Master chef in the making

Meghan Pottle | Staff Writer Senior Adrian Chan traveled 2,395 miles to wash dishes. Chan had planned on studying to become an architectural engineer after high school, but after taking a chance and deciding to pursue his real passion instead, he will move to San Francisco, California to work for the world’s best female chef. Chan’s first job in the […]

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Students risk criminal charges to obtain fake IDs

Meghan Pottle | Staff Writer As college and prom season approach, the pressure to purchase a fake identification (ID) card for college arises. Teenagers may think they will not get caught for a crime that seems so common, or “it is never going to happen to me,” but such purchases are not immune to consequences. According to U.S. National Library […]

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Rap music puts poetry to a beat

Meghan Pottle | Staff Writer “Lose yourself in the music” is what Eminem sang in 2002 to inspire listeners and aspiring rappers. Rap music originated in the Bronx in the 1970s and was influenced by hip-hop culture. Since then, rap music has grown immensely in popularity. According to the Recording Industry Association of America 10-year consumer poll (from 1998-2008), 10.7 […]

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Individual wrestlers duel for team glory

Meghan Pottle | Staff Writer Wrestling is literally the world’s oldest sport, originating between 100 and 200 B.C. – and labeled as one of the toughest. However, wrestlers do not compete for recognition or for the fan fare. They work out incessantly and compete vigorously for the love of winning and for individual glory. The Mason High School wrestling team […]

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Sophomore uses baking to recover from head injury, leads to business opportunity

Sweet Recovery Meghan Pottle | Staff Writer A confectionery cure is just what the doctor prescribed. Sophomore Kennedy Harper suffered a severe concussion last year when her head slammed against a window during a bus accident. Kennedy spent days in the hospital and went through rehabilitation for several months before going back to school again full-time. Kennedy’s mother, Natasha Harper, […]

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Kids are flocking to popular Houseparty app

Meghan Pottle | Staff Writer Students are just now joining the party – and it has been sitting in their back pockets the whole time. In 2015, Developer Alexander Herzick launched the application Houseparty, a group video chat that allows up to eight people to chat together in one room, which is a group of people. The app syncs with […]

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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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Seniors make mockery of school identification photos

Meghan Pottle | Staff Writer These pictures will hang in the halls of Mason High School forever, administration warned seniors who decided to mock their school pictures. Because they are only used for student IDs and profiles on Schoology, several seniors arrived for their photographs in costume. Senior Andy Grimes decided to make his shirt the center of attention. “It […]

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College applicants must consider social media footprint

Meghan Pottle | Staff Writer Every time you tweet, you might as well be submitting part of your college application. According to a 2015 Kaplan Test Prep survey, 40 percent of college admissions officers said they browse applicants’ social media profiles to find out more about them. 35 percent said what they found hurt the applicant’s chances of acceptance. Senior […]

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Shakespeare in the Park brings age-old stories to community

Alexandra Lisa | Staff Writer Fair is foul and foul is fair. Nothing is safe from the test of time. Has it come time for Shakespeare’s words to ring true for his own work? Despite the fact that Shakespeare’s pieces are considered old-fashioned, hard to follow, and even boring by some, the famous playwright’s works are still studied and lectured […]

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Vinyl records making ‘record’ comeback

Meghan Pottle | Staff Writer Girl, put your records on. Despite the multitude of digital music available, vinyl records have increased in popularity over the past few years. According to the Recording Industry Association of America’s (RIAA) 2015 year-end stats, revenues from vinyl albums were $416 million, the highest since 1988. Junior Haleigh Carr bought her own record player a […]

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TV shows inspire student career choices

Meghan Pottle | Staff Writer The next Meredith Grey or Olivia Pope could be roaming the halls of Mason High School right now. From crime scene investigations to dramatic surgeries, television shows are influencing young viewers to pursue specific career fields because of how they are portrayed on television. The popular medical drama series Grey’s Anatomy is known for its […]

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Search for college roomates similar to online dating

Meghan Pottle | Staff Writer It’s the next eHarmony, Match.com, and OkCupid–it’s the search for a college roommate. Every year, incoming college freshmen have the choice to be randomly matched with a roommate or search for a roommate online on their own. The thought of being randomly assigned with a roommate scares some students, forcing them to go out on […]

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Mock trial heads to state competition for first time in 10 years

Meghan Pottle | Staff Writer After an undefeated season, the Mason Green Mock Trial team is heading to Columbus on Thursday to compete at the Ohio Center of Law Related Education (OCLRE) Mock Trial State Competition. Junior Jessica Wang is the president of the team and plays a prosecution attorney by directing witnesses and making closing arguments. Wang said the […]

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Wisdom teeth removal can bring on psychotic episodes

Blake Nissen | Staff Writer Meghan Pottle | Staff Writer Senior Molly Biggers thought she was getting kidnapped and senior Sam DeGroft thought she was being attacked by a terrorist. It sounds crazy, but it’s true—or at least Biggers and DeGroft thought it was, because they were suffering from psychotic delusions as a result of the anesthesia they were under […]

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