Opinion: Dear Quarantine

Anushka Mukherjee | Staff Writer Dear Quarantine, We hate you.  Gosh, where do we even begin to explain how much you have messed up our lives? Everything was going great. We were on our way to finishing the final stretch of our high school career. But then you came in armed with the perfect ammunition – orders and regulations.  We […]

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Opinion: To My Fellow Seniors

Lily Geiser | Editor-in-Chief Well, it’s been a wild ride Mason. There were a lot of ways that our senior year could have ended. I don’t think that anyone had their money on global pandemic, but it is what it is. And I could tell you all about how much it sucks (it does) and how much I miss my […]

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Opinion: Tik Tok takes on coronavirus

Anushka Mukherjee | Staff Writer Of all the videos I have seen on Tik Tok regarding the vicious coronavirus epidemic, I noticed one common theme: young individuals are embracing death with each new outbreak of life-threatening events.  Whether it be the potential for WWIII or climate change or even a killer disease, a majority of teenagers seem more than happy […]

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Opinion: A Troubling Situation

Henri Robbins | Online Editor How often are birds a problem in your life? Is it fairly often? I wouldn’t think they are, so let me tell you: When they’re a problem, they are a problem.  To start this story as simply as possible, our dryer was acting weird. My mom didn’t want to do laundry, because every morning the […]

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Opinion: Coronavirus Impacts Sports World

Indranshu Das | Staff Writer Wash your hands. Recently, the NBA sent a message to the players encouraging them to fist bump fans instead of high-fives and autographs. Fourteen deaths reported from the coronavirus in the US have occurred in one state–Washington. CJ McCollum, point guard for the Portland Trail Blazers, tweeted how he is taking a break from giving […]

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Opinion: One size doesn’t fit all

Shravani Page | Staff Writer One size fits all. Italian brand Brandy Melville is known for marketing its clothing under the “one size fits all’ headline.  Now, Brandy is rather controversial because of this. Like, I’ve even seen TikToks complaining even about the employees who work at the store and how they glare at girls who they think won’t fit […]

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Opinion: Body Positivity Isn’t Enough

Lily Geiser | Editor-In-Chief Body positivity is a huge movement right now. Don’t get me wrong — there are still plenty of issues out there with body image. Models are all still tall and outrageously thin, actors and actresses are still expected to uphold traditional beauty standards, and everyone has still felt bad about their body at some point in […]

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Opinion: Goodbye, Pink Tax

Shravani Page | Staff Writer Periods suck.  They are physical pain, emotional drainage, and just overall crap. Girls already have to deal with school, life, and oh — the period tax. More commonly known as the Pink Tax or the Tampon Tax, this is a tax placed by our generous government on feminine products ranging from tampons to underwear.  I […]

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Opinion: Pop culture forgets its roots

Ann Vettikkal | Staff Writer Sometimes, it sounds like high schoolers are talking in another language. The slang we use and things we laugh about can be so referential that even one day of not scrolling through the explore page of Instagram can disconnect you from what is funny in the realm of internet humor.  Most highschool stereotypes are timeless. […]

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