Video games transfer sports skills to the field

Trevor Maxim | Staff Writer With the increasing popularity of sports-related video games, those who were once merely spectators can now become coaches or players in the virtual world. Xbox Live, the most popular online gaming service, allows players to compete against each other over the internet in real-time. The service had 17 million active users as of January 2009, […]

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Good hair is pricey

Janica Kaneshiro | Staff Writer Straight, curly, dyed or natural, whatever the style, there are plenty of students at Mason High School who know a thing or two about good hair and the effort required to achieve it. According to Senior Kayelin Tiggs, good hair takes time.

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No-Shave November prompts charity drive

Cady Meece | Staff Writer No-Shave November, a popular event in the past, is being utilized this year as an avenue to raise awareness about the growing problem of poverty and homelessness in Cincinnati. Contemporary Social Issues teacher Dan Distel said he decided to create a project in conjunction with No-Shave November to collect toiletries that will go to the […]

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Height often connected to perception of abilities

Julia Halpin | Staff Writer They may never play center on a basketball team or be viewed as their actual age, but those who are vertically challenged are still capable of having their own substantial voices, according to senior Maddie Slutsky. Slutsky, who stands at four feet, eleven inches, said that she is a perfect example of someone who has […]

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Friday night football attracts big business

Trevor Maxim | Staff Writer Tony DeLotell | Staff Writer Friday night lights are attracting both fans and sponsorship deals as the athletic department focuses on extensive corporate sponsorships, according to Athletic Director Scott Stemple. New additions this year, like the Atrium stadium and a scrolling advertisement board, show a growing trend among Mason sports.

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Homecoming game fireworks canceled to keep spectators safe

Jami Bechard | Staff Writer This year’s Homecoming game at Mason will be short of one popular tradition: the fireworks. With all of the additions to Mason’s campus, the fireworks have become a safety hazard and an insurance issue, according to Lorri Fox-Allen, Mason’s student activities director. So, the fireworks have been canceled for the 2009 Homecoming game. Student Government […]

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Credit flexibilty program to include out-of-school achievements

Ellen Duffer | Associate Editor Students will be able to earn high school credit outside of the classroom through alternate and innovative methods by the beginning of next school year. Due to the implementation of Ohio’s Senate Bill 311, which altered graduation requirements and provisions for earning course credit, Mason City Schools is in the process of designing a plan […]

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Athletic scholarships sparse for high school athletes

Ian Howard | Staff Writer While teenage athletes may look at their high school sports as potential tickets into collegiate athletics, less than 5.7 percent of high school athletes advance to the National Collegiate Athletic Association level on paid scholarships, according to NCAA.org.Men’s Cross Country Coach Tom Rapp received 90 percent of his athletic scholarship to Pennsylvania State University in […]

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