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Woman stands with other protestors holding signs about refugees.

Vote in the primaries. They’re important.

Elisabeth Synder June 10, 2019

Right now, the news cycle is consumed with the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries. Joe Biden entered the third presidential race of his career after much anticipation. Bernie Sanders entered...

The U.S. Department of Agriculture building in Washington, D.C. The USDA is one of the 430 departments, agencies, and sub-agencies that make up the federal bureaucracy, which collectively employs 2.5 million people and manages trillions of tax dollars. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

The Federal Bureaucracy: imperfect, but indispensible

Colter Adams, Managing Editor September 24, 2018

The recurrent laryngeal nerve, which supplies motor function to the larynx, is one of the strangest fixtures of human anatomy. Instead of connecting the brain directly to the larynx, it first takes an...

School Board candidate compilation 2017

Get to know your School Board candidates

Editorial Board October 30, 2017

With School Board elections set to take place on November 7, The Lasso reached out to all six candidates. We asked them to identify two of the following seven issues facing FCCPS which they find to be...

Donald Trump

Opinion: Is Trump’s softening on key issues a good thing?

Colter Adams, Managing Editor December 22, 2016

Now that the initial shock of Donald Trump winning the election has more or less subsided, outrage, protest and rallying seems to have been replaced by complacency and the phrase repeated by so many...

Mason and the majority: Election 2016

Mason and the majority: Election 2016

Fernanda Molina, Editor-in-Chief November 29, 2016

After six days of polling, the 176 GM students who responded to The Lasso’s Mock Election survey selected Hillary Clinton as their choice as the President of the United States. The Lasso released...

A photo of Donald Trump on the left, and Hilary Clinton on the left.

Why this year’s election is important

Anna DuBro November 4, 2016

[column size=one_half position=first ] Madam President: Why this election is important for women by Anna DuBro I hung a Hillary Rodham Clinton (HRC) poster in my room in 2014, proudly announcing my...

The Lasso endorses Clinton for president

The Lasso endorses Clinton for president

Editorial Board November 2, 2016

Each week, the Lasso Editorial Board will comment on an issue that is relevant to the students at George Mason High School. We strive to present a student-oriented opinion about topics big and small that...

An interactive chart to access the mock election.

Falls Church 2016 election ballot explained

Fernanda Molina, Editor-in-Chief October 31, 2016

The Presidential Election is just around the corner. In the Falls Church ballot there is a section with lengthy questions and they need explaining. The 2016 Falls Church ballot has four sections,...

College students holding posters advocating the right to vote.

Despite low turnout, student votes are critical

Fernanda Molina, Editor-in-Chief October 31, 2016

With the general election only days away, high school students across the country are preparing to exercise their right to vote. These students will be making a decision to vote between the five presidential...

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