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Mustang Insider 2018

Mustang Insider 2018

Editorial Board

April 26, 2018


Filed under Features

Welcome to the Mustang Insider - the Lasso's annual profile series. This year, we take a deeper look at some of the people in our school community whose stories inspire and entertain us. Click on an image below to explore the series. Leave us comments! Photos and photo editing by Tenzin Namgyel Photo collag...

On school lockdown procedures: An editorial explanation

On school lockdown procedures: An editorial explanation

Editorial Board

March 23, 2018


Filed under News

Recently, The Lasso published a student opinion regarding student procedures during a school lockdown drill. While this is the opinion of one student, we want to make public the official school policy in the student handbook regarding lockdown drills. It reads as follows: During lock-downs, bad weather drills, or shelter in place exercises, students mus...

Where did all the hype go?

Where did all the hype go?

Editorial Board

February 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It seems that, suddenly, students at Mason lack school spirit. This became apparent to us by the empty seats we saw at last week’s Rebound Week Pep Rally, and the apathetic conversations we hear about the spring Sadie Hawkins dance. We get it. School is hard. You have homework, jobs, all your...

Mason student testifies to Virginia Assembly

Mason student testifies to Virginia Assembly

Editorial Board

February 2, 2018


Filed under News

George Mason junior Erik Boesen appeared before the Virginia State House Delegation last Wednesday, January 24, to testify on behalf of a bill that would help underserved communities receive funding for engineering and robotics programs in schools. Boesen is an active member of the GM Robotics team. The ...

Weekly Word: Dear Seniors…

Weekly Word: Dear Seniors…

Editorial Board

December 4, 2017


Filed under Opinion

*This editorial was originally published December 9, 2015. We have decided to reprint it now because we feel the sentiments are appropriate for this year.  Each week, a member of the Lasso Editorial Board will comment on an issue that is relevant to the students at George Mason High School. We str...

Questions for school board candidates we REALLY want answers to

Questions for school board candidates we REALLY want answers to

Editorial Board

November 4, 2017


Filed under News

One week prior to the local elections of 2017, The Lasso hosted all six candidates for Falls Church City School Board in a forum in the GMHS auditorium. Over one hundred students came during third block, making up the highest turn out for the Falls Church school board candidates throughout their race. Candidates...

Get to know your School Board candidates

Get to know your School Board candidates

Editorial Board

October 30, 2017


Filed under News

With School Board elections set to take place on November 7, The Lasso reached out to all six candidates. We asked them to identify two of the following seven issues facing FCCPS which they find to be the most pressing. New and/or improved high school Teacher salaries IB School system Gro...

Greg Anderson, candidate for School Board 2017

Editorial Board

October 27, 2017


Filed under Election

Greg Anderson We asked Greg Anderson to prioritize two top issues he would address as a school board member, as well as provide information regarding his background in education.   New and/or improved high school We need a new high school because our current school has insufficient ca...

Alison Kutchma, candidate for School Board 2017

Editorial Board

October 26, 2017


Filed under Election

Alison Kutchma We asked Alison Kutchma to prioritize two top issues she would address as a school board member, as well as provide information regarding her background in education.   Resource management The most pressing issue facing our schools is resource management.  The most impor...

Shannon Litton, candidate for School Board 2017

Editorial Board

October 26, 2017


Filed under Election

Shannon Litton We asked Shannon Litton to prioritize two top issues she would address as a school board member, as well as provide information regarding her background in education.   New and/or improved high school I support to bond referendum to build a new George Mason High School....

Shawna Russell, candidate for School Board 2017

Editorial Board

October 26, 2017


Filed under Election

Shawna Russell We asked Shawna Russell to prioritize two top issues she would address as a school board member, as well as provide information regarding her background in education.   New and/or improved high school Although I believe that a new high school is our most pressing need in ...

Richard Crespin, candidate for School Board 2017

Editorial Board

October 26, 2017


Filed under Election

Richard Crespin We asked Richard Crespin to prioritize two top issues he would address as a school board member, as well as provide information regarding his background in education. Improving the City’s confidence in the School Board When polls close on November 7, we will know if we...

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