Tag: voting

Here’s what you need to know about absentee voting

BY DAWSON WEINHOLD With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many voters are opting to vote absentee rather than risk exposure by voting in person on Election Day. Absentee voting isn’t a new concept, but many voters will be doing it for…

Patriots from Home: Why We Should Support Mail-in Voting

BY: SIDONIA CANNON STAFF WRITER “Every society, all government, and every kind of civil compact therefore, is or ought to be, calculated for the general good and safety of the community.” – George Mason  Take the words of our founding…

Term Limits Cause More Problems Than They Solve

BY: DAWSON WEINHOLD, STAFF WRITER I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked to sign someone’s petition to support term limits. They’re usually surprised when I say I’m not a big fan of term limits.  Term limits are…

Vote For Nobody

BY MICAH MUDLAFF, REPRESENTATIVE OF THE “ABSTAIN FROM VOTING” CAMPAIGN This campaign is a referendum on Student Government. We’re asking you to select “Abstain from Voting” on your ballot for student body president. Micah Mudlaff, Representative of the “Abstain from…

The Washington Post and Schar School Partner to Conduct Polls

The Post and Mason’s Schar School create polling data for midterms BY ABIGAIL ADCOX, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR So far, the Washington Post-Schar School polls have proven to be highly accurate, successfully predicting the results of the 2016 presidential campaign in…

Prepping for the Polls Pre-Election Day

Mason student voters are engaging in political discourse before the midterm elections BY ANGELIQUE ARINTOK, STAFF WRITER While awaiting the midterm elections, students on campus are taking the lead in creating a political conversation. On the night of Thursday, Nov….

Students Voting? Never.

BY ELIJAH NICHOLS, STAFF WRITER Across America, citizens are having their most valuable right–voting–stripped from them or hindered by bad policies. The act of voter suppression is influencing, or attempting to influence, an election by discouraging or completely disbarring an individual…

Why We Should Care About Student Government

BY CHRIS KERNAN-SCHMIDT Whether you are a freshman or senior, are a commuter or on-campus resident, or have too much school spirit or none at all, Student Government works for you. Student Government is composed of three main parts: the…

Mason Turns Out for Historic Virginia Election

A BREAKDOWN OF HOW STUDENTS VOTED IN THE 2017 RACE  By Michael Eberhart, News Editor A breakdown of how students voted in the 2017 race Virginia voters made their voices heard at the polls last week in the first major…