Category: opinion

OPINION: Anxiety at the start of the semester

By Susan Katherine Corkran, Columnist Cite at least six peer-reviewed sources for the paper. Don’t forget to read the next 100 pages in the textbook. The exam is next week—oh, and it’s cumulative. And I know all of you have…

OPINION: Spring Baseball Preview

A LOOK AT THE PATRIOTS’ ROSTER GOING INTO THE NEW SEASON By Hogan Lepore, Staff Writer Mason Baseball announced incoming freshman/transfer acquisitions for the upcoming 2018 season during the fall semester. With the spring season right around the corner, head…

OPINION: Super Bowl LII Preview and Prediction

By Hogan Lepore, Columnist The New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles will face off in Super Bowl LII Sunday, Feb. 4, in Minneapolis. The Patriots look to tie the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most Super Bowl wins in the…

OPINION: Russian Interference: What can you do to not be duped?

By Chris Kernan-Schmidt, Columnist News and reports on Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election has been unwavering for much of 2017 and so far in 2018. Investigations, intelligence reports, sensationalized news, etc. have plagued our screens. These reports may…

OPINION: Virginia Needs Tuition Reform Now

By Virginia Senator Bill DeSteph, Contributor Last year, almost two dozen colleagues from both sides of the aisle and both Houses of the General Assembly came together to support the radical idea that a degree from one of Virginia’s public colleges…

OPINION: Truly New Resolutions

By: Susan-Katherine Scorkran, columnist Unless your New Year’s resolutions have included shunning social media, you have probably already stumbled upon the updates, posts, and shares all latching onto the same revered goal of 2018—perfecting the body. Whether this means shedding…

OPINION: Dump Your Sports Team, Love Football Again

By: Alexander Kenny, Columnist For many, choosing who to cheer for this Super Bowl Sunday feels like the 2016 election. The New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles are the most hated football teams in history (except for Michael Vick’s…

OPINION: George Mason’s Legacy on Freedom

By Paresha Khan, Columnist The attention to free speech on college campuses is rising in public opinion and media. At Mason, pro-life senior citizens and non-Mason students gather around the clock tower and plaster bloody fetus posters in North Plaza….

OPINION: The Right to Report Crime Fearlessly

By Jocelyn Varela-Martinez, Contributor Anna* is a college student who attends church regularly and goes out with friends on weekends. Anna is your typical American girl – but she was sexually abused as a child. After this horrific trauma, she…

OPINION: Normalizing Ink

By Alexander Kenny, Staff Writer Tattooed men are the new “sensitive.” Tattooed women are the new “approachable.” According to Pew Research Center, 40 percent of millennials (ages 18-35) have at least one tattoo and most have degrees. I’ve met librarians…