The physics of pole vaulting

Katelyn Cain | Staff Writer With most sports, the spheres of school and athletics are kept separate, but pole vaulting, an event in track and field, incorporates physics to maximize jump height. Understanding the physics of pole vaulting is essential to achieving the perfect pole vault, according to head pole vault coach Mark Sutton.

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Hanging up the shoes – Web Exclusive

Joe Spencer | Staff Writer For seniors working to be the best player on the team their entire high school careers, there comes a time to hang up the shoes. This is what most of the senior athletes at Mason High School are going through currently at the end of third trimester. While graduation means the end of high school […]

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Letters to the Editor 5/20

Increase of Subways will not affect eating habits Even though Subway has passed McDonalds in chains worldwide, I don’t think that this will affect how people eat. Just because there are more Subways doesn’t mean that people will choose to go to them. …It will take a lot more Subways’ advertising to change people’s minds about where they eat. -Ben […]

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Column: Celebrity gossip rules cyberspace – Web Exclusive

Thom Carter | Staff Writer If you’ve ever been to TMZ.com, and I honestly hope you haven’t, you’re probably accustomed to the constant stream of repetitive celebrity news gossip. Much of it can be boiled down to useless babbling by so-called journalists who rely on tips from outside sources in order to report news that can be called “relevant.” This […]

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Column: A learning experience – Web Exclusive

Janie Simonton | Staff Writer Ahh, here we stand. I know in the rest of my senior-related columns, I’ve repeatedly said that we’re on the brink of the rest of our lives, ready to reach out and relish the world. But now, we really are. Graduation is nine days from today, and college a few short months after that. There’s […]

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Column: Life exists outside of MHS; explore it

Julia Halpin | Staff Writer “What did you get on your ACT?” “Did you see those pictures on Facebook from last weekend?” “Can you believe they broke up?” To all of the gossipers, Facebook stalkers, girly cliques and cocky guys, I just have one small request. Stop. Stop thinking that every second spent in the classrooms, fields or cafeterias of […]

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15 inches of fame: Mina Lee

Compiled by Janica Kaneshiro | Staff Writer Photo by Janica Kaneshiro Senior Mina Lee said she has a passion for the Harry Potter franchise, art and movies. She said she’s most defined as weird”, a term she’s comfortable with. What college are you going to and what’s your intended major? “I’m going to [College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning] […]

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Mason Unwrapped

Thom Carter | Staff Writer From a New Jersey-style pizza joint to a downtown ice cream parlor, there are a number of locally-owned eateries around Mason that manage to preserve the local flavor.

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