Breaking records: 29 students are National Merit Commended Students

Charlie MacKenzie | Staff Writer Another record has been shattered at MHS. Twenty-nine seniors were named National Merit Commended students, which is the highest number in school history. These students include: Nina Bredemeier, Clayton Bryant, Joshua Damge, Michael Darby, Ria Datla, Sanjana Datla, James Enouen, Leah Ford, Joseph Foy, Jacob Grove, Rachel Hunter-Rinderle, Sonya Kapoor, Kylie Krueger, Sandy Lee, Sia […]

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PHOTO GALLERY: Hispanic Heritage Festival 2015

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Juliana Discher | Staff Writer Watch a video montage of the festivities.On Tuesday, October 13, Spanish National Honor Society hosted its annual Hispanic Heritage Festival. This year’s celebration included a performance by A Capella group Noteorious, salsa dance lessons and more.   Click on an image below to enlarge and view in slideshow mode…

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Roth, Nally assist students with college essays

Serina Cline | Staff Writer Class is in session, just not in school. Cousins Lori Roth and Stephanie Nally have taken their teaching outside of the classroom to create a business. According to these teachers, their business offers help with not only the college essay process but with companies as well. “The name of our business is Write Now,” Roth […]

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Cooper hopes STEM program stirs competition in kids

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Charlie MacKenzie | Staff Writer Photo contributed by Kim Peters Elementary education is no longer just reciting the alphabet and coloring inside the lines. STEM, a new education program this year, has been added to the conventional elementary curriculum. STEM’s purpose is to educate students in four subjects–science, technology, engineering, and mathematics–while incorporating them into core classes. There are major […]

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Mason City Schools issues annual ‘Quality Profile’

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Isabel Marotta | Staff WriterIllustration by Graphic Designer Kate Madigan Mason City Schools showed they have more to offer than just test scores. Mason released their third Quality Profile on September 22. The pamphlet includes information regarding academics, finances, innovation, learning environments, the whole child, and global awareness. According to Public Information Officer Tracey Carson, there is a lot more […]

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Worrisome stress levels catch attention of district personnel

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Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer Illustration by Visual Editor Madison Krell The negative effects of stress on students has caught the attention of a significant player in the game: the school itself. Even with the symptoms of stress are becoming more common every day, many may not know that adolescents and millennials have a higher level of stress than any […]

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Eighth grader Sruthi Parthasarathi gets taste of high school in Honors Pre-Calculus

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Serina Cline | Staff Writer MBC Reporter Ellie Harpen interviews Parthasarathi and her classmates. Eighth grader Sruthi Parthasarathi learns alongside juniors and seniors in Johnothon Sauer’s Honors Pre-Calculus class. According to Parthasarathi, this high school class doesn’t feel much different from any other class she takes. “It just feels like a normal classroom because you get to know everyone,” Parthasarathi said. […]

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SLIDESHOW: Homecoming Parade 2015


India Kirssin | Staff Writer Blake Nissen | Staff Writer This year’s Homecoming Parade took place on Thursday, October 1. The parade included Mason High School’s sports teams, clubs and student organizations as well as floats from MHS student government. Click through the slideshow below to view images from the festivities.  

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City celebrates history in fifth annual Patriot Fair


Gina Deaton | Editor-in-Chief Watch part of the festivities. Video by Gina Deaton. On September 26, the fifth annual Patriot Fair was held at the Mason Municipal Building. Hosted by the American Spirit Education Alliance, there was free admission for all visitors to participate in multiple booths and shows. This blast from the past had many historical figures impersonated by […]

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City of Mason pulls out all the stops to celebrate bicentennial


Alyssa Brooks | Staff Writer A 200th birthday only comes around one time. The Mason bicentennial birthday celebration praised Mason’s two-hundredth year with a festival of activities for any age. Friday’s festivities were combined with Mason football’s annual tailgate before the Comets’ game, and it included on-stage entertainment, food vendors, and attractions from the Cincinnati Circus Company. The second day […]

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New mandate attempts to equip each student with device

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Jonathan McCollough | Staff Writer Photo by Visual Editor Madison Krell Starting this school year, seventh graders at Mason Middle School will begin class with a different kind of “book” on their desk. MMS is launching a new 1:1 personalized learning program that will ensure each student has a device both in and out of school. In most cases, that […]

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