Category: opinion

OPINION: On gun violence and American apathy

By Jamie Beliveau, Opinions Editor This week marks the eighth school shooting event in the first seven weeks of 2018. Gunshots pepper the first two months of the year, with an average of more than one shooting a week, and…

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EDITORIAL: IVE Stands with Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Students

By Fourth Estate Editorial Board Alyssa Alhadeff Martin Duque Anguiano Nicholas Dworet Jaime Guttenberg Luke Hoyer Cara Loughran Gina Montalto Joaquin Oliver Alaina Petty Meadow Pollack Helena Ramsay Alexander Schachte Carmen Schentrup Peter Wang Christopher Hixon Aaron Feis Scott Beigel…

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OPINION: What’s the deal with compromise?

By Dominic Pino, Columnist Compromise, compromise, compromise.  Every discussion about Congress is obsessed with compromise.  Republicans should compromise with Democrats, Democrats should compromise with Republicans, the House should compromise with the Senate, Congress should compromise with the White House, they…

OPINION: The Debate on Gun Control

By Chris Kernan-Schmidt, Columnist The debate on gun control has been revived once again after Wednesday’s horrific school shooting in Parkland, Fla. It seems after every mass shooting our legislators, political commentators, news anchors, and practically everyone I know is…

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OPINION: Girl Scout Cookie Season

By Alexander Kenny, Columnist Feb. 16 to Mar. 18 is Girl Scout Cookie (GSC) season, followed by Tagalong withdrawal, self-disgust and cookie gut. It’s that magical time of forgivable binges and furious arguments over which cookie is best. Roommates will…

OPINION: Compost On Campus

By Katie Russell, Contributor A little known fact about Mason’s Fairfax campus is that composting is available on campus to students, faculty, staff and anyone who wants to compost. Composting is the process of turning food scraps, yard waste and…

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OPINION: Hacking Online Dating

By Alexander Kenny, Columnist On Valentine’s Day, campus couples exhibit more PDA than usual. That night, they’ll spend way too much on surf & turf, then exchange flowers, chocolate and fluids. They will smooch during a 90s movie starring Tom…

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OPINION: Ash Valentine’s Day

A Lenten date night guide for the Catholic college student By Susan Katherine Corkran, Columnist As we approach the beginning of Lent, we are called upon to reflect on our life, our choices and our willingness to sacrifice. Sometimes this…