Sports gambling spreads among student body

Trevor Maxim | Staff Writer There is a prevalence of unorganized sports betting between casual fans, among which are Mason High School students who place wagers on sporting events of all types. These students participate in sports betting without ever stepping foot in a casino or logging on to an online gambling site, where most gambling takes place.

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Community not immune to homelessness

Danni Simms | Staff Writer On any given night, 750,000 people are homeless across the United States according to the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH). In order to be considered homeless, the Stewart B. McKinney Act said that one must not have an adequate place to sleep every night or one must reside in temporary housing (a supervised publicly […]

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Financial literacy course included for class of 2014

Alyssa Howard | Editor in Chief The implementation of a Financial Literacy course, which will take the place of ECA-B, is mandated for next year’s incoming class of 2014, according to the Ohio Department of Education. Known as “the ability to read, analyze, manage and communicate about the personal financial conditions that affect material well-being,” financial literacy is being emphasized […]

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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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