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Top 10 virtual clubs to join

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)

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 overwhelmed with all of your options - luckily, Lasso writer Ella Gilmore is here to help you, n...

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

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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 classes on Schoology Conferences, the administration has never had to institute guidelines for a s...

Grading the first week

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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 has to be online, this past week was a welcome inch (half inch?) closer to the normal high scho...

A first week like no other

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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, instead of the in-person classrooms we’re accustomed to. GMHS began the school year on August 24, ent...

It’s official: FCCPS will begin the school year with virtual learning

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Sequoia Wyckoff, Stella Turner, and Liam Timar-Wilcox

July 24, 2020

In a virtual School Board meeting on July 23, the board unanimously passed a motion endorsing FCCPS Superintendent Dr. Peter Noonan’s recommendation for the first nine weeks of the school year to operate fully online. The motion, as announced by board member Philip Reitinger, reads: “Given that ...

Online school is virtually a reality

Online school is virtually a reality

Gabriella Stevens

November 16, 2016

School. The first things that come to mind are crowded hallways, loud classrooms, wooden desks and metal chairs. But what if all of your schoolwork could be done from the comfort of your home? Isabella Flory, a ninth grader at George Mason, does all her schoolwork at home and comes into school for ...

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