Category: opinion

Why Thrift Shopping Should Be Your Main Fashion Outlet

BY CHRISTINA O’FARRELL, CONTRIBUTOR I’ve had my fair share of trips to Forever 21, H&M, Pacsun and all the other big-name, fast- fashion stores at the mall. You could go through my wardrobe and find many of those brands folded…

A Student’s Guide to the Internet

BY ARIANNA GOODMAN, STAFF WRITER I hope by now that we all know what the internet is, but in case some of you are wondering, the internet is the system of networks interconnected between devices to provide you with access…

War Is War, Hell Is Hell

BY SAMUEL FELDHOUSEN, CONTRIBUTOR A grand and terrible myth of the video gaming industry is that video games cause violence — and it isn’t hard to understand why.  Many mainstream games include hyperviolence and extreme gore as a major draw,…

A S-Painful Experience

BY KAYLYN MATIS, STAFF WRITER On my first day in Madrid, Spain, I got off the plane and got into a taxi to go to my host family’s house. I had no idea where I was going and had been…

Returning Academia To The Hands Of Academics

BY STEVEN ZHOU, CONTRIBUTOR  In the wake of the series of admissions scandals ranging from fake athletic profiles to transferring custody of children away from wealthy families, colleges like Yale and University of Southern California (USC) have proposed a long-overdue…

Why College Is So Weird

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER Ever wonder why college is so weird? It’s not like work and it’s not like home. It’s a weird, four(ish)-year span of our lives when we complain about other people making our food for us,…

College Republicans vs GMU Democrats

Republicans and Democrats side-by-side take on 2020 election Our Common Story IAN WAITE, COLLEGE REPUBLICAN CONTRIBUTOR  The system by which the U.S. allowed people from all over the world to begin a new chapter of their life — built upon…

The Life and Legacy of David Koch

DAWSON WEINHOLD, STAFF WRITER On Aug. 23, 2019, billionaire philanthropist David H. Koch died after his long battle with prostate cancer. Despite his death, the impact he made on society will not only remain but continue to grow through the…

Be Happy They’re Here

BY JACE WHITE, STAFF WRITER When I go into DC, I always stop and see the White House. I do it in part because I’m a tourist who doesn’t know anything better to do, but also because I enjoy watching…