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Seniors react to the new school

Sarah Lambert and Charlie Adams January 15, 2021

This Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, the first groups of Mustang seniors toured the new school. With the return date shrouded in uncertainty, the excitement, optimism, and outlooks of seniors vary. Here...

The seniors pose together with coaches.

Seniors reflect on cancelled traditions

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...

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

We deserve senioritis

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...

Photo of Seniors cheering.

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

Julia Rosenberger, Contributor 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...

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

Class of 2019 makes their mark on the senior lot

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

In defense of the Class of 2017

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...

A photo of students painting the senior alcove

Changes to senior alcoves send shockwaves

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...

Lydia Gorman and Bridget Rorrer eating lunch together

Iconic Duos: Lydia and Bridgett

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...

Korinne and Sydney talking in a classroom

Iconic Duos: Korinne and Sydney

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...

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