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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Trending Now: 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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King’s Island haunters face retaliation from petrified visitors

Nathalie Schickendantz | Staff Writer Hired hellions are in for many frights themselves while attempting to startle guests. Kings Island celebrates the month of October with Halloween Haunt. A night of thrill is created by 10 haunted attractions, three outdoor scare zones, three live shows and scary characters lurking in the night. Senior Katie Pennetti spends her October nights scaring […]

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Movie fans unsatisfied with Hollywood’s remake era

Alexandra Lisa | Staff Writer Take one. Take two. Take five. Take twenty. The same thing grows tedious after you have seen it several times over, something film industries have begun to find as they watch their audiences gradually losing interest. Theaters have been overflowing with reboots of classics throughout the 2000s with what some call the “Remake Era” filling […]

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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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