Tag: Election

Executive Candidates debate in the JC

Candidates running for Mason student body president and vice president By Tisha Herrera, Staff Writer Ten candidates from five campaigns participated in the spring Student Government Election Executive Debate, hosted on Thursday night, March 22 in the Johnson Center. Candidates…

Meet the Candidates: Michael Gracia + Andrew Nesterczuk

Name: Michael “Big Mike” Gracia Major: Information Systems and Operations Management Year: Junior Position for candidacy: President Why are you running for this position ? I spent the last year as a Student Senator watching all of the members of…

OPINION: Russia’s Ban from Pyeongchang

By Chris Kernan-Schmidt, Columnist Following an investigation into systematic and state-sponsored manipulation of anti-doping laboratories, the Russian Federation was barred from competing in this year’s Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Russia was not permitted to send any athletes to…

CPAC discusses hot-button issues

THE CONSERVATIVE CONFERENCE TALKED POLITICS FOR 2018 AND BEYOND By Basma Humadi, Lifestyle Assistant Editor With a Republican president in the White House and a GOP majority in Congress, attendees at the 45th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) had…

Democrats scramble for House seat in District 10

INCUMBENT REP. BARBARA COMSTOCK FACES A COMPETITIVE MIDTERM ELECTION By Alexander Shedd, News Assistant Editor Although midterm elections in the U.S. normally see a significantly lower turnout than presidential elections, they can still be highly contentious. In Congressional District 10,…

OPINION: Russian Interference: What can you do to not be duped?

By Chris Kernan-Schmidt, Columnist News and reports on Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election has been unwavering for much of 2017 and so far in 2018. Investigations, intelligence reports, sensationalized news, etc. have plagued our screens. These reports may…

2017 Elections signal change for Democrats in 2018

BUT THE PARTIES DISAGREE ON VIRGINIA’S IMPACT ON MIDTERMS  By Olivia Vermane, Staff Writer The November elections demonstrated huge successes for the Democratic party. In Virginia, Governor-elect Ralph Northam won by almost nine points, and fellow Democrats Justin Fairfax and…

OPINION: Why Should You Vote?

Fourth Estate Editorial In one week, Virginia will decide its new Governor. In the last ten years, Virginia has had three Governors from the Democrat party and one from the Republican party – recently, Bob McDonnell (R) holding the 2010-2014…

Virginia Gubernatorial Race Approaches Finsih Line

CANDIDATES RECEIVE IMPORTANT LAST-MINUTE ENDORSEMENTS  By Alexander Shedd, Assistant News Editor As the Virginia gubernatorial race enters its final week, both candidates received important endorsements from some of the country’s biggest political names. Republican candidate Ed Gillespie most recently received…

Students Get Involved in Political Campaigns

VOLUNTEERS KNOCK ON DOORS FOR CANDIDATES IN GOVERNOR’S RACE  By Olivia Booth, Staff Writer With its proximity to Washington, D.C., George Mason attracts students with an interest in politics from all across the political spectrum. This election season saw many…