Exercises linked to stress relief and relaxation

Ria Parikh | Staff Writer Yoga is more than trees and sun salutations. A study done at the Ohio State University and later published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology said that yoga reduces inflammation and fatigue, as well as the risk of diseases such as heart disease and arthritis. Senior and Yoga Club founder Nealofar Madani said that yoga […]

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Students go to great lengths to hear live music

Isabel Marotta | Staff Writer Some pay to see, some pay to hear, but others pay to experience. If all the concerts senior Haleigh Carr has been to in the past year took place consecutively, she would be going to concerts for over a month. Carr said the social aspect and concert experience is what keeps her coming back. “In […]

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GoMasonComets outlet for real-world design and video skills

Luke Hutchinson | Staff Writer GoMasonComets.com gives Intergrated Media Internship a go at technical and interactive skills for the present and the future. GoMasonComets.com is a modernized student-run website that displays everything with athletic relevance to Mason. Advisor and instructor Craig Murnan said he is proud of the analytics and mass production of the site. “On the athletics portion of […]

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Horoscope believers see proof in the stars

Jacob Fulton | Staff Writer If your horoscope gets your future right, it might be a sign. Horoscopes center around the concept that the position of the stars can influence a person’s life. Egyptians observed 12 constellations positioned throughout different points in the sun’s 12 month rotation. From these constellations, the Zodiac was born. Each Zodiac sign is thought to […]

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Hooked on Snapchat

Users can’t break addictive habit Illustation by Alekya Raghavan.Juliana Discher | Staff Writer For some Snapchat users, maintaining that 100 day Snapstreak is worth giving a friend your account sign-in or even paying a person to help keep the streak. Since its release in September 2011, Snapchat has constantly been evolving to keep users engaged. The popular mobile app began […]

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Arts and creativity lost in shift to STEM

Ria Parikh | Staff Writer Calculators instead of clarinets, Einstein instead of Shakespeare, systems instead of sonnets. Do you see a trend here?  It seems that in the push to expose students to more science and technology related education, the result could be a decreased emphasis on art and creativity. STEM – science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – is a […]

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King honored to represent MHS in Washington D.C.

Veteran teacher accepts Blue Ribbon award King shares his experiences in Washington D.C. Juliana Discher | Staff Writer Instead of teaching kids to fly fish and identify bird calls, Language Arts and Words from the Wild teacher Tim King was exploring monuments in the nation’s capital after being selected by his colleagues to represent Mason High School in accepting one […]

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Art enthusiast Taylor Kling illustrates book

Jessica Maguire | MBC Reporter Meet Taylor Kling. Kling first became interested in the arts at a young age when her dad would sketch pictures for her and her siblings to color in. Kling drew inspiration from those around her, including her seventh grade art teacher who pushed her to continue to develop her talent. Her passion for drawing sprouted as she became […]

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Social media battleground pulls younger generation into election

Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer Whether you’re #I’mWithHer or #MakeAmericaGreatAgain, social media is the place for you. Statistically, the 2016 presidential election has the most social media presence of any to date, said Government Technology magazine. Candidates are using social media to cater to younger audiences, especially the 18-24 year old demographic, said Ipsos Mori, a market research organization. More […]

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Pressures of Islamophobia affect local

Calista Busch | Staff Writer Not even Mason is immune to Islamophobia. Sophomore Nora Elkady said she is conscious of her religion while at Mason High School. “I think you’re just more aware of it,” Elkady said. “I want to represent the religion right.” Islam has recently been put in the spotlight. In the Middle East, terrorist groups such as […]

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Seniors make mockery of school identification photos

Meghan Pottle | Staff Writer These pictures will hang in the halls of Mason High School forever, administration warned seniors who decided to mock their school pictures. Because they are only used for student IDs and profiles on Schoology, several seniors arrived for their photographs in costume. Senior Andy Grimes decided to make his shirt the center of attention. “It […]

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Peter Pan prequel takes flight in Black Box theater

Luke Hutchinson | Staff Writer Tonight, Drama Club will enter Neverland with the production of Peter and the Starcatcher. The show is a prequel to Peter Pan, and it became available to high school drama this past March. Drama instructor Allen Young requested rights to the script three days after its release, making Mason the first high school to perform […]

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Lake overcomes Crohn’s disease to run cross country

Millie Ortega | MBC Multimedia Reporter Videography, production and editing by Maxwell Bird and Millie Ortega, reporting by Erin Breuer. Most athletes at Mason High School sign up for a sport after months of conditioning to prepare for a successful season. When sophomore Allison Lake made the decision to run cross country after not being able to participate in sports […]

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