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Fencing finds Mason

Fencing finds Mason

Emmy Reitinger, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2018


Filed under News

As I stepped into the room, I was surprised by how many people had shown up. The room was packed full with eager faces- some new, some experienced- all ready for an hour and a half of fencing. This marked the first fencing club meeting at George Mason. Fencing involves two competitors who use the...

Women’s basketball needs to be as big as men’s

Women’s basketball needs to be as big as men’s

Sam Mostow, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2018


Filed under Sports

Women’s sports have always played second fiddle to their male counterparts. This is especially true for the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and the National Basketball Association (NBA), the parent organization of the WNBA. The women work just as hard as the men, sometimes playing i...

Mason World Cup predictions

Mason World Cup predictions

Evan Jones, News Editor

June 14, 2018


Filed under Sports

The 2018 World Cup kicks off on Thursday, June 14. Lasso reporters Erin Dean and Evan Jones checked in with fellow Mustangs for their predictions about how it will turn out.

Soccer versus school: Cole Hellert

Soccer versus school: Cole Hellert

Evan Jones, News Editor

April 26, 2018


Filed under Features

It’s 25 degrees outside and snowing. The snow rages and with little signs of it letting up. School is cancelled. Most students would take this opportunity to curl up in bed for at least a few more hours. However, as I quickly learned through my conversation with him, sophomore Cole Hellert is diffe...

Who reads the Lasso?

Who reads the Lasso?

Evan Jones, News Editor

April 23, 2018


Filed under Features

For any news source, it is crucial to understand the readership base and their opinions. From there, sources can evaluate and improve their content accordingly. These findings can reveal interesting information about the public and how it consumes media. The Lasso recently sent out reporters and conducte...

What’s going on with the School’s Budget?

What’s going on with the School’s Budget?

Evan Jones, News Editor

March 10, 2018


Filed under News

Every year, our local government undergoes the task of establishing the following year’s budget. The City Council appropriates the city’s funds, but not before discussions are held with almost every political figure in our city. One of the government establishments with a large stake is our own s...

An investigation of hate groups in Northern Virginia

An investigation of hate groups in Northern Virginia

Evan Jones, News Editor

March 9, 2018


Filed under News

In recent decades, statistics indicate that Northern Virginia has become home to reliably liberal voters. In the past three presidential elections, heavily populated counties like Fairfax, Arlington, and Falls Church City have led the historically conservative state to support the Democratic candidat...

Do we really need grades?

Do we really need grades?

Evan Jones, News Editor

December 18, 2017


Filed under News

"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. Grades are Good Your grades are letting you down By Evan Jones I understand the occasional hatred of grades as...

Partisanship is the real reason our government is not protecting the environment

Partisanship is the real reason our government is not protecting the environment

Evan Jones, News Editor

December 4, 2017


Filed under Opinion

15,364 scientists from over 184 countries signed an open letter on November 13 expressing concerns with the damage done to the environment.  The scientists claim that the environment’s capacity for life has worsened since 1992, when a similar letter was released by the Union of Concerned Scientis...

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