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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Proscar side effects

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 […]

Proscar side effects

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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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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STAFF EDITORIAL – 3/16

Elvis tame compared to today’s artists… For as long as music has existed, critics of the most popular artists have always claimed that the music they are producing is vulgar and they stand for a generation of misdirected youth. In the mid 1950’s no other was so criticized as Elvis Presley. The adult generation stuck up their noses at his […]

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STAFF EDITORIAL – 2/17

Boy’s body image problems taboo… Body image is a decidedly feminine subject. Girls, from a young age worry about their hair, their weight, their height—it’s just a “girl” thing. But, the truth is, boys also worry about their body image. The societal ideal for a man is tall, lean, muscular and dominant as can be seen strutting down every cat-walk, […]

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Staff Editorial – 1/20

The School Board is facing an extremely difficult time in the near future and, despite a past record of disagreements amongst the members of the board, it is crucial that they get accustomed to working together and coming to a quick decision in the next few months. Along with the retirement of eight-year president, Debbie Delp, the board has added […]

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Staff Editorial 12/2

In light of recent events at Mason High School, teachers have taken on a new role. Branching outside of the everyday curriculum, the teaching profession now requires less power point presentations and more real life conversations with students. When disaster strikes a student body, whether it be in the form of a student death or tragic accident, people need to […]

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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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