Performers light up National Honor Society Talent Show

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Juliana Discher | Staff Writer Click through photos of this year’s talent show. Photos by Juliana Discher. Mason’s got talent – its students perform heartfelt renditions of popular tunes to humorous skits. National Honor Society held its annual Talent Show on Friday, January 23 at 5:00 p.m. Approximately $5,000 was raised for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. There were 20 […]

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Artists sweep Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

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Asia Porter | Staff Writer The work of Mason High School’s art students is receiving national attention. Ninety art students under Aaron Roberts, Audrey Gorman, Dale Conner, Daniel McKay, Tina Roberts, Pam Valentine, Karan Witham-Walsh, and Hannah Zimmerman were presented with Scholastic Art Awards and will have their work on display at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. The competition is […]

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‘Melodic Connections’ offers unique music therapy opportunity at Community Center

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Isabel Marotta | Staff Writer MBC Reporter Kaylie Connors brings you the positive effects of Melodic Connections at Mason Intermediate. Anyone is able to be a musician. Melodic Connections gives students with developmental disabilities the chance to be in a community where they can learn to play new instruments as well as further their vocal skills. Lynn Migliara, Development Director […]

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Students aid police force canines

Erin McElhenny | Staff Writer It’s not always the helpless dogs that need help. Some of the strongest dogs come home defenseless. Juniors Rachel Cutter and Adele Igney have started to volunteer with Spike’s K9 fund. An organization started by James Hatch, a retired Special Warfare Officer, in Norfolk, Virginia. Spike’s works towards ensuring that every military and police K9 […]

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Marching Band shines in performance of a lifetime

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India Kirssin | Staff Writer Photo contributed by Mason Band Boosters Photo Committee The Mason High School Marching Band swept into the new year with a rosy performance. On January 1, the band marched five and a half miles through Pasadena, California, in the Rose Parade. The parade is known for its flower-covered floats, marching bands and equestrian units. It […]

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Effects of climate change felt on slopes at Perfect North

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Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer Asia Porter | Staff Writer Statistics from USA Climate Change. Infographic by Visual Editor Madison Krell. Recent anomalies in global climate levels have caught the attention of world leaders. Beginning on November 30, 2015, the United Nations held Climate Change Conferences in Paris to discuss global climate change and course of action over the next few […]

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E. coli outbreak reaches Ohio Chipotles

Isabel Marotta | Staff Writer Meghan Pottle | Staff Writer The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 45 cases of Escherichia coli linked to Chipotle restaurants in six states, including Ohio. University of Cincinnati’s Director of Infectious Diseases, Doctor George Smulian, said E. coli is a bacteria that is found in gastrointestinal tracts under normal circumstances, but can develop […]

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New mall provides teen employment opportunities

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Abbey Marshall | Managing Editor Photo by Abbey Marshall Liberty and jobs for all. The Liberty Center  in West Chester offers jobs for students in retail that had been scarce prior to the grand opening on October 22. According to junior American Eagle employee Tori Berry, the Liberty Center allowed her to get hired in a field that she has […]

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Seniors work polls as part of ‘Youth in the Booth’ program

Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer Since 2006, the Warren County Board of Election’s Youth in the Booth program has aimed to help high school seniors gain a better understanding of the election process with a unique behind-the-scenes look at electoral activity. With Mason being the only high school in the county yet to get involved with the program, Senior Leah […]

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Allen secures another term on MCS board after second recount

Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer It’s official—incumbent Mason City Schools Board members Kevin Wise and Courtney Allen will serve on the board for another four years. As of this month, the Warren County Board of Elections has issued not one, but two recounts to decide which two candidates will be elected to the Mason City Schools Board of Education to […]

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Paris terrorist attacks felt in Mason

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Asia Porter | Staff Writer Despite being 4,110 miles away, the Mason community continues to mourn the victims of the Paris attacks. On November 13, simultaneous attacks were launched against the citizens of Paris, resulting in the death of at least 129 people. Three teams comprised of a total of eight terrorists, coordinated and executed shootings and bombings on six […]

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NHS gets colorful with 5K run for cure

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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

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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

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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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