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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Global curriculums teach history with a spin

Alexandra Lisa | Staff Writer The winners tell the story, but when it comes to history, anyone can make themselves out to be the hero. One of the inevitable challenges students from foreign nations face when going to school in the U.S. is switching from their own country’s history to American history in the classroom. Not only do they have […]

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Owners insist snakes are like any other pet

Luke Hutchinson | Staff Writer Approximately 250 species of snakes can kill a human with one bite. Some animals do not enjoy playing fetch or rolling over – especially ones that are carnivorous, legless, and elongated; despite people’s thoughts about owning a snake, some students are fascinated by their behavior. Owner of two snakes and freshman Logan Young said his […]

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Evolution of cheating introduces new tension for classroom

Calista Busch | Staff Writer Screenshots, screenshots are no fun. Unless you share with everyone.   AP Language and Composition teacher Lori Roth said she has seen any increase in students cheating in her class this year on tests and in-class assignments. While teachers take measures to prevent cheating in their classes, it is constantly evolving. Roth said students have […]

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Students risk criminal charges to obtain fake IDs

Meghan Pottle | Staff Writer As college and prom season approach, the pressure to purchase a fake identification (ID) card for college arises. Teenagers may think they will not get caught for a crime that seems so common, or “it is never going to happen to me,” but such purchases are not immune to consequences. According to U.S. National Library […]

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