Cleaning up not a priority for student body

Andrea Hefferan | Online Editor Mason High School students clearly haven’t learned how to pick up after themselves. Every day the cafeteria and the small commons are littered with trash left over from the three lunch bells. When junior Ashley Florence heads to the commons for band practice at the end of the day, she is appalled by the amount […]

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Short attention cause of decreased interest in reading

Della Johnson | Staff Writer You may not have the attention span to get through this article. In fact, most students don’t. With the amount of reading being assigned to students recently, a minimized attention span is becoming increasingly noticeable. The trend continues through more than just homework, however. In class, students might struggle to focus during lectures, group work, […]

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Self expression influenced by ‘Punk’ culture

Ryan D’Souza | Visual Design Editor Jake Sapp | Staff Writer Pink hair, torn jeans, and a “take it or leave it” attitude are all things that come to mind when the word “punk” is used to describe someone.  But certain students are willing to take the next level through outlandish projects, creating their own music, and expressing themselves through […]

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Chronic sleep paralysis elicits fear of waking up

Evelina Gaivoronskaia | Staff Writer Imagine not being able to move a muscle as your worst nightmare inches closer to you.     This can be a reality for students with sleep paralysis, a disorder in which the brain wakes up before the body. The condition makes people unable to move or speak, and also can cause victims to experience […]

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No driver’s license needed for students in Young Eagles Club

Kaelyn Rodrigues | Staff Writer While other students are studying to get their driver’s licenses, members of the Young Eagles Club are taking a more unconventional approach to travel. The club aims to involve students in aviation and get them started in the process to acquire their private pilot’s licenses. Influenced by the Aviation Club’s interest in aeronautics, geometry teacher […]

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Yoga enthusiasts embark on theraputic aerial trend

Anusha Vadlamani | Staff Writer Aerial yoga is flipping the world of relaxation completely upside down.   A style of yoga that had previously been exclusive to only bigger cities, aerial yoga made its way to Mason six years ago when yoga instructor Paula Bortolotto opened her studio, the Anahata Yoga Center. The practice of aerial yoga involves performing traditional yoga […]

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Students with teaching parents face classroom criticism

Sophia Johnson | Staff Writer It’s common for students to have opinions about their teachers, but when the teacher is your parent, it can be hard to escape the negativity. Freshman Rachael Molnar, daughter of World History teacher Tim Molnar, said that having a parent teach in school exposes her to negative dialogue about her family.  When students do not […]

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‘The Awesome 80’s Prom’ pioneers interactive storytelling by inviting audience members to vote on play’s outcome

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer  Pick the winners, losers, and everything in between when you attend the Drama Club’s newest production. In The Awesome 80’s Prom, running on Fridays and Saturdays from October 19 to October 27 in the black box theater, the audience is attending the 1989 senior prom, the romance and drama that occurs, and the vote for […]

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Hispanic Heritage Festival 2018

Kaelyn Rodrigues | Staff Writer On Thursday, September 26, Spanish National Honor Society hosted the Hispanic Heritage Festival to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. It featured A cappella group Noteorious, folk dancers from the group Cincinnati Baila, guest speaker Pilar Joseph, and Zumba. Click to enlarge and view in slideshow mode. Special thanks to Cincinnati Baila for an incredible performance tonight […]

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Strudthoff finding smiles throughout MHS

Anusha Vadlamani | Staff Writer Photographing 360 smiles in 180 days is no easy task, but Bud Strudthoff is welcoming the challenge. Strudthoff, an eleventh grade intervention specialist, is taking the time to highlight student happiness through his project “360 Smiles.” In a project that is new to Mason this year, Strudthoff photographs two students he sees smiling each day […]

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Local group paints mural in support of common ground

Andrea Hefferan | Online Editor With the simple stroke of a brush, three Mason High School students are painting a picture that they hope will help the Mason Community. The MADE (Mason Deerfield) for Authentic Leadership organization will be painting an interactive mural on the back wall of the ROYAL Theatre Company and Muennich’s Inc. Auto Repair Service in downtown […]

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