Aides vital part of lives of their students

Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer “Now teachers, the announcement you’ve all been waiting for,” are the words English teacher Thurman Allen shouts out over the public address system before giving the Teacher of the Week award to the teacher whose students have deemed them hardworking and passionate about what they do. But there’s a group of valuable educators who will […]

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Students make their claims to fame in pairs

Delaney Turner | Staff Writer Name a more iconic duo… I’ll wait. Sherlock and Watson, Batman and Robin, and Kimye are only a few dynamic duos. The duos of the world influence social media, fashion, and ultimately affect the way the world functions. At Mason High School, it is no different. Duos are taking on the halls and making big […]

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Global curriculums teach history with a spin

Alexandra Lisa | Staff Writer The winners tell the story, but when it comes to history, anyone can make themselves out to be the hero. One of the inevitable challenges students from foreign nations face when going to school in the U.S. is switching from their own country’s history to American history in the classroom. Not only do they have […]

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Owners insist snakes are like any other pet

Luke Hutchinson | Staff Writer Approximately 250 species of snakes can kill a human with one bite. Some animals do not enjoy playing fetch or rolling over – especially ones that are carnivorous, legless, and elongated; despite people’s thoughts about owning a snake, some students are fascinated by their behavior. Owner of two snakes and freshman Logan Young said his […]

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Evolution of cheating introduces new tension for classroom

Calista Busch | Staff Writer Screenshots, screenshots are no fun. Unless you share with everyone.   AP Language and Composition teacher Lori Roth said she has seen any increase in students cheating in her class this year on tests and in-class assignments. While teachers take measures to prevent cheating in their classes, it is constantly evolving. Roth said students have […]

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Students risk criminal charges to obtain fake IDs

Meghan Pottle | Staff Writer As college and prom season approach, the pressure to purchase a fake identification (ID) card for college arises. Teenagers may think they will not get caught for a crime that seems so common, or “it is never going to happen to me,” but such purchases are not immune to consequences. According to U.S. National Library […]

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Urban Exploring takes danger to new level

Ryan D’Souza | Staff Writer Jonathan McCollough | Staff Writer Places that were once visited by thousands are now being explored by a few. Urban exploring is the exploration of man made-structures that are typically abandoned. This includes locations like old houses and deserted amusement parks and subway systems. The hobby is especially popular among photographers and documentary filmmakers. Junior Yogesh […]

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Teens dig through past to uncover family roots

Jacob Fulton | Staff Writer Mason students are branching out to investigate their family trees. Though the past is a mystery to some, many web services such as Ancestry.com enable students to look into their family histories through historical documents and genetic tests. Senior Tori Berry tested her DNA through 23andme.com, a website that provides information on a student’s geographical […]

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Crossing the Line: Can student sections go too far?

Juliana Discher | Staff Writer Student sections in southwest Ohio are known for getting pretty close to the line, while others often cross it. Whether it’s swearing, destruction of property, or insulting players, many high school and college student sections can go from friendly cheering to outrageous acts of vulgarity. The Black Hole is no stranger to this, often dancing […]

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College auditions put pressure on musicians

Charlie MacKenzie | Staff Writer The fate of some students’ college dreams lies within a fifteen minute time interval. Every year seniors are tasked with perfecting their college applications, spending countless hours working on essays, resumes, or the Common Application. On top of all of this, students looking to go to performing arts schools must prepare for one moment to […]

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Students dumpster dive for treasures

Luke Hutchinson | Staff Writer One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Dumpster diving is when a person searches through someone else’s trash to find specific objects – the hobby existed even before the Supreme Court’s 1988 case “California vs. Greenwood,” which stated that when a person throws something out, that item is now in the public domain. Freshman Elizabeth […]

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Lifeguarding class opens up opportunity for future job

Sarah Rubsam | MBC Reporter   MBC reporter Sarah Rubsam takes a close look at the Lifeguarding course at MHS.Lifeguarding: The class at Mason High School that can help you save lives and earn cold hard cash There aren’t many classes at MHS that can directly lead to a job, but the Lifeguarding course taught by Mark Sullivan is an […]

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Students fail to apply knowledge from class when managing money

Freddie Wilhelm | Staff Writer See how Mason High School teacher Andy Goetz budgets his income to meet the needs of his family.One of the most prevalent skills in adulthood is managing money and balancing a budget; however, apart from Financial Literacy, this skill is rarely taught at Mason High School through hands-on experience. Business teacher Jennifer Striker said that […]

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Ohio State Wind Symphony performs for Mason staff and band members

Alexandra Lisa | Staff Writer Mason band’s reputation attracts Ohio State Wind Symphony to perform. On March 8, one of the state’s most elite bands performed a preview of their performance scheduled for The American Bandmasters Association Convention in Lexington, Kentucky. The Ohio State University Wind Symphony agreed to visit Mason High School to perform for an audience of staff […]

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