Teachers advocate new positive-culture program

Jake Sapp | Staff Writer Over the past few years students and teachers alike have agreed that there are some problems at Mason High School. A group of teachers think they might have found a solution.  As the school year draws to a close, preparations are already being made for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year at MHS. One of such […]

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Goodbye, Mason

Jake Sapp | Staff Writer To say that my time at MHS has been a transformational one would be an understatement. Over the course of two short years, I have had the chance to be able to do so many things that I would never have thought possible even just two years ago, especially as a sophomore. I have laughed, […]

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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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It starts with our culture

Jake Sapp | Staff Writer Mason has a serious problem, and it isn’t the fault of the administration or our teachers. It’s a culture problem.  As I talk to people in grades both above and below me, I constantly hear things about how stressed they are because their “parents are going to kill them if they get a bad grade.” […]

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Student writers author their own novels

Jake Sapp | Staff Writer Sometimes a simple English course isn’t enough. While there are a number of writing programs for Mason High School writers to find their footing in the world of the English language, some students have decided to take their skills into their own hands. A number of students have been trying to bring their writing prowess […]

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Cancer can’t keep Koenig down

Jake Sapp | Staff Writer It’s difficult to have a normal school life after being diagnosed with a Wilms Tumor, but that is the reality that senior Joe Koenig has had to combat for the past eight months.  After being diagnosed with cancer prior to the 2018-2019 school year, Koenig has undergone numerous therapy sessions, surgeries and procedures in order […]

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Comets bring home another state title in dramatic fashion

Jake Sapp | Staff Writer Another one. On February 22, the Mason Girls Swimming Team brought home the state title for the second straight year. Albeit some hardship during the meet, the team ultimately pulled through, capping off the season successfully. Coach Mark Sullivan said that he is incredibly excited for his team’s success, despite the smaller team they had […]

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Reivew: The Lego Movie 2

Jake Sapp | Staff Writer Score: 86% After the critical and commercial success that was the original Lego Movie, many fans were nervous about how the second entry in the series would hold up. Surprisingly, the film turned out to be just as clever and funny as the original, while bringing to the table many new themes and ideas that […]

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Kids can cash in playing their favorite video games

Jake Sapp | Staff Writer Last year, being the best video game player at your school got you bragging rights. This year it can get you $2,000. In recent years, the concept of Esports has become an increasingly popular pastime among gaming enthusiasts, and even more recently, the culture of Esports has made its way to Mason High School in […]

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Review: ‘bumblebee’ more than meets the eye

Jake Sapp | Staff Writer Score: 83% For any fan of the classic Transformers series, Bumblebee is an absolute joy to watch, and a heartwarmingly personal tale of a young girl and her giant robot for anyone else. Similar to the 1999 film, The Iron Giant, Bumblebee brings many elements to the table that fans and audiences alike won’t expect […]

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Review: a not so killer queen

Jake Sapp | Staff Writer Score: 73% ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is a high energy biopic that wants to explore every single aspect of Queen without truly sinking its teeth into anything substantial. The film glazes over events with little sense for pacing and provides an ambitious glimpse into the life of the famed Freddie Mercury, but rarely sticks to any one […]

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Review: ‘aquaman’ entertaining but lacking depth

Jake Sapp | Staff Writer Score: 67% Despite the negative reputation the DC Cinematic Universe has built for itself over the years, James Wan’s Aquaman proves itself to be a fun (yet flawed) globe-trotting adventure. The film utilizes its whopping $200 million budget incredibly well, consistently displaying awe-inspiring landscapes and underwater havens throughout its runtime. However, despite its spectacle, the […]

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