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The Student News Site of Paschal High School


The Student News Site of Paschal High School


The Student News Site of Paschal High School


Day in the Life of a Polluter
Day in the Life of a Polluter
Tori Sky, Reporter • September 28, 2023
2023s Cell Organelle Election winners, the Golgi apparatus group, smile by their campaign poster. Group members pictured from left to right are Amelia Robbins, Avery Garcia, Caroline Rose, and Hedaya Karim
Organelle Election Season
Hedaya Abdul Karim, Reporter • September 27, 2023
Mason Lawrence takes on Lana Del Rey.
Man About Town: Lana Del Rey
Mason Lawrence, Reporter • September 21, 2023
Anna Schwartz and Eme Barrett pictured at the first football game
Upcoming Senior Deadlines
Madeleine Gil, Reporter • September 21, 2023
In photography club, students have access to DSLR cameras.
Join Photography Club!
Ram Verma, Reporter • September 21, 2023
Mums the Word
Mum's the Word
Hedaya Abdul Karim, Reporter • September 19, 2023
Courtesy of Ridglea theater
New Venue for Hoco!
Hedaya Abdul Karim, Reporter • September 19, 2023
Players pose for a celebratory picture after beating Arlington Heights. (Aug. 22nd, Instagram-@panther.volleyball.fwtx)
Volleyball Record Breakers
Gabe Caplan, Reporter • September 14, 2023
Paschal JSA students pictured at Fall State 2022 (Instagram-@texas.jsa)
All Views Lead at Paschal JSA
Maya Perez, Editor • September 12, 2023

Man About Town: My Celebrity Filled Weekend

Mason Lawrence shares his eventful weekend where he met both Mark Wahlberg and Shaun White.
Mason Lawrence
Mason Lawrence with Shaun White, as well as with Mark Wahlberg at Joe T. Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant.

For those who don’t know me, my name is Mason Lawrence. I grew up in Fort Worth but went to boarding school in North Carolina until my second semester of junior year when I came to Paschal. Upon my return, I was reminded of how much Fort Worth has to offer. This city is constantly growing, and it will always be my home. I would like to introduce a new column I am starting for the Pantherette. In these stories, I will recount stories and experiences from my life in Fort Worth. This may vary from upcoming events and restaurant reviews to crazy encounters and all things Fort Worth.

Starting off strong, I was dining at the historic restaurant Joe T. Garcia’s when Hollywood legend Mark Wahlberg made an appearance. To promote his tequila brand, Fleche Azul, Marky Mark was accompanied by his two partners, PGA golfer Abraham Ancer and entrepreneur Aaron Marquez.

Many people I knew were also there; we had all been informed ahead of time of his appearance, so we made our reservations early. What I did not expect was the enormous crowds of fans and phone cameras waiting outside the restaurant. It was a bit overwhelming, but it was a great night overall, full of vitality and fun.

In the small snippet of time I had to talk to Wahlberg, I shook his hand and said, “Very nice to meet you.” (Even celebrities deserve manners and respect.) and he responded with, “Yeah man, nice to meet you too. Enjoy the rest of your night.” From my experience, he was kind and down to earth.

Clearly, there’s something in the Fort Worth air because just two days earlier, I met and spoke to Shaun White, the three-time Olympic Gold medalist in half-pipe snowboarding. White also holds the title of most X-Games victories of anyone in history. The superhuman was scheduled to speak at TCU that night, and beforehand, he decided to make a stop at the restaurant where I work as a host, Quince.

My favorite part of my job is the social aspect that comes with being the first face people see when they walk into a restaurant. So I made him and his friends laugh a few times before I took them to their seats. I knew it was him immediately, but I got into arguments with my coworkers who didn’t believe it was him.

We had a conversation when he left, and I told him about how I used to play his skateboarding video game on my Xbox. He laughed, and we took a picture, yet another positive encounter.

I plan to continue to entertain readers with stories and events from my senior year. If anyone has any information regarding events/happenings in Fort Worth and you would like to see it covered, DM me on Instagram @masonmlawrence.

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Mason Lawrence, Reporter
Mason Lawrence (12) is a reporter for the Pantherette. This is his first year on staff and he is excited to contribute stories related to pop culture and the Fort Worth social scene. He has dreams of moving to LA and becoming a creative director. He loves to swim, talk men's fashion, and tour different restaurants.
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