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Unpopular opinion: The battle bus can wait

Unpopular opinion: The battle bus can wait

Truman Lapp

November 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It was an average day. I was waiting at the bus stop, looking forward to talking with my friends about the upcoming school day. But when I saw them turn the corner, I knew that wasn’t going to happen today. Those glazed eyes, staring straight down into their phones, could only mean one thing: Fortnite Season 6 had just been released.

Northside Social: Falls Church’s Newest Coffee Spot Reviewed

Northside Social: Falls Church’s Newest Coffee Spot Reviewed

James Weichert, Contributor

September 24, 2018


Filed under Features

You come back from your summer break and you’re looking to start the new school year on the right foot. That means new school supplies, new clothes, and a perhaps even a new study routine. If that’s the case, why not take an hour or two to visit Northside Social, the newest coffee shop in The Little City. The café, which doubles as both a bakery and full-service restaurant, opened this June.

Promparazzi blog 2018

Promparazzi blog 2018

Rachel Doornbosch

May 18, 2018


Filed under News

All photos by Rachel Doornbosch and Sarah Lambert.

Chalk for action: student walkout on Columbine anniversary

Chalk for action: student walkout on Columbine anniversary

Rachel Doornbosch

April 30, 2018


Filed under News

About 100 students walked out to protest gun violence in schools and to remember the 19th anniversary of the Columbine, Colorado school massacre on Friday, April 20 at 10 a.m.  This particular act was part of a national walkout and was organized by the GM Students Demand Action Club. Those walking out ...

“Okay High School, lunchtime over”: Mr. Ron Henderson

“Okay High School, lunchtime over”: Mr. Ron Henderson

Rachel Doornbosch

April 26, 2018


Filed under Features

The story behind the real voice of George Mason “Okay High School, lunchtime over. Let’s keep this Monday moving.” I sigh. Lunch was definitely way too short today. I grab my trash, miserably attempt to chuck it in the trash can, but turn around embarrassed as it completely misses the bin. ...

Scenes from the 2018 Rebound Week Pep Rally

Scenes from the 2018 Rebound Week Pep Rally

Rachel Doornbosch

February 12, 2018


Filed under News

Last Friday, February 9, Mason held a teacher vs. student basketball game in spirit of the annual Rebound Week Pep-Rally. This week was dedicated to re-energize students after a stressful week of midterm exams. The pep rally also included a showdown between the two final teams from last week’s dodgeb...

Love Running: Valentine’s Day 5k at Mason this Saturday

Love Running: Valentine’s Day 5k at Mason this Saturday

Rachel Doornbosch

February 9, 2018


Filed under News

Since last spring, the class of 2020 has been piloting the MYP Personal Project; a year-long project that is spent on doing something students are passionate about. The students will display their projects in a showcase on March 13. Inspired by her sister, Jacqueline, who participated in both cro...

Volleyball finishes in Regionals for third straight year

Volleyball finishes in Regionals for third straight year

Rachel Doornbosch

November 22, 2017


Filed under Sports

The George Mason volleyball team (13-8) advanced into the 2017 post-season with tremendous momentum. After beating long-time rivals and returning district champion team Rappahannock County on Tuesday October 24, they were sure to win it all. They went on to upset Clarke County, another rival team, in four...

Scenes from Mustang Volleyball v. Strasburg 9/28/17

Scenes from Mustang Volleyball v. Strasburg 9/28/17

Rachel Doornbosch

October 9, 2017


Filed under Gallery, Sports

The Mustangs shut down the Strasburg Rams in three consecutive sets on Thursday September 28. With a record of 8-5 now, they prepare to host Clarke County on Tuesday October 10 and Central Woodstock on Thursday October 12 as they enter the second round of regular season. ...

High school in America

High school in America

Rachel Doornbosch

July 13, 2017


Filed under Features

One newcomer's perspective on the mythic American experience High School Musical. I bet all of you have heard of it and most of you have probably watched all the movies too. Think about the cliquey cafeterias, yellow school buses and football games... those were my expectations of high school in A...

22 years at Mason, many more abroad

22 years at Mason, many more abroad

Rachel Doornbosch

June 15, 2017


Filed under News

Director of Counseling Ms. Amy Kurjanowicz is retiring after 22 years with the Falls Church City schools. Her departure means the end of an era, a long professional career, but it also marks the beginning of a new personal adventure. More than 20 years ago, Kurjanowicz moved to the Washington area...

Do-it-yourself Dilao

Do-it-yourself Dilao

Rachel Doornbosch

April 21, 2017


Filed under Features

I knew Andrea Dilao was a legend even before I met her for an interview. Andrea Dilao, who wears the title “Miss Mason,” is not only famous for her outstanding work for the Student Council Association (SCA), but also for her role as a volleyball captain, her excellent tennis skills, and the fact tha...

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