Category: opinion

Dear College Seniors

BY: SYDNEY JOHNSON, STAFF WRITER Coronavirus has completely shocked the entire world. It feels as though the way we operate as a society is being put on pause. Unfortunately, one aspect of this disruption is that it has altered graduation…

Why We Need Term Limits

BY: ALEX MADAJIAN, STAFF WRITER In our world of polarized politics, one thing Republicans and Democrats can agree on is term limits. This is because there is a growing mistrust of “the establishment.” Although the term “establishment” has a very…

Term Limits Cause More Problems Than They Solve

BY: DAWSON WEINHOLD, STAFF WRITER I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked to sign someone’s petition to support term limits. They’re usually surprised when I say I’m not a big fan of term limits.  Term limits are…

How to Defeat the Coronavirus

BY: SIDONIA CANNON, STAFF WRITER Editor’s Note: The following is not a transcription of a real press conference. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued new guidelines to diminish the spread of the coronavirus.  CDC spokesman Benjamin…

Why Overbuying is a Bad Idea

BY: CHRISTINA O’FARRELL, STAFF WRITER COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, has taken the world by storm. Due to the panic, some people have begun overbuying products, leaving grocery stores’ shelves quite bare.  Overbuying and hoarding products during a crisis…

Letter from the Editor

Hey Patriots,  Since we last printed on March 2, a lot has happened. Mason has officially moved all classes to virtual instruction — and they aren’t the only ones. Residence halls have been shut down and we got an extra…

Is Bernie Responsible for his Twitter Mob?

BY: JACE WHITE, STAFF WRITER Bernie Sanders’ Democratic opponents continue to attack him over the conduct of some of his supporters. They accuse him of not doing enough to condemn those who have waged targeted harassment campaigns in his name….

Don’t Go Russian Through School: Learn a Language

BY: CHRIS KERNAN-SCHMIDT, STAFF WRITER How are you reading this right now? Is it because you’re moving your eyes across the page, or perhaps you’re using text-to-speech technology? Both valid and literal answers, yes, but it comes down to ultimately…

With Great Cuteness Comes Great Responsibility

BY: CHRISTINA O’FARRELL, STAFF WRITER My best friend in the whole world is my kitten, Donkey. To me, he’s the cutest kitten on the planet, but I’m likely biased. I got Donkey back in October of 2019 and he has…