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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Mendu wins Discovery Challenge for revolutionary design

Calista Busch | Staff Writer For freshman Maanasa Mendu, the dedication to her award-winning design was not energy wasted. On October 18, Mendu won first place in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for her creation of an energy-harvesting device called Harvesting Ambient Solar and Vibrational Energy in a Sustainable Tree Design (HARVEST). The challenge is sponsored by Discovery […]

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Kids are flocking to popular Houseparty app

Meghan Pottle | Staff Writer Students are just now joining the party – and it has been sitting in their back pockets the whole time. In 2015, Developer Alexander Herzick launched the application Houseparty, a group video chat that allows up to eight people to chat together in one room, which is a group of people. The app syncs with […]

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Trump wins White House in election shocker

Pollsters fail to account for key demographics Jonathan McCollough | Staff Writer It ain’t over till the fat lady sings, and at 2:30 a.m. she sang in favor of Donald Trump. Donald J. Trump will be the 45th President of the United States after defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton. Although Clinton won the popular vote by more than 440,000 votes, Trump […]

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Mass hysteria forces schools to shut down

Clown sightings and empty threats affect school function. Mason High School and schools in the surrounding area have faced a series of threats in the past year. Delaney Turner | Staff Writer Clowning around is now a crime. On September 9, Mason Football was scheduled to take on Moeller during the annual community tailgate event. Approximately 30 minutes prior to kickoff, Dwire […]

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Death toll on the rise as lethal brand of heroin hits Mason

Ashton Nichols | Staff Writer Heroin addicts are dying to get their fix. Literally, they are dying. It starts with shallow breathing, confusion, loss of consciousness. Respiration stops, the lungs stop, the heart stops, then death. In search of that next euphoric high, heroin users have encountered something they didn’t bargain for when they inject themselves with heroin laced with […]

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9/11 Victims Bill passes in Congress after Presidential veto

Arnav Damodhar | Associate Editor The echoes of the September 11 attacks are still being heard, even after 15 years. A federal commission assigned to investigate the planning and execution of these attacks found ties between Saudi Arabia, a long-standing U.S. ally, and the terrorists responsible. The Saudi government, however, denies any involvement. On September 28, Congress voted to override […]

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Clinton, Trump battle for Ohio vote

Jonathan McCollough | Staff Writer As Ohio goes, so goes the nation. Ohio has voted for the winner of every Presidential election since 1960, the longest streak in the country. It has also voted for the winner of 28 out of 30 elections since 1896, the best record of any state with a 93 percent accuracy. Government teacher Chip Dobson […]

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