Category: opinion

Student Government Needs to Get Its Priorities Straight

JACE WHITE, MASTER OF THE BUCKHOUNDS Anyone who pays attention to Mason’s Student Government will know that the organization has had quite an embarrassing year. Though some members have tried to keep the body focused on its original mission, too…

John Delaney for President

BY DOMINIC PINO, BROOMSQUIRE I’m just going to say what everyone is already thinking: this country needs John Delaney to be president of the United States. If you haven’t heard anyone say that, I would ask if you’ve heard of the…

Social Media Health and Awareness

SUSAN KATHERINE CORKRAN, MYSPACE OUTREACH DIRECTOR Presidents of the United States have left their immortal words behind —written beautifully on parchment in the Declaration of Independence, spoken with mournful bravery on the field of Gettysburg or broadcasted boldly to a…

I Am the Lorax and I Speak for The Trees!

BY SUMMER BROWN, PROFESSIONAL LUMBERJACK You know what? When I came back from spring break and noticed the trees gone, I realized something. I realized something so incredibly important that I was beside myself for days on end. What did…

Are We There Yet?

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER George Mason is one of America’s most diverse universities, as anyone with eyes can see, but the quest for diversity never seems to end.  I have not heard anyone say, “We’re leading the way, that’s…

How To Grade the Trade Deal

BY JACE WHITE, STAFF WRITER As he attempts to finalize his trade deal with China, President Trump is in the unique negotiating position of having political support for extreme, punishing tariffs. The tariffs he’s implemented so far have cost the country…

Progress With Purpose

BY ADIA MCLAUGHLIN, CANDIDATE FOR STUDENT-BODY VICE PRESIDENT Our organizational outreach, platform and dedication to transparency make us, Camden Layton and Adia McLaughlin, the perfect choice for Student Body President and Vice President. Camden and I are two out of…

Vote For Nobody

BY MICAH MUDLAFF, REPRESENTATIVE OF THE “ABSTAIN FROM VOTING” CAMPAIGN This campaign is a referendum on Student Government. We’re asking you to select “Abstain from Voting” on your ballot for student body president. Micah Mudlaff, Representative of the “Abstain from…

Failure is an Amazing Tool

BY SUMMER BROWN, STAFF WRITER Oh midterms … a lovely section of our time here at Mason to remind us that we are still indeed students and that we still need to strive for the best. I consider this one of…

Game for Thought: The Rise of Narrative Design

BY ARIANNA GOODMAN, STAFF WRITER Video games are a reminder of the constantly evolving world that we live in. Who would have thought back in the days of Pong and Space Invaders that people would be able to make a career…