Extensive academic programs fill summer months

Ian Howard | Staff Writer Although some students associate summer with beaches and relaxing vacations, several students’ summers look a bit more academic. Junior Lynne Liao said that she will likely be attending a college program at Carnegie Mellon University, Texas Technical Institute or Miami University over the summer, while her twin sister, junior Jenny Liao, said that she will […]

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Young drivers get lost without technology

Janica Kaneshiro | Staff Writer Teens today are becoming dependent on technology to get them places when driving rather than relying on their own knowledge of local geography, according Paul Plominski from Jack’s Driving School. He said it’s actually fairly common to get students who don’t know where they’re going when completing in-car requirements.

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See the best and worst fads experienced by the Class of 2010

Jordan Berger | Staff Writer For some, the harsh sounds of corporate file cabinet drawers will become the monotonous daily comfort. For others, unsettling, repetitive waves will fill eardrums after completion of the Naval Academy. Academic details such as the Periodic Table of Elements, the Law of Sines and Emily Dickenson provided common ground for graduating seniors, but as each […]

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Finding unrelated twins in hallways

Janie Simonton | Staff Writer The popular sitcom How I Met Your Mother defines them as dopplegangers. Other popular terms include “twin,” “double” and “duplicate.” For sophomore Courtney Wilson, seeing her “twin,” freshman Mallory Pontius, is “like looking in a mirror.”

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Mapping out our futures

Rachel Schowalter | Staff Writer The William Mason High School Class of 2010 is made up of over 750 students. In the coming year, these students will disperse throughout the country in pursuit of their futures — residing in more than 30 states, 107 cities and 150 colleges.

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Who is God?

Julia Halpin | Staff Writer The discussion of religion is one that comes up in almost every conversation. Whether it’s a science class conversation about Darwinism or a literary analysis in English, religion is an inevitable debate. Under the concept of religion is the idea of God or some sort of belief in an ultimate power. Various students in Mason High […]

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23 things you didn’t know about Mason High School

Kris Ogungbemi | Staff Writer It’s nearly impossible to know everything about Mason High School. With over 3,000 students and a vast campus, there are always many things to discover. Below are 23 things you probably didn’t know about Mason High School: 1. 46,000: number of Otis Spunkmeyer Jumbo cookies sold year to date 2. 18,849: number of items in […]

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Students return to their families’ roots across the country

Alyssa Howard | Editor-in-Chief While many at Mason take only a relatively brief car ride to visit relatives, some students must take extensive plane trips to reconnect with family members and hometowns in different parts of the world. Senior Shaista Mallik, who moved to the United States from Dubai at age four, said that her family first revisited Dubai the […]

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