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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Hanging up the shoes – Web Exclusive

Joe Spencer | Staff Writer For seniors working to be the best player on the team their entire high school careers, there comes a time to hang up the shoes. This is what most of the senior athletes at Mason High School are going through currently at the end of third trimester. While graduation means the end of high school […]

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Sexuality, gender identity issues addressed at staff meeting

Julia Halpin | Staff Writer Senior Tyler Walton led a discussion about sexual orientation and gender identity with the Mason High School staff on April 20. Through a question-and-answer session, Walton, who said he identifies himself as bisexual, shared his story of coming out, along with advice helping students who may be in the closet.

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