Category: state

Equal Rights Amendment

Virginia Launches Equal Rights Amendment Campaign

Gender equality could finally become a constitutional right BY MONICA ECHOLS, CULTURE EDITOR  Those who have not paid close attention to the Constitution might be shocked to realize that gender equality is not explicitly included. To make Constitutional gender equality a…

Mason discusses tuition, budget, and more in town hall meeting

By Hailey Bullis and Isabella LaMageleine, Staff Writers  Mason hosted a town hall meeting to discuss tuition rates and student fees with J.J Davis, Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance, and Rose Pascarell, Vice President of University Life, on…

House of Delegates stalls on bill to cap tuition rates

BUT OTHER LEGISLATION MOVES FORWARD TO PROTECT STUDENT LOANS BORROWERS By Michael Eberhart, News Editor A new bill introduced to the Virginia House of Delegates that would cap college tuition rates for four years has stalled in the appropriations committee….

The Race for 2018 Midterm Elections Heats Up

FIVE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES OPPOSE INCUMBENT DEMOCRAT TIME KAINE FOR U.S. SENATE SEAT By Abigail Adcox, Staff Writer Three months after Virginia elected a new governor and slate of delegates to the General Assembly, campaigns are gearing up again for the…

SCHEV Releases Annual Report on Higher Education

VIRGINIA IS FAILING TO REACH MEASURES FOR IMPROVEMENT BY 2030 GOAL By Michael Eberhart, News Editor The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) recently released its annual report to the General Assembly for 2017, addressing how the commonwealth’s…

State Senator pushes for marijuana decriminalization

A BILL IN STATE LEGISLATURE INTRODUCES RELAXED PUNISHMENT FOR FIRST-TIME OFFENDERS By Alexander Shedd, News Assistant Editor A state senator has introduced a new bill to the state legislature that would relax certain parts of the laws for marijuana-related offenses….

Tim Kaine hosts public Q&A with voters

THE SENATOR MET WITH CONSTITUENTS FOR HIS 2018 REELECTION CAMPAIGN By Michael Eberhart, News Editor Senator Tim Kaine hosted a “Community Conversation” event to answer questions from his Virginia constituents on Thursday, Feb. 1, in the Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo gymnasium…

Mason Celebrates Veterans Day

OMS, ROTC, AND OTHER PLAN WEEK OF EVENTS TO HONOR MILITARY SERVIVCE By Isabella LaMagdeleine, Staff Writer As Veterans Day approaches on Nov. 11, the Office of Military Services (OMS) and other campus organizations are ready to celebrate the brave…