Ohio government addresses high gas prices, questions of drilling

Ian Howard | Staff Writer The Ohio government under Governor John Kasich could be tapping into strategic fuel sources due to budget constraints, according to “The Columbus Dispatch.” Some say that the money from drilling could raise money for state parks and that the operation could create jobs, while others worry about environmental consequences of drilling for natural gas, “The […]

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Acting Up succeeds in its business by trying – Web Exclusive

Ian Howard | Staff Writer Local children’s theater company Acting Up will present the musical classic from the 1960s “How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying” on April 15, 16 and 17 at the Mason Middle School Theater. Apart from being an older musical for Acting Up to perform, this event is special because it marks the departure of […]

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Less state focus on social studies, writing

Carlie Sack | Editor-in-Chief The Ohio Department of Education is decreasing emphasis on writing and social studies, according to Social Studies Curriculum Coordinator Dan Langen. Since the spring of 2010, the writing and social studies section of the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) have been suspended, Langen said.

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Unrest in Middle East hits home

Thom Carter | Staff Writer As calls for revolution echo throughout much of Northern Africa and the Middle East, students at Mason High School with family in the area are feeling the repercussions of the protests that have taken violent turns. According to senior Nooran Enany, both of her parents were in Egypt during the 18 days of protests that […]

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Physical education exemption may endanger teachers

Bobby Gibler | Staff Writer The new physical education waiver policy effective for the 2011-2012 school year may impact teachers’ jobs and students’ well-being, according to Mason Middle School physical education teacher Stephanie Brittingham, who was a physical education teacher at Mason High School for three years. The waiver will allow students who complete two full seasons of an interscholastic […]

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Choir finds a voice – Web Exclusive

Bobby Gibler | Staff Writer The Southern Gateway Chorus joined the Mason High School choirs and Middle School eighth-grade men’s choir in performing a fundraising concert on March 18. All the proceeds gained from the concert, a total of $2900, were donated to the Elli Bennett Find a Voice Fund, a foundation dedicated to raising money for children unable to […]

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Various parenting styles revealed by Chua’s “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother”

Janie Simonton | Staff Writer The Helicopter Parent. The Tiger Mother. The Deadbeat Dad. With so many parenting personalities, it becomes difficult to decide which style is appropriate for a specific dynamic. According to a study of Anita Gurian, Ph.D., of the New York University Child Center, parents are forced to make decisions about parenting “right from the start.” Author […]

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