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An ode to the green bubble: why Android isn’t as bad as iPhone users think

An ode to the green bubble: why Android isn’t as bad as iPhone users think

Zach Jepson, Staff Reporter

September 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion

With Google just releasing beta Android P, I’ve decided to highlight Android, and it’s users around Mason. iPhone users, in a way, have this misconception that they’re “better” or “superior” to the Android community without really knowing anything about Android.

Unpopular opinion: Snapchat sucks.

Unpopular opinion: Snapchat sucks.

Zach Jepson

April 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

“Unpopular Opinions” are exactly that. These opinions are those of the authors alone, and do not represent the opinions of The Lasso or of George Mason High School. You’d have to be living under a rock if you don’t know what Snapchat is. The messaging and photo sending app is popular amon...

Vlad, not Vladimir!

Vlad, not Vladimir!

Zach Jepson

April 26, 2018


Filed under Features

One of the first things I clarified was his name: not Vladimir, just Vlad. Junior Vlad Munteanu has traveled practically everywhere – Vietnam, Japan, Belgium, and the Netherlands, to name a few. Vlad is of Romanian descent and he also speaks the Romanian language, he introduced himself "Eu sunt Vla...

Hypebeast at Mason

Hypebeast at Mason

Zach Jepson

April 24, 2018


Filed under Features

For as long as high school has existed, clothing has been everything for high schoolers. Everyone wants the nicest, most "expensive" clothing on the market. Students want designer clothes and accessories. Earlier in the year, a new trend began rather quickly: the "hypebeast" trend. The term “hypebeas...

Does the government really see everything you do?

Does the government really see everything you do?

Zach Jepson

April 9, 2018


Filed under Features

Several countries including the United States practice what is known as internet censorship and surveillance. In these nations, the government monitors and screens information for possible threats to the government or country. This is generally abused in oppressive governments – yet even the U.S. is guilty...

China’s technology is on the rise

China’s technology is on the rise

Zach Jepson

November 20, 2017


Filed under Features

China is a country we hear a lot about. China-United States relations have always been rocky and unpredictable. However, before we look the other way, you should know China is a world power. The U.S. and Chinese markets are the largest in the world with millions, if not billions, of consumers. But w...

Popular messaging apps

Popular messaging apps

Zach Jepson

November 16, 2017


Filed under Features

Messaging apps are the new landline. We all use them in one way or another. But which ones are the most popular? The vast majority of the world is online and being online means communicating with people. Upon researching the most used messaging services I settled on the following: WhatsApp, WeChat, S...

iOS 11 refreshes the user experience

iOS 11 refreshes the user experience

Zach Jepson

October 5, 2017


Filed under News

Apple has just released their operating system, iOS 11, on September 19, 2017. This year's update is feature-filled and will definitely have you downloading the update immediately. Apple released public beta testing for iOS 11 in July of 2017 and released at least 10 public beta before releasing ...

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