Group allows for stress relief during school day

Lauren Serge | Staff Writer Discussion is brought together through art, the language that everyone speaks. During second and third bell on Mondays, A Brush of Hope serves as a safe location where girls engage in an open conversation, then try a medium of art that relates to the lesson. Junior Laney Nelson said being a part of the group […]

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Popular new club benefits local animal shelters

Andrea Hefferan | Staff Writer Mason students are putting their hands together to help all kinds of creatures. Animal Shelter Alliance (ASA) is a new club dedicated to providing resources to animals in need. Every other Friday, nearly 100 members, from middle schoolers to seniors, meet up to make much-needed supplies. Senior Amanda Cheng, co-president, had the idea for the […]

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24-hour hackathon promotes practice in coding, computer programming

Luke Hutchinson | Online Editor Ready, set, code. Mason Hack club will host their first Hack-a-thon at the University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Sciences on November 4. A hack-a-thon is a 24-hour overnight competition in which students interested in computer programming (CP) pair up into small teams, brainstorm a potential CP project and then build it through […]

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Photo Gallery: Homecoming Festivities 2017

these past few days have been incredible. thank you everyone. there are no words. #mayastrong 💙💙 pic.twitter.com/RlVmtRpYxQ — annabella collins (@abellacollins) October 7, 2017 Luke Hutchinson | Online Editor Comet Country showcased their spirit this week in the annual Homecoming parade, Pep Rally and finally by attending the Winter Wonderland themed Homecoming dance in style on Saturday. Mason High School Student […]

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Competitive writing team, Pen OHIO introduced at high school

Rahul Parikh | Staff Writer The “Power of the Pen” is now possessed by high school and middle school students alike. English teacher Patricia George is the advisor for the new Pen OHIO team, a high school competitive writing team, stemming from the Power of the Pen program at the middle school.  Other schools around the area, such as Indian […]

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City recognizes Maya Collins at Maya Collins Day

Simone Scott | MBC Reporter After being diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Maya Collins has fought each day; however, she is not alone. The city of Mason deemed September 25 Maya Collins Day, in which family, friends and neighbors gathered, recognizing Collins for her constant strength and courage throughout her battle. Scott reports on Maya Collins day held at the Mason […]

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Aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma felt miles away

Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer The nation was faced with chaos when disaster stuck in the form of two consecutive hurricanes–Harvey and Irma. Hurricane Harvey marked the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States in 12 years when it hit southern Texas in mid-August. But before Harvey had a chance to dissipate, and certainly before the nation […]

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Peer tutoring program fosters student leadership

Kaitlin Lewis | Staff Writer The Peer Tutoring program is killing two birds with one stone, giving lessons in both academics and leadership. At the start of the 2016-17 school year, the Peer Tutoring program was overseen by math teacher Jere Clark, with help from now-seniors Jack Koenig and Sydnie Kong. The two students were a part of an independent […]

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Silicon Valley steps up fight against hate groups

Alekya Raghavan |Staff Writer The nation erupted in discussion after last month’s events in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a white nationalist demonstration took place promoting racism, free speech, and violence. The incident prompted several public figures, at home and abroad, to speak out and foster change. Among those taking action are several Silicon Valley companies, who have enacted measures against users […]

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Heritage Festival attracts local families with forty vendors and attractions

Kaitlin Lewis | Staff Writer The annual Mason Heritage festival brought the city together with cultural food and activities this past weekend. On September 16, downtown Mason was decorated for the parade which started at 10 a.m., followed by food vendors, exhibitors, and kids activities. Live music started at noon with the Refranes, followed by Jason Owens later that day. […]

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PHOTO GALLERY: 2017 Mason Football Tailgate

.@CoachCastner has a legion of little @MasonCometsFB fans waiting to show @Blitz5_WLWT what they've got! pic.twitter.com/V1gxN5tGnc — Tracey Carson (@traceylcarson) September 15, 2017 Lauren Serge | Staff Writer On September 15, Mason hosted its annual tailgate in the middle school arena parking lot before the game against Hamilton. A total of 29 vendors were set up in the form of student […]

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Mason Schools Foundation host small town hoedown gala for education grants

Leadership for our kids at its best. #CoachWheeler #MasonFoundationGala #MasonShines pic.twitter.com/HiVucXUQDm — TonyaMcCall (@TonyaLMcCall) September 10, 2017 Alexandra Lisa | Staff Writer Mason Schools Foundation’s Annual Gala allowed staff, alumni, and members of the community to throw down at a hoedown. The Annual Gala, the Foundation’s second biggest fundraiser, is given a theme to help the community get into a […]

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