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

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

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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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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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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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Wisdom teeth removal can bring on psychotic episodes

Blake Nissen | Staff Writer Meghan Pottle | Staff Writer Senior Molly Biggers thought she was getting kidnapped and senior Sam DeGroft thought she was being attacked by a terrorist. It sounds crazy, but it’s true—or at least Biggers and DeGroft thought it was, because they were suffering from psychotic delusions as a result of the anesthesia they were under […]

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Paddling students harshly remembered at MHS

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Juliana Discher | Staff Writer Illustration by Visual Editor Madison Krell Every 30 seconds, a child is hit in a public school somewhere in the United States. While corporal punishment may not seem like a common practice, a federal data analysis reported this statistic. Corporal punishment is a discipline method in which a supervising adult deliberately inflicts pain upon a […]

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2016 has eventful schedule in store

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The 50th NFL Super Bowl game will be held at Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco, California on February 7. February 29, also known as leap day, will be marked on calendars for the first time in four years. MHS students will take to the dance floor at prom on April 16. This generation’s hit childhood Disney films will be back again in sequels in […]

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Student band takes one step closer to making it big

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Meghan Pottle | Staff Writer From left to right: Owen Tidd, Will Morris, Jack Davidson, and Luke Cornett. Photo Edited by Visual Editor Madison Krell Senior Owen Tidd formed the band, Big Korea, initially in 2013 and is the only member left from the original lineup. Big Korea released their first “Welcome” extended play (EP) online on December 9, 2015 and […]

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Ohio pet stores accused of mistreating animals

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Juliana Discher | Staff Writer Illustration by Visual Editor Madison Krell Buying a puppy is like adding a new member to the family. So when that adorable, $1,000 dog dies within weeks, it’s a huge emotional and financial loss. Petland and other pet stores have been under scrutiny lately for selling sick puppies, many near death. It all began two […]

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