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The corruption of the SEIU: Beatings, embezzlment and intimidation

by   Posted on May 3rd, 2010 in Opinion

By Alan Moore, Staff Writer As the Service Employee International Union (SEIU) continues to invade our campus, I thought it prudent to discuss some of the past transgressions of this evil organization. To the Sodexo workers attempting to unionize with them: you should first get to know your would-be master. It will make all the […]

History Through a Paper: Over 40 years of journalism that helped shape a university

by   Posted on May 3rd, 2010 in Opinion

By William Curtis, Opinion Editor It was with a comical obituary notice and a cover letter that read more like a call to arms in the October 06, 1969 issue that The Gunston Ledger became the paper we all read now, Broadside. Mason was nothing more than another college in Virginia; university status was only […]

To believe or not to believe: The role of religion in politics

by   Posted on May 3rd, 2010 in Opinion

By Justin Lalputan, Staff Writer One of the principles that America is founded on is freedom of religion. People are free to believe in whatever they want. In addition, we also have a separation of church and state, but in reality, I think that’s a joke. We have raging debates about things like gay rights, […]

Lab science requirements are too much

by   Posted on April 26th, 2010 in Opinion

By Martin Lemaitre University and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) lab science requirements drive students senselessly far away from their interests. As we all know, it is crucial that we get a diverse education during our college careers, meaning that we get some insight into all kinds of different courses that might […]

‘You don’t represent me’

by   Posted on April 26th, 2010 in Opinion

By Robert W Gehl Dear Student Government Administrative Subcommittee on Dining Services, In your recent letter “April Sodexo strike,” which can be found on, you close by stating, “We, the representatives of the George Mason University student body, strongly condemn the false claims and accusations leveled against Sodexo and Mason Dining by the SEIU […]

‘This is about unfair labor practices’

by   Posted on April 26th, 2010 in Opinion

By Kenny Reyna I am writing today in support of the Sodexo workers who have been mobilizing on campus and had a strike last week in response to unfair labor practices at George Mason University. The letter that the Dining Services Committee of Student Government released claims that workers are lying about what has happened […]

The workers’ union must be stopped: Unions are ‘employing scare tactics and intimidation’

by   Posted on April 26th, 2010 in Opinion

By Alan Moore, Staff Writer The casual observer can see that the campus is currently embroiled in a labor dispute between Sodexo and its employees. At its heart is a disgraceful and thuggish attempt by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) to expand its membership by any means necessary. It is time that these disgruntled […]

College Dems support workers: ‘Workers went on strike to send a message to Sodexo’

by   Posted on April 26th, 2010 in Opinion

By Pakiza Nasher and Frank Anderson, Co-Presidents, Kenton Ngo, Vice President The George Mason University College Democrats are disappointed with the irresponsible statements made by the Student Government’s Dining Committee against our food service workers. It is unfortunate that these members have chosen to make claims about the working conditions of our food service workers […]

Social media vs. social responsibility: Are we agents of change?

by   Posted on April 26th, 2010 in Opinion

By Dr. Peter Stearns, Provost, Dr. Sandy Scherrens, Vice President University Life, Corey Jackson, Assistant to the President/Director of Office of Equity & Diversity Services It is no secret that George Mason University benefits from our tremendous diversity within the student body. Although diversity is often characterized in terms of the legally protected categories — […]

Out of control spending: Obama splurging over 30 percent of our GDP

by   Posted on April 19th, 2010 in Opinion

By Alan Moore, Staff Writer With the massive amount of spending by the federal government, it is clear that we are on an unsustainable path to destruction. The Obama Administration has been spending money like a freshman with his first credit card; unbeknownst to him, he will have to pay it back in the very […]