Changing your goals is okay

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer Up until last year, I planned to be a STEM major. To be exact, I wanted to study astrophysics. As a child, it was my dream, my greatest pursuit, an aspiration that I simply couldn’t tie down. It amazed me to no end that you could look up, see so much, and be able to […]

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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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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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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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Review: ‘Us’

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer Score: 85% After directing the wildly successful Get Out, Jordan Peele’s Us is a stunning thriller which paints a portrait of haunting parallels. Establishing itself in dark symbolism and playing off of an overarching feeling of uncanny, Us works to create not simply a suspenseful film, but one which raises questions about the world around […]

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Teacher teams up with student to solve cold case

Andrea Hefferan | Online Editor It’s been over 20 years since University of Cincinnati student Alana “Laney” Gwinner disappeared. Forensics teacher Randy Hubbard and junior Evan Fletcher are determined to find out why. Fletcher and Hubbard were investigating unsolved crimes, or cold cases, when they stumbled upon the case of Laney Gwinner, who was a 23-year-old accounting student at the […]

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GSA to hold first ever ‘Pride Night Dance’

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer Mason High School’s newest dance is encouraging students to take pride in who they are. The Pride Night Dance, hosted by Mason’s Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA), is on Saturday, March 9. The dance was created to show their support for the LGBT community and create awareness for the issues it faces. The dance is intended […]

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Opinion: Science humanizes us

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer Opportunity is a word that means a lot: It’s what pushes human ingenuity, it’s what makes us take risks, it’s why we have such a desire to create, but also, it’s a little robot on Mars. One that ran for fifteen years straight when it was only meant to last 90 days. One that contributed […]

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MBC Panel Fosters Discussion on Racism

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer MBC’s latest broadcast is taking a brand-new approach to help solve an age-old problem. In a 30-minute long panel aired on February 13, Mason Broadcast Crew (MBC) hosted three Cincinnati-area journalists to start a discussion about modern racial issues. The three guests, Ryan Houston, Kristen Swilley, and Byron McCauley, spoke to MBC panelists Simone Scott […]

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Opinion: We Deserve Five Stars

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer The presidency is pretty funny right now. And actually do I mean laugh-out-loud funny. Ha-ha funny. Now I’m not referencing the wall or anything. It’s not about the subsequent government shutdown. This won’t bash the now all-too-normal Twitter rants of the most powerful man in the United States. This is about the food. For those […]

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Depression worsened by frigid weather conditions

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer Many students are beginning to feel a bit under the weather, and the weather is to blame. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), more commonly known as seasonal depression, is an issue that many students face. Although it can occur throughout the year, symptoms usually begin in the fall and winter seasons. Junior Josephine Sim, who faces […]

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later start times announced for 2019-2020 year

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer Students are tired of being tired, and administration is addressing it. On Monday, January 11th, at the Mason CommUNITY Conversation, Superintendent Jonathan Cooper announced plans to move start times at Mason High School from 7:15 to 7:45. During the meeting, Cooper outlined two different plans to incorporate the new start time, one of which involves […]

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Who gave you that hickey? My violin did

Anusha Vadlamani | Staff Writer Stellar performances aren’t the only result of hours of practice for many Mason Orchestra players. For the vast majority of students in orchestra, Fiddler’s Neck, more commonly known as “violin hickeys” or “viola love bites,” is a common side effect of long hours of practice. Poor posture and the pressure of an instrument against the […]

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Male students fret over lack of urinal dividers in bathroom

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer Embarrassed, humiliated, invaded. These are the words that young men in the school use to describe using the restroom, and they want change. Mason High School’s male student body has recently been rallying around an issue that went unmentioned until this year: the urinals in the men’s restrooms do not have dividers between them. In […]

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PETA does nothing but start controversy

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer PETA. We’ve all heard of them, the “People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals”, and yet again they’re making their rounds around social media. This time, it’s because of a tweet that offers alternatives to “anti-animal language”, including phrases such as “taking the bull by the horns”, “beating a dead horse”, and “killing two birds […]

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Opinion: We can do better.

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer  Trash is left on the ground, tables and everywhere in between. Students eat in the large and small commons for an hour and a half during the school day.   Mason is a mess. Now, that’s not a jab at administration. It isn’t meant to attack any teachers. It’s meant for the students, because the state […]

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