Articles by: Matt Delaney

D.C. Housing Market Fares Well if Amazon or Apple Enter the Fray

July 9, 2018 9:00 AM0 comments

Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that Derrick Swaak believed rising interest rates may motivate homeowners to sell and add more housing inventory to the market, easing the overall demand and housing prices as a result. In actuality, Swaak stated that rising interest rates may cause homeowners […]

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Fairfax Co. Schools Change Dress Code, While F.C. Schools Stand Pat

June 22, 2018 3:41 PM0 comments

Last week, Fairfax County Public Schools adopted a proposal to remove certain phrases from its current dress code that were perceived as shaming female students. Meanwhile, neighboring Falls Church City Public Schools will continue to uphold its current policy of allowing individual City schools to outline its own personal dress […]

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Falls Church 1st Grader Wins Grand Prize in Google Doodle Competition

June 20, 2018 7:20 PM0 comments

A spur-of-the-moment drawing has permanently brightened the future of the six-year-old artist behind it.

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Class of 2018 Tosses Their Caps and Looks to the Future

June 18, 2018 12:16 PM0 comments

The Class of 2018 created a sea of red on June 13th as their received their high school diplomas. George Mason High School seniors graduated after listening to speeches from their fellow classmates, their principal and Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax. As family and friends looked on, more than 200 seniors […]

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Mustangs’ Grueling Home Stretch Ends in Reunion with State Title

June 13, 2018 8:44 PM0 comments

A long, title-less year is no more as George Mason High School’s boys soccer team clinched its sixth Class 2 state championship in the past nine years to retake its seat atop the state’s soccer throne. Not even two weeks ago it appeared Mason (22-1-1) would cruise its way to […]

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Mason Snags 11th Straight State Title In Year of Change

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Even though the team was neck deep in a new culture brought on by a new head coach, George Mason High School’s girls soccer team ends its season in the same gratifying fashion by clinching the Class 2 state championship for the 11th season in a row. Touching the trophy […]

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Boys Tennis Takes States

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GEORGE MASON HIGH SCHOOL’S boys tennis team made good on their head coach Rafael Diokno’s inkling at the beginning of the year that this would be the team to break the five-year state title drought. The Mustangs did just that with a 5-1 win over John Battle High School, now […]

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F.C. First Grader Makes Finals of Google Competition

June 7, 2018 11:00 AM0 comments

An impromptu drawing a few months ago crescendoed into Sarah Gomez-Lane’s moment in the national spotlight as she’s been named a finalist for the Doodle 4 Google student competition. Gomez-Lane, a first grader at Pine Spring Elementary School in Falls Church, was selected for the top design in the K […]

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This Week in Sports: Tennis

June 6, 2018 8:31 PM0 comments

EXORCISING SOME DEMONS is George Mason High School’s boys tennis team. By claiming the Region 2B title, the boys made their deepest postseason run since 2013 — the last time they won both the region and state titles. The Mustangs defeated Wilson Memorial High School 5-1 to win the Region […]

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Mustangs Stumble, But Rebound in States

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George Mason High School’s boys soccer team’s season full of relative ease hit some rough patches this week when it suffered its first loss of the year to Staunton-based Robert E. Lee High School in the regional championship before getting a hard-fought road victory over Maggie Walker Governor’s School in […]

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