Horseriding students volunteer to help disabled peers

Meghan Dincler | Staff Writer Every weekend, volunteers saddle up to help people with disabilities.  Bridge Riding for the Disabled is an organization where people with disabilities can get unique therapy through riding horses. It helps them improve balance, independence, and motor skills, among other things. With the help of Program Director Pat Howe and a group of volunteers, those […]

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Student lifeguards work to save swimmers in peril

Scott Reckers | Staff Writer Working as a lifeguard is more than just sitting in the stands and blowing whistles, it’s about saving lives. While on most days, lifeguards spend their hours-long shifts sitting in the stand, on occasion they do get their feet wet. Junior Kylie Dennison has found herself in that very situation when she had to save […]

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Movie Review: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Meghan Dincler | Staff Writer Score: 9/10 I wasn’t really sure what to expect going into the movie, just because it seemed like the last movie wrapped everything up very nicely. The movie follows Aurora after becoming Queen of the Moors, trying to create a union between the two kingdoms, and Maleficent, as she attempts to find where she belongs […]

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Artist Review: Frank Ocean

Ann Vettikkal | Staff Writer Frank Ocean’s cryptic yet genuinely original public presence in pop culture has created a cult following — and it’s well-deserved. Ocean’s two albums, Channel Orange and Blonde, both achieved excellence. His songwriting has the precise ability to feel like firsthand narratives but also transcend into the universality of growing up and falling in love. The […]

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Student leaders tasked to present new R-factor program to peers

Evelina Gaivoronskaia | Staff Writer The R-factor program promises to bring a positive atmosphere to Mason High School. Mason City Schools plans to introduce a new program, the R-factor, to help students better their lives and find a better way to react to everyday situations. On October 28, 143 MHS students attended a seminar introducing them to the program. Those […]

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‘Hypebeasts’ pay hefty price for clothes

Jessica Wang | Staff Writer Most people are hesitant to spend 60 bucks on a hoodie, but Hypebeasts easily drop over a thousand. Junior Vatsal Agarwal embodies the definition of Hypebeast. Originally from Singapore, he is influenced by the infatuation with designer brands in his native country. In turn, he is driven to chase some of the most famous names. […]

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German exchange student makes impact on the field

Matthew Smith | Staff Writer Albert Wiesigstrauch has found a home away from home.  Wiesigstrauch is a junior at Mason High School, but unlike most other students here, he is still getting used to life in America. Just months ago, Wiesigstrauch moved to Mason from Germany, leaving everything he was used to, including most of his family, behind.  As a […]

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Q&A with Longtime Comet Jim Fox

Anna Kinasewitz | Staff Writer Jim Fox is a Mason man through and through. A comet from Kindergarten through 12th grade, Fox graduated 50 years ago. He then went on to The Ohio State University before moving back to Mason, where he served on Mason City Council for nine years. Fox, with his wife, raised their two sons, both Mason […]

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Opinion: Body Positivity Isn’t Enough

Lily Geiser | Editor-In-Chief Body positivity is a huge movement right now. Don’t get me wrong — there are still plenty of issues out there with body image. Models are all still tall and outrageously thin, actors and actresses are still expected to uphold traditional beauty standards, and everyone has still felt bad about their body at some point in […]

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Opinion: Goodbye, Pink Tax

Shravani Page | Staff Writer Periods suck.  They are physical pain, emotional drainage, and just overall crap. Girls already have to deal with school, life, and oh — the period tax. More commonly known as the Pink Tax or the Tampon Tax, this is a tax placed by our generous government on feminine products ranging from tampons to underwear.  I […]

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Comets Defeat Middletown, Honor Graduating Seniors

Cody Allgor | Staff Writer For Mason it was senior night, and they provided a perfect way to finish the season. The Comets went down to score on their first drive, but the middies answered on their second play with a 81 yard touchdown. The Comets responded quickly though, as they scored right before the end of the first quarter […]

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Photo Gallery: 2019 Lip Dub

The Mason High School students and staff came together to create the 2019 Lip Dub video on Thursday, October 17, to support and raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. In the video, students and staff members lip-synced to various popular songs while moving around the school. Click to enlarge and view in slideshow mode. Photos by Mia Swietzer. […]

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Comets lose to Lakota West

Cody Allgor | Staff Writer The Comets home woes continue. After Lakota West scored a touchdown in the first quarter, the Comets answered with a touchdown of their own, but missed the extra point to make it 7-6 West at the half. Midway through the third quarter, another score by West on a first and thirty made it an eight […]

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