Opinion

Students studying abroad return home due to Covid-19

Kaelyn Rodrigues | Staff Writer Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many high schoolers have had to cancel their spring break trips. For some college students, travel precautions have been even more disruptive. Mason High School graduate and junior at Elon University, India Kirssin, was studying abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina when she found out that the program was canceled due […]

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Album Review: Sleepyhead by Cavetowns

Henri Robbins | Online Editor Rating: 7/10 With the success of Cavetown’s sophomore Lemon Boy, many expected him to be something of a one-hit wonder, but as Robin Skinner releases his third full album, he both retains his initial stylings and builds upon them, creating an album that exudes a sound of pure peace and calm, yet still holds a […]

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Local golf courses remain open despite social distancing

Indranshu Das | Staff Writer Amidst all the outbreak surrounding COVID-19, one thing hasn’t changed — golfers in Ohio have an opportunity to continue playing, practicing, and using golf course facilities.  In the Greater Cincinnati area, as well as the majority of counties in Ohio,  state mandates have allowed golf courses to remain open for golfers, with certain restrictions and […]

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Part-Time employees continue work amidst quarantine

Hannah Libby | Staff Writer As most of Mason is told to stay indoors, some students are working to keep that possible.  Senior Sara Murray has continued working at Kroger as a ClickList associate. Her hours have increased substantially throughout this transition period by about 15 hours. The changes haven’t stopped there — Kroger has taken some extra precautions to […]

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Album Review: After Hours by the Weeknd

Archie Barton | Staff Writer Rating: 8/10 After Hours brings the fourth studio album for The Weeknd, following the 2018 EP My Dear Melancholy. The first album released since 2016’s Starboy, After Hours attempts to find the balance between The Weeknd’s tragic love anecdotes and the longing to dance to the upbeat 80s sound spliced throughout the album.  The pre-released […]

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Instagram challenge encourages self-love among teenage girls

Anushka Mukherjee | Staff Writer In the face of the confused state of the world, many girls of the Mason community have taken to social media to spread positive messages of self-love and gratitude.  For 24 hours, many girls’ Instagram stories were filled with posts about spreading positivity during times of gravity. Each girl posted a picture of herself with […]

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Album Review: Kid Krow by Conan Gray

Andrea Hefferan | Managing Editor Rating: 6/10 After multiple hit singles, artist Conan Gray is debuting his first full length album, Kid Krow. His pre-released singles, Comfort Crowd, Maniac, Checkmate, and The Story were everything I love about Gray’s music: honest, relatable, and catchy. With conversational lyrics and a relatively minimalist sound, listening feels similar to a conversation with a […]

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A look at Mason’s proposed operating levy

On Tuesday, March 17, for the first time in ten years, voters are faced with a choice: Whether to pass a Mason City Schools levy. Every Mason resident’s ballot in the March 2020 will have Issue 12 on it — a proposed property tax levy that would benefit Mason schools. The issue is an operating levy, meaning that it would […]

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‘Finsta’ accounts allow authentic self expression

Hannah Libby | Staff Writer Instagram isn’t just a platform to post beautiful photos–it can also be a place to let go. Recently, there has been a rise in a subcategory of accounts: finstas. Finstas, also called spams, are separate Instagram accounts that are a more private version of a person’s main account, generally for close friends only.  Senior Connor […]

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Chaney concludes H.S. career as one of Mason’s all time greats

Indranshu Das | Staff Writer Adam Chaney is the greatest of all time.  That’s what Mason head swimming coach Marc Sullivan thinks. Sullivan, a hall of fame swimming coach himself,  believes Chaney will be remembered as the greatest swimmer in Comet history, and potentially one of the best overall athletes.  “I’ve not coached or associated too much with the other […]

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Exchange students adjust to new social norms

Della Johnson | Staff Writer To exchange students, the typical routine of a Mason student is foreign. Exchange students at Mason High School often face a shift in social scenes as they transition between countries. Junior Liyan Zahran is an exchange student from Jordan, a country in the Middle East. She has stayed in Mason for seven months out of […]

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New club promotes disaster preparedness through service

Archie Barton | Staff Writer Shining a light on the importance of planning, Red Cross Club is teaching people the steps they can take in order to combat natural disasters. The club is led by five directors and participates in a plethora of service projects in school and the local community. Freshman director Sanjana Velu said the club was created […]

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Germaphobes struggle to deal with everyday germs

Evelina Gaivoronskaia | Staff Writer Germs on hands, food, water bottles — most people can ignore the small particles that surround them in their day-to-day life, however, for germaphobes, they can be terrifying.  Germophobia is anxiety that is induced by being in contact with germs. In many cases, it is seen as not wanting to share food or drinks, excessive […]

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Prom influencers rewarded for modeling dresses

Anna Kinasewitz | Staff Writer Style, price, color, size. Prom dress stores are capitalizing on the frenzy of finding a dress while giving high school students professional experience. Prom influencers have become more prominent for boutiques in recent years due to the rise of social media and online shopping.  Junior Mariah Norman is on the 2020 team for Bridal & […]

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