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The Capitol riot didn’t come out of nowhere

Sarah Lambert, Managing Editor January 12, 2021

“This isn’t who we are.” “This is not American.”  These are the kind of statements that have been echoed this past week following the desecration of the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump insurrectionists....

Residents of DC sit on the National Mall facing towards the White House on November 7, 2020, when most major news outlets called the election for President-elect Biden. Since then, President Trump has promoted conspiracies about election fraud, eventually leading to a rally inciting violence against the Capitol on January 6. Now, several Trump officials are resigning, citing President Trump's role in the violence. (Photo by Sequoia Wyckoff)

Resignation is the easy way out

Tucker Ward, Staff Reporter January 12, 2021

On Wednesday afternoon, we saw one of the worst attacks on American democracy since our nation's founding.  The insurrection came as a result of years of President Donald Trump fueling white supremacy,...

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A look back on the world events of 2020

Stella Turner, Features Editor December 31, 2020

A few obvious events come to mind when we think of how 2020 will go down in history. As the ongoing pandemic continues to occupy every portion of our lives, here’s a look back at ten major world events...

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Mason students react to Biden win

Sam Mostow, Advertising & Social Media Editor November 10, 2020

Falls Church City voted for former Vice President Joseph Biden with 81.7% of the vote. After a tiring few days of delayed results, Pennsylvania and its 20 electoral votes were called shortly before...

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How will Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation affect progressive issues?

Tucker Ward, Staff Reporter November 8, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett was officially sworn in as a justice of the United States Supreme Court on the evening of Monday, October 26. Barrett’s confirmation, which came less than two months after the death...

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10 ideas to deal with election stress

Audrey Morrison and Megan Clinton November 4, 2020

Many people are experiencing many different emotions right now with the uncertainty of the election. It's okay and normal to feel overwhelmed or stressed. Here are 10 ways you can cope or distract...

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Presidential debate recap: They finally grew up…sort of

Charlie Adams, Opinion Editor October 28, 2020

With just a few days until the election, Lasso Opinion Editor Charlie Adams shares his take on the final presidential debate. At times over the course of online learning we’ve all felt ourselves...

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Defining moments from Tuesday night’s Presidential Debate

Clara Kasik, Staff Reporter October 5, 2020

On Tuesday night, at 9 p.m., I tuned into NBC to watch the first presidential debate. It started with Joe Biden politely greeting Donald Trump, but the mood changed within the first five minutes. It...

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National poll worker shortage prompts political activism at Mason

Stella Turner, Features Editor September 28, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is still plaguing America, and the democratic process is not immune. 58% of poll workers in the 2018 midterm election were over 60 years old, according to the U.S. Election Assistance...

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Early voting begins, City Council race on Falls Church ballot

Sequoia Wyckoff, Editor-in-Chief September 18, 2020

Early in-person voting began this Friday for the November 3 election. For Falls Church City voters (including some GMHS seniors), the presidency, a US Senate seat and House seat, a City Council special...

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