Category: Opinion

Today’s college students are the coronavirus generation

BY LAURA SWIHART Our parents grew up in a relatively stable world, taught by their parents that the path to success is finishing high school, getting a well-paying job that offers a lifelong career, getting married and having two kids….

“Folklore” is Taylor Swift’s best album

BY SIDONIA CANNON I want to spin around on my tiptoes in a flowy dress and send sparkles dancing across the room. I want to stand on the steepest gray cliff, salty air blowing through my hair, and scream out…

Stop Calling COVID-19 Our New Normal

BY LUKE HARRIS America has thrown in the towel in the fight against the coronavirus. According to the CDC, the U.S. has almost 6 million cases and just over 180,000 deaths. Despite this, we see attempts to live in our…

Diversity for Diversity’s Sake?

BY STEVEN ZHOU, STAFF WRITER The movement for diversity and inclusion, whether in education or in the workplace, has gained steam in recent months, especially due to the heightened racial tensions from the past summer. But the push for diversity…

Sowing Seeds of Happiness

BY: SIDONIA CANNON STAFF WRITER Social distancing has created a vacuum. You can either choose to fill it with boredom, negativity and angst, or if you’re able, you can make something out of it. A flood of TikToks, “Tiger King”…

This is What Winning Looks Like

BY: DOMINIC PINO OPINION EDITOR In 2001, the Commonwealth (that’s your stay-at-home, it’s-5-o’clock-somewhere drinking game word for this article) of Virginia had a Republican governor, a Republican lieutenant governor, a Republican attorney general, a Republican-controlled Senate, a Republican-controlled House of…

Time in a Time of Corona

BY: JACK HARVEY STAFF WRITER Without looking at a clock, how close can you get to guessing what time it is? The answer will vary from student to student, but many of you reading this during quarantine will probably be…

Finding Unity and Comfort Through Music

BY: ZOEHRIYA “NUHA” ANWAR STAFF WRITER Many college students and faculty at Mason will have to face numerous difficulties because of this pandemic. These difficulties can be debilitating to our mental health and cause significant emotional distress. Music is an…

The Monastic Life During Lockdown

BY: ALEX MADAJIAN STAFF WRITER For better or worse, we must decide to accept our fate as modern monks. As you are no doubt aware, because of this virus, we have been spending a great deal of time withdrawn from…