Hu’s photography to be on display at Smithsonian

Andrea Hefferan | Online Editor Inside the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History one can find the Hope Diamond, dinosaur fossils, ancient mummies–and Junior Stephanie Hu’s photograph. Every year, photographers enter their best photos into the Nature’s Best Photography competition, hoping to earn a Windland Rice Smith Award and be a part of an exhibit in the Smithsonian. Following a trip […]

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Cleaning up not a priority for student body

Andrea Hefferan | Online Editor Mason High School students clearly haven’t learned how to pick up after themselves. Every day the cafeteria and the small commons are littered with trash left over from the three lunch bells. When junior Ashley Florence heads to the commons for band practice at the end of the day, she is appalled by the amount […]

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Designers fabricate elaborate costumes for Halloween

Andrea Hefferan | Online Editor Senior Wrynn Boucher and junior Caite Brutvan have already been designing their costumes by hand for weeks by the time most people start to shop for Halloween. This year, Boucher and Brutvan both set out to make their Halloween costumes by hand. Brutvan discovered sewing at a young age; her skill and passion for it […]

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Lamictal rash

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 […]

Lamictal rash

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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Opinion: Clothing disparities reveal work to be done in fight for gender equality

Andrea Hefferan | Staff Writer Every day men are granted overwhelmingly greater benefits compared to their female counterparts. Their masculine privilege extends beyond advancement in the workforce and elections to public office. Women face a monumental injustice every day, one which government leaders and the remainder of society are unwilling to address. Women’s pockets are significantly smaller than men’s. Every […]

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Photo gallery: NHS Talent Show 2018

https://twitter.com/traceylcarson/status/954493413092622336 Andrea Hefferan | Staff Writer On Friday, January 19, a total of 14 acts took over the auditorium stage for the annual National Honors Society (NHS) Talent Show. Rather than the usual two emcees under the limelight for the duration of the entire show, the structure followed that of a traditional awards ceremony, in which two different student representatives […]

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Roller girl not afraid to jam on the track

Andrea Hefferan | Staff Writer Sophomore Trinity Erickson can roll with the punches, and she can throw them too. Erickson has been playing roller derby for the Cincinnati Junior Roller Girls since 2011. Roller derby is played with two teams of 14, each with five players on the track at a time, all skating counterclockwise. Each team has a ‘jammer,’ […]

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Popular new club benefits local animal shelters

Andrea Hefferan | Staff Writer Mason students are putting their hands together to help all kinds of creatures. Animal Shelter Alliance (ASA) is a new club dedicated to providing resources to animals in need. Every other Friday, nearly 100 members, from middle schoolers to seniors, meet up to make much-needed supplies. Senior Amanda Cheng, co-president, had the idea for the […]

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