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The First 12 Minutes: surviving school shootings

Safety officer and teacher in school classroom with desks barricading the door.
March 7, 2019

For years, school shootings have dominated the news. There have been calls for bans on bump stocks, stricter background checks, and more comprehensive mental health resources. After the shooting at Columbine...

Two months since the tragedy, how much has changed?

Two months since the tragedy, how much has changed?
April 14, 2018

Two months ago, a wave of devastation spread from Parkland, Florida that turned into something quite unusual: power. Students all around the country gathered as one to fight against guns. This started...

Students participate in National Walk Out (3/14)

Sophomore Summer Daniels holding the microphone for junior Amanda Byrne who is reading a eulogy off for one of the Parkland shooting victims.  (Photo by Tenzin Namgyel)
March 27, 2018

On March 14 at 10 a.m., exactly one month after the Parkland shooting, thousands of schools participated in a national walk-out to honor the victims and tighter gun restrictions, including George Mason....

We should run, not hide during a lockdown

We should run, not hide during a lockdown
March 21, 2018

“Unpopular Opinions” are exactly that. These opinions are those of the authors alone, and do not represent the opinions of The Lasso or of George Mason High School. In the event of a school shooting,...

Guns do not make schools any safer

A Guns at School sign.
March 15, 2018

The recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida sparked nationwide conversations regarding gun safety in schools.To combat this ongoing issue, President Donald Trump proposed a "solution" which would end...

Could this happen to us?

Police car outside Mason
December 15, 2014

There have been at least 74 school shootings in the U.S. since the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012. How does this affect life at George Mason? On Monday, November 10, 16-year-old student Brendan Wilson...

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