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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MHS Choirs rated ‘Superior’ at OMEA’s

Katie Rojas | Staff Writer Mason High School Choirs have done it again.  This past weekend, all three choirs, Honors Concert Choir, Bel Canto, and Women’s Choir, went to the Ohio Music Education Association Large Group Choir Contest and all received Superior rating. Senior Alex Kelsey said that there are specific steps each choir had to go through in order […]

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Photo gallery: Last choir concert of the year

Sam Weaver | Business Manager The year ended in harmony, as the Mason Chorale program hosted their last concert of the year, highlighting their hard work and the senior’s last moments on stage. Una Vocce Choir, Women’s Choir, Bel Canto, and Honors Concert choir performed, with a special recognition for seniors. Seniors sang “Home” by Phillip Phillips, as their senior […]

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New movie rating descriptions require more detail

Ria Shah | Staff Writer Chloe Knue | Associate Editor While The Motion Picture Association of America is finding ways to help parents protect their children from indecent content in theaters; The Federal Communications Commission has a plan in the works to allow more obscenities on television. The MPAA in collaboration with the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), have […]

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Two seniors win National Scholastic Art Silver Medals

Erica Westley | MBC News Reporter MBC News Reporter Erica Westley talks about the Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards.  Sheila Raghavendran | Staff Writer Art created by two Mason High School seniors has received national recognition. A painting by senior Elizabeth Bransford and two ceramics created by senior Brittany Dodson have been awarded National Silver Medals through the Scholastic Art […]

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