Tag: opinion

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: 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…

OPINION: Anxiety at the start of the semester

By Susan Katherine Corkran, Columnist Cite at least six peer-reviewed sources for the paper. Don’t forget to read the next 100 pages in the textbook. The exam is next week—oh, and it’s cumulative. And I know all of you have…

OPINION: Truly New Resolutions

By: Susan-Katherine Scorkran, columnist Unless your New Year’s resolutions have included shunning social media, you have probably already stumbled upon the updates, posts, and shares all latching onto the same revered goal of 2018—perfecting the body. Whether this means shedding…

OPINION: Dump Your Sports Team, Love Football Again

By: Alexander Kenny, Columnist For many, choosing who to cheer for this Super Bowl Sunday feels like the 2016 election. The New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles are the most hated football teams in history (except for Michael Vick’s…

OPINION: George Mason’s Legacy on Freedom

By Paresha Khan, Columnist The attention to free speech on college campuses is rising in public opinion and media. At Mason, pro-life senior citizens and non-Mason students gather around the clock tower and plaster bloody fetus posters in North Plaza….

OPINION: Normalizing Ink

By Alexander Kenny, Staff Writer Tattooed men are the new “sensitive.” Tattooed women are the new “approachable.” According to Pew Research Center, 40 percent of millennials (ages 18-35) have at least one tattoo and most have degrees. I’ve met librarians…

OPINION: Eating Disorder Recovery During the Holidays: A Guide

By Susan Katherine Corkran, Columnist Between the Thanksgiving leftovers spilling out of the fridge and sugar cookies at every turn, I know firsthand that the holiday season can feel overwhelming during recovery from an eating disorder. Eating mindfully, giving your…