Category: opinion

OPINION: Mental health awareness, a testimony

Why Mental Health Awareness month is important for everyone By Alexander Shedd, News Assistant Editor “Mental Health Awareness” is a phrase that is often thrown around, but not always truly understood. May is Mental Health Awareness month, of which many…

OPINION: Asking Out Your College Crush

By Alexander Kenny, Contributor The semester is nearly over and your secret crush from Composition 302 is going to slip away forever. She probably won’t be the mother of your children and the person with whom you share rocking chairs…

OPINION: Customary Units Appreciation Day

By Dominic Pino, Contributor May 20, 1875 was a dark day in human history.  On that fateful day, a gaggle of diplomats convened in Paris — where all disastrous diplomatic gaggles convene — and erased centuries of human history in…

OPINION: Maintaining Your GPA and Your Sanity

By Susan Katherine Corkran, Columnist It’s that wonderful time of the year yet again. Spring on a college campus is marked by sniffling allergies, impatient dreams of summer, and the crippling stress of approaching finals. The coffee-filled library sessions of…

Making our mark at Mason

By Veronica T. Brown, Fourth Estate Intern and Mason LIFE Member Do you know what the Mason LIFE Program is? The Mason LIFE Program is a post secondary program for students with intellectual and physical disabilities who are seeking a…

OPINION: Outdoor Classrooms: Good on Paper, Bad in Practice

By William Barnhart, Columnist With the weather changing, many people are going outside to take advantage of the pleasant conditions. More activities are taking place outside, and some students even hope to have their lectures outdoors. Unfortunately, such opportunities are…

OPINION: Parking Services is Not Actually the Devil

By Chris Kernan-Schmidt, Columnist Parking at Mason is not the greatest thing in the world. Permit prices are exorbitantly high, tickets cost too much, and why does it seem Parking Services is always out to get me? All that said,…

OPINION: Green is the new black

By Kim Bartenfelder, Contributor The idyllic model that a majority of college students are versed in the literature and implementation of environmental matters is heavily dramaticized. While not entirely our fault, we as students live by a one-day acknowledgment and…

OPINION: The Washington Zoo in spring

By Alexander Kenny, Columnist The Mason pond seems like a serene lunch spot. The ducks are polite, they quack sparingly, and they usually defer right of way when we cross paths. They are grateful when I skip wheat slices towards…