Category: opinion

Vote For Nobody

BY MICAH MUDLAFF, REPRESENTATIVE OF THE “ABSTAIN FROM VOTING” CAMPAIGN This campaign is a referendum on Student Government. We’re asking you to select “Abstain from Voting” on your ballot for student body president. Micah Mudlaff, Representative of the “Abstain from…

Failure is an Amazing Tool

BY SUMMER BROWN, STAFF WRITER Oh midterms … a lovely section of our time here at Mason to remind us that we are still indeed students and that we still need to strive for the best. I consider this one of…

Game for Thought: The Rise of Narrative Design

BY ARIANNA GOODMAN, STAFF WRITER Video games are a reminder of the constantly evolving world that we live in. Who would have thought back in the days of Pong and Space Invaders that people would be able to make a career…

Letter From the Editor

Dear Patriots, Spring Break is almost upon us. If you can make it through your midterms this week, you will be home free to celebrate as you please for a nice little breather. Whether you’re staying in Fairfax or going…

(Re)Make Disney Great Again

BY SUSAN KATHERINE CORKRAN, STAFF WRITER I am typing this article with a laptop covered in cute little Disney stickers. Familiar copyrighted faces are smiling at me on my computer, my watch, my phone, half of my notebooks, all of my…

But Really—Is the Customer Always Right?

BY WREN PUCKETT, CONTRIBUTOR No need to beat around the bush here: working customer service will make a person realize that humans are a gigantic pain in the keister. Recently I worked a Valentine’s Day shift as a host. Doesn’t…

Democrats and Republicans Are Wasting Their Time

Resolution to stop Trump’s national emergency will go nowhere BY OWEN FERGUSON, STAFF WRITER On Feb. 15, President Trump declared a state of national emergency, stating that the issue on the southern border is a “national security crisis.” Trump backed up…

Does Mason Really Care?

BY MONET BALLARD, CONTRIBUTOR Mason has a great way of not informing students of the dangers we have on this campus. Now, I am writing this as a concerned female student who has a class in Innovation Hall every day….

Hypocrisy of Prison Labor

BY IVAN ANYANWU, CONTRIBUTOR The 13th Amendment did not outlaw slavery in America. This is reflected in its language: “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime … shall exist within the United States.” We exist, effectively, within…

Mayor Pete for America

BY ERIK TRUONG, STAFF WRITER Could America elect its first gay president in 2020? Pete Buttigieg sure hopes so. But there’s more to Pete than who he loves. At 37, Pete Buttigieg (pronounced BOOT-a-jedge) is known for serving as the…