Author Archives: Savannah Martincic

WHAT TRUMP’S COVID-19 CARE REVEALS ABOUT PRIVILEGE IN HEALTHCARE

BY SAVANNAH MARTINCIC STAFF WRITER Donald Trump spent months downplaying the seriousness of COVID-19. He held large rallies, mocked face masks and scoffed at social distancing guidelines. He rested comfortably in his privilege while over seven million Americans grappled with…

It’s time to stop the use of solitary confinement

BY SAVANNAH MARTINCIC Albert Woodfox spent more than 40 years in solitary confinement in the notorious Louisiana State Penitentiary, nicknamed “Angola.” From 1972 to 2016, Woodfox’s entire world was encapsulated in a six-foot-by-nine-foot cell, trapped by weak evidence, an unfair…

No Escape: Quarantined with an Abuser

BY: SAVANNAH MARTINCIC ASSISTANT OPINION EDITOR As the world battles the coronavirus pandemic, another pandemic — one that can also prove deadly — rages unchecked in quarantine: domestic violence.  Even before coronavirus, the rates of intimate partner violence against women…

Broken Dreams and Pinky Promises

BY: SAVANNAH MARTINCIC, ASSISTANT OPINION EDITOR What started as the most diverse Democratic candidate pool whittled down to what the nation saw on the March 15 debate stage: two white men in their 70s.  Out of the numerous candidates that…

An Honors College Approach to Gen Ed

BY: SAVANNAH MARTINCIC, STAFF WRITER As a member of the Honors College Recruitment Team at Mason, I have been taught to tell prospective students that one of the biggest appeals of the Honors College is its curriculum, in that they…

Climate Change is an Attack on Health

BY: SAVANNAH MARTINCIC STAFF WRITER Over the years, climate change has become a highly politicized issue. Party lines have been drawn over economics and whether climate change is even happening. But rarely do we hear climate change called what it…

When They Run, They Win: Dispelling the Electability Myth

BY SAVANNAH MARTINCIC, STAFF WRITER Electability. What is it? Who has it? The word that appeared in almost every bit of news coverage of the 2016 presidential election has once again begun to dominate the national conversation surrounding the diverse…