School board unanimously votes to put new levy on 2020 ballot

Henri Robbins | Online Editor Fifteen years. That’s how long since it’s been since Mason passed their last levy, and the Superintendent has said that it’s time for another.  After a recommendation from Mason City Schools Superintendent Jonathan Cooper, the Mason School Board unanimously voted ‘yes’ on a resolution of necessity for a 2020 levy at the November 19 School […]

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Teachers aid students with special needs

Anushka Mukherjee | Staff Writer Mason High School’s special education department takes pride in aiding students with special needs throughout their high school education.  Christopher Kilgore, an intervention specialist, has been at MHS for the past four years. His interest in the field peaked at a young age when he worked at an inclusion summer day camp.  “I just got […]

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Davis earns all conference accolades, respect in the alley

Indranshu Das | Staff Writer  Recently, Kent State basketball player Kalin Bennett made headlines by becoming the first athlete with autism to play a division one college sport. His story was national news.  Mason senior bowling stand-out Jonathan Davis has Asperger’s, a milder form of Autism. He’s been one of the top bowlers in the Greater Miami Conference his entire […]

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Comets defeat Cardinals, 61-35

Aditya Thiyag The Mason Comets defeated the Colerain Cardinals 61-35 Wednesday, December 11 to improve to 3-0 in the Greater Miami Conference. The Comets now stand at 3-1 overall and are riding a three game winning streak.  Mason was led by the fabulous freshman Margo Mattes who poured in 21 points. Marilyn Popllewell contributed 10 points and five rebounds. Alanna […]

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AP Physics Catapult Cornhole

Lily Geiser | Editor-in-Chief Students in AP Physics C: Mechanics created catapults, trebuchets, and other projectile-launching devices to demonstrate the concepts they learned in class. The goal of these devices was to launch a bean bag across the school gymnasium and land it on a cornhole board. lgeiser.chronicle@gmail.com

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Carmel Defeats Comets

The defending Indiana 4A state champions Carmel High School came to Mason on Friday, November 29 and knocked off the Comets 61-54.  Mason hosted the Greyhounds in the Ohio Valley Hoops Classic held for the first time in the Mason Arena. The Comets were led in the scoring column by senior forward Jack Cooper who poured in 18 points and grabbed […]

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Q&A with Head Custodian Mel Wynn

Anushka Mukherjee | Staff Writer Q: How long have you worked at Mason High School? A: My name is Mel Wynn and I’m the head custodian at Mason High School. I’ve been with the district since 2002. I’ve been in this building for five years now. I was at Mason Heights Elementary and Western Row Elementary before I came here […]

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Aspiring animator works with YouTubers to gain experience

Shravani Page | Staff Writer With a world constantly revolving around technology, teenagers have been inspired to innovate, create, and experiment with new platforms.  Freshman Grady Roeper has worked with animation since he was 9 years old. He is self taught and learned to animate through online tutorials and experimentation. He first used his knowledge to animate videos on Roblox. […]

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MHS Community Feeling Fundraising Fatigue

Anna Kinasewitz | Staff Writer Whether it’s shaking mom down for cash, digging in the glove box for loose change, or knocking on neighbors’ doors to pledge money, fundraising at Mason is an ever-persistent event.  Years ago, many members of the high school staff began to realize that students and high school families may feel as though they were constantly […]

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Teacher shares personal story of mental illness

Anushka Mukherjee | Staff Writer Everyone has their own journey with mental health, but one Mason High School teacher is using hers to start a conversation.   Mollee Coffey, an Advanced Placement (AP) Psychology teacher, has taught the class at Mason for the past five years. She said she shares her story about her struggle with mental illness with her […]

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Girls Tennis Team captures 3rd straight title

Cody Allgor | Staff Writer The Comets Girls Tennis team has done it again. Mason secured their 3rd consecutive Ohio Tennis Coaches Association (OTCA) state title on Sunday, October 20 after sweeping Magnificat in their championship match. The Comets quickly won the three matches they needed by a singles win from Emma Kruse, and doubles efforts from Sanjana Reddy and […]

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Science teachers implement interactive technology

Archie Barton | Staff Writer Science teachers are switching up their classes and venturing into the world of technology.  Through the use of Nintendo Labo kits, Mason High School’s Intervention specialist Mike Planicka and Physical Geology teacher Cody Kreager teach students about the applications of technology in the classroom. Nintendo Labo kits are made of cardboard cut-outs and assembled to […]

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