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Mustang Insider 2019

Editorial Board May 30, 2019

Welcome to the Mustang Insider – the Lasso’s annual profile series. This year, we take a deeper look at some of the people in our school community whose stories inspire and entertain us. Click on an...

Call of the Wild: Erik Martin

Call of the Wild: Erik Martin

Johnny Asel, Staff Reporter May 30, 2019

I have been the teammate of Erik Martin almost every year since we were twelve. Through the years, from Little League All-Stars to the Varsity baseball team, he has never seemed to change as a person....

Community Gal: Claire Frisbie

Community Gal: Claire Frisbie

Sam Mostow, Advertising & Social Media Editor May 30, 2019

I thought I knew my Language and Literature 9 teacher Mrs. Claire Frisbie fairly well. As I walked into her classroom to interview her, she greeted me with her trademark smile. As we walked over...

Behind the Spotlight: Nina Rifkin

Behind the Spotlight: Nina Rifkin

Maansi Suri May 30, 2019

When I interviewed Mason junior Nina Rifkin in the library, I thought it would be hard because I was interviewing her about theater, which was something I don’t know much about. It turns out that...

Boy stands on a boat, holding a fish.

Gone fishing: William Rambo

Liam Timar-Wilcox, News Editor May 30, 2019

If you’ve ever met freshman William Rambo, the conversation has probably turned to one thing: fishing. He’s known for his love of the sport, and frequent mentions of his many experiences with catching...

Teacher, Coach, Professional Football Player: Jason Perkins

Teacher, Coach, Professional Football Player: Jason Perkins

Kat Cooper, Staff Reporter May 30, 2019

While I waited for my interview with Mr. Perkins, I occupied myself with watching his fish. He has three bettas. My friend Anton was with me at the time, and as he walked around the tanks, the pink one...

Student sitting at the light board.

Lights, Action: Sam Klemic

Erin Dean, Editor-in-Chief May 29, 2019

Mason theater is renowned for its impeccable performances, its talented cast, and its amazing singers, yet what is lesser known is the work that the stage crew puts in to make the theater department...

Meghan sits at a piano in the studio practicing her music.

Twin Sister, Singer, Songwriter: Meghan Carroll

Emmy Reitinger , Staff Reporter May 28, 2019

As I sat down with sophomore Meghan Carroll during Mustang Block in the math hallway, I could tell she was a little nervous about being interviewed, so I thought I would start out with an ice breaker....

Truth or Fiction: Mr. Silver

Truth or Fiction: Mr. Silver

West Hagler, Staff Reporter May 28, 2019

Marc Silver is a bit of a mystery. He’s one of the newest teachers on the staff, only starting as a chemistry teacher in 2017. As a new teacher, there is little verified information about his background...

Man drinking from a mug.

What’s the deal: Mr. Deal

Elisabeth Snyder, Staff Reporter May 28, 2019

During this Tuesday Mustang Block, Mr. Deal’s corner desk is, as usual, covered with papers. There are bits of LSU gear (a scarf, a mug) and on top of the bookshelf, with everything from treatises on...

Bald men in the basement: Mr. Eric Duchaj and Mr. Jon Pepper

Bald men in the basement: Mr. Eric Duchaj and Mr. Jon Pepper

Sierra Sulc, Editor-in-Chief May 28, 2019

Tucked deep in the depths of George Mason high school, way down in the HyC, there are two bald men in the basement. It may sound like the beginning of a horror movie, but if you’ve ever taken a HyC...

Cartwheeling around the world: Nastia Piontkivska

Cartwheeling around the world: Nastia Piontkivska

Emma McDonald , Staff Reporter May 24, 2019

For most people who have had the experience of moving, it can be hard and stressful. Moving to another place with new people and a new environment is hard and adjusting can be mentally taxing. However,...

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