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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Local developer partners with area schools to pilot student friendly app

Calista Busch | Staff Writer Bullying, self-harm, drug abuse — there’s an app for that. StudentSuite is a new app tailored specifically to high schools. The components of the app range from a digital student ID, bus tracker to educational content referred to as the Lifeline Button, which provides materials to educate students about depressions, anxiety, bullying, drugs and alcohol […]

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Petrov has impressive outing on world stage

Duncan MacKenzie | Staff Writer Over the mud and through the woods, to the finish line he goes. On January 29 in Bieles, Luxembourg, senior Spencer Petrov raced in the Cyclo-cross World Championships. Cyclo-cross is a bike race that combines road and off-road courses with maneuvering or running through obstacles into a sprint to the finish. Petrov was one of […]

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Mock Trial frustrated with fifth place finish at regionals, miss out on state

Freddie Wilhelm | Staf Writer Mason Mock Trial finished fifth at regionals, narrowly missing qualification to state. The Comets competed in Batavia Friday, February 10 with hopes of qualifying to the state competition. Mason Green competed in their opening trial against Western Brown and won the round. Senior Larry Gao won that round’s award for Outstanding Attorney, as well as Senior […]

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