Articles by: Drew Costley

Mason Girls Cross-Country Wins District Championship

October 30, 2014 10:02 AM0 comments

The first step for the cross country post-season took place last Wednesday at Rappahannock County High School with the Bull Run District meet. The Mustang girls placed first with six runners in the top 14, and the boys were third with two placing in the top 14. The top seven […]

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Mustang Field Hockey Earns Spot in Conference 24 Final with 1-0 Win Over Northampton High School

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by Ian Graig George Mason High School’s varsity field hockey team took an 11-3 regular-season record into the Conference 24 playoffs on Tuesday night. The Mustangs, who are seeded second in the conference bracket, took on the third-seeded Northampton High School Yellow Jackets and emerged with a hard-fought and exciting […]

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Local High Schools Present Fall Theater Productions

October 29, 2014 9:20 PM0 comments

by Liz Lizama This fall, local high schools will showcase their talent with the help of parents, theater professionals and elementary and middle school thespians. McLean High School will kick off the fall theater season with the Halloween night debut of “The Addams Family,” and a costume contest. November and […]

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Press Pass: Derek Fawcett

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Singer/songwriter Derek Fawcett is currently on his first extensive solo tour of the United States and Canada, promoting the release of his debut solo album Feel Better, which was released on Oct. 7. He spoke to News-Press the day after performing his entire new album at an intimate set in […]

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F.C. League of Women Voters Hosts Forum on Campaign $

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by Patricia Leslie The 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. FEC changed electoral politics in this country by permitting corporations and individuals to fund political campaigns with little, if any, oversight. Sean Barnett of the Northern Virginia affiliate of Move to Amend, a national organization devoted to […]

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Comstock, Foust in Close Race for 10th Congressional District Seat

October 22, 2014 5:28 PM1 comment

The 10th and 11th Congressional Districts of Virginia races are starkly different. One is a contentious race between two candidates vying for a seat being vacated by seventeen-term Republican congressman Frank Wolf. The other seems like a runaway victory for incumbent congressman Gerry Connolly (D), currently serving his third term. […]

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Press Pass: Roberto Fonseca

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Latin jazz pianist Roberto Fonseca was surrounded by music from an early age. His father was a drummer, his mother is a professional singer and his two older brothers are also musicians who are internationally known. Fonseca, who has been playing the piano since he was eight years old, studied […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: House of Steep

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House of Steep in Arlington’s Cherrydale neighborhood is an innovative little tea house that opened in 2012. Actually, the restaurant’s name could be given two meanings. The steep in House of Steep could refer to the restaurant’s expansive tea menu featuring over 50 different teas and tea blends. Or it […]

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Press Pass: Chris Knight

October 15, 2014 3:29 PM0 comments

Singer-songwriter Chris Knight started teaching himself guitar on his older brother’s guitar by learning the songs of country/folk singer-songwriter John Prine. So it was a dream come true when Prine heard the title track off of Knight’s latest album Little Victories (2012) and decided he wanted to sing on the […]

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3 School Employees, 1 Student Suing Fairfax Co. Schools, Principal for Discrimination

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Three employees and one student at Fairfax County Public Schools have filed a lawsuit against the school system and Bailey’s Elementary School Principal Marie Lemmon, alleging ten counts of discrimination on the basis of sex, disability, religion and race.

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