Category: Opinion

Why Am I in This Class Anyways?

BY: SYDNEY JOHNSON, STAFF WRITER The feeling of passing a class is so underrated at times. Not having to worry about that one bothersome class that you pushed off to the side during your college career is such a sweet…

Not Just E Pluribus Unum: The Case for Latin

BY ZOHERIYA ANWAR, STAFF WRITER It was my freshman year of high school. I was sitting in my school counselor’s office, looking over a yellow course selection sheet. I had no hesitation with checking off the math, science, English and…

Why Mason Lobbies is Important

BY: DAWSON WEINHOLD, STAFF WRITER We are constantly told that voting is our civic duty. Each year, as election day comes near, an army of political volunteers descends upon campus to register students to vote. This is the part of…

Letter from the Editor

Hey Patriots,  This week, my Co Editor and I are happy to announce that this issue will feature one of Mason’s women’s sports teams on the cover. This is the first time this school year that we’ll feature a women’s…

Why Celebrity Makeup Lines are Taking Off

BY: CHRISTINA O’FARRELL, STAFF WRITER Selena Gomez announced that her new makeup brand, Rare Beauty, will be dropping this summer, and it created waves on Twitter. My timeline was full of beauty vloggers extremely thrilled for Gomez’s new beauty line,…

Lost Wallet Leads to Found Hope

BY SIDONIA CANNON, STAFF WRITER Frankly, with the spread of the coronavirus, the recent impeachment trials, the Doomsday Clock signaling only 100 seconds to midnight — and just general rudeness — it’s easy to think  negatively. Like the rest of…

With Podcasts We Can All Read Like Billionaires

BY: DANIEL SCOTT MITCHELL, STAFF WRITER Can you read like a billionaire? I know I can’t. Bill Gates reads at least 50 books per year. Mark Cuban spends more than five hours reading each day. Mark Zuckerberg finishes a book…

The Hidden Cost of Wealth Taxes

BY JACE WHITE STAFF WRITER Jeff Bezos is a rich man. Thanks to the success of his company, Amazon, he is currently worth 132 billion dollars, more money than he could ever possibly spend. If he lost half of it…

C.S. Lewis: The Triumph of Hope Over Pain

BY: ALEX MADAJIAN, STAFF WRITER Few know the power of stories, fewer still know the beauty of fairy-tales, and almost no one knows the truth of myths. Perhaps that is why C.S. Lewis was one of the greatest authors of…

Are You Glued to Your Phone?

BY: ELI KOHN, STAFF WRITER I have it, you have it, your grandma has it, even your seven-year-old cousin has it: cell phone addiction. Smartphones have become a completely, undeniably essential part of our everyday lives. We are required to…