Teachers recall unique moments in classrooms

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Serina Cline | Staff Writer MHS teachers have witnessed countless unusual events in their classrooms. From promposals to tackling students, teachers are constantly being surprised. These most memorable moments have kept MHS staff on their toes and their days anything but boring. 1. Amy Ortega – Spanish Teacher “I’ve had drama, like couples, there had been love connections in class, I […]

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Teens take extreme measures to combat acne

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Abbey Marshall | Managing Editor Infographic by Visual Editor Madison Krell Acne is a teenage nightmare: an undesirable side effect of puberty. Students attempt to combat their oily skin in a variety of ways, but when all else fails, some are turning to cure it at its source. Accutane was an oral drug approved by the Federal Drug Administration in […]

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Students soon to rely on textbooks to learn about Holocaust


Duncan MacKenzie | Staff Writer Holocaust survivor Conrad Weiner talks about his experience to educate students. Photo by Madison Krell. 11 million. That is The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s estimated number of victims killed by the Nazi police’s population policies during World War II, known as the Holocaust. Some of those who survived this event live to tell the […]

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SIBS promote ‘No One Eats Alone’ campaign

Aleyka Raghavan | Staff Writer United we stand, divided we fall. This is the stance that Beyond Differences—a nationwide organization that empowers students to end social isolation—has taken with national ‘No One Eats Alone’ day. The daughter campaign is a student-led initiative that aims to put an end to lunch-time student isolation. According to Beyond Differences’ National Program Director Jenny […]

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Eos lip balm faces lawsuit debating customer safety

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Alyssa Brooks | Staff Writer Illustration by Visual Editor Madison Krell. Friend or foe: Eos lip balm edition. Recent lawsuits have been filed against the company Eos claiming that their lip balm hurts lips instead of helping them. The consumers had evidence of blistering and rashes after using the popular, egg-shaped chapstick. The company, known for their usage of all […]

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Ohio’s lack of sex education requirements prompts look into Mason’s health classes

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Matthew Marvar | Staff Writer Sex education is a touchy subject. As the controversy storms on between teaching comprehensive sex-ed and abstinence, Ohio schools are caught in the center. The Guttmacher Institute reported that the state of Ohio is required to teach sex and HIV education, however, it not mandated that these sex-ed classes be medically accurate, age appropriate, or […]

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Delivering students on time requires precise calculations

Alyssa Brooks | Staff Writer Buses must navigate the city of Mason each day in a timely manner to transport all students to school. Photo by Visual Editor Madison Krell It’s the first day of kindergarten. Parents stand at the bus stop, anxiously awaiting their child’s first bus ride. The child, with a newfound admiration for shiny, yellow busses, walks up […]

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Eight movies battle for ‘Best Picture’ at The Oscars

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Jessica Sommerville | Online Editor “Mad Max: Fury Road” In a post-apocalyptic world, Immortan Joe enslaves humans in his desert kingdom, the Citadel. When his commander Imperator Furiosa embarks on a mission to collect gasoline, she releases Joe’s five wives and take them with her. Joe and his forces chase her, leading to an alliance between Furiosa and lone wolf […]

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Romeo, O Romeo, you’ve broken my heart


Actors’ significant others cope with stage kiss Lauren Lysko | Staff Writer Photo by Lauren Lysko. Romeo, O Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? He’s kissing a different Juliet. “Romeo and Juliet” is creating tension on and off the stage, as the main actors have to fall in love for the performance while, in reality, they are both in committed relationships. […]

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Young men embrace gender role reversal at home

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Juliana Discher | Staff Writer Sophomore Thomas Mariner’s dad is a stay-at-home dad.  Some mothers are bringing home the bacon, while fathers are staying home to cook it. Fifty years ago, the terms “stay-at-home dad” and “female breadwinner” were unheard of. Advanced Placement Psychology teacher Paul Reedy said gender roles are society’s expectations of how males and females should behave, […]

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Netflix series ‘Making a Murderer’ stirring debate, raising doubt of criminal justice system


Blake Nissen | Staff Writer The right to remain silent hasn’t been exercised when it comes to the talk of the Steven Avery  case, which has gained world wide attention as a result of the popular Netflix series. Students are joining the national conversation about the 10-part documentary which covers the controversial story of convicted murderer Steven Avery. Wrongly accused […]

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MHS offers new Advanced Placement course for freshmen

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Jonathan McCollough | Staff Writer Statistics from the College Board. Infographic by Visual Editor Madison Krell. Students migrating to the high school now have the option to take Advanced Placement Human Geography freshman year. According to the College Board, AP Human Geography is a class designed to  “introduce students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped […]

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