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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Feminine hygiene products taxed under “Tampon Tax”

Juliana Discher | Staff Writer Women can purchase lip balm, breath mints, dandruff shampoo free of sales tax, but not pads or tampons. The “tampon tax” or “pink tax” is the name given to the sales tax on feminine hygiene products. Tampons and pads are not given an additional tax, but they do not fall under the medically exempt tax […]

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Comets participate in festivities leading up to 2016 homecoming

Asia Porter | Online Editor Comet Country showcased their spirit throughout the week in this year’s Spirit Week. Mason High School Student Government kicked off Homecoming Week on Sunday, October 9 when they came in to decorate the school in green, black and white as well as painting the lobby windows and Spirit Rock to represent the theme for this year’s dance: […]

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New legislation regulates drone use

Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer With new drone regulation, the sky is no longer the limit. These unmanned aerial vehicles have widely expanding applications in commercial and scientific fields. But with this proliferation of uses comes concern over safety and ethics. For this reason, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a series of new regulations on August 29, which limit […]

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Free for all parking forces students to choose between long walk and sleep

Student arrival time determines location of parking spots in first, second and third lots. Photo by Jonathan McCollough; Photographic by Ryan D’Souza. Alyssa Brooks | Staff Writer “Someone parked in my spot.” This sentence became the infamous quote of students last year with assigned parking spots. Last year, depending on the time they registered, students were placed throughout all parking […]

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