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Stories from George Mason High School
We need excused absences for civic engagement

Elisabeth Snyder | May 29, 2019

In the year since a shooter killed 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, students have increasingly taken on the role of advocates. Mason now has a Students Demand Action club. We had a…

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Quit being cold

Editorial Board | May 15, 2019

Yes, it’s cold. Yes, it’s snowing. Yes, it’s slippery. No, this does not give you an excuse to be obnoxious, rude, and blatantly disrespectful.

Considering we’ve only had one full day of school…

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Sophomores: The awkward middle child of high school

Sarah Lambert | May 15, 2019

Freshmen are annoying. Juniors act cooler than they really are. Seniors are on top. And sophomores… are kind of just there.

Freshmen are new to the school. They still have middle school tendencies…

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Music at Mason: finding a niche
Arts & Entertainment

Sequoia Wyckoff | May 15, 2019

Senior Claudia Gusman has been a percussionist since eighth grade; Senior Charlotte Crum has been playing saxophone since sixth. They’re both in wind ensemble and have been in the pit orchestra for…

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FCCPS lifer forced to return to India

Niharika Singhvi | April 28, 2019

Junior Niharika Singhvi, has attended Falls Church City Public Schools since 2006. In April of 2018, her parents’ work visas expired, and she was forced to return to India. This February, she arrived…

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ASL to be introduced at Mason

Megan Clinton | April 26, 2019

On January 15, 2018, the school board unanimously approved the American Sign Language (ASL) I course for the 2019-2020 school year. The course itself was taken out of the Program of Studies at Mason due…

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Max Ashton and Hollman Smith: Mason basketball’s dynamic duo

West Hagler | April 26, 2019

Since they were kids, seniors Max Ashton and Hollman Smith spent a majority of their time together with a basketball in hand. Whether it was shooting around at the Rec Center as middle schoolers, or…

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