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Robotics wins gold

Robotics wins gold

Alek Schultz

April 1, 2019

Vae Victis, George Mason High School’s Robotics team, won gold on Sunday, March 24, at the Chesapeake district competition in Oxon Hill, Maryland. The team was hungry for a win after losing the best-of-three final at the previous district championship in Haymarket by one point in two games. With a ...

Remaking the MakerSpace: Mason’s most underrated opportunity

Remaking the MakerSpace: Mason’s most underrated opportunity

Jessie Beddow

February 10, 2018

“I want students to know they are meant to feel welcome here,” Senior Freddie Bruner said. I was sitting on a bright red stool next to Freddie, de facto leader and facilitator of the MakerSpace, in a room bursting with materials and tools. To my left were drawers stuffed with fabric supplies, se...

The robotastic Carter Fendley

The robotastic Carter Fendley

Fernanda Molina, Managing Editor

April 24, 2017

Try to think of one activity you do for more than 300 hours every year. I bet you can’t. Luckily for you, I know Carter Fendley, who can actually recall that he spends over 300 hours a year on robotics. Carter Fendley was born in Fairfax, Virginia and is a lifer in FCCPS. He is a well-kn...

‘Botics with Boesen

‘Botics with Boesen

Evelyn Duross

April 21, 2017

As a kid who was only allowed thirty minutes of screen time everyday, Erik Boesen has defeated the odds to become what many teachers and students at Mason call tech savvy. Computer science is not cut out for everyone, so when I asked what made Erik stick with the subject and what made it so specia...

Robotics team finishes stellar season

Robotics team finishes stellar season

Erik Boesen

May 6, 2016

The most successful season in the history of George Mason High School’s Robotics team is in the books. Team 1418 finished in 12th placed and ended up captaining the 8th-seeded alliance at the World Championships in St. Louis, Missouri, over the weekend of April 27-30. The team had a record-setting season overall...

1418 Wins Big at District Tourney

1418 Wins Big at District Tourney

Erik Boesen

March 10, 2016

Update (March 14): Over the weekend of March 12-13, Team 1418 scored another first place victory at the Washington, D.C. district competition, and will continue to the regional competition in April. The weekend of March 4-6 was a banner one for the George Mason Robotics Team 1418. Competing in the FRC district competition at...

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