The Lasso is the official student newspaper of George Mason High School in Falls Church, Virginia. Located just a few miles west of Washington, D.C., Falls Church is a small, vibrant suburban community. George Mason, which has an 812-member student body, is the only high school in our small independent school system. The Lasso is produced and edited by members of the Journalism class, with contributions from students who take the class or are members of the club. The Lasso has been in continuous publication since 1952, the same year the first graduating class crossed the stage from GMHS. Published in print form for decades, the Lasso migrated to the Web in 2002 and is now published exclusively online. Every spring, we publish a yearly print edition (past editions can be viewed in our archive).