Horror junkies seek thrill in chilling new releases

  Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer Big box office horror movies are coming back from the dead.   Through something of a renaissance, the last decade has witnessed a transformation in the way horror movies are being produced and received. Of the top five grossing horror movies of all time, two were released within the last year, while the other […]

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‘Roseanne’ revival showcases political divide in country

Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer Of all the revivals and reboots and spinoffs pouring out of Hollywood in recent months, one is re-making a huge splash: Roseanne. A half-hour comedy, Roseanne centers around the Conners, a blue-collar family living in the fictional Landford, Illinois. The titular matriarch, played by Emmy-award winner Roseanne Barr, juggles family and work alongside her husband and […]

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Staff faces Cincinnati Royals in wheelchair basketball game

MASON!! With the city’s match, you helped us raise OVER $20,000 TONIGHT!! Thank you to our emcees @MikeDardisWLWT @bradjohansen, as well as our performers and teams! @MasonSchools @imaginemason @mhssibs pic.twitter.com/OaRJ4DwbEG — Comets for Common Ground (@comets4cg) January 28, 2018 Riley Johansen | Staff Writer On January 27, students, staff and family members of all abilities came together for the first […]

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Actors come together in midst of opening night

Staff Writer Alexandra Lisa goes behind the scenes moments before the first showing. Nathalie Schickendantz | Staff Writer Mason Drama Club nose how to shift from a comedy to a tragedy. January 26 was the opening night of Drama Club’s production of  Cyrano de Bergerac. In 1655 Abbey France, a love triangle ensues between three main characters: Christian de Neuvilette, […]

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Actors learn stage combat for winter production

Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer Mason Drama Club is proving that the pen and the sword go hand-in-hand with its winter production of Cyrano de Bergerac. In the play, which opens on January 26, seniors Gerardo Contreras and Liz Rivers engage in a dramatic duel to the death in the large and elegant Parisian theater of the Hotel de Bourgogne. […]

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‘America’s Got Talent’ attracts local singers

Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer Mason’s got talent. The popular reality-competition show, America’s Got Talent, will be going into its 13 season on NBC in May 2018, and with the new season comes a new group of contestants. Among those auditioning are several Mason students. Fans of the show are familiar with its four round system: ‘Auditions,’ Judge Cuts,’ ‘Quarterfinals, […]

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Scripps Day Overview 2017

Students were given the opportunity to have journalistic discussions with OU faculty during breakout sessions.   Luke Hutchinson | Online Editor On October 23, Dr. Robert Stewart — the Director of Ohio University’s Scripps School of Journalism — came to the high school alongside other OU faculty and Mason alumni for Scripps Day at MHS. The event opened in the Harvard […]

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Aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma felt miles away

Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer The nation was faced with chaos when disaster stuck in the form of two consecutive hurricanes–Harvey and Irma. Hurricane Harvey marked the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States in 12 years when it hit southern Texas in mid-August. But before Harvey had a chance to dissipate, and certainly before the nation […]

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