Review: ‘aquaman’ entertaining but lacking depth

Jake Sapp | Staff Writer Score: 67% Despite the negative reputation the DC Cinematic Universe has built for itself over the years, James Wan’s Aquaman proves itself to be a fun (yet flawed) globe-trotting adventure. The film utilizes its whopping $200 million budget incredibly well, consistently displaying awe-inspiring landscapes and underwater havens throughout its runtime. However, despite its spectacle, the […]

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Group projects are toxic

Luke Hutchinson | Editor-in-Chief My time as a student has taught me a lot.  I’m not just talking about random facts about the American Revolution or how to use the Pythagorean Theorem, I’m talking about how to filter out things that don’t matter: homework that isn’t graded, tardies, mean Instagram comments, etc. You see, the educational system tends to exaggerate […]

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PETA does nothing but start controversy

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer PETA. We’ve all heard of them, the “People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals”, and yet again they’re making their rounds around social media. This time, it’s because of a tweet that offers alternatives to “anti-animal language”, including phrases such as “taking the bull by the horns”, “beating a dead horse”, and “killing two birds […]

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Let’s get over self-deprecation

Lily Geiser | Staff Writer It’s no secret that I hate self-deprecation. I do. I really really do. Which is weird, because I’m guilty of it myself. Everybody is, actually. Because it’s so easy, isn’t it? To walk into a test saying “I’m going to fail” — at least then, you won’t seem arrogant. To look at yourself in the […]

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Technology empowers our creative sides

Ria Parikh | Staff Writer Recently, I went to a craft show at Lakota West. Contrary to popular belief, it was full. With technology crowding every corner of our lives, a common argument is that we have lost all appreciation for little, more trivial things. It has surfaced almost everywhere; when a technology conversation comes up, it is usually joined by an assertion […]

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Staff Editorial: We need to take advantage of what “Ignite your vision” has to offer

Finally, they are listening. It’s a shame, however, that students have nothing to say. Recently, Mason High School started “Ignite Your Vision”, a program that allows students to generate ideas, pitch them to administration, and get them approved to be implemented, possibly even with funding. The program was a administration’s response when they heard the claims that student opinions were not being taken into consideration. The website “masonignite.com” was […]

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Opinion: We can do better.

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer  Trash is left on the ground, tables and everywhere in between. Students eat in the large and small commons for an hour and a half during the school day.   Mason is a mess. Now, that’s not a jab at administration. It isn’t meant to attack any teachers. It’s meant for the students, because the state […]

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Opinion: Goodbye, Firehawk

Lily Geiser | Staff Writer Dear Kings Island: We need to talk. Listen, I’ve been visiting your theme park for as long as I can remember. When I was five, we were getting Gold Passes and riding the bumper cars and the Backyardigans swing ride. I’ve been with you through thick and thin, and you’ve changed. A lot. Remember when […]

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Staff Editorial: Kavanaugh hearings emphasize need for maturity in politics

This one was polarizing. Like it always is. Every month there seems to be a new scandal, and every month it seems to get more and more polarizing and divisive. This month’s scandal was historic though, and not because of the political significance.  The Kavanaugh hearing showed how truly divisive and disrespectful politics have become. It’s bad in the Supreme […]

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