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Mason Wind Ensemble Excels at District X Band Competition

March 9, 2017 4:23 PM0 comments

The George Mason Wind Ensemble competed last Friday in the District X Band Competition receiving overall excellent ratings for their performance of prepared level V and VI music, and for a sight-reading section of music new to the group. The band heads to New York in two weeks for a […]

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2017 Special Education Conference Set for April 1

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Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will hold its 12th annual Special Education Conference on Saturday, April 1, from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Hayfield Secondary School in Alexandria. The conference, designed for parents and educators of students who receive special education services or who have learning challenges or special […]

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Leaders Show Solidarity With Victims of Hate & Prejudice

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In the past month, threats and attacks against minority communities have sprung up across Northern Virginia, mirroring a nationwide rise in hate crimes and ICE raids that have stoked fear and anxiety with religious minorities and undocumented immigrants throughout the country.

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Mason Student selected to 2017 All Virginia State Band

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Tim Gilmour was selected to perform in the 2017 All Virginia State Band. Gilmour auditioned at James Madison University on February 28, placing 3rd out of 32 euphoniums. The euphonium players were selected from top district band and orchestra events from across the state. From April 6-8, Gilmour will be […]

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Letters to the Editor: When Will We Stop Fearing the Unfamiliar?

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Letters to the Editor: March 9 – 15, 2017   When Will We Stop Fearing the Unfamiliar? Editor, In light of the recently struck down immigration ban enacted by President Trump and a likely replacement I would like to thank the documentary makers of “Somaliland” for the work they are doing […]

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Merrifield Post Office Hosts Passport Fair on Sunday

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If you plan to travel outside the U.S. this spring or summer, the Postal Service is making it convenient to obtain a passport by hosting a one-day Passport Fair at the Merrifield Post Office this Sunday, March 12, 2017, from 9 a.m. – noon. “This Passport Fair will provide applicants […]

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Guest Commentary: GOP’s New Health Care Plan Doesn’t Make Sense

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By Ralph Northam As a doctor, I know some things about healthcare. As a public official who sponsored legislation to create the state exchange and expand Medicaid, I also know how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefits Virginia. So when I saw the Republicans’ plan yesterday — crafted after seven […]

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Editorial: Economic Development Group Holds Promise

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We are heartened by the roster of the new economic development working group for the campus site. That’s because it includes representation from the F.C. Economic Development Authority (EDA) and Planning Commission in addition to the City Council and School Board. It improves the chances that well-grounded economic potentials for […]

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Mason Robotics Wins 3rd Innovation in Control Award

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The Mason Robotics team was ranked No. 1 most of Saturday in the district competition but dropped to fifth of 39 teams after developing some electrical problems and sitting out a match. At the end of the qualifying rounds, GM was promptly picked for the number one alliance. To succeed […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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The tragic, horrible news came early Friday morning. An ongoing police search found two bodies buried in the rough terrain of Holmes Run Stream Valley Park. The discovery was in the same general area where, in 2014, two other bodies were found after tips from local gang members were given […]

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