NHS gets colorful with 5K run for cure


Serina Cline | Staff Writer Watch a video of Color for the Cure by Staff Writer Lauren Lysko. The Mason High School National Honor Society had a colorful idea, and they ran with it. On Saturday, November 21, NHS hosted the “Color for a Cure” 5K. All the money raised from Color for a Cure went to the Leukemia and […]

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Mormon students share their religious beliefs

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Sam DeGroft | MBC Reporter Watch DeGroft bring you the news of seniors who practice Mormonism.The Mormon religion has existed since 1830, when founder Joseph Smith started the Church of Christ, now known as the Church of Latter-Day Saints. Traditionally, the religion has been based in Utah since Smith’s successor Brigham Young led its followers there from New York. Thomas […]

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Marching band swipes fourth at Grand National Finals


Arnav Damodhar | Staff Writer The marching band placed fourth, its highest ever, this year at the Grand National Finals held in the Lucas Oil Stadium on November 13-15. Freshman Megan Cui said the success was especially satisfying because Mason finished ahead of one of the bands it admires and respects the most.  “We beat Carmel High School which used to […]

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Kist-Kline leading opposition against Kasich’s charter school funding

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Abbey Marshall | Managing Editor Illustration by Visual Editor Madison Krell The school choice debate continues to rage on and at the forefront in the opposition against Ohio Governor John Kasich’s charter school funding is Mason City Schools superintendent Dr. Gail Kist-Kline. Charter schools, institutions started by individuals or companies funded by state money, began to increase in their numbers […]

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Potential threat results in attendance drop


Juliana Discher | Staff Writer October 20 was not a designated skip day, yet 20 percent of the student body still didn’t show up. After a threatening note was left anonymously in a Mason High School classroom, administration felt the need to alert parents on the matter. Principal David Hyatt said, when it comes to addressing threats, the definitive information […]

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New student group teaches newcomers ins and outs of MHS

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Matt Minick | MBC Reporter Watch Minick report on the new student group. Mason High School offers an opportunity for new students: a group whose goal is to help ease these students into their new environment. This group, led by academic advisors Katie Hicks and Anne Toohey, allows new students to become more integrated into normal life at MHS. Students […]

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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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