Creative distinction

Senior qualifies as finalist for 2015 Overture Awards Juliana Discher | Staff Writer Photo contributed by Katie Hibner Creativity is intelligence having fun. For senior Katie Hibner, who was named a finalist two consecutive years for creative writing at the Overture Awards Scholarship Competition, her intelligence and creativity combination really paid off. The Overture Awards is a program that recognizes, […]

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Super Bowl bound

2008 MHS grad Josh Kline set to play in upcoming Super Bowl Photo courtesy of  the New England Patriots/David Silverman Erin Brush | Managing Editor The Bengals’ championship hopes may have been dashed long ago, but Mason fans have a hometown favorite in this year’s Super Bowl. Josh Kline, a 2008 Mason graduate, will make his first Super Bowl appearance […]

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MHS choirs perform Elegant Holiday

Duncan MacKenzie | Staff Writer It’s beginning to look, and sound, a lot like Christmas. Last Friday and Saturday night, all of Mason High School’s choirs performed in an annual holiday concert called Elegant Holiday. The concert drew large crowds, which struggled to pack into the high school’s large commons. Each choir performed a variety of songs, including a performance […]

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Moving on

Assistant to the Principal retires, has high hopes for Mason City Schools’s future Sheila Raghavendran | Editor-in-Chief Photo by Sheila Raghavendran Assistant to the Principal Bev Redding has been running Mason High School for 35 years. Working as the right-hand woman to nine different principals, Redding said her responsibilities have been to accommodate for anything the principal needs such as […]

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Rosy reward

Marching band places fifth in nation, earns Rose Bowl Parade invitation Gina Deaton | Online Editor Photo contributed by masonbands.com It isn’t always easy working with 300 of your closest friends. William Mason High School’s marching band put the icing on the cake this season with a fifth place finish at Grand Nationals, the highest ranking they have ever received, […]

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Home for the holidays

Comet alum’s composition to be featured at concert Morgan Teska | Staff Writer Photo contributed by Tracey Carson The Honors Concert Choir just received a new gift for the holidays. 2011 Mason High School graduate Tara Traxler won a national composition for emerging composers during her senior year of high school and never looked back. This summer, the Oral Roberts […]

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Ebola epidemic

Local hospital evaluates reality of Ebola scare, takes precautions Gina Deaton | Online Editor Photo by Gina Deaton The Walking Dead: Season 6, The Ebola Epidemic. Ebola hemorrhagic fever, commonly referred to as just Ebola, has been spreading fear across America much faster than the epidemic itself. The seriousness of the virus, although incredibly rare, has prompted Cincinnati hospitals including […]

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Click of a camera

New camera calculator app solves math problems Meghan Pottle | Staff Writer Photo by Photo Editor Madison Krell PhotoMath, a free camera calculator application, might be the solution to students’ problems–mathematically, at least. After being launched on October 20, PhotoMath quickly made its way to the top of the App Store. Designed as an educational tool, the app has the […]

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Never forget

Homeroom class raising funds to build MHS war veterans’ memorial Madison Krell | Staff Writer MBC News Reporter Yash Padhye reports on the Vietman War memorial. Social studies teacher Jerry Schrock and his homeroom are standing up to salute fallen soldiers. Jerry Schrock and his homeroom have already made their mark by starting the kindness campaign back in 2013. This […]

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Little teacher, big impact

Substitute teacher leaves permanent mark on MHS  Rashika Jaipuriar | Associate Editor Photo from The Chronicle archives Student teacher and long-term substitute Jamie Button, known for his outgoing personality and love of teaching, passed away on October 23 at the age of 26. According to Honors World History teacher Ken Whitney, although Button was identified by his stature in the hallways, it […]

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Lending a hand

Mason family pays it forward by building prosthetic hands Sheila Raghavendran | Editor-in-Chief Pictured: Justin Palmer Photo contributed by Renee Palmer Raising a hand in class, giving a high five and lifting a cup have always been simple tasks. But when the Palmer family realized that these motions are not so easy for everyone, they became determined to make a […]

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PHOTO GALLERY: Marching band performance

Erin McElhenny | Staff Writer The Mason High School marching band performed at the Mid-States Band Association (MSBA) Championships on November 8 in their home stadium. They placed first in every category but one, and will compete at Grand Nationals in Indiana next weekend. Click on an image below to enlarge and view in slideshow mode…

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A-Mason Race by NHS raises awareness for PANDAS

Sonia Rayka | Staff Writer The Wise family takes a picture with one of their clues that has information about PANDAS. Photo contributed. For seniors Leah Hall and Sam Hodge, November 1 was nothing short but A-Mason. The first ever “A-Mason Race” scavenger hunt was held this past Saturday citywide. Over 35 teams were given two hours to complete a […]

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SIBS raise outstanding amount of money in annual food drive

Juliana Discher | Staff Writer Mr. Reid and Mr. Kreager pose with their newly dyed pink hair. Photo by Juliana Discher Mason students served up a heaping portion of help through the SIBS club’s annual food drive held from October 20 through October 24. According to SIBS advisor Jeff Schlaeger, the amount of money raised this year is phenomenal compared […]

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‘Miracle Worker’ brought to the spotlight

Erin Brush | Managing Editor The drama club is working miracles. Last Saturday was opening night for this year’s fall play, “The Miracle Worker”, which follows the life of Helen Keller, a blind and deaf little girl. According to lead actress Jessica Cooper, who plays Helen, the story closely follows Helen’s life. “The show is about Helen Keller and her […]

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Girl power

Grant allows senior to share her love of science Jessica Sommerville | Staff Writer Photo by Madison Krell Women are decoding the digital age. Senior Myra Gupta, one of Mason High School’s four recipients of the Aspirations in Computing Award from the National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT), has received a grant to spread her love of computer […]

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