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Volume IV

Choir Concert and Talent show

The school choir concert and talent show will be held May 22nd in the AO Carlson Gym at 7:30. This year the choir will be performing several songs that are popular right now. The song lineup includes How far I’ll go from the movie Moana, Seasons of Love from the musical Rent, Wait For it from the musical Hamilton, This is Me from the movie Camp Rock, Keep Holding on by Avril Lavigne, and For Good from the musical Wicked. Continue reading “Choir Concert and Talent show”


Advisory: Yea or Nay?


Advisory has been a very controversial topic the past year. Everyone has had a version of it in middle school, and it didn’t seem like something that would be brought into the high school. It turned out to be much different than the one we had been used to. This advisory was more for getting to know an adult in the building so that you would have someone you felt safe talking to, here at the school. Every teacher has taken a different approach to advisory and the students have their own opinions as to whether it works or not. Continue reading “Advisory: Yea or Nay?”

2017 Forensics Season


After four months of competition, the Mason County Central Forensics team finished up the 2017 season following the 2-day Michigan Interscholastic Association State Tournament on April 28th and 29th held at Eastern Michigan University. With a total of 21 entries, Mason County Central placed 4th out of all Class C/D schools among our state. Continue reading “2017 Forensics Season”

Volunteering Opportunities

Juniors and Seniors have a lot to think about when preparing to apply to colleges, and it’s important to be a well-rounded student. Colleges don’t just look at your academic; they look for your involvement in your school and community. One great way to look appealing to colleges and help you stand out amongst other applicants is by helping out your community and volunteering.

Students volunteering for NHS Photo credit Mrs. Brock

Jolene Weier was actively involved inside and outside of the classroom. Being a member of NHS has also really helped her become more involved as well. “It’s helped me to better my community and realize not everyone is able to do the things i’ve been able to so it’s a really good feeling to be able to help people and the community without wanting or needing anything in return.” She also noted that volunteering really helped her when applying to colleges as well.

Students volunteering for NHS Photo credit Mrs. Brock

When it comes to seeking out volunteering opportunities, it can be difficult to know where to start. The best thing to do is to seek out jobs that you are capable of handling and are best suited to you. If you’re allergic to cats, obviously you may not want to volunteer at the animal shelter. It may not seem like there are a lot of opportunities in the Mason County area, but you’d be surprised by how many there are. Listed below are just a few possibilities available in the community.

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Prattling About Prom

Prom decorations for A.O. Carlson Auditorium Courtesy of: MCC Class of 2018 Facebook Page

Prom, a magical night filled with fun and festivities. On April 29th, 2017 in the A.O. Carlson Auditorium, this enchanted night came to life for juniors and seniors in Mason County Central High School. Colorful ball gowns and formal tuxedos glided across the floor in a frenzy of motion. And when the night of magic was finished, post prom offered fun and practical prizes for all attendees.

Since prom is an event hosted by the juniors, junior class representatives and students got busy. Prom decorating sessions were held in which many juniors participated. After many grueling hours of glitter and crepe paper, the A.O. Carlson Auditorium was dazzling. Continue reading “Prattling About Prom”

Hallway Etiquette

As soon as freshman year starts, teens are expected to act like adults. “You have to be able to adjust… You’re becoming a young adult, and we expect you to act like one,” says Principal Jeff Tuka. However, peers are often seen exercising their immaturity within school confinement. In fact, high school hallway behavior at MCC seems to be in steady decline from alphabetical lines and the orderly marching of elementary school.

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