Staff Editorial – Mason High School, it’s time to show some appreciation

October 2 was National Custodian’s day. October 2 was a Saturday. Nothing sounds more perfect than thanking our custodians on a day in which we aren’t even in school. Right? The custodial staff has persevered through downsizing, school shutdowns, bottle flipping, extraordinary safety measures during the pandemic, and now devious licks. There has to be some greater way to show […]

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Staff editorial – Why comparing yourself to others academically simply does not work

We doubt there are many students at Mason who haven’t complained about Mason’s competitive culture. A culture that strives to carve out the perfect “cookie-cutter” student. A model student with straight-As, perfect scores, leadership, awards, etc. Seems like some sort of package deal. Now, this pressure is present for almost all high-school students. But in a school of 3600+ kids, […]

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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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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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Staff Editorial: Royal Tell-all reveals Meghan Markle’s hidden struggle and the power of media

 It was only recently the Duchess of Sussex opened up about her mental health struggles in an interview with Oprah.  This interview was the first the Sussexes had given since officially breaking away from their royal duties last year.  Meghan Markle opened up to contemplating thoughts of suicide and self-harm – a comment which continued to introduce further concern and […]

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