Opinion: Temporary solutions fail against cultural divide

Asia Porter | Online Editor Over spring break I visited Howard and Hampton University, two Historically Black Colleges and Universities. In 2014, 239,000 students enrolled into 100 HBCUs nationwide. While non-blacks are welcome, the vast majority of those who attend are black, a quality that has become increasingly appealing to some students. Founded in 1837, HBCUs were minorities’ primary source […]

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OPINION: 2017 our way out of wreckage

Asia Porter | Online Editor Bad news peaks our attention It never fails that in the event of a roadside crash, we forget that we’re running 10 minutes late and slow down to take in all the details of the crash-site. Our eyes gravitate towards the wreckage and rubble. Media outlets’ daily broadcasts are filled with reports of street murders, […]

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Students push boundaries in modern romances

Asia Porter | Online Editor Couples are rewriting the “Boy meets girl” love story by breaking the boundaries of modern romance. They challenge the idea that love only exists between a man and a woman from the same background by dating across races and religions and within genders. Since the Supreme Court legalized interracial marriage in 1967 and same-sex marriage […]

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Comets learn from industry professionals at Scripps Day at MHS

Asia Porter | Online Editor Faculty and students from Ohio University journeyed from Athens to Mason High School for Scripps Day at MHS. The impressive lineup of college and industry professionals included Director of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Dr. Robert Stewart, Associate Professor Aimee Edmonson, News Director for WCPO Chip Mahaney, Anne Saker of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Associate Professor […]

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National debates resurface following attack on Ohio State

‘It can happen anywhere’ Asia Porter | Online Editor Within two minutes, 11 were injured and a community was shaken with terror after an attack at Ohio State. On November 28, reports flew in around the country of a suspect armed with a knife attacking pedestrians at Ohio State University. At 9:52 a.m, suspect Abdul Razak Ali Artan reportedly drove […]

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OPINION: Rated R for reality

Asia Porter | Online Editor Dear parents, We, your children, are not too young nor our minds too innocent to face the realities of the real world. Too often we are sheltered from the ugly truth of society. In a world where terrorism, racial discrimination, sexism and crime fills the entire programming schedule, us youth are often only exposed to […]

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Trump wins White House in election shocker

Pollsters fail to account for key demographics Jonathan McCollough | Staff Writer It ain’t over till the fat lady sings, and at 2:30 a.m. she sang in favor of Donald Trump. Donald J. Trump will be the 45th President of the United States after defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton. Although Clinton won the popular vote by more than 440,000 votes, Trump […]

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OPINION: One cannot judge a group based on the acts of a few

Asia Porter | Online Editor An individual does not define an entire group. Racial and religious tensions have grown to be more prevalent throughout the year. Police brutalities against black men and women have the black community calling for justice. Additionally, attacks on Americans by Islamic extremists have created a sense of Islamophobia in the nation. These select cases, however, […]

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Comets participate in festivities leading up to 2016 homecoming

Asia Porter | Online Editor Comet Country showcased their spirit throughout the week in this year’s Spirit Week. Mason High School Student Government kicked off Homecoming Week on Sunday, October 9 when they came in to decorate the school in green, black and white as well as painting the lobby windows and Spirit Rock to represent the theme for this year’s dance: […]

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Interracial adoption adds new perspective to family tree

Asia Porter | Online Editor These interracial families don’t make up your average family photo. When adopted children or siblings are a different race from the rest of their family, families adapt to a new routine aside from feeding an extra mouth. Dan and Tina Broaddrick are parents to their biological son Seth and adopted daughter Lydia. Lydia, born in […]

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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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Experiential learning initiative puts students in desired workplaces

Asia Porter | Staff Writer Student interns work in the West Chester Hospital alongside employees. Photo by Visual Editor Madison Krell. Students are trading in textbooks for scalpels in a new experiential learning program. This past year, Honors Accounting and Small Business Management Internship teacher Debra Gentene launched Experiential Learning to give high school students the opportunity to receive hands-on […]

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