Homecoming game fireworks canceled to keep spectators safe

Jami Bechard | Staff Writer This year’s Homecoming game at Mason will be short of one popular tradition: the fireworks. With all of the additions to Mason’s campus, the fireworks have become a safety hazard and an insurance issue, according to Lorri Fox-Allen, Mason’s student activities director. So, the fireworks have been canceled for the 2009 Homecoming game. Student Government […]

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Credit flexibilty program to include out-of-school achievements

Ellen Duffer | Associate Editor Students will be able to earn high school credit outside of the classroom through alternate and innovative methods by the beginning of next school year. Due to the implementation of Ohio’s Senate Bill 311, which altered graduation requirements and provisions for earning course credit, Mason City Schools is in the process of designing a plan […]

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Athletic scholarships sparse for high school athletes

Ian Howard | Staff Writer While teenage athletes may look at their high school sports as potential tickets into collegiate athletics, less than 5.7 percent of high school athletes advance to the National Collegiate Athletic Association level on paid scholarships, according to NCAA.org.Men’s Cross Country Coach Tom Rapp received 90 percent of his athletic scholarship to Pennsylvania State University in […]

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Get to know the candidates for Mason’s Board of Education

Jessica Kantor | Staff Writer Kris Ogungbemi | Staff Writer Eight candidates vie for three open positions this Election Day (Tuesday, November 3) on the Mason City Schools Board of Education. The recently quarrelsome board camaraderie, according to theCincinnati Enquirer, will pose a new challenge for candidates as they attempt to secure votes.

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Born in the wrong generation

Janie Simonton | Staff Writer “Involvement with retro kitsch is … growing because of ththe escapist silliness it provides,” according to Irma Zandl, president of The Zandl Group, posted on chiefmarketer.com. Well, “retro kitsch” seems to have found its way to Mason High School.

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The physics of pole vaulting

Katelyn Cain | Staff Writer With most sports, the spheres of school and athletics are kept separate, but pole vaulting, an event in track and field, incorporates physics to maximize jump height. Understanding the physics of pole vaulting is essential to achieving the perfect pole vault, according to head pole vault coach Mark Sutton.

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