Category: opinion

Did You Notice the Auschwitz Liberation Anniversary?

Sami Gibbs Staff Writer The anniversary of the Auschwitz liberation was remembered by survivors returning to the same grounds on Monday, Jan. 27, that they were liberated from 75 years earlier. This same date is also remembered as the Holocaust…

All the World’s a Stage and We are Merely Ball Players

Chris Kernan-Schmidt Staff Writer It’s a hot summer afternoon in mid-July. You step up to bat — your parents look eagerly from behind the fence. Next thing you know you’ve hit the ball. It’s flying. Right fielder runs — sprints…

Consumerism and Football: The Most American Holiday

BY: ELI KOHN, STAFF WRITER   In the 21st century, materialism and television addiction have given rise to a massive, multi-billion dollar holiday: Super Bowl Sunday.   Now, football itself is as American as it gets, but that’s really only…

Why I March For Life

By: ALEX MADAJIAN, STAFF WRITER Do you know what one of the biggest annual human rights demonstrations in the nation is? It has taken place every year for over 40 consecutive years. Every year, thousands of people converge to one…

Getting Things Done vs. Doing Things Right

By: STEVEN ZHOU, STAFF WRITER Last month, a study at Kaplan reported that Americans believe an internship at Google to be more helpful to a high school graduate’s future career than a Harvard degree. In some ways, this isn’t surprising,…

Letter From the Editor

Hey Patriots,  This week our News staff and my co editor and I delved into a little bit of Mason history and went through our archives to find out more about the presidential search processes of 1996 and 2011.  To…

Climate Change is an Attack on Health

BY: SAVANNAH MARTINCIC STAFF WRITER Over the years, climate change has become a highly politicized issue. Party lines have been drawn over economics and whether climate change is even happening. But rarely do we hear climate change called what it…

Who Am I to Decide What You Buy?

BY: JACE WHITE, STAFF WRITER   In a 2018 column defending President Trump’s tariff policies, conservative editor Daniel McCarthy mocked his free trader opponents for believing that “the harm to those whose manufacturing jobs are lost [is] outweighed by the…

Kobe Bryant’s Impact

BY CHRISTINA O’FARRELL, STAFF WRITER I remember being 10 years old and watching Kobe Bryant win an NBA championship in 2010, thinking, “He won again?” I grew up playing basketball, so naturally I fell into the habit of watching NBA…