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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...

Julia Rosenberger: A quarantine Q&A

Julia Rosenberger (second from right) had to take her graduation pictures at home, along with the rest of the Class of 2020. (Photo courtesy of Julia Rosenberger)

Eva Williams, Features Editor

June 9, 2020

What do you miss the most about Mason? I miss the homey atmosphere at Mason. Everyone knows each other and it’s impossible to walk down the halls without being greeted by a teacher or a student. After being at Mason for four years, I have met so many amazing people that I wasn’t ready to let...

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! ...

TV to Watch in Quarantine

Promotional poster for All American

Olaiya Lewis, Staff Reporter

May 20, 2020

Getting bored in quarantine? Has it been too long since you sat down and watched a good tv show? Here are some great options for tv shows to watch if you're looking to be entertained while stuck inside your house! We put out a poll to the student body to see what shows they were watching and here are t...

Prom improvised: Mason students on dance’s cancellation

A far-away shot of the Lincoln Memorial

Anna Tarter, Managing Editor

May 19, 2020

According to junior Ashley Zigler, “Prom is one of those checkpoints of high school we looked forward to all year." However, with the closure of schools and school functions due to COVID-19, high schoolers across the nation were forced to improvise. For some Mason students, this involved taking pictures a...

Mr. Singer: A quarantine Q&A

father and child in a mirror

Charlie Adams, Opinion Editor

May 16, 2020

Students are not alone in undergoing changes associated with new online teaching and quarantine. Teachers are also having to adapt and get creative when it comes to organizing class and supporting their students. Here’s history and TOK teacher Mr. Singer’s take on quarantine life: Holding b...

Quaranteens Blog #1: Looking On The Bright Side

Quaranteens Blog #1: Looking On The Bright Side

Truman Lapp and Jack Calabrese

May 12, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has definitely been an experience that we would all like to be over. Most people are tired of being quarantined at this point and want to go back to their normal lives. However, when the quarantine ends is out of our control. Right now, all we can do is try and make the most of ...

Top 10 things I’ve done out of boredom

Top 10 things I've done out of boredom

Ella Gilmore, Staff Reporter

May 4, 2020

Over the past couple of months, we’ve all gotten very annoyed, impatient, and bored. In fact, I’m so bored, I would bet money that I’m more bored than you. Just kidding... somewhat. Anyway, here’s a list of the top ten things I’ve done out of pure boredom, ranging from something I’d most like...

Mrs. Lietzen: Day by day, stitch by stitch

In quarantine, Mrs. Lietzen keeps busy and creative by embroidering. (Photo courtesy of Kelsey Lietzen)

Eva Williams, Features Editor

May 4, 2020

While names roll into the sidebar of the Big Blue Button conferences, English teacher Mrs. Lietzen likes to chat with her students about how they’ve been doing and keeping themselves busy. She’ll smile on her video cam at their responses and rotate her camera to show her dog, Harper. It’s ...

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