Students join in nationwide protests aimed at reforming gun control laws

Kaitlin Lewis | Staff Writer Asia Porter | Editor-in-Chief Age is nothing but a number to these student activists. Students nationwide have been channeling their frustration into political activism after 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSD) in Parkland, Florida were shot and killed. The Valentine’s Day shooting marked the fifth school shooting to occur in 2018. News […]

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King hosts first ‘Girls Night’ to promote positive self-image

Seniors Asia Porter (left) and Amaya King led the event and the empowerment video crew. Aniya Longmire | Staff Writer Women empowerment: March is all about it. Senior Amaya King hosted the first annual ‘Girls Night’ to celebrate the female students of Mason High School during Women’s History Month. The casually named event took place in the black box theater, […]

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Insensitive remark sparks frustration in black community

From left, junior Douglas Arthur-Mensah, senior Jordan Dawson, senior Amaya King, senior Kaleb Jegol, senior Khitajrah Allen, sophomore Ryann Richardson. Asia Porter | Editor-in-Chief Racism is real, and it exists in Mason. Whether that racism be attributed to bigotry or just plain ignorance, black students at Mason High School are saying enough is enough and are demanding they see change […]

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Rho Kappa hosts school board candidate forum

Alexandra Lisa | Staff Writer In preparation for the school board election on November 7, Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society hosted a Mason School Board Candidate Town Hall oriented around a question and answer format for students. The four running candidates were on the panel in the Harvard Room this past Monday, October 23. These included Noha Eyada, […]

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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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