Gas station debate


Crooked Tree gas station sparks debate among residents Arnav Damodhar | Staff Writer Photo by Sonia Rayka Get off my lawn. For the past several years, the proposal for the construction of a gas station has been an ongoing battle between the residents of Crooked Tree and the Mason City Council. Residents have come together and protested construction of a [...]

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The biggest loser

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New budget proposal has Mason taking financial hit Duncan MacKenzie | Staff Writer It turns out the sheriff of Nottingham didn’t bring down Robin Hood--it was postcards and protestations from the Mason community that put a halt to Ohio Governor John Kasich’s latest attempt to find a solution to the school funding formula in Ohio. Earlier this year, Governor Kasich [...]

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Police perception


Trust in law enforcement takes hit as brutality incidents surface Abbey Marshall | Staff Writer Michael Brown. Freddie Gray. Eric Garner. After the events that transpired with these men in Ferguson, Baltimore, and other cities nationwide, media has flocked to report on incidents of alleged police brutality. These situations have caused a decline in public trust of police, according to [...]

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Lasting lesson


Holocaust survivor preaches forgiveness Sonia Rayka | Staff Writer Photo by Sonia Rayka On May 5, Mason High School students experienced a history lesson that went beyond the textbooks. Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor spoke at an assembly in front of students and community members. At age six, Kor, her twin sister Miriam and her family were sent to Auschwitz [...]

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Destination: reached


Mason Imaginator Team strives for first place at Globals Erin McElhenny | Staff Writer Photo contributed by Sabrina Patel Mason’s Destination Imagination teams are destined for greatness. Destination Imagination is a non-profit organization that prides itself on inspiring students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders. According to, the program encourages students to have fun, take risks, [...]

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Schrock scores BGSU Educator of the Year Award


Charlie MacKenzie | Staff Writer Photo from the BGSU Facebook page Social Studies teacher Jerry Schrock soared to national recognition with his win of this year's Bowling Green State University (BGSU) Educator of the Year Award. The award recognizes Bowling Green State alumnus for excellence in the field of education. Math teacher Amy Forsythe nominated Schrock for the award. Forsythe said that [...]

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StuGo partners with Cedar Village to host senior citizen prom


Abbey Marshall | Staff Writer Seniors laced up their dancing shoes and boogied the night away on Sunday, May 3 at Cedar Village retirement home. Cedar Village, in collaboration with Student Government senior class officers, held the first senior citizen prom and was open to all residents, as well as high school seniors, to raise awareness and money for elder [...]

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Spanish National Honor Society hosts World Cup


Abbey Marshall | Staff Writer Watch a clip of the final game in the bracket.  Spanish National Honor Society scored some major goals on Wednesday, April 29. Soccer superstars and amateurs alike gathered on the Corwin Nixon field for the annual SNHS World Cup soccer tournament to support the Cincinnati charity Su Casa. According to junior SNHS Vice President Juan [...]

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Fiddler on the Roof debuts tonight


Arnav Damodhar | Staff Writer Rather than fiddling away the past two months, the Mason High School drama club has been working hard on its latest production, Fiddler on the Roof. The play premieres tonight, Thursday, April 23, and according to Drama Club advisor Allen Young, it was specifically chosen because of its theme of cultural identity and its outstanding [...]

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Breaking news


Administration shuts down Powder Puff game Abbey Marshall | Staff Writer The annual Powder Puff football game between junior and senior girls was called off this year due to safety concerns and issues with disrespect. According to Powder Puff advisor Sheila Nimer, the participating students were not following the rules in place while preparing for the game, making the situation [...]

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Mock Crash serves as powerful reminder for upperclassmen


Gina Deaton | Online Editor Abbey Marshall | Staff Writer Click to see clips from Mock Crash. Video by MBC News Reporter Julia Hollon    Stop and think. These are the words that 1,700 juniors and seniors took away from the mock crash demonstration on April 17. The crash involved two cars damaged in advance to give the appearance of [...]

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Presidential honor

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Senior presents science project at White House Duncan MacKenzie | Staff Writer Photo contributed by Bluyé Demessie While most Mason High School students were sitting in class on Monday, March 23, senior Bluyé Demessie shook the president’s hand. Demessie showcased his science fair project at the fifth White House Science Fair, an event hosted by President Barack Obama. Other attendees included [...]

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Driven for a cure


Dragonfly and Driven Foundations partner for charity basketball game Eric Miller | Staff Writer Mason hosts countless athletic contests each year but on April 11 for the Driven Community Basketball Game, it wasn’t about if you won or lost; it was about bringing people together to rally around a great cause. The Driven Foundation is a Columbus based non-profit founded [...]

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The sound of silence

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Gay-Straight Alliance commits to day of silence against LGBT bullying Emily Culberson | Staff Writer Participants of the Day Of Silence will carry this card on April 17. Members of the Gay Straight Alliance Club want to end the silence with their silence. On April 17, members of GSA are taking an oath of silence to raise awareness of the prevalent [...]

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Theatrical tribute


Mason Community Players perform original musical for bicentennial Abbey Marshall | Staff Writer Watch a segment of the performance. Video by Lauren Lysko.  William Mason may have died in 1830, but he recently came to life on stage. The Mason Community Players performed an original musical titled “Imagine! Mason” April 9-12 at Mason Middle School. The play was a chronicle [...]

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