Costs of nutritious eating rising

Kris Ogungbemi | Staff Writer The price of produce is rising faster than inflation while the prices of junk food fall, according to the Reuters Health Group. Josh DiGirolamo, an employee at Whole Foods in Cincinnati, says that healthy foods are more expensive because the trip from the farm to the store requires an abandonment of dangerous pesticides and herbicides.

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Paranoia surrounds new H1N1 vaccine

Rachel Giesel | Staff Writer The H1N1 vaccine hysteria is still prevalent for students, with about 200 students registered to receive the shot having refused. Around 1,300 students received the H1N1 shot on December 16, however, despite the extreme paranoia, according to school nurses Kathy McVey and Christa Nichols.

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New technology implemented to prepare students for future

Rachel Schowalter | Staff Writer In an increasingly high-tech world, being adaptable to ever-changing technological advances has become essential. In order to equip its students with these skills, Mason High School has been implementing the latest technology in its classrooms. According to MHS Instructional Technology Specialist Byron Walton, the Mason City School District strives to be on the cutting-edge of […]

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Hopeful valedictorians bolster their GPAs

Beena Raghavendran | Staff Writer Not just anyone can become valedictorian anymore, according to honors-level teachers at Mason High School. As this annual contest approaches its finish (the last day of second trimester), the love for learning in students competes with the drive to be the best.

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Compromising integrity for GPA

Jordan Berger | Staff Writer Kris Ogungbemi | Staff Writer Perfect is impossible. But every year students are caught comprising society’s commonly accepted moral principles to meet this unreachable goal. Cheating is common among students at Mason High School, according to senior Carmen Bizzarri.

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No-Shave November prompts charity drive

Cady Meece | Staff Writer No-Shave November, a popular event in the past, is being utilized this year as an avenue to raise awareness about the growing problem of poverty and homelessness in Cincinnati. Contemporary Social Issues teacher Dan Distel said he decided to create a project in conjunction with No-Shave November to collect toiletries that will go to the […]

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Friday night football attracts big business

Trevor Maxim | Staff Writer Tony DeLotell | Staff Writer Friday night lights are attracting both fans and sponsorship deals as the athletic department focuses on extensive corporate sponsorships, according to Athletic Director Scott Stemple. New additions this year, like the Atrium stadium and a scrolling advertisement board, show a growing trend among Mason sports.

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Homecoming game fireworks canceled to keep spectators safe

Jami Bechard | Staff Writer This year’s Homecoming game at Mason will be short of one popular tradition: the fireworks. With all of the additions to Mason’s campus, the fireworks have become a safety hazard and an insurance issue, according to Lorri Fox-Allen, Mason’s student activities director. So, the fireworks have been canceled for the 2009 Homecoming game. Student Government […]

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Credit flexibilty program to include out-of-school achievements

Ellen Duffer | Associate Editor Students will be able to earn high school credit outside of the classroom through alternate and innovative methods by the beginning of next school year. Due to the implementation of Ohio’s Senate Bill 311, which altered graduation requirements and provisions for earning course credit, Mason City Schools is in the process of designing a plan […]

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Get to know the candidates for Mason’s Board of Education

Jessica Kantor | Staff Writer Kris Ogungbemi | Staff Writer Eight candidates vie for three open positions this Election Day (Tuesday, November 3) on the Mason City Schools Board of Education. The recently quarrelsome board camaraderie, according to theCincinnati Enquirer, will pose a new challenge for candidates as they attempt to secure votes.

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