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Umika Pathak, Contributor

June 23, 2020

Umika Pathak is a rising senior at GMHS. She serves on the senior class SCA. A favorite joke of the Mason student body is the issue of diversity in Falls Church. We are a wealthy and predominantly white community which perhaps offers up some hardy comedic material. I too laugh at these jokes, a...

Hundreds walk in Falls Church Black Lives Matter march

Hundreds walk in Falls Church Black Lives Matter march

Charlie Adams and Sequoia Wyckoff

June 5, 2020

On Thursday, June 4, hundreds of George Mason students and other Falls Church community members participated in the Falls Church Black Lives Matter Unity Walk. The event was organized by sophomores Ariana Hameed and Sarah Ettinger. The march was one of many demonstrations throughout the countr...

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Editorial Board

June 3, 2020

Racism exists in America, in Virginia, in Falls Church City, and in the culture of George Mason High School. But non-black students at Mason are not often forced to confront that racism. Because of the work of black activists and allies, over the past week and a half, there has been an overwhelming ...

Virginia shouldn’t honor Confederate leaders

A statue of Confederate president Jefferson Davis which had been vandalized with the phrase “this is racist.”

Stella Turner, Features Editor

February 21, 2020

Republican Virginia Delegate Wendell S. Walker proposed a bill in late January in the hopes that it would keep Democrats from demanding the removal of Confederate statues. In spite of Walker’s intentions, many Democrats have supported House Bill 1305, which requests that a prominent statue of form...

An investigation of hate groups in Northern Virginia

Richard Spencer speaks on a stage at an alt-right conference in November of 2016.

Evan Jones, News Editor

March 9, 2018

In recent decades, statistics indicate that Northern Virginia has become home to reliably liberal voters. In the past three presidential elections, heavily populated counties like Fairfax, Arlington, and Falls Church City have led the historically conservative state to support the Democratic candidat...

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