Gaskin shines in social media spotlight, showcases music to hundreds of thousands of listeners through streaming platforms

Della Johnson | Staff Writer Listen to Darius’ single “Insanity”. Over 150 thousand listeners have pressed play on senior Darius Gaskin’s career. Since releasing his debut single “Insanity” on August 10, Gaskin has accumulated hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube and Spotify, both of which he has also gained a multitude of followers on. The massive exposure was partially […]

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ACT students tasked to design their own classroom

Evelina Gaivoronskaia | Staff Writer   Mrs. Little and her fifth grade students talk about the process of designing their classroom.   Little designers have taken on the big project of designing their classroom environment. Since the first day of the school year, Mason Intermediate’s fifth grade Academic and Creative Talents (ACT) program has been working on personalizing their classroom […]

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Zhang and Hu embrace traditional Chinese culture, form team to showcase dancing skills at international competitions

Andrea Hefferan | Staff Writer  From LA to Hong Kong, the members of Bing Yang Chinese Performing Arts Center have traveled thousands of miles in order to pursue their passion. Bing Yang Chinese Performing Arts Center (BYC-PAC) is a team that performs cultural dances from China, traveling around the world to compete. Sophomore Judi Hu has performed a vast repertoire […]

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Increased digital trust results in growth of online friendships

Alex Lisa | Staff Writer Some kids at Mason High School are finding friendships in the most unusual places.   Many students have found comfort and support in friends they interact with exclusively online. They confide in them and build close relationships despite never having met in real life. Due to warnings about strangers online, freshman Joel Steinbicker said he […]

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Fitness accounts provide inspiration for fueling workouts

Millie Ortega | Staff Writer Fitness fanatics are exploring their passions online through popularized fitness Instagram accounts. In the beginning, the purpose of the popular social media app Instagram was for users to casually detail the monotony their daily lives. The explore page was filled with photos of dogs to cups of coffee to friends at lunch. Now, feeds are […]

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Lee uses Roblox to create humorous video game

Rahul Parikh | Staff Writer In May 2016, Chris Lee created his own universe, not knowing that he would end up sharing that world with over one million online gamers. Sophomore Christopher Lee’s self-created video game, Infinite Welfare, has over one million plays on the ‘Roblox’ gaming network.  Infinite Welfare places each player on a rectangular platform in the middle […]

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Horror junkies seek thrill in chilling new releases

  Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer Big box office horror movies are coming back from the dead.   Through something of a renaissance, the last decade has witnessed a transformation in the way horror movies are being produced and received. Of the top five grossing horror movies of all time, two were released within the last year, while the other […]

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‘Roseanne’ revival showcases political divide in country

Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer Of all the revivals and reboots and spinoffs pouring out of Hollywood in recent months, one is re-making a huge splash: Roseanne. A half-hour comedy, Roseanne centers around the Conners, a blue-collar family living in the fictional Landford, Illinois. The titular matriarch, played by Emmy-award winner Roseanne Barr, juggles family and work alongside her husband and […]

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Saunders chooses unique route to become entertainer

Inspired by his uncle, senior Chevan Saunders first dressed in drag last year.   Luke Hutchinson | Online Editor Don’t be a drag, just be a drag queen. This was the mindset senior Chevan Saunders had when he first dressed in drag last year for Kings Island’s annual Pride Night. Drag queens are people who usually dress in feminized clothing […]

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New recovery house gives Warren County hope

Jacob Brase | Staff Writer While some may ignore it, the heroin epidemic is real and present in Warren County. But, there is hope, as volunteers have been fighting back against the silent killer in the community. One City Against Heroin (OCAH) is a group of business leaders who seek to support projects that combat the local heroin epidemic. In […]

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