Category: opinion

“OK, Boomer” Is Hurting Our Generation

BY ALEX MADAJIAN, STAFF WRITER es, I know the first reaction after reading the title is to think to yourself, “OK, boomer,” but please hear me out. For those five people on the entire planet who haven’t heard yet, “OK,…

LET’S RESTART THE DEFICIT DEBATE

BY DAWSON WEINHOLD STAFF WRITER Our nation has a spending problem. Last year, the deficit reached $779 billion. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is estimating that by fiscal year 2020 that number will reach 1 trillion. To many people, that…

“Your Truth” is Stupid

BY ALEX MADAJIAN Forgive me, but I’m about to commit a mortal sin: criticize Oprah. In her 2018 acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes, she remarked, “Speaking your truth is the most powerful tool…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dear Candidate for President of GMU:

BY THE GMU CHAPTER OF AAUP, TRANSPARENT GMU, AND GMU RETIRED FACULTY ASSOCIATION, CONTRIBUTORS Thank you for applying to be the next president of George Mason University. As a candidate, we are certain that the executive search firm has told…

Letter From the Editor

Hey Patriots, In case you haven’t heard, on Tuesday, Nov. 5 the Democratic party gained control of the Virginia State Senate and House of Delegates. This hasn’t been done in 26 years. Regardless of your political stance, it was truly…

Young Men Are Checking Out

BY STEVEN JONES, CONTRIBUTOR Editor’s note: This piece contains a graphic description of suicide.  The chamber is loaded with only one. His trajectory is spot on. His focus on the goal is lethal. His mouth opens, inviting the barrel in….

The Truth About Fast Fashion

BY CHRISTINA O’FARRELL, STAFF WRITER I would assume that most people who are reading this article right now are probably wearing a product of fast fashion. Zara, H&M, Forever 21, Urban Outfitters, Gap, Fashion Nova and PacSun are all big…

Why Watching Anime Doesn’t Make You a Weeb

BY ARIANNA GOODMAN, STAFF WRITER Watching anime doesn’t make you a weeb. In some circles, this would be a given. And yet I’ve often had to defend myself against such an insult. I have been watching anime (Japanese animation) and…

America Needs Trains

BY MOSES HUNSAKER, CONTRIBUTOR When many Americans think of rail travel, the images that come to mind are sometimes those of a bygone era, when railroads played a larger part in the transportation infrastructure of the country than they do…