Opinion: What Counts as representation?

Alexandra Lisa | Staff Writer I’m not angry. I’m not disappointed. I’m just extremely, unbelievably confused. Almost as soon as October started, I began a ritual which I’m sure many others across the nation share: checking off my list of Halloween movies to watch. Monster Squad, Lost Boys, Nightmare Before Christmas, It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, it’s a long […]

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Students volunteering only to meet quotas and fill resumes

Alexandra Lisa | Staff Writer Some MHS students are taking the opportunity to fill their resumes while they fulfill the needs of others. Volunteering, defined as “freely offering to do something,” according to dictionary.com, requires that the student in question does work without accepting money in return. However, many students still set out to volunteer with objectives and motives in […]

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Opinion: Standard of Perfection

Alexandra Lisa | Staff Writer Mason holds unrealistic expectation that students must thrive. High school is the point in time where students are being pulled in a hundred different directions. Our interests aren’t clear enough, even to us, to know what we want to do with our futures, and that phrase “Oh, you have plenty of time to figure it […]

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Movie fans unsatisfied with Hollywood’s remake era

Alexandra Lisa | Staff Writer Take one. Take two. Take five. Take twenty. The same thing grows tedious after you have seen it several times over, something film industries have begun to find as they watch their audiences gradually losing interest. Theaters have been overflowing with reboots of classics throughout the 2000s with what some call the “Remake Era” filling […]

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Mason Schools Foundation host small town hoedown gala for education grants

Leadership for our kids at its best. #CoachWheeler #MasonFoundationGala #MasonShines pic.twitter.com/HiVucXUQDm — TonyaMcCall (@TonyaLMcCall) September 10, 2017 Alexandra Lisa | Staff Writer Mason Schools Foundation’s Annual Gala allowed staff, alumni, and members of the community to throw down at a hoedown. The Annual Gala, the Foundation’s second biggest fundraiser, is given a theme to help the community get into a […]

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Global curriculums teach history with a spin

Alexandra Lisa | Staff Writer The winners tell the story, but when it comes to history, anyone can make themselves out to be the hero. One of the inevitable challenges students from foreign nations face when going to school in the U.S. is switching from their own country’s history to American history in the classroom. Not only do they have […]

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Ohio State Wind Symphony performs for Mason staff and band members

Alexandra Lisa | Staff Writer Mason band’s reputation attracts Ohio State Wind Symphony to perform. On March 8, one of the state’s most elite bands performed a preview of their performance scheduled for The American Bandmasters Association Convention in Lexington, Kentucky. The Ohio State University Wind Symphony agreed to visit Mason High School to perform for an audience of staff […]

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Rival schools rally together to honor former teammate

Watch a recap of the night’s events. Video by Alexandra Lisa.Juliana Discher | Staff Writer On February 11, the Sycamore Aviators and Mason Comets put their rivalry aside to honor their beloved teammate. Liz Lothrop, a 2013 Mason High School graduate, was diagnosed with leukemia in 2008 at the age of 14. After going into remission in 2011, her doctors found […]

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Poetry slam thrives as local creative outlet

Alexandra Lisa | Staff Writer Watch poets perform their work at an Uncensored Society meeting.Aspiring poets are well-versed in self-expression Uncensored Society, a group of authors who share their work at a poetry slam at Kidd Coffee, celebrated its second anniversary on December 8. Made up of high school students, adults out of college and everywhere in between, the group […]

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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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