Tag: Ralph Northam

Governor Ralph Northam announces new refinancing plan

 Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announces plan that will help universities in Virginia recover from COVID-19 debts BY SUDIKSHA KOCHI STAFF WRITER Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, joined by President Gregory Washington and state legislators on campus, announced a refinancing plan on…

Mason Professor Tweets Racist Stereotype

Controversial tweet from Economics professor Robin Hanson is under review by university BY: LAURA SCUDDER, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF  Mason Associate Professor of Economics Robin Hanson received backlash Wednesday after tweeting a racist stereotype in relation to the upcoming Juneteenth holiday. Juneteenth is…

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Signs New Laws

Over the past week, Northam signed a variety of laws concerning abortion, gun control, criminal justice and equal rights for all BY SUDIKSHA KOCHI, STAFF WRITER Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed a series of new laws over the past…

Will Raising the Minimum Age for Tobacco Stop Underage Use?

BY OWEN FERGUSON, STAFF WRITER On Feb. 21, Virginia governor Ralph Northam signed HB 2748 into law. This bill changed the minimum age for the sale and possession of tobacco and nicotine vapor products to 21, excluding active duty military personnel….

This Week in Politics

Monday, Feb. 18 Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham vows to investigate alleged “bureaucratic coup” against President Trump. Lee Radziwill, Jackie Kennedy Onassis’s sister, dies at 85. Karl Marx’s tomb in London is vandalized with red paint. Tuesday, Feb. 19 North Carolina’s…

Internal Battle Continues In Virginia Politics

Northam to kick off “reconciliation tour” Feb. 21 BY ABIGAIL ADCOX, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR After a whirlwind of a month in Virginia state politics, Gov. Ralph Northam has once again stated he won’t be resigning, instead announcing a “reconciliation tour.” The…

This Week in Politics

BY DANA NICKEL, NEWS EDITOR Monday, Feb. 4 Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam showed no signs of resigning over his racist university yearbook photo. President Trump announces his nominee for the secretary of the interior, David Bernhardt, a former oil lobbyist….

Virginia Is For Scandals

With four ongoing scandals among Virginia politicians, here’s what you need to know BY LAUREN SULLIVAN, INVESTIGATIVE EDITOR Editor’s Note: This article contains graphic recollections of a sexual assault. Reader discretion is advised. Top Virginia politicians have been embroiled in scandals…

Ralph the Racist (r. 2018-2019)

BY ELIJAH NICHOLS, STAFF WRITER As many have probably seen, the once kind-hearted and grandfather-like figure of the great Commonwealth of Virginia, Governor Ralph Northam, is not as innocent as we all thought. Within the last week his leadership abilities have…