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Feeling sour? Make sourdough

Tucker Ward, Staff Reporter December 7, 2020

Early in 2020, billions of people suddenly found themselves at home in quarantine. With extra time on their hands, the world collectively gained a new hobby: making bread. Though the sourdough craze...

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Pandemic puppies: A trend worth hopping on

Clara Kasik, Staff Reporter September 27, 2020

Finding a brightside during a global pandemic is not an easy thing to do. There's bad news left and right, not to mention the very limited social time everyone seems to have. But no need to worry--...

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

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...

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)

Julia Rosenberger: A quarantine Q&A

Eva Williams, Features Editor June 8, 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....

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Reading in Quarantine

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,...

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Movies to Watch in Quarantine

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...

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TV to Watch in Quarantine

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...

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Prom improvised: Mason students on dance’s cancellation

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...

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Mr. Singer: A quarantine Q&A

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...

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...

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...

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

Mrs. Lietzen: Day by day, stitch by stitch

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...

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