Category: opinion

Freshman Delegates Haven’t Delievered

BY DAWSON WEINHOLD, STAFF WRITER 2017 was a critical year in Virginia politics. Democrats gained an astounding 15 seats in the House of Delegates, leaving the Republicans with a measly one-seat majority. One major reason for this shift was the…

Letter from the Editor

Hey Patriots,  Another Halloween has come and gone. And honestly, as soon as the clock said “12:00 a.m.” on Nov. 1. I saw people already posting photos of people wrapped in Christmas lights. Several posts all over social media declared…

Allergies Cannot Be Forgotten

BY SUMMER BROWN, STAFF WRITER Although I’m incredibly fortunate to not have any serious, life-threatening allergies, others are not so fortunate.  Most of my life I have been lucky enough to not have chronic health issues. However, my close friend…

Washington, D.C. Can Do Something Right

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER I don’t know if you heard, but the Washington Nationals won the World Series. If you’re disappointed in our nation’s capital, it’s because you’re looking at the wrong people. Turn your gaze from the White…

Student Voters: Suppressed and Disenfranchised

BY SAVANNAH MARTINCIC, CONTRIBUTOR As the country draws nearer to the 2020 election and passes through a scattering of state elections, the issue of across-the-board attacks on voting rights for college students is becoming central to the political conversation.  2018…

Now That I’m An Atheist

BY ALEX MADAJIAN, CONTRIBUTOR Editor’s note: This piece is a work of satire. Today, I’ve decided to become an atheist. That means I am now defined by what I don’t believe. Now it doesn’t mean I don’t stand for anything,…

Letter from the Editor

Hey Patriots, Nice to see ya again. I hope you survived your midterms and had a great two weeks since our last issue. I know our staff enjoyed the two weeks off, but we’re excited to be back in production…

Why Don’t We Pay Attention to Women’s Sports?

BY CHRISTINA O’FARRELL, STAFF WRITER When I found out that the Washington Mystics won the WNBA Championship, I was beyond surprised. I had no idea they were even in the playoffs. I had no idea that the WNBA playoffs were…

So You Say You Want a Football Team?

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER So you say you want a football team? Of course, when you say you want a football team, you don’t really mean you want football. We already have football. You can watch the club football…

No Home For Frat Homes

BY KAYLYN MATIS, STAFF WRITER One of the main complaints I have heard from those involved in Greek life is that Mason does not have a Greek row. By not having a Greek row, Mason shows that it is trying…