Harambe: From tragedy to icon


Death of local gorilla sparks outcry Juliana Discher | Staff Writer Gone, but not forgotten: Harambe lives on in the realm of internet tomfoolery. The Cousin’s Take On May 28, an event transpired at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens that would be heard across the globe. Junior Jaidyn Coleman is cousins with three-year-old Isaiah, son of Michelle Gregg. Isaiah […]

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Electronic note taking limits retention

Isabel Marotta | Staff Writer As our technology gets smarter, we might not be. Studies by Princeton University Psychologists Pam Mueller and Daniel Oppenhiemer found that an increase in technology use may cause a decrease in memory. It proved writing longhand allows for better recall of material. In the study, college students watched a video and were instructed to take […]

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Hours of practice make perfect for marching band


Alexandra Lisa | Staff Writer Your local mail carrier may deliver your mail through rain or shine, snow or sleet but they have nothing on the Mason High School Marching Band.  While the amount of hours the band practices boarder on the limits of child labor laws, members of the band practice in rain, sleet, and blazing heat because they […]

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Volunteers crucial to teams’ success

Ashton Nichols | Staff Writer Team moms have got it going on. Sports teams rely heavily on parent volunteers. Dawn Berryman, the sophomore team mom for girls’ junior varsity soccer, has many responsibilities–spirit wear, team dinners, coordinating snacks for away games, and working with boosters all sit on her to-do list. However, she said she enjoys being involved because she […]

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College applicants must consider social media footprint


Meghan Pottle | Staff Writer Every time you tweet, you might as well be submitting part of your college application. According to a 2015 Kaplan Test Prep survey, 40 percent of college admissions officers said they browse applicants’ social media profiles to find out more about them. 35 percent said what they found hurt the applicant’s chances of acceptance. Senior […]

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Interracial adoption adds new perspective to family tree


Asia Porter | Online Editor These interracial families don’t make up your average family photo. When adopted children or siblings are a different race from the rest of their family, families adapt to a new routine aside from feeding an extra mouth. Dan and Tina Broaddrick are parents to their biological son Seth and adopted daughter Lydia. Lydia, born in […]

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Author discusses depression and her new novel


Ria Parikh | Staff Writer Author Jasmine Warga gave local residents insight into writing about–and with–depression. On July 25, Warga talked about her debut novel: My Heart and Other Black Holes at the Mason Public Library. Warga said inspiration for this novel came from her own experiences with depression. “I don’t think that it’s at all based on hard facts […]

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Author hopeful Muglia has an extreme passion for reading


Alyssa Brooks | Staff Writer To call Freshman Natalie Muglia a reading enthusiast would be an understatement. Over the course of the past school year, she has read over 150 books. She averages about two days to finish each book, and has finished multiple books in just one day. Her passion began in fourth grade, and she hasn’t stopped reading […]

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Meaning behind Disney movies transcends age

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Alyssa Brooks | Staff Writer Fluorescent colors, innocent humor, happy endings: those are the things kids see in Disney movies. As these kids mature into adults, so do their perceptions of these seemingly childish films. Disney films such as “Wall-E”, “Finding Nemo”, and “Up” have incorporated complex topics into the pizzaz of the animation such as the obesity epidemic, familial […]

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Work Crew to donate summer to religious service

Serina Cline | Staff Writer Not everything is fun and games. Young Life’s Work Crew has students working hours a day without pay. Mason students are deciding to devote a month of their summers to serve at Young Life Camps around the country. Young Life is an American Evangelical Christian ministry based in different cities. Each volunteer has a different […]

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Vinyl records making ‘record’ comeback


Meghan Pottle | Staff Writer Girl, put your records on. Despite the multitude of digital music available, vinyl records have increased in popularity over the past few years. According to the Recording Industry Association of America’s (RIAA) 2015 year-end stats, revenues from vinyl albums were $416 million, the highest since 1988. Junior Haleigh Carr bought her own record player a […]

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Historic Mason building played key role in World War II


Abbey Marshall | Managing Editor The control room of Bethany Relay Station was referred to as “The Temple of Radio”. Photo by Abbey Marshall. “Here speaks a voice from America…We shall speak to you about America and the war. The news may be good, the news may be bad, but we will tell you the truth.” These words were among the […]

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Escape rooms the latest craze in immersive entertainment

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India Kirrsin | Staff Writer Entertainment enthusiasts all over Cincinnati are ‘trapped’ in the Escape Room mania. Over the past few years a new branch of the entertainment industry has been growing in the Cincinnati area. Escape Rooms have become so popular there are now four different companies in the greater Cincinnati area that offer different levels of difficulty and […]

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Cancer never stopped Lothrop from touching lives

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Gina Deaton | Editor-in-Chief Photo from the Love for Liz GoFundMe page. Few students at Mason High School know Liz Lothrop personally, but we all feel like we do. Fundraiser after fundraiser, we have been rooting for her. Lothrop, a 2013 graduate of MHS, was diagnosed with leukemia in 2008 at the age of 14. She went into remission in […]

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Experiential learning initiative puts students in desired workplaces

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Asia Porter | Staff Writer Student interns work in the West Chester Hospital alongside employees. Photo by Visual Editor Madison Krell. Students are trading in textbooks for scalpels in a new experiential learning program. This past year, Honors Accounting and Small Business Management Internship teacher Debra Gentene launched Experiential Learning to give high school students the opportunity to receive hands-on […]

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Young Women’s Club provides girls with leadership and service opportunities in the community


Kara Blumberg | MBC Staff MBC Reporter Lakin Steedly brings you the news of Young Women’s Club and the impact it has on the community. Mason High School’s Young Women’s club is expanding beyond the nation’s borders and has hopes to help women across the globe. The service-oriented club focuses on organizations that help women and girls in the community and as […]

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