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TiKa Wallace: New York Times photographer

TiKa Wallace: New York Times photographer

Sequoia Wyckoff

November 29, 2018


Filed under Features

TiKa Wallace didn’t go to Homecoming this year - she was out of town. “When I came back to school, I said I was up in New York visiting family,” she said. “I wasn’t telling [anyone] that I got this job for the New York Times.” Wallace, a senior at Mason, worked for the New Yor...

The Not So Tough “Tough Loss”

The Not So Tough “Tough Loss”

Johnny Asel, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2018


Filed under (B)Asel Ball

Terminology: WAR = Wins Above Replacement, single number to estimate the value of a player. MVP = Most Valuable Player award, awarded to one player from each league at the end of the season. ERA = Earned Run Average, how many earned runs a pitcher allows per nine innings. Game score = A metric tha...

The Rays’ Reliever Revolution

The Rays’ Reliever Revolution

Johnny Asel, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2018


Filed under (B)Asel Ball

Even before a pitch was thrown in spring training, it was already decided that the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees would make the playoffs. Both the Red Sox and Yankees had made the playoffs in 2017 and acquired MVP-caliber players (JD Martinez and Giancarlo Stanton, respectively) in the offseason....

This year’s Halloween Hootenanny includes…

This year’s Halloween Hootenanny includes…

Emmy Reitinger, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2018


Filed under News

West Hagler

West Hagler

October 2, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

Jay Nesson

Jay Nesson

October 2, 2018


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$250 dollars for a parking space: where does the money go?

$250 dollars for a parking space: where does the money go?

Fernanda Molina, Managing Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under News

It’s September, so naturally, students are complaining about parking at GMHS. “No. That’s too much money. I don’t want to pay for that. I walk,” said senior Izabella Sisson. Throughout the years, the price for the parking spaces at GM has risen significantly. In 1999, students paid a fee of $1...

A Day in the Life of the Life Skills Students

A Day in the Life of the Life Skills Students

Fernanda Molina, Managing Editor

June 14, 2018


Filed under News

You have probably been stopped by Will in the hallway to show you a video of cool car tricks or to tell you, “You’re pretty.” You have surely heard Tommy talk about his love for the Metro, or seen Lucas with his bright colorful shoes and dyed hair. Although these students may not necessarily be in your daily classes, they are very involved in the Mason community and have a packed schedule with various different activities every day.

“Yo quisiera ser un patine para viajar”: Sra. Planas

“Yo quisiera ser un patine para viajar”: Sra. Planas

Fernanda Molina, Managing Editor

April 26, 2018


Filed under Features

With Cuban quilts, Spanish motivational posters, and a desk packed with white paper all around, Spanish teacher Sra. Suzanne Planas’ room is filled with a sense of culture, creativity, and love. Since youth, she’s had a desire for a career in the field of education. Before beginning the interview, I asked Sra....

Strategy, success, and States

Strategy, success, and States

Fernanda Molina, Managing Editor

April 23, 2018


Filed under Sports

The varsity girls lacrosse team made Mason history last season by earning a trip to the 4A State Championship. With only nine seniors left, Coach Courtney Gibbons plans to take the trip to the State Championships again on her 11th year of coaching at GM. “I think its made a lot of us step up into...

The Old and the New: changes in courses for 2018-2019 school year

The Old and the New: changes in courses for 2018-2019 school year

Fernanda Molina, Managing Editor

April 16, 2018


Filed under News

Next year’s schedule might be in some people’s minds as the school year gets closer to its end.  With the restructuring of entire departments and new rules being added, there a few things that students might want to consider when picking out courses for next year. According to Director of Counseling Ms. Ilan...

Arts in the Little City

Arts in the Little City

Fernanda Molina, Managing Editor

April 3, 2018


Filed under Features

Opened just about a year ago, The Falls Church Arts Gallery is a brand new edition to downtown Falls Church  that offers a wide range of art events and classes to all members of the community. The Falls Church Gallery of Arts, a non-profit, community based arts and education program, is located o...

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