Tag: opinion

OPINION: US Imperialism: Key to National Security

By: Chris Kernan-Schmidt, Columnist Protecting our national security should be a priority for the United States government. Whether it is through diplomacy or military action, keeping our allies and ourselves safe from rogue states, terrorist organizations and lone wolves is…

OPINION: Who are anorexic people?

By Susan Katherine Corkran, Columnist I was Googling information about anorexia and fear when I saw this question under Google’s frequent searches for the keyword anorexia. It stopped me in my tracks. I had turned to the internet before when…

OPINION: Ramble on

By Dominic Pino, Columnist Every once in a while, an event transpires that shakes us.  We become confident in our ability to forecast events because, after all, the world is the same each day, and we know how it works….

OPINION: A total witch hunt!

By Chris Kernan-Schmidt, Columnist A few weeks ago President Donald Trump woke up bright and early to remind the Twittersphere of the “WITCH HUNT!” that is supposedly being perpetrated by the ominous left. This latest witch hunt-themed tweet is one…

OPINION: Vitamin B—Books

By Susan Katherine Corkran, Columnist Assigned reading is often viewed as an optional exercise. After a long range of pages crammed with small print appears ominously on Blackboard, questions like, “did you do the reading?” or, “are we going to…

OPINION: Should college athletes get paid?

By Natalie Heavren, Staff Writer Fourth Estate’s sports writer Natalie Heavren weighs in on fair pay for student athletes March Madness is circled on the calendars of people around the world. This tournament is hosted by the National Collegiate Athletic…

OPINION: 2018 Loyola-Chicago vs. 2006 George Mason

By Domenic Allegra, Contributor The lauded tournament run of the 11-seed Loyola-Chicago Ramblers (32-6) has come to an end after their loss to 3-seed Michigan in the Final Four. Loyola was in familiar territory in the Final Four, as their…

OPINION: There’s no such thing as a free Scantron

By Dominic Pino, Columnist It’s midterm season, aka scantron season.  We all love scantrons because it means there is a multiple choice exam on the horizon.  We also love these little green or blue slips of paper for their low…

OPINION: Language: More than a Gen-ED

By Susan Katherine Corkran, Columnist Here’s an experiment: Walk from one end of Mason’s campus to the other and count how many languages you hear your fellow Patriots speaking. The long hours of pouring over vocabulary flashcards, translating simple texts…