Connecting Little and Great Miami bike trail excites local cyclists

Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer Plans are underway to connect the Little and Great Miami Bike trial to Mason. The Great Miami River Trail already runs from Miami township to Washington township, but a new, multi-state initiative aims at completing and extending the network to Cincinnati. Eventually it is scheduled to connect with the Little Miami Scenic Trail in Warren […]

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Dinan gets ‘caught up’ with release of new novel

Abbey Marshall | Managing Editor Kurt Dinan held a book signing at Joseph-Beth Booksellers on Wednesday, April 6. Photo by Abbey Marshall. Lots of students are going to “get caught” reading English teacher Kurt Dinan’s debut novel. Dinan’s Young Adult book Don’t Get Caught hit bookstores on April 1. It is is a comedic tale of Max Cobb and his […]

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Prom committee finalizes planning, prepares for big night

Spencer Walsh | MBC Reporter Reporter Cameron Hayner brings you the decision-making process behind Prom. From finding a dress two months in advance to the promposal in front of the whole school, Prom is one of the most anticipated nights of the year for juniors, seniors and a few lucky freshmen and sophomores. A few short weeks after students come […]

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StuGo puts on second annual Senior Citizens Prom at Cedar Village

Aleyka Raghavan | Staff Writer Seniors of Cedar Village and Mason High School danced the night away at the second annual Senior Citizen Prom. On Sunday, April 10, Cedar Village Retirement Center hosted a prom for senior citizens and MHS seniors in collaboration with MHS Student Government. According to Diane Slovin, Director of Community Outreach at Cedar Village, the Prom […]

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Prom Fashion Show raises over $2,000 to send Comets to Prom

Gina Deaton | Editor-in-Chief Watch the senior participants dance. Video by Staff Writer Blake Nissen.Forty-eight Comet juniors and seniors can now add “model” to their college resume. On the evening of Thursday, March 17, the stage opened up for upperclassmen to waltz down the runway in the latest trends from Francesca’s, Kotsovos, and President Tuxedo in a fundraiser for their classmates […]

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Students weigh in on their favorite 2016 nominees

Thomas Marriner | MBC Reporter Watch Marriner interview MHS seniors who voted in the primary elections. With the Ohio Presidential Primaries fast approaching, voters in our state are forming opinions. Many Ohio polls have Donald Trump and Gov. John Kasich in a dead heat, and Sec. Hillary Clinton with a substantial lead over Sen. Bernie Sanders. But whom do the […]

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FBI’s demand of Apple poses constitutional question

Blake Nissen | Staff Writer Apple CEO Tim Cook is gaining some powerful friends in the fight against the Federal Bureau of Investigation and their request for entry into IOS 8. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has asked Apple to make a new version of the iPhone operating system that would create a backdoor into their system, according to Apple’s […]

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Hyatt named new Mason High School principal

Abbey Marshall | Managing Editor After an extensive outside search across southwest Ohio, information collection on candidates, paper screenings, phone interviews, in-person interviews, and a final performance task, it turned out the best person for the job was just down the hall. On February 23, the Mason City School Board approved the motion to appoint Interim Principal Dave Hyatt as […]

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‘Coffee with a Cop’ unites community with police in casual conversation

India Kirssin | Staff Writer ‘Coffee with a Cop’ took place in the community center on February 25. Photo by Staff Writer Blake Nissen. Behind the badge, local police officers have a genuine hope of personalizing themselves in the community. On Thursday, February 25, the Mason Police Department, West Chester Police Department, and University of Cincinnati Health Police Department teamed […]

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Conservatives and liberals jostle for position in wake of Supreme Court Justice Scalia’s sudden death

Conservatives fear Obama decision could tilt court in favor of liberals  Jonathan McCollough | Staff Writer Justice Antonin Scalia is pictured in his official Supreme Court portrait. He passed away on February 14 at the age of 79. Photo contributed by The Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States. Just hours after the death of Antonin Scalia, the political […]

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Mock trial heads to state competition for first time in 10 years

Meghan Pottle | Staff Writer After an undefeated season, the Mason Green Mock Trial team is heading to Columbus on Thursday to compete at the Ohio Center of Law Related Education (OCLRE) Mock Trial State Competition. Junior Jessica Wang is the president of the team and plays a prosecution attorney by directing witnesses and making closing arguments. Wang said the […]

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Speech and debate places sixth at state tournament

Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer The MHS Speech and Debate team placed sixth at the Ohio High School Speech League on the weekend of March 5. The OHSSL State Tournament, hosted by Princeton High School, had 83 schools in attendance and consisted of preliminary rounds followed by a quarterfinal, semifinal and final over the course of two days. Junior Vinay […]

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MAASC puts on Lecture Series in celebration of Black History Month

Nick Northcut | MBC Reporter Northcut brings you the news of the Black Lecture series put on by MAASC. Throughout February, the Mason African American Students for Change club (MAASC) brought in a multitude of speakers to empower students to be successful and build their own empire. The Black Lecture series, held in celebration of Black History Month, featured speakers: Tamaya Dennard, Sonya Myles, […]

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Third annual interfaith dialogue inspires understanding

Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer Students discussed the nuances of different faiths at the Muslim Student Association (MSA)’s third annual interfaith dialogue. The discussion took place on Thursday, February 11 and aimed to familiarize students with the different faiths and belief systems held by their peers. Senior Mariam Soliman, a member of the MSA, said that the goal of the […]

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