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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...

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...

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 the coronavirus outbreak

Hand sanitizer on a counter

Sam Mostow, Sports 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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