Job insecurity

sexual harassment

Summer workplace harassment becoming prevalent among teens Fernanda Hurtado | Staff Writer Photo art by Gabrielle Stichweh Summer jobs expose teenagers to the real world — and real world problems, like sexual harassment. According to attorney Douglas Linn, sexual harassment is illegal and happens to teenagers in numbers as common or even more common as adults in the workplace. “It […]

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Destination Imagination team places first at state, heading to global competition


Monica Brucher | Staff Writer The Destination Imagination Team after their performance at the regional competition this year Photo contributed by Sam Hodge This is anything but the final destination. Destination Imagination, that is. Junior Sam Hodge believes DI still has some stops to make. “This year at globals, we really want to place again like last year,” Hodge said. The […]

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Holocaust survivor visits MHS and speaks to freshmen

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Abbey Marshall | Staff Writer Photo by Abbey Marshall Hate and prejudice are with us today. These words were spoken by Holocaust survivor Werner Coppel, who is more familiar with hatred and prejudice than most people can fathom. Coppel spoke to a group of Honors World History students on Tuesday, April 29, to share his trials and tribulations of being […]

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PHOTO GALLERY: After Prom 2014


Abbey Marshall | Staff Writer Juniors and seniors were invited to attend After Prom from 1-4am following Prom on Saturday, April 26. Click on an image below to enlarge and view in slideshow mode…

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Comet broadcasters shine at Golden Lion Film Festival


Student broadcasters involved in Mason Broadcasting Crew (MBC) were recognized for their work at The Golden Lion Film Festival held at Ursuline High School on April 5. Photo from Mountain Lion Award Alternative Film Senior Gabe Dubois, Early Spring bass fishing Senior Fernanda Hurtado, Fencing Highlight Video White Lion Award Informational and Educational Video Seniors Gabe Dubois/Javert Valenzula-Barrios, Mason High […]

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breakfast alarm clock

Health impact questioned as fast food breakfast rises in popularity Sheila Raghavendran | Editor-in-Chief Photo by Madison Krell   It’s out with eggs and toast, in with the Egg McMuffin. Increasingly, fast food chains are integrating breakfast into their menus. Companies are battling: White Castle recently previewed its new Belgian waffle sandwiches, Taco Bell revealed its Waffle Taco and A.M. Crunchwrap, and McDonald’s is serving free coffee […]

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Driving digital

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Driver Education courses now available online Monica Brucher | Staff Writer Photo art by Gabrielle Stichweh Students can now click their way to get behind the wheel. The Ohio Department of Public Safety recently approved online driver education classes, but Paul Tlominski from Jack’s Driving School said there are many risks that come with it. “I know there will be some mothers who [take] it for their students,” […]

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Test transformation

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New SAT replaces vocabulary with incorporation of science material Katie Hibner | Staff Writer Photo by Katie Hibner Current SAT vocabulary books are getting torched. The College Board will “abrogate” obscure terms from the college entry exam in spring 2016. This news came too late for freshman Shirley Yang, who said she has studied SAT vocabulary since she was in fourth grade. “[The College Board] has lowered […]

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Addition by subtraction

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Kist-Kline introduces plan for building renovations and closure Fernanda Hurtado | Staff Writer Photo by Fernanda Hurtado Mason City School buildings are getting a $25 million makeover encompassing renovations in already existing buildings and reducing its footprint by closing down Western Row Elementary. On April 2 Mason schools officials held a public meeting to gather opinions about what should be done with $25 million in […]

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Shrieking sensation


KI prepares for the opening of world’s longest inverted rollercoaster Abbey Marshall | Staff Writer Photo contributed by Don Helbig Roller coaster fanatics will scream for joy on April 18. The wait for Kings Island’s newest ride, Banshee, has nearly come to an end. The debut of the world’s longest inverted coaster will occur on KI’s Opening Day. All park guests are guaranteed to be […]

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Math team competes in state competition

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Katie Hibner | Staff Writer The numbers just didn’t add up for the Mason High School math team. The results of the Ohio High School Mathematics Invitational Olympiad were released this week, and although sophomore James Zhu placed eighth, advisor Colleen Everett said the team as a whole failed to meet expectations. “This year we didn’t do as well as […]

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National Honor Society holds Prom Fashion Show


Katie Hibner | Staff Writer It was beauty in the front, chaos in the back. According to senior and emcee Nick Martin, the National Honor Society prom fashion show succeeded despite mayhem behind the scenes. “The transitions [between walks] weren’t smooth,” Martin said. “The senior girls had to change their dresses really quickly and I had to stall [by saying] […]

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NHS and SIBS holds shoe drive


Sheila Raghavendran | Editor-in-Chief Photo contributed by Tracey Carson Last week, for NHS and SIBS’ shoe drive, junior Morgan Schaffer brought Soles for Souls to MHS, an organization that she said she hoped would be a shoe-in for benefiting the community. According to Schaffer, Soles for Souls has delivered more than 6,000 pairs of shoes to over 25 shelters in […]

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Fact vs fiction


Principal defines line between rumor and reporting Erin Brush | Managing Editor Photo by Madison Krell Wednesday, February 12 was a day as safe as any other at Mason High School, according to Principal Mindy McCarty-Stewart. But after false rumors of a potential school shooting hit the halls, many students and parents were in a frenzy over school safety. According to McCarty-Stewart, the administration had indeed received […]

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Hitting home

ukraine venezuela

Conflicts in Ukraine and Venezuela resonate with locals Monica Brucher | Staff Writer Fernanda Hurtado | Staff Writer Photo by Madison Krell, photo art by Gabrielle Stichweh Ukraine is 5099.7 miles away. Venezuela is Maduro, [who] is the president right now, because they don’t like what he is doing,” Tramontin said. “[Venezuelans] want a lot of change due 2257.2. But they are […]

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Pulling the plug


Time Warner Cable changes delivery, MHS restricts the cable Madison Krell | Photo Editor Photo by Taylor Telford Limits on Internet, limits on clothing, and now limits on cable. Time Warner Cable has changed its way of delivering cable. And because of that, Mason High School has to pay — or deal with no cable. According to Assistant Principal William Rice, MHS isn’t paying. […]

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