SLIDESHOW: Homecoming Parade 2015


India Kirssin | Staff Writer Blake Nissen | Staff Writer This year's Homecoming Parade took place on Thursday, October 1. The parade included Mason High School's sports teams, clubs and student organizations as well as floats from MHS student government. Click through the slideshow below to view images from the festivities.  

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City celebrates history in fifth annual Patriot Fair


Gina Deaton | Editor-in-Chief Watch part of the festivities. Video by Gina Deaton. On September 26, the fifth annual Patriot Fair was held at the Mason Municipal Building. Hosted by the American Spirit Education Alliance, there was free admission for all visitors to participate in multiple booths and shows. This blast from the past had many historical figures impersonated by [...]

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City of Mason pulls out all the stops to celebrate bicentennial


Alyssa Brooks | Staff Writer A 200th birthday only comes around one time. The Mason bicentennial birthday celebration praised Mason’s two-hundredth year with a festival of activities for any age. Friday’s festivities were combined with Mason football’s annual tailgate before the Comets’ game, and it included on-stage entertainment, food vendors, and attractions from the Cincinnati Circus Company. The second day [...]

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New mandate attempts to equip each student with device

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Jonathan McCollough | Staff Writer Photo by Visual Editor Madison Krell Starting this school year, seventh graders at Mason Middle School will begin class with a different kind of “book” on their desk. MMS is launching a new 1:1 personalized learning program that will ensure each student has a device both in and out of school. In most cases, that [...]

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New teen driving law, parking regulations affect MHS drivers

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Gina Deaton | Editor-in-Chief Illustration by Visual Editor Madison Krell It’ll drive teens crazy, but it’s designed to keep them safe. According to the Ohio Department of Health, traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in America. The Ohio American Academy of Pediatrics reported that Ohio suffered more than 1,000 young driver fatalities, between the ages of [...]

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Administration unblocks Twitter on school Wi-Fi


India Kirssin | Staff Writer Twitter is officially #unblocked. A study from Michigan State University proved classrooms using Twitter experience higher grades. According to Assistant Principal William Rice, Mason High School administrators were hoping for this when they unblocked Twitter on campus, opening the social media site to over 3,000 students. According to Assistant Principal William Rice, the sheer amount [...]

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General Electric Latino Night celebrates different cultures


Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer Latino culture was ablaze at Mason High School on September 12. Hosted by General Electric, Latino night is an annual event that commemorates the Hispanic heritage by encouraging positive interactions between the Hispanic and non-Hispanic community. The event started at 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 12 and was held in Mason High School’s Large Commons. [...]

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Bikers race around town, support food pantry in Great Mason Chase


Alyssa Brooks | Staff Writer Watch an explanation of the day's events. Video by Staff Writer Matthew Marvar.   From bowling strikes and spares at Mason Bowl, to eating custard at Culver’s, the Great Mason Chase challenged participants to bike and complete challenges at local businesses on Saturday, August 8. This is the fourth year that the annual Great Mason Chase has [...]

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Students shed public speaking fears, build skills in MHS Speak Week


Asia Porter | Staff Writer Fifth to ninth graders will be smooth-talking by the end of this week, thanks to coaching from Mason High School’s Speech and Debate team. From July 27-31, the team is continuing their annual tradition of Speak Week, allowing students to practice public speaking skills. According to rising senior Dominic Peraino, Director of Metrics for the [...]

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Venkatarao named regional finalist in Google Science Fair

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Jonathan McCollough | Staff Writer Watch Sreeram explain his research. Video by Staff Writer Duncan MacKenzie. Instead of facing judges, rising junior Sreeram Venkatarao presented his science fair project facing a computer screen. Unlike most traditional science fairs, the first two rounds of the Google Science Fair are held entirely online. According to Venkatarao, this is distinctly different from other [...]

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