AP Physics traps students, administrators in escape rooms

Ria Parikh | Staff Writer From enclosing students in Outer Space to trapping administrators in a classroom, AP Physics students are creating their very own escape rooms. Through the month of December, AP Physics Mechanics and Electricity and Magnetism classes are creating escape rooms for the first time. Mechanics classes were tasked with creating rooms for fifth and sixth grade […]

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Male students fret over lack of urinal dividers in bathroom

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer Embarrassed, humiliated, invaded. These are the words that young men in the school use to describe using the restroom, and they want change. Mason High School’s male student body has recently been rallying around an issue that went unmentioned until this year: the urinals in the men’s restrooms do not have dividers between them. In […]

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Diversity Council initiatives leave students in the dark

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer While the school is pushing to be more culturally inclusive, they haven’t reached out to the demographic that would be directly impacted — students.  Superintendent Jonathan Cooper recently relaunched Mason’s community-based Diversity Council at a meeting on the night of October 22. The council was created to promote diversity and understanding within the city. At […]

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Competitive leadership committee recruits student entrepreneurs

Sophia Johnson | Staff Writer In their search for new members, The MADE (Mason Deerfield) for Authentic Leadership team sought out students based on their drive to lead, not their experience.. The group came to be after a coalition of student leaders merged with The Mason Deerfield Chamber of Commerce and rebranded themselves as the MADE for Authentic leadership group, […]

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local leaders share their experiences with students

Evelina Gaivoronskaia | Staff Writer Della Johnson | Staff Writer Local leaders ignited purpose and passion in students. On October 9, six leaders talked to students at Mason High School and gave them advice on how to become a better leader in their community. The speakers were Shakila Ahmed, Nick Bogan, Rachel Pitman, Barbara Berry-Spaeth, Nicole Walker, and Gavin O’Neill. […]

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Mandarin students experience Chinese culture at Festival

Jake Sapp | Staff Writer On Friday, September 29th, the Mason High School Mandarin students took a field trip to the annual Miami University Chinese Culture Festival. The festival is a celebration of all things Chinese, as well as a way of exposing both the young and old to Chinese traditions and festivities. Activities such as kite flying and Kung […]

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MHS Art Students’ work displayed for the community

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer The arts program is creating opportunities for students to apply their classroom experiences to the real world. On September 27 at Mad Monks Pizza, a showcase of student works from AP Studio and Digital Image Design was unveiled. The exhibit included photos, graphite drawings, acrylic pieces, and mixed media from both juniors and seniors in […]

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Dodd encourages student involvement in academic initiatives

Ria Parikh | Staff Writer In May 2018, when Principal Bobby Dodd was first introduced as Mason High School’s new Principal, he said he wanted to set two major goals: make Mason High School more of a community and give students a voice.  Through his communication with  students, Dodd has been able to learn about their progressive ideas and initiatives, […]

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US Western and Southern open 2018

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer Every August, the top tennis players from around the world come to a small town in southern Ohio to compete in one of the biggest preliminary tournaments of the year. The Western & Southern Open in Mason, Ohio allows players to prepare for the U.S. Open, a major hard court tournament, in similar conditions and […]

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