Central perk

New ‘Comet Coffee’ shop set to spruce up Learning Commons Jessica Sommerville | Staff Writer Photo by Photo Editor Madison Krell There’s more than minds brewing in the Learning Commons. A coffee shop is being implemented into Mason High School’s newly-converted space, according to the project’s co-founder, senior Emily Trinh. “Some of my fellow seniors (and I) pitched the idea […]

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Signed, not sealed

MCS contract reopener settled, concerns continue Rashika Jaipuriar | Associate Editor Photo contributed by Karrie Strickland Mason City Schools employees didn’t get much of a vacation this summer. The teachers and Board of Education went through a lot of pressure to finally settle a one-year reopener in teacher contracts. According to Mason Education Association Vice President Maria Mueller, the disagreements […]

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Time out

Despite new attendance standards early release to continue Eric Miller | Staff Writer Pictured: Junior Aminah Baig Photo by Photo Editor Madison Krell Crisis averted. Semesters and graduation requirements can’t kill early release and late arrival. Early release and late arrival students had a curveball thrown at them in the spring of 2014, as the Ohio Department of Education announced […]

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Fall festivities

Traditional Homecoming parade returns to Mason Morgan Teska | Staff Writer Photo contributed by Tori Berry, originally printed in Mason High School’s yearbook of floats from clubs and activities that rode in one of the school’s homecoming parades. A new homecoming celebration is floating into Mason High School this fall. On October 9, student government will host a homecoming parade featuring […]

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Reign of fire

Marching band to bring dragon to life during performance Sonia Rayka | Staff Writer Photo by Staff Writer Matt Marvar The marching band is getting fired up. The 2014 performance titled ‘Once Upon A Dream’ is paving the way for new expenses that will add to the show’s overall feeling, according to band director Robert Bass. To accentuate the theme […]

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Midsummer Night’s Dream production showcased in Cottell Park

Ariel Jones | Staff Writer It truly was a midsummer night’s dream in Cottell Park Saturday evening. According to Meredith Raffel, Executive Director of the Mason-Deerfield Arts Alliance, coming to see Shakespeare in the park was a valuable opportunity for families. “It gives people exposure to different kinds of art aside from visual arts,” Raffel said. “It’s nice to be […]

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“Race Back to School” held to kick off new school year

Erin McElhenny | Staff Writer Silence. When asking the children attending this year’s first annual Race Back to School if they were excited about school starting, all one heard was silence. Loud echoing cheers were heard when their parents were asked the same question. But no sound equaled that of the marching band performing before the race began. According to co-founder […]

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Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraiser held at The Beach Waterpark

Jessica Sommerville | Staff Writer 1,500 rubber ducks splashed into the Lazy River at the Beach Waterpark to promote Big Brothers Big Sisters of Warren and Clinton counties. The rubber duck race was a spectacle to accompany the program’s raffle and discount ticket sales, according to Tammy Stebelton, the director of the agency. “The race is for the children in […]

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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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