GSA to hold first ever ‘Pride Night Dance’

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer Mason High School’s newest dance is encouraging students to take pride in who they are. The Pride Night Dance, hosted by Mason’s Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA), is on Saturday, March 9. The dance was created to show their support for the LGBT community and create awareness for the issues it faces. The dance is intended […]

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MBC Panel Fosters Discussion on Racism

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer MBC’s latest broadcast is taking a brand-new approach to help solve an age-old problem. In a 30-minute long panel aired on February 13, Mason Broadcast Crew (MBC) hosted three Cincinnati-area journalists to start a discussion about modern racial issues. The three guests, Ryan Houston, Kristen Swilley, and Byron McCauley, spoke to MBC panelists Simone Scott […]

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Opinion: We Deserve Five Stars

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer The presidency is pretty funny right now. And actually do I mean laugh-out-loud funny. Ha-ha funny. Now I’m not referencing the wall or anything. It’s not about the subsequent government shutdown. This won’t bash the now all-too-normal Twitter rants of the most powerful man in the United States. This is about the food. For those […]

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Depression worsened by frigid weather conditions

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer Many students are beginning to feel a bit under the weather, and the weather is to blame. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), more commonly known as seasonal depression, is an issue that many students face. Although it can occur throughout the year, symptoms usually begin in the fall and winter seasons. Junior Josephine Sim, who faces […]

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later start times announced for 2019-2020 year

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer Students are tired of being tired, and administration is addressing it. On Monday, January 11th, at the Mason CommUNITY Conversation, Superintendent Jonathan Cooper announced plans to move start times at Mason High School from 7:15 to 7:45. During the meeting, Cooper outlined two different plans to incorporate the new start time, one of which involves […]

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Who gave you that hickey? My violin did

Anusha Vadlamani | Staff Writer Stellar performances aren’t the only result of hours of practice for many Mason Orchestra players. For the vast majority of students in orchestra, Fiddler’s Neck, more commonly known as “violin hickeys” or “viola love bites,” is a common side effect of long hours of practice. Poor posture and the pressure of an instrument against the […]

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Male students fret over lack of urinal dividers in bathroom

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer Embarrassed, humiliated, invaded. These are the words that young men in the school use to describe using the restroom, and they want change. Mason High School’s male student body has recently been rallying around an issue that went unmentioned until this year: the urinals in the men’s restrooms do not have dividers between them. In […]

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PETA does nothing but start controversy

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer PETA. We’ve all heard of them, the “People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals”, and yet again they’re making their rounds around social media. This time, it’s because of a tweet that offers alternatives to “anti-animal language”, including phrases such as “taking the bull by the horns”, “beating a dead horse”, and “killing two birds […]

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Opinion: We can do better.

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer  Trash is left on the ground, tables and everywhere in between. Students eat in the large and small commons for an hour and a half during the school day.   Mason is a mess. Now, that’s not a jab at administration. It isn’t meant to attack any teachers. It’s meant for the students, because the state […]

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Diversity Council initiatives leave students in the dark

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer While the school is pushing to be more culturally inclusive, they haven’t reached out to the demographic that would be directly impacted — students.  Superintendent Jonathan Cooper recently relaunched Mason’s community-based Diversity Council at a meeting on the night of October 22. The council was created to promote diversity and understanding within the city. At […]

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‘The Awesome 80’s Prom’ pioneers interactive storytelling by inviting audience members to vote on play’s outcome

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer  Pick the winners, losers, and everything in between when you attend the Drama Club’s newest production. In The Awesome 80’s Prom, running on Fridays and Saturdays from October 19 to October 27 in the black box theater, the audience is attending the 1989 senior prom, the romance and drama that occurs, and the vote for […]

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MHS Art Students’ work displayed for the community

Henri Robbins | Staff Writer The arts program is creating opportunities for students to apply their classroom experiences to the real world. On September 27 at Mad Monks Pizza, a showcase of student works from AP Studio and Digital Image Design was unveiled. The exhibit included photos, graphite drawings, acrylic pieces, and mixed media from both juniors and seniors in […]

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