Tag: education

Simplistic education shapes American politics

BY LAURA SWIHART STAFF WRITER In an election cycle dominated by horse-race reporting and campaign ads, American political polarization has surged to the forefront. Though many believe the stakes are higher now than ever before, bitter polarization prior to an…

Patriarchy? Depends on what we value

BY ALEX MADAJIAN STAFF WRITER Many people believe we live in a patriarchal society. At first glance, there is plenty of evidence to support this view. Just look at the distribution of political power and wealth. Only 25 percent of…

Teach Inquiry, Not Knowledge

BY: STEVEN ZHOU, STAFF WRITER In the past few decades, a tremendous outcry has risen, accusing colleges and universities of indoctrinating students with a specific set of beliefs. The most recent evidence towards such indoctrination include a fascinating side-by-side comparison…

Don’t Go Russian Through School: Learn a Language

BY: CHRIS KERNAN-SCHMIDT, STAFF WRITER How are you reading this right now? Is it because you’re moving your eyes across the page, or perhaps you’re using text-to-speech technology? Both valid and literal answers, yes, but it comes down to ultimately…

Cursive Writing is Not the Bad Guy

BY: SYDNEY JOHNSON, STAFF WRITER In my second grade class, we had to learn cursive. My teacher made us write every single letter of the alphabet in cursive on a sheet of graph paper every day and corrected us on…

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…

Mason Professors React to New Education Bill

Virginia House of Delegates passes bill regarding methods taught in higher education BY LAURA SCUDDER, NEWS EDITOR The Virginia House of Delegates passed HB 894, a new bill regarding methods taught in higher education, on Feb. 10. The bill has…

Why You Should Learn A Second Language

BY CLAUDE MCVICKER STAFF WRITER English has become the standard language around the world. Although people in different countries speak the language of the place they were born in, many are now taught English in school to a very proficient degree….

Coffee With the President

President Cabrera talks business, education and the future BY ALEXANDER SHEDD, EDITOR IN CHIEF The first thing you notice walking into the president’s corner office on the top floor of Merten Hall is the glass double doors. Looking through, one sees…

Su-neung: The Day South Korea Falls Silent

BY HAEUN CHOI, REPORTER On a special Thursday in November, South Korea stops. Airplanes do not depart, most of the workforce’s call times are delayed, and traffic is non-existent in busy cities. The only ones who are moving around are…