City receives a Taste of Mason

Sonia Rayka | Staff Writer On February 12, citizens citywide got a taste of what Mason has in store through the annual event, Taste of Mason. Senior Christian Johnson said that the event was not just bringing the community together for food but for also helping organizations such as Mason African-American Students for Change (MAASC). “Taste of Mason is all […]

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17 Mason musicians receive state level recognition

Matt Marvar | Staff Writer Within the state of Ohio, there’s an orchestra, a band, and a choir that is the best. No other ensemble performs with quite the talent that this one does. This prestigious group is called All-State, and according to Orchestra Director Stephanie Jones, the exclusive group looks for exceptional singers and players before bringing them together […]

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National Chinese Honor Society celebrates Chinese New Year

Katie Hibner | Staff Writer It’s out with the snake and in with the horse. January 31 marked the New Year, or “Year of the Horse”, in China, and the National Chinese Honor Society kicked it off with their seventh annual potluck in the small commons. With an estimated 200 people in attendance, senior vice president Brad Chamblin said the […]

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Dance team overcomes obstacles with eyes on the prize

Katie Hibner | Staff Writer Photo contributed by Lanette Szymkowicz  It’s Dance Moms, Mason High School edition. With only a week to re-choreograph three routines due to an injury and one team member’s unexpected move out of the district, the MHS dance team dealt with reality-TV-worthy drama. But they triumphed over it at the Seton Dance Invitational last Saturday, earning second place […]

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Competition cheer team places second in state competition

Abbey Marshall | Staff Writer Photo contributed by Morgan Orlando Two, four, six, eight, Mason Competition Cheer triumphed at state! This weekend, Mason’s Competition Cheer team won second at the Ohio Athletic Conference championship in Columbus. The competition started out with a first-round performance and the top three in Mason’s division moved on to perform for a second time, according […]

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Chess team conquers GMC championship

Katie Hibner | Staff Writer The Mason chess team members were the kings of the GMC for the third year in a row, with an undefeated record at the tournament this Monday. The champion title ended Alan Hodge’s first season as coach, and he said he was blown away by the team’s success. “What this team accomplished is very impressive,” […]

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Ceramics students craft bowls to help feed the hungry

Gina Deaton | Staff Writer Photo contributed by Cari Sheets It’s a new kind of Super Bowl. According to ceramics teacher Karan Witham-Walsh, it’s a bowl that is going to help feed the hungry. “Empty Bowls is a national movement,” Witham-Walsh said. “The idea behind it is that [the students involved] will donate bowls that they make. Then people will […]

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Dance team kicks off season with a jazz

Katie Hibner | Staff Writer Serious injury risks, last-minute choreographing, and first-competition jitters didn’t stop the Mason High School dance team from making a clean sweep at the JAMfest competition in Dayton last Saturday. According to senior Amanda Williams, team members were anxious about the bouncing dance floor which can sometimes cause ankle injuries. “We had to take out the […]

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Hispanic Heritage Festival highlights culture

Fernanda Hurtado | MBC News Reporter and The Chronicle Staff Writer  Senior Angel Tramontin talks about how the festival brings out the culture he grew up with. A taste of Thursday’s Hispanic Heritage Festival. Click on an image below to enlarge and view in slideshow mode…  Photos by Staff Writer Matt Marvar.

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Diversity 5 doesn’t discriminate

Fernanda Hurtado | Staff Writer Sonia Rayka | Staff Writer Opposites attract, according to Julia Marchese, the newest addition to local band Diversity 5, more commonly referred to as D5. The band originally consisted of five male members, but seniors Yomi Nelson, Luke Jones, Jercell Respicio, Logan Peele, and Julia Marchese have expanded D5’s horizons. D5 took home second place […]

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Bhangra dance links to native culture

Katie Hermann | Staff Writer Bhangra dancers rehearse their performance. Gajdi Jawani. Or in English, “Roaring Youth” — the name of a local Punjabi Bhangra dance group made up of 12 performers. Members, including freshmen Anaya Tawde and Nikita Kesav and junior Priyanka Ram, agree that Bhangra dancing is powerful with a driving tempo. “Bhangra is a classical Indian dance,” […]

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Fall Arts Festival exposes art in the area

Sonia Rayka | Staff Writer Artists displayed their pieces at Saturday’s Fall Arts Festival. Over 60 artists in the area gathered on September 21 for the annual Fall Arts Festival hosted by Mason-Deerfield Arts Alliance.  From 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, patrons were welcomed to explore Cottell Park where several vendors offered various pieces of art for sale. According to […]

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Packing tape sculptures

Sheila Raghavendran | Online Editor Meghan Harris | Staff Writer Sculpture and Jewelry teacher Liesa Eichner discusses how her class embraced the opportunity to explore art in different ways. Click on an image below to enlarge and view in slideshow mode…        

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Celebrating Mason’s evolving heritage

Fernanda Hurtado | Staff Writer “Ecstatic.” That is how Mason Mayor David Nichols said he feels about Mason being ranked the seventh best place to live in by CNN’s Money Magazine. “I never in my wildest dreams, coming from Lexington, thought I would be [mayor],” Nichols said. “This wasn’t exactly on a bucket list but it’s been good.” President of […]

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‘Restaurant: Impossible’ highlights Aponte’s Pizzeria

Katie Hibner | Staff Writer Aponte’s Pizzeria was featured on the season finale of “Restaurant: Impossible”.  Tony Aponte, owner of Aponte’s Pizzeria, told celebrity chef Robert Irvine “his taste buds were off.” Irvine declared Aponte the “most stubborn owner” he’s ever met. On the August 25 episode of “Restaurant: Impossible”, Irvine renovated and reformed the local restaurant, and Aponte said […]

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School of Rock Sunshine concert

Sheila Raghavendran | Online Editor A combination of 11 students and over 20 songs rocked the stage at the Sunshine Concert on July 7. Mason School of Rock Owner and General Manager Tim Garry said he estimates that about 150 people attended the concert. The students from Mason School of Rock have been practicing weekly for summer performances, including this […]

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