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The truth about College Board

The truth about College Board

Colter Adams, Politics & Opinion Editor

January 3, 2019


Filed under Opinion

It's that time of year again. As a junior, I can’t spend more than five minutes in the hallway without hearing my friends anxiously comparing PSAT results, and debating what constitutes a “good score,” or what qualifies for “National Merit Scholarship.” Eventually, they get tired of co...

Our future is haunting our present

Our future is haunting our present

Sneha Parthasarathy

May 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Ever since I was five years old, family, friends, and strangers have asked me what I want to be when I grow up. First, I would have answered “an astronaut.” Over time, my answer changed to a teacher, then a scientist, and so on. Now, I’m no closer to deciding my career path than my five-year o...

Three sports, one athlete: ‘Athletic Freak’ Roou

Three sports, one athlete: ‘Athletic Freak’ Roou

Jack Felgar

April 6, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Friday night lights shine down on the Mustang star football player as he runs through defenders. The crowd cheers the 195 lb wrestler pins his opponent. The stands unleash a worrisome “ooooh” as the Mason lacrosse defender levels an opponent who unwisely chose to take him on.   All of th...

From the court to the Naval Academy: Shaun Rodock

From the court to the Naval Academy: Shaun Rodock

Evelyn Duross

November 16, 2016


Filed under Features

At George Mason High School, our principal, Mr. Matt Hills, set a standard in the school for all students to excel in mind, body, and character. In this series, The Lasso looks for students who excel in these different yet equally valuable areas. This week, The Lasso digs deeper with senior Shaun Rodoc...

The stress of applying to college

The stress of applying to college

David Martinez

November 13, 2016


Filed under Features

November is now upon us, and as the autumn leaves sink onto the yellowing grass, high school seniors all around the country sink into aging office chairs to continue the college application process. Each new year brings new surprises, and often the same old problems. “I work with my dad, and sometimes I have ...

New college counselor takes over as college season ramps up

New college counselor takes over as college season ramps up

Allyson Kryk

April 5, 2016


Filed under News

Spring is here and GMHS students are flocking to meetings with their counselors to prepare for the next school year. Between class schedules and college recommendations to SAT’s and ACT’s, our newest college counselor, Ms. Jennifer Fletcher tackles these questions while learning the ropes of Mason. Flet...

Mason expands opportunities with new Dual Enrollment options

Mason expands opportunities with new Dual Enrollment options

Dorian Charpentier

March 3, 2016


Filed under News

The price of college is climbing every year and daunting for parents as they look into college for their students, however, GM is now offering the opportunity for students to obtain a General Education Certificate while still in high school. This certificate is equivalent to one year of college allowing...

To wanderers with new horizons

To wanderers with new horizons

Gabriel Brown

January 6, 2015


Filed under Features

College visits can overwhelm and excite The point of a college visit is to see if you will like your possible future home and school. It??s all about picturing yourself happy and comfortable there. If you can??t do that, then the college probably isn??t a good match. When thinking about college visits, be sure to keep some questions and tips in mind. As a teen go...

Why Mason does not rank its students

Why Mason does not rank its students

Dorian Charpentier

January 1, 2015


Filed under Features

George Mason High School does not send anyone??s class rank to colleges because ranking can hurt good students. Mason is an exceptional school, and as such, many have high GPAs. So, anyone with a slightly lower, but still high GPA would see a lot of students rank before him or her. ??We??re tryi...

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