MHS junior not afraid to show off his dandy style

Luke Hutchinson | Online Editor Some things never go out of style. In the past, a dandy was a male who placed particular importance upon physical appearance, refined language and leisurely hobbies. Dandyism was the expectation for 19th century upper class Englishmen; it was a style marked with excessive refinement. For junior Daniel Caal, it is a lifestyle that fits […]

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Insensitive remark sparks frustration in black community

From left, junior Douglas Arthur-Mensah, senior Jordan Dawson, senior Amaya King, senior Kaleb Jegol, senior Khitajrah Allen, sophomore Ryann Richardson. Asia Porter | Editor-in-Chief Racism is real, and it exists in Mason. Whether that racism be attributed to bigotry or just plain ignorance, black students at Mason High School are saying enough is enough and are demanding they see change […]

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Netflix show reminiscent of ‘The Twilight Zone’

Freddie Wilhelm | Staff Writer The screen turns black showing nothing but your reflection, as you stare into the ‘Black Mirror’ before you, you begin to reflect upon your every action. ‘Black Mirror’ has grown to become a popular anthology series, a collection of different shows all with different characters and plot but following a similar format, on Netflix. Created […]

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Actors learn stage combat for winter production

Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer Mason Drama Club is proving that the pen and the sword go hand-in-hand with its winter production of Cyrano de Bergerac. In the play, which opens on January 26, seniors Gerardo Contreras and Liz Rivers engage in a dramatic duel to the death in the large and elegant Parisian theater of the Hotel de Bourgogne. […]

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Roller girl not afraid to jam on the track

Andrea Hefferan | Staff Writer Sophomore Trinity Erickson can roll with the punches, and she can throw them too. Erickson has been playing roller derby for the Cincinnati Junior Roller Girls since 2011. Roller derby is played with two teams of 14, each with five players on the track at a time, all skating counterclockwise. Each team has a ‘jammer,’ […]

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Students battling eating disorders work towards self-acceptance

Lauren Serge | Staff Writer For most individuals, eating is a habitual, seemingly mindless task.  For those with eating disorders, eating is a constant, daily conflict. This consistent trial is faced by many teenagers as they combat physical and mental deterioration. According to the National Eating Disorder Association, eating disorders are frequently apparent during adolescence and are spawned from poor […]

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Students volunteering only to meet quotas and fill resumes

Alexandra Lisa | Staff Writer Some MHS students are taking the opportunity to fill their resumes while they fulfill the needs of others. Volunteering, defined as “freely offering to do something,” according to dictionary.com, requires that the student in question does work without accepting money in return. However, many students still set out to volunteer with objectives and motives in […]

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Students develop website for breeding and sale of geckos

Luke Hutchinson | Online Editor Freshman Thomas Chapman is getting a headstart in herpetology with GeckosInMason.com. Chapman recently created the site and is using it to professionally breed geckos and then sell them. While reptiles are still considered exotic pets, many species like leopard gecko have become increasingly docile as the pet trade continues to make them available. Chapman said […]

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Insomniacs struggle to get through daily routine

Nathalie Schickendantz | Staff Writer For some, their head hits the pillow at 12:00 am but 2876 sheep later, and they’re still wide awake. People with Insomnia suffer from the persistent inability to fall asleep. Researchers say the cause can be physical or mental factors. The brain goes through a sleep cycle and a wake cycle. When one of those […]

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