Category: opinion

Teach Inquiry, Not Knowledge

BY: STEVEN ZHOU, STAFF WRITER In the past few decades, a tremendous outcry has risen, accusing colleges and universities of indoctrinating students with a specific set of beliefs. The most recent evidence towards such indoctrination include a fascinating side-by-side comparison…

What’s in a Price?

BY: JACE WHITE, STAFF WRITER In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, we have seen shortages of things like hand sanitizer and toilet paper. Although the people who are currently lining up to clean out Costco’s shelves are the visible…

Dear College Seniors

BY: SYDNEY JOHNSON, STAFF WRITER Coronavirus has completely shocked the entire world. It feels as though the way we operate as a society is being put on pause. Unfortunately, one aspect of this disruption is that it has altered graduation…

Why We Need Term Limits

BY: ALEX MADAJIAN, STAFF WRITER In our world of polarized politics, one thing Republicans and Democrats can agree on is term limits. This is because there is a growing mistrust of “the establishment.” Although the term “establishment” has a very…

Term Limits Cause More Problems Than They Solve

BY: DAWSON WEINHOLD, STAFF WRITER I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked to sign someone’s petition to support term limits. They’re usually surprised when I say I’m not a big fan of term limits.  Term limits are…

How to Defeat the Coronavirus

BY: SIDONIA CANNON, STAFF WRITER Editor’s Note: The following is not a transcription of a real press conference. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued new guidelines to diminish the spread of the coronavirus.  CDC spokesman Benjamin…

Why Overbuying is a Bad Idea

BY: CHRISTINA O’FARRELL, STAFF WRITER COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, has taken the world by storm. Due to the panic, some people have begun overbuying products, leaving grocery stores’ shelves quite bare.  Overbuying and hoarding products during a crisis…

Letter from the Editor

Hey Patriots,  Since we last printed on March 2, a lot has happened. Mason has officially moved all classes to virtual instruction — and they aren’t the only ones. Residence halls have been shut down and we got an extra…

Is Bernie Responsible for his Twitter Mob?

BY: JACE WHITE, STAFF WRITER Bernie Sanders’ Democratic opponents continue to attack him over the conduct of some of his supporters. They accuse him of not doing enough to condemn those who have waged targeted harassment campaigns in his name….