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New coaching staff leads Mustang Football to strong start

New coaching staff leads Mustang Football to strong start

West Hagler, Staff Reporter

September 25, 2017


Filed under Sports

The 2017 football season is underway and with it comes a huge change in the Mason football program. George Mason High School has hired six new varsity coaches, with the head coach position being filled by former assistant coach Adam Amerine. Amerine has been coaching at Mason for 19 years, and was promote...

A recap of week one

A recap of week one

Estelle Timar-Wilcox

September 17, 2017


Filed under News

The school year kicked off on Tuesday September 7 without a hitch... or, well, almost. The week was the usual ordeal of new classes, new students, readjusting to the school schedule, and a few firsts for Mason. Here’s a recap of the first week back in school. Where’s the chalk? Any students...

The 18 Year Old Declaration makes me feel 8

The 18 Year Old Declaration makes me feel 8

Anna DuBro

March 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

I love being 18. I’m excited to be able to vote. I can buy lottery tickets and drive after midnight. I can get selected for jury duty and must now make my own doctor’s appointments. I am an adult. I, however, cannot sign myself out of school. This year, the “Adult Student Acknowledgement of Righ...

Around the world in 7 years: Meet Rivers Hoag

Around the world in 7 years: Meet Rivers Hoag

Jessie Beddow

March 25, 2017


Filed under Features

I looked to the sophomore girl sitting next to me at the new student orientation in early September and asked where she came from. “Well, I’ve actually been living on a boat for the past seven years,” she replied. At first, I thought she was joking; maybe even breaking the ice at our table of...

Movie Review: “Moonlight”

Movie Review: “Moonlight”

Liam Bridge

March 19, 2017


Filed under Features

Movie Director Barry Jenkins has not only created a movie that any audience member can connect with, but also a movie igniting great empathy for its characters. “Moonlight” is the story of an African American man named Chiron. The film depicts three pivotal and liminal stages in his life – childhood,...

Mason’s Black Student Union visits the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Mason’s Black Student Union visits the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Nhari Djan, Features Editor

March 17, 2017


Filed under News

An appropriate way to end Black History Month, students in the Black Student Union (BSU) were given the opportunity to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Tuesday, February 28. The BSU was started up this year by President and founder Adwoa Ankuma and Vice-President Annabelle...

No hate, no fear

No hate, no fear

Grace Hughes

March 17, 2017


Filed under News

On January 29, thousands of people lined the DC streets leading up to the White House, nine out of ten holding up brightly colored signs and chanting “No hate, no fear, refugees are welcome here.” This impromptu protest was created as a Facebook event hours after the ban was enacted and attracted over 8,00...

Parking lot disputes reignited

Parking lot disputes reignited

Sierra Sulc, Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2017


Filed under News

The age old issue of parking privileges has been brought up once again in 2016-17. This is no surprise considering that parking spots are limited and there are arguments over them nearly every year, often accompanied by harmless pranks on junior cars. Who gets to park where? Are juniors allowed to park...

Iconic Duos: Jacob and Lucas

Iconic Duos: Jacob and Lucas

Kate Karstens, Editor-in-Chief

March 7, 2017


Filed under Features, News

In this series by Lasso editor, Kate Karstens, well-known senior iconic duos in Mason are featured. This week, the spotlight is on Jacob Zorniak and Lucas Zullo. If you believe that you are a member of an iconic duo or know of one, please email [email protected] It’s hard to find someone who would rather hang out with their friend and his dad than...

Girls track: varied events, victorious results

Girls track: varied events, victorious results

Estelle Timar-Wilcox

February 26, 2017


Filed under Sports

Charlotte Crum joined the track team last year as a freshman, looking to improve her running skills and keep busy. She quickly became the Mason track team’s fastest 400m runner. She placed second in the 400m at the VHSL State Meet as a freshman with a time of 60.2 seconds, less than a second away fr...

Armstrong strong-arms to the top

Armstrong strong-arms to the top

Hannah Seiken

February 26, 2017


Filed under Sports

Spring is quickly approaching, and with it a variety of spring sports, including girls soccer. For the varsity team, junior Izzy Armstrong is the 2017 player to watch. Armstrong has been on the varsity soccer team since her freshman year, and was on junior varsity as an eighth grader. She regularly...

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