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Staying virtual: Adelaide Langford

Clara Kasik, Staff Reporter May 17, 2021

Not too long ago almost 90% of Mason students decided to return to school four days a week. While we have gotten used to seeing almost everyone in the hallways, there are a few faces missing from the...

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Hybrid learning begins at a new GMHS

Sequoia Wyckoff and Sam Mostow February 27, 2021

On Tuesday, February 23, hybrid learning began at GMHS, and many students attended in-person classes for the first time since the initial shutdown due to COVID-19 on March 12. The second cohort of...

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Mitigation strategies still need to be taken seriously

Elizabeth Creed, Staff Reporter February 21, 2021

With students set to return to in-person learning on February 23, many are excited to regain some sense of normalcy. However, in order to continue forward with our plans, we all need to remember to...

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Opinion: We need to go back as soon as it’s safe

Elizabeth Creed and Emma Roncoroni November 21, 2020

FCCPS Superintendent Dr. Peter Noonan has announced that the return to school for grades 6-11 will be, at the earliest, January 12. The completion of the new high school, the return to school close...

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Give us a break

Megan Clinton and Audrey Morrison November 10, 2020

The workload with online school is overwhelming. As soon as a big assignment is turned in, two more are assigned. It’s hard to catch a break and relax. It’s a never ending cycle of stress where...

The current Virtual Bell Schedule in George Mason High School. (Screenshot by Harshini Velmurugan)

Mason’s virtual schedule: Flawed, but does the job

Harshini Velmurugan, Staff Reporter October 13, 2020

The first week of school, I kept going to the wrong classes—let me tell you, it is so frustrating to go to the wrong class and have to exit. I asked many teachers about CCE, and many were uncertain...

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An insider look into virtual theatre and art classes

Emma Roncoroni, Staff Reporter October 4, 2020

Electives, which were once an escape from the rigorous demands and monotonous requirements of high school, have called for unprecedented, innovative twists. “Doing any class online is tough, but...

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GMHS in-person school delayed until new building and new year

Liam Timar-Wilcox, News Editor October 1, 2020

“I am recommending that we hold on bringing back 6 - 12 students until the end of the first semester,” announced Falls Church Superintendent Peter Noonan during the September 22 school board meeting....

Model UN members in early 2020 at a conference. The club will still be holding virtual conferences and meetings this year. (Photo courtesy of Umika Pathak)

Top 10 virtual clubs to join

Ella Gilmore, Staff Reporter September 13, 2020

Instead of the usual club fair in the GMHS gyms, on Thursday, September 10, Mason students viewed a video and slideshow about the dozens of clubs still offered during the virtual term. You may be feeling...

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We’re still in a pandemic. Keep expectations for students reasonable.

Editorial Board September 11, 2020

The GMHS community is still living through unprecedented times. We know, you hear that too often, but it’s true. None of us have ever done this before. Mason teachers have never had to structure their...

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Grading the first week

Editorial Board August 30, 2020

As Mason continues to move through uncharted territory, the first week of the new school went... pretty okay. Overall, the Lasso gives it a B+. Despite technology issues and, well, the very fact that school...

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A first week like no other

Stella Turner and Megan Clinton August 29, 2020

The first week of school often entails catching up with friends and watching freshmen get lost on their way to class. No one could have predicted that we’d be starting off the year in our own houses,...

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