Tag: politics

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,…

Why College Is So Weird

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER Ever wonder why college is so weird? It’s not like work and it’s not like home. It’s a weird, four(ish)-year span of our lives when we complain about other people making our food for us,…

Be Happy They’re Here

BY JACE WHITE, STAFF WRITER When I go into DC, I always stop and see the White House. I do it in part because I’m a tourist who doesn’t know anything better to do, but also because I enjoy watching…

Why is Marxism Still Cool?

BY STEPHEN JONES, CONTRIBUTOR Of all the ideologies that plague academia, the worst may be Marxism. The founder of Marxism is philosopher Karl Marx, author of “The Communist Manifesto.”. Being that Marxism and its offspring communism have inspired brainwashing, gulags, mass…

Student Government Should Remain Non-Political

BY DAWSON WEINHOLD When many people think about government, their mind immediately goes to partisan politics. Often, people are turned away from participating in government altogether because of partisan politics. Most people aren’t ideologues. They have no reason to engage…