Category: opinion

Speeding on campus

By Sarah Heaton, Contributor Car accidents are the number one leading cause of death among college students, according to a 2013 study by the The National Center for Biotechnology Information. The deafening part of this statistic is that most of…

Does Climate Change Exist?

By Paresha Khan, Staff Writer Prior to his Presidential election, Donald Trump tweeted in 2012, “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.” As a student who is tremendously passionate…

Bridge the Gap between the Silent Generation and Generation Z

THE KEY DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE OLDER GENERATION AND THE NEWER GENERATION By Adam Balmer, Staff Writer Syllabus week is over, late nights out with friends are normal again, and procrastination already has no shot of being avoided; the semester is truly…

Taylor Swift’s New Reputation

TAYLOR SWIFT SLITHERS INTO HER NEW REPUTATION By Lizzie MacKercher, Staff Writer 10 time Grammy Award winning songwriter, Taylor Swift, came out of hiding on August 24 to release her much anticipated first single in three years, along with a music…

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COLUMN: Whitewashing in the shell

The Rupert Sanders thriller draws criticisms BY DINANDA PRAMESTI, CULTURE EDITOR   With the recent Academy Awards show being much more diverse than the previous few years, Hollywood continues to try to appeal and listen to the public about the…

Column: Controversy and the Beast

Disney movie a huge hit despite controversy BY ALEXANDER SHEDD   [Minor spoilers for Beauty and the Beast below] The Walt Disney Company is no stranger to controversy. Ever since their earliest animated classics, Disney has been plagued by angry…

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Students protest Trump

We asked several students why they joined the protest against Trump’s executive order banning immigrants and refugees BY SARAH BASSIL, STAFF WRITER Why did you decide to join the protest against Trump’s executive order banning immigrants and refugees from certain…

Review: ‘Night Sky with Exit Wounds’

A recap of one of the best poetry books published in 2016   BY KELLY FOSTER, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR In the past year of poetry, there have been multitudes of well-crafted poems coming from a diverse background of poets, more…

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FIRST PERSON: Women’s March on Washington

BY LOTTYE LOCKHART | Office of Student Media As a child, my mother was brought to a picket line. There, the people that she had grown up around marched for her right to attend an integrated school in New York…

Dr. Yu says goodbye to Mason

Dear Mason faculty/staff, students/student leaders, student organizations, alumni and community members: On Feb. 3, 2016, I was presented by University Life (UL) Administration with a letter of termination without cause for my position as one of the two Associate Directors…