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Hybrid learning begins at a new GMHS

Sequoia Wyckoff and Sam Mostow February 27, 2021

On Tuesday, February 23, hybrid learning began at GMHS, and many students attended in-person classes for the first time since the initial shutdown due to COVID-19 on March 12. The second cohort of...

Hybrid learning will begin on February 23rd, with students in group B attending in person classes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Students in group C will attend in person classes on Thursdays and Fridays. (Photo by Charlie Adams)

Hybrid learning: What is it going to look like?

Megan Clinton, News Editor February 22, 2021

It has been said many times, but this past year of our lives has been full of unexpected challenges and changes. Due to the mitigation strategies that will be put in place to make students and staff...

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Mitigation strategies still need to be taken seriously

Elizabeth Creed, Staff Reporter February 21, 2021

With students set to return to in-person learning on February 23, many are excited to regain some sense of normalcy. However, in order to continue forward with our plans, we all need to remember to...

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Not your typical Mason swim season

Ella Gilmore, Staff Reporter February 3, 2021

While swimming may not be the first thing that comes to mind for many people in the middle of winter, it certainly does for those on the George Mason swim team. However, this year provided a set of...

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Dr. Noonan announces new reopening plan, with return set for week of February 22

Kaylah Curley and Megan Clinton February 1, 2021

On January 22, Superintendent Dr. Peter Noonan announced that most FCCPS students will remain in virtual instruction until the week of February 22. Dr. Noonan said in his Friday lookahead that he...

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An inside look at a COVID-19 era boys basketball game

Sam Mostow, Advertising & Social Media Editor January 24, 2021

  Both the boys JV and varsity basketball games on January 15 against Skyline deserved a proper audience. It’s truly a shame that almost nobody could see them in person. Skyline won the hard-fought...

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Editorial: GMHS should not begin Hybrid phase-in next week

Editorial Board January 21, 2021

In this week’s “Wednesday Lookahead,” Superintendent Dr. Peter Noonan announced that grades 6-12 will likely start phasing into a hybrid learning structure in the next few weeks, starting with grades...

This Holiday season will be different than any other. Here are 4 ways to make the Holidays a little more safe. (Graphic by Matthew Lin)

3 ideas for a COVID-safe holiday season

Kaylah Curley, Staff Reporter December 22, 2020

The holidays are a time where you spend time with family. This year, many are adapting their celebrations due to the pandemic. The CDC recommends that for this holiday season, people should not travel,...

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All school to remain virtual until 2021

Sam Mostow and Megan Clinton December 6, 2020

Due to the significant rise in COVID-19 cases in the Fairfax Health District, FCCPS Superintendent Dr. Peter Noonan announced on Wednesday all academic activities will remain virtual through Winter...

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Editorial: Make smart choices so we can go back to school

Editorial Board November 21, 2020

Distance learning sucks. This is not the fault of George Mason or FCCPS as a whole, both of which have handled distance learning very well, especially given the circumstances. But it sucks. Every day,...

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5 ideas for a Covid-19 friendly Halloween

Kaylah Curley, Staff Reporter October 25, 2020

Halloween is coming up and no one knows what to expect due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Halloween 2020 takes place on a Saturday so there is no need to worry about staying up late for school the next...

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Cross country up and running

Eli Wildman, Staff Reporter October 21, 2020

With fall sports pushed back to the spring, it seems strange to see a team of runners on the track of George Mason high school training, but the cross country team is already up and running (no pun...

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