Changing your goals is okay

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer Up until last year, I planned to be a STEM major. To be exact, I wanted to study astrophysics. As a child, it was my dream, my greatest pursuit, an aspiration that I simply couldn’t tie down. It amazed me to no end that you could look up, see so much, and be able to […]

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Goodbye, Mason

Jake Sapp | Staff Writer To say that my time at MHS has been a transformational one would be an understatement. Over the course of two short years, I have had the chance to be able to do so many things that I would never have thought possible even just two years ago, especially as a sophomore. I have laughed, […]

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Senioritis has its perks

Ria Parikh | Staff Writer I regret to inform you that I have been inflicted with Senioritis. When I first heard of it in 8th grade, I turned my nose up, smirked, and swore that that would never happen to me. Well, here we are, four years later.  Obviously, Senioritis has its negatives, which was the stuff I heard about […]

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More shades to come

Ria Parikh | Staff Writer A couple years ago, I was at the MAC store, and I asked the employee for a bronzer. She took a look at my face, paused, and said, “I’m not sure if we have any that’ll work for you. Sorry.” On that particular day, she happened to be right. I walked around the store, tested […]

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Opinion: Let’s talk about drama

Ria Parikh | Staff Writer Grey’s Anatomy just made history. The much-loved show aired its 332nd episode on February 28, officially beating ER, and making it the longest running medical drama. Ever. I am well aware that there are is a multitude of people who criticize the show, and rightfully so. It is no where close to being the most […]

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Opinion: Girls, support girls

Anusha Vadlamani | Staff Writer I’ve spent a lot of time at Mason High School. Enough time to memorize when each class starts and when each one ends. Enough time to realize that the PA system sometimes interrupts class during the most inopportune times. Way too much time realizing my locker is never going to open correctly on the first […]

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Opinion: Bring Back Respect

Ria Parikh | Staff Writer Only in 2019 would a funeral be confused with a meet-and-greet. And, only in 2019, would there be written instructions that urge fans to stay away. Ethan and Grayson Dolan — known on YouTube as the Dolan Twins — have nearly 9 million subscribers to their channel. Recently, their father Sean Dolan passed away from […]

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Opinion: Change is Coming

Anusha Vadlamani | Staff Writer I’m really excited to be a senior. Not just because I get to blame everything I don’t finish on senioritis (which is pretty much what I do now anyway), but because things are starting to change at Mason, all in time for when I’m about to walk across the stage, diploma in hand. Next year, […]

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Opinion: Science humanizes us

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer Opportunity is a word that means a lot: It’s what pushes human ingenuity, it’s what makes us take risks, it’s why we have such a desire to create, but also, it’s a little robot on Mars. One that ran for fifteen years straight when it was only meant to last 90 days. One that contributed […]

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Opinion: We Deserve Five Stars

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer The presidency is pretty funny right now. And actually do I mean laugh-out-loud funny. Ha-ha funny. Now I’m not referencing the wall or anything. It’s not about the subsequent government shutdown. This won’t bash the now all-too-normal Twitter rants of the most powerful man in the United States. This is about the food. For those […]

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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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