Rap entices Mason using suburban appeal

Thom Carter | Staff Writer Rap music is moving out of the ghetto and into the suburbs with rappers swapping their baggy jeans and t-shirts for designer duds, according to junior Kelechi Aguomo. As a result, Aguomo said suburban teens in areas like Mason are becoming the target audience for many mainstream rap acts.

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More than a leg to stand on

Two sophomores use different methods to deal with physical challenges… Julia Halpin | Staff Writer Sophomores Molly Frankel and Kevin Grosskoph have daily routines that differ from most high school students. Frankel and Grosskoph both were born with permanent diseases that will hinder their mobility for the rest of their lives. Frankel was born with Amniotic Band Syndrome, which means […]

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15 inches of fame: Shreetej Reddy

Compiled by Megan McCormack | Staff Writer To some, being a freshman at Mason High School means a place at the bottom of the totem pole. But freshman Shreetej Reddy, the youngest of his class, said he still keeps up with rest of the freshmen. Because Reddy will not turn fourteen until February, he is the youngest student at MHS. […]

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Coffee: High schoolers’ new addiction

Miranda Carney | Staff Writer Higher stress loads along with lack of sleep and the high availability of caffeinated drinks, such as coffee, are causing more young kids and teens to become reliant on caffeine to get through the day than ever before, according to junior Jessica Miller.

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Underlying tensions felt by Muslims

Janica Kaneshiro | Staff Writer Muslims in Mason have faced religious discrimination since 9/11, according to English as a Second Languge teacher Shahrazad Kablan. But even now, with an uproar over a new mosque near Ground Zero, they are understanding of others’ views on their religion, Kablan said.

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From pigskins to plooms

Bobby Gibler | Staff Writer After three years on the gridiron, senior Gabe Perez traded in his helmet and shoulder pads for a saxophone and sheet music. Perez was a junior varsity football player with varsity experience, but decided to join the marching band, fueled by his love for music.

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15 inches of fame – Ben Magana

Compiled by Katelyn Cain | Staff Writer Throughout high school, most students worry about their grades, what they’re wearing and what people think about them. But Mason High School sophomore Ben Magana is known for exactly the opposite. He’s carefree, quirky, and has landed himself 15 Inches of Fame.

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