‘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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Popular new club benefits local animal shelters

Andrea Hefferan | Staff Writer Mason students are putting their hands together to help all kinds of creatures. Animal Shelter Alliance (ASA) is a new club dedicated to providing resources to animals in need. Every other Friday, nearly 100 members, from middle schoolers to seniors, meet up to make much-needed supplies. Senior Amanda Cheng, co-president, had the idea for the […]

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24-hour hackathon promotes practice in coding, computer programming

Luke Hutchinson | Online Editor Ready, set, code. Mason Hack club will host their first Hack-a-thon at the University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Sciences on November 4. A hack-a-thon is a 24-hour overnight competition in which students interested in computer programming (CP) pair up into small teams, brainstorm a potential CP project and then build it through […]

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Photo Gallery: Homecoming Festivities 2017

https://twitter.com/abellacollins/status/916505983198908417 Luke Hutchinson | Online Editor Comet Country showcased their spirit this week in the annual Homecoming parade, Pep Rally and finally by attending the Winter Wonderland themed Homecoming dance in style on Saturday. Mason High School Student Government kicked off Homecoming Week on Sunday, October 1 when they came in to decorate the school in green, black and white as […]

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Competitive writing team, Pen OHIO introduced at high school

Rahul Parikh | Staff Writer The “Power of the Pen” is now possessed by high school and middle school students alike. English teacher Patricia George is the advisor for the new Pen OHIO team, a high school competitive writing team, stemming from the Power of the Pen program at the middle school.  Other schools around the area, such as Indian […]

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City recognizes Maya Collins at Maya Collins Day

Simone Scott | MBC Reporter After being diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Maya Collins has fought each day; however, she is not alone. The city of Mason deemed September 25 Maya Collins Day, in which family, friends and neighbors gathered, recognizing Collins for her constant strength and courage throughout her battle. Scott reports on Maya Collins day held at the Mason […]

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Aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma felt miles away

Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer The nation was faced with chaos when disaster stuck in the form of two consecutive hurricanes–Harvey and Irma. Hurricane Harvey marked the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States in 12 years when it hit southern Texas in mid-August. But before Harvey had a chance to dissipate, and certainly before the nation […]

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Peer tutoring program fosters student leadership

Kaitlin Lewis | Staff Writer The Peer Tutoring program is killing two birds with one stone, giving lessons in both academics and leadership. At the start of the 2016-17 school year, the Peer Tutoring program was overseen by math teacher Jere Clark, with help from now-seniors Jack Koenig and Sydnie Kong. The two students were a part of an independent […]

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Silicon Valley steps up fight against hate groups

Alekya Raghavan |Staff Writer The nation erupted in discussion after last month’s events in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a white nationalist demonstration took place promoting racism, free speech, and violence. The incident prompted several public figures, at home and abroad, to speak out and foster change. Among those taking action are several Silicon Valley companies, who have enacted measures against users […]

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