Category: opinion

Letter From the Editor

Dear Patriots, This week is International Week, which is one of the most important events that Mason holds. Mason is an incredibly diverse campus, and it is important to celebrate that. Whether you are celebrating your own culture or exploring…

So, What’s Next?

BY SUSAN KATHERINE CORKRAN, STAFF WRITER About five seconds after the word “congratulations” leaves their lips, the question inevitably follows. “So, what are your plans after graduation?” There’s still a mouthful of celebratory cake in your mouth, relatives clamoring to get…

Who Will Win the Streaming War? (Hint: You Will)

BY JACE WHITE, STAFF WRITER Apple recently announced Apple TV+, a movie and tv streaming service that will compete with Netflix, Amazon and others. The company reportedly spent nearly $2 billion creating new content featuring big-name actors and directors to attract…

Iran’s Increasing Influence in the Levant is Preventing Peace

BY DAWSON WEINHOLD, STAFF WRITER The term “Israeli-Palestinian conflict” doesn’t do enough to describe the scale of the the events currently happening in the Levant. For those unfamiliar with the term, the Levant broadly refers to Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria,…

You Are Not Alone

BY SUMMER BROWN, STAFF WRITER Mental health affects a large portion of the population of the world on a daily basis, and students are definitely not an exception to this. Mental health issues can make completing daily tasks absolutely difficult and…

Bracing for the Google Stadia

BY ARIANNA GOODMAN, STAFF WRITER On March 19, at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, California, Google announced its development of what could be another turning point in the trajectory of video games—a cloud-based gaming platform. The Google Stadia,…

College Debt Reform Possible if Democrats Take Office

All of the 2020 democratic candidates want big change   BY OWEN FERGUSON, STAFF WRITER Since 2006, we’ve seen college debt triple across the nation. With the total U.S. college debt now at upwards of 1.5 trillion dollars, it’s obvious that…

Course Evaluation Changes Leaves Students Wanting More

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER On April 3, the Faculty Senate endorsed the 14 recommendations of the Effective Teaching Committee to change the course evaluation process. Two of the three motions passed unanimously, and one had one dissenting vote. As…

College Republicans vs GMU Democrats

Republicans and Democrats side-by-side take on 2020 election The Greatest Show on Earth   BY IAN WAITE, COLLEGE REPUBLICANS’ CONTRIBUTOR On the morning of election day 2016, Reuters/Ipsos State of the Nation polling gave former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton…

George Mason Doesn’t Do Enough for its Jewish Students

BY MCKENNA BATES, CONTRIBUTOR Over the course of my three years at Mason, I have been involved with advocating for Jewish students on campus. Whether that be through fighting for Hebrew classes to be taught, working to pass resolutions in Student…