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VHSL adopts third model of reopening, postpones all sports until December

A football player runs.

Sam Mostow, Sports Editor

July 27, 2020

In a 34-1 vote on Monday, the Virginia High School League voted to adopt the third model of reopening high school sports for the upcoming school year, postponing all sports until at least December and adopting a schedule of condensed seasons. The schedule allows for winter sports (list winter sports) to ta...

It’s official: FCCPS will begin the school year with virtual learning

school board on Zoom

Sequoia Wyckoff, Stella Turner, and Liam Timar-Wilcox

July 24, 2020

In a virtual School Board meeting on July 23, the board unanimously passed a motion endorsing FCCPS Superintendent Dr. Peter Noonan’s recommendation for the first nine weeks of the school year to operate fully online. The motion, as announced by board member Philip Reitinger, reads: “Given that ...

Julia Rosenberger: A quarantine Q&A

Julia Rosenberger (second from right) had to take her graduation pictures at home, along with the rest of the Class of 2020. (Photo courtesy of Julia Rosenberger)

Eva Williams, Features Editor

June 9, 2020

What do you miss the most about Mason? I miss the homey atmosphere at Mason. Everyone knows each other and it’s impossible to walk down the halls without being greeted by a teacher or a student. After being at Mason for four years, I have met so many amazing people that I wasn’t ready to let...

Local Businesses are still working, despite COVID-19

Photo of a restaurant with no cars in the parking lot, and no customers inside. An open sign on the door lists the ways that they are still providing business.

Liam Timar-Wilcox, News Editor

June 8, 2020

Virginia has issued restrictions on all non-essential businesses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the pandemic, local businesses in and around Falls Church have continued to work through means such as delivery and pickup.  Restaurants have been finding new ways to continue to pro...

Hundreds walk in Falls Church Black Lives Matter march

Hundreds walk in Falls Church Black Lives Matter march

Charlie Adams and Sequoia Wyckoff

June 5, 2020

On Thursday, June 4, hundreds of George Mason students and other Falls Church community members participated in the Falls Church Black Lives Matter Unity Walk. The event was organized by sophomores Ariana Hameed and Sarah Ettinger. The march was one of many demonstrations throughout the countr...

Mason student jobs transformed

Girl with computer

Sequoia Wyckoff, Sam Mostow, and Carter Mackinnon

May 28, 2020

Anuragi Thapliya: CodeNinjas Junior Anuragi Thapliya wasn’t working before the shutdown. In December, she had stopped signing up for shifts at her summer 2019 job at CodeNinjas to make more time for her schoolwork. Now, under quarantine, she leaves Skype calls with friends to log into work - a ...

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...

Mr. Singer: A quarantine Q&A

father and child in a mirror

Charlie Adams, Opinion Editor

May 16, 2020

Students are not alone in undergoing changes associated with new online teaching and quarantine. Teachers are also having to adapt and get creative when it comes to organizing class and supporting their students. Here’s history and TOK teacher Mr. Singer’s take on quarantine life: Holding b...

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 ...

Quarantine recommendations for every quarantine mood

Quarantine recommendations for every quarantine mood

Audrey Morrison, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2020

If you’re feeling hopeless: Fleabag, Matt Maltese - Bad contestant If The Office and Orange Is the New Black had a colder, more depressed, British lovechild it would slightly resemble Fleabag. The main character that we only know as “Fleabag” tries to cope with her lonely existence by m...

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