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Reading in Quarantine

Book cover of One of Us is Lying

Olaiya Lewis, Staff Reporter

May 20, 2020

More of a book person? Looking for some great books to read in quarantine? We have a great selection for you! From dystopian adventures like Hunger Games, to thriller mysteries like One of Us is Lying, to dramas like American Royals we have got all the books you should read! We polled Mason students...

Movies to Watch in Quarantine

Promotional poster for Avengers Endame

Olaiya Lewis, Staff Reporter

May 20, 2020

Looking for some great movies to watch? You have come to the right place! From movies that keep you on the edge of your seat, to movies you will need tissues for we have got it all. We polled Mason students on the best movies to watch and here is what they said! ...

An evening in the shadow of Coach Bravin

Bravin talks to Dan Forgas

Sam Mostow, Sports Editor

February 27, 2020

I walked into the Pit sixty-three minutes before the start of the first game of Friday night’s boys and girls basketball playoff doubleheader. This evening, instead of being a casual fan, I was here to shadow Athletic Director Ms. Julie Bravin for the evening. After walking in, I was quickly greet...

New coach, new team

The basketball team gets ready for their game.

Carter Mackinnon, Staff Reporter

January 24, 2020

The George Mason boys varsity basketball team prepares to play their 15th game of the season against Central (Woodstock) tonight at 7:30 in the pit. After a 19-9 season last year, the Mustangs lost some key graduating seniors, including Max Ashton, Hollman Smith, Jay Nesson, Scott Graffam, Connor Fletchall...

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...

What makes Mason worth it

What makes Mason worth it

Maeve Keating, Staff Reporter

May 1, 2019

With all of the stress that comes along with being a student at Mason, it is important to remember the things that make coming to school a fun experience; unique to being a Mustang. Here are our top ten favorite things about coming to school. 1. Enrique the raccoon Around December, there was ...

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...

Sallah makes a racquet

Sallah makes a racquet

Allyson Kryk

February 26, 2017

Junior Yatou Sallah’s killer serve and ability to hit winners on any part of the court are enough to intimidate her opponents, but Sallah’s game and mental focus are vital to her role on the Mason girls varsity tennis team. Last season, Sallah moved up from the number two seed for singles to the num...

What is FCA?

What is FCA?

Korinne Wills

January 27, 2017

A small group of students trickle into the Aux Gym at the beginning of Mustang Block. They gather around a box of Dunkin Donuts and Cheese-it's, ready to talk about school… and God. FCA, or the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, is a global organization whose purpose is to bring together athletes w...

Mason falling apart

Damaged wall

Spencer Marcus

December 20, 2016

Throughout the fall months, Mr. Seve Padilla, Falls Church City Public Schools Director of Facilities and Security Services, gave tours of George Mason in order to bring attention to serious issues regarding the school's desperate need of maintenance repairs. Many students have noticed holes in the ceili...

Girls basketball is shooting for a good season

Basketball team in a huddle

Gabriella Stevens

December 9, 2016

It’s the beginning of December, which means the winter sports season is already in full swing, including the highly anticipated girls basketball season. “I feel like we are prepared, and we are going to be stronger,” junior point guard Nicole Bloomgarden said. Last season, Bloomgarden led the ...

George Mason hockey team prepares for a new season

George Mason hockey team prepares for a new season

Alex Kryazhev

November 15, 2016

The 9-1 loss to Robinson High School was devastating to the George Mason High School varsity hockey team as they did not begin the 2016-17 season with an encouraging victory. Many players walked into the locker room with their heads hanging low and a look of sheer disbelief on their faces. “Losing is...

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