Tag: voting

WHY I SETTLED FOR BIDEN

BY SAVANNAH MARTINCIC STAFF WRITER In 2016, I was left feeling embittered by a political system and a society that allowed someone like Donald Trump to be elected. At only 16, I felt frustrated that I had no say in…

HOW DONALD TRUMP EARNED MY VOTE

BY ALEX MADAJIAN STAFF WRITER I grew up in a conservative household where I learned to value hard work, personal responsibility, inherent value of the individual, and respect for God and country. I remember arguing against proponents of Donald Trump…

Contributor: There’s nothing wrong with not voting

BY JAMES TALOCKA CONTRIBUTOR Voter registration propaganda is everywhere — it seems like every company, sport and musician is telling you to vote. Despite desperate pleas to register, politically disinterested citizens should not feel guilty for disregarding the message. One…

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….