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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Highlights from 2016 Western and Southern Open

Lauren Thomas | Staff Writer Delaney Turner | Staff Writer Highlights from the Western and Southern Open compiled by Staff Writers Lauren Thomas and Delaney Turner.  Professional tennis players gathered in Mason for the annual Western and Southern Open. From August 13 to August 21, the Association of Tennis Professionals tournament made its stop in Mason for the Western and […]

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Staff’s Outside Work

  Joey Deaton Ryan D’Souza   Bryan Hudnell Politifact determines if politicians are politically correct Luke Hutchinson Florida Staff Writer speaks about Politifact Alexandra Lisa Eric Miller Ria Parikh Gillin’s Politifact receives criticism when rating truthfulness of politicians DeWitt predicts a smooth check-out process Asia Porter Ron Johnson speaks about the delicate balance between content and design Teachers reflect on […]

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Young athletes taught essential skills at Bly Baseball Camp

Bryan Hudnell | Staff Writer The Field of Dreams was in full effect as young aspiring athletes participated in the third year of the Curt Bly Baseball Camp. Athletes in grades 3-9 learned a variety of different fundamental skills such as hitting, fielding, and baserunning. They also learned the mental aspect of baseball that can help make or break a game. According […]

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