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Language barriers broken to create lasting friendships

Language barriers broken to create lasting friendships

Grace Tarpgaard

November 14, 2018


Filed under News

Late last month, Mason said “bonjour” and welcomed exchange students from Alexandre David Neel School in Dignes-les-Bains, in the south of France. These students traveled to the U.S. to spend ten days with a host family and experience American culture. From touring the Capital to shadowing their ...

Exchange programs are worth it

Exchange programs are worth it

Erin Dean, Managing Editor

May 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Everyone dreams of being able to travel one day - to experience different cultures, meet diverse people, eat new food and see fascinating landscapes. Yet for most people, traveling is a distant hope for the future. For me, this dream has been realized. From March 24-April 6 of this year, I, along...

Dancing til she drops: Kaya Chun

Dancing til she drops: Kaya Chun

Erin Dean, Managing Editor

April 26, 2018


Filed under Features

Ballerinas: Classy, poised, and graceful. Kaya Chun: not exactly that. This is not a bad thing in the slightest though. In fact, Kaya Chun is actually an extremely skilled dancer with an amazing talent: balancing the life of a ballerina and the life of a regular teenager. Chun, a freshman at George Mason, has been d...

5 winter DIYs your holiday season would be incomplete without

5 winter DIYs your holiday season would be incomplete without

Erin Dean, Managing Editor

December 17, 2017


Filed under Features

Bored during the winter break? Try these five winter-themed DIY crafts to compliment the holiday season. Clothespin Wreath Cheap, cute, and fun, this wreath will always make your door or window look authentic and festive. With only three simple materials, a clothespin wreath would be a fun craft for any age, and fits for any season. ...

Why you should be grateful for Thanksgiving

Why you should be grateful for Thanksgiving

Erin Dean, Managing Editor

November 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In 1621, the pilgrims and Native Americans met in Plymouth, Massachusetts, to have what is now known as the first Thanksgiving. The infamous meal represented the unity of two opposites and started what would become America as we know it today, a melting pot and community of different cultures. Yet w...

Mason lends a helping hand for hurricane relief

Mason lends a helping hand for hurricane relief

Erin Dean, Managing Editor

October 20, 2017


Filed under News

With many areas recently ravaged by hurricanes, the Hurricane Relief Project at Mason are organizing a fundraiser on Saturday, October 21 from 8am - 4pm to raise money for those in need of basic necessities after losing almost everything. This fundraiser comes at an important time following the...

Chile Exchange Program returns to Mason

Chile Exchange Program returns to Mason

Erin Dean, Managing Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under News

The Chilean exchange program has returned to Mason this for the first time since 2015 with 21 Chilean students and two teachers traveling up from Trewhela’s School in Santiago, Chile. 18 host families have taken in these students and will be sharing their homes with them from September 9-22. Trewhela’s S...

Speech superstar

Speech superstar

Erin Dean, Managing Editor

April 25, 2017


Filed under Features

Grace Keenan has a lot to say. Even by the simplest questions like, “Can you describe yourself in three words?” she talked on for about 3 minutes. This shouldn’t be seen as a bad thing though. She just has a lot to say. So maybe it’s fitting that she’s on the speech team, a club at GM t...

Australians visit will be a koala-ty time

Australians visit will be a koala-ty time

Erin Dean, Managing Editor

April 6, 2017


Filed under News

Students from Gungahlin College in Canberra, Australia will be visiting George Mason this Friday, April 7, to tour the school, meet the students, and introduce the teachers to Australian Rules football. “They wanted to see if they could just come by and see what we do and, in a way, expose thems...

Lunch time!

Lunch time!

Erin Dean, Managing Editor

March 31, 2017


Filed under News

GM’s Northrip authors and directs spring play “Middle school is hard,” said theater teacher and director of this year’s play, Lunch!, Mr. Shawn Northrip. Unlike plays in George Mason’s past, Lunch! has a special tie to the GM community. Besides its relatability to every student’s middle school lunch experience, the playwrig...

Sports events to watch in 2017

Sports events to watch in 2017

Erin Dean, Managing Editor

March 30, 2017


Filed under Sports

Although not a World Cup or Olympics year, 2017 still holds a plethora of annual sporting events such as March Madness in college basketball, the Masters in professional golf, and the Super Bowl. With the variety of different tournaments being held the debate remains, which will be the most popular?...

The bests and the many, many worsts from the 2017 Grammys

The bests and the many, many worsts from the 2017 Grammys

Erin Dean, Managing Editor

March 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The Grammys - the biggest night for music of the whole year. In past years, there have been wacky outfits, accidental (and not so accidental) swearings, and of course the common technical difficulties. This year wasn’t any different. In fact, this year's will probably be remembered for everything bu...

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