Dodd encourages student involvement in academic initiatives

Ria Parikh | Staff Writer In May 2018, when Principal Bobby Dodd was first introduced as Mason High School’s new Principal, he said he wanted to set two major goals: make Mason High School more of a community and give students a voice.  Through his communication with  students, Dodd has been able to learn about their progressive ideas and initiatives, […]

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US Western and Southern open 2018

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer Every August, the top tennis players from around the world come to a small town in southern Ohio to compete in one of the biggest preliminary tournaments of the year. The Western & Southern Open in Mason, Ohio allows players to prepare for the U.S. Open, a major hard court tournament, in similar conditions and […]

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Principal Gentene walks thousands of steps to unify middle school

Jake Sapp | Staff Writer After trekking back and forth between two buildings, new Mason Middle School Principal Lauren Gentene really got her steps in on the first day of school. With the middle schoolers’ transition from their building to the high school and intermediate buildings, Gentene said she took it upon herself to ensure all started smoothly. She visited […]

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Freshman spirit party welcomes class of 2022

Della Johnson | Staff Writer This high school orientation combats intimidation with fun. At the Freshman Spirit Party on August 7, incoming freshmen were able to tour the building in a different way than they had in the past. The party consisted of games, exploration, and speakers in an effort to help the new students to become accustomed to high […]

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Speak week builds public speaking skills

Jake Sapp | Staff Writer The MHS Speech and Debate team is helping students find their voice. From July 16th to 20th, the team held Speak Week, a camp where they assisted students with their public speaking abilities as well as engaging them in a wide variety of activities. Advisor for the Speech and Debate team, Bruce Harris, had a […]

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Red rhythm and boom celebrates Independence Day featuring the fray

Riley Johansen | Staff Writer Mason is celebrating America’s independence with a bang. On July 3, the Mason City Council held its annual Red Rhythm & Boom event featuring  inflatables, games, and face-painting, food trucks, and performances from chart-topping bands Five for Fighting and The Fray. The event began with Cincinnati local and singer/songwriter Mira taking the stage to sing […]

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Kings Island Baseball Invitational 2018

Matthew Smith | Staff Writer July baseball kicked off with the annual Kings Island Invitational from June 28th-July 1st in Mason, Ohio. The tournament was held at multiple venues throughout the city including Mason Sports Park, Fleckenstein Park, and Corwin Nixon Park. The Ohio Nationals baseball organization dominated the tournament across all platforms, as their 9u, 10u, and 12u teams […]

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Cincinnati Reds teach new skills at baseball camp

Lily Geiser | Staff Writer With the help of the Cincinnati Reds, these kids took a swing at playing baseball. This past week, the Cincinnati Reds Baseball Camp took place at Mason High School. In a five day intensive curriculum, kids were able to work with instructors to improve their skills at hitting, pitching, and everything in between. This annual […]

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Camp utilizes art to teach integral life skills

Sophia Johnson | Staff Writer Anyone can master the art of communication. Melodic Connections is a music therapy program that promotes social skills using different forms of art to people of all ages with disabilities. From June 11 through 15, kids ages five to eight participated in The Art of Being Social summer camp hosted by Melodic Connections at Crossroads […]

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Young jump ropers learn new skills at comet skippers camp

Kaelyn Rodrigues | Staff Writer Kids all around Mason jumped at the chance to learn jump rope from the Comet Skippers. This past week the Comet Skippers taught aspiring jump ropers all about their sport. The camp was four days long, going from June 12 to June 15. This year, the camp was held at Montessori Academy of Cincinnati, a […]

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