Aides vital part of lives of their students

Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer “Now teachers, the announcement you’ve all been waiting for,” are the words English teacher Thurman Allen shouts out over the public address system before giving the Teacher of the Week award to the teacher whose students have deemed them hardworking and passionate about what they do. But there’s a group of valuable educators who will […]

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Boys and girls finish first in GMC

Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer The Mason Swimming and Diving teams swam their way to victory at the Greater Miami Conference this past weeking, claiming league titles for both the boys and girls teams. This marked the 10th consecutive league title for the girls team, who beat runner-up Lakota West High School by 280 points with a score of 628. […]

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New Ohio laws will hit close to home in 2017

Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer Ohio lawmakers are ringing in the New Year with the passage of more than fifty new laws. The laws, which cover a variety of subjects from education to health to safety, took effect in Ohio on January 1. While some of these laws do not have a local impact so much as a state one, […]

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Comets defeat Upper Arlington state meet rematch

Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer With the help of numerous top finishes, the boys and girls swimming teams defeated Upper Arlington in a rematch of last year’s state competition. On Saturday, January 7, the Comets took on the defending state champions, Upper Arlington, at home. Last season, the girls fell short at the state meet, coming in second to Upper […]

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Fake media outlets propagate misinformation

Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer Bad news travels fast; fake news travels faster. Fake news websites are intentionally fraudulent websites that release untrue stories and claim they are true. Although fake news has existed for years, the issue has gained attention after the 2016 presidential election. Facebook has been accused of allowing for the propagation of fake news, and though […]

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‘Fantastic Beasts’ and where to view them

Harry Potter universe returns to big screen after five-year hiatus Alexandra Lisa | Staff Writer It has been five years since fans of the Harry Potter world have packed movie theaters, but tonight you’ll know exactly where to find them. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the newest addition to the Harry Potter universe, released in theaters tonight. […]

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Women power their way to leading hero roles

Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Wonder Woman! Female superhero movies have been a rare phenomenon in Hollywood. But recently, the superhero industry has expanded to incorporate more women into leading roles. The highly anticipated “Wonder Woman” hits theaters next June and will be the first female-led film of the two major superhero studios, […]

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Hooked on Snapchat

Users can’t break addictive habit Illustation by Alekya Raghavan.Juliana Discher | Staff Writer For some Snapchat users, maintaining that 100 day Snapstreak is worth giving a friend your account sign-in or even paying a person to help keep the streak. Since its release in September 2011, Snapchat has constantly been evolving to keep users engaged. The popular mobile app began […]

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Social media battleground pulls younger generation into election

Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer Whether you’re #I’mWithHer or #MakeAmericaGreatAgain, social media is the place for you. Statistically, the 2016 presidential election has the most social media presence of any to date, said Government Technology magazine. Candidates are using social media to cater to younger audiences, especially the 18-24 year old demographic, said Ipsos Mori, a market research organization. More […]

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New legislation regulates drone use

Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer With new drone regulation, the sky is no longer the limit. These unmanned aerial vehicles have widely expanding applications in commercial and scientific fields. But with this proliferation of uses comes concern over safety and ethics. For this reason, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a series of new regulations on August 29, which limit […]

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Staff’s Outside Work

Alyssa Brooks Calista Busch Politifact evaluates truthfulness of politicians DeWitt warns of possible challenges during check-out Dalton Craven Arnav Damodhar Joey Deaton Ryan D’Souza Juliana Discher Heart transplant survivor Christina Cinca tells her story Social media clouds a political enviroment Jacob Fulton Politifact serves as fact checker for presidential election Bryan Hudnell Politifact determines if politicians are politically correct Luke […]

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Drama Club set to debut spring musical My Fair Lady

Blake Nissen | Staff Writer Doolittle does a lot in Mason High School’s Production of My Fair Lady. The Drama club’s production of My Fair Lady debuts Thursday April 28 at 7 p.m. followed by curtains at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday as well as 3 p.m. on Sunday. Advisor Allen Young said he is very excited for the […]

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