‘The Awesome 80’s Prom’ pioneers interactive storytelling by inviting audience members to vote on play’s outcome

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer  Pick the winners, losers, and everything in between when you attend the Drama Club’s newest production. In The Awesome 80’s Prom, running on Fridays and Saturdays from October 19 to October 27 in the black box theater, the audience is attending the 1989 senior prom, the romance and drama that occurs, and the vote for […]

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Hispanic Heritage Festival 2018

Kaelyn Rodrigues | Staff Writer On Thursday, September 26, Spanish National Honor Society hosted the Hispanic Heritage Festival to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. It featured A cappella group Noteorious, folk dancers from the group Cincinnati Baila, guest speaker Pilar Joseph, and Zumba. Click to enlarge and view in slideshow mode. Special thanks to Cincinnati Baila for an incredible performance tonight […]

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Strudthoff finding smiles throughout MHS

Anusha Vadlamani | Staff Writer Photographing 360 smiles in 180 days is no easy task, but Bud Strudthoff is welcoming the challenge. Strudthoff, an eleventh grade intervention specialist, is taking the time to highlight student happiness through his project “360 Smiles.” In a project that is new to Mason this year, Strudthoff photographs two students he sees smiling each day […]

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Local group paints mural in support of common ground

Andrea Hefferan | Online Editor With the simple stroke of a brush, three Mason High School students are painting a picture that they hope will help the Mason Community. The MADE (Mason Deerfield) for Authentic Leadership organization will be painting an interactive mural on the back wall of the ROYAL Theatre Company and Muennich’s Inc. Auto Repair Service in downtown […]

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Gaskin shines in social media spotlight, showcases music to hundreds of thousands of listeners through streaming platforms

Della Johnson | Staff Writer Listen to Darius’ single “Insanity”. Over 150 thousand listeners have pressed play on senior Darius Gaskin’s career. Since releasing his debut single “Insanity” on August 10, Gaskin has accumulated hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube and Spotify, both of which he has also gained a multitude of followers on. The massive exposure was partially […]

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ACT students tasked to design their own classroom

Evelina Gaivoronskaia | Staff Writer   Mrs. Little and her fifth grade students talk about the process of designing their classroom.   Little designers have taken on the big project of designing their classroom environment. Since the first day of the school year, Mason Intermediate’s fifth grade Academic and Creative Talents (ACT) program has been working on personalizing their classroom […]

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Zhang and Hu embrace traditional Chinese culture, form team to showcase dancing skills at international competitions

Andrea Hefferan | Staff Writer  From LA to Hong Kong, the members of Bing Yang Chinese Performing Arts Center have traveled thousands of miles in order to pursue their passion. Bing Yang Chinese Performing Arts Center (BYC-PAC) is a team that performs cultural dances from China, traveling around the world to compete. Sophomore Judi Hu has performed a vast repertoire […]

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Increased digital trust results in growth of online friendships

Alex Lisa | Staff Writer Some kids at Mason High School are finding friendships in the most unusual places.   Many students have found comfort and support in friends they interact with exclusively online. They confide in them and build close relationships despite never having met in real life. Due to warnings about strangers online, freshman Joel Steinbicker said he […]

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Fitness accounts provide inspiration for fueling workouts

Millie Ortega | Staff Writer Fitness fanatics are exploring their passions online through popularized fitness Instagram accounts. In the beginning, the purpose of the popular social media app Instagram was for users to casually detail the monotony their daily lives. The explore page was filled with photos of dogs to cups of coffee to friends at lunch. Now, feeds are […]

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Lee uses Roblox to create humorous video game

Rahul Parikh | Staff Writer In May 2016, Chris Lee created his own universe, not knowing that he would end up sharing that world with over one million online gamers. Sophomore Christopher Lee’s self-created video game, Infinite Welfare, has over one million plays on the ‘Roblox’ gaming network.  Infinite Welfare places each player on a rectangular platform in the middle […]

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