Q&A with Head Custodian Mel Wynn

Anushka Mukherjee | Staff Writer Q: How long have you worked at Mason High School? A: My name is Mel Wynn and I’m the head custodian at Mason High School. I’ve been with the district since 2002. I’ve been in this building for five years now. I was at Mason Heights Elementary and Western Row Elementary before I came here […]

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Aspiring animator works with YouTubers to gain experience

Shravani Page | Staff Writer With a world constantly revolving around technology, teenagers have been inspired to innovate, create, and experiment with new platforms.  Freshman Grady Roeper has worked with animation since he was 9 years old. He is self taught and learned to animate through online tutorials and experimentation. He first used his knowledge to animate videos on Roblox. […]

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MHS Community Feeling Fundraising Fatigue

Anna Kinasewitz | Staff Writer Whether it’s shaking mom down for cash, digging in the glove box for loose change, or knocking on neighbors’ doors to pledge money, fundraising at Mason is an ever-persistent event.  Years ago, many members of the high school staff began to realize that students and high school families may feel as though they were constantly […]

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Teacher shares personal story of mental illness

Anushka Mukherjee | Staff Writer Everyone has their own journey with mental health, but one Mason High School teacher is using hers to start a conversation.   Mollee Coffey, an Advanced Placement (AP) Psychology teacher, has taught the class at Mason for the past five years. She said she shares her story about her struggle with mental illness with her […]

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Science teachers implement interactive technology

Archie Barton | Staff Writer Science teachers are switching up their classes and venturing into the world of technology.  Through the use of Nintendo Labo kits, Mason High School’s Intervention specialist Mike Planicka and Physical Geology teacher Cody Kreager teach students about the applications of technology in the classroom. Nintendo Labo kits are made of cardboard cut-outs and assembled to […]

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Horseriding students volunteer to help disabled peers

Meghan Dincler | Staff Writer Every weekend, volunteers saddle up to help people with disabilities.  Bridge Riding for the Disabled is an organization where people with disabilities can get unique therapy through riding horses. It helps them improve balance, independence, and motor skills, among other things. With the help of Program Director Pat Howe and a group of volunteers, those […]

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Student lifeguards work to save swimmers in peril

Scott Reckers | Staff Writer Working as a lifeguard is more than just sitting in the stands and blowing whistles, it’s about saving lives. While on most days, lifeguards spend their hours-long shifts sitting in the stand, on occasion they do get their feet wet. Junior Kylie Dennison has found herself in that very situation when she had to save […]

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‘Hypebeasts’ pay hefty price for clothes

Jessica Wang | Staff Writer Most people are hesitant to spend 60 bucks on a hoodie, but Hypebeasts easily drop over a thousand. Junior Vatsal Agarwal embodies the definition of Hypebeast. Originally from Singapore, he is influenced by the infatuation with designer brands in his native country. In turn, he is driven to chase some of the most famous names. […]

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Q&A with Longtime Comet Jim Fox

Anna Kinasewitz | Staff Writer Jim Fox is a Mason man through and through. A comet from Kindergarten through 12th grade, Fox graduated 50 years ago. He then went on to The Ohio State University before moving back to Mason, where he served on Mason City Council for nine years. Fox, with his wife, raised their two sons, both Mason […]

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Student and extra-terrestrial form Special Bond

Scott Reckers | Staff Writer ET Phone homecoming? A certain extra-terrestrial doll has started to accompany senior Leia Bulger to school events. Bulger has been taking an 18-inch rubberized doll of E.T., the eponymous character of Steven Spielberg’s hit film, to multiple events around the school. ‘E.T.’ was a gift Bulger received from a friend over the summer. Bulger said […]

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Homecoming Forces Girls to Face Personal Insecurities

Hannah Libby | Staff Writer Homecoming might be the worst night of the year for some girls, but the dance isn’t to blame — the dresses are.  Homecoming, a season many associate with fun and excitement, is stressful for a large number of Mason girls because of the pressure to find the perfect dress. Vanity sizing, the decrease in sizing […]

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Classical music band giving back to community

Archie Barton | Staff Writer Young musicians could be the key to changing people’s lives in the local community. Founded in 2017, Accelerando is a classical music band of high school students using their talents to give back to the community. Junior and pianist Alex Ye, one of the band’s founders, said the band’s desire to share their love for […]

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Diverse restaurants gaining popularity in Mason

Move over, McDonald’s — the people of Mason are bringing home Bibibop instead. New restaurants are making their way into Mason’s storefronts and are getting noticed by the students of MHS. Bibibop, among the most popular, serves Korean cuisine and was founded in 2013 just 2 hours north in Columbus. The new food options are healthier than some of their […]

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Strong faith helps Singleton overcome hardships

Shravani Page | Staff Writer When the average person thinks of witchcraft, they may think about witches, potions, maybe even Harry Potter. But a student at William Mason High School has learned to utilize witchcraft and paganism as a coping mechanism to overcome adversity.  Paganism is different from some of the world’s more common religions. Originating in Ancient Greece and […]

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Migraine sufferers struggle with daily learning

Evelina Gaivoronskaia | Staff Writer Students suffering from migraines have to face the head-spinning choice between school and avoiding pain.  Migraines can come with headaches, disorientation, and light or sound sensitivity. Students who suffer from them can have a difficult time getting through the school day full of fluorescent lights and loud hallways. Senior Ishana Galgali started to experience all […]

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