Category: Opinion

MASON NEEDS TO CONSIDER WHO SPEAKS AT THE UNIVERSITY

Has Mason lost its morals when inviting speakers to speak? BY BRAD BYRNE, COPY EDITOR  On Nov 18., the Mason chapter of Turning Point USA hosted Representative Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina’s 11th congressional district in The Hub Ballroom. As…

TIS THE SEASON TO SIT WITH YOUR AMYGDALA

BY HANNAH NIEVES, STAFF WRITER Some people go skydiving. They do the whole jump out of a plane like they’re in “Mission Impossible” thing. And I love that for them, but I’ve always found that my fears were less corporeal…

THE FIGHT FOR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS CONTINUES

A look into the struggles women in Texas are currently facing  BY ALEXIS MCCUTCHAN STAFF WRITER  Texas’ recent abortion restrictions went into effect on Sept. 1, but the fight to re-instate the right to abortion is still being fought on…

THE TRAGEDY AT ASTROWORLD

As 10 victims have been confirmed from the festival, where did Astroworld go wrong? BY COLLIN COPE OPINION EDITOR On the evening of Nov. 5, rapper Travis Scott’s third annual Astroworld Festival was held on the grounds of NRG Park…

WHY SECRETARY CARDONA SHOULD ENCOURAGE DISAFFILIATION

BY VICTORIA WESTERMEYER STAFF WRITER Mason has long been considered a flagship school of the Koch network due to its numerous connections to the Charles Koch Foundation and its donations to our school. Unfortunately, Mason isn’t alone, with the foundation…

THANKING THE SACRIFICIAL LAMB

BY JAD MAKDISSI STAFF WRITER Almost 20 years, $2.3 trillion and 2,461 Americans lost. Without a shadow of a doubt, Afghanistan is the sourest “Mission Accomplished” in American history. The public disappointment that might distract from this victory, however, is…

MASON FAILS TO MONITOR FINANCIAL AID, COMMITTED VIOLATIONS

  The NCAA concludes George Mason University exceeded the amounts of scholarships given to student athletes BY AUDREY MORALES STAFF WRITER  Financial aid is a pain. Every semester, students worry if they will receive enough aid to pay for their…