Category: opinion

Take the Step: Join Student Government

BY ERIK TRUONG, STUDENT-BODY VICE PRESIDENT The 2018-19 school year has been transformative for Mason’s Student Government. Since last April, we’ve had to rebuild our organization and reputation from the ground up. We’ve had to do damage control, answer late night…

Trump’s Only Goal: Push an Agenda Pleasing Only His Base

Why This Approach Might Cost Him in 2020 BY OWEN FERGUSON, STAFF WRITER Since President Donald Trump has taken office, he has been steadfast in pushing the agenda that got him elected. The message of being hard on immigration, slashing Obama-era…

Barbie Isn’t to Blame for my Anorexia

BY SUSAN KATHERINE CORKRAN, STAFF WRITER At its hungry heart, anorexia is a strange sickness. If you’re lucky enough to have never felt its effects or watched it devour a loved one, the cure probably seems exasperatingly simple: just eat. Sit…

Be Patient With Housing

BY SUMMER BROWN, STAFF WRITER It is safe to say that most of us have had our incidents with Housing and Residence Life here at Mason. Whether it be a minor issue or something incredibly frustrating, we’ve all experienced these…

Don’t Get Fooled Again

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER We’ll be fighting in the streets With our children at our feet And the morals that they worship will be gone And the men who spurred us on Sit in judgment of all wrong They decide…

We Need More Co-Op Games

BY ARIANNA GOODMAN, STAFF WRITER With the extreme and sudden notoriety of Fortnite and the recent release of Apex Legends, it is clear that battle-royale as a genre is currently taking the world by storm. Several already established game companies have…

Graphene is Poised to Change the World. Are You Ready?

BY DANIEL SCOTT MITCHELL, STAFF WRITER From the stone age to the silicon age, the materials that humans utilize have shaped technologies, society and the world as a whole. Materials have had such remarkable impacts throughout history that we even…

Why We Want Pollution

BY JACE WHITE Everyone knows that it’s possible to have too much of a good thing, but can we ever have too little of a bad thing? If gluttony can get the better of us as we consume more and more…

Student Government Should Remain Non-Political

BY DAWSON WEINHOLD When many people think about government, their mind immediately goes to partisan politics. Often, people are turned away from participating in government altogether because of partisan politics. Most people aren’t ideologues. They have no reason to engage…

Letter From the Editor

Dear Patriots, This past Valentine’s Day marked the one-year anniversary of the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 dead and 17 injured. The tragedy led to the rise of survivors from the…