Top 9 Lasso Stories of 2019

Erin Dean, Editor-in-Chief

In 2019, the Lasso digitally published 149 features, reviews, videos, and news stories. Here are the nine most popular from this year.

1. “Teach me Kendrick Lamar PLEASE” by Jay Nesson – 1,122 views

The Album of Kendrick Lamar
Photo via Wikipedia.

Nesson comments on Lamar’s album, DAMN, being added to the IB reading list.

2. “Top 2019 spirit week photos” by Olaiya Lewis – 682 views

Students wear tropical clothes
(Left to right) Seniors Elisa D’Agostino, Sophia Chavez, Kate Rasmussen, Kaleb Chan, Hannah Whitlock, Clare O’Hanlon, Connor Plaks, and Daniel Miller show off their Hawaiian shirts. Photo by Olaiya Lewis.

All the best flicks from this year’s spirit week.

3. “FCCPS lifer forced to return to India” by Niharika Singhvi – 637 views

traffic at night
Finding the beauty in the heavy traffic on the streets of New Delhi at night. Photo by Niharika Singhvi.

After spending her whole life in the FCCPS system, this senior was forced to leave after her parents’ visas expired.

4. “Scenes from the 2019 Homecoming football game” by Stella Turner – 611 views

Football player running with flag.
Senior Connor Plaks (23) runs onto the field waving the George Mason flag. Photo by Stella Turner.

Relive the 2019 Homecoming football game through the eyes of a player on the field.

5. “Mustang Insider 2019” by various writers – 580 views

Two men talking
Mr. Duchaj (left) and Mr. Pepper (right) chat across their “standing desks.” The pair was profiled this year as part of Mustang Insider. Photo by Sierra Sulc.

Learn about some of the most interesting members of the Falls Church community through this year’s profiles.

6. “A Chorus Line: The play inside a play” by Charlie Adams – 496 views

Students practicing dance for A Chorus Line
Actors perform Montague four, the dance seen in upcoming musical. Left to right: sophomore Amalia Alexander, freshman Matthew Bloss-Baum, freshman Emma Hart, junior Krissy Hornbuckle, and junior Kevin Hong. Photo by Charlie Adams.

Get an insider’s look into the fall musical, A Chorus Line.

7. “Outrage following repainting of junior alcove” by Sarah Lambert – 480 views

Five Juniors sit in the Alcove
Juniors (left to right) Jack Calabrese, Khalil Davidson, Ryan York, Carlos Shields, and Grace Renner sit in the newly painted alcove for lunch. Photo by Sarah Lambert.

All the drama surrounding the defacement, painting, and then repainting of the junior alcove.

8. “Fall sports power rankings” by Carter Mackinnon – 452 views

cross country team poses for a photo
The Cross Country girls pose for a photo at a Fall 2019 meet. At the half-way point in the season, they were ranked #1.

Staff writer Carter Mackinnon (subjectively) ranks Mason’s Fall sports at the half-way point in the season.

9. “End of season Fall sports power rankings” by Carter Mackinnon – 444 views

The cheer team dances.
The cheer team dances at halftime of the football game. The team had seven All-District cheerleaders this year. Photo courtesy of Mason Yearbook.

Mackinnon holistically reviews fall sports’ seasons. Again – subjectively.

All rankings and view counts are as of the time of publishing.