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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New teen driving law, parking regulations affect MHS drivers

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Gina Deaton | Editor-in-Chief Illustration by Visual Editor Madison Krell It’ll drive teens crazy, but it’s designed to keep them safe. According to the Ohio Department of Health, traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in America. The Ohio American Academy of Pediatrics reported that Ohio suffered more than 1,000 young driver fatalities, between the ages of […]

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Administration unblocks Twitter on school Wi-Fi

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India Kirssin | Staff Writer Twitter is officially #unblocked. A study from Michigan State University proved classrooms using Twitter experience higher grades. According to Assistant Principal William Rice, Mason High School administrators were hoping for this when they unblocked Twitter on campus, opening the social media site to over 3,000 students. According to Assistant Principal William Rice, the sheer amount […]

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General Electric Latino Night celebrates different cultures

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Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer Latino culture was ablaze at Mason High School on September 12. Hosted by General Electric, Latino night is an annual event that commemorates the Hispanic heritage by encouraging positive interactions between the Hispanic and non-Hispanic community. The event started at 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 12 and was held in Mason High School’s Large Commons. […]

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Bikers race around town, support food pantry in Great Mason Chase

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Alyssa Brooks | Staff Writer Watch an explanation of the day’s events. Video by Staff Writer Matthew Marvar.   From bowling strikes and spares at Mason Bowl, to eating custard at Culver’s, the Great Mason Chase challenged participants to bike and complete challenges at local businesses on Saturday, August 8. This is the fourth year that the annual Great Mason Chase has […]

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Students shed public speaking fears, build skills in MHS Speak Week

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Asia Porter | Staff Writer Fifth to ninth graders will be smooth-talking by the end of this week, thanks to coaching from Mason High School’s Speech and Debate team. From July 27-31, the team is continuing their annual tradition of Speak Week, allowing students to practice public speaking skills. According to rising senior Dominic Peraino, Director of Metrics for the […]

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Venkatarao named regional finalist in Google Science Fair

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Jonathan McCollough | Staff Writer Watch Sreeram explain his research. Video by Staff Writer Duncan MacKenzie. Instead of facing judges, rising junior Sreeram Venkatarao presented his science fair project facing a computer screen. Unlike most traditional science fairs, the first two rounds of the Google Science Fair are held entirely online. According to Venkatarao, this is distinctly different from other […]

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Firemen’s festival and car show blaze in downtown Mason

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Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer Downtown Mason was on fire for the 2015 Bicentennial Firemen’s Festival and Car Show. The town plaza was buzzing with excitement starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 3. Hosted by the Mason Historical Society, the event celebrated the city’s fire department in all of its glory. Lining up their trucks, several fire officials staged […]

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Mason Historical Society hosts 22nd annual ice cream social

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Asia Porter | Staff Writer The city of Mason screamed for ice cream on June 30. From 6 to 9 p.m., the Mason downtown plaza was filled with familiar ice cream products, all available to Mason families for one dollar. Culver’s, Graeter’s and Ice ‘N EZ donated the frozen treats in support of the Mason Historical Society’s 22nd annual Ice […]

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