OPINION: Marriage equality is essential to a truly free America

Hundreds of people gathered in D.C. last Tuesday, March 26, to show both  support and opposition as the Supreme Court began its hearings on California's gay marriage ban. Proposition 8, which amended the state constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman, overturning California's Supreme Court decision previously legalizing same-sex marriage. The issue here is to determine whether Prop 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act violate the 14th amendment, which guarantees equal protection under law.

OPINION: It is time to put an end to Harlem Shake videos

For the love of God, please stop with the Harlem Shake.

YouTube makes it easy—almost too easy—for everyone and their mother to jump on the latest dance trends bandwagon. We’ve lived through the Stanky Leg, the uncoordinated gyrating of “shuffling” and now find ourselves in the much-needed recession of Gangnam Style.

The Harlem Shake had its 30 seconds of fame and now needs to exit the stage.

OPINION: GMU Confessions and the effects of anonymity

With almost four thousand “likes,” the newly created Facebook page GMU Confessions has practically overrun the campus. It distracts students everywhere from their responsibilities and replaces them with hours of off-color entertainment and hilarious conversational topics. The confessions are so widely viewed that an oatmeal epidemic, shall we say, has stemmed from one unfortunate person’s account of their roommate’s blatant misuse of the breakfast product.

OPINION: Mason students should take advantage of LinkedIn and its professional offerings

LinkedIn has been dubbed the professional Facebook by the Branding Muse. The business-oriented social network allows people to create professional profiles in order to connect with colleagues, classmates and employers. Job seekers use the site for employment. Employers and recruiters use the site to find potential employees. Because of the professional connections to be made, Mason students should embrace LinkedIn as a gateway to their future.

Top 5 'liked' Greek Week 2012 photos

The Mason Fraternity and Sorority Life community took to Connect2Mason's Facebook page and voted on their top 5 photos in the Greek Week photo gallery, with the most liked featured in the story.

Social media to determine menu for burrito joint’s replacement

The menu for Burrito Del Ray's replacement will be determined via feedback on Mason Dining's Facebook page. During the first week of classes, and the start of the Chinese New Year, the location served Chinese.