Blown away by bacteria


MHS invests in hand dryers to replace paper towels in the bath­rooms Gina Deaton | Staff Writer MBC News Reporter Paige Meyer covers the blow of MHS' hand dryers. Bazinga! Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory thinks that hand dryers are in­cubators and spewers of bacteria and pes­tilence. According to Sheldon, it would be more hygienic if they had [...]

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The fourth bell debate

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Shorter class periods pose challenges for fourth bell programs Sonia Rayka | Staff Writer Photo by Staff Writer Sonia Rayka. The change to semesters next year will not have a drastic effect on student services that utilize the time granted in fourth bell, according to principal Mindy McCarty-Stewart. Adjusting to change may prove difficult, but McCarty-Stewart said she has confidence [...]

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Culture of kindness

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Kindness goes digital with the new MHS Kindness Council Rashika Jaipuriar | Staff Writer Photo by Staff Writer Meghan Harris, photo art by Editor-in-Chief Chloe Knue. The Kindest School in America just got kinder. According to American History teacher Jerry Schrock, his homeroom students wanted to make kindness more habitual at Mason High School, especially after the Random Acts of [...]

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Teens feeling the pinch as employers cut hours

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Changes in health care regulations forces employers to cut back on part time hours Abbey Marshall | Staff Writer President Barack Obama called, and the youth answered, voting for him at a rate just short of 70% in 2012. However, the effects of Obamacare on businesses around the nation may soon be making them regret picking up the phone. Chrissy Avery, the [...]

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Unrest in Syria


Syrian teens worry about fate of family members caught in crossfire Fernanda Hurtado | Chronicle Staff Writer & MBC News Reporter  Freshman Lujain Jamous talks about the Syrian government before President Bashar al-Assad. Two students at Mason High School are victims of the civil war in Syria even though they’re 6,000 miles away. Dinah Diab and Lujain Jamous worry every [...]

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Players come face to face with football’s violent reality

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Oak Hills players carted off field in ambulance after collision Sheila Raghavendran | Online Editor Photo by Sheila Raghavendran. Football games aren’t supposed to end this way. Competitors are supposed to shake hands and go their separate ways, but instead Dwire Field was hushed last Friday night at the sight of two Oak Hills players laying motionless on the soaked turf while [...]

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Panerathon fights hunger in Mason


Sheila Raghavendran | Online Editor Runners take off at the starting mark at Sunday's Panerathon 5K/10K. Panera Bread is more than bagels and salads. On Sunday morning, the sixth annual Cincinnati Panerathon 5K/10K run/walk was held at Panera Bread in Deerfield Township. The 10K race was a new part of this year’s Panerathon. According to Event Director and Panera Marketing [...]

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Oak Hills storms Mason


Sheila Raghavendran | Online Editor Jimmy Halpin | Staff Writer The Comets fell to Oak Hills 30-7 last night. Oak Hills routed the Mason Comets last night 30-7 in a game that ended abruptly in the fourth quarter when the officials called the game in the final minutes of the quarter after two Oak Hills' players suffered injuries from a [...]

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Volley for the Cure puts team under pressure


Lindsay McCalmont | Staff Writer Everyone at the girls’ volleyball game was cheering for the same color: pink. Mason sealed a win over GMC rival Sycamore at the Volley for the Cure game winning the match 3-1. According to varsity head coach Tiann Keesling the Volley for the Cure event is so important to Mason’s volleyball program because it was [...]

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Curt Bly steps up to the plate as varsity head coach


Will Leathers | Staff Writer   Photo from Curt Bly talks about his readiness and motivation to take on the position of varsity head coach. After years being an assistant coach, it's finally Curt Bly's turn at bat. Bly is stepping into the job of varsity baseball head coach after the retirement of long time head coach Ken Gray, [...]

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Celebrating Mason’s evolving heritage


Fernanda Hurtado | Staff Writer “Ecstatic.” That is how Mason Mayor David Nichols said he feels about Mason being ranked the seventh best place to live in by CNN’s Money Magazine. “I never in my wildest dreams, coming from Lexington, thought I would be [mayor],” Nichols said. “This wasn’t exactly on a bucket list but it’s been good.” President of [...]

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Comets conquer Centerville 1-0


Erin Brush | Sports Editor Head coach Paul Reedy explains the team's mindset during Saturday's game. "[It's] time to put on the big boy pants," the Mason Men's Soccer page tweeted hours before Saturday's game. The team toughened up in their first big-time matchup of the season against the Centerville Elks, taking home a 1-0 victory and extending their undefeated record to [...]

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Under pressure: cross country invitational pushes runners to potentials


Abbey Marshall | Staff Writer Runners compete at Saturday's cross country invitational. Racing against over 130 teams and 3,800 runners, the Mason Cross Country team faced high competition Saturday at the Mason Invitational. Varsity runner Nick Grismer said that competition was tough because they were running against top-ranked schools. “There’s definitely a lot of competition,” Grismer said. “A lot of [...]

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District to receive $6.4 million in funding


Gina Deaton | Staff Writer Mason City Schools will gain $6.4 million over the next two years. The school district has implemented ideas such as switching to semesters to save money, and now Mason City Schools will be receiving millions of dollars from the state in education funding. According to Treasurer Dick Gardner, the money is not going to be [...]

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