Category: opinion

A Message to the JC Preachers

BY SEAN BIRDSEY, CONTRIBUTOR While antagonizing the preachers that visit our campus can be cathartic, it’s unproductive. They will not be swain, and instead see it as justification for proselytizing because we are apparently willfully ignorant of God, and thus…

The Beto Myth

BY DOMINIC PINO There were real surprises on Election Day. A Democrat, Laura Kelly, will be the next governor of deep-red Kansas, and Republican Ron DeSantis won the Florida gubernatorial election after trailing in nearly every poll. So, naturally, coverage…

The Body Positivity Problem

You Don’t Have to be Superhuman BY SUSAN KATHERINE CORKRAN STAFF WRITER Too much of anything is rarely a good thing. The rhetoric surrounding campaigns of body-positivity often paint portraits of the human body as being problematically inhuman. Language intended…

Trump’s Midterm Victory

BY JACE WHITE In his press conference the morning after the midterm elections, President Trump expressed his satisfaction with the results. It is common for a president’s party to lose many seats in both houses of Congress after their first…

Letter from the Editor

Dear Patriots, It seems we can all shift gears slowly to begin prep for Thanksgiving. I don’t know about you, but I’m especially excited for pumpkin pie—and to see my family after dealing with a lot of schoolwork and stress….

Letter from the Editor

Dear Patriots, This is a big week, as the midterm elections are here. Hopefully, you registered to vote either at Mason or in your home district by absentee ballot. This is an incredibly important election. Congress has arguably the most…

Transparency Trainwreck

BY SARA DERISO, CONTRIBUTOR Last spring, Transparent GMU exposed several examples of undue donor influence here at Mason. This included revelations that the university allowed the Charles Koch Foundation and other donors to be involved in the hiring of faculty…

The Metro is Awesome

BY DOMINIC PINO Among the throng of unwritten rules for humanity is this one: Thou shalt not find rapid transit cool. Take a look at the Metro.  Passengers on the Metro look just like viewers of C-SPAN: bored, expressionless and…

Why Don’t You Just Meet Me in the Middle?

BY  JACE WHITE STAFF WRITER Politics today is often characterized as polarized, divisive, uncivilized and unproductive. It is said that people on the right are moving farther right, people on the left are moving farther left and everyone is getting…

Nine Reasons to Watch the Best Game in America

BY DOMINIC PINO With the World Series in progress, I am reminded of a quote from Washington Post columnist George Will: “Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. Not…