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Hungry and stuck at home? Here’s Falls Church’s best takeout


Isabel Costa and Clara Kasik

September 3, 2020

Thinking about what to get for your family's next takeout night while supporting local businesses? The Lasso has you covered. Pizzeria Orso - Pizzeria Orso is a classic Falls Church favorite and our go-to for Italian pizza. They offer delivery or takeout and you can still order any of your favorites - pizza, pasta, salads, and desserts. ...

Reading in Quarantine

Book cover of One of Us is Lying

Olaiya Lewis, Staff Reporter

May 20, 2020

More of a book person? Looking for some great books to read in quarantine? We have a great selection for you! From dystopian adventures like Hunger Games, to thriller mysteries like One of Us is Lying, to dramas like American Royals we have got all the books you should read! We polled Mason students...

Movies to Watch in Quarantine

Promotional poster for Avengers Endame

Olaiya Lewis, Staff Reporter

May 20, 2020

Looking for some great movies to watch? You have come to the right place! From movies that keep you on the edge of your seat, to movies you will need tissues for we have got it all. We polled Mason students on the best movies to watch and here is what they said! ...

TV to Watch in Quarantine

Promotional poster for All American

Olaiya Lewis, Staff Reporter

May 20, 2020

Getting bored in quarantine? Has it been too long since you sat down and watched a good tv show? Here are some great options for tv shows to watch if you're looking to be entertained while stuck inside your house! We put out a poll to the student body to see what shows they were watching and here are t...

Quaranteens Blog #1: Looking On The Bright Side

Quaranteens Blog #1: Looking On The Bright Side

Truman Lapp and Jack Calabrese

May 12, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has definitely been an experience that we would all like to be over. Most people are tired of being quarantined at this point and want to go back to their normal lives. However, when the quarantine ends is out of our control. Right now, all we can do is try and make the most of ...

The effect that the cancellation of spring sports had on Mason

Softball players kneel and listen

Megan Clinton, News Editor

April 23, 2020

After Governor Ralph Northam announced that all Virginia schools must be closed for the rest of the school year due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Virginia High School League (VHSL) announced that spring sports and activities were canceled. Most teams didn’t get the chance to officially st...

Ashley Zigler: Finding joy in uncertainty

Girl walks her dog

Sequoia Wyckoff, Editor-in-Chief

April 20, 2020

On Wednesday, I got a letter in the mail - a card from junior Ashley Zigler, in big flair-pen handwriting. On the back was a printed out meme about the Bon Appetit Test Kitchen, a cooking YouTube Channel she loves. I laughed out loud - somehow, even in quarantine and amidst all the uncertainty, Ashley...

Our city in photos: Falls Church under stay-at-home orders

West Broad street is empty

Anna Tarter, Managing Editor

April 7, 2020

Communities across the globe have been hit by growing Coronavirus concerns, and Falls Church is no exception. Local businesses and restaurants have altered their set-ups to accommodate recent changes, and many people appear to be avoiding public spaces. Here are a few images of what our City looks like: ...

Stuck at home? Here’s how we’re entertaining ourselves.

While you're social distancing, our sports editor Sam recommends The Good Place on Netflix. (Photo via

Editorial Board

April 2, 2020

If you're home social distancing, you can only re-watch your favorite show so many times - it's time to branch out. The Lasso Editorial Board has put together their best recommendations for your viewing, reading, and listening pleasure. Erin Dean (Editor-in-Chief): In case you are one of the seemingly few people ...

Mason needs to implement universal pass/fail

Lasso's weekly word logo

Editorial Board

April 2, 2020

The case for universal pass/fail grading In a classroom, students are on as level a playing field as schools can manage: quiet work environments, quality internet access, minimal personal life distractions, and the opportunity to interact with teachers as closely as needed. It’s fair to give grades ...

Satire: The Universe reveals that March was all just an April Fool’s Day prank

Coronavirus Disease 2019. (Photo Courtesy of U.S. Air Force)

Sam Mostow and Liam Timar-Wilcox

April 1, 2020

The Universe revealed that March was one massive, cruel April Fool's Day prank after one of the longest, most chaotic months to date. In its apology statement, The Universe agreed to rewind the world back to the start of 2020. "Sorry, y'all, I didn't know that I would cause all of this," The Universe...

Satire: Ways to take advantage of quarantine

Hand sanitizer on a counter

Sam Mostow, Advertising & Social Media Editor

April 1, 2020

With school closed for the rest of the year due to the coronavirus outbreak, things are looking pretty bleak. However, it’s not all bad! Here are some ways to take the bad circumstances of this outbreak and put it to your advantage: Fudging your resumé If you’re planning on applying for college soon, ...

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