Album review: if i could make it go quiet

Artist: girl in red Rating: 5/10 Review by: Della Johnson On her new record, if i could make it go quiet, Marie Ulven — better known as girl in red — is inexplicably much more aggressive than we’ve ever seen her. Having risen to fame on a platform molded with the serenation of young, queer romance, her newest songs draw […]

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Opinion: A goodbye worth the heartache

Riley Johansen | Editor-in-Chief  “How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” The second I finished my junior year, I instantly knew what I wanted on my parking spot. A simple quote from Winnie the Pooh, a piece of my childhood that I had always kept close. It was cute, sentimental, but most importantly, it […]

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Independent Jazz Spotlight

By Raghav Raj In 2021, a musical year that hasn’t really had the sort of star-studded, critically adored releases that the year before it did (not yet, at least), the underground and independent music scenes have never been more important. We’re only five months into this year, but luckily, there’s been no shortage of great music from the fringes of […]

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Staff Editorial – Final Year Report: Mason’s COVID response proves impressive

 This new normal has started to feel, well, just normal. And a lot of that is thanks to an environment that was invariably supportive and adaptive despite the difficult decisions and endless opportunity cost that are bound to come with a devastating pandemic.  Because all things considered, things could have gone much much much worse. They could’ve gone slightly better […]

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Bad for the environment: Bad for Artists

By Ann Vettikkal Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are just as insane as they sound.  Riding the coattails of recent cryptocurrency excursions like bitcoin, a new form of cryptoart has formed. While bitcoin is considered fungible, meaning it hold equal value with another bitcoin and can be traded in a precisely equal matter, NFTs are a form of cryptoart that are not […]

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TV Review: The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

Directed by: Kari Skogland Rating: 8/10 Review by: Scott Reckers As opposed to a surface-level Marvel series where Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes just march around, beating up bad guys, the show faces its characters with tough decisions. Taking a refreshing look at systemic issues like racism and police brutality in America, the show sees Marvel taking a sharp left […]

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Movie review: The Father

Directed by: Florian Zeller Rating: 8/10 Review by: Raghav Raj The first thing that practically leaps off the screen in the opening moments of The Father is the sheer disarray of it all. As Olivia Colman’s character walks to her apartment, striding intently, the camera seems caught off balance by her, almost struggling to stay with her as she walks […]

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Opinion: We need to do more about climate change before it is too late

Raghav Raj | Staff Writer  On April 31, President Joe Biden unveiled new measures to overhaul and upgrade American infrastructure, proclaiming his plan “a once-in-a-generation investment in America.” Officially titled the American Jobs Plan, the initiative is the largest presidential effort to fight climate change ever, dwarfing former President Barack Obama’s 2009 Stimulus bill which allotted a comparatively paltry $90 […]

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Opinion: Perfectly Long Movies

Raghav Raj | Staff Writer With Zack Snyder’s absolutely massive, 4-hour long director’s cut of the 2017 DC film Justice League in the spotlight, there’s a renewed interest in the “long movie,” a remarkably volatile cinematic experience that serves as a double edged sword for any viewers up to the task. If a filmmaker gets it wrong, you’re stuck sitting […]

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Movie review: Godzilla vs. Kong

Review by: Scott Reckers Director: Adam Wingard Rating 7/10 Godzilla may be the “King of the Monsters,” but Kong bows to no one. The two stars of the ‘Monsterverse’ have finally clashed together, and the promise of a visual spectacle is fulfilled. The current state of visual effects is the future we dreamed of years ago, and the fight scenes […]

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Opinion: Mason’s mental health training deserves to roll out to everyone

Shravani Page | Staff Writer Mason has had its fair share of mental health-related issues. And Mason has done a lot to help students combat them.  They’ve allocated more resources and even trained teachers and a small group of students in suicide prevention. They’ve developed numerous connections with Cincinnati Children’s, the Lindner Center of Hope, and organizations such as MindPeace. […]

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Staff Editorial: Cleveland Browns Quarterback proved wrong about Mason when he shouldn’t have been

Remember when Cleveland Browns Quarterback Baker Mayfield tweeted at Mason High School calling us soft?  Yeah, so do we.  One of the more tumultuous moments here at Mason High School began as a way to reduce stress and ease the cutthroat academic culture here at Mason. Somehow it ended in a viral tweet by Cleveland Browns Quarterback Baker Mayfield on […]

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