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Seniors reflect on cancelled traditions

The seniors pose together with coaches.

Erin Dean, Editor-in-Chief

April 8, 2020

With in-person instruction cancelled for the rest of the school year, many iconic events have also been impacted. Namely, prom, graduation, senior trips, and senior nights. Instead of our four years culminating in the most fun semester of high school, we are experiencing a quarantine and cancellation o...

We deserve senioritis

Senior Dani Valderrama rests during a free block (Photo by Colter Adams).

Colter Adams, Managing Editor

February 18, 2020

A shrill arpeggio tugged at my mind until I was lucid, and reaching wildly around in an effort to silence the alarm. The time was 7:20 am. I cursed the fact that the extra twenty minutes I gave myself the night before felt inconsequential so early in the morning. Rolling ever so slightly towards the si...

Part 1 of “This is Our Year”: Class of 2020

Photo of Seniors cheering.

Julia Rosenberger

November 10, 2019

Senior Julia Rosenberger is chronicling the Class of 2020 as they live through their final year of high school. Here is Part 1 of her year-long video project.

Top 5 places for seniors to go get lunch

Top 5 places for seniors to go get lunch

Eleanor Kay, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2018

The class of 2019 was given open campus opportunities starting the second week of school this year. “I think it’s a great privilege that we’re able to [leave school for lunch] and I’m really glad that we had the opportunity to do that," stated senior Charlotte Crum. I decided to go to some...

Class of 2019 makes their mark on the senior lot

Seniors Simone Stoner (left) and Chelsea Lang (right) decorate Lang's parking spot.

Sierra Sulc, Editor-in-Chief

September 6, 2018

Every year, our seniors take a day right before school starts to decorate George Mason's senior parking lot and entrance in chalk to show some senior pride. This year, the tradition continued.

Promparazzi 2017

A couple poses for a prom photo

Chiara Tartaglino

June 7, 2017


In defense of the Class of 2017

Members of the Class of 2017 pose in front of the newly-painted senior alcoves.

Nhari Djan, Features Editor

June 7, 2017

On May 31, The Lasso published an editorial, “High praise for Hills,”written by Editor-in-Chief Kate Karstens, as a way to thank Mr. Matt Hills for the way he handled his first year on the job as principal of our high school. Unfortunately, what should have been praise quickly became a ra...

Changes to senior alcoves send shockwaves

A photo of students painting the senior alcove

Allyson Kryk

April 7, 2017

For years, past Mason senior classes have written their names on the bricks in the alcoves as a way to preserve their memories from high school and leave their mark on the school. However, on the morning of Monday March 20, GMHS seniors walked into the senior alcove to find the names of past a...

Iconic Duos: Lydia and Bridgett

Lydia Gorman and Bridget Rorrer eating lunch together

Kate Karstens, Editor-in-Chief

April 5, 2017

What has freckles, a comedic boyfriend, long hair, a constant smile on their face, and has played lacrosse all over? This week’s iconic duo: Lydia Gorman and Bridgett Rorrer. This pair has been mistaken for twins on a regular basis, and their similar sense of humor, future plans, and support for o...

Iconic Duos: Korinne and Sydney

Korinne and Sydney talking in a classroom

Kate Karstens, Editor-in-Chief

January 27, 2017

In this series by Lasso editor, Kate Karstens, well-known senior iconic duos in Mason are featured. This week, the spotlight is on Korinne Wills and Sydney Marple. If you believe that you are a member of an iconic duo or know of one, please email [email protected] Sydney Marple mumbled something inaudible to Korinne Wills, while waving an apple in fro...

Senior quotes through the years

A yearbook page showing a senior quote

Nhari Djan, Features Editor

December 20, 2016

[huge_it_gallery id="33"] It’s time to submit senior quotes. The yearbook staff is requiring all seniors who plan on having a quote in the 2016-2017 yearbook to turn one in before it’s time to break for the holidays. In honor of of this, we on The Lasso have compiled some of the best Mason senio...

Mustang rides

Jack Fletchall on his car

Kate Karstens, Editor-in-Chief

December 12, 2016

You’re in the driver’s seat, you’ve got your hands on the wheel, perhaps another hand on a gear shift, and a foot on the gas. 16, 17, 18, regardless of age, freedom never seemed more achievable than from behind the wheel of your parent’s cast-off car. Despite Mason’s eye-watering price for a parkin...

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