Disposable cameras making a comeback through new app

Luke Hutchinson | Online Editor Grab your disposable cameras; it’s time to party like it’s 1998. Huji Cam is a free app that mimics the look of a Fujifilm Quicksnap disposable camera. When opened, the screen of the user’s smartphone transforms into an analog camera with a small viewfinder. There are two ways to take photos: squint through the viewfinder, or […]

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MHS junior not afraid to show off his dandy style

Luke Hutchinson | Online Editor Some things never go out of style. In the past, a dandy was a male who placed particular importance upon physical appearance, refined language and leisurely hobbies. Dandyism was the expectation for 19th century upper class Englishmen; it was a style marked with excessive refinement. For junior Daniel Caal, it is a lifestyle that fits […]

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Scripps Day Overview 2017

Students were given the opportunity to have journalistic discussions with OU faculty during breakout sessions.   Luke Hutchinson | Online Editor On October 23, Dr. Robert Stewart — the Director of Ohio University’s Scripps School of Journalism — came to the high school alongside other OU faculty and Mason alumni for Scripps Day at MHS. The event opened in the Harvard […]

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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 Pokéballs 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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