Mason dancer makes young debut on big stage

Juliana Discher | Staff Writer For Alyssa Manguiat, life without ballet is pointe-less. Ballet is not just a hobby or sport for junior Alyssa Manguiat. At 17 years old, it is becoming her career. Manguiat has already performed on the big stage, starring in The Nutcracker and King Arthur’s Camelot, both performed at the Aronoff Center. Manguiat said her training […]

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History adapted into on-screen entertainment

Students are watching history unfold from the comfort of their theatre seats. Movie adaptations of true-stories have been flooding the box offices. Through these films, viewers have gotten a mere glimpse into history, being educated on social, economic and political issues while remaining bug-eyed at the site of Hollywood’s entertainment. Many of the most recent motion pictures have documented either […]

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Trending now: Contemporary Art Center draws young crowd

Jacob Fulton | Staff Writer You don’t need a paintbrush to get involved in art. At the Contemporary Art Center (CAC), located in downtown Cincinnati, interactive art blends with collections of photographs and surrealist paintings. Though the museum has been around for years, teens have only recently been taking their visits to social media. The variety of exhibits and mediums […]

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Anime puts new face on art

Luke Hutchinson | Staff Writer Anime is more than Pokéballs and Super Saiyan transformations. A Japanese art style that combines graphic art, characterization, and cinematography, anime uses fantastical techniques to tell a story. Tofugu.com, a site that compiles Japanese culture blogs and teaches the language, said anime’s production places less emphasis on the animation of motion and more on the […]

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Popular video games making way to the big screen

Jacob Fulton | Staff Writer Put down your Playstation and grab your popcorn–video games are hitting the silver screen. With the advent of increased graphics, stories, and accuracy in gaming, movie directors are adapting many popular games into film. One such movie, “Assassin’s Creed,” is set to hit theatres Wednesday, December 21, joining the likes of “Warcraft” and “The Angry […]

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‘Fantastic Beasts’ and where to view them

Harry Potter universe returns to big screen after five-year hiatus Alexandra Lisa | Staff Writer It has been five years since fans of the Harry Potter world have packed movie theaters, but tonight you’ll know exactly where to find them. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the newest addition to the Harry Potter universe, released in theaters tonight. […]

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Trending Now: Two cities pizza

Two Cities Pizza combines a taste of the Big Apple with the Windy City India Kirssin | Managing Editor It’s a tale of two cities – right here in Mason. Two Cities Pizza opened its doors in downtown Mason last month. The new pizzeria, located on West Main Street, has already grabbed the attention of many Mason residents with its […]

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Women power their way to leading hero roles

Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Wonder Woman! Female superhero movies have been a rare phenomenon in Hollywood. But recently, the superhero industry has expanded to incorporate more women into leading roles. The highly anticipated “Wonder Woman” hits theaters next June and will be the first female-led film of the two major superhero studios, […]

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Shakespeare in the Park brings age-old stories to community

Alexandra Lisa | Staff Writer Fair is foul and foul is fair. Nothing is safe from the test of time. Has it come time for Shakespeare’s words to ring true for his own work? Despite the fact that Shakespeare’s pieces are considered old-fashioned, hard to follow, and even boring by some, the famous playwright’s works are still studied and lectured […]

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Romeo and Juliet set to debut at Black Box Theater

Arnav Damodhar | Staff Writer Watch a sneak peek of the play. Video by Staff Writer Juliana Discher.Wherefore art thou, Romeo? In the Black Box Theater at Mason High School. Drama Club’s performance of Romeo and Juliet debuts today and will also be performed Friday, February 5 and Saturday, February 6. Advisor Allen Young said one of the reasons that […]

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Performers light up National Honor Society Talent Show

Juliana Discher | Staff Writer Click through photos of this year’s talent show. Photos by Juliana Discher. Mason’s got talent – its students perform heartfelt renditions of popular tunes to humorous skits. National Honor Society held its annual Talent Show on Friday, January 23 at 5:00 p.m. Approximately $5,000 was raised for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. There were 20 […]

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Artists sweep Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Asia Porter | Staff Writer The work of Mason High School’s art students is receiving national attention. Ninety art students under Aaron Roberts, Audrey Gorman, Dale Conner, Daniel McKay, Tina Roberts, Pam Valentine, Karan Witham-Walsh, and Hannah Zimmerman were presented with Scholastic Art Awards and will have their work on display at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. The competition is […]

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MAASC kicks off Black History Month

Sheila Raghavendran | Editor-in-Chief Click to watch a video from MAASC’s kick-off to Black History Month.  Black History Month has started with a bang – literally. Mason African-American Students for Change hosted its Black History Month kick-off festival on Wednesday, complete with food and live African music. MAASC brought in a musician to play the African drums during the kick-off […]

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MHS Drama Club’s Lend Me a Tenor to debut this weekend

Charlie MacKenzie | Staff Writer Lend Me a Ticket. Tonight, January 23, is the opening night of Drama Club’s production of Lend Me a Tenor, a comedy written by Ken Ludwig. Lend Me a Tenor follows a world-famous opera singer named Tito Merelli, who is performing Otello for the Cleveland Opera Company. Tito is accidentally given a double dose of tranquilizers, […]

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