Diwali embraced by religions across Mason

Kaelyn Rodrigues | Staff Writer Most holidays are celebrated by a single religion. This Indian festival is shared by three. Diwali is a five day-long holiday observed in several religions, including Hinduism, Sikhism, and Jainism. Although each religion celebrates Diwali at the same time, they have different meanings behind the holiday and sometimes refer to it under varying names to […]

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Organization Connects Students to Culture and Politics

Shravani Page | Staff Writer Members of William Mason High School are poised to create a difference in the communities and encourage teenagers to become involved politically. William Mason High School has become a hub composed of differing ideologies. From discussing controversies to conspiracies, politics have unsurprisingly entered the mix which has led to a recent influx of political organizations […]

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How to tik the Tok

Della Johnson | Staff Writer Making every second count has led everyday students to stardom. TikTok, previously called musical.ly, is a video-sharing social app. After the change in titles in mid-2018, the app had slow beginnings. Many viewed it as “cringey,” or a meme. However, it has recently been extremely popular. Currently, the app has around 500 million active users, […]

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Athletes Not the Only Ones Committing to Colleges

Anna Kinasewitz | Staff Writer Seven percent. That’s the percentage of high school athletes that go on to compete at the collegiate level.  Tweets, Instagram posts, and celebrations are all made when an athlete decides to take the leap and commit to a school to continue their sports career. Hours of practice go into perfecting their skills and getting them […]

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Student trumpeter cashing in on his music

Scott Reckers | Staff Writer Senior Harmon Byerly isn’t trying to toot his own horn, but he is making a bit of money off it. Byerly is a trumpeter who is making money off his playing. He records his playing and works with companies that are willing to pay him for his skills.  He started recording late his sophomore year, […]

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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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