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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Self expression influenced by ‘Punk’ culture

Ryan D’Souza | Visual Design Editor Jake Sapp | Staff Writer Pink hair, torn jeans, and a “take it or leave it” attitude are all things that come to mind when the word “punk” is used to describe someone.  But certain students are willing to take the next level through outlandish projects, creating their own music, and expressing themselves through […]

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Mandarin students experience Chinese culture at Festival

Jake Sapp | Staff Writer On Friday, September 29th, the Mason High School Mandarin students took a field trip to the annual Miami University Chinese Culture Festival. The festival is a celebration of all things Chinese, as well as a way of exposing both the young and old to Chinese traditions and festivities. Activities such as kite flying and Kung […]

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Comets come out on top 30-27 in battle of the skies

Matthew Smith | Staff Writer The battle of the skies was packed at Dwire Field as Mason survived a 30-27 overtime win against the Sycamore Aviators. The Comets offense came out strong, as Collin Brown ran in a touchdown to Mason ahead 7-0 early in the first quarter. However, the Aviators responded with a touchdown of their own to cut […]

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Principal Gentene walks thousands of steps to unify middle school

Jake Sapp | Staff Writer After trekking back and forth between two buildings, new Mason Middle School Principal Lauren Gentene really got her steps in on the first day of school. With the middle schoolers’ transition from their building to the high school and intermediate buildings, Gentene said she took it upon herself to ensure all started smoothly. She visited […]

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