Mason band moves on after being spurned by first choice

Jonathan McCollough | Staff Writer Mason’s newly appointed marching band director decided this job would not be his forte. The Mason City Schools Board of Education approved Greg Benson on March 14. Just a few weeks later Benson quit the job through an email, saying that he will stay at Grove City where he is an assistant band director. He […]

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Jegol starts nonprofit to provide education in home country

Jacob Fulton | Staff Writer Junior Kaleab Jegol is changing the world through education.  Jegol is the founder of Education for Ethiopia, an organization that gathers funds and runs supply drives to improve conditions in Ethiopia, in hopes of helping the 100 million children not receiving an education. Most recently, the nonprofit partnered with Mason HOPE Club to run a […]

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Drama Club set to debut spring musical The Drowsy Chaperone

Calista Busch | Staff Writer Audiences do not have to worry about falling asleep during Mason Drama Club’s spring musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, coming April 27. This musical takes place in The Man in the Chair’s apartment as he listens to a record of the musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, and it unfolds behind him. This musical inside a musical tells […]

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German NHS emphasizes culture with Academic German Day

Ria Parikh | Staff Writer German National Honor Society created an event to celebrate German culture and to connect German students. On April 12, German NHS had their first annual Academic German Day in the Mason High School kiva. Advisor Christina Martich said the idea for this day (which is open to any German student) came from a similar event. […]

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Students gain medical experience through international organization

Freddie Wilhelm | Staff Writer Students are hoping they come down with a case of victory at the Health Occupations Students of America state competition. HOSA is an international organization which allows students to compete in various competitions pertaining to the medical field. The competition is comprised of 40 events ranging from public speaking to written tests and spelling. Senior […]

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District renovations to begin in 2018

Ashton Nichols | Staff Writer The Mason City School District will be getting a makeover in 2018. The largest part of the renovations will be at Mason Middle School, which was originally built in 1959 and used as Mason High School. Students will not be able to stay in the middle school during the construction period – technology upgrades will […]

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Comet Skippers share love for sport worldwide

Calista Busch | Staff Writer The Comet Skippers are swinging into action around the globe. Through One World One Rope, an organization that helps spread jump rope worldwide, several members of the Comet Skippers have been able to travel around the globe to attend and host workshops that teach jump rope. Sophomore Michelle Crispin said the organization has opened up […]

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Kansakar earns Mason’s first state championship in 20 years

Jonathan McCollough | Staff Writer Americanism is not exclusive to families born in America. For the first time in 20 years, a Mason student has been named a state champion for the American Legion Americanism and Government Test. Junior Puran Kansakar is one of 18 state winners who have earned a week-long trip to Washington, D.C, and to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. […]

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Philharmonic, Symphony orchestras earn highest honors at state

Calista Busch | Staff Writer On February 26, two of Mason High School’s orchestras, Philharmonic and Honors Symphony, took the stage in state competition. Performing three prepared pieces and one sight-read piece for the judges, both Philharmonic and Symphony ended the competition with ratings of superior in all categories, the highest rating an orchestra can receive. Both groups had been […]

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Dennard welcomes student discussion during talk series

Ria Parikh | Staff Writer One woman’s message has people talking. On February 21, Innovation Specialist at Design Impact and Cincinnati City Council candidate Tamaya Dennard spoke to Mason High School students as part of the Mason Inclusion Club Lecture Series. Dennard has been speaking in schools for five years, and she said that the main message she wants to […]

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