Senior Goodbyes-Megan McCormack

Megan McCormack, Staff Writer The Ohio State University I’ve spent a solid amount of my life buried in books: immersing myself in stories like that of Harry, Charlie and Scout: forgetting my world and slowly descending into the new one set before me. Sinking deeply into a sea of words, it’s always been easier to run to my favorite characters […]

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Senior Goodbyes-Janica Kaneshiro

Janica Kaneshiro, Editor-in-Chief Indiana University When I was little, The Bedtime Prayer really spooked me. I think it was the “If I die before I wake” line, if you can imagine. I used to spend hours staring at the ceiling wondering what would happen if I were to die before I were to wake. Yes, I over-analyzed everything at that […]

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Letters to the Editor 5/18

MHS should encourage cultural awareness Dear Editor, I think that there should be more articles concerning different cultural aspects of all the different students within Mason High School. I think this would encourage cultural awareness and breakdown stereotypes. Aisha Jordon, senior Unique and personal styles walk the halls of MHS Dear Editor, I really enjoyed the article, “Old Fashioned Influences.” […]

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Senior Goodbyes-Jami Bechard

Jami Bechard, Layout and Design Editor University of Kansas My tiny pink ballet shoes squeaked across the wood floor as a scurried into the dance studio. I was three years old. All the other little girls were afraid to leave their moms, afraid to move on to a new adventure, albeit even if it was just for a short hour. […]

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Senior Goodbyes-Mitchell Matacia

Mitchell Matacia, Staff Writer Ohio University I remember sitting in the Middle School Auditorium laughing to myself when the administrators mentioned college preparedness in eighth-grade. Now, in twelfth-grade, it feels too soon. Throughout all of this chaos of graduation, of college enrollment, the schol­arships, the requirements, the deadlines – I couldn’t feel more removed. Four years of high school coming […]

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Senior Goodbyes-Joseph Spencer

Joseph Spencer, Staff Writer Illinois University It was fifth-grade the first time I pushed someone to the ground and got praised for it. I was the new kid in town and decided to try out for football because I couldn’t find a soccer team. At first they promised me that I’d be a running back and a linebacker. My father […]

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Senior Goodbyes-Julia Halpin

Julia Halpin, Associate Editor Columbia College I was born with a unibrow. No, I didn’t come out of the womb with one eyebrow, but as my hair grew in, my parents realized that my eyebrows were indeed, not separated. My unibrow served as a large part of my identity when I was younger; the boys at recess never failed to […]

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Senior Goobyes-Miranda Carney

Miranda Carney, Staff Writer Ball State University As a little girl, I learned I had an older sister who died shortly after birth. I never knew her, but learning that somehow defined me from that moment on. Who would she have been? A runner, a writer, a dancer, an artist? Take one look around my room and you’ll see the […]

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Senior Goodbyes-Branden Labarowski

Branden Labarowski, Staff Writer Ohio University I grew up in a household where obeying the law of the Lord was the only thing more important than obeying the law of the land, and I’m proud to say I did pretty well on both accounts. That’s why my parents were shocked when, one day, the principal called to inform them that […]

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Senior Goodbyes-Ian Howard

Ian Howard, Staff Writer Northwestern University Abraham Lincoln once said “People are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Happiness is not a state of being, it’s a state of mind. You can either have a miserable four years or a rock-and-roll high school four years. I wish that I could go back in time and […]

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Senior Goobyes-Thom Carter

Thom Carter, Staff Writer University of Missouri On extended trips that generally demand interaction, I shirk social as­sumptions that enjoyment is achieved through shared experience. That was my plan going into an Orchestra trip to Washington, D.C: remain incon­spicuous; speak only when spoken to. Shortly into an “illuminated tour” of the sights, we left the bus. Shiver­ing at the front […]

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OPINION: Greater things are yet to come

Julia Halpin | Associate Editor I’m addicted to “Friday Night Lights.” I know, I’m probably late to jump on this train, (the show has been over since the beginning of 2011,) but I can’t stop watching it. I watch it everywhere I go: working out, doing homework, eating my nightly snack of cereal; it’s a little much. For those of […]

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SPORTS COLUMN – 4/20

James Nosek | Staff Writer Linsanity, oh Linsanity. Remember when that was the biggest thing on not just TV or the internet, but anything you could get your hands on? Thanks to back page headlines and People Magazine, Jeremy Lin became a worldwide phenomenon. Lin’s story needs a movie, that’s how special it was. But was he as good as […]

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STAFF EDITORIAL – 4/20

Becoming a poster child takes courage… Oftentimes courage is sprawled across headlines in epic tales of heroism. Firefighters, surgeons and mission workers push the boundaries everyday of human strength and tenacity across the globe, but sometimes, the most courageous people are those who find strength in average circumstances at the local level and overcome the invisible boundaries most people push […]

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Relationships are a nice yet mysterious business

Thom Carter | Staff Writer I’ve never been particularly adept when conversing with the opposite sex. My efforts are sparse and naïve, holding the notion that skewed humor and useless knowledge sparks playful dialogue. In actuality, I don’t think the approach has attracted any actual females—only weirdly intrigued them. They take more to me being a kid who usually remains […]

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 4/20

Inappropriate movies have negative influence on students Dear Editor, I think Project X is [a movie] for high school students with certain insecurities that just want to escape and “fit it” with the generic teenage label. To me, it displays their immaturity and adolescence. The fact that Project X parties are a main topic of conversation amongst seniors concerns me […]

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What you think 4/20

Compiled by Katherine Hansen “The main things I look for when I’m thinking about a political affiliation are more social issues since I don’t really have to pay taxes or anything like that so I have the benefit of looking more at where a political candidate stands on the social issues and that’s the main thing for me. Economics obviously […]

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