Tag: politics

America Needs to Fix its Broken Mental Healthcare System

BY SAVANNAH MARTINCIC In the wake of years of mass shootings, mental illness has become a frequent topic of discussion. However, mental health care in America remains a system that does not meet the needs of some 47.6 million people…

Town Hall Addresses Student Debt Concerns

Senator Mark Warner focuses on student loan debt, financial literacy and other issues BY HAILEY BULLIS, CO EDITOR-IN-CHIEF On Friday, Sept. 13, Senator Mark Warner hosted a town hall meeting in the Hub ballroom aimed at addressing his legislative initiatives,…

Why College Is So Weird

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER Ever wonder why college is so weird? It’s not like work and it’s not like home. It’s a weird, four(ish)-year span of our lives when we complain about other people making our food for us,…

Be Happy They’re Here

BY JACE WHITE, STAFF WRITER When I go into DC, I always stop and see the White House. I do it in part because I’m a tourist who doesn’t know anything better to do, but also because I enjoy watching…

Why is Marxism Still Cool?

BY STEPHEN JONES, CONTRIBUTOR Of all the ideologies that plague academia, the worst may be Marxism. The founder of Marxism is philosopher Karl Marx, author of “The Communist Manifesto.”. Being that Marxism and its offspring communism have inspired brainwashing, gulags, mass…

Student Government Should Remain Non-Political

BY DAWSON WEINHOLD When many people think about government, their mind immediately goes to partisan politics. Often, people are turned away from participating in government altogether because of partisan politics. Most people aren’t ideologues. They have no reason to engage…

This Week in Politics

BY DANA NICKEL, NEWS EDITOR Monday, Feb. 11 Sen. Amy Klobuchar enters 2020 presidential race. U.S. and South Korea sign deal on shared defense costs. The 2019 Grammys became the “Year for Women” with wins for Lady Gaga, Kacey Musgraves…

Mason Reacts to the Midterm Elections

Turnout soars as elections remain contested BY ALEXANDER SHEDD, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF The 2018 midterm elections have finally come to a close. The Democrats took the House of Representatives, flipping multiple incumbent Republican seats in the process, while the Republicans maintained control of…

Why Don’t You Just Meet Me in the Middle?

BY  JACE WHITE, STAFF WRITER Politics today is often characterized as polarized, divisive, uncivilized and unproductive. It is said that people on the right are moving farther right, people on the left are moving farther left and everyone is getting…

Debate Dives Into the Issues

George Mason Democrats and College Republicans discuss the midterms BY ABIGAIL ADCOX, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR George Mason College Republicans (CRs) and George Mason Democrats (GMU Dems) went head-to-head in a civilized debate on Nov. 1 to discuss prominent issues ahead…