Romeo and Juliet set to debut at Black Box Theater

Arnav Damodhar | Staff Writer Watch a sneak peek of the play. Video by Staff Writer Juliana Discher.Wherefore art thou, Romeo? In the Black Box Theater at Mason High School. Drama Club’s performance of Romeo and Juliet debuts today and will also be performed Friday, February 5 and Saturday, February 6. Advisor Allen Young said one of the reasons that […]

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Performers light up National Honor Society Talent Show

Juliana Discher | Staff Writer Click through photos of this year’s talent show. Photos by Juliana Discher. Mason’s got talent – its students perform heartfelt renditions of popular tunes to humorous skits. National Honor Society held its annual Talent Show on Friday, January 23 at 5:00 p.m. Approximately $5,000 was raised for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. There were 20 […]

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Artists sweep Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Asia Porter | Staff Writer The work of Mason High School’s art students is receiving national attention. Ninety art students under Aaron Roberts, Audrey Gorman, Dale Conner, Daniel McKay, Tina Roberts, Pam Valentine, Karan Witham-Walsh, and Hannah Zimmerman were presented with Scholastic Art Awards and will have their work on display at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. The competition is […]

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MAASC kicks off Black History Month

Sheila Raghavendran | Editor-in-Chief Click to watch a video from MAASC’s kick-off to Black History Month.  Black History Month has started with a bang – literally. Mason African-American Students for Change hosted its Black History Month kick-off festival on Wednesday, complete with food and live African music. MAASC brought in a musician to play the African drums during the kick-off […]

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MHS Drama Club’s Lend Me a Tenor to debut this weekend

Charlie MacKenzie | Staff Writer Lend Me a Ticket. Tonight, January 23, is the opening night of Drama Club’s production of Lend Me a Tenor, a comedy written by Ken Ludwig. Lend Me a Tenor follows a world-famous opera singer named Tito Merelli, who is performing Otello for the Cleveland Opera Company. Tito is accidentally given a double dose of tranquilizers, […]

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NoteOrious performs successful first showcase

Sonia Rayka | Staff Writer Listen to an interview with NoteOrious director Debra Jones. Click to watch interviews with NoteOrious members. Mason High School’s a cappella group NoteOrious lit up the stage at their first showcase on November 20. The group, comprised of 12 members, performed a plethora of songs ranging from classics such as The Foundations’ “Build Me Up Buttercup” […]

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‘Miracle Worker’ brought to the spotlight

Erin Brush | Managing Editor The drama club is working miracles. Last Saturday was opening night for this year’s fall play, “The Miracle Worker”, which follows the life of Helen Keller, a blind and deaf little girl. According to lead actress Jessica Cooper, who plays Helen, the story closely follows Helen’s life. “The show is about Helen Keller and her […]

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Hispanic Heritage Festival hosted by Spanish National Honor Society

Arnav Damodhar | Staff Writer Mason High School was blazing with Hispanic heritage and culture on Tuesday afternoon. The Spanish National Honor Society hosted its fourth annual Spanish Heritage Festival. More than 525 students gathered to an afternoon filled with dancing, singing, face painting, and an unbelievable spread of Hispanic food. A professional merengue and salsa dance instructor swept the dance floor. […]

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Mason Drama Club sees success with production of “Urinetown”

Abbey Marshall | Staff Writer “Urinetown”: what a wonderful ex(pee)rience! This past weekend, the spring musical came to life in the Mason High School Auditorium. The show focused on a revolution started by Bobby Strong protesting a fee to pay to use public restrooms during a major drought. According to sophomore Cara Severson, who played Hope Cladwell in the production, […]

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City receives a Taste of Mason

Sonia Rayka | Staff Writer On February 12, citizens citywide got a taste of what Mason has in store through the annual event, Taste of Mason. Senior Christian Johnson said that the event was not just bringing the community together for food but for also helping organizations such as Mason African-American Students for Change (MAASC). “Taste of Mason is all […]

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17 Mason musicians receive state level recognition

Matt Marvar | Staff Writer Within the state of Ohio, there’s an orchestra, a band, and a choir that is the best. No other ensemble performs with quite the talent that this one does. This prestigious group is called All-State, and according to Orchestra Director Stephanie Jones, the exclusive group looks for exceptional singers and players before bringing them together […]

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National Chinese Honor Society celebrates Chinese New Year

Katie Hibner | Staff Writer It’s out with the snake and in with the horse. January 31 marked the New Year, or “Year of the Horse”, in China, and the National Chinese Honor Society kicked it off with their seventh annual potluck in the small commons. With an estimated 200 people in attendance, senior vice president Brad Chamblin said the […]

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Dance team overcomes obstacles with eyes on the prize

Katie Hibner | Staff Writer Photo contributed by Lanette Szymkowicz  It’s Dance Moms, Mason High School edition. With only a week to re-choreograph three routines due to an injury and one team member’s unexpected move out of the district, the MHS dance team dealt with reality-TV-worthy drama. But they triumphed over it at the Seton Dance Invitational last Saturday, earning second place […]

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