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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New technology implemented to prepare students for future

Rachel Schowalter | Staff Writer In an increasingly high-tech world, being adaptable to ever-changing technological advances has become essential. In order to equip its students with these skills, Mason High School has been implementing the latest technology in its classrooms. According to MHS Instructional Technology Specialist Byron Walton, the Mason City School District strives to be on the cutting-edge of […]

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Hopeful valedictorians bolster their GPAs

Beena Raghavendran | Staff Writer Not just anyone can become valedictorian anymore, according to honors-level teachers at Mason High School. As this annual contest approaches its finish (the last day of second trimester), the love for learning in students competes with the drive to be the best.

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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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Compromising integrity for GPA

Jordan Berger | Staff Writer Kris Ogungbemi | Staff Writer Perfect is impossible. But every year students are caught comprising society’s commonly accepted moral principles to meet this unreachable goal. Cheating is common among students at Mason High School, according to senior Carmen Bizzarri.

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Video games transfer sports skills to the field

Trevor Maxim | Staff Writer With the increasing popularity of sports-related video games, those who were once merely spectators can now become coaches or players in the virtual world. Xbox Live, the most popular online gaming service, allows players to compete against each other over the internet in real-time. The service had 17 million active users as of January 2009, […]

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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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