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Mason Students Take the Stage in “Anything Goes”

Natalia Ariza | Yash Napa | Staff Writers Anything goes with Mason students, and the audience is applauding. Students from Mason Schools put their theatre talent in action, performing in the musical “Anything Goes” with Acting Up. The production was performed on September 22 to 24 at the Mason High School Theater. The show was … Continue reading

DON’T PRESS PLAY: Netflix Original 13 Reasons Why causes controversy among students and parents

By Kiera Doran and Yamha Sami | Staff Writers Photo by Yamha Sami Edited by Riley Johansen Eighth graders Nick Anderson and Ayesha Chaudhry recreate the cover picture for Netflix Original 13 Reasons Why   Thirteen tapes. A map. And the whole student body wondering, what happened to Hannah Baker? The tragic consequences of hurtful … Continue reading

Science Teacher Takes Students on Annual Trip to Costa Rica

Katie Dorton | Staff Editor 1,000 miles of coastline, five active volcanoes, 812 recorded species of birds and counting. Here you can leap off a 20 foot cliff, zipline through wildlife, and meet new friends while seeing the world in a new way. These are just some of the things students can experience in Costa … Continue reading

TEENS WALKING AFTER SCHOOL INFLUENCES LOCAL BUSINESSES

Riley Johansen | Staff Editor Original Illustration by Riley Johansen The large amount of students walking after school can sometimes make it hard to run. That is, for businesses around Mason Middle at least. Walking to local restaraunts after school has been a popular activity for many years among Mason’s students, but sometimes the array … Continue reading

Live Streaming: Connecting Users In A New And More Vivid Way

Mariah Norman | Staff Writer No filter, no script. Just real rawness in real time. Since the first live stream in 1993, several social media apps, like Facebook and Instagram, have added the broadcasting feature, while other apps completely specialize in it like Periscope, YouNow, and Meerkat. Today, live streaming has connected a variety of … Continue reading

Planning, Preparation, Party: What Goes on in a Bar/Bat Mitzvah?

By Maryam Elkady, Natasha Jha, Meredith Turner | Staff Writers Photo by Michael Snyder Seventh grader Emma Norris reads her portion of the Torah. Sweet sixteen parties, fiestas de quinceañera, sacraments of confirmation. Teens of all ethnicities celebrate coming of age in a variety of ways. For Jewish students, it’s a bar or bat mitzvah … Continue reading

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Class Selection Requirements Place Pressure on Students

Laalitya Acharya | Staff Editor Eighth grader Vivian Tran decides her classes for freshman year. Photo by Laalitya Acharya The only bubble more intimidating than a Scantron is found on a course selector sheet. The stress of planning next year has arrived at Mason Middle School and students are preparing to select their classes. Eighth grader … Continue reading

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