Category: opinion

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…

The Progress Report

BY ERIK TRUONG, CONTRIBUTOR President Trump and Congressional Republicans: whether you support their actions or have been left disappointed, the 2018 midterms will serve as a progress report for the past two years. However, our democratic system is built on citizen…

The Legend of the Bunnyman

BY CONNOR CUEVO If you’re from the area, you may be familiar with an enigmatic figure called the Bunnyman. He’s a local urban legend, a cryptid of sorts. The story has numerous variations, all incredibly ghastly. He lives under a…

Students Voting? Never.

BY ELIJAH NICHOLS, STAFF WRITER Across America, citizens are having their most valuable right–voting–stripped from them or hindered by bad policies. The act of voter suppression is influencing, or attempting to influence, an election by discouraging or completely disbarring an individual…

Students Need Health Education

BY CHRIS KERNAN-SCHMIDT George Mason has a myriad of Mason Core requirements from science labs to philosophy, and while Mason Core aims to strengthen our mind, it fails to help us strengthen our bodies. College is all about learning new…