Staff Editorial 9/22 Harvey, Irma prove disaster to be only unifying force for divided nation

Throughout our nation’s history, we have drawn battle lines over political, social and economic wars. And while our differences always seem to resolve themselves with time, it is not until disaster strikes that we truly unite as a nation. In 1941, we turned against each other, for we saw our diversity, the fabric of our nation, as a hinderance rather […]

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Staff Editorial 4/13 Test-takers or test subjects?

Throw it at the wall and see what sticks – that has been Ohio’s motto for writing education policy. From the retirement of the Ohio Graduation Test, to the introduction of Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test, American Institution of Research (AIR) test, and End of Course exams, to our constantly changing graduation requirements, we […]

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Staff Editorial 2/16 Sports championships prove “Dream Big” mantra pays off

Buzzer beaters, last second touchdowns, 9th-inning home runs, epic comebacks, thrillers. We just experienced one of the most shocking years in sports history. Throughout the past year, we have felt the rush of adrenaline that comes with down-to-the-wire sports more than usual. Almost every major sports championship was a brutal battle to the finish, and history was made more than […]

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Staff Editorial 11/18

Who knew that all it would take to get baseball back on America’s frontal lobe was two championship starved franchises (one more than the other) and the curse of a billy goat. If the 2016 World Series proved one thing, it’s that Americans love heartbreak. Coming into the 2016 Fall Classic, the much maligned Cubs and Indians shared a championship […]

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Staff Editorial 10/21 Trainwreck Election

Clinton and Trump worst presidential nominees in American history. The September 26 presidential debate was the most-watched in history, raking in approximately 84 million viewers, media research giant Nielsen said. This only includes viewers who watched at home, not at offices or parties, so the actual number of viewers may have been even higher. The Clinton-Trump face-off bested not only […]

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Staff editorial – 3/11

Chronicle members practice ‘true journalism,’ travel for the truth If you want the truth, put on your walking shoes. Our reporters Blake Nissen, Isabel Marotta, and Asia Porter were quick to discover the need for this when they left the suburban bloc for Mason County. What they were to find was a shoe and leather journalism, a stepping out of […]

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Staff Editorial – 2/11

‘Making a Murderer’ reveals viewer’s missing knowledge A trial is a just trial until we can watch it on Netflix. Its latest documentary, Making a Murderer, has us glued to our devices, watching courtroom scenes we had only discussed in Law and Criminal Justice or read of in history textbooks. We delve into the case of Steven Avery, a Wisconsin […]

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Staff Editorial – 1/15

New AP class exaggerates pressure on GPA To a gumball machine, the 0.03 in your pocket is useless, but to a transcript, it is invaluable. Those pennies are the difference between a 2.5 and a 2.53, a 3.72 and a 3.75, a 4.0 and a 4.03. We all accept that these numbers are as tangential to our future well-being as […]

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Staff Editorial – 12/11

‘Age of Caution’ finally ushered in following terrorist attacks Usher in the ‘Age of Caution’  with narrowed eyes, as they’re full of skepticism. Refugees knock at our borders, and after Paris, we fear copycats in their midst. Governors of 31 states, including Ohio’s John Kasich, oppose President Obama’s plan to accept 10,000 more Syrian refugees, but true Americana turns its […]

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Staff Editorial – 11/13

Charter schools steal funds and opportunites from high-achieving districts Is Ohio Governor John Kasich a modern-day Robin Hood? It seems he is, robbing from the “rich in academic achievement” to give to the “poor in academic achievement.” His most recent budget slashes funding to high-achieving school districts like Mason City Schools in order to reward a gift of $71 million […]

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Staff Editorial – 10/15

Junior varsity athletes have unique, applaudable victory When Junior Varsity athletes compete, there aren’t rows of bleachers filled with a neon, flour-laden student section. These are not revenue or spectator sports, though the teams that play them are just as decorated with trophies as any varsity. As Comet varsity sports teams are extremely selective, more athletes are demoted to JV, […]

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Staff Editorial – 9/18

Twitter, unblocked and soon to be unused Let there be tweets. Those 140 characters we all love will no longer be forbidden—or even a drain on a 4G data plan—this school year. Administration has slackened its restrictions to allow us to roam Twitter on school grounds and Wi-Fi, and in doing so, has given us an unexpected mark of trust. […]

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Staff Editorial – 5/15

Civic journalism adds its voice to the media maelstrom centered on police brutality It happened in Walmart. Amid lurid yellow 99-cent tags and bleeps of scanned merchandise, John Crawford III, a young black man, wandered the aisles of its Beavercreek location. He chatted with the mother of his children on the phone, carrying an air rifle at his side. A […]

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Staff editorial – 4/17

Adherence to the outdated term “Lady Comets” disregards the nature of sports Go Lady Comets. Rewind the leaps women have made toward gender equality–as voters that balance children and independent occupations–and we’ll find parents telling their daughters to “Act like a lady” and their sons to “Be a gentleman.” We know the phrases only call for politeness and courtesy: women […]

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Staff Editorial – 3/20

Overindulgence of teenagers creates lingering dependency in college Life skills wanted. We have yet to learn what the ‘on’ button on a washing machine looks like, but we’d be hard-pressed to find a student in these hallways who couldn’t recite the quadratic formula on a whim. Mason is a college-prep high school to the extreme: we can now manage textbook-crammed backpacks heavier than […]

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Staff Editorial – 1/30

24-hour news cycle desensitizes this generation’s teens to terrorism It could have been worse. The attack on Paris’ satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo caught our attention, but as far as many American teens are concerned — it could have been worse. Due to the magazine’s nature, few are surprised by the violence, even if they don’t condone it. We have been […]

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Staff Editorial – 12/12

Thanksgiving viewed as warm up to Christmas, pilgrims’ plight forgotten Those poor pilgrims. We’re all aware that Thanksgiving is a holiday meant to celebrate the pilgrims’ first, hard-earned harvest. But instead of honoring them, we reduce the pilgrims to silver-buckled shoes and wide-brimmed hats: we deny them a spot at the table for the feast they began. With the Thanksgiving […]

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