Homecoming Forces Girls to Face Personal Insecurities

Hannah Libby | Staff Writer Homecoming might be the worst night of the year for some girls, but the dance isn’t to blame — the dresses are.  Homecoming, a season many associate with fun and excitement, is stressful for a large number of Mason girls because of the pressure to find the perfect dress. Vanity sizing, the decrease in sizing […]

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Books disappearing off Learning Commons Shelves

Anushka Mukherjee | Staff Writer It seems that everyone is overbooked these days – except the bookshelves in the Learning Commons.  According to the Ohio Department of Education, libraries play in integral role in shaping well-rounded students and setting them up for success because it leads to increased literacy and learning. Since the 2016 school year, the Learning Commons has […]

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Diverse restaurants gaining popularity in Mason

Move over, McDonald’s — the people of Mason are bringing home Bibibop instead. New restaurants are making their way into Mason’s storefronts and are getting noticed by the students of MHS. Bibibop, among the most popular, serves Korean cuisine and was founded in 2013 just 2 hours north in Columbus. The new food options are healthier than some of their […]

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Artist Review: Little Simz

Ann Vettikkal | Staff Writer Rating: 9/10 At 25, Little Simz is already proving her place in the rap hierarchy. Her verses are smart and assured; the London-born, stardom-bound rapper says it like it is. In “Venom,” Little Simz’s razor-sharp flow darts in and out of an entrancing beat drop; it literally sounds like she’s spitting a carefully calculated poison. […]

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Game Review: Mario Kart Tour

Henri Robbins | Online Editor Rating: 6.5/10 The new Mario Kart app may be racing around it’s competition right now, but is it really up to speed? With the release of Mario Kart: Tour on iOS and Android, the spirit of its predecessors is transferred over beautifully, but the game as a whole is nowhere near flawless. The expected polish […]

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Movie Review: Joker

Ann Vettikkal | Staff Writer Rating: 8/10 Todd Philips’ Joker is a psychological thriller, a chillingly plausible take on its infamous central character. The movie follows the journey of Arthur Fleck who is a mentally ill failed comedian, and how certain events lead him to a point of no remorse. The storyline is essentially a commentary on the current state […]

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Strong faith helps Singleton overcome hardships

Shravani Page | Staff Writer When the average person thinks of witchcraft, they may think about witches, potions, maybe even Harry Potter. But a student at William Mason High School has learned to utilize witchcraft and paganism as a coping mechanism to overcome adversity.  Paganism is different from some of the world’s more common religions. Originating in Ancient Greece and […]

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Political Activism gives Students a Voice

Jessica Wang | Staff Writer Voting is not the only way for students to get involved in politics. With the approaching off-year election and looming 2020 presidential election, America has become a whirlwind of ideas and opinions. However, students are working to breathe their beliefs into reality through political activism. For senior Alexandra Madaras, expressing her political beliefs has long […]

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Migraine sufferers struggle with daily learning

Evelina Gaivoronskaia | Staff Writer Students suffering from migraines have to face the head-spinning choice between school and avoiding pain.  Migraines can come with headaches, disorientation, and light or sound sensitivity. Students who suffer from them can have a difficult time getting through the school day full of fluorescent lights and loud hallways. Senior Ishana Galgali started to experience all […]

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School board members face challenge by newcomer

Henri Robbins | Online Editor A new name is popping up in front yards across Mason.  In the upcoming school board election, two long-time members are running for re-election, but Ian Orr, a newcomer to the political scene, is also running for one of the two available seats.  The School Board is a group of five elected officials who represent […]

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