23 things you didn’t know about Mason High School

Kris Ogungbemi | Staff Writer It’s nearly impossible to know everything about Mason High School. With over 3,000 students and a vast campus, there are always many things to discover. Below are 23 things you probably didn’t know about Mason High School: 1. 46,000: number of Otis Spunkmeyer Jumbo cookies sold year to date 2. 18,849: number of items in […]

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Students return to their families’ roots across the country

Alyssa Howard | Editor-in-Chief While many at Mason take only a relatively brief car ride to visit relatives, some students must take extensive plane trips to reconnect with family members and hometowns in different parts of the world. Senior Shaista Mallik, who moved to the United States from Dubai at age four, said that her family first revisited Dubai the […]

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Clashing opinions determine water bottle ratings

Janie Simonton | Staff Writer In addition to textbooks and pencils, students and teachers are carrying a new accessory to classes these days: water bottles. Whether it’s for fashion or just to keep hydrated, each Mason High School resident has different feelings about which water bottle reigns supreme in the hierarchy of water bottles.

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Test the compatibility

Rachel Giesel | Staff Writer Janie Simonton | Staff Writer Sites like EHarmony.com, Match.com and FriendFinder.com examin various characteristics to “perfectly” match two people together to create a relationship. The Chronicle decided to test the theory that people can be matched by the qualitites of their personalities by comparing different relationships within Mason High School. Thirty different people in 15 different relationships […]

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Facebook may cause negativity in teenagers

Julia Halpin | Staff Writer Low levels of confidence in teens can be attributed to their usage of Facebook, according to a 2008 University of Georgia study that surveyed 130 Facebook users. The number of Facebook friends and wall posts someone acquires directly relates to how narcissistic they may be.

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Diehard fans forsake loyalty in college decisions

Janica Kaneshiro | Staff Writer Senior Logan Howell said he belongs to the small percentage of students at Mason like him who walk the halls in all their gear from one college, but are going to an entirely different one. Howell said he grew up an intense fan of The University of Cincinnati, but is now debating between attending Indiana […]

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OCD affects students’ daily lives

Ellen Duffer | Staff Writer Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is more serious than most think as they casually use it as an excuse for being organized or picky, according to senior Caitlin Smith, who was diagnosed with OCD last summer. The disorder, affecting up to 1 in 100 children, according to KidsHealth.org, and 2.2 million adults, according to the National […]

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Students travel lengths to experience live music

Kris Ogungbemi | Staff Writer Experiencing live music is not always convenient, but chasing favorite bands to concert settings is a top priority for some students at Mason High School. The end for these students justifies the sometimes extreme means. Ticketmaster, a popular ticket vendor, reported selling “more than 141 million tickets valued at over $8.3 billion on behalf of […]

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Student amass t-shirt collections

Jami Bechard | Staff Writer Mason students are becoming fanatics about buying t-shirts from every school event, class and group, according to the Comet Zone statistics. Mason High School’s Comet Zone has sold over 4,300 shirts so far this year, according to Megan Findley, the Comet Zone’s general manager. Sophomore Taylor Klos said she owns 63 t-shirts that she said […]

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