Teachers advocate new positive-culture program

Jake Sapp | Staff Writer Over the past few years students and teachers alike have agreed that there are some problems at Mason High School. A group of teachers think they might have found a solution.  As the school year draws to a close, preparations are already being made for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year at MHS. One of such […]

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Robotics team advances to World Championship

Ria Parikh | Staff Writer The current members on the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) robotics team, the Powerstackers, have competed on the world stage for three years in a row. From April 24 to April 27, the team was one of 160–which also included Quantum Leap, another Mason team– to go to the FTC World Championship (Worlds), held in Detroit, […]

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Mason ‘Hope Squad’ featured on NBC news

Della Johnson | Staff Writer The Mason Hope Squad has made national news. NBC Nightly News came to the MHS on May 7 to take footage of the Hope Squad for a broadcast. They took footage in Lori Roth’s classroom, as well as interviews with administration and students alike. The purpose of the broadcast was to highlight mental health and […]

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Students Cleaning Up Mason For Earth Day

Evelina Gaivoronskaia | Staff Writer Although Earth Day has passed, Juniors Sara Naveh and Nick Flood are wasting no time when it comes to helping the environment. They organized the “Clean Up Mason” event, which took place on Saturday, April 27 and allowed the Mason community to come together and take care of their environment by cleaning up the areas […]

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Photo Gallery: AP Physics Regatta 2019

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer On Wednesday, April 24 AP Physics students participated in a regatta consisting of homemade cardboard boats. They had to row these boats across the natatorium pool, touch the edge of the pool, and return to the starting point. If both of the boats didn’t sink, the students still had something to watch out for – […]

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Coopers excited to add new member to their family

Riley Johansen | Staff Writer A dog may be a man’s best friend, but the Cooper family not only wants to find their son Myles a best friend, but a life-long companion as well.  On February 18, Mason City Schools Superintendent Jonathan Cooper announced on Twitter the beginning of his family’s journey towards training and placing a service dog in […]

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Model United Nations hoping to dominate Miami conference

Andrea Hefferan | Online Editor Politicians aren’t the only ones getting involved in world affairs. Mason’s Model United Nations (MUN) is a club where discussing and enacting foreign policy is turned into a competition. Students mimic the actual United Nations, and win awards for performing well in conferences. They can receive Honorable Delegate, Outstanding Delegate, and Best Delegate, which is […]

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Substitute teacher finishes work on new novel

Kaelyn Rodrigues | Staff Writer The next time you read a book in class, it might be one written by your substitute teacher. Author and long term substitute teacher Tara Robinson, who publishes novels under the name Tara Tyler, is releasing a new novel. “Windy Hollow” is the third book in her series Beast World, which follows the story of […]

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GSA to hold first ever ‘Pride Night Dance’

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer Mason High School’s newest dance is encouraging students to take pride in who they are. The Pride Night Dance, hosted by Mason’s Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA), is on Saturday, March 9. The dance was created to show their support for the LGBT community and create awareness for the issues it faces. The dance is intended […]

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Government shutdown impacts local families

Lily Geiser | Staff Writer Good news: The government is open for business. The longest government shutdown in history — lasting 35 days — is over. On February 16, just hours before the government was due to shut down again if a deal was not reached, President Trump signed a spending bill providing just $1.375 billion for a border wall, […]

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Puisis to Play in McDonald’s All American Basketball Game

On February 20th, 2019 Sammie Puisis was officially announced as a McDonald’s All American in her home gym at Mason High School. Friends, family, and classmates gathered to celebrate this prestigious honor. Puisis is the first Mason basketball player in history to be selected for the game. Photos by Tanner Pearson. Videos contributed by Ayden Crowley, Hafsah Malik and Mason […]

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MBC Panel Fosters Discussion on Racism

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer MBC’s latest broadcast is taking a brand-new approach to help solve an age-old problem. In a 30-minute long panel aired on February 13, Mason Broadcast Crew (MBC) hosted three Cincinnati-area journalists to start a discussion about modern racial issues. The three guests, Ryan Houston, Kristen Swilley, and Byron McCauley, spoke to MBC panelists Simone Scott […]

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Computer-Aided Design still recovering from fire damage

Della Johnson | Staff Writer Once considered one of the most hands-on courses at Mason High School, Computer-Aided Design (CAD) has taken a few steps back since last year’s fire. The accident, which occured on May 8, 2018, because of the dust collecter in the B108 CAD room, caused an evacuation of the entire student body and faculty. Since then, […]

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