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Over a year after the COVID-19 pandemic began, AP and IB exams are a little scrambled.

What’s going on with AP and IB exams?

Isabel Costa, Staff Reporter March 25, 2021

With the third quarter coming to an end, students are beginning to plan and prepare for their final AP and IB exams. Luckily for IB students, almost all exams have been cancelled and an alternate grading...

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Mason students adjust to a new year-long grading system

Emma Roncoroni, Staff Reporter February 17, 2021

GMHS has switched to a year-long grading system for the 2020-2021 school year. In previous years, course grades have been calculated by semester, but this new system aligns our district closer to the...

Senior Dani Valderrama rests during a free block (Photo by Colter Adams).

We deserve senioritis

Colter Adams, Managing Editor February 18, 2020

A shrill arpeggio tugged at my mind until I was lucid, and reaching wildly around in an effort to silence the alarm. The time was 7:20 am. I cursed the fact that the extra twenty minutes I gave myself...

The Album of Kendrick Lamar

Teach me Kendrick Lamar PLEASE

Jay Nesson, Staff Reporter March 1, 2019

It seems that I was born two years early because Kendrick Lamar is set to be taught in classrooms for years to come. The famous rapper Kendrick Lamar, known for his inspirational songs for the black...

Infographic by Fernanda Molina

The Old and the New: changes in courses for 2018-2019 school year

Fernanda Molina, Editor-in-Chief April 16, 2018

Next year’s schedule might be in some people’s minds as the school year gets closer to its end.  With the restructuring of entire departments and new rules being added, there a few things that students...

MYP Personal Project Logo and link to intro video

The personal project, explained

Fernanda Molina, Editor-in-Chief April 17, 2017

Are you ready, freshmen? We all have to do a “personal project” next year. Build a boat. Interpretive dance. Write a novel. Whatever topic you choose, you will be working on this project until next...

Is the IB Diploma right for you?

Is the IB Diploma right for you?

Fernanda Molina, Editor-in-Chief January 24, 2017

George Mason High school has been a national leader and innovator in establishing the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. Recently, the  Falls Church City Public School District (FCCPS) has been...

Why I don’t hate IB

Why I don’t hate IB

Kate Karstens, Editor-in-Chief January 24, 2017

Yeah, yeah, everyone hates IB. Let’s rant about it in every single class and complain about their adherence to rubrics and grades while telling us to take risks. Heck, I even wrote a piece last year...

A photo of the Mason IB Coordinator at his desk.

IB or not to be

Rebecca Horovitz November 8, 2016

George Mason High School is well-known for its highly esteemed International Baccalaureate (IB) program.  But less publicized are the negative side affects of this program on students. The requirements...

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