Classic cafe

Eclectic restaurant attracts younger crowd Matthew Marvar | Staff Writer Photo by Matthew Marvar Troy’s Cafe is attracting a new type of crowd. According to co-founder Troy Meyers, it’s a small, upscale cross between Panera Bread and BRAVO! Cucina Italiana. His goal is to create a welcoming environment for everyone, even high school students, with emphasis on taste, ambiance, and […]

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Hispanic Heritage Festival hosted by Spanish National Honor Society

Arnav Damodhar | Staff Writer Mason High School was blazing with Hispanic heritage and culture on Tuesday afternoon. The Spanish National Honor Society hosted its fourth annual Spanish Heritage Festival. More than 525 students gathered to an afternoon filled with dancing, singing, face painting, and an unbelievable spread of Hispanic food. A professional merengue and salsa dance instructor swept the dance floor. […]

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Fall Arts Festival showcases local artwork

Juliana Discher | Staff Writer A portrait of local artists, musicians, food vendors, and community volunteers was displayed this Saturday at Cottell Park for the annual Fall Arts Festival put on by The Arts Alliance. The festival was held on September 20 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and featured over 70 local and regional artists vending their work. According to festival […]

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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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