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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

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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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At the scene

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Community Center redefines recreation with programs aimed at teens Meghan Harris | Staff Writer Photo contributed by Julie Edmond Mason Community Center’s Teen Scene and Teen Scene (Jr.) programs are redefining recreational activities for teenagers. According to Julie Edmond, Program Supervisor at the Mason Community Center, Teen Scene and Teen Scene (Jr.) will be opportunities for students to meet new friends while participating […]

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Rest in peace

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OGT to be replaced by series of required tests in the future Gina Deaton | Online Editor Photo by Gabrielle Stichweh The Ohio Graduation Test better have its eulogy written, because within the upcoming years, it will be replaced. As of right now, the state of Ohio is planning on replacing the OGT with a series of tests that students must take. These […]

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Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis speaks at MHS

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Rashika Jaipuriar | Staff Writer Listen to Marvin Lewis’ speech. You’re only young once. Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis made a special appearance last Wednesday evening at a lecture series hosted by Mason African American Students for Change. Lewis headlined with a primary message of strength of character, but even touched on other topics relevant to high school students, like […]

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National Honor Society hosts annual talent show


Sonia Rayka | Staff Writer The stars of Mason High School shined bright on February 21 during the annual talent show for National Honor Society’s Pasta for Pennies fundraiser. NHS advisor and coordinator of the event Sheila Nimer said that it took a lot of hard work and dedicated co-chairs to make it run smoothly. “The past couple of months […]

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Student Government members broaden their horizons on a global scale


Katie Hibner | Staff Writer Photo contributed by Sonia Rayka Student Government has taken on the world. At the LEAD Conference in Chicago February 14-16, 12 “StuGo” members convened with representatives of National Honor Societies and National Student Councils from high schools across the globe. Senior Arianna Venkatesan said she was inspired by the diversity of the attendees. “[I met] […]

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Blizzard blues

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Calamity day alternative brings more work, less play Sonia Rayka | Staff Writer Photo by Photo Editor Madison Krell Five strikes and we’re out? That may not be the case since Superintendent Gail Kist-Kline introduced a new snow day alternative for the winter season. The calamity day makeup plan will require teachers to post a set lesson in the case of another school day […]

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Shoes to fill

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District treasurer will write final check after 14 years on the job Sheila Raghavendran | Managing Editor Photo contributed by Tracey Carson This June, as hundreds of seniors toss their hats, retiring school board Treasurer Richard Gardner will join in. Gardner has served a successful 14 years with the district, according to school board President Kevin Wise. He said that Gardner has been firm through […]

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