Superintendent Ronald Drzewicki stands in front 'Investing For the Future', the May bond proposal

Overcrowding in Mason’s kindergartens

A Mason School Board committee was trying to decide if adding an extra section of kindergarten would solve the overcrowding issue. All three of the elementary schools will exceed capacity for the 2016-2017 year; there will be 484 students for a building designed for 405, according to Mason Public Schools.

Sun Dried Music Festival confirmed for August 2016

Christian Barrington
Mason Times

EAST LANSING – Mason’s annual Sun Dried Music Festival has been confirmed for August 2016 and members of the Mason community are buzzing with excitement. Former mayor, now councilmember, Leon Clark, is very active in the production of the festival. “The Sun Dried Music Festival will be taking place Aug. 26-28. It is a family music festival that is free for all, and features around 15 bands and a multitude of vendors, all strictly from the Mason area,” said Clark.

“Feel the Bern” or “Hill yeah”?

By Christian Barrington
The Mason Times

 EAST LANSING, Mich. –  Iowa Democratic voters showed equal support for Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, but their backers came from different groups. 

“I believe Bernie is starting a political revolution of sorts,” said pre-law sophomore Jasmin Shafquat. “He has support from our generation because he’s basing his ideals off what the people want, not big business.”  

Sanders has proven his dedication to the millennials, providing policy options such as the College For All Act, which would make college free for a generation that has an average student loan debt of $29,400, according to The Institute of College Access (TICAS). Also, Sanders has agreed with the 70 percent of 18-33 year-olds who agree with same-sex marriage since the early 70’s. Hillary Clinton has changed her views in 2013, after nearly a decade of not supporting it.