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Mac Miller: Another casualty

Mac Miller: Another casualty

West Hagler, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2018


Filed under Features

Malcolm McCormick died of a suspected drug overdose on September 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. He was a 26 year old rapper who amassed a huge amount of success and critical acclaim in a career that ended far too early. He died while suffering from mental health issues, similar to the circum...

Out of my orbit – lessons about the Space Force and beyond

Out of my orbit – lessons about the Space Force and beyond

Miles Lankford

December 11, 2018


Filed under Features

A few weeks ago, NASA successfully launched its inSight lander to Elysium Planitia on the surface of Mars. Impressive and important things are going on in the aerospace world, and I was lucky enough to hear a little bit more about it. On a crisp autumn morning, instead of driving to school, I boa...

Short stack: Boys basketball preview

Short stack: Boys basketball preview

Caleb Parnell

December 7, 2018


Filed under Sports

As the George Mason boys varsity basketball team prepares to play their fourth game of the season tonight against Loudon County tonight at 7:30 in the pit, it’s important to notice the drastic difference in the team’s lineup this year. While the team sports some of the same talent as last year, i...

Sibling Rivalries: part 10

Sibling Rivalries: part 10

Megan Clinton, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018


Filed under Features

In this video we asked three groups of siblings a series of questions about their personalities. In this episode features Lauren and Emerson Mellon, Eleanor and Megan Kay, and Hunter and Maggie Hicks.

JV Show on life support

JV Show on life support

Liam Timar-Wilcox and Megan Clinton

October 31, 2018


Filed under News

We’ve all seen the numerous posts on Schoology about the JV show, the annual student talent show fundraiser, but these haven’t been really clear. The show has been postponed two times already and it has recently been rescheduled for December. Many students have been confused about why the JV sh...

Inherited Runners – The Next WAR Factor

Inherited Runners – The Next WAR Factor

Johnny Asel, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2018


Filed under (B)Asel Ball, Sports, Voices

CRACK! As Houston Astros catcher Evan Gattis’s line drive landed down the left field line, it brought both Andrew Cashner’s season and the Texas Rangers’ playoff hopes to their final games. The hit gave the Astros an 8-2 lead and they went on to win the game. The runners Cashner had left on f...

Mason political clubs gear up for the 2018 Midterms

Mason political clubs gear up for the 2018 Midterms

Colter Adams, Politics & Opinion Editor

September 26, 2018


Filed under News

With the traditional Midterm campaign season kicking off this past Labor Day, few states are bustling with as much political activity as Virginia. Of the eleven congressional districts in the state, four are considered very competitive, including the nearby 10th district, which encompasses parts of Fairfax...

Maybe Wild Horse Wednesdays aren’t such a bad idea

Maybe Wild Horse Wednesdays aren’t such a bad idea

Evan Jones, News Editor

September 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Last Wednesday, following block one, I mistakenly began heading towards the junior alcove, eager to enjoy my mustang block. Thankfully, I caught myself. I would have to wait an hour for mustang block; we had Wild Horse Wednesday. Like many other students, I was shocked by the sudden change in our schedul...

Top spirit week photos

Top spirit week photos

Sarah Lambert

September 20, 2018


Filed under Multimedia

Monday: Tacky Tourists Day Tuesday: America Day Wednesday: Hippie Day Thursday: 2000s Day Friday: Mason Day  ...

Mustangs rout Nelson County at Homecoming game

Mustangs rout Nelson County at Homecoming game

Sam Mostow, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2018


Filed under Sports

On the gloomy Friday night, September 14, with Hurricane Florence moving away from Falls Church and Homecoming had student spirit high, George Mason (3-0 overall, 1-0 in Bull Run District) demolished the Nelson County Governors (1-3 overall, 0-1in Bull Run District), in a dominating 48-0 win. Led by s...

Tension at the first junior “class conversation”

Tension at the first junior “class conversation”

Colter Adams, Politics & Opinion Editor

September 20, 2018


Filed under News

“I want you to remember- when you forget to do your homework. What are you gonna do the next day? Are you gonna ask a friend?” Laughter and whispering broke out in the Junior class, quickly stifled by stern glances from several nearby teachers. But it was too late. The damage had already been done...

Dear Falls Church parents: chill out

Dear Falls Church parents: chill out

West Hagler, Staff Reporter

September 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

wish I was a kid during the 1980’s. Not because of the mullet, leg warmers, corny romantic comedies, or the Pet Shop Boys (those I can do without). Instead, I wish that my friends and I could have the freedom that so many of our parents experienced.

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