Girls lacrosse camp teaches more than game skills

Charlie MacKenzie | Staff Writer Young athletes flocked to the MHS multipurpose field eager to learn more about lacrosse from the coaching of the girls high school teams. The girls lacrosse camp took place from July 28 through July 31. Aspiring lacrosse players worked hard on drills and games that were led by the high school teams, but also had […]

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Premier Health spends summer working on $11.3 million expansion project in Mason

Arnav Damodhar | Staff Writer Pictured: Donna Banks outside the Premier Health Middletown branch Photo by Arnav Damodhar As summer fun is in full swing, project manager Donna Banks, and others at Premier Health are working diligently toward the $11.3 million hospital expansion project in the Warren County area. Premier Health has recently purchased a former medical building at 7450 […]

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Racin’ in Mason 5k and Chasin’ in Mason Zombie Run supports MHS running boosters

Jessica Sommerville | Staff Writer Nearly 500 runners gathered under grey skies to participate in an event at the annual Racin’ in Mason 5K. The money generated from this event fuels the Cross Country and Track boosters, according to one of the race coordinators, Mike Marotta. “We support the program by paying assistant coaches, purchasing t-shirts for the runners, and […]

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Castner Summer Camp is a touchdown at MHS

Meghan Pottle | Staff Writer The Mason Youth Football Castner Summer Camp scored a touchdown this week at Dwire Stadium in preparation for the upcoming football season. Young athletes in kindergarten through ninth grade learned different drills with the high school football coaches and players from July 21 through July 24. Varsity Assistant Coach John Adleta helped coach the campers during the week […]

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Women’s soccer tournament brings publicity to Mason

Kylie McCalmont | Staff Writer Local Mason organizations passed the ball to make the Mason Preseason Classic a winning a weekend. The city of Mason, local Mason businesses, and soccer teams from Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky all teamed up at Heritage Oak Park from July 18 through July 20 to make the Mason Preseason Classic Women’s Weekend a success. According […]

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Mason Speech and Debate team holds public speaking camp

Juliana Discher | Staff Writer Photo by Juliana Discher Speaking is a skill everyone is born with, but public speaking is a talent that takes years to refine. Mason Speak Week, held at Mason High School from July 14-18, teaches sixth through tenth graders the delivery techniques necessary to become successful public speakers. Speech and Debate senior co-captain Jenny Zheng said the […]

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Teacher contract talks take center stage at Board of Education meeting

Sheila Raghavendran | Editor-in-Chief Rashika Jaipuriar | Associate Editor Photo by Sheila Raghavendran On Tuesday night, a sea of black and green Mason Education Association t-shirts flooded the Harvard Room at Mason High School for the Board of Education meeting, whose agenda included the controversial teacher contract negotiations. School Board Treasurer Dick Gardner opened the night with his presentation about the district’s […]

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Mason bowling clinic held to inspire improvement

Ashton Nichols | Staff Writer Photo by Rashika Jaipuriar Three strikes isn’t an out in the world of bowling. Every Monday from noon to 2 p.m., Mason Bowl holds a clinic taught by Joe Riestenberg, the Mason bowling team’s head coach. 35 kids attended the clinic last year, with this year being only the second. “The teaching part of [today is […]

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Comet Skippers host jump rope camp

Eric Miller | Staff Writer As if flying through the air head-over-heels wasn’t difficult enough, Mason’s Comet Skippers throw in a jump rope to the equation. This past week, the Comet Skippers devoted their time to teaching aspiring Skippers the sport of jump rope. Kids from grade one through 12 were at the Skippers’ fifth annual day camp. The four day […]

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Greg Richards basketball camp finishes second successful week

The Greg Richards basketball camp just finished its second week, spent with the seventh, eighth, and ninth graders. See more on the camp here. See awards below: 7th Grade 8th Grade 9th Grade 3-on-3 Chase Popplewell Ethan Howard Noah Pedelty Gabe Brumley Jake Kandell Khalis Hicks Charlie Wade Tyler Baarendese Dylan Gregory 1-on-1 Michael Vaicarcel Chase Harding Chris Simmons 5-on-5 […]

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Greg Richards basketball camp held at MHS

Kylie McCalmont | Staff Writer Photo contributed. As the school year came to an end, the Mason boys high school basketball team took to the gym to train Mason’s young athletes into basketball superstars and possibly future NBA players. Boys going into third through sixth grade gathered at the Greg Richards Boys Basketball Camp from June 9 through June 13 where the […]

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Retired FBI Mason alumnus visits and speaks to students

Sonia Rayka | Staff Writer Fidelity. Bravery. Integrity. These three words symbolize everything Mason alumnus Richard Schwein learned from the 40 years he served as an FBI agent. A Mason graduate of 1955, Schwein said he first began his work for the FBI when he was scouted after he was forced out of college due to expenses. “I had to […]

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Students embrace coexisting through creation of interfaith group

Abbey Marshall | Staff Writer Photo by Abbey Marshall Coexist (verb): to exist in a mutual tolerance despite different ideologies or interests. On Thursday, May 22, a group of students with varying religious beliefs gathered together to demonstrate this idea of “coexisting”. The first interfaith group meeting took place: a discussion lead to inform and educate others about the various […]

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Student Government class officer candidates

Sophomore, junior, and senior class officer elections are currently being held on Naviance. See below to learn a little more about the candidates before casting your votes. SENIOR CLASS OFFICER CANDIDATES Connor McCormick GD2GB Hi, my name is Connor McCormick, and I am running to be your Senior Class President for the class of 2015. I have been an active part […]

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Blaze Pizza opens in Mason

Lindsay McCalmont | Staff Writer Photo by Lindsay McCalmont A new pizza place has ignited a flame in Mason. Blaze Pizza, which opened on May 9th, brings a whole new twist to the pizza making business. It’s a “make your own” pizza place where customers can watch as their pizza moves down the assembly line, according to sophomore employee Michael […]

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Splitting the winnings

Ohio schools reap funds from casinos Rashika Jaipuriar | Staff Writer Photo by Pritam Jaipuriar Mason City Schools is getting a piece of the jackpot. Gambling and casinos now indirectly provide some of the latest funds for Ohio’s school districts. “We are not in a position to support school events, PTO fundraisers, youth sports teams or any program where children […]

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