Fast food employees choose convenience over nutrition

Della Johnson | Staff Writer Fast food restaurants are not just convenient for the customers. Food industry jobs have been the main career choice of students for many years. For most establishments, hiring starts at age 14, and many of them provide free meals or discounts. According to the Ohio Medical Group, this food tends to cause more harm than […]

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Punjabi Cultural Society prepares dancers for harvest festival

Evelina Gaivoronskaia | Staff Writer The Punjabi Cultural Society (PCS) finds that dance, above all else, exposes children to Punjab culture better than other traditional forms of study. A non-profit organization concentrating on passing the Punjabi culture to younger generations, PCS annually prepares for Vaisakhi, a Punjabi harvest festival, celebrated through traditional food and dances. This year, Vaisakhi falls on […]

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Uber Users Undeterred by Age Restriction

Kaelyn Rodrigues | Staff Writer Most underclassmen are too young to drive, but some have found a way to bypass Uber’s age restrictions to hitch a ride. When looking for other ways to get around, they can’t always depend on Uber either. Uber is a mobile ridesharing service which allows users to schedule rides with drivers on-demand. Sophomore Rudra Kamat […]

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Miller turns hobby into money-maker

Sophia Johnson | Staff Writer Senior Sierra Miller is taking a crack at the western art of whip cracking. Over the last three years, Miller has continued to develop her technique in sport cracking, the practice of cracking whips in a recurring pattern. Miller said she first became aware of whip cracking through western entertainment. “I used to watch Indiana […]

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Q&A with Principal Bobby Dodd

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer Since taking on the role of principal at Mason High School in May of 2018, Bobby Dodd has been working to create a school environment which involves students more. He’s supported initiatives such as the Ignite Your Vision project, creating a platform for students’ voices, and has made efforts to become more involved with the […]

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Community comes together to preserve Mason history

Zoe Anello and Hannah Lohmueller Mason’s Hidden Gem There is a lot of history in the City of Mason that many residents do not know about. Ever since 1979, the Mason Historical Society has made it their mission to preserve the rich history of the city. The house was built in 1890, and is located on West Church Street, in […]

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Tissue syndrome not deterrent for dedicated athletes

Ria Parikh | Staff Writer Despite being named “the most neglected disorder in modern medicine by the Ehlers Danlos Society, Ehlers Danlos syndrome (EDS) regains its prominence through the heavy impact it has on the lives of those inflicted with the disorder. EDS is a genetic condition that weakens connective tissue all over the body, manifesting into 13 different types […]

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Teacher teams up with student to solve cold case

Andrea Hefferan | Online Editor It’s been over 20 years since University of Cincinnati student Alana “Laney” Gwinner disappeared. Forensics teacher Randy Hubbard and junior Evan Fletcher are determined to find out why. Fletcher and Hubbard were investigating unsolved crimes, or cold cases, when they stumbled upon the case of Laney Gwinner, who was a 23-year-old accounting student at the […]

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Student writers author their own novels

Jake Sapp | Staff Writer Sometimes a simple English course isn’t enough. While there are a number of writing programs for Mason High School writers to find their footing in the world of the English language, some students have decided to take their skills into their own hands. A number of students have been trying to bring their writing prowess […]

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Social media creates rise of conspiracists

Anusha Vadlamani | Staff Writer With every new conspiracy comes a new conspiracist.  Conspiracy theories, dating back as early as ancient Rome, have progressed through word of mouth. It wasn’t until the introduction of modern technology that conspiracy theories really began to flourish: John F Kennedy’s assassination, the realness of the moon landing and Princess Diana’s death have all remained […]

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Caffeine craving teenagers turn to new energy drink

Sophia Johnson | Staff Writer While caffeine has always kept students going, a new energy drink is making a name for itself in the fight to avoid sleep. Bang, from Vital Pharmaceuticals Inc. (VPX Sports), is an energy drink that contains no calories, no sugar and no carbohydrates. Labeled as a pre-workout supplement that contains 300mg of caffeine, Bang contains […]

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Trinidad sisters on target to become professional archers

Kaelyn Rodrigues | Staff Writer Sophomores Jazmine and Josie Trinidad have their eye on the target. The sisters have been archers since they were in elementary school. They train in both indoor and outdoor archery and learn from several coaches, including 1976, 1984 and 1988 Olympic gold and silver medalist Darrell Pace, a Cincinnati native. “We started archery when we […]

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Couples plan for college separation

Lily Geiser | Staff Writer Nearly a third of college relationships are long distance. With graduation looming just around the corner, more college-bound couples will join those numbers.  The transition from high school to college can be incredibly difficult — moving away from your family for the first time, living in a completely different environment, losing touch with friends. Some […]

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