Author Archives: Alex Madajian

HOW TO READ A BOOK

BY ALEX MADAJIAN STAFF WRITER Most people just don’t know how to read a book. Yes, most Americans are able to read words set before them, and according to a 2019 survey most had read a book in the past…

WHAT EVERYONE GETS WRONG ABOUT CANCEL CULTURE

BY ALEX MADAJIAN STAFF WRITER I think when people use the phrase “cancel culture,” more often than not, they have no clue what they are talking about or what sort of problem it really is. Some downplay it as “holding…

LET THE RICH EAT THEMSELVES

BY ALEX MADAJIAN STAFF WRITER I often see great animosity towards the wealthy from my peers. Although I don’t share their resentment, I am frequently confused that their solution for fighting against the wealthy elites is to expand the government’s…

BEING PATRIOTIC DOESN’T DEPEND ON ELECTION RESULTS

BY ALEX MADAJIAN STAFF WRITER What does it mean to be a patriot? Here at George Mason, we refer to ourselves as patriots, and even the school historians aren’t sure why. Sadly, I see many people’s feelings of patriotism for…

WHY DO WE CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS?

BY ALEX MADAJIAN STAFF WRITER Every year we hear the question: “Why do we celebrate Christmas?” Every year, I usually hear three basic responses. The most common is some generic and empty rambling about “giving” or “family,” fit to be…

THE FAILURE OF POLLS SHOULD REFOCUS US ON WHAT IS GOOD

BY ALEX MADAJIAN STAFF WRITER The most recent election was very close, but one thing has been decisive: the death of polling. The polling industry needed a solid win on an election night, and it just didn’t happen. After many…

CHOOSE TO BE STOIC

BY ALEX MADAJIAN STAFF WRITER Do you ever feel as though the pressures of the world are too much to bear? You may be stressed from election season or concerned about how many more may die from COVID-19. I often…

HOW DONALD TRUMP EARNED MY VOTE

BY ALEX MADAJIAN STAFF WRITER I grew up in a conservative household where I learned to value hard work, personal responsibility, inherent value of the individual, and respect for God and country. I remember arguing against proponents of Donald Trump…

COURT PACKING WOULD BE THE WORST NORM VIOLATION YET

BY ALEX MADAJIAN STAFF WRITER When asked what makes America exceptional, the late Justice Antonin Scalia responded by saying: “If you think that a bill of rights is what sets us apart [from other countries,] you’re crazy … the real…