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

A football player runs.

Sam Mostow, Advertising & Social Media 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...

Clearing up those winter spirit week rumors. Maybe?

Basketball going through hoop

Olaiya Lewis, Staff Reporter

January 24, 2020

Every year students look forward to the Winter Pep Rally and Spirit week plans. This year it’s been hard to separate rumors from what is actually happening. Questions like: “When is the Winter Formal?” Or “Is there even a Winter Formal this year?”   Well here is your answer: after going throug...

New coaching staff leads Mustang Football to strong start

A coach and football player talking on the sidelines.

West Hagler, Staff Reporter

September 25, 2017

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

Students standing by their work of chalk art in front of the school.

Estelle Timar-Wilcox

September 18, 2017

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

Photo of computer screens

Anna DuBro

March 27, 2017

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

A sailboat in the water

Jessie Beddow

March 25, 2017

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”

Promotional photo from movie Moonlight

Liam Bridge

March 19, 2017

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

Students outside African-American Museaum pose for photo

Nhari Djan, Features Editor

March 17, 2017

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

Protestors wave signs

Grace Hughes

March 17, 2017

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

The bumper of a car

Sierra Sulc, Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2017

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

Students walk the senior hall

Kate Karstens, Editor-in-Chief

March 7, 2017

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...

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