Tag: student voting

Andrew Yang Rallies at Mason

The Democratic primary candidate talks universal basic income, automation  BY JACK HARVEY, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR Democratic primary candidate Andrew Yang held a rally at Mason’s Center for the Arts on Nov. 4. The two-hour rally featured speakers from Yang’s campaign…

Virginia Legislature Goes Blue

Virginia sets the tone for 2020, flipping both chambers of state legislature Democratic BY ABIGAIL ADCOX, NEWS EDITOR For the first time in 26 years, Virginia Democrats gained control of both chambers of the state legislature. All 140 legislative seats…

Faces of Mason

BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR ALUMNUS: Janine Gaspari HOW DOES YOUR STUDENT ACTIVISM IMPACT THE WORK YOU DO NOW? It taught me a lot about how to be strategic in terms of achieving political goals, and not just wanting…

Student Voters: Suppressed and Disenfranchised

BY SAVANNAH MARTINCIC, CONTRIBUTOR As the country draws nearer to the 2020 election and passes through a scattering of state elections, the issue of across-the-board attacks on voting rights for college students is becoming central to the political conversation.  2018…

Midterms Bring Reelection For Senator Tim Kaine

Kaine celebrates reelection and other Democratic victories in Virginia BY DANA NICKEL NEWS EDITOR The midterm elections kept the country in suspense as both Republicans and Democrats gained and lost seats in the House of Representatives and Senate. In Virginia,…

Prepping for the Polls Pre-Election Day

Mason student voters are engaging in political discourse before the midterm elections BY ANGELIQUE ARINTOK, STAFF WRITER While awaiting the midterm elections, students on campus are taking the lead in creating a political conversation. On the night of Thursday, Nov….

The Progress Report

BY ERIK TRUONG, CONTRIBUTOR President Trump and Congressional Republicans: whether you support their actions or have been left disappointed, the 2018 midterms will serve as a progress report for the past two years. However, our democratic system is built on citizen…

Students Voting? Never.

BY ELIJAH NICHOLS, STAFF WRITER Across America, citizens are having their most valuable right–voting–stripped from them or hindered by bad policies. The act of voter suppression is influencing, or attempting to influence, an election by discouraging or completely disbarring an individual…

Know Your Vote, Share Your Voice

Sisters of Delta Sigma Theta teach students about midterm election candidates BY ALLY MCALPINE ART DIRECTOR Red, white and blue balloons shouted “Go out and vote!” Thursday, Oct. 18, in an attempt to inspire students to be more politically engaged. Sisters…