Review: ARIZONABABY

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer After a successful four albums with boy band BROCKHAMPTON, Kevin Abstract has returned to his solo career to release a stellar second album. Following up his debut ‘American Boyfriend’, a concept album exploring issues of race, sexuality, and social standings, ARIZONA BABY goes even further in that direction, abandoning the former’s storytelling in exchange for […]

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Fast food employees choose convenience over nutrition

Della Johnson | Staff Writer Fast food restaurants are not just convenient for the customers. Food industry jobs have been the main career choice of students for many years. For most establishments, hiring starts at age 14, and many of them provide free meals or discounts. According to the Ohio Medical Group, this food tends to cause more harm than […]

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Punjabi Cultural Society prepares dancers for harvest festival

Evelina Gaivoronskaia | Staff Writer The Punjabi Cultural Society (PCS) finds that dance, above all else, exposes children to Punjab culture better than other traditional forms of study. A non-profit organization concentrating on passing the Punjabi culture to younger generations, PCS annually prepares for Vaisakhi, a Punjabi harvest festival, celebrated through traditional food and dances. This year, Vaisakhi falls on […]

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Uber Users Undeterred by Age Restriction

Kaelyn Rodrigues | Staff Writer Most underclassmen are too young to drive, but some have found a way to bypass Uber’s age restrictions to hitch a ride. When looking for other ways to get around, they can’t always depend on Uber either. Uber is a mobile ridesharing service which allows users to schedule rides with drivers on-demand. Sophomore Rudra Kamat […]

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Robotics team advances to World Championship

Ria Parikh | Staff Writer The current members on the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) robotics team, the Powerstackers, have competed on the world stage for three years in a row. From April 24 to April 27, the team was one of 160–which also included Quantum Leap, another Mason team– to go to the FTC World Championship (Worlds), held in Detroit, […]

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Miller turns hobby into money-maker

Sophia Johnson | Staff Writer Senior Sierra Miller is taking a crack at the western art of whip cracking. Over the last three years, Miller has continued to develop her technique in sport cracking, the practice of cracking whips in a recurring pattern. Miller said she first became aware of whip cracking through western entertainment. “I used to watch Indiana […]

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Q&A with Principal Bobby Dodd

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer Since taking on the role of principal at Mason High School in May of 2018, Bobby Dodd has been working to create a school environment which involves students more. He’s supported initiatives such as the Ignite Your Vision project, creating a platform for students’ voices, and has made efforts to become more involved with the […]

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Review: ‘Avengers: Endgame’

Jake Sapp | Staff Writer Score: 95% Story/Characters: It is almost impossible to talk about this movie without mentioning the absolutely immense cast that it carries with it during its three hour runtime. Almost every character from past Marvel films is here, including some that you may not even remember existed until now. The original six avengers take the spotlight […]

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Mason ‘Hope Squad’ featured on NBC news

Della Johnson | Staff Writer The Mason Hope Squad has made national news. NBC Nightly News came to the MHS on May 7 to take footage of the Hope Squad for a broadcast. They took footage in Lori Roth’s classroom, as well as interviews with administration and students alike. The purpose of the broadcast was to highlight mental health and […]

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Community comes together to preserve Mason history

Zoe Anello and Hannah Lohmueller Mason’s Hidden Gem There is a lot of history in the City of Mason that many residents do not know about. Ever since 1979, the Mason Historical Society has made it their mission to preserve the rich history of the city. The house was built in 1890, and is located on West Church Street, in […]

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Students Cleaning Up Mason For Earth Day

Evelina Gaivoronskaia | Staff Writer Although Earth Day has passed, Juniors Sara Naveh and Nick Flood are wasting no time when it comes to helping the environment. They organized the “Clean Up Mason” event, which took place on Saturday, April 27 and allowed the Mason community to come together and take care of their environment by cleaning up the areas […]

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Photo Gallery: AP Physics Regatta 2019

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer On Wednesday, April 24 AP Physics students participated in a regatta consisting of homemade cardboard boats. They had to row these boats across the natatorium pool, touch the edge of the pool, and return to the starting point. If both of the boats didn’t sink, the students still had something to watch out for – […]

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