Students battling eating disorders work towards self-acceptance

Lauren Serge | Staff Writer For most individuals, eating is a habitual, seemingly mindless task.  For those with eating disorders, eating is a constant, daily conflict. This consistent trial is faced by many teenagers as they combat physical and mental deterioration. According to the National Eating Disorder Association, eating disorders are frequently apparent during adolescence and are spawned from poor […]

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Students volunteering only to meet quotas and fill resumes

Alexandra Lisa | Staff Writer Some MHS students are taking the opportunity to fill their resumes while they fulfill the needs of others. Volunteering, defined as “freely offering to do something,” according to dictionary.com, requires that the student in question does work without accepting money in return. However, many students still set out to volunteer with objectives and motives in […]

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Students develop website for breeding and sale of geckos

Luke Hutchinson | Online Editor Freshman Thomas Chapman is getting a headstart in herpetology with GeckosInMason.com. Chapman recently created the site and is using it to professionally breed geckos and then sell them. While reptiles are still considered exotic pets, many species like leopard gecko have become increasingly docile as the pet trade continues to make them available. Chapman said […]

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Insomniacs struggle to get through daily routine

Nathalie Schickendantz | Staff Writer For some, their head hits the pillow at 12:00 am but 2876 sheep later, and they’re still wide awake. People with Insomnia suffer from the persistent inability to fall asleep. Researchers say the cause can be physical or mental factors. The brain goes through a sleep cycle and a wake cycle. When one of those […]

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Many teachers still prefer old school approach

Freddie Wilhelm | Staff Writer You will not catch students in Tim King’s Words from the Wild class carrying around Chromebooks when they take their walks in the wild. While most teachers are utilizing the newly implemented Chrombooks in their classes, King chose to take the old school approach. “We don’t have to have Chromebooks,” King said. “We do a […]

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Senior lot goose takes to Twitter to communicate with his fans

Lauren Thomas | Staff Writer Seniors Kate Leathers and Mikey Loehr tweet “honk honk” as their alter ego @seniorlotgoose. Known colloquially as Richard the Goose, the identity of the parking lot wildlife protecting his wife and eggs just feet from A pod has been a mystery for months. Leathers began the page spontaneously one day, after walking into school and […]

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Master chef in the making

Meghan Pottle | Staff Writer Senior Adrian Chan traveled 2,395 miles to wash dishes. Chan had planned on studying to become an architectural engineer after high school, but after taking a chance and deciding to pursue his real passion instead, he will move to San Francisco, California to work for the world’s best female chef. Chan’s first job in the […]

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Students showcase alpacas at upcoming Warren County Fair

Duncan MacKenzie | Staff Writer This summer, some students are “alpaca”ing their bags and heading to the fair. The Warren County Fair takes place July 17-22 at the Warren County Fairgrounds. Every year, students ranging from kindergarten to high school flock to the Warren County Junior Fair, a portion of the fair organized by the educational youth development program 4-H. […]

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Male students use cosmetics for expression and concealment

Ria Parikh | Staff Writer Modern day makeup users are shaking the foundation of gender roles. In recent years, male representation has become more popular in the beauty industry. Many of the most subscribed makeup channels on YouTube are run by males and makeup companies have begun to advertise with males. Sophomore Nick Rodriguez said one reason he enjoys wearing […]

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Aides vital part of lives of their students

Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer “Now teachers, the announcement you’ve all been waiting for,” are the words English teacher Thurman Allen shouts out over the public address system before giving the Teacher of the Week award to the teacher whose students have deemed them hardworking and passionate about what they do. But there’s a group of valuable educators who will […]

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Students make their claims to fame in pairs

Delaney Turner | Staff Writer Name a more iconic duo… I’ll wait. Sherlock and Watson, Batman and Robin, and Kimye are only a few dynamic duos. The duos of the world influence social media, fashion, and ultimately affect the way the world functions. At Mason High School, it is no different. Duos are taking on the halls and making big […]

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