Tag: politics

Last Week in the News

  Monday, Feb. 24  Harvey Weinstein found guilty of rape in New York trial.  “Hidden Figures” inspiration and NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson dies. Bernie Sanders becomes the first presidential candidate, Democrat or Republican, to win the popular vote in all…

Last Week in the News

Monday, Feb. 17 Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy, allowing organization to operate as it handles sexual abuse allegations. Apple says it won’t meet its quarterly revenue goals because of coronavirus’s impact on production and demand.  Peace talks between…

Last Week in the News

Monday  “Parasite” makes Oscars history as the first foreign-language film to win Best Picture.  Part of President Trump’s border wall will be constructed through Native American burial sites.  Trump’s new budget would cut $4.4 trillion in spending, boosting defense and…

Last Week in the News

Monday, Feb. 3 Kansas City Chiefs celebrate first Super Bowl win in 50 years. Rush Limbaugh announces he has advanced lung cancer.  Iowa caucuses results delayed due to voting app failure.  Tuesday, Feb. 4 Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) delivers his…

Last Week in the News

Monday, Jan. 27 In 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court allows Trump’s plan to deny green cards to those in need of government aid.  It has been 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz. Holocaust victims are honored with Holocaust Remembrance…

Letter from the Editor

BY DOMINIC PINO, OPINION EDITOR Dear Mason community, I’m honored to be your new Fourth Estate Opinion section editor. Writing for this paper every week was one of my favorite parts of school, and now I get to help put…

Turns Out Beto Wasn’t Cool After All

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER When Mason sent out the email blast announcing Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke was canceling his event at the Arlington campus, I joked that it was because his campaign was doing so poorly, he couldn’t…

America Needs to Fix its Broken Mental Healthcare System

BY SAVANNAH MARTINCIC In the wake of years of mass shootings, mental illness has become a frequent topic of discussion. However, mental health care in America remains a system that does not meet the needs of some 47.6 million people…

Town Hall Addresses Student Debt Concerns

Senator Mark Warner focuses on student loan debt, financial literacy and other issues BY HAILEY BULLIS, CO EDITOR-IN-CHIEF On Friday, Sept. 13, Senator Mark Warner hosted a town hall meeting in the Hub ballroom aimed at addressing his legislative initiatives,…