Red rhythm and boom celebrates Independence Day featuring the fray

Riley Johansen | Staff Writer Mason is celebrating America’s independence with a bang. On July 3, the Mason City Council held its annual Red Rhythm & Boom event featuring  inflatables, games, and face-painting, food trucks, and performances from chart-topping bands Five for Fighting and The Fray. The event began with Cincinnati local and singer/songwriter Mira taking the stage to sing […]

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Kings Island Baseball Invitational 2018

Matthew Smith | Staff Writer July baseball kicked off with the annual Kings Island Invitational from June 28th-July 1st in Mason, Ohio. The tournament was held at multiple venues throughout the city including Mason Sports Park, Fleckenstein Park, and Corwin Nixon Park. The Ohio Nationals baseball organization dominated the tournament across all platforms, as their 9u, 10u, and 12u teams […]

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Cincinnati Reds teach new skills at baseball camp

Lily Geiser | Staff Writer With the help of the Cincinnati Reds, these kids took a swing at playing baseball. This past week, the Cincinnati Reds Baseball Camp took place at Mason High School. In a five day intensive curriculum, kids were able to work with instructors to improve their skills at hitting, pitching, and everything in between. This annual […]

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Camp utilizes art to teach integral life skills

Sophia Johnson | Staff Writer Anyone can master the art of communication. Melodic Connections is a music therapy program that promotes social skills using different forms of art to people of all ages with disabilities. From June 11 through 15, kids ages five to eight participated in The Art of Being Social summer camp hosted by Melodic Connections at Crossroads […]

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Young jump ropers learn new skills at comet skippers camp

Kaelyn Rodrigues | Staff Writer Kids all around Mason jumped at the chance to learn jump rope from the Comet Skippers. This past week the Comet Skippers taught aspiring jump ropers all about their sport. The camp was four days long, going from June 12 to June 15. This year, the camp was held at Montessori Academy of Cincinnati, a […]

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Drama camp allows budding actors to take center stage

Jake Sapp | Staff Writer From singing to improvisation to acting, aspiring performers were able to experience the many opportunities theater offers. From June 11 to June 15, Mason Drama Club students put on a camp to in order for young students to enhance their performance skills.   Click on an image to enlarge and view in slideshow mode. jsapp.chronicle@gmail.com

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Young reporters gain first journalistic experience with J-School

  Click to view the 2018 J-School Journal, a collection of all the J-Schoolers’ written work.    The J-Schoolers discuss the stories they chose to write this week. Evelina Gavoronskaia | Staff Writer From interviewing their peers to writing captivating stories, young reporters got their first taste of journalism this week at the Chronicle J-School. From May 29 through […]

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Baseball team sent off to semifinals

Check out this coverage of the Mason Baseball team as they prepared to depart from Mason High School to Columbus for the Ohio High School Athletic Association State Baseball Championship.   .@MasonHSBaseball fans cheered on the Comets for their state send off this morning. @CoachCBly thanked the fans and talked about their quest for a state title. pic.twitter.com/mFKWYzG601 — Mason […]

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Administration increases school security to ensure safe environment

Ria Parkih | Staff Writer Nathalie Schickendantz | Staff Writer From barricading during drills to staffing entrance doors in the morning, administration is making changes to better ensure student safety. After recent events such as the Parkland shooting, the school has implemented more policies to increase safety within the school. Some policies that have been either revised or installed include […]

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Cooper looks to better the community through conversation

Nathalie Schickendantz | Staff Writer Jonathan Cooper wants to hear from you. The soon to be superintendent has created a program called CommUNITY Conversation as part of his 100 day plan with the board of education. The program is co-designed to tackle problems in the Mason community with leaders and members being present. The topics discussed are generated by the […]

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