Hazing drives universities to shut down ‘Greek Life’ on campus

Lauren Thomas | Staff Writer Greek Life is rushing out the door of universities. As spring pledges begin to collect their letters of recommendation and house doors open, the overhanging gloom of recent events cloud the recruitment season. Brotherhood and sisterhood are the values that have rooted Greek life for centuries. Recently major universities like Florida State University, Ohio State […]

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Photo gallery: NHS Talent Show 2018

https://twitter.com/traceylcarson/status/954493413092622336 Andrea Hefferan | Staff Writer On Friday, January 19, a total of 14 acts took over the auditorium stage for the annual National Honors Society (NHS) Talent Show. Rather than the usual two emcees under the limelight for the duration of the entire show, the structure followed that of a traditional awards ceremony, in which two different student representatives […]

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Area Districts lead the way in exam exemptions

Kaitlin Lewis | Staff Writer While Mason students cram for the next three days, some nearby high schoolers are escaping the chaos that is Finals Week. With tomorrow being the start of the end of first semester, many students at Mason High School feel the pressure of studying for potentially seven upcoming tests. Other high schools in the area, however, have exam exemption policies, allowing […]

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Board taps Cooper to take over for retiring Kist-Kline

Nathalie Schickendantz | Staff Writer The phrase ‘right man at the right time’ rang true at the monthly school board meeting as board members appointed a new superintendent. After 30 years in public education Superintendent Dr. Gail Kist-Kline is retiring. For seven of those 30, Kist-Kline dedicated her time to the Mason community in hopes of encouraging student leadership. Kist-Kline […]

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Students call for political change through Indivisible program

Lauren Serge | Staff Writer In January 2017, a national organization localized, forming Cincinnati Indivisible. The group established after the controversial 2016 election and it consists of high school students throughout Cincinnati, aiming to enforce change and voice opinions during a heated political climate. After attending the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., Junior Madelyn Rayford joined the group and found […]

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Delivery company dominates all aspects of consumer needs

Lauren Thomas | Staff Writer Books, groceries and space travel at your fingertips. With Amazon’s growing repertoire of products ranging from the traditional books to now an in-home delivery service, everyone is feeling the effect. The Amazon Umbrella now emcompasses several companies operating under it including The Washington Post, Whole Foods, and IMDB. An empire expanding on the daily requires […]

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Fantini replaces Dyer as resource officer

Nathalie Schickendantz | Staff Writer Officer Nick Fantini is reporting for duty. Fantini is replacing Officer Karli Dyer and taking over as Mason High School’s new School Resource Officer and said he is ready to help students grow. “I want to try to make a difference in their lives in any way, shape, or form,” Fantini said. “I’m here to […]

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‘America’s Got Talent’ attracts local singers

Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer Mason’s got talent. The popular reality-competition show, America’s Got Talent, will be going into its 13 season on NBC in May 2018, and with the new season comes a new group of contestants. Among those auditioning are several Mason students. Fans of the show are familiar with its four round system: ‘Auditions,’ Judge Cuts,’ ‘Quarterfinals, […]

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Rho Kappa hosts school board candidate forum

Alexandra Lisa | Staff Writer In preparation for the school board election on November 7, Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society hosted a Mason School Board Candidate Town Hall oriented around a question and answer format for students. The four running candidates were on the panel in the Harvard Room this past Monday, October 23. These included Noha Eyada, […]

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Scripps Day Overview 2017

Students were given the opportunity to have journalistic discussions with OU faculty during breakout sessions.   Luke Hutchinson | Online Editor On October 23, Dr. Robert Stewart — the Director of Ohio University’s Scripps School of Journalism — came to the high school alongside other OU faculty and Mason alumni for Scripps Day at MHS. The event opened in the Harvard […]

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Group allows for stress relief during school day

MBC Reporter Rawley White uncovers why art classes remain popular for students. Lauren Serge | Staff Writer Discussion is brought together through art, the language that everyone speaks. During second and third bell on Mondays, A Brush of Hope serves as a safe location where girls engage in an open conversation, then try a medium of art that relates to […]

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