Diversity Council initiatives leave students in the dark

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer While the school is pushing to be more culturally inclusive, they haven’t reached out to the demographic that would be directly impacted — students.  Superintendent Jonathan Cooper recently relaunched Mason’s community-based Diversity Council at a meeting on the night of October 22. The council was created to promote diversity and understanding within the city. At […]

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Competitive leadership committee recruits student entrepreneurs

Sophia Johnson | Staff Writer In their search for new members, The MADE (Mason Deerfield) for Authentic Leadership team sought out students based on their drive to lead, not their experience.. The group came to be after a coalition of student leaders merged with The Mason Deerfield Chamber of Commerce and rebranded themselves as the MADE for Authentic leadership group, […]

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local leaders share their experiences with students

Evelina Gaivoronskaia | Staff Writer Della Johnson | Staff Writer Local leaders ignited purpose and passion in students. On October 9, six leaders talked to students at Mason High School and gave them advice on how to become a better leader in their community. The speakers were Shakila Ahmed, Nick Bogan, Rachel Pitman, Barbara Berry-Spaeth, Nicole Walker, and Gavin O’Neill. […]

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Mandarin students experience Chinese culture at Festival

Jake Sapp | Staff Writer On Friday, September 29th, the Mason High School Mandarin students took a field trip to the annual Miami University Chinese Culture Festival. The festival is a celebration of all things Chinese, as well as a way of exposing both the young and old to Chinese traditions and festivities. Activities such as kite flying and Kung […]

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MHS Art Students’ work displayed for the community

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer The arts program is creating opportunities for students to apply their classroom experiences to the real world. On September 27 at Mad Monks Pizza, a showcase of student works from AP Studio and Digital Image Design was unveiled. The exhibit included photos, graphite drawings, acrylic pieces, and mixed media from both juniors and seniors in […]

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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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