Staff Editorial: Subway vs. McDonalds

Since Subway has passed McDonalds in the number of restaurants worldwide, most people would immediately begin to think that our society is making strides to become a healthier human population. While Subway may provide Veggie Delites instead of Big Macs, this simple accomplishment doesn’t prove healthier eating. In reality, it simply proves that sometimes, Americans would like a salty bag […]

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Column: Healthy living – Web Exclusive

Janica Kaneshiro | Staff Writer With prom just around the corner, the talk of losing weight is growing. More Mason girls are going hungry at lunch, and carrying around 100 calorie packs in their purses in case they get hungry. But honestly, what for? Prom? Really? Being skinny for prom doesn’t so much appeal to me. I can’t seem to […]

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Column: Music television – Web Exclusive

Thom Carter | Staff Writer I’m curious as to when the last time so-called “music channels” placed a band deservedly into the spotlight through extensive airtime of things like music videos, interviews and live performances. The argument regarding stations like MTV and the lack of music it actually airs is one that has been chewed up and spat out since […]

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Staff Editorial: Pay-to-play

The routine morning workouts, the after-school tryouts and the long practices are routine in an athlete’s vocabulary in his or her quest to make a team. But next year, after seeing their names on the team roster, Mason High School athletes will have to hand over a $150 fee — a payment to participate.

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Column: MTV can’t beat original “Skins”

Thom Carter | Staff Writer The original “Skins” was a bold teenage drama that spun the typical formula on its head with a barrage of alcohol-fueled parties, recreational drug use and casual sex. The actors portrayed were all age-appropriate and mostly inexperienced, while the writers of each episode were teens themselves. The series, initially criticized for its over-the-top scenarios, became […]

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Column: Gaga inspires originality in students

Janica Kaneshiro | Staff Writer Google “Lady Gaga.” The first thing that will most likely pop up is a picture of her in a meat dress. She has her catchy phrases that include “disco stick,” “pa-pa-pa-poker face” and the completely senseless “ro-ma-ro-ma-ma.” What? But upon hearing about her much-anticipated new single, “Born This Way,” set to be released the night […]

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