MCS Child Nutrition Supervisor receives national honor

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Duncan MacKenzie | Staff Writer Photo by Duncan MacKenzie. On January 17, Mason City Schools Child Nutrition Supervisor Tamara Earl was in San Diego, California, but the purpose of her visit wasn’t to escape Mason’s frigid winter climate. She instead attended the School Nutrition Association’s 2016 School Nutrition Conference, where she was awarded with the Silver Rising Star Award at […]

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Biden launches ‘Moonshot Initiative’ to fund cancer research

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Asia Porter | Staff Writer Illustration by Madison Krell Vice President Biden has launched his “moonshot” to cure cancer. During President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union Address on January 12, 2016, Obama announced Vice President Joe Biden will lead the national effort to make a decade’s worth of scientific advances in the next five years. Biden said curing […]

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Comet fans reprimanded for storming the court

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Ellie Uecker | Staff Writer Students stormed the court after the victory against Oak Hills. Photo contributed by Brandon Severn and the Cincinnati Enquirer Storming the court after a big win has become vogue in college arenas across the country, but a recent incident of storming the court by Mason fans has given the Mason athletic department a black eye. […]

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NAHS uses therapeutic art to assist seniors

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India Kirssin | Staff Writer Opening Minds Through Art partners work together on an art project for their upcoming art show. Photo contributed by ScrippsOMA.org. National Art Honor Society students are using art to bridge a multi-generational gap. A new collaboration between NAHS, the Opening Minds Through Art Program and the Mason Christian Village will allow the members of NAHS […]

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Venkatarao breaks four records for Rubik’s Cube solving

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Juliana Discher | Staff Writer Watch Venkatarao solve the Rubix Cube. Video contributed by Sreeram Venkatarao. With fingers flying and algorithms meticulously memorized, junior Sreeram Venkatarao solved his way to the top. Venkatarao broke national and continental records for blind Rubik’s Cube solving this past weekend at the Dixon Winter competition. Venkatarao wears his medal from the Dixon Winter competition. Photo […]

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Cultures showcased at annual Taste of Mason

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Juliana Discher | Staff Writer Watch some of the performances at the event. Video by Juliana Discher.Mason is a melting pot of culture, and residents took a dip into it at the Taste of Mason. The Mason City Schools Diversity Council held this ninth annual event at Mason High School on Wednesday, February 3. All residents were welcome to attend […]

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Romeo and Juliet set to debut at Black Box Theater

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Arnav Damodhar | Staff Writer Watch a sneak peek of the play. Video by Staff Writer Juliana Discher.Wherefore art thou, Romeo? In the Black Box Theater at Mason High School. Drama Club’s performance of Romeo and Juliet debuts today and will also be performed Friday, February 5 and Saturday, February 6. Advisor Allen Young said one of the reasons that […]

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College 101 Night prepares students for application season

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Isabel Marotta | Staff Writer Watch this video to learn what happens at College 101 night.College 101 Night provides college information to freshmen, sophomores and juniors to allow them to be more prepared for their future. Guidance counselor Tony Affatato said that the different elements and programs throughout the night are to expose students, as well as their parents, to […]

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Performers light up National Honor Society Talent Show

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Juliana Discher | Staff Writer Click through photos of this year’s talent show. Photos by Juliana Discher. Mason’s got talent – its students perform heartfelt renditions of popular tunes to humorous skits. National Honor Society held its annual Talent Show on Friday, January 23 at 5:00 p.m. Approximately $5,000 was raised for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. There were 20 […]

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Artists sweep Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

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Asia Porter | Staff Writer The work of Mason High School’s art students is receiving national attention. Ninety art students under Aaron Roberts, Audrey Gorman, Dale Conner, Daniel McKay, Tina Roberts, Pam Valentine, Karan Witham-Walsh, and Hannah Zimmerman were presented with Scholastic Art Awards and will have their work on display at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. The competition is […]

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‘Melodic Connections’ offers unique music therapy opportunity at Community Center

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Isabel Marotta | Staff Writer MBC Reporter Kaylie Connors brings you the positive effects of Melodic Connections at Mason Intermediate. Anyone is able to be a musician. Melodic Connections gives students with developmental disabilities the chance to be in a community where they can learn to play new instruments as well as further their vocal skills. Lynn Migliara, Development Director […]

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Students aid police force canines

Erin McElhenny | Staff Writer It’s not always the helpless dogs that need help. Some of the strongest dogs come home defenseless. Juniors Rachel Cutter and Adele Igney have started to volunteer with Spike’s K9 fund. An organization started by James Hatch, a retired Special Warfare Officer, in Norfolk, Virginia. Spike’s works towards ensuring that every military and police K9 […]

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Marching Band shines in performance of a lifetime

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India Kirssin | Staff Writer Photo contributed by Mason Band Boosters Photo Committee The Mason High School Marching Band swept into the new year with a rosy performance. On January 1, the band marched five and a half miles through Pasadena, California, in the Rose Parade. The parade is known for its flower-covered floats, marching bands and equestrian units. It […]

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Effects of climate change felt on slopes at Perfect North

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Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer Asia Porter | Staff Writer Statistics from USA Climate Change. Infographic by Visual Editor Madison Krell. Recent anomalies in global climate levels have caught the attention of world leaders. Beginning on November 30, 2015, the United Nations held Climate Change Conferences in Paris to discuss global climate change and course of action over the next few […]

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E. coli outbreak reaches Ohio Chipotles

Isabel Marotta | Staff Writer Meghan Pottle | Staff Writer The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 45 cases of Escherichia coli linked to Chipotle restaurants in six states, including Ohio. University of Cincinnati’s Director of Infectious Diseases, Doctor George Smulian, said E. coli is a bacteria that is found in gastrointestinal tracts under normal circumstances, but can develop […]

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New mall provides teen employment opportunities

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Abbey Marshall | Managing Editor Photo by Abbey Marshall Liberty and jobs for all. The Liberty Center  in West Chester offers jobs for students in retail that had been scarce prior to the grand opening on October 22. According to junior American Eagle employee Tori Berry, the Liberty Center allowed her to get hired in a field that she has […]

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Seniors work polls as part of ‘Youth in the Booth’ program

Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer Since 2006, the Warren County Board of Election’s Youth in the Booth program has aimed to help high school seniors gain a better understanding of the election process with a unique behind-the-scenes look at electoral activity. With Mason being the only high school in the county yet to get involved with the program, Senior Leah […]

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