Sneaker Culture: More Than Just Shoes

Anusha Vadlamani | Staff Writer Until the 1980s, the prospect of sneaker culture and collecting sneakers was an idea that had never really taken off. It wasn’t until the momentous release of Michael Jordan’s line of basketball shoes in 1985 and the thriving of the hip-hop industry, that the obsession with sneakers truly started to bloom. The sneaker enthusiasts that […]

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Puisis to Play in McDonald’s All American Basketball Game

On February 20th, 2019 Sammie Puisis was officially announced as a McDonald’s All American in her home gym at Mason High School. Friends, family, and classmates gathered to celebrate this prestigious honor. Puisis is the first Mason basketball player in history to be selected for the game. Photos by Tanner Pearson. Videos contributed by Ayden Crowley, Hafsah Malik and Mason […]

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MHS students take self-defense classes due to fears of being attacked; say they feel more secure on their own now

Sophia Johnson | Staff Writer They don’t plan on starting fights, but they’re prepared to finish them. In August, senior Ellie Uematsu began taking classes in boxing and kick-boxing: common practices of self-defense. The class’ full body workouts are taught through practicing on a punching bag, and Uematsu said the workouts are physically demanding. “We start up with a warm-up […]

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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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College not the only career path after graduation

Lily Geiser | Staff Writer College application season is nearing the end. But for some students, their careers have already started. Mason is the largest high school in Ohio, and the vast majority of its students continue on to college after graduation. However, there are still plenty of students that do not feel that college is the right path 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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