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School name changed to Meridian High School

Megan Clinton and Sam Mostow April 28, 2021

After months of community debates and committee meetings, the School Board voted 5-2 Tuesday night to change the name of George Mason High School to Meridian High School. The new name will go into effect...

Mustangs weigh in on proposed school names

Mustangs weigh in on proposed school names

Megan Clinton and Audrey Morrison April 22, 2021

Next week, The Falls Church City School Board will be voting on the new names of George Mason High School and Thomas Jefferson Elementary School. This comes after the name change committees for each school...

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School renaming committees are set, first meetings this week

Stella Turner, Features Editor February 9, 2021

On December 8, 2020, the Falls Church School Board unanimously voted to change the names of Thomas Jefferson Elementary School and George Mason High School. The vote polarized the Falls Church community,...

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FCCPS needs to put its money where its mouth is

Audrey Morrison, Staff Reporter December 17, 2020

The School Board has announced that they plan to move forward in the future to implement anti-racism practices and policies. As a student at GMHS, this is so wonderful to hear. But as much as the School...

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Let’s talk about surveys

Sam Mostow, Advertising & Social Media Editor December 16, 2020

There has been a lot of discussion about surveys in the past couple weeks in Falls Church. When discussing the necessity of changing the names of George Mason High School and Thomas Jefferson Elementary...

A sign advertising the new high school, which the School Board voted to change the name of earlier this month. (Photo by Sequoia Wyckoff)

The name change decision should have fallen on the city

Eli Wildman, Staff Reporter December 16, 2020

I believe in justice.  I believe in equality.  I believe that all Americans should be treated equally under the law.  I believe that we are moving in the right direction toward justice.  I also...

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Mason students “ecstatic…proud…frustrated” at name change decision

Anna Tarter, Managing Editor December 10, 2020

On Tuesday, the Falls Church City School Board voted unanimously to rename George Mason High school and Thomas Jefferson Elementary school. For more information about the decision, click here. Here’s...

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Name change resources and opportunities opened to the public

Megan Clinton, Harshini Velmurugan, and Ella Gilmore October 19, 2020

The Falls Church City School Board opened up a survey for students, parents, staff, and other members of the community to express their opinions on whether or not George Mason High School and Thomas...

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Change the names and don’t stop there

Editorial Board October 16, 2020

George Mason and Thomas Jefferson were slave owners. They bought, sold, and traded humans as property. Their participation in America’s racist history should not be honored in any way in our schools....

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Cost analysis of name change should happen before public survey

Sam Mostow, Advertising & Social Media Editor September 18, 2020

The school board is moving along with the process to decide if the names of George Mason High School and Thomas Jefferson Elementary School should be changed. Next in the process is a survey asking the...

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Let’s talk about race. In class.

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...

A sign advertising the new high school, which the School Board voted to change the name of earlier this month. (Photo by Sequoia Wyckoff)

Redirect name change efforts to meaningful alternatives

Olivia Pilson, Contributor June 23, 2020

Olivia Pilson is a rising senior at GMHS. She is the president of the Mustang Ambassadors program. Educating students on racism and slavery in this country and emphasizing the importance of diversity...

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