Category: opinion

OPINION: The Debate on Gun Control

By Chris Kernan-Schmidt, Columnist The debate on gun control has been revived once again after Wednesday’s horrific school shooting in Parkland, Fla. It seems after every mass shooting our legislators, political commentators, news anchors, and practically everyone I know is…

OPINION: Girl Scout Cookie Season

By Alexander Kenny, Columnist Feb. 16 to Mar. 18 is Girl Scout Cookie (GSC) season, followed by Tagalong withdrawal, self-disgust and cookie gut. It’s that magical time of forgivable binges and furious arguments over which cookie is best. Roommates will…

OPINION: Compost On Campus

By Katie Russell, Contributor A little known fact about Mason’s Fairfax campus is that composting is available on campus to students, faculty, staff and anyone who wants to compost. Composting is the process of turning food scraps, yard waste and…

OPINION: Hacking Online Dating

By Alexander Kenny, Columnist On Valentine’s Day, campus couples exhibit more PDA than usual. That night, they’ll spend way too much on surf & turf, then exchange flowers, chocolate and fluids. They will smooch during a 90s movie starring Tom…

OPINION: Ash Valentine’s Day

A Lenten date night guide for the Catholic college student By Susan Katherine Corkran, Columnist As we approach the beginning of Lent, we are called upon to reflect on our life, our choices and our willingness to sacrifice. Sometimes this…

OPINION: More Must be Done to Replace Robinson Hall

By William Barnhart, Columnist Last year, the demolition of Robinson Hall was announced in order to accomodate space for a new building. Some say that it’s a great opportunity to improve the campus, but I think it’s a very flawed…

OPINION: Winter Olympics: The Quadrennial Oddity

By Alexander Kenny, columnist Every four years, Americans tune to NBC to watch beautiful figure skaters, high-tech sled races, Shaun White, and dangerously fast downhill skiing, yet nobody knows what a triple Salchow actually is. We like the drama. We…

OPINION: What does the ‘P’ in EPA stand for nowadays?

By: Chris Kernan-Schmidt, Columnist Since President Trump took office in January of 2017, the leaders of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have taken a vastly different approach to environmental protection compared to their Obama-administration predecessors. Under Trump-appointee Scott Pruitt, the…