Mock Trial frustrated with fifth place finish at regionals, miss out on state

Freddie Wilhelm | Staf Writer Mason Mock Trial finished fifth at regionals, narrowly missing qualification to state. The Comets competed in Batavia Friday, February 10 with hopes of qualifying to the state competition. Mason Green competed in their opening trial against Western Brown and won the round. Senior Larry Gao won that round’s award for Outstanding Attorney, as well as Senior […]

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City welcomes diversity at annual Taste of Mason

Arnav Damodhar | Associate Editor On February 8, Mason High School served as a hub for cultural exchange at the annual Taste of Mason. The city of Mason came together to experience its many cultures and try different foods. Local restaurants like Troy’s Cafe, Two Cities Pizza, Cazadores Mexican Grill Chan’s Asian Wok, and Soho Bistro catered event. Junior Aaron […]

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Pasta for Pennies campaign continues; collection week gears up

Ria Parikh | Staff Writer The school is rallying together to save lives.   National Honor Society will be raising money February 6-10 during the Pasta for Pennies Class Collections campaign. While it is only the society’s 16th year doing the fundraiser, Mason High School has been doing class collections for over 20 years. Co-advisor Barb Shuba said proceeds from […]

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New courses coming to 2017-2018 school year

Ria Parikh | Staff Writer Mason High School’s course catalog is getting upgraded. Changes in the course catalog this year include the addition of classes such as Filmmaking, Advanced Placement Comparative Government, and Engineering in our World. Assistant Principal Shanna Bumiller said courses such as Engineering in our World will give students a taste of a potential career in engineering. […]

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Drama club set to debut Our Town

Calista Busch | Staff Writer Our town has entertainment coming to them. The Mason High School drama club will be rolling out its winter production of Our Town on Friday, January 27. Acting teacher Allen Young said the common setting of the play leads to the emotion of the story. “It has three acts, and it talks about this fictional […]

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Internet connection causes trouble during exam week

Ashton Nichols | Staff Writer On Monday, December 19, 2016, Financial Literacy teacher Jennifer Striker proctored her final exam to her students. Midway through the exam, the internet connection went down and more than half of the students lost their exams. Striker said she was fortunate to have a paper copy of her exam. “I could immediately give it to […]

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New Ohio laws will hit close to home in 2017

Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer Ohio lawmakers are ringing in the New Year with the passage of more than fifty new laws. The laws, which cover a variety of subjects from education to health to safety, took effect in Ohio on January 1. While some of these laws do not have a local impact so much as a state one, […]

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Students showcase talent to raise money for cancer research

Juliana Discher | Staff Writer Video by Juliana Discher.“Chicken on a Stick” won it all. Performers hit the stage for the annual Talent Show on January 20. National Honor Society put on the event to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. NHS raised around $6,000 for blood cancer research. Senior Anirudh Rajgopalan sang “Sweet Caroline” as one of the acts. […]

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Comets learn from industry professionals at Scripps Day at MHS

Asia Porter | Online Editor Faculty and students from Ohio University journeyed from Athens to Mason High School for Scripps Day at MHS. The impressive lineup of college and industry professionals included Director of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Dr. Robert Stewart, Associate Professor Aimee Edmonson, News Director for WCPO Chip Mahaney, Anne Saker of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Associate Professor […]

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Panel informs community of how to fight heroin

Jacob Fulton | Staff Writer The community of Mason is pulling together to shoot down the heroin epidemic. On January 11, Mason High School hosted a panel with distinguished leaders from the area to discuss the danger of the recent outbreak of opioid abuse and how to combat addiction. This was in conjunction with the showing of Chasing the Dragon […]

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Mendu earns spot on Forbes 30 under 30

Ria Parikh | Staff Writer Mason High School freshman Maanasa Mendu was recently featured in the class of 2017 Forbes 30 under 30 list, making her the youngest to earn one of the coveted spots. Mendu won the Discovery Education 3M Scientists Challenge with an energy-harvesting device. The goal of this device was to harvest both wind and solar energy as power […]

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Prestigious Scripps School coming to MHS January 11

High School Journalism and Media program will host Scripps Day at MHS   Students from around the nation attend the 2015 O.U. Journalism Camp. Photos by Lucas Reilly. Jessica Sommerville | Editor-in-Chief Mason High School media will host faculty from Ohio University in ‘Scripps Day at MHS’ on January 11. Guest speakers will come from the E.W. Scripps School of […]

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National debates resurface following attack on Ohio State

‘It can happen anywhere’ Asia Porter | Online Editor Within two minutes, 11 were injured and a community was shaken with terror after an attack at Ohio State. On November 28, reports flew in around the country of a suspect armed with a knife attacking pedestrians at Ohio State University. At 9:52 a.m, suspect Abdul Razak Ali Artan reportedly drove […]

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Mason grads raise $1.2 million for new medical tool

Former students create device to minimize invasive surgery Juliana Discher | Staff Writer By senior year, most students are preoccupied with college applications and the notorious ‘senioritis’, not beginning their own company. Three Mason graduates formulated their own medical company during this time. Class of 2013 graduate Peeyush Shrivastava and class of 2014 graduates Manny Setegn and Vineet Erasala are […]

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Fake media outlets propagate misinformation

Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer Bad news travels fast; fake news travels faster. Fake news websites are intentionally fraudulent websites that release untrue stories and claim they are true. Although fake news has existed for years, the issue has gained attention after the 2016 presidential election. Facebook has been accused of allowing for the propagation of fake news, and though […]

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Chess team defeats Aviators to become GMC champions

Calista Busch | Staff Writer Checkmate Aviators. The Mason High School chess team declared their victory in the last round of GMC against the Sycamore Aviators on December 5. The Comets defeated the last year’s champions by a one game lead. Mason and Sycamore both entered the second round of the tournament 7-1; however, Mason came out of the match […]

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