Billboard chart topper brings awareness to suicide prevention

Lauren Thomas | Staff Writer It is the number one song in the country. It is also the number for the National Suicide Hotline. Up and coming R&B artist Logic’s 1-800-273-8255 featuring Khalid and Alessia Cara has sat atop the charts for weeks now, accumulating over 264 million listens on Spotify. Popularity aside, the real meaning of the song lies […]

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Senior soccer player deals with second knee blow out

Lauren Thomas | Staff Writer After six months of recovery and rehab from a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), the 2017 season opener marked the first game senior Jade Myers felt like herself. Myers finally stepped onto the field during the girls soccer season opener against St. Ursula Academy . Three minutes into the match, Myers went after a pass […]

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Girls soccer defeats Oak Hill Highlanders 2-0

Lauren Thomas | Staff Writer Last night the girls soccer team defeated the defending GMC Champions, the Oak Hill Highlanders, in a 2-0 shutout. Thanks to scores by Natalie Mishu and Jordi Reddington, the Comets were able to improve their record and show their resilience despite recent injury setbacks. The Comets look ahead to their next game against Lakota West […]

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Senior lot goose takes to Twitter to communicate with his fans

Lauren Thomas | Staff Writer Seniors Kate Leathers and Mikey Loehr tweet “honk honk” as their alter ego @seniorlotgoose. Known colloquially as Richard the Goose, the identity of the parking lot wildlife protecting his wife and eggs just feet from A pod has been a mystery for months. Leathers began the page spontaneously one day, after walking into school and […]

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Girls swimming repeats as State runner-up

Duncan MacKenzie | Staff Writer The girls’ swim team finished their season as state runner-up for the second consecutive year, continuing their tradition since 2013 as a top three state finalist. The team earned 230 points at the meet in Canton, Ohio, 16 shy of champion Upper Arlington. Junior Allison Bloebaum and senior Ashley Volpenhein paved the way for the […]

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Girls swimming places second in state for consecutive year

Eric Michael | Staff Writer The girls swimming team had a successful day at the state meet on February 24-25 in Canton, Ohio. Totaling 230 points, the girls finished second in the state just behind Upper Arlington, making this the second consecutive year of these two teams headlining the tournament with the same 1-2 punch. Junior standout Allison Bloebaum said […]

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Transgender students struggle to find peace

Jessica Sommerville | Editor-in-Chief Lauren Thomas | Staff Writer In high school, the struggle to fit in has always been one of the biggest challenges students face. For most kids, identifying with a group can be very easy. Some are jocks, gamers, geeks or goths. For the transgender teen, the typical rites of passage for a high school student can […]

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Boys and girls finish first in GMC

Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer The Mason Swimming and Diving teams swam their way to victory at the Greater Miami Conference this past weeking, claiming league titles for both the boys and girls teams. This marked the 10th consecutive league title for the girls team, who beat runner-up Lakota West High School by 280 points with a score of 628. […]

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Comets defeat Upper Arlington state meet rematch

Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer With the help of numerous top finishes, the boys and girls swimming teams defeated Upper Arlington in a rematch of last year’s state competition. On Saturday, January 7, the Comets took on the defending state champions, Upper Arlington, at home. Last season, the girls fell short at the state meet, coming in second to Upper […]

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Comets take down Elder in Playoffs

Joey Deaton | Staff Writer The Mason Comets Football team’s season may have ended in a 20-7 loss to Sycamore on November 11, but Team 55 made history. Mason Football was able to take that next step by defeating the Elder Panthers 21-20 in a nail-biting first round playoff game on November 4. The win was the Comets’ first playoff […]

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Soccer seasons decided by game of chance

Penalty kicks spell doom for Comet soccer teams Lauren Thomas | Staff Writer An entire soccer season rides on a game of kickball. Both the boys and girls soccer teams had their seasons end at the hands of penalty kicks (PK’s). The girls lost to Seton in their postseason opener, and the boys team fell to Beavercreek in PK’s in […]

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Comets look ahead after 21-17 loss to Lakota East

Lauren Thomas | Staff Writer The Mason Comets fell to the Lakota East Thunderhawks 21-17 after a rollercoaster of a game. Making his second career start, junior quarterback Jake Harris connected on a pass to fellow junior Austin Croy creating an explosive start for the Comet offense. The first points of the game came on a 21-yard play action pass […]

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Comets participate in festivities leading up to 2016 homecoming

Asia Porter | Online Editor Comet Country showcased their spirit throughout the week in this year’s Spirit Week. Mason High School Student Government kicked off Homecoming Week on Sunday, October 9 when they came in to decorate the school in green, black and white as well as painting the lobby windows and Spirit Rock to represent the theme for this year’s dance: […]

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