Opinion

Opinion: Dear Quarantine

Anushka Mukherjee | Staff Writer Dear Quarantine, We hate you.  Gosh, where do we even begin to explain how much you have messed up our […]

Arts and Entertainment

Show Review: OUter Banks

Alana Amaya | Staff Writer Rating: 5/5 stars Being trapped in quarantine made the Outer Banks of North Carolina seem even more like the dream […]

Benham raises money and awareness with 24-hour Ultramarathon

Meghan Dincler | Staff Writer While students are pulling all-nighters, this teacher is spending 24 hours outdoors. John Benham, an art teacher at Mason Middle School, completed his first 100-mile race on May 4th, after running for 24 hours. He started running in 6th grade, and ran all through high school and his first year of college. After being forced […]

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Movie Review: Extraction

Alana Amaya | Staff Writer Rating: 4/5 stars Retired special operations officer, Extraction’s Tyler Rake (played by Chris Hemsworth), gets hired for a private mission by an Indian mob leader to rescue his son, Ovi Mahajan, kidnapped by a mob leader of a neighboring country (Bangladesh). The plot centers around Tyler’s difficult mission to extract the child who was forcefully […]

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Show Review: OUter Banks

Alana Amaya | Staff Writer Rating: 5/5 stars Being trapped in quarantine made the Outer Banks of North Carolina seem even more like the dream life that you have always wanted. Set on an island that appears to be a “paradise on Earth,” Outer Banks focuses on a close teenage group of friends called the “Pogues” who get themselves wrapped […]

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Album Review: Good Intentions

Indranshu Das | Staff Writer Rating: 9/10 NAV really did not miss with this album. His third studio album, the latest since Bad Habits, has gained plaudits from music fans around the world. I would say that NAV stuck to what he does best–tell stories about how he was a brown boy who had to overcome a lot of challenges […]

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Mason Tryouts continue in the face of Quarantine

Scott Reckers | Staff Writer Though the world is standing still right now, some Mason teams are continuing to dance in the eye of the storm. As the future of athletic seasons remains unknown, Mason High School teams are finding ways to prepare and build their teams online. Due to Coronavirus, athletic teams have had to alter the traditional methods […]

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AP Testing Takes on a new look during the COVID-19 Lockdown

Kaelyn Rodrigues | Staff Writer Each May, students enrolled in Advanced Placement (AP) classes can take exams to determine whether or not they will receive college credit. Amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the College Board, the organization that offers the AP program, has altered the exam from the typical 2-3 hour pen-and-paper test to a 45-minute online exam. In previous […]

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Opinion: Dear Quarantine

Anushka Mukherjee | Staff Writer Dear Quarantine, We hate you.  Gosh, where do we even begin to explain how much you have messed up our lives? Everything was going great. We were on our way to finishing the final stretch of our high school career. But then you came in armed with the perfect ammunition – orders and regulations.  We […]

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Opinion: To My Fellow Seniors

Lily Geiser | Editor-in-Chief Well, it’s been a wild ride Mason. There were a lot of ways that our senior year could have ended. I don’t think that anyone had their money on global pandemic, but it is what it is. And I could tell you all about how much it sucks (it does) and how much I miss my […]

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Mason levy passes Amid Covid-19 precautions

Shravani Page | Staff Writer Ann Vettikkal | Staff Writer After 15 years, Mason City Schools has passed its next levy — by a margin of nearly 40%. On April 28th, the election results were finally in, with 13,391 votes cast — 9,292 for the levy and 4,099 against. Mason Superintendent Jonathan Cooper was grateful to send out positive news […]

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Mason families adopt pets to lessen impact of social distancing

Archie Barton | Staff Writer Unable to see their best friends, Mason families are choosing to adopt new ones. With the stay-at-home order in effect, many Ohio families, including Governor Mike DeWine’s, have decided to adopt new pets to help cope with the social isolation of quarantine. As some shelters are currently closed due to the coronavirus, others have seen […]

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Album Review: Blame it on baby by Da Baby

Archie Barton | Staff Writer Rating: 6.5/10 DaBaby cannot be stopped. Even with a global pandemic, the North Carolina rapper continues to be one of the hottest artists on the market. Taking protective measures which are epitomized by the face mask he dons on the album cover, DaBaby attempts to solidify the quick success he built up in recent years […]

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Graduating Seniors Honored Through Social media

The senior class of 2020 won’t leave without making a mark, even a digital one. The Instagram account @masonclassof2020 has posted over 300 collages of different Mason High School seniors and their plans for when they leave high school. Three seniors run the account: Riley Brannock, Cate Millard, and Mallory Hill. Since its first post on April 5, the account […]

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