School of Rock performers light up Night to Shine

Natalie Schickendantz | Staff Writer It was truly a night to shine. On February 9, School of Rock performed at Night to Shine, a prom for individuals with special needs. Throughout the night, participants and their buddies, volunteers that had been paired with them, circulated to karaoke and game rooms, took photos by the red carpet and danced to live […]

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Actors come together in midst of opening night

Staff Writer Alexandra Lisa goes behind the scenes moments before the first showing. Nathalie Schickendantz | Staff Writer Mason Drama Club nose how to shift from a comedy to a tragedy. January 26 was the opening night of Drama Club’s production of  Cyrano de Bergerac. In 1655 Abbey France, a love triangle ensues between three main characters: Christian de Neuvilette, […]

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Hazing drives universities to shut down ‘Greek Life’ on campus

Lauren Thomas | Staff Writer Greek Life is rushing out the door of universities. As spring pledges begin to collect their letters of recommendation and house doors open, the overhanging gloom of recent events cloud the recruitment season. Brotherhood and sisterhood are the values that have rooted Greek life for centuries. Recently major universities like Florida State University, Ohio State […]

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Photo gallery: NHS Talent Show 2018

The @MHSNationalHS Talent Show never disappoints! This #Bhagra Dance is EVERYTHING! I 💚 @MasonSchools! pic.twitter.com/KonQJbPE0A — Tracey Carson (@traceylcarson) January 19, 2018 Andrea Hefferan | Staff Writer On Friday, January 19, a total of 14 acts took over the auditorium stage for the annual National Honors Society (NHS) Talent Show. Rather than the usual two emcees under the limelight for […]

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Board taps Cooper to take over for retiring Kist-Kline

Nathalie Schickendantz | Staff Writer The phrase ‘right man at the right time’ rang true at the monthly school board meeting as board members appointed a new superintendent. After 30 years in public education Superintendent Dr. Gail Kist-Kline is retiring. For seven of those 30, Kist-Kline dedicated her time to the Mason community in hopes of encouraging student leadership. Kist-Kline […]

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Area Districts lead the way in exam exemptions

Kaitlin Lewis | Staff Writer While Mason students cram for the next three days, some nearby high schoolers are escaping the chaos that is Finals Week. With tomorrow being the start of the end of first semester, many students at Mason High School feel the pressure of studying for potentially seven upcoming tests. Other high schools in the area, however, have exam exemption policies, allowing […]

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Students call for political change through Indivisible program

Lauren Serge | Staff Writer In January 2017, a national organization localized, forming Cincinnati Indivisible. The group established after the controversial 2016 election and it consists of high school students throughout Cincinnati, aiming to enforce change and voice opinions during a heated political climate. After attending the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., Junior Madelyn Rayford joined the group and found […]

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Delivery company dominates all aspects of consumer needs

Lauren Thomas | Staff Writer Books, groceries and space travel at your fingertips. With Amazon’s growing repertoire of products ranging from the traditional books to now an in-home delivery service, everyone is feeling the effect. The Amazon Umbrella now emcompasses several companies operating under it including The Washington Post, Whole Foods, and IMDB. An empire expanding on the daily requires […]

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Fantini replaces Dyer as resource officer

Nathalie Schickendantz | Staff Writer Officer Nick Fantini is reporting for duty. Fantini is replacing Officer Karli Dyer and taking over as Mason High School’s new School Resource Officer and said he is ready to help students grow. “I want to try to make a difference in their lives in any way, shape, or form,” Fantini said. “I’m here to […]

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‘America’s Got Talent’ attracts local singers

Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer Mason’s got talent. The popular reality-competition show, America’s Got Talent, will be going into its 13 season on NBC in May 2018, and with the new season comes a new group of contestants. Among those auditioning are several Mason students. Fans of the show are familiar with its four round system: ‘Auditions,’ Judge Cuts,’ ‘Quarterfinals, […]

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