Students embrace coexisting through creation of interfaith group


Abbey Marshall | Staff Writer Photo by Abbey Marshall Coexist (verb): to exist in a mutual tolerance despite different ideologies or interests. On Thursday, May 22, a group of students with varying religious beliefs gathered together to demonstrate this idea of “coexisting”. The first interfaith group meeting took place: a discussion lead to inform and educate others about the various […]

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Student Government class officer candidates


Sophomore, junior, and senior class officer elections are currently being held on Naviance. See below to learn a little more about the candidates before casting your votes. SENIOR CLASS OFFICER CANDIDATES Connor McCormick GD2GB Hi, my name is Connor McCormick, and I am running to be your Senior Class President for the class of 2015. I have been an active part […]

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Blaze Pizza opens in Mason


Lindsay McCalmont | Staff Writer Photo by Lindsay McCalmont A new pizza place has ignited a flame in Mason. Blaze Pizza, which opened on May 9th, brings a whole new twist to the pizza making business. It’s a “make your own” pizza place where customers can watch as their pizza moves down the assembly line, according to sophomore employee Michael […]

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Splitting the winnings


Ohio schools reap funds from casinos Rashika Jaipuriar | Staff Writer Photo by Pritam Jaipuriar Mason City Schools is getting a piece of the jackpot. Gambling and casinos now indirectly provide some of the latest funds for Ohio’s school districts. “We are not in a position to support school events, PTO fundraisers, youth sports teams or any program where children […]

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Hidden gems


Madison Krell | Photo Editor Mason High School is known for its large size. So it’s no wonder that most students have never been to some of the high school’s “hidden treasures”, and that some don’t even know where they can be found. The Chronicle explored five of “Mason’s mysteries” — do you know where they are hidden? The Radio Room The […]

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Computer freeze

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Booked lab space forces classes to resort to alternatives Sheila Raghavendran | Editor-in-Chief Photo by Madison Krell MHS is experiencing technical difficulties. Due to PARCC testing and Media Center renovations, students vying for time in the labs are facing issues. According to MHS Media Specialist Virginia Robinson, renovations prevented walk-in students from using computers in the Media Center for a […]

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Access denied


Social media limitation sparks debate over restriction inconvenience Monica Brucher | Staff Writer Photo by Madison Krell Blocked out. Administration blocked several streaming sites from the school’s wifi at the beginning of the year, but there’s still discussion about it as the year comes to a close. Assistant Principal William Rice said there’s no need for students to still be […]

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Tech talk


iPads incorporated in support education classrooms to enhance communication Katie Rojas | Staff Writer Photo by Madison Krell Communication is key. For some Mason High School students with special needs, communication is difficult, but thanks to affordable and accessible devices like the iPad, the ability to know the wants and needs of a student who is otherwise unable to communicate […]

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Job insecurity

sexual harassment

Summer workplace harassment becoming prevalent among teens Fernanda Hurtado | Staff Writer Photo art by Gabrielle Stichweh Summer jobs expose teenagers to the real world — and real world problems, like sexual harassment. According to attorney Douglas Linn, sexual harassment is illegal and happens to teenagers in numbers as common or even more common as adults in the workplace. “It […]

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Destination Imagination team places first at state, heading to global competition


Monica Brucher | Staff Writer The Destination Imagination Team after their performance at the regional competition this year Photo contributed by Sam Hodge This is anything but the final destination. Destination Imagination, that is. Junior Sam Hodge believes DI still has some stops to make. “This year at globals, we really want to place again like last year,” Hodge said. The […]

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Holocaust survivor visits MHS and speaks to freshmen

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Abbey Marshall | Staff Writer Photo by Abbey Marshall Hate and prejudice are with us today. These words were spoken by Holocaust survivor Werner Coppel, who is more familiar with hatred and prejudice than most people can fathom. Coppel spoke to a group of Honors World History students on Tuesday, April 29, to share his trials and tribulations of being […]

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PHOTO GALLERY: After Prom 2014


Abbey Marshall | Staff Writer Juniors and seniors were invited to attend After Prom from 1-4am following Prom on Saturday, April 26. Click on an image below to enlarge and view in slideshow mode…

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Comet broadcasters shine at Golden Lion Film Festival


Student broadcasters involved in Mason Broadcasting Crew (MBC) were recognized for their work at The Golden Lion Film Festival held at Ursuline High School on April 5. Photo from Mountain Lion Award Alternative Film Senior Gabe Dubois, Early Spring bass fishing Senior Fernanda Hurtado, Fencing Highlight Video White Lion Award Informational and Educational Video Seniors Gabe Dubois/Javert Valenzula-Barrios, Mason High […]

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breakfast alarm clock

Health impact questioned as fast food breakfast rises in popularity Sheila Raghavendran | Editor-in-Chief Photo by Madison Krell   It’s out with eggs and toast, in with the Egg McMuffin. Increasingly, fast food chains are integrating breakfast into their menus. Companies are battling: White Castle recently previewed its new Belgian waffle sandwiches, Taco Bell revealed its Waffle Taco and A.M. Crunchwrap, and McDonald’s is serving free coffee […]

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Driving digital

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Driver Education courses now available online Monica Brucher | Staff Writer Photo art by Gabrielle Stichweh Students can now click their way to get behind the wheel. The Ohio Department of Public Safety recently approved online driver education classes, but Paul Tlominski from Jack’s Driving School said there are many risks that come with it. “I know there will be some mothers who [take] it for their students,” […]

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Test transformation

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New SAT replaces vocabulary with incorporation of science material Katie Hibner | Staff Writer Photo by Katie Hibner Current SAT vocabulary books are getting torched. The College Board will “abrogate” obscure terms from the college entry exam in spring 2016. This news came too late for freshman Shirley Yang, who said she has studied SAT vocabulary since she was in fourth grade. “[The College Board] has lowered […]

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