City recognizes Maya Collins at Maya Collins Day

Simone Scott | MBC Reporter After being diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Maya Collins has fought each day; however, she is not alone. The city of Mason deemed September 25 Maya Collins Day, in which family, friends and neighbors gathered, recognizing Collins for her constant strength and courage throughout her battle. Scott reports on Maya Collins day held at the Mason […]

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Aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma felt miles away

Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer The nation was faced with chaos when disaster stuck in the form of two consecutive hurricanes–Harvey and Irma. Hurricane Harvey marked the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States in 12 years when it hit southern Texas in mid-August. But before Harvey had a chance to dissipate, and certainly before the nation […]

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Peer tutoring program fosters student leadership

Kaitlin Lewis | Staff Writer The Peer Tutoring program is killing two birds with one stone, giving lessons in both academics and leadership. At the start of the 2016-17 school year, the Peer Tutoring program was overseen by math teacher Jere Clark, with help from now-seniors Jack Koenig and Sydnie Kong. The two students were a part of an independent […]

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Silicon Valley steps up fight against hate groups

Alekya Raghavan |Staff Writer The nation erupted in discussion after last month’s events in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a white nationalist demonstration took place promoting racism, free speech, and violence. The incident prompted several public figures, at home and abroad, to speak out and foster change. Among those taking action are several Silicon Valley companies, who have enacted measures against users […]

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Heritage Festival attracts local families with forty vendors and attractions

Kaitlin Lewis | Staff Writer The annual Mason Heritage festival brought the city together with cultural food and activities this past weekend. On September 16, downtown Mason was decorated for the parade which started at 10 a.m., followed by food vendors, exhibitors, and kids activities. Live music started at noon with the Refranes, followed by Jason Owens later that day. […]

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PHOTO GALLERY: 2017 Mason Football Tailgate

.@CoachCastner has a legion of little @MasonCometsFB fans waiting to show @Blitz5_WLWT what they've got! pic.twitter.com/V1gxN5tGnc — Tracey Carson (@traceylcarson) September 15, 2017 Lauren Serge | Staff Writer On September 15, Mason hosted its annual tailgate in the middle school arena parking lot before the game against Hamilton. A total of 29 vendors were set up in the form of student […]

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Mason Schools Foundation host small town hoedown gala for education grants

Leadership for our kids at its best. #CoachWheeler #MasonFoundationGala #MasonShines pic.twitter.com/HiVucXUQDm — TonyaMcCall (@TonyaLMcCall) September 10, 2017 Alexandra Lisa | Staff Writer Mason Schools Foundation’s Annual Gala allowed staff, alumni, and members of the community to throw down at a hoedown. The Annual Gala, the Foundation’s second biggest fundraiser, is given a theme to help the community get into a […]

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Photo Gallery: Great American Eclipse 2017

Photos by Andrea Hefferan. Tanner Pearson | Staff Photographer On August 21, a total solar eclipse was visible across the United States; in other countries it was only visible as a partial eclipse. MHS supplied all students with safety glasses made for direct solar viewing, and dismissed ten minutes early so that everyone had a chance to view the peak of the […]

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SLIDESHOW: Kidchella 2017

Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer The first annual Kidchella music festival was held on August 13 at Cottell Park in order to raise money for Common Ground, an all-inclusive playground. Parents in Mason had the option to sign their children up for the Cover Kids contest taking place for a chance to be on the cover of Cincinnati Family. Donations […]

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Freshman Spirit Party introduces Class of 2021 to high school life

One of my favorite days!!! #2021 @mhssibs @sibs_advisor @NickJGives pic.twitter.com/81xUOl6NbN — DEL (@delaneyturner_) August 11, 2017 Andrea Hefferan | Staff Writer At Mason High School, freshman orientation is taken to a whole new level. Nearly 700 students attended this year’s freshman spirit party on August 10. Like past years, The SIBS hosted the orientation and wanted to make their younger […]

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