Gamers stream playtime through new mainstream website

Freddie Wilhelm | Staff Writer Over 355 billion minutes, all spent watching video games. Last year alone, Twitch.tv users spent hundreds of billions of minutes watching their favorite gamers play some of the world’s most popular video games. Twitch.tv is a popular website where users can share video game content via live streaming directly into monitors across the world. With […]

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Students use stick and poke technique to create body art

Lauren Serge | Staff Writer There’s nothing to poke fun at when it comes to stick and poke tattoos. For many, the process of stick and poke appears frightening: personally etching temporary designs onto your skin; however, many Mason students have found the method to be an appealing alternative to traditional tattoos. Junior Ty Kirssin was first tattooed back in […]

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Essential oils used as therapeutic tools in the classroom

Riley Johansen | Staff Writer Mason High School’s staff and students have sniffed out a new way to help relieve stress and distraction in the classroom. Essential oils are naturally found in bark, seeds, flowers, and more found in plants and have been used in food, beauty products, and health care for a long time because of their mental and […]

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Latest fashion trend has students sporting designer clothing

Yogesh Patel | Staff Writer Junior Kip Roe poses while wearing Supreme brand clothing. Distressed denim and oversized jackets have taken the streets. Streetwear is the fashion cultural development of skateboard, surf, hip hop and retro 80s and 90s trends. Juniors Nick Collier and Clifford Roe believe the clothing style is an art form and that the clothes he wears […]

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LGBT community empowered by television characters

Ria Parikh | Staff Writer Modern television is playing a role in the increasing confidence of the young LGBT community. Recently, fictional characters in TV who are part of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) community have been given storylines that run deeper than them being a static symbol of LGBT representation just to reach an audience. Seeing a more […]

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Corky humor attracts late night viewers on ‘Adult Swim’

Freddie Wilhelm | Staff Writer A popular cartoon has students traveling across the multiverse on zany science fiction adventures. ‘Rick and Morty,’ an animated comedy, follows the adventures of Rick Sanchez, a cynical mad scientist and his prepubescent grandson Morty Smith. Taking place in the modern day, this duo goes on various sci-fi adventures which span across the multiverse. The […]

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Billboard chart topper brings awareness to suicide prevention

Lauren Thomas | Staff Writer It is the number one song in the country. It is also the number for the National Suicide Hotline. Up and coming R&B artist Logic’s 1-800-273-8255 featuring Khalid and Alessia Cara has sat atop the charts for weeks now, accumulating over 264 million listens on Spotify. Popularity aside, the real meaning of the song lies […]

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Social media sparks plant-based diet fad

Kaitlin Lewis | Staff Writer Filling your Snapchat story with pictures of your favorite salad may have more of an influence than you think. There has been an obvious increase in those who choose a plant-based diet. Since 2014, veganism in the United States has increased by 6 percent, making 1 in 20 Americans vegan or vegetarian. Some of the […]

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