Senioritis has its perks

Ria Parikh | Staff Writer I regret to inform you that I have been inflicted with Senioritis. When I first heard of it in 8th grade, I turned my nose up, smirked, and swore that that would never happen to me. Well, here we are, four years later.  Obviously, Senioritis has its negatives, which was the stuff I heard about […]

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Robotics team advances to World Championship

Ria Parikh | Staff Writer The current members on the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) robotics team, the Powerstackers, have competed on the world stage for three years in a row. From April 24 to April 27, the team was one of 160–which also included Quantum Leap, another Mason team– to go to the FTC World Championship (Worlds), held in Detroit, […]

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Tissue syndrome not deterrent for dedicated athletes

Ria Parikh | Staff Writer Despite being named “the most neglected disorder in modern medicine by the Ehlers Danlos Society, Ehlers Danlos syndrome (EDS) regains its prominence through the heavy impact it has on the lives of those inflicted with the disorder. EDS is a genetic condition that weakens connective tissue all over the body, manifesting into 13 different types […]

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More shades to come

Ria Parikh | Staff Writer A couple years ago, I was at the MAC store, and I asked the employee for a bronzer. She took a look at my face, paused, and said, “I’m not sure if we have any that’ll work for you. Sorry.” On that particular day, she happened to be right. I walked around the store, tested […]

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Opinion: Let’s talk about drama

Ria Parikh | Staff Writer Grey’s Anatomy just made history. The much-loved show aired its 332nd episode on February 28, officially beating ER, and making it the longest running medical drama. Ever. I am well aware that there are is a multitude of people who criticize the show, and rightfully so. It is no where close to being the most […]

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The Women of Mason

There are over 15,000 women living in Mason. Some are business owners, some are lawyers, some are doctors, some are stay-at-home moms. In March, a month dedicated to women, we wanted to highlight just some of the contributions these women are making throughout the city of Mason. Nikki Foster Lily Geiser | Staff Writer Nikki Foster is an Air Force […]

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Opinion: Bring Back Respect

Ria Parikh | Staff Writer Only in 2019 would a funeral be confused with a meet-and-greet. And, only in 2019, would there be written instructions that urge fans to stay away. Ethan and Grayson Dolan — known on YouTube as the Dolan Twins — have nearly 9 million subscribers to their channel. Recently, their father Sean Dolan passed away from […]

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MHS support educator believes strong body fuels the mind

Matthew Smith  | Staff Writer  Ria Parikh | Staff Writer The body fuels the mind. That’s the approach Su Kamiki takes when she spends time building her body in the gym.  Kamiki, a support education aide at Mason High School is a bodybuilder. She started lifting four years ago, after realizing that typical aerobics classes were not challenging enough for […]

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AP Physics traps students, administrators in escape rooms

Ria Parikh | Staff Writer From enclosing students in Outer Space to trapping administrators in a classroom, AP Physics students are creating their very own escape rooms. Through the month of December, AP Physics Mechanics and Electricity and Magnetism classes are creating escape rooms for the first time. Mechanics classes were tasked with creating rooms for fifth and sixth grade […]

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Technology empowers our creative sides

Ria Parikh | Staff Writer Recently, I went to a craft show at Lakota West. Contrary to popular belief, it was full. With technology crowding every corner of our lives, a common argument is that we have lost all appreciation for little, more trivial things. It has surfaced almost everywhere; when a technology conversation comes up, it is usually joined by an assertion […]

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Dodd encourages student involvement in academic initiatives

Ria Parikh | Staff Writer In May 2018, when Principal Bobby Dodd was first introduced as Mason High School’s new Principal, he said he wanted to set two major goals: make Mason High School more of a community and give students a voice.  Through his communication with  students, Dodd has been able to learn about their progressive ideas and initiatives, […]

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