OPINION: Emotions are pre-determined

Ian Howard | Staff Writer You must be happy. You must be sad. You must be upset. You must be angry. Possibly passed along as some vague ice-breaker, these misnomers are the ever expanding effects of the oversaturation of a three television household America.  It’s on the news. It’s on prime time. The endless fodder of sitcoms siphoned to the […]

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Letters to the Editor: 12/2

Dear Editor, I read the “Struggling to Fit in” article, and I feel good about this story because sometimes, I feel like I dont fit in either. I am an ESL student, and I am from Vietnam, and I dont speak very well. It is difficult because some people can’t understand me, and I can’t say the things I want […]

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OPINION: Rioting just to riot

Branden Labarowski | Staff Writer As a journalist, I try to stay up to date with the news, and I’ve noticed a disturbing trend in the headlines lately. It seems like everybody’s willing to go to desperate measures to let their voices be heard—even if they don’t have much of anything to say. Everyone’s been abuzz recently about the Occupy […]

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COLUMN: Marketing is inescapable

Ian Howard | Staff Writer Everything is just marketing, marketing, marketing. You are being marketed right now unless of course I tried to write in an uninteresting way, but what would be the point of that? No one would read it and that is probably the goal of a student newspaper isn’t it? Marketing is not a system simply damnable; […]

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COLUMN: We have a lot of growing up to do

Julia Halpin | Associate Editor “High school is the journey to finding your true self.” Really? Because I must have taken a wrong turn when everyone else went straight, because I’m nowhere near to finding this, could you say, “true identity.” When I was a little girl, I dreamed of being something new about every single day. I was a […]

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What you think: 10/28

How does the media affect your political views? “If I hear something that says [a] person is doing something all wrong and [that] you should vote for this person because [they will] do it all better, I don’t like that because it’s like you are pointing out only the wrong things of the opposite person and you should be pointing […]

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COLUMN: Dubstep is more of an English thing

Thom Carter | Staff Writer When musical genres amount to nothing but a trend, they lose all credibility. We are incredibly susceptible to such a phenomenon in Mason. Here, emerging artists from primarily urban dwellings have their sound diluted when they’re music is deemed “too weird.” Dubstep, a subgenre of electronic and drum n’ bass music, is currently that flavor […]

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Letters to the Editor: 10/28

Dear Editor, There once was a joke I heard, and it went something like this, “I’m tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That’s deep enough. What do you want—an adorable pancreas?” This made me chuckle, but [it] also made me realize how shallow we all are as Americans. In the last Chronicle, “Beauty in The Eyes […]

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Staff Editorial

Financial worry is a staple in the life of an upcoming college student; scholarships are rare and you can pretty much forget about a full ride these days, but to make all matters worse, the test that determines if students can get money from a college, leaves them broke before they ever make it there. The ACT not only costs […]

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COLUMN: Cheaters

Janica Kaneshiro | Editor-in-Chief “How could you?” she dramatically screams into the phone. Her hair is a mess and her face is melting into the all-powerful ugly-cry. She throws the phone and curls into the fetal position sobbing until she can no longer breathe. Once she recovers, the pain is usually remedied with some variation of a gallon-sized ice cream […]

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COLUMN: The meaning of sex

Julia Halpin | Associate Editor Sex. A word, unmentionable and ostracized by the generation before us, but now serves as the bud of the kinda-funny-but­­­­-not-really jokes made all too frequently by the everyday teenage boy. Funny, how things change. As I casually strolled through the Internet after school one day, reading any interesting article that came my way, (yes, I am […]

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COLUMN: Vampirical woes

Thom Carter | Staff Writer Businesses revolve around the mantra, “the customer is always right,” and the entertainment business is no exception. When people flock to a movie, studios are quick to remake the same one only with a cast that amps up sex appeal accompanied by a script that is considerably dumbed-down. They take advantage of some of mankind’s […]

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Letters to the Editor: 9/30

Dear Editor, Homecoming is a gathering of students at Mason High School. Over the past couple of years the administration has noticed there is a lot of physical activity happening at the school dances. I think this is something we could change if we really wanted to. The school, I feel like, doesn’t put enough into telling the students grinding […]

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