Category: Opinion

I’M MORE THAN JUST A CHINESE PERSON

BY STEVEN ZHOU STAFF WRITER I was sitting in a college psychology class, and a nearby classmate asked me, “Don’t your parents force you to become a doctor or lawyer?” My friend nearby, in a burst of righteous anger on…

JOE BIDEN DOESN’T HAVE TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS

BY DOMINIC PINO OPINION EDITOR People who closely follow politics have been upset recently at Joe Biden’s refusal to answer questions. He has been calling “lids,” the journalistic term for ending a campaign day early, quite often — sometimes before…

IT’S TIME FOR A SHIFT IN PHILOSOPHY

BY LAURA SWIHART STAFF WRITER In March, Mason students went home for a normal spring break, but since then, nothing has been normal. We accepted lockdown and dealt with the chaos because we had to, under the pretense that it…

COURT PACKING WOULD BE THE WORST NORM VIOLATION YET

BY ALEX MADAJIAN STAFF WRITER When asked what makes America exceptional, the late Justice Antonin Scalia responded by saying: “If you think that a bill of rights is what sets us apart [from other countries,] you’re crazy … the real…

WHAT TRUMP’S COVID-19 CARE REVEALS ABOUT PRIVILEGE IN HEALTHCARE

BY SAVANNAH MARTINCIC STAFF WRITER Donald Trump spent months downplaying the seriousness of COVID-19. He held large rallies, mocked face masks and scoffed at social distancing guidelines. He rested comfortably in his privilege while over seven million Americans grappled with…

End community college stigma

BY LUKE HARRIS STAFF WRITER Low-cost education is hard to come by. Good low-cost education is even rarer. Great low-cost education is nearly impossible to get. But I got it. Attending Northern Virginia Community College gave me a window into…

Asynchronous classes aren’t as good as they seem

BY STEVEN ZHOU STAFF WRITER Although the debate over the value of online versus in-person instruction continues to rage, the reality is that, like it or not, we’re stuck with mostly online courses for the next few months (and quite…

There’s nothing wrong with not voting

BY JAMES TALOCKA CONTRIBUTOR Voter registration propaganda is everywhere — it seems like every company, sport and musician is telling you to vote. Despite desperate pleas to register, politically disinterested citizens should not feel guilty for disregarding the message. One…