Transition to adulthood influenced by culture

Anusha Vadlamani | Staff Writer Turning 18 isn’t the only way to become an adult. Easing the transition from childhood to adulthood, coming of age traditions celebrate the milestone that is becoming a full-fledged adult. Varying from culture to culture, almost every society has designated rituals, ceremonies, and customs to honor the journey from adolescence to adulthood.  The Bat Mitzvah […]

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Self-tanning students face judgement from peers

Evelina Gaivoronskaia | Staff Writer The tan line between stylized and stigmatized is a thin one. Tanned skin is considered a standard of beauty in today’s world. Yet not everyone becomes tan by laying in the sun. Some Mason High School students choose to use self-tanner as a way to bronze their skin.  Senior Allie Filippi participates in Color Guard and […]

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Bygone clubs reinstated by interested students

Jessica Wang | Staff Writer Out with the old, in with the old. Driven by their interests, students at Mason High School have taken it upon themselves to bring back old clubs. For instance, seniors Connor Telford and Chris Lee, fueled by their love for music, initiated the comeback of the Record Club. “Chris Lee remembered that [the Record Club] […]

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Opinion: One size doesn’t fit all

Shravani Page | Staff Writer One size fits all. Italian brand Brandy Melville is known for marketing its clothing under the “one size fits all’ headline.  Now, Brandy is rather controversial because of this. Like, I’ve even seen TikToks complaining even about the employees who work at the store and how they glare at girls who they think won’t fit […]

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Nostalgic and new favorites combine with new streaming service

Della Johnson | Staff Writer For $6.99 a month, students are reliving their Disney Channel childhoods. DisneyPlus is a new media streaming service that was launched on November 12 of this year. It includes classic movies, discontinued television shows originally shown through cable on Disney Channel, and new DisneyPlus-exclusive content. Since its announcement, the service itself has garnered large amounts […]

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High school Boy Scouts strive for Eagle award

Scott Reckers | Staff Writer It takes eagle-like vision to spot these high ranking scouts among the others. Established in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America are a well-known organization that has stood the test of time. Some students at Mason High School are active members of Scout troops, but few make it to the coveted Eagle Scout rank. There […]

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Student led clubs promote independence among members

Archie Barton | Staff Writer Student-run and student-led, high school clubs are redefining the traditional atmosphere of after school activities. Speech and Debate are primarily led by four students: the President, in charge of the logistics and the roster, the Vice President, who handles judges and two secretaries, the Secretary of Fundraising, and the Secretary of Curriculum, who organize activity […]

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Frozen 2 Review

Alana Amaya | Staff Writer Every rumor you’ve heard about this movie is false. The theories, from those about Elsa and Anna’s parents to Elsa’s relationship status, were all proven wrong in Frozen 2. Frozen 2 properly addressed the same audience as the original six years later by confronting different issues teens today are facing in the real world. This […]

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Q & A with head Boys Basketball coach Greg Richards

Cody Allgor | Staff Writer This season marks Greg Richards 25th as the head coach of the boys basketball team. Richards has been extremely successful in his tenure, amassing a record of 358-167 in his career. Richards has led the Comets to 6 total league titles (FAVC and GMC), including 2 GMC championships. Richards has effectively silenced the doubters who […]

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School board unanimously votes to put new levy on 2020 ballot

Henri Robbins | Online Editor Fifteen years. That’s how long since it’s been since Mason passed their last levy, and the Superintendent has said that it’s time for another.  After a recommendation from Mason City Schools Superintendent Jonathan Cooper, the Mason School Board unanimously voted ‘yes’ on a resolution of necessity for a 2020 levy at the November 19 School […]

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