OCD affects students’ daily lives

Ellen Duffer | Staff Writer Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is more serious than most think as they casually use it as an excuse for being organized or picky, according to senior Caitlin Smith, who was diagnosed with OCD last summer. The disorder, affecting up to 1 in 100 children, according to KidsHealth.org, and 2.2 million adults, according to the National […]

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Students travel lengths to experience live music

Kris Ogungbemi | Staff Writer Experiencing live music is not always convenient, but chasing favorite bands to concert settings is a top priority for some students at Mason High School. The end for these students justifies the sometimes extreme means. Ticketmaster, a popular ticket vendor, reported selling “more than 141 million tickets valued at over $8.3 billion on behalf of […]

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Student amass t-shirt collections

Jami Bechard | Staff Writer Mason students are becoming fanatics about buying t-shirts from every school event, class and group, according to the Comet Zone statistics. Mason High School’s Comet Zone has sold over 4,300 shirts so far this year, according to Megan Findley, the Comet Zone’s general manager. Sophomore Taylor Klos said she owns 63 t-shirts that she said […]

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Training to be a ballerina

Carlie Sack | Staff Writer As a sophomore, Katie Pilone is already training for a career: a career as a professional ballerina. Pilone said she usually trains about 24 hours each week. In addition, Pilone must balance this highly intense dance schedule with attending school.

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Life in technicolor

Ellen Duffer | Associate Editor Being “colorblind” doesn’t always translate to seeing only black and white; this type of color vision deficiency (CVD), called monochromacy, rarely occurs. Instead, the majority of individuals with CVD (about eight percent of all males and 0.5 percent of all females, according to the National Institutes of Health) have a limited perception of color that […]

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Digital literature replaces traditional books

Ian Howard | Staff Writer Amidst the hundreds of books in Mason High School’s Media Center, Media Specialist Virginia Robinson said she peruses page after page of literature in a different format. According to Amazon.com, the Kindle, released in 2007, has rapidly become the site’s bestselling item.

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Food service experience affects view of tipping

Jordan Berger | Staff Writer A ten percent tip sits on the Lone Star Steakhouse table after three hours of fulfilling the party of twenty’s needs, the customers’ meals totaling over 450. Nearby, senior Amara Agomuo, a hostess at Lone Star Steakhouse who receives a portion of the tips, witnesses the lack of generous tipping, which is a common frustration […]

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Music mediums progress towards intangible files

Samantha Stulen | Staff Writer From vinyl to MP3, the looks and sounds of music have been revolutionized, as well as the convenience of obtaining music. Senior Jonathan Balmer said having an MP3 player has allowed him to gain access to a multitude of songs. Buying a few albums and being stuck with songs he does not enjoy is no […]

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WeTube

Janica Kaneshiro | Staff Writer Whether trying to become a celebrity or just sharing their videos with the lives of others, now that YouTube is accessible to the average high school student, students at Mason High School, such as senior Jacob Burress, now have the opportunity to show fellow “YouTubers” their talents.

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Good hair is pricey

Janica Kaneshiro | Staff Writer Straight, curly, dyed or natural, whatever the style, there are plenty of students at Mason High School who know a thing or two about good hair and the effort required to achieve it. According to Senior Kayelin Tiggs, good hair takes time.

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Height often connected to perception of abilities

Julia Halpin | Staff Writer They may never play center on a basketball team or be viewed as their actual age, but those who are vertically challenged are still capable of having their own substantial voices, according to senior Maddie Slutsky. Slutsky, who stands at four feet, eleven inches, said that she is a perfect example of someone who has […]

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