Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day gears girls toward science

Juliana Discher | Staff Writer Watch a video montage of the day’s events.Women only make up 13.4 percent of the engineering workplace, according to the American Society for Engineering Education. By holding “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” at Mason High School since 2009, event leaders hope to demolish this gender gap. Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day was held […]

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Call to council

MHS aide Jim Fox appointed to Mason city council Sheila Raghavendran | Editor-in-Chief Working in public service for 37 years, Mason High School aide Jim Fox knows what it’s like being at the forefront of running the city of Mason. And this year, he is reprising his role as councilman, filling Tom Grossmann’s spot, who was recently elected Warren County […]

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Contracts and compromises

Mason Education Association and School Board reach agreement over contracts after turbulent summer relationship Abbey Marshall | Staff Writer After months of negotiation, the Mason City Schools Board of Education and the Mason Education Association came to a compromise regarding teacher contracts. At the school board meeting on February 10, the Board announced a two percent teacher raise on a […]

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Doctor’s discovery

Sauer’s math research published in professional journal Arnav Damodhar | Staff Writer Photo by Photo Editor Madison Krell Like Pythagoras and Euclid, Dr. Johnothon Sauer too has left his footprints in mathematics. Honors pre-calculus and algebra teacher Dr. Sauer has evolved the field of abstract algebra, an advanced level of algebra that focuses on the format of system using letters […]

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Test stress

Students opt-out of PARCC testing Jessica Sommerville | Staff Writer Count 326 students out. As of March 2, these students chose not to take the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test—an endeavor supported by Action for Mason Education co-head Kenna O’Sullivan. “Ideally I would love to see all students opt-out,” O’Sullivan said. “The freshmen have to all be […]

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Military road show

American Soldier Adventure Semi opens traveling exhibit in Mason Gina Deaton | Online Editor It’s an adventure within 848 square feet. The American Soldier Adventure Semi (AS4) is an 18-wheel, 30-ton tractor trailer measured at 16 feet wide, 53 feet long, and 13.5 feet tall that sat in the back parking lot of Mason High School on Tuesday, March 3, open to students and the community. […]

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Students soar at UC Science Fair

Kelly Noriega | Staff Writer Listen to Nikita Kesav explain her project’s premise and where she will head from here. On March 14th at the 11th annual UC Science and Engineering Expo, Mason Middle School and High School students presented their projects. Results from the fair are listed below. Students that were Broadcom Masters winners: Niraj Komatineni and his partner Scott […]

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38 students headed to UC Science Fair

Charlie MacKenzie | Staff Writer You won’t see any baking soda volcanoes at the UC Science Fair. A combined total of 38 MMS and MHS students will present their science projects this Saturday, March 14, at the 11th annual UC Science and Engineering Expo. These students will be showcasing their experiments with students across southwest Ohio. In order to qualify for […]

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Teachers defeat academic team in battle of the brains

Sonia Rayka | Staff Writer For Mason High School’s academic team, the student has yet to become the master. Watch a clip of the showdown. Video by Staff Writer Kelly Noriega. On March 4, the academic team faced a group of teachers in a match of questions ranging from novels by Ernest Hemingway to World War II history. Each team […]

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Philharmonic orchestra excels at state competition

Erin McElhenny | Staff Writer The Philharmonic Orchestra competed at their state competition last weekend. State for orchestra is different than when sports compete at state. The orchestra began by playing a three piece set to a panel of judges; they were scored a one–the best score. Then they were given a song they had never seen before and given […]

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Speech and Debate takes record 32 competitors to state

Jessica Sommerville | Staff Writer Talk about eloquence. 32 competitors—a new school record—will head to the state Speech and Debate tournament this Friday and Saturday, March 6 and 7. Watch sophomore Ananya Tawde explain the reasoning behind the team’s success. The team’s coach, Melissa Donahue, returned to the team after a hiatus and was instrumental in shaping the team for state, […]

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Swimming teams make a splash at state meet

Sonia Rayka | Staff Writer The girls and boys swimming and diving teams went out with a big splash at the state meet on February 28, ranking third and tenth in Ohio, respectively. According to coach Mark Sullivan, the meet left him impressed with standout performances by several athletes. “A lot of our kids tend to peak at the districts […]

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NHS hosts successful Nerf Madness fundraiser

Juliana Discher | Staff Writer   The first annual Nerf Madness event, put on by National Honor Society, was a mad success. The Mason Intermediate 45 gym was transformed into a battle ground this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. According to event leaders and seniors Carver Nabb, Dylan Bryan, Connor McCormick, Sam Wendell, and Jackson Brown, they came […]

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Media students spy careers in WCPO visit

Ariel Jones | Staff Writer A group of student journalists from MBC and The Chronicle had the opportunity to visit the WCPO news station and get a sneak peek into their future careers this Saturday, February 28. These student journalists came to the 9 On Your Side news station this morning for a “careers in media” workshop, getting to delve […]

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Mason TechOlympics participants earn second place at competition

Juliana Discher | Staff Writer Mason TechOlympics participants sure knew the “code” to success. The 2015 TechOlympics were held February 20-22 at the Millennium Hotel in downtown Cincinnati. This expo taught Mason students about topics in technology including healthcare, IT, business intelligence, and coding. Representatives from startup companies and big businesses attended to reach out and give advice to aspiring […]

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World War II Memorial brought to Mason veterans

Zane Miller | Staff Writer If you can’t bring World War II veterans to their memorial, bring the memorial to them. Pillars of Honor, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to transporting the original scale model of the WWII Memorial used to create the real one in Washington, D.C. to veterans across the nation unable to see their memorial in […]

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Big loser

Governor Kasich’s funding proposal cuts Mason City Schools budget by $5.2 million Sheila Raghavendran | Editor-in-Chief Mason City Schools Treasurer Ronda Johnson reviews budgeting paperwork at her desk. In August, Johnson replaced treasurer Richard Gardner who retired in July. Photo by Sheila Raghavendran Mason City Schools is the second biggest loser in Ohio. Early this month, Governor John Kasich spelled […]

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Darts & donations

NHS Nerf Madness to benefit Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Duncan MacKenzie | Staff Writer Seniors Jackson Brown, Sam Wendell and Carver Nabb co-founded NHS’ next event, Nerf Madness. Photo by Staff Writer Erin McElhenny Nerf is no longer child’s play. On February 21, adults and Mason High School students alike will pack into the Mason Intermediate 45 gym to engage […]

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