Tag: voting

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…

OPINION: Why I Don’t Vote

By Michelle Gardner I grew up in Nokesville, Virginia, a small town in the northern Virginia county of Fauquier. I turned 18 in the fall of 2007 and was excited to cast my vote for Barack Obama the following year….

OPINION: Why Should You Vote?

Fourth Estate Editorial In one week, Virginia will decide its new Governor. In the last ten years, Virginia has had three Governors from the Democrat party and one from the Republican party – recently, Bob McDonnell (R) holding the 2010-2014…

Mason Recognized for Student Voter Participation

SENIOR MONICA VIDAURRI HOSTED A DISCUSSION ABOUT STUDENT VOTING AT THE NEWSEUM By Michael Eberhart, News Editor The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge recently recognized Mason with a Silver Campus Seal of Achievement for reaching over 60 percent participation by…

Mason celebrates National Voter Registration Day

STUDENTS GET A CHANCE TO REGISTER AND LEARN ABOUT VOTING RIGHTS By Claire Underwood, Staff Writer National Voter Registration Day was last Tuesday, and Mason took part in the celebrations. This event focused on informing people about their right to…

Gov. McAuliffe meets with student journalists

At luncheon, McAuliffe speaks on immigration ban, education BY FAREEHA REHMAN, ONLINE EDITOR On Feb. 1, Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) welcomed a select few Virginia college reporters into the Executive Mansion. Over an intimate three-course luncheon, Gov. McAuliffe expressed his…

Owning Millennials: Do we have the power to shape the future?

Change. Development. Progression. Impact. As young people born at the beginning of a new age in time, we’ve all felt the yearning to become creators of tangible change. Raised during chaotic times, there seems to be an innate passion within Millennials…