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High praise for Hills

High praise for Hills

Kate Karstens, Editor-in-Chief

May 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

I see our principal every single day. I’m pretty sure his secretary, Ms. Flanigan, has seen me so often that she can identify how urgently I need him merely based on my face and how I knock on the door. Maybe one third of the time, he’s in his office, surrounded by papers, a phone buzzing and a w...

Historically fabulous

Historically fabulous

Kate Karstens, Editor-in-Chief

April 25, 2017


Filed under Features

He hikes up his left pant leg and crosses it over his right, exposing his worn-down black slip-ons, and moves his hands over his mouth in anxious anticipation. He waits for one of his students in IB HL World History to answer the thrilling question of why Joseph Stalin had so rigorously attached hims...

Iconic Duos: Lydia and Bridgett

Iconic Duos: Lydia and Bridgett

Kate Karstens, Editor-in-Chief

April 5, 2017


Filed under Features

What has freckles, a comedic boyfriend, long hair, a constant smile on their face, and has played lacrosse all over? This week’s iconic duo: Lydia Gorman and Bridgett Rorrer. This pair has been mistaken for twins on a regular basis, and their similar sense of humor, future plans, and support for o...

Don’t “Get Out” of the theater

Don’t “Get Out” of the theater

Kate Karstens, Editor-in-Chief

March 8, 2017


Filed under Features

I have never squirmed so much in my entire life. Ordinarily, I can comfort myself in horror movies because ghosts aren’t real, people don’t have chainsaws for hands, and there are no such things as demon sharks. The problem with watching a present-day slave auction scene is that I can’t say it ...

Iconic Duos: Jacob and Lucas

Iconic Duos: Jacob and Lucas

Kate Karstens, Editor-in-Chief

March 7, 2017


Filed under Features, News

In this series by Lasso editor, Kate Karstens, well-known senior iconic duos in Mason are featured. This week, the spotlight is on Jacob Zorniak and Lucas Zullo. If you believe that you are a member of an iconic duo or know of one, please email [email protected] It’s hard to find someone who would rather hang out with their friend and his dad than...

Bond-ing defense: Reed Bond leads boys lacrosse into the 2017 season

Bond-ing defense: Reed Bond leads boys lacrosse into the 2017 season

Kate Karstens, Editor-in-Chief

February 26, 2017


Filed under Sports

In an effort to score on the varsity Mason boys lacrosse team, you have to go through one of the strongest defenders in the area: Reed Bond. And chances are you won’t get through. Bond is a junior and is leading not only the defense, but the rest of the team into a winning season, if Bond’s predictions...

Iconic Duos: Jack and Grinden

Iconic Duos: Jack and Grinden

Kate Karstens, Editor-in-Chief

February 24, 2017


Filed under Features

In this series by Lasso editor, Kate Karstens, well-known senior iconic duos in Mason are featured. This week, the spotlight is on Jack Rasmussen and Grinden Collins. If you believe that you are a member of an iconic duo or know of one, please email [email protected] You’re eating in the alcove when suddenly, you spill your yogurt out of fright. Why ar...

Iconic Duos: Zach and Brendon

Iconic Duos: Zach and Brendon

Kate Karstens, Editor-in-Chief

February 3, 2017


Filed under Features

In this series by Lasso editor, Kate Karstens, well-known senior iconic duos in Mason are featured. This week, the spotlight is on Zach Lang and Brendon Smith. If you believe that you are a member of an iconic duo or know of one, please email [email protected] An evident trend in the past editions of Iconic Duos has been childhood friendships, and...

Iconic Duos: Korinne and Sydney

Iconic Duos: Korinne and Sydney

Kate Karstens, Editor-in-Chief

January 27, 2017


Filed under Features

In this series by Lasso editor, Kate Karstens, well-known senior iconic duos in Mason are featured. This week, the spotlight is on Korinne Wills and Sydney Marple. If you believe that you are a member of an iconic duo or know of one, please email [email protected] Sydney Marple mumbled something inaudible to Korinne Wills, while waving an apple in fro...

Scenes from Mason Wrestling Senior Night (1/24/17)

Scenes from Mason Wrestling Senior Night (1/24/17)

Kate Karstens, Editor-in-Chief

January 26, 2017


Filed under Sports

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Boys soccer strives for five; girls back again for number ten

Boys soccer strives for five; girls back again for number ten

Kate Karstens, Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2017


Filed under Sports

In last year’s All-Met section of the Washington Post, 2016 senior captain of the GMHS varsity boys soccer team, Grant Goodwin, was credited for his role in Mason’s four consecutive state championship titles. “Without Goodwin,” the Post wrote, “George Mason’s 2A supremacy would come apart at the...

Why I don’t hate IB

Why I don’t hate IB

Kate Karstens, Editor-in-Chief

January 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Yeah, yeah, everyone hates IB. Let’s rant about it in every single class and complain about their adherence to rubrics and grades while telling us to take risks. Heck, I even wrote a piece last year complaining about the IB society. But hold onto your hats everyone, because for once, I have someth...

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