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School name changed to Meridian High School

Megan Clinton and Sam Mostow April 28, 2021

After months of community debates and committee meetings, the School Board voted 5-2 Tuesday night to change the name of George Mason High School to Meridian High School. The new name will go into effect...

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Mustangs weigh in on proposed school names

Megan Clinton and Audrey Morrison April 22, 2021

Next week, The Falls Church City School Board will be voting on the new names of George Mason High School and Thomas Jefferson Elementary School. This comes after the name change committees for each school...

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School renaming committees are set, first meetings this week

Stella Turner, Features Editor February 9, 2021

On December 8, 2020, the Falls Church School Board unanimously voted to change the names of Thomas Jefferson Elementary School and George Mason High School. The vote polarized the Falls Church community,...

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Mason students “ecstatic…proud…frustrated” at name change decision

Anna Tarter, Managing Editor December 10, 2020

On Tuesday, the Falls Church City School Board voted unanimously to rename George Mason High school and Thomas Jefferson Elementary school. For more information about the decision, click here. Here’s...

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School Board votes unanimously to change names of Mason and Jefferson

Sequoia Wyckoff, Liam Timar-Wilcox, and Sam Mostow December 9, 2020

On December 8, the School Board voted unanimously to change the names of Thomas Jefferson Elementary and George Mason High School.  This vote was a major step in a months-long process beginning in...

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Change the names and don’t stop there

Editorial Board October 16, 2020

George Mason and Thomas Jefferson were slave owners. They bought, sold, and traded humans as property. Their participation in America’s racist history should not be honored in any way in our schools....

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Birthday shoutout: George Mason

Leana Sapp January 4, 2017

Students got cake on Friday, December 9 in remembrance of George Mason’s birthday, but most students at George Mason High School don’t know about the man whom our school is named after. “I think...

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