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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Student-parent duos navigate dynamic of athlete and coach

Abby Waechter | Staff Writer Coaches’ kids get treated differently. Even though parents and teammates think coaches’ kids get special treatment, it is usually the furthest thing from the truth.  Parents often try to coach their kids from the sidelines or on the drive home. After a while, a child can start to resent the parent coaching. But when your […]

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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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New club empowers female students to pursue STEM careers

Evelina Gaivoronskaia | Staff Writer  After noticing a lack of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), Mason High School junior Marissa Riehm decided she was going to do something about it. She chose to create a club that allows young women to explore their STEM interests.  The young women of MHS have a variety of STEM courses available […]

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Foster dog finds a home ‘close to home’

Alisha Soni | Staff Writer Sometimes when you love something you have to set it free. That’s exactly what happened when Hope Conrad and her family decided to foster a rescued puppy; they eventually had to let her go.  Through the organization Homeless Animal Rescue Team (HART), senior Hope Conrad and her family were able to foster their first dog, […]

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Reemergence of bell bottoms sparks conversation of their utilization in past and present activism

Avary Hutzelman | Staff Writer  Bell bottoms are back. Like most fashion trends, bell bottoms went on sabbatical. But now they’re back and their return is catching the attention of some bell bottom veterans at Mason High School.  Bell bottoms were born during a decade of controversy, spanning from the mid 1960’s to the late seventies. These long flowing pants […]

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Students honor and connect with loved ones through tattoos

Ally Guo | Staff Writer The permanent nature of a tattoo is often viewed as a risk, but for some students, that permanency is the perfect way to memorialize a treasured family connection. People get tattoos for a variety of reasons: to express a certain aesthetic, to represent ideas important to them, or to celebrate the people who inspire them. […]

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Sophomore advocates to expose more children to STEM

Scott Reckers | Staff Writer Mason High School sophomore Eashan Vytla loves computer sciences and this passion is fueling a drive to help others who may not have access to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) field. Vytla believes STEM will play a pivotal role in human’s daily life now and in the future. He knows that students in […]

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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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