Author Archives: Eli Kohn

Remember Who’s Paying for Education

BY: ELI KOHN, STAFF WRITER The Mason Core is designed to give students a “well-rounded educational experience” and to guarantee they are exposed to many different subjects and classroom environments. The Mason Core requires that students take courses designated as…

Are You Glued to Your Phone?

BY: ELI KOHN, STAFF WRITER I have it, you have it, your grandma has it, even your seven-year-old cousin has it: cell phone addiction. Smartphones have become a completely, undeniably essential part of our everyday lives. We are required to…

Consumerism and Football: The Most American Holiday

BY: ELI KOHN, STAFF WRITER   In the 21st century, materialism and television addiction have given rise to a massive, multi-billion dollar holiday: Super Bowl Sunday.   Now, football itself is as American as it gets, but that’s really only…

New Year, (Mostly) Same Southside

BY ELI KOHN, STAFF WRITER New classes, new professors, new… Southside? Maybe you’ve noticed that Southside dining hall has been advertising “Southside 2020” — improvements they’ve made in the new year, most notably their shift to being open 24/7. What…

Who Will Save The Students?

BY ELI KOHN, STAFF WRITER One of the biggest current events in America is the 2020 presidential election. Of course, any presidential election is bound to be a major talking point in the year leading up to it, but the…

A Needless Contribution to Systemic Classism

BY ELI KOHN, STAFF WRITER Imagine you’re driving to school, running late for your 8 a.m. You notice that you’re going 65 mph in a 50 mph zone, and soon after you notice police lights behind you. The officer cites…

Mason: Observations From A Gen Z Freshman

BY ELI KOHN, STAFF WRITER Well, freshmen, we’re here. The last few years of our lives have been leading up to this. We’ve killed ourselves to make it here—so, is it everything you dreamed? The parties, the classes, the work,…

Inform, Not Conform; Resisting The Temptation Of Polarity

BY ELI KOHN, STAFF WRITER In 2016, following one of the most divisive presidential elections in American history, voters elected one of the most divisive presidents in American history. This shocking (to many) outcome, accompanied by the relentless campaigns of both…