24-hour hackathon promotes practice in coding, computer programming

Luke Hutchinson | Online Editor Ready, set, code. Mason Hack club will host their first Hack-a-thon at the University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Sciences on November 4. A hack-a-thon is a 24-hour overnight competition in which students interested in computer programming (CP) pair up into small teams, brainstorm a potential CP project and then build it through […]

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Students develop website for breeding and sale of geckos

Luke Hutchinson | Online Editor Freshman Thomas Chapman is getting a headstart in herpetology with GeckosInMason.com. Chapman recently created the site and is using it to professionally breed geckos and then sell them. While reptiles are still considered exotic pets, many species like leopard gecko have become increasingly docile as the pet trade continues to make them available. Chapman said […]

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Comets slam Princeton Vikings 14-0, advance 6-2 overall

Luke Hutchinson | Online Editor Friday night, the Comets stepped into Viking territory and defeated Princeton 14-0, advancing to 6-2 overall and 4-2 in the Greater Miami Conference (GMC). The first and second quarters proved to be offensive struggles with several penalties and sloppy play. Despite the offensive struggles the Mason defense continued their stingy ways holding Princeton scoreless. It wasn’t […]

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Photo Gallery: Homecoming Festivities 2017

these past few days have been incredible. thank you everyone. there are no words. #mayastrong 💙💙 pic.twitter.com/RlVmtRpYxQ — annabella collins (@abellacollins) October 7, 2017 Luke Hutchinson | Online Editor Comet Country showcased their spirit this week in the annual Homecoming parade, Pep Rally and finally by attending the Winter Wonderland themed Homecoming dance in style on Saturday. Mason High School Student […]

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Boys basketball host annual youth summer camp

Luke Hutchinson | Online Editor Greatness from small beginnings. From May 30 to June 2, Mason Boys Basketball is hosting a summer camp for younger players to gain experience from older players, while exercising their own basketball mechanics. The camp is taking place in the middle school and Intermediate gyms. Junior and JV basketball player Kazeem Adewumi said he enjoys […]

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Owners insist snakes are like any other pet

Luke Hutchinson | Staff Writer Approximately 250 species of snakes can kill a human with one bite. Some animals do not enjoy playing fetch or rolling over – especially ones that are carnivorous, legless, and elongated; despite people’s thoughts about owning a snake, some students are fascinated by their behavior. Owner of two snakes and freshman Logan Young said his […]

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Students dumpster dive for treasures

Luke Hutchinson | Staff Writer One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Dumpster diving is when a person searches through someone else’s trash to find specific objects – the hobby existed even before the Supreme Court’s 1988 case “California vs. Greenwood,” which stated that when a person throws something out, that item is now in the public domain. Freshman Elizabeth […]

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Drama club set to debut Our Town

Calista Busch | Staff Writer Our town has entertainment coming to them. The Mason High School drama club will be rolling out its winter production of Our Town on Friday, January 27. Acting teacher Allen Young said the common setting of the play leads to the emotion of the story. “It has three acts, and it talks about this fictional […]

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Anime puts new face on art

Luke Hutchinson | Staff Writer Anime is more than PokĂ©balls and Super Saiyan transformations. A Japanese art style that combines graphic art, characterization, and cinematography, anime uses fantastical techniques to tell a story. Tofugu.com, a site that compiles Japanese culture blogs and teaches the language, said anime’s production places less emphasis on the animation of motion and more on the […]

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Comets learn from industry professionals at Scripps Day at MHS

Asia Porter | Online Editor Faculty and students from Ohio University journeyed from Athens to Mason High School for Scripps Day at MHS. The impressive lineup of college and industry professionals included Director of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Dr. Robert Stewart, Associate Professor Aimee Edmonson, News Director for WCPO Chip Mahaney, Anne Saker of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Associate Professor […]

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GoMasonComets outlet for real-world design and video skills

Luke Hutchinson | Staff Writer GoMasonComets.com gives Intergrated Media Internship a go at technical and interactive skills for the present and the future. GoMasonComets.com is a modernized student-run website that displays everything with athletic relevance to Mason. Advisor and instructor Craig Murnan said he is proud of the analytics and mass production of the site. “On the athletics portion of […]

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Hooked on Snapchat

Users can’t break addictive habit Illustation by Alekya Raghavan.Juliana Discher | Staff Writer For some Snapchat users, maintaining that 100 day Snapstreak is worth giving a friend your account sign-in or even paying a person to help keep the streak. Since its release in September 2011, Snapchat has constantly been evolving to keep users engaged. The popular mobile app began […]

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Peter Pan prequel takes flight in Black Box theater

Luke Hutchinson | Staff Writer Tonight, Drama Club will enter Neverland with the production of Peter and the Starcatcher. The show is a prequel to Peter Pan, and it became available to high school drama this past March. Drama instructor Allen Young requested rights to the script three days after its release, making Mason the first high school to perform […]

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Young drivers face wrath of parents after first accident

Luke Hutchinson | Staff Writer Accidents happen fast, resulting in damaged cars and students trembling at the thought of telling their parents. Senior Matt Deskins said he was leaving a basketball game when he rear-ended a Honda Accord at the Mason-Montgomery traffic light. “I was going about 35-40 (miles per hour) and totaled my truck, and I totaled their car […]

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Staff’s Outside Work

Jacob Brase Joey Deaton Ryan D’Souza Andrea Hefferan Bryan Hudnell Politifact determines if politicians are politically correct Luke Hutchinson Florida Staff Writer speaks about Politifact Alexandra Lisa Eric Miller Millie Ortega Ria Parikh Gillin’s Politifact receives criticism when rating truthfulness of politicians DeWitt predicts a smooth check-out process Rahul Parikh Tanner Pearson Asia Porter Ron Johnson speaks about the delicate […]

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