Coopers excited to add new member to their family

Riley Johansen | Staff Writer A dog may be a man’s best friend, but the Cooper family not only wants to find their son Myles a best friend, but a life-long companion as well.  On February 18, Mason City Schools Superintendent Jonathan Cooper announced on Twitter the beginning of his family’s journey towards training and placing a service dog in […]

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Model United Nations hoping to dominate Miami conference

Andrea Hefferan | Online Editor Politicians aren’t the only ones getting involved in world affairs. Mason’s Model United Nations (MUN) is a club where discussing and enacting foreign policy is turned into a competition. Students mimic the actual United Nations, and win awards for performing well in conferences. They can receive Honorable Delegate, Outstanding Delegate, and Best Delegate, which is […]

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Substitute teacher finishes work on new novel

Kaelyn Rodrigues | Staff Writer The next time you read a book in class, it might be one written by your substitute teacher. Author and long term substitute teacher Tara Robinson, who publishes novels under the name Tara Tyler, is releasing a new novel. “Windy Hollow” is the third book in her series Beast World, which follows the story of […]

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GSA to hold first ever ‘Pride Night Dance’

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer Mason High School’s newest dance is encouraging students to take pride in who they are. The Pride Night Dance, hosted by Mason’s Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA), is on Saturday, March 9. The dance was created to show their support for the LGBT community and create awareness for the issues it faces. The dance is intended […]

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Government shutdown impacts local families

Lily Geiser | Staff Writer Good news: The government is open for business. The longest government shutdown in history — lasting 35 days — is over. On February 16, just hours before the government was due to shut down again if a deal was not reached, President Trump signed a spending bill providing just $1.375 billion for a border wall, […]

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Puisis to Play in McDonald’s All American Basketball Game

On February 20th, 2019 Sammie Puisis was officially announced as a McDonald’s All American in her home gym at Mason High School. Friends, family, and classmates gathered to celebrate this prestigious honor. Puisis is the first Mason basketball player in history to be selected for the game. Photos by Tanner Pearson. Videos contributed by Ayden Crowley, Hafsah Malik and Mason […]

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MBC Panel Fosters Discussion on Racism

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer MBC’s latest broadcast is taking a brand-new approach to help solve an age-old problem. In a 30-minute long panel aired on February 13, Mason Broadcast Crew (MBC) hosted three Cincinnati-area journalists to start a discussion about modern racial issues. The three guests, Ryan Houston, Kristen Swilley, and Byron McCauley, spoke to MBC panelists Simone Scott […]

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Computer-Aided Design still recovering from fire damage

Della Johnson | Staff Writer Once considered one of the most hands-on courses at Mason High School, Computer-Aided Design (CAD) has taken a few steps back since last year’s fire. The accident, which occured on May 8, 2018, because of the dust collecter in the B108 CAD room, caused an evacuation of the entire student body and faculty. Since then, […]

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later start times announced for 2019-2020 year

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer Students are tired of being tired, and administration is addressing it. On Monday, January 11th, at the Mason CommUNITY Conversation, Superintendent Jonathan Cooper announced plans to move start times at Mason High School from 7:15 to 7:45. During the meeting, Cooper outlined two different plans to incorporate the new start time, one of which involves […]

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AP Physics traps students, administrators in escape rooms

Ria Parikh | Staff Writer From enclosing students in Outer Space to trapping administrators in a classroom, AP Physics students are creating their very own escape rooms. Through the month of December, AP Physics Mechanics and Electricity and Magnetism classes are creating escape rooms for the first time. Mechanics classes were tasked with creating rooms for fifth and sixth grade […]

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Male students fret over lack of urinal dividers in bathroom

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer Embarrassed, humiliated, invaded. These are the words that young men in the school use to describe using the restroom, and they want change. Mason High School’s male student body has recently been rallying around an issue that went unmentioned until this year: the urinals in the men’s restrooms do not have dividers between them. In […]

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Diversity Council initiatives leave students in the dark

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer While the school is pushing to be more culturally inclusive, they haven’t reached out to the demographic that would be directly impacted — students.  Superintendent Jonathan Cooper recently relaunched Mason’s community-based Diversity Council at a meeting on the night of October 22. The council was created to promote diversity and understanding within the city. At […]

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Competitive leadership committee recruits student entrepreneurs

Sophia Johnson | Staff Writer In their search for new members, The MADE (Mason Deerfield) for Authentic Leadership team sought out students based on their drive to lead, not their experience.. The group came to be after a coalition of student leaders merged with The Mason Deerfield Chamber of Commerce and rebranded themselves as the MADE for Authentic leadership group, […]

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