Staff Editorial – 9/19

Stupidity outside of school ruins hard-earned reputation for rest of life When are you going to stop being so stupid? The kid who gets high in the parking lot, gets wasted at a huge party, gets some after prom. When are you going to realize that actions are coupled with long-lasting consequences? You prepare for test after test, often spending […]

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Staff Editorial – 5/16

Key to post-graduation employment may not depend on college degree Upon entering freshman year, we are told that we have four years to decide what we want to do for the rest of our lives. There is immense pressure, particularly from a college-preparatory high school, to not just select and attend college, but to acquire a degree. Regardless of our […]

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Staff Editorial – 4/11

High schoolers held to elementary rules despite increasing maturity We are still children. Although some of us have jobs and cars, or are heading off to begin independent lives in the fall, we are quite aware that as an institution, high school recognizes us as children. And this is fine. This is fair. With most students falling in between the ages of 14-18, MHS houses […]

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Staff Editorial – 3/14

Personal responsibility kicks in during times of panic, emergency There have been 32 school shootings in 2014 thus far. Taking this into consideration alongside the rash of public violence that has occurred over the past few years, it’s no wonder that we might be sensitive about the prospect of something similar happening here, the violence of the outside world finding its way into our seemingly […]

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Staff Editorial – 2/14

Promoted selfie culture emphasizes personal gain, motivation It’s not that hard to admit and it’s not that hard to see: selfies are selfish. And yet that doesn’t make every selfie bad. The quickly emerging trademark of our generation, the selfie, can be done under different motives: for your own approval, or, for others’. Good or bad, respectively. Both seek to serve the self […]

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Staff Editorial – 1/17

While we may still anxiously await the telephone to ring, inclement weather isn’t quite the glorious blessing we grew accustomed to in childhood. After the initial glee and extra sleep, we return to find added homework, stressed teachers, and curriculums pressed for time. But don’t worry — if we get too many, some extra days will be tacked onto the trimester and the classes you’re not battling right now. While […]

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Staff Editorial – 11/22

When the Salvation Army bells ring, students answer. And when college apps come a’calling, students answer. They answer in high quantity. Be it charity drives or colleges to impress, students answer the expectation with numbers. Just how many extracurriculars or “hobbies” can you cram into your schedule? And just how many apathetic dollars can you surrender to the kid with […]

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Staff Editorial – 10/25

Trends drive temporary teen awareness, peak interest but fail to hold attention Apparently the government’s pretty trendy right now. At least that’s what the rising Americana fashion and the social media haven that was the government shutdown are telling us. Some might like to think that makes us aware. But are we? Although current and pervasive – be it through […]

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Staff Editorial 9/27

The cost of a college degree has increased 1,120 percent since 1978. Those of us who get that degree can expect it to come with $26,000 in college debt. It’d be nice to start paying that off now and getting the hours we want from our part-time employ­ment. But the implementation of Obamacare has forced many of us to accept […]

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Staff editorial 5/17

We hear it from our English teachers every day. There’s more to a novel than what is just simply said. And that fact is true in television in movies. Yes, vulgarity, nudity and sexuality are not subjects for advertisement for our youth. But there’s more than just those surface items. A girl who is spreading her whole life on the […]

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Staff Editorial 4/19

Gyms are filled with more people. Grocery store shelves are lined with nutritious alternatives. Health, it would seem, is becoming a more prominent mindset. Yet when much of that increase is thanks to an increasingly younger audience, there remains a concern that we’re not becoming as healthy as we’d think. Middle school aged kids, and sometimes even younger than that, […]

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Staff Editorial 3/15

The Mason Bubble. An isolated coating keeping the outside world far off in the distant, but translucent for the awareness that the boundaries of Mason do not extend infinitely. But the Mason Bubble (story on page 16-17) is just a figment of our imagination. Those who allow themselves to be stuck within it’s limiting walls, are allowing the Bubble to […]

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Staff editorial – 2/15

Finish your peas! No. Wipe the mud of your shoes before you come into the house! No. Go upstairs and take a shower! No. As children we loved to say, no. Now as teenagers, saying no isn’t as easy. We take on more responsibilities than we can possibly handle at school in fear of not having the extracurricular activities to […]

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Staff Editorial – 1/18

Over the last three years the National Associate of State Mental Health Program Directors estimates that around $2.1 billion has been cut from state mental health funding. State programs have been furiously cutting their mental illness treatment budgets as the nation emerges from the fiscal cliff. Adult and child treatment centers have been closed nationwide, counseling centers for children and […]

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Staff Editorial – 11/30

Over forty states have started petitions to secede from the Union, because of Obama’s re-election. Now, we are not saying you cannot give your two-sense about the president. Feel free to share your opinions and defend your candidate and party till you are blue or red in the face. Because in America, we can say and believe whatever we want. […]

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Staff Editorial – 10/26

Presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Barrack Obama are campaigning to be the next President of the United States in the election this November. A job description for the victor consists of: inheriting trillions of dollars in debt, receiving judgements from the highest, most intelligent critics, managing world issues such as immigration and trade, dealing with the decisions of war […]

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STAFF EDITORIAL: 9-28

“Eat your vegetables!” “Those shorts are too short!” “It’s time for ‘the talk.’” While these phrases were coined from our parents, they are now transeferring into the administration and teacher jargon. As parents demand for schools to do more–better nutrition plans, safer schools, more attention–they are forcing teachers to become the surrogate parents of each high school student. No longer […]

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