during quarantine will probably be…

Finding Unity and Comfort Through Music

BY: ZOEHRIYA “NUHA” ANWAR STAFF WRITER Many college students and faculty at Mason will have to face numerous difficulties because of this pandemic. These difficulties can be debilitating to our mental health and cause significant emotional distress. Music is an…

The Monastic Life During Lockdown

BY: ALEX MADAJIAN STAFF WRITER For better or worse, we must decide to accept our fate as modern monks. As you are no doubt aware, because of this virus, we have been spending a great deal of time withdrawn from…

Mandatory Reporting Misses the Point

BY: MICAH MUDLAFF CONTRIBUTOR Editor’s Note: This piece contains descriptions of sexual assault. Whether in Student Government, ROTC, as a resident advisor (RA) or in Greek Life, I have done what I can to make the prevention of sexual violence…

It’s Good to Share Your Opinions

BY: STEVEN ZHOU STAFF WRITER Some may say that I have no business writing opinion articles. For a while, I thought so myself. I’m not a journalist, I never studied anything related to journalism, and I’ve never had any experience…

Ethical Makeup Brands

BY: CHRISTINA O’FARRELL STAFF WRITER When I first began to wear makeup, I never thought to check to see whether the brands I bought were sustainable or cruelty-free. I didn’t even stop to think where they came from or whether…

Letter from the Editors

Our Fellow Patriots, This might be a longer letter than usual. We have reached the end of our publication schedule. This is our final issue for the year. This is our final issue as your Co Editors-in-Chief.  Last August, we…