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“Write and write and write”: Maryn Hiscott

“Write and write and write”: Maryn Hiscott

Estelle Timar-Wilcox

April 25, 2018


Filed under News

I know freshman Maryn Hiscott from Nine Muses literary magazine meetings, where she’s often one of the first to show up and quick to offer insight on poems or stories being edited. She sat across from me for our interview in her distinctive denim jacket, covered in pins featuring everything from Star ...

Girls basketball closes season one point short from State Final

Girls basketball closes season one point short from State Final

Estelle Timar-Wilcox

March 15, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Mason girls basketball team ended their season by a single point to Buffalo Gap in the state semifinal game on Tuesday, March 6, after leading by six points in the last quarter. “It definitely was disappointing that we lost so close to the end,” senior forward Jenna Short said. ”We wanted ...

Saturday Learning Lounge, a student service

Saturday Learning Lounge, a student service

Estelle Timar-Wilcox

March 9, 2018


Filed under News

As second semester starts, you’re probably getting back into the usual student routine of cramming your hours of weekend homework into Sunday nights. If you need a little extra motivation to finish homework, extra help on an assignment, or just some time set aside to work, the Saturday Learning Lou...

Be nice to everyone (yes, even freshmen)

Be nice to everyone (yes, even freshmen)

Estelle Timar-Wilcox

February 16, 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. My first day of high school was pretty memorable. I’ll never forget the sleepless night before, walking to school with a frie...

A recap of week one

A recap of week one

Estelle Timar-Wilcox

September 17, 2017


Filed under News

The school year kicked off on Tuesday September 7 without a hitch... or, well, almost. The week was the usual ordeal of new classes, new students, readjusting to the school schedule, and a few firsts for Mason. Here’s a recap of the first week back in school. Where’s the chalk? Any students...

Girls track: varied events, victorious results

Girls track: varied events, victorious results

Estelle Timar-Wilcox

February 26, 2017


Filed under Sports

Charlotte Crum joined the track team last year as a freshman, looking to improve her running skills and keep busy. She quickly became the Mason track team’s fastest 400m runner. She placed second in the 400m at the VHSL State Meet as a freshman with a time of 60.2 seconds, less than a second away fr...

Opinions from Mason’s Trump supporters

Opinions from Mason’s Trump supporters

Estelle Timar-Wilcox

January 30, 2017


Filed under News

It probably doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone that Mason leans liberal. The Lasso’s mock election showed that 75% of the school was in support of Hillary Clinton, with only 16.5% of the responders choosing Donald Trump. The Lasso also endorsed Clinton for president and published multiple opinio...

Mike’s Deli to relocate across the street from Mason

Mike’s Deli to relocate across the street from Mason

Estelle Timar-Wilcox

November 11, 2016


Filed under News

Mike’s Deli is one of the most popular lunch and snack spots in Falls Church. Voted the best sandwich shop in the city by the Falls Church News Press for five straight years, it is rare to go to Mike’s Deli without seeing another Mason student. The restaurant recently announced their plans to move into the f...

7 Mason sports games you can’t miss this fall

7 Mason sports games you can’t miss this fall

Estelle Timar-Wilcox

September 8, 2016


Filed under Sports

School may only be starting up this month, but Mason athletes have been training and practicing all through August to prepare for this season’s games and meets. To make cheering on the mustangs easier, we’ve found the top most competitive and exciting games and meets to come watch over the next few...

Making a difference at Mason and the community

Making a difference at Mason and the community

Estelle Timar-Wilcox

May 11, 2016


Filed under Uncategorized

With the stress of school and time-consuming clubs, it’s always surprising to meet someone who also manages to get  involved with the community, and Camile Borja is definitely one of those people. Going into our conversation, I had little to no knowledge of her – based on a friend’s brief de...

Mason students sharing the [g]love as winter approaches

Mason students sharing the [g]love as winter approaches

Estelle Timar-Wilcox

December 15, 2015


Filed under News

It’s the time of year when cold weather starts rolling in and students are impatiently anticipating their winter break. Along with the excitement comes the Share the [G]love drive, the annual community outreach program organized by the George Mason SCA. For the third year in a row, Mason is holding a drive to collect gently used socks, gloves, and other small winter clothing items...

Visions of a new George Mason

Visions of a new George Mason

Estelle Timar-Wilcox

November 6, 2015


Filed under News

While Falls Church public schools are widely praised, there’s something off-putting about dodging the recycling bins catching ceiling leaks in the bathrooms. Students and community members feel that GM building needs to be rebuilt or at least renovated. The current high school was built in 1952, and after ove...

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