Category: opinion

OPINION: Good Old College Try

By Emily Bartenfelder, Contributor Give something the good old college try. At first this may sound like a blanket statement, but to many people this has a different meaning. No matter who you are, the person next to you will…

OPINION: The Difficulty of Parking at Mason

SHOULD MASON PLACE A LIMIT ON NORTHERN VA STUDENT ADMISSION? By Paresha Khan, Staff Writer As a commuter, driving to Mason daily has been the ultimate struggle. After commuting for 45 minutes to an hour, circling around Lot K for…

OPINION: Improving Safety in Mason Rec

By: Chris Kernan-Schmidt, contributor Mason Recreation seems to have some sort of  aversion to proper safety standards when it comes to diabetic athletes. The issue lies in their inability, or rather their unwillingness, to provide proper and relevant life-saving information…

OPINION: Why I Don’t Vote

By Michelle Gardner I grew up in Nokesville, Virginia, a small town in the northern Virginia county of Fauquier. I turned 18 in the fall of 2007 and was excited to cast my vote for Barack Obama the following year….

OPINION: Is Chem Too Discouraging?

By Paresha Khan, Staff Writer General Chemistry 211 is a class at Mason that is known to be very challenging and is always discussed among students. Because of the difficulty of this course, I strongly believe that it’s a weed-out…

OPINION: #MeToo: Yes, even at George Mason

#MeToo: Yes, even at George Mason By: Lauren Agnello, Roosevelt @ Mason Sexual Assault/Interpersonal Violence Trigger Warning: for immediate support, Mason students can call the GMU 24-hour hotline at 703-380-1434. Non-Mason students can call 800-656-HOPE (4673) to be connected with…

OPINION: Why Should You Vote?

Fourth Estate Editorial In one week, Virginia will decide its new Governor. In the last ten years, Virginia has had three Governors from the Democrat party and one from the Republican party – recently, Bob McDonnell (R) holding the 2010-2014…

Culture-Based Halloween Costumes

WHERE SHOULD YOU DRAW THE LINE? By Paresha Khan, Staff Writer Halloween has become a controversial holiday in which creativity can flow into a grey area of discrimination and offense. Halloween costumes should not be inspired from actual cultures. Although…